Activities and Travel - PSOP Center | Southwestern Illinois College

Day Trip Reservation Line

To make a reservation for any of the events below, CALL 618-234-4410, EXT. 7059.

Download the PSOP trip reservation form.


Mondays, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

This class will be taught by Roger Schmidt. Beginners as well as seasoned players are welcome. There is no cost for the class, but let us know you are coming. Class will be held in the Discussion Room. Call 618-234-4410, ext. 7016 for reservations.

Golf League

Golf League • Mondays & Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m.

Yorktown Golf Course in Belleville
Arrive by 8:30 a.m. with tee time at 9 a.m.
Cost is $8 to golf nine holes.
Carts are available – first come, first served.
Monday league – Carol Dunn at 618-210-7265
Wednesday league – Pat Hrasky at 618-781-0551


Tuesdays, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

If you like to play contract bridge in a casual atmosphere, this is your place to be. Stay and have lunch at 11:30 a.m. for $5. Join table games right after lunch for a nice eventful day. For lunch reservations, call 618-234-4410, ext. 7015, then press 2.

Table Games and Lunch

Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Enjoy a nice afternoon with table games and prizes. Cards are 25 cents each. Game starts at noon. Lunch is optional, but you won’t want to miss it. We have great lunches cooked right here with scrumptious desserts, all for $5. For lunch reservations, call 618-234-4410, ext. 7015, then press 2.

Aug. 6 – Lunch & Learn
Aug. 13 – Lunch & Table Games
Aug. 20 – Lunch with the Doc
Aug. 27 – Lunch & Table Games


Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m., and Thursdays, 9 a.m.

If you are an old pro or a beginner, this is a friendly group to play with. Come join us, and maybe have a hot lunch with us before you play!

Line Dancing

Wednesdays, 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Warm up with some line dancing. Great people and awesome instructors will have you doing a happy dance all over the dance floor. $2 per session.

Table Games and Activities

Thursdays, Noon, $5

For just $5 you get a delicious homemade lunch and dessert made by our amazing volunteers right here in the PSOP kitchen. Come after card playing, stay for games or fitness. For lunch reservations, call 618-234-4410 ext. 7015, then press 4 by Wednesday at noon.

Aug. 1 – Flower Power Dance at PSOP
Aug. 8 – Table Games
Aug. 15 – Table Games
Aug. 22 – Table Games
Aug. 29 – Table Games

Lunch Bunch

Wednesday, August 14, 11:30 a.m.

We are meeting at Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, 3320 Green Mount Crossing Drive in O’Fallon. Please call for reservations so we can have a seat saved just for you!

Book Discussion Group

Thursday, August 8 • 10 a.m.

“Emily Alone” by Stewart O’Nan is this month’s book selection. The discussion leader is Denise Sechrest.

Breakfast Club

Tuesday, August 6, 9 a.m. – The Egg & I

Join us at The Egg & I, 455-D Regency Park in O’Fallon for a delicious breakfast and great conversation. Please call Activities for reservations.


We are starting a new Friday craft group. We will have supplies and instructions; we just need some willing hands to craft with us. We will make a variety of crafts together. When we have quite a few items collected, we will have a sale table before an event. All proceeds from craft sales will help Activities keep these programs going. Also, if you no longer craft, but have materials on hand, we would love to have them. Call Activities for more information.

Dine Around

Thursday, August 22, 5 p.m.

Meet us at The Edge, 701 S. Belt West in Belleville. After dinner, stay for Go-Kart Riding at a reduced rate for seniors. Please call Activities to let us know you are dining with us!

Dance Admission

Whether a dance is in Shiloh or at PSOP please call and make a reservation. It helps us keep an accurate count and keep our lunch price at $5. Call 618-234-4410, ext. 7015 then press 5 and leave your name and number.

“Flower Power” Dance

Thursday, August 1, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Feurer Hall at PSOP

This dance will be groovy, man! Wear your 1970’s hip bell bottoms and flowered shirts and enjoy the music of the Country Western Band at PSOP in Belleville. Enjoy lunch for $5. Please make your reservation by July 31. Call 618-234-4410, ext. 7015, then press 5 for reservations. Dance sponsored by Caseyville Rehab.


Fridays, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.​


Fridays, 9 a.m.

Bring your art supplies and join this group of artists who paint or draw and share ideas and suggestions.

Gone with the Wind Card Game

Learn an exciting new card game designed by one of our own PSOP participants, Chris Niemann. The game is played with a standard two-card deck and uses the characters from Gone with the Wind! Cost is $1 per person. The game will be taught on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m.

Project Re-Runway Fashion Show and Luncheon

Friday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

“Bon Voyage” is the theme this year. Watch as the beautiful male and female models strut down the runway in all their cruise finery. Browse the shops before the show, then relax as you view the fashion show. After the show, you will enjoy a delicious luncheon served to you. Tickets always sell out fast, so get yours early. Tickets are $10 and can be bought in advance in the Activities Office. “SWIC Enhancement Grants help to fund this program.”

Lumiere Casino Trip

Tuesday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

This is a great deal! Cost is $24 per person, which includes a wonderful buffet, $15 back in play and transportation! Not a gambler? Come eat the buffet and walk over to the Arch. Bus leaves from Belleville Schnuck’s or Shiloh Senior Center, both at 10 a.m. Please indicate on your check your pick up choice.

Cards vs. Phillies Game

Saturday, Sept. 14, 6:15 p.m.

Meet at the Red Bird Express at St. Clair Square in Fairview Heights. Enjoy great seats in Section 235! You’ll receive a Stan Musial and Red Schoendienst Double Bobblehead when you enter the gate. Have a fun evening at Busch Stadium. Cost of event: $44 per person which includes your baseball ticket, hot dog, chips and drink. Cost of Red Bird Express is $5 per person cash (not included in price of event).

Travel & Activities Reservation/Cancellation Policy Changes

We are making some changes to provide everyone with a fair opportunity to sign up for trips, avoid empty seats and keep trips affordable.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2014 – To make a reservation for a day trip, dial the extension listed with the trip description. The recording will ask you to give your name and phone number, the date and name of the trip, and the names of people you are making reservations for. You will then be given seven working days to complete the registration form in the PSOP newsletter and mail it or bring it to the Activities & Travel office along with your payment. Any payment not received within seven days will result in your reservation being cancelled.

If a cancellation is received seven days or more before the trip, then a full refund will be given. If a cancellation is received seven days or less to the start of the trip, and a replacement is found, then a full refund less a $5 processing fee will be given. If no replacement is found, no refund will be given. Special cancellation policies may apply if the trip involves the purchase of non-refundable tickets.

Day Trip Reservation Line

TO MAKE A RESERVATION, CALL 618-234-4410, EXT. 7059.

Download the PSOP trip reservation form.