CDS Special Events

CDS organizes members-only special events occasionally to promote social networking and professional development. Events have included watching the Chicago Cubs from a Waveland Avenue rooftop deck or seeing the Chicago Blackhawks from luxury suites, and the CDS Family Picnic. We also host a New Dentists Networking Night each summer.

CDS members are a great source of knowledge and experience. Get together with your colleagues at the next CDS Regional Meeting or your branch's next meeting or social event.

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Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! 

Join your CDS colleagues July 14 for the annual CDS Family Picnic at Brookfield Zoo

Tickets go on sale online only at 9 a.m. Friday, March 1. Ticket sales will end June 28.

Pricing

  • Adult (ages 12 - 64) Food & Beverage: $20  Child (ages 3-11) Food & Beverage: $14
  •   Senior (ages 65 & over) Food & Beverage: $14
  • Child (ages 2 and under) food and beverage: free
  • Ticket limit: 4 per member (considering this is a family event)
  • Ticket includes admission to the zoo, food and parking.
  • Attendees can choose the dolphin show at the time that suits them. A DJ and face painter will be available during the picnic.

The picnic pavilion is available noon – 2 p.m.

The zoo opens at 9:30 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m.


Picnic menu

  • Vegetarian burgers
  • Quarter-pound hamburger and cheeseburger
  • Chicago-style hot dogs with trimmings
  • Country-style fried chicken
  • Garden fresh salad, chef to provide a choice of two dressings on buffet
  • Old fashioned potato salad
  • Vegetarian baked beans
  • Fresh sliced watermelon
  • Ketchup, mustard, and relish
  • Diced onions
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Ice cream novelties
  • Lemonade
  • Assorted fountain drinks