Club 50

Due to the pandemic, Club 50 membership and in-person indoor programs are still on hold. For other adult programs that are running, please click this link.


Some of the programs running virtually are SAGES, weekly discussion meetings, Bingo, and Current Events, as well as a wide variety of other programs that may peak your interest. For details, dates and times, click this link. To receive updates on weekly program offerings, please contact Allison Oberst at or 847.850.2146.

Summertime Outdoor In-Person Programs For All
Beginning June 8 through August 27, we are hosting a variety of outdoor weekly and bi-weekly programs including:

Musical Mondays
Picnic in the Park
Bingo & A Picnic
Mindful Coloring

In addition to this list, we are also looking forward to bringing back the Public Safety Breakfast program, Rules of the Road course, the Secretary of State Mobile Unit, and Life Line Screening to the Alcott Center.

See the summer program guide for more details, dates, times and information. We hope you can join us for these outdoor programs and social opportunities this summer. In the event of inclement weather occurring during the program timeframe, the program scheduled will be canceled for that day.


For Club 50 Members Only

A set schedule will be determined and updates will be posted here when activities resume in-person indoors.

New players are always welcome to stop by, learn, and join the fun.

Activities Included in Membership:
Knitting & Crocheting
Mah Jong
SAGES- discussion group
Texas Hold’em

Senior Event

Become A Member of Club 50

Wondering What To Do For Fun? Want a place to socialize with active, exciting people your own age?

Become a part of the Buffalo Grove Park District's Club 50, a program for adults age 50 and over. Trips, lectures, services, refreshments and planned activities are all part of the excitement that awaits you.

Resident Membership Fee: $20
Nonresident Membership Fee: $25
All memberships expire every year on December 31.

Benefits Of Becoming A Member
This membership entitles you to discounted member rates for many of your trips and programs, and enables you to participate in our many free lectures, lunches, parties and drop in programs. Be the first to find out what there is to do and avoid being placed on waiting lists. Membership is not required to enroll in classes or to make use of services that are offered. Resident/Nonresident fees will apply.

20% Discount
Residents age 62 and over, are entitled to a 20% discount on recreation opportunities through the Park District, except contractual programs and trips. This will be indicated throughout the seasonl program guides. The graphic symbol with the letter "S" indicates the 20% discounted fee. This will help you identify the programs that will entitle you to an additional discount. Classes offered in the senior section already are discounted. Prices are as stated.

Wheeling Township - Offers bus service for Wheeling Township residents Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. Call 847.259.7743 between 9 am and 1:30 pm to make a reservation. Reservations should be made 2 days before the travel date.

Vernon Township - Offers bus service for Vernon Township residents Monday through Friday - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Call 847.634.4600 for reservations. The bus service commutes within Lake County only, except on Wednesdays, the Vernon Township bus will bring you to the Alcott Center so you will be able to participate in the activities. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

Taxi Service
- The Village of Buffalo Grove has negotiated a discounted fee for seniors. For more information on this program please call the Village at 847.459.2500. Forms are available at the Alcott Office.

Good & Welfare
Have a card sent from our Senior Advisory Council Board. Cards can be send for any occasion, get well, congratulations, sympathy, etc. If there is a member you would like to send a card to, please tell our Good and Welfare Chairperson.

The Crafty Ladies - Knitting & Crocheting
The Crafty Ladies are a great group, helping others while having fun. Hand made knitted and crocheted items are wanted by many. All items the Crafty Ladies make are donated to worthy causes. They have yarn and patterns, but can use a few more helping hands. Please stop by and see all the beautiful items they make. If you have yarn you would like to donate, please call 847.850.2146.

Crafty ladies

Current Events
Join Rabbi James Gordon, Director of Pastoral Services at the Claremont Rehab and Living Center. This group will meet once a month at the Alcott Center. Registration is required.

Senior Adults Growing & Exploring (SAGES)
Click this link for more information on SAGES.

Indian Trails Library 
A librarian from the library comes to the Alcott Center once a week with a selection of books and movies to browse and check-out with a library card.  

For more information on Club 50, contact Allison Oberst at 847.850.2146.