Upcoming Events
Sat., 3/25: Mascoutah AFJROTC's Military Ball (Swansea, IL)
This event is for the IL-20083 Mascoutah AFJROTC's Military Ball.

Sat., 3/25: Library Comic Con (Schaumburg, IL)
Schaumburg Township District Library hosted a very successful Comic Con in 2015 and 2016. It is a celebration of pop culture and comics for people of all ages

Sat., 4/1: Kids Expo 2017 (Schaumburg, IL)
Although this is a 3 day event, we're only participating on Saturday & Sunday

Sun., 4/2: Joliet Museum Lego Mania (Joliet, IL)
The Joliet Area Historical Museum which is where we have part of the big Joliet Library Star Wars Day each year is having their annual LEGO MANIA EVENT and has asked if the 501st and Rebel Legion would like to come out and be part of it with them.

Sat., 4/8: Discover Tinley Expo (Tinley Park, IL)
We did this event last year and we were a HUGE hit.

4/8: Library SW Day (East Peoria, IL)

4/23: Chicago Toy Show (St Charles, IL)

4/28: Visit to Child Life unit of Advocate Children's Hospital (Park Ridge, IL)

4/29: Joliet Museum Scavenger Hunt (Joliet, IL)

5/4: Library MTFBWY SW Day (Cherry Valley, IL)

 
Legion News
Troopers That Go the Extra Parsec
Today, I would like to honor eight 501st Legion members from around the world for their great deeds. In 2016, the 501st Legion set up an endowment with both Make-A-Wish America and Make-A-Wish International - the first endowment to bridge both...

Carrie Fisher 1956 - 2016
The 501st Legion honors actress, author, and Honorary Member, Carrie Fisher. Carrie was a friend and hero to the 501st, sharing her famous wit and charm with our members countless times over the years. Carrie's untimely departure was a blow to the...

"Never Tell Her The Odds"
Kathlyn Chassey is a 24-year-old Star Wars fan battling Cystic Fibrosis, a life-threatening lung disease. Her condition has progressed to the point where she will not survive without a lung transplant. After being initially denied her life-saving...

A Fine Start
If you?re reading this, we probably owe you a lot of thanks. Over the past six weeks we have promoted our first public t-shirt sale in support of Make-A-Wish, and we have been continually shocked, humbled, and overwhelmed with the show of support...

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. https://i.imgur.com/WtU0k7p.png Amy has far exceeded expectations in her...

 
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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