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  • Buffalo Grove moves Night Out back to Willow Stream Park Jul 23, 2014 4:41 PM
    Buffalo Grove is moving its annual National Night Out back to Willow Stream Park this year, scrapping earlier plans to hold the Aug. 5 event at Mike Rylko Community Park. The Night Out will feature free food, live music, a business expo, games and attractions for children, and interactive displays by the Buffalo Grove Police and Fire departments.

     
  • “Shrek, The Musical” now playing in Buffalo Grove Jul 17, 2014 4:36 PM
    The Buffalo Grove Park District’s theater company, Big Deal Productions, will perform its summer musical, “Shrek The Musical,” this weekend and next as the opening show in the new state-of-the-art theater inside the Buffalo Grove Community Arts Center.

     
  • Buffalo Grove clears way for golf dome update Jul 13, 2014 4:27 PM
    The Buffalo Grove village board has approved an ordinance amending the special-use permit allowing the park district to operate its golf dome. The move will enable the park district to upgrade the Golf and Sports Center, 801 McHenry Road.

     
  • Buffalo Grove Park District Raupp Museum receives state grant Jun 23, 2014 3:54 PM
    Governor Pat Quinn announced last Saturday that the Buffalo Grove Park District’s Raupp Museum will be receiving a $51,000 grant from the Illinois Public Museums Capital Grant Program. The money will be used to add a gas station and a 1937 Ford truck to the Raupp Museum’s Crossroads Gallery.

     
  • Raupp Museum in Buffalo Grove receives state grant Jun 19, 2014 12:35 PM
    The Buffalo Grove Park District’s Raupp Museum will be receiving a $51,000 grant from the Illinois Public Museums Capital Grant Program. The money will be used to add a gas station and a 1937 Ford truck to the museum’s Crossroads Gallery. The museum was one of two in Lake County and 47 statewide to receive the grants.

     
  • Renovations coming for Buffalo Grove golf dome Jun 19, 2014 4:20 PM
    The Buffalo Grove Park District’s golf dome is due for a makeover, including a new heating system and replacement of the exterior dome material. To allow that to happen, Buffalo Grove village board members said this week they would draft an ordinance extending the site’s special use permit. Trustees stopped short, however, of granting the park district’s request to grant the dome permanent status.

     
  • Buffalo Grove Green Fair coming Sunday Jun 18, 2014 5:06 PM
    The third annual Buffalo Grove Green Fair, sponsored by the Buffalo Grove Park District’s Environmental Action Team, will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at Mike Rylko Community Park, 951 McHenry Road.

     
  • Movies Under the Stars in Buffalo Grove kicks off June 27 Jun 17, 2014 4:01 PM
    The Buffalo Grove Park District will be showing three free movies this summer at Willow Stream Park, 651 Old Checker Road, as part of their Movies Under the Stars series. The first movie will be “Frozen” on June 27, sponsored by Forsight Vision. Other movies include “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” on July 18, sponsored by Ernie’s Wrecker, and “Despicable Me 2” on Aug. 1, sponsored by Waste Management.

     
  • Bring your recyclables to Buffalo Grove Green Fair Jun 11, 2014 12:52 PM
    The third annual Buffalo Grove Green Fair, sponsored by the Buffalo Grove Park District’s Environmental Action Team, will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 22.

     
  • Buffalo Grove park theater nearing completion May 2, 2014 1:15 PM
    Buffalo Grove village board members Thursday took a construction tour of the Buffalo Grove Park District's Community Arts Center, whose interim theater is expected to be completed May 31 and hosting a local production of “Shrek” on July 24. The interim theater being built with $395,000 of park district funds is seen as a way of getting some immediate use out of the center.

     
  • Buffalo Grove Senior Expo April 29 Apr 14, 2014 3:13 PM
    The 14th annual Buffalo Grove Senior Citizen Expo will take place from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, at The Arboretum Club, 401 Half Day Road, in Buffalo Grove.

     
  • Buffalo Grove parks honored for financial reporting Apr 9, 2014 5:24 PM
    The Buffalo Grove Park District has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. The award honors excellence in the district’s comprehensive annual financial report.

     
  • Buffalo Grove parks leader Schimmel retiring; deputy set to take over Mar 31, 2014 1:39 PM
    Buffalo Grove Park District Executive Director Dan Schimmel will retire at the end of the year, the district announced Monday, ending a nearly 24-year run with the district that included roles in the construction of the Buffalo Grove Fitness Center and Buffalo Grove Golf and Sports Center facilities. He will be replaced by the agency’s current deputy director, Ryan Risinger.

     
  • Bozek honored in Buffalo Grove Mar 24, 2014 9:57 PM
    Olympic silver medalist and Buffalo Grove resident Megan Bozek was honored Monday night at the Buffalo Grove Park District board of commissioners meeting. “Because of her success on the hockey team we wanted to honor her accomplishments.” Dan Schimmel, executive-director for the Buffalo Grove Park District said.

     
  • Raupp Museum unveils renovated Crossroads exhibit Mar 9, 2014 2:33 AM
    Heloise Jacobs, 9, was on a scavenger hunt for antique, old-fashioned general store items on Saturday at the Raupp Museum in Buffalo Grove. The hunt was at the opening of the newly renovated Crossroads exhibit, which includes replicas of the Prairie View train station, the Weidner general store and the Geimer greenhouse. “It’s a cool way to see the new display,” Heloise said.

     
  • Buffalo Grove Parks holding rain barrel sale Feb 27, 2014 3:52 PM
    The Buffalo Grove Park District Environmental Action Team is currently taking orders for rain barrels and composters, which will be available for pickup from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, April 5, at Mike Rylko Community Park. These 55 gallon barrels come is variety of colors and cost $60 each. Each barrel comes with a spigot, is insect resistant and easy to install. Accessories are also available.

     
  • Buffalo Grove parks board receives Master Rank Feb 25, 2014 2:18 PM
    The Illinois Association of Park Districts Board Member Development Program is for board members from IAPD member park districts, forest preserves, conservation, recreation and special recreation agencies. This program that began in 1997 gives recognition to those who consistently go above and beyond the call of duty to better themselves as board members.

     
  • Sen. Kirk helps Arlington Heights veteran get medals 67 years later Nov 11, 2013 9:52 PM
    Some long overdue honors were presented Monday to Northwest suburban veterans — along with a reminder to thank them everyday — at the Buffalo Grove Park District's annual Veterans Day Celebration. The highlight was Sen. Mark Kirk's presentation of four medals earned during World War II to retired U.S. Navy Radio Technician Second Class George Boesen of Arlington Heights.

     
  • Book now for BG Singers’ 21st annual show Oct 31, 2013 10:57 AM
    The Buffalo Grove Park District’s BG Singers will perform their 21st annual choral concert as they present “Coast to Coast” 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, and Saturday, Nov. 9, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov.10, at the Stevenson High School West Auditorium.

     
  • Book now for BG Singers 21st annual show Oct 31, 2013 10:41 AM
    The Buffalo Grove Park District’s BG Singers will perform their 21st annual choral concert as they present “Coast to Coast” 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov.10, at the Stevenson High School West Auditorium, located at 1 Stevenson Drive in Lincolnshire.

     
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