Adult Activites Center

Address

Rakow Center
665 Barrington Ave.
Carpentersville, IL 60110

Phone & Email

847-551-4307
mstallings@dtpd.org

Hours

Open year-round
Monday – Friday from 8:00 am-3:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

For holiday closures see below.

Join the 50+ Social Club

Everyone age 50 and older are welcome to join. Stay active and make some new friends. There is a variety of activities to choose from every day. In addition, members receive our bi-monthly newsletter as well as discounts.

Members receive an $8 discount on day trips and a $5 discount on programs. 


50+ CLUB REGISTRATION FORM (2024)

50+ Membership for 2024 Dues Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Dues Jan. 1 and After
Current Member $22 $25
New Member - Resident $22 $25
New Member - Nonresident $25 $28

Holiday Closings

  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year's Eve
  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day

Amenities

  • Billiards
  • Craft Room
  • Indoor Track (inside the gym of the Rakow Center)
  • Medical Equipment Lending Closet

Free Activities

  • Book Club
  • Bunco
  • Cards (Bridge, Canasta, Euchre, Cribbage, Pinochle)
  • LRC
  • Mahjong
  • Wii

Day Trips

Take a trip with the Dundee Township Park District and meet some new friends along the way! Adults 50+ years are invited to enjoy trips together, including new experiences, special events, restaurants, persformances, and some overnight trips to exciting locations. We often explore the city of Chicago, suburban areas, and even nearby states. Call for a list of upcoming trips.

Day Trip Refund Policy

Because we must finalize full payment six weeks prior to our event, the following procedures are always in place: If you must cancel your day trip, we will do our best to find a replacement. When a replacement is found, our Park District will issue a full refund. If we do not find a replacement, we are unable to refund your money. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

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

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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Waitlist
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

Kenny & Dolly 29556

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! Dave Karl & Wendy T are together once again at the Pines to recreate the incredible songs and the onstage playfulness of Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton’s “Real Love” tour. This tribute act has it all…the songs, the mannerisms, the vocals, the professionalism and of course, the charm, the magic and the on-stage playfulness of Kenny and Dolly. Palatine will be joining us.

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Kenny & Dolly
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign Up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$116 / $108
10:00-5:00pm

Sondheim Tribute Review 29557

Stephen Sondheim is widely acknowledged as the most innovative, most influential, and most important composer and lyricist in modern Broadway history. For more than 50 years, he set an unsurpassed standard of brilliance and artistic integrity in musical theatre. In the tradition of Theo’s acclaimed cabaret revues, and with special permission from Music Theatre International, Artistic Director Fred Anzevino will helm a one-of-a-kind tribute afternoon in a lovely, intimate space - created especially for their audiences - this production will never be seen again anywhere else! Lunch will be on your own at the Peckish Pig Gastropub. Transportation by Park District Vans.

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Sondheim Tribute Review
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign Up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$58 / $50
11:00-5:00pm

A Day in St. Charles 39564

We will be heading to St. Charles, where you can walk the downtown area and have lunch, which will be on your own. After a friendly game of mini golf with your friends, we will board the St. Charles Paddlewheel boat for an enjoyable ride on the Fox River. Transportation is provided by Park District vans.

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A Day in St. Charles
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign Up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$25 / $33
11:00-4:45pm

Special Monthly Events & Classes

  • Art Classes
  • Bingo & Lunch
  • Guest Speakers
  • Movies
  • Themed Parties
  • Workshops

Public Services by Appointment

  • Podiatrist
  • Attorney
  • Senior Services

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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#39507-00
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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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#39511-00
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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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#39511-01
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Sox Game
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$107 / $115
10:00-5:45pm

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
Registration Age / Sign up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$35 / $35
7:30-10:00am

MONTHLY PARTIES 59600

WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN PARTY Whether celebrating St. Joseph or St. Patrick, Candy Kresmery will be entertaining us with her beautiful music. Lunch will be corned beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, rye bread and butter. The last day to sign up is Wednesday March 6.

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#59600-03
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March Monthly Party
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign Up Dates
Fees (R/NR)
$16 / $11
11:30-2:00pm
#59600-04
Available
April Monthly Party
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign Up Dates
Fees (R/NR)
$14 / $9
11:30-2:00pm
#59600-05
Available
May 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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#29553-00
Waitlist
Navy Pier and Tall Ship Windy
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$106 / $98
9:30-6:00pm

Container Gardening Class 29554

Join us in creating a perfect summer container garden for your patio or indoor room with full sun, using basic principles that you can apply to any season. You are welcome to bring gardening gloves, but we will provide nitrile disposable gloves and all other materials are included. Julie from our Parks Department will be the instructor.

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Container Gardening Class
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$35 / $30
10:00-11:30am

Dueling Pianos 19556

Peter and Tom have been here before and they are back by popular demand performing on our stage. Join us at the Adult Activities Center for a fun time you do not want to miss! Lunch will be a salad, lasagna and garlic bread. The show is an hour and a half long. The last day to sign up is March 18.

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Dueling Pianos
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign Up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$30 / $25
11:00-3:00pm

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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#29555-00
Available
Polish Heritage Neighborhood Tour
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign Up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$118 / $110
8:30-4:00pm

Kenny & Dolly 29556

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! Dave Karl & Wendy T are together once again at the Pines to recreate the incredible songs and the onstage playfulness of Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton’s “Real Love” tour. This tribute act has it all…the songs, the mannerisms, the vocals, the professionalism and of course, the charm, the magic and the on-stage playfulness of Kenny and Dolly. Palatine will be joining us.

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#29556-00
Waitlist
Kenny & Dolly
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign Up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$116 / $108
10:00-5:00pm

Sondheim Tribute Review 29557

Stephen Sondheim is widely acknowledged as the most innovative, most influential, and most important composer and lyricist in modern Broadway history. For more than 50 years, he set an unsurpassed standard of brilliance and artistic integrity in musical theatre. In the tradition of Theo’s acclaimed cabaret revues, and with special permission from Music Theatre International, Artistic Director Fred Anzevino will helm a one-of-a-kind tribute afternoon in a lovely, intimate space - created especially for their audiences - this production will never be seen again anywhere else! Lunch will be on your own at the Peckish Pig Gastropub. Transportation by Park District Vans.

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#29557-00
Available
Sondheim Tribute Review
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign Up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$58 / $50
11:00-5:00pm

A Day in St. Charles 39564

We will be heading to St. Charles, where you can walk the downtown area and have lunch, which will be on your own. After a friendly game of mini golf with your friends, we will board the St. Charles Paddlewheel boat for an enjoyable ride on the Fox River. Transportation is provided by Park District vans.

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#39564-00
Almost Full
A Day in St. Charles
Rakow Center
Registration Age / Sign Up Date
Fees (R/NR)
$25 / $33
11:00-4:45pm

Your membership helps our Adult Activities Center provide:

  • Bi-monthly Newsletter mailed to you
  • Health Clinics
  • AARP Driver Safety Programs
  • Rules of the Road Refresher Classes
  • Appointments with Senior Services
  • Free Legal Consultation
  • Quilting & Art Classes
  • Book & Video Libraries
  • Billiards
  • Wii Tournaments
  • Card, Dice & Board Games
  • Special Interest Community Programs
  • Speakers & Presentations
  • Bingo 1st & 3rd Friday of each month
  • Pancake Breakfasts
  • Special Events
  • Seasonal Programs
  • Theme Parties
  • Movies & Activities
  •  Trips
  • Theater & Show Productions
  • Bags

All of the above included in your 2023 membership could be subject to change due to Covid-19.

Adult Activities Center Guidelines

The Dundee Township Park District Adult Activities Center endorses and supports a safe, fun, positive, and enriching environment where seniors, age 50 and over, are able to relax, socialize, and participate in recreation activities. Staff and patrons have the responsibility to conduct themselves in a manner that supports this goal.

The nature of this facility is a drop in center with both scheduled and self-directed activities. Our hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8:00 am-3:30 pm.

The following are the Dundee Township Park District Adult Activities Center guidelines while attending activities at the Adult Activities Center:

  1. The Dundee Township Park District Adult Activities Center staff is on site to provide general supervision and a welcoming environment to all patrons.
  2. Respectful and appropriate behavior is expected at all times when interacting with other patrons and staff.
  3. We encourage all patrons to carry current contact information in case of an emergency.
  4. All patrons are expected to be able to participate in any Dundee Township Park District activities on their own.
  5. Once scheduled activities begin, those arriving late may not be able to participate. All scheduled activities and times are listed in the Adult Activities Center newsletter.
  6. The Adult Activities Center does not provide supplies for all activities. Please come prepared with supplies.
  7. The Dundee Township Park District does not provide personal care to patrons in their progrmas.
  8. Seniors with caregivers are welcome to participate in Dundee Township Park District Adult Activities Center activities. Caregivers are expected to assist and participate in the program with the participating patron.

If the above guidelines are not followed, the Dundee Township Park District will initiate procedures based upon its patrons behavior and discipline policy.


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