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Club 50

Our regular schedule and Club 50 membership has resumed.  Visit the Alcott Center front desk to register.  For more information, contact at Allison Oberst at 847.850.2146. or allison@bgparks.org.

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 current program guide.


Governor Pritzker has mandated that face coverings must be worn inside all buildings, regardless of vaccination status. Therefore, until further notice, everyone is required to wear a face-covering while inside the Alcott Center.

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.

Additional Program Information

Please see the fall program guide for a complete list of program offerings.

Musical Mondays
2 - 3 pm
Alcott Center
September 13 - Chicago Ed - Tribute to the Legends
September 27 - Randy Walker - 60s Surf
October 18 - Sandi Haynes
November 8 - Maureen Christine - A Patriotic Tribute to America


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.

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

Indian Trails Library (program currently on hold)
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 allison@bgparks.org.