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

Golf League Banquet – Monday, Oct. 28 – 11:30 a.m. PSOP


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.

Oct. 1 – Lunch and Learn
Oct. 8 – Lunch and Table Games
Oct. 15 – Lunch with the Doc
Oct. 22 – Lunch and Table Games
Oct. 29 – Lunch and 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.

Beginning Line Dancing

Wednesdays, Oct. 2 – Nov. 6, 12 – 1

This six-week class is $20 per person. If you’ve always wanted to learn line dancing, this slower paced class will teach you the basic steps and have you line dancing to your favorite tunes.

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.

Oct. 17 – Table Games
Oct. 24 – Table Games
Oct. 31 – Halloween Table Games

Lunch Bunch

Monday, October 29, 11:30 a.m.

We are meeting at Eckert’s, Restaurant, 951 S. Green Mount Road in Belleville. After lunch, browse the Country Store for some fall goodies! Please call for reservations so we can have a seat saved just for you!

Book Discussion Group

Thursday, October 10 • 10 a.m.

“When All is Said” by Ann Griffin is this month’s book selection. The discussion Leader is Marilyn Merwin.

Breakfast Club

Tuesday, October 1, 9 a.m. – Golden Oak Pancake House

Join us at Golden Oak Pancake House, 4519 N. Illinois Street in Swansea 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

Wednesday, October 9, 5 p.m.

Meet us at The Weingarten, 1780 East, IL-15, in Belleville. Please call Activities to let us know you are dining with us!

Men’s Club

Friday, October 11, 11:30 a.m.

Guest speaker is: Frank Colston, former minor league (Class A) catcher (1986-89), including Seattle Mariners (1988), has his autographed bat and team ball in Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown; Clinton County League Hall of Famer. Please make reservations for lunch by noon the day before. Lunch is $6.

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.

“Candy Corn” Dance

Thursday, October 3, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Feurer Hall at PSOP

It’s starting to cool down and the leaves are turning beautiful colors. It’s time for everything fall, including Candy Corn! Enjoy the music of the Country Western Band. Enjoy lunch for $5. Please make your reservation by noon on Oct. 2. Call 618-234-4410, ext. 7015, then press 5 for reservations. Dance sponsored by Care Link.


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.

The Virtual Flight of Honor

Thursday, October 10, 10 a.m.

This program, provided by Hospice of Southern Illinois, is a morning of honor, reflection and appreciation. Veterans, their families, and the community “Take off” at the Virtual Flight of Honor program. The PSOP Activities Program will join Hospice of Southern Illinois’ own veteran Marine, Kim Johnson, who will lead the patriotic ceremony honoring veterans, provide an educational virtual tour of a typical “Honor Flight” day, and everyone’s favorite part, “Welcome” the veterans home! Those in attendance experience the excitement, from a veteran’s point of view, of a typical “Honor Flight” day without leaving their hometown. For reservations, please call 618-234-4410, ext. 7016 by noon on Oct. 8.

German Christmas

Monday, November 25, 11 a.m.

We hope you’ll join us as we kick off the holiday season with a German Christmas celebration. The Waterloo German Band will play at 11 a.m. followed by a delicious German meal! Event is free; however, if you would like a meal, the cost is $5 per person. To make a reservation, call 618-234-4410, ext. 7016 by noon on Friday, Nov. 22. Frohliche Weihnachten!

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.