Upcoming Trips

The Senior Center hosts a number of trips around the Midwest, the country and even outside the U.S. We'd love for you to join us! Call (815) 622-9230 for details on any of our upcoming trips, or stop by the Senior Center to register, unless otherwise noted. Looking to stay close to home? Click here for upcoming special events.

Diamond Jo Casino, Dubuque, Iowa

Wednesday July 24, 2019 Cost $15 members and $20 nonmembers

Cost includes transportation and free buffet lunch.  Pickup at Sterling Walmart (northeast corner) at 8:30 a.m. Pay for this trip at WCSC.

The Dancing Horses Theatre

Thursday August 8, 2019 Cost $95 members and $100 nonmembers

The Dancing Horses Theater presents an enchanting Vegas-style performance unparalleled anywhere else. From the moment the show opens until the finale, the audience of all ages sits spellbound, applauding each equine performer and trainer, exclaiming in wonder, chuckling at the humor, and even wiping the occasional tear when a moment of connection touches a heart string. The show concludes with the Dancing Waters, which features hundreds of water jets that are choreographed to music and presented in a brilliant kaleidoscope of changing lights. Also includes an exotic bird show and a petting zoo. Will leave Sterling Walmart at 7:45 a.m. Pay for this trip at WCSC.

Colorado Springs

August 18-24, 2019
$839 for members; $889 for non-members, double occupancy

6 nights loding including 4 consecutive nights in scenic Colorado. 10 Meals: 6 breakfast and 4 dinners. Tour of the Garden of the Gods, visit to the United States Air Force Academy, visit the Royal Gorge, including Bridge and Aerial Tram, visit historic Manitou Springs at the foot of famous Pikes Peak, guided tour of Colorado Springs, visit the U.S. Olympic Training Center, and much more. Leave Dixon Shopko at 8:00 a.m. and Sterling Walmart at 8:45 a.m. Pay for this trip at WCSC starting October 1st.

Diamond Jo Casino, Dubuque, Iowa

Wednesday July 24, 2019 Cost $15 members and $20 nonmembers

Cost includes transportation and free buffet lunch.  Pickup at Sterling Walmart (northeast corner) at 8:30 a.m. Pay for this trip at WCSC.

Tommy Gun’s Garage

September 18, 2019
$120 for memebers; $125 for non-members

This Garage is a speakeasy that offers a musical comedy review with DA Gangsters, DA Flappers and YOU! You will be transported back to the1920’s, by da boss’s 1928 Model A Ford, Roaring Twenties music,memorabilia and pictures of da gangsters and coppers of da time. The mugs and molls dance and sing the Charleston and other musical selections from 1920’s composers like Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Fats Waller and Duke Ellington. Pay for this trip at WCSC. Deadline to sign up for this trip is September 6, 2019. Bus leaves Sterling Walmart at 9:30am and Dixon Shopko at 9:45am. Meal is at the dinner theatre at 12:30pm, and the show at 1:30pm.

Beautiful Maine

October 12-20, 2019
$1,099 for members; $1,149 for non-members, double occupancy

8 nights lodging including 4 consecutive nights in Maine. 14 meals: 8 breakfasts and 6 dinners. Guided tour of Portland, Maine’s largest city-by-the-sea, guided tour of quaint Kennebunk and Kennebunkport, tour of historic Victoria Mansion, guided tour of Pineland Farms, a picturesque working farm, visit to Boothbay Railway Village, visit to the Seashore Trolley Museum and countryside trolley ride, and much more. Leave Sterling Walmart at 8:00 a.m. and Dixon Shopko at 8:45 a.m. Pay for this trip at WCSC starting October 1st.

Spain, Anyone?

October 31-November 18, 2019
Cost details below

On October 31, 2019 we will fly to Barcelona Spain and spend 2 nights before embarking our cruise ship. We will have 4 stops in Spain and 2 in Portugal. Ship will return to the United States on November 18th, and we will fly home that day. A deposit of $1,000 per person is required at signing. Inside cabin starts at $3,500, which includes all transportation, cruise, and hotel. Book by March 1, 2019 and receive a $200 discount. Any questions? Please call Glenda at the Whiteside County Senior Center 815-622-9230, ext.218. Only three cabins available.

Christmas Bakeries

November 22, 2019
Cost $137/Member, $142/Non-Member

Cost includes transportation, lunch, and the whole tour. Visit 4-6 bakeries and shops during our extremely popular Christmas Bakery Bus!  At each of the stops, your guests will receive treats, samples, and shopping time.
Your fully narrated tour includes the history of Christmas holiday traditions of the Polish, Germans, Italians, Irish, and more. Tour will start at 10:00 and lasts 5 hours with lunch.  Minimal walking. Bus will leave Sterling at 7:45 a.m. and will pickup in Dixon if have enough people.

East Peoria Festival of Lights

Thursday, December 5
Cost $55/Member, $60 Non-Member

Cost includes transportation, admission to the lights and dinner. Details to come.