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BG Days wristbands on sale now
One-day and unlimited wristbands for Buffalo
Grove Days are now available. Save $5 when you buy before Sept. 1.
The 2021 Buffalo Grove Days are
scheduled from Thursday, Sept. 2 through Monday, Sept. 6.
The carnival will run all four days with
musical entertainment set for Friday through Sunday with one band playing each
night from 7:30-9:30 p.m., and a DJ playing before and after.
Local food trucks will be available and the
Park District will sell soft drinks and beer.
The annual program for residents with
disabilities will be held on Monday, Sept. 6. However, unlike previous years,
it will only consist of the carnival rides.
The Buddy Baseball Game will be held this
year at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1 at Kendrigan Field at
Rick Drazner Park (formerly Twin Creeks Park).
Parking and shuttle buses will be available.
Complete information is available at BGDays.com
Even though the Village Board’s
budget meeting is not until November, work has started on the 2022 budget
according to coverage in the
Buffalo Grove Countryside.
Speaking of finances
time your cable is out and you’re looking for a way to pass the time, the Comprehensive
Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020 is now
available on the village's website. It can be found here.
Cops cracking down on impaired drivers
Grove Police Department is partnering with law enforcement throughout the state
to stop impaired driving and help save lives by participating in the ‘Drive
Sober or Get Pulled Over’ enforcement campaign which runs through Sept. 7.
period, motorists in Buffalo Grove can expect to see increased impaired driving
patrols and seat belt enforcement, particularly at night when seat belt usage
rates are at their lowest. Speeding or distracted drivers should also be aware
of the stepped-up enforcement.
Day ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign is made possible by federal
highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Blood drive Sept. 4
participate in a community blood drive from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4 at
the Alcott Center, 530 Bernard Dr.
information or to schedule a donation appointment, call 877-258-4825 or visit vitalant.org; use group code BG98.
Appointments and masks are required.
IDPH Offers ‘Vax Verify’ System
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has launched Vax Verify, a new
immunization verification portal. Registered portal users ages 18 and older
will have access to a digital copy of their vaccination record in case the
physical copy is lost or damaged. For more information, click here.
Got ideas for the future?
The village is identifying ideas that
will shape the future of Buffalo Grove, and wants residents' input. Learn more
about the Comprehensive Plan here, and share
your thoughts and ideas on our new Comprehensive
Plan Facebook page.
Buffalo Grove firefighter, Lt. Jeff Morris, was honored Monday, Aug. 16 as the
Fire Fighter of the Year. Presented
annually by the Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove, the award cites outstanding
efforts by a member of the Fire Department. Morris was one of five nominees
to a report in the Daily Herald, Buffalo Grove Rotary President Brett Robinson,
Morris stepped up at the onset of the pandemic last year to coordinate
logistics and ensure that each station had the needed cleaning supplies and PPE
Bills fundraising for new scoreboard
With their first game Sunday, the
Buffalo Grove Bills are still raising money for a new scoreboard. Details about the $6,500 goal can be found here.
Why a duck?
Rotary is raising money. The Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove is sponsoring its
annual duck race fund raiser starting at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 5.
options are available including the “Lucky Duck,” which is a single-duck entry
for $5, the “Quack Pack” which is six ducks for $25 or the “Flock of Ducks”
which is 25 ducks for $100.
prize is $1,500, second prize is $500, third prize $is 250 with 10 fourth place
winners each receiving $100. Full information is available here.
Beth Am food pantry open Sunday
The food pantry at Congregation Beth Am in Buffalo Grove,
1370 Abbott Court, will be open this Sunday, Aug. 29 from noon - 2 p.m. The
pantry is open to everyone regardless of religious or financial background.
Donations are accepted at the same time.
GiveNKind sets mini-golf fund raiser
A mini-golf fund-raiser sponsored
by GiveNKind place is scheduled from 3-6 p.m. on
Saturday, Sept. 12 at Par-King Skill Golf, 21711 N Milwaukee Ave, Lincolnshire.
The event includes a round of
18-hole miniature golf, a picnic meal from The Picnic Basket, music, games and
Standard and premium packages are
available for four and five-person teams (all attendees must be over 48” as
required by Par-King). Sponsorship opportunities are available for families and
This event is limited to 200
participants. Packages start at $160 per foursome. For more information, go to
GiveNKind is a nonprofit for
nonprofits, serving as a logistics organization to connect donors of quality
goods with local nonprofits. GiveNKind currently serves more than 75 nonprofit
organizations in Lake County and more than 225 in Illinois.
Cardboard regatta this Saturday
The Park District is holding a
cardboard boat regatta on Saturday, Aug. 28 at Willow Stream Pool. The event
will be from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm for participants 7 - 17 years of age, and from
2 - 4 p.m. for 1participants 8 years and up.
The Park District says “this event
will challenge amateur boat builders to design, build and navigate a boat made
entirely of cardboard.” Each boat will then set sail or sink in Willow Stream
Pool, as each team competes for a variety of awards and trophies. The fee is
Registration will be done by teams (maximum of 3 people), with only one person from each team needing to register. All rules will be emailed prior to the event. For more information, contact Jenn Foreman at (847) 850-2110 or email@example.com.
Disc golf tourney Sept. 4
The Buffalo Grove Park District
will host its annual Doubles Disc Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Friends of
the Park Foundation. From 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4 at Rick
Drazner Park (formerly Twin Creeks Park).
Teams will consist of two players,
scoring in a best-shot format. Teams will be playing two rounds of 18 holes,
one round at Willow Stream Park, and one round at Rick Drazner Park, and there
will be a 36-team limit.
Play will be by PDGA rules and PDGA
approved golf discs are required. This is tournament is for all ages and will
be played rain or shine.
If there is thunder and/or
lightning the day of the tournament, the Park District will determine a new
tournament date. Lunch will be served between rounds at Rick Drazner Park.
There will be an awards ceremony at Willow Stream Park immediately after the
Check-in will be at Willow Stream
Park. For more information, please contact Megan Baird at 847.850.2119 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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