Adults 50+ Programs

Stay active, make new friends and learn new things at our Adult Activity Center.
The Adult Activity Center in the Rakow Center hosts programs, special events, trips, weekly drop-in activities, arts and crafts, and services designed for adults 50 years and older.

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Pancake Breakfast & Bingo 29522

Join us for breakfast and enjoy good food and fellowship in a friendly atmosphere. Breakfast includes two pancakes, two sausages, fruit and orange juice. Remember to bring your pennies for BINGO!

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Pancake Breakfast & Bingo
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign Up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$3 / $8
9:00-11:00am

Cubs Game 39507

Join us at Wrigley Field for Chicago Cubs vs. Detroit Tigers. Cost includes a ticket to the game and transportation only. No meal is included. There is a moderate amount of walking with this trip and stairs to get to our seats located in Section 225 rows 17-19. Tickets will only be available via the MLB Ballpark app. You will need it to have the app downloaded on your phone. There will not be any printed tickets.

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Cubs Game
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign up Date
Fees (R/NR)
10:00-6:00pm

Sox Game 39511

Join us at Guaranteed Rate Field for a great day of baseball and Bingo for the Sox vs. Royals game. The fee includes transportation, a ticket to the game in Section 116 Rows 32-37, a buffet lunch and Bingo. Lunch consists of fried chicken, Cajun chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, ribs, various salads, unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks while on the patio. There is a moderate amount of walking on this trip. Tickets will only be available via the MLB Ballpark app. You will need to have the app downloaded on your phone. There will not be any printed tickets available.

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Sox Game
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$107 / $115
10:00-5:45pm
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Sox Game
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$107 / $115
10:00-5:45pm

Indoor Picnic 39519

Jeff Dewbray never disappoints with entertaining us. He always makes our parties so much fun! Lunch is a hot dog with all the fixings, potato salad, baked beans, watermelon and sherbert for dessert. This lunch is a bigger than normal lunch, and the cost is a little more. There will not be a business meeting at this party. The last day to sign up is Wednesday July 3rd.

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Indoor Picnic
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign Up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$11 / $16
11:00-2:00pm

Walking Club 29539

Put on those walking shoes and join us as we explore local spots. This will be a May-October club. We will meet at the Adult Activities Center at 7:30am. so we can leave by 8:00am with transportation being provided by Park District vans. Please bring a water bottle for these hikes. We will walk rain or shine; however, if it does rain, we will find a place inside to walk. On October 7, we will meet at 9:30am, leave the AAC at 10:00am for our walk. Afterwards, we will be having lunch together as a celebration for completing the program. The walking club dates are: 5/20 6/10, 7/8, 8/12, 9/16 and 10/7/2024.

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Walking Club
Rakow Center
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Fees (R/NR)
$35 / $35
7:30-10:00am

MONTHLY PARTIES 59600

KENTUCKY DERBY It is that time of year again. Let us get those bets in and those horses racing. We will have a fancy hat and overall ensemble contest with prizes before the races begin. You cannot beat fun at the AAC racetrack. Lunch will be chicken salad on a croissant, chips, and a cookie. The last day to sign up will be Wednesday May 1.

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May Monthly Party
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign Up Dates
Fees (R/NR)
$14 / $9
11:30-2:00pm
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June Monthly Party
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign Up Dates
Fees (R/NR)
$14 / $9
11:30-2:00pm

Navy Pier and Tall Ship Windy 29553

Join us for a day of sightseeing at Navy Pier Chicago. Enjoy a leisurely lunch on your own; some shopping and free time. You can see the city from the Navy Pier Centennial Wheel while we are there, if you can handle it! Tickets would need to be purchased on your own. We will meet at the dock of Tall Ship Windy at 3:00 pm and enjoy a 90-minute, narrated, interactive sail on Lake Michigan. Afterwards, we will depart for home with great memories of pirates and our maritime adventures! Palatine will be joining us.

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Navy Pier and Tall Ship Windy
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$106 / $98
9:30-6:00pm

Polish Heritage Neighborhood Tour 29555

We will begin our day visiting the Polish Museum of America, followed by lunch at a Polish restaurant. Our day ends at a Polish Church. Palatine will be joining us.

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Polish Heritage Neighborhood Tour
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign Up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$118 / $110
8:30-4:00pm

Rocky 49583

Entering the ring as a hard-hitting yet tender musical adaptation! Rocky Balboa is a small-time Philadelphia boxer who is chosen to take on the reigning world heavyweight champion, Apollo Creed, when the undefeated fighter's scheduled opponent is injured. As he diligently trains for the fight, Rocky begins a relationship with Adrian, a wallflower who is tired of being pushed around by her brother. As their love grows, Rocky and Adrian each find their inner strength and bring out the best in each other. With equal parts grit and heart, ROCKY is about the triumph of spirit, strength, and love. Meal choices include Beef Short Rib, Stuffed Supreme Chicken, Grilled Shrimp or Vegetarian. Coffee, tea, and milk are included. Palatine will be joining us.

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Rocky
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign Up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$143 / $135
9:00-6:00pm

Beehive: The 60's Musical 39561

BEEHIVE: The 60's Musical celebrates the powerful female voices of the 1960’s with such timeless hits as “My Boyfriend’s Back,” “Be My Baby,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” and “Me and Bobby McGee.” Told from the perspective of six young women who come of age in this enigmatic decade, BEEHIVE takes us from their first Beehive Dance to the challenges we faced as a nation. Lunch at Dover Straits includes your choice of New York Strip Steak, Atlantic Salmon Filet, Breast of Chicken Marsala or Jumbo French Fried Shrimp. Palatine will be joining us.

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Beehive: The 60's Musical
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign Up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$118 / $110
9:45-5:30pm

East Troy Railway Museum Train Ride and Lunch 29559

Join us for a trip to the East Troy Railway Museum for a train ride through the beautiful buds in Spring. This train ride will include a meatloaf lunch on the train. We will be stopping at the Elegant Farmer, an upscale shopping experience, which has a deli, bakery, and unique farm products. There is a moderate amount of walking on this trip.

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East Troy Railway Museum Train Ride and Lunch
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign Up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$123 / $115
9:30-3:30pm

Piano Man A Tribute to Elton John & Billy Joel 39565

Enjoy a delicious home-cooked buffet lunch in the historic log cabin inspired White Pines Dinner Theatre, built by the Civilian Conservation Corp. It’s located inside the beautiful White Pines State Park. After your meal, sit back and enjoy the show! Brian Harris will transport you to the magic of Elton John and Billy Joel, playing music spanning the icon’s entire careers. With spot-on vocals, wild costumes, endless energy and piano playing that will leave you speechless!

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Piano Man A Tribute to Elton John & Billy Joel
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign Up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$122 / $114
10:00-5:00pm

Little Bit Country, Little Bit Rock n' Roll 39566

Enjoy a delicious home-cooked buffet lunch in the historic log cabin inspired White Pines Dinner Theatre, built by the Civilian Conservation Corp. It is located inside the beautiful White Pines State Park. After your meal, sit back and enjoy the show! Helen Russell & Company, voted “Best Small Band Variety Show” four years in a row will entertain you with great vocals, scalding piano, hot licks on the banjo and a jumpin’ bass guitar with a variety of live Country, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Gospel and Classic Rock music of the 50’s to the 80’s, plus a tribute to our Veterans!

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Little Bit Country, Little Bit Rock n' Roll
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign Up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$116 / $108
10:00-5:00pm