Club 50

Due to the pandemic, all Club 50 programs have been canceled until further notice.

For Club 50 Members Only

New players are always welcome! Please stop by and join the fun.

Open Play - Tuesday at 11:45 am

Bridge - For experienced players, lessons are not given.
              Monday and Wednesday at 12 pm
              1st and 3rd Tuesday at 6:30 pm

Canasta - Monday at 11 am and Friday at 11:30 am

Texas Hold 'em - Monday and Friday at 10 am

Poker - Tuesday and Friday at 12 pm

Bunco Buddies - Tuesday at 11:30 am

SAGES - 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 9:30 am

Bingo - Wednesday at 12 pm

Pinochle - Wednesday at 11 am

Mah Jong - Thursday at 11:30 am - For fast paced experienced players.  See the adult general section for information on beginning Mah Jongg classes.

Knitting - Crafty Ladies - Friday at 9 am

Indian Trails Library - A librarian from the Indian Trails Library comes to the Alcott Center Wednesday from 11:30 am - 12:15 pm.

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. Wednesday only, 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, Betty Schneider.

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. This group meets on Fridays from 9:15 - 11 am. 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 on the third Thursday of each month at the Alcott Center at 10:15 am. Registration is required.

Bunco Buddies
If you would like to learn how to play Bunco, or you are an experienced player, please join our group that meets every Tuesday at 11:30 am.

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


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