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, May 15, 2019
$15 for members; $20 for non-members

Cost includes transportation and free buffet lunch. Pickup at Shopko in Dixon at 8am and pickup at Sterling Walmart (northeast corner) at 8:30am. Drop off at Sterling Walmart first and then Dixon Shopko. Pay for this trip at WCSC.

A Tribute to Buddy Holly

Thursday May 30, 2019
$85 for members; $90 for non-members

Features all the band’s hits such as “That’ll Be The Day,” Peggy Sue, and “True Love Ways,” as well as some lesser known gems. Buddy was a true music pioneer, incorporating a rockabilly sound with a strong down stroke rhythm guitar and uniquehiccup like vocals. This will be an unforgettable musical journey. Pay for this trip at WCSC. Deadline to sign up if May 17, 2019. Bus leaves Sterling Walmart at 10:30am and Dixon Shopko at 10:15am. Meal at Circa 21 in Rock Island is at noon, and the show is at 1pm.

Q Casino (formerly Mystique), Dubuque, Iowa

Wednesday June 19, 2019
$30 for members; $35 for non-members

Pickup at Shopko in Dixon at 8:00 a.m. and pickup at Walmart Supercenter in Sterling at 8:30 a.m.. You get $10 on your card, a free lunch, a deck of cards, a $5 table game match play coupon, a $1 Roulette wager, and a slot cord

Mount Rushmore

June 23-29, 2019
$779 for members; $829 for non-members, double occupancy

8 nights lodging including 4 consecutive nights in South Dakota. 10 meals: 8 breakfasts and 4 dinners. Visit to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, tour of Wildlife Loop Road at Custer State Park, admisiion to the Unique Journey Museum, guided tour of Deadwood, plus gaming at a Deadwood Casino, visit to the amazing Crazy Horse Memorial, visit to the spectacular Badlands National Park, 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.

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.

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.