Club 50

For the summer, there is no membership fee for indoor cards and programs. There is a limited card schedule for the summer, we will resume our regular schedule and membership again in September 2021.  For more information, contact at Allison Oberst at 847.850.2146. or

There are some programs running virtually including SAGES, Current Events, as well as a wide variety of other programs that may pique your interest. For details, dates, and times, view the summer program guide.

Summer Indoor Program Schedule

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

We ask players to wash their hands when entering the room and no eating is permitted while playing games. Please bring your own water bottle and sweater, if you tend to feel cool.

Texas Hold’em
10 am - 3:30 pm

10 am - 12:30 pm

1 - 3:30 pm

Bingo (inside in room 7)
12 - 2:30 pm
*lunches will resume in September

11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Mah Jongg
11:30 am - 3 pm

9 - 11:30 am

10 am - 12:30 pm

1 - 3:30 pm

1 - 3:30 pm

Additional In-Person Programs

Please see the summer program guide for additional information on these programs.

Musical Mondays
12 - 1 pm
Outside at the Alcott Center
July 26 - Sandi Haynes
August 9 - Dennis Koppo (Rat Pack, Elvis, Johnny Cash, etc.)
August 23 - Heather Braoudakis (American Bandstand)

Mindful Coloring
Monday, July 19, August 2, August 16
2 - 3 pm
Alcott Center

Public Safety Breakfast
Monday, July 26 and August 30
10:15 - 11:15 am
Alcott Center

LifeLine Screening
Tuesday, August 24
Appointments begin at 9 am (contact Lifeline Screening to make an appointment)
Alcott Center

Rules of the Road Review Class
Friday, August 27
10 am - 12 pm
Alcott Center

Secretary of State Jesse White’s Mobile Driver Services
Friday, August 27
10 am - 2 pm
Alcott Center

For Club 50 Members Only

Activities Included in Membership:

Knitting & Crocheting
Mah Jong
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.

Beginning September 1, 2021 - April 30, 2022 membership will resume at a prorated rate, listed below:

Resident Membership Fee: $15
Nonresident Membership Fee: $20
All memberships expire every year on April 30, and a new year will begin May 1.

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 for contractual programs and trips. This will be indicated throughout the seasonal 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 sent 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 or