Upcoming Events
Sat., 10/1: Joliet Family Fun Fest (Joliet, IL)
This event happens every year and they called us again wanting the Midwest Garrison to suit up for the children of Joliet.

Sat., 10/1: Down Syndrome Buddy Walk (Urbana, IL)
Follow the link for more information

Sat., 10/1: HOIDSA's 9th Annual Buddy Walk (East Peoria, IL)
Annual walk for Down Syndrome awareness

Sat., 10/1: Walk for children with Apraxia of Speech (Westmont, IL)
It's a walk to raise money for both the local and national organizations who support children and families dealing with childhood apraxia of speech.

Sun., 10/2: Best 5K EVUH (Bolingbrook, IL)
This will be our fourth time doing this.

10/6: Lincoln and Shute School Reading Night (East Peoria, IL)

10/7: Howl-Zoo-Ween (Peoria, IL)

10/9: Chicagoland Buddywalk (Bolingbrook, IL)

10/10: Star Wars Reads Day (South Elgin, IL)

10/15: Library Star Wars Reads Day (Bethalto, IL)

 
Legion News
501st Make-A-Wish T-Shirt Fundraiser Begins
The 501st is breaking new ground to support the 501st Legion Make-A?Wish Endowment Fund. To raise funds for Make-A-Wish, we have opened our t-shirt sales to the public for the first time. Now you can show your support for Make-A-Wish by buying your...

Introducing The 501st Legion Make-A-Wish Endowment Fund
The 501st Legion announces today our commitment to a first-of-its kind international endowment in a unique partnership with Make?A?Wish: The 501st Legion Make-A?Wish Endowment Fund. This endowment fund intends to empower Make-A-Wish to grant...

Walk This Way
A newly-formed 501st Legion squad has been deployed in the Louisville, KY area just in time for this weekend?s FandomFest . Derby City Squad has hit the ground running on their debut event and rolled out a completed AT-ST walker, affectionately...

A Busy Weekend
-- Incoming Transmission from 501st Legion New England Garrison: Wow! Talk about a busy weekend! The New England Garrison, which represents the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island is coming off what may have been...

When a child's wish is something incredible
Members of the 501st Midwest Garrison Garrison responded to a call for help from Make-A-Wish Illinois to help grant brave young William his greatest wish: To become a Jedi and defeat Darth Vader. Joining forces with the Rebel Legion's Nar Shaddaa...

February 2016 Trooper of the Month
The 501st Legion extends its heartfelt congratulations and thanks to our February 2016 Trooper of the Month winner: Amy E Higgs -- BH 42297 of Garrison Corellia. http://i.imgur.com/WtU0k7p.png Amy has far exceeded expectations in her...

May the Fourth be with you, and may this news delight you
We would like to wish a happy Star Wars Day to all of our members and fans. For years now May 4th has been the date where fans worldwide celebrate Star Wars, and today we have an additional reason to celebrate....

Blast-a-Trooper, Save-a-Child
This week members of 501st Legion Garrison Titan presented Seattle Children's Hospital with a check for $20,000 in charity donations, raised during a wildly successful Blast-a-Trooper event at Emerald City Comicon. Garrison Titan's membership have...

January 2016 Trooper of the Month
The 501st Legion extends its heartfelt congratulations to our January 2016 Trooper of the Month winner: Kevin Chamberlain, SL-4035 of Redback Garrison. http://i.imgur.com/HQQhn3B.jpg?1 Recently standing down as GCO of Redback Garrison...

You can be a Force For Change
We are pleased to announce an unprecedented partnership between the 501st Legion, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Lucasfilm?s Force For Change program. In the days leading to Star Wars Day on May 4th, Lucasfilm will match charitable donations made...

 
Neighboring Units
Wisconsin Garrison
Wisconsin

Bloodfin Garrison
Indiana

Midsouth Garrison
Kentucky & Tennessee

Central Garrison
N. Dakota, S. Dakota, Minnesota, & Iowa

70th Explorers Garrison
Kansas & Missouri

Northern Darkness Garrison
Northern 22 counties of Indiana

Nar Shadaa Base
Rebel Legion - Wisconsin & Illinois

 
Event Calendar
NOTE:
  • An event only appears on the calendar below once it has been confirmed and all details set. Days that appear to be free below may already have events in the planning stages under way.
  • At least a month's advanced notice is appreciated for event planning. As a reminder, we are not professional entertainers or actors and all of our activities are done on a volunteer basis only.
  • Even with a free day and sufficient advanced notice, we cannot guarantee availability for events, again due to the fact that we are all volunteers who do this in our spare time.
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Events for May 5, 2012

Free Comic Book Day Frankfort :: Frankfort, IL

Join the MWG at AF Books for Free Comic Book Day
Star Wars Day at Miller Park Zoo :: Bloomington, IL

It's an afternoon of family fun with Star Wars attire encouraged. See special animal enrichment activities with the sci-fi theme.
Slackers CDs & Games-Free Comic Book Day :: Alton, IL

Our presence has been requested again to make an appearance at Slackers on Free Comic Book Day
Free Comic Book Day :: Portage, IN

For the 6th year in a row Sparky, of Lightspeed Hobbies, has invited the MWG to come out for Free Comic Book Day.
Free Comic Book Day :: Champaign, IL

Join the MWG at G-Mart for Free Comic Book Day
Free Comic Book Day :: Grayslake, IL

Join the MWG at Free Comic Book Day at Jay's Comics
Transplant Send Off :: Arlington Heights, IL

Top Secret
Free Comic Book Day at Twilight Comics :: Shiloh, IL

The MWG, who have attended the last four years, have been requested to make an appearance at Twilight Comics
Free Comic Book Day at Comic Quest :: Evansville, IN

Join the MWG and the Bloodfin Garrison as they attend FCBD at Comic Quest
Coal City Library :: Coal City, IL

The library is hoping to have like a star wars jeopardy that the attendees and characters can play
No Mo Chemo Celebration :: Hudson, IL

Top Secret
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