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RSVP ORCHESTRA: The RSVP Orchestra will be in concert from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Cahokia Senior Center, 190 Cahokia Park Drive, Cahokia.

The next performance is June 17 in Collinsville.

PHOTO I.D.: Seniors 65 and older who reside in the St. Clair Transit District can still get their photo I.D. card to ride Metrolink/public transportation free. Passes will be issued from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each Monday in June at Programs and Services for Older Persons, 201 N. Church St., Belleville.

People with disabilities are also eligible. Bring the yellow postcard you received from the state, along with a photo identification.

Sponsored by St. Clair County Office on Aging and St. Clair County Transit District.

For information, call 234-4410, ext. 7044 or ext. 7056.

SENIOR TRANSIT: A new Senior Transit Express Program will begin Tuesday. It is free for seniors who hold a Metrolink pass. Those who do not have a Metrolink pass will need to pay for their ticket.

Seniors will learn how to buy a ticket, how to read the routing maps, how to transfer Metro trains and travel to predetermined destinations. A free lunch will be provided.

For information or to make a reservation, call Julie at 234-4410, ext. 7034.

Sponsored by St. Clair County Office on Aging and St. Clair County Transit District.

"OUR FLAG": The Mascoutah Senior Center, 227 N. Market, Mascoutah, will host a presentation by Robert L. Cook on "Our Flag" at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the center.

He is retired from the faculty of East st. Louis Senior High School and is currently on the adjunct faculty of Southwestern Illinois College.

For information, call 566-8758.

Area senior centers will sponsor the following activities this week:

* Belleville Senior Center, 150 E. D St., Belleville. Tuesday, Thursday: 10 a.m. cards, board games, crafts.

* Caseyville Township Senior Center, 10001 Bunkum Road, Fairview Heights.

* Collinsville Senior Center, 420 E. Main St., Collinsville. Monday: pinochle; Tuesday: TOPS; Wednesday: line dancing; Thursday: bridge.

* Mascoutah Senior Center, 227 N. Market, Mascoutah.

* Millstadt Township Senior Services, 102 S. Jefferson, Millstadt. Today: 11 a.m. exercise class, 12:30 p.m. table games; Tuesday: 9 a.m. pinochle tournament, 10 a.m. euchre card games; Wednesday: 9 a.m. card club meets; Thursday: 12:30 p.m. downtown shopping; Friday: 11 a.m. exercise class, 12:30 p.m. table games.

* Programs and Services for Older Persons, 201 N. Church St., Belleville. Tuesday: 8:30-11:30 a.m. contract bridge, noon table games; Wednesday: 1 p.m. line dance lessons for $1.50, 1-2 p.m. Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets; Friday: 12:30-4 p.m. canasta.

PLEASE NOTE: We cannot take items by telephone.

Deadline is noon Thursday for the following Monday. Send items to: Senior Briefs, News-Democrat, 120 S. Illinois St., P.O. Box 427, Belleville, Ill. 62222-0427.

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