Calendar & Events

All events are FREE unless otherwise noted.

September 3rd- CPR Class

The first Thursday of every month is certification for Heartsaver CPR with AED (Automatic External Defibrillator). It is a two-year certification and the cost is $50.

BLS for Health Care Provider (HCP) is offered the second and third Thursday of the month and is designed for the Healthcare Provider in a workplace setting. It covers basic CPR plus 2 person CPR, use of the AED, use of a Bag-Valve mask, and barrier precautions. Adult, Child & Infant resuscitation are covered and all classes are taught to current American Heart Association Standards. Class requires a written test and skills practical. Remediation, if needed, will occur immediately after the class. Cost is $50 for a 2 year certification.

Classes can be arranged off-site. Contact 847-537-0995 and ask to speak to the CPR Coordinator. On-site classes are held at the fire department headquarters training room at 1051 Highland Grove Drive from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm.

September 9th- ITAC Amplified Phone Event

Communication is vital to maintaining your independence. Have
trouble hearing on the phone? Test the free ITAC amplified phones at
Wheeling Township at 1616 N Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heightson Monday, September 9th, from 10am – 2pm. Free amplified telephones are available to qualified Illinois residents with a hearing loss. Participants MUST make appointments by calling 847-884-0030 in advance; NO walk-ins.

September 10th- Family Caregiver Group

The family caregiver group is open to the public to anyone who is caring for a loved one with dementia. The purpose is to provide strength and support by making connections, sharing experiences and knowledge, and discussing better ways of coping with caregivers who understand and can relate to the hardships and the emotional roller coaster that comes with caring for someone with memory loss. The group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM at Waverly Inn, 515 W Rand Rd, Arlingtong Heights. Call (224) 523-3751 for more information.

September 10th- Medicare Part D Presentation

An informative presentation regarding Medicare Part D will be held at the Wheeling Township, 1616 N Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights. It will be offered twice on the same day at 10:00- 11:30 and again at 1:30- 3:00. Don’t miss this great, informative program. Call 847-259-7730 to reserve your spot.

September 14th- Buffalo Grove Fire Department Open House

The Buffalo Grove Fire Department will host the 24th Annual Open House on Saturday, September 14, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Fire Department Headquarters Station, 109 E. Deerfield Parkway in Buffalo Grove.

Among the many activities at this popular event will be demonstrations of vehicle extrication and a side-by-side sprinkler burn unit. There will also be hands-on fire extinguisher training for adults, and the junior firefighter challenge including a fire pole. There will also be equipment displays, and an appearance by the Flight for Life helicopter. This event will include free hot dogs and chips for all who attend.

September 19 – Senior Medicare Patrol

A presentation on Medicare fraud- how to protect yourself, how to detect it and how to report it. Speakers will be from AgeOptions. This will be held at Wheeling Township, 1616 N Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights from 10 – 11:30 AM. Please call Wheeling Township at 847-259-7730 to reserve your spot.

September 19 – Medicare Open Enrollment presentation

Medicare Open Enrollment begins on October 15th. Are you ready? Do you check all of your options before enrolling? Are you aware of the programs available for eligible seniors? Join us for dinner and a presentation on September 19th at 5:30 PM at Belmont Village, 500 N McHenry, Buffalo Grove. A donation is appreciated but not required. RSVP to Kari Pohar at (847) 740-6708. This program is brought to you through a partnership between the Buffalo Grove Park District, Belmont Village and Catholic Charities Lake County Senior Services.

September 19 – Understand Your Medicare Options

Make the right choice about your Medicare coverage. Benefits adviser Mike Altman reviews how the program works and explains options available to those turning 65 as well as those already covered. This program will take place from 1-2 PM at the Vernon Area Public Library and is free and open to all. Registration is required. Register online at, by telephone at 224-543-1485, or in person at any service desk in the library.

September 24th and 25th- Illinois Triad Conference

Two days of multi-tracked, engaging seminars chosen to appeal to seniors, law enforcement, senior services, fire department and senior advocates.  Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to increase alliances to address senior abuse, victimization, and promote healthy and safe living for seniors.

This event is free to all 60 years or older. A continental breakfast and box lunch are included each day. This year’s conference will be at the Concord Place Banquet & Meeting Center, 401 W Lake St, Northlake IL.

Information regarding presentations, registration and more may be found at

September 25th- Public Safety Breakfast

A fun and engaging monthly meeting with representatives from the Police and Fire Departments.  Presentations on topics of concern to the Buffalo Grove adults are followed by an open discussion. Complimentary bagels and refreshments are provided. Join us at the Buffalo Grove Park District, 530 Bernard Dr, Buffalo Grove from 10:15-11:15.

September 25th- Prepare Your Home to Sell

Make a great first impression with buyers. A Chicagoland home-staging pro explains how to declutter, update, and use professional staging techniques to present your home at its best. Plus, get tips for beginning the downsizing process from Moanna Mower, president of Greater Chicago Chapter International Association of Home Staging Professionals. This program is will be from 7-8 PM at the Vernon Area Public Library and is free and open to all. Registration is required. Register online at , by telephone at 224-543-1485, or in person at any service desk in the library. Reducing clutter can create more space and reduce the probability of dangerous falls, or tripping incidents that lead to a loss of mobility. In other cases,decluttering can be helpful to you if you are experiencing limited mobility allowing for easier movement throughout the home

October 2nd- Coffee with a Cop

Stop by the Dunkin at 245 McHenry from 8 AM- 10 AM to meet with Buffalo Grove police officers and discuss any concerns or questions you may have.

October 21rst- Active Threat (Active Shooter) Presentation

What will you do if you hear gunshots while you are at your doctor’s office, grocery store or place of worship? Officers from the Buffalo Grove Police Department will discuss active shooters and provide guidance on how to recognize threats before they occur, how to react in a manner that may not only save yourself, but the lives of others, and what to expect from law enforcement personnel when they respond. This class is designed to empower everyone, regardless of age or physical limitations, to respond with confidence if you find yourself in such a heinous event. This program will be held at the Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, from 7-8 PM. Register online at, by telephone at 224.543.1485, or in person at any public service desk in the library. It is co-sponsored by the Vernon Area Public Library and Buffalo Grove Park District.