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For Members Only
New players are always welcome! Please stop by and join the fun.
- Bridge - (For experienced players, lessons are not given) Monday and Wednesday at 12 pm
- Hand & Foot (A form of Canasta) - Monday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. (New players always welcome)
- Bunco - Bunco Buddies Tuesday at 11 am
- Bingo - Wednesday at 12 pm
- Texas Hold 'em - Monday and Friday at 12 pm
- Pinochle - Wednesday at 11 am
- Poker - Tuesday and Friday at 12 pm
- Indian Trails Library - A librarian from the Indian Trails Library comes to the Alcott Center Wednesday at 11:30 am
- Drop In Mah Jong - 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 12 pm Numbers will be picked to assign tables. Bring a Mah Jong set.
- Mah Jong - Thursday at 12 pm
- Left-Right-Center - 1st and 3rd Thursday at 1 pm
- Knitting-Crafty Ladies - Friday at 9:15 am
Become A Member
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 Seniors, a program for adults age 55 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. You will also receive a newsletter published 4 times per year, which will keep you informed of all upcoming happenings. 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.
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) 850-2117.
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.
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.