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.


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.

Dec. 3 – Lunch & Learn
Dec. 10 – Lunch & Table Games
Dec. 17 – Lunch with the Doc
Dec. 24 – Closed
Dec. 31 – Closed


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.

Dec. 5 – Peppermint Twist Dance – Country Western Band
Dec. 12 – Cookies & Carols 10 a.m. followed by Lunch
Dec. 19 – Lunch and Table Games
Dec. 26 – Closed

Lunch Bunch

Wednesday, December 11, 11:30 a.m.

This month we’re meeting at The Shrine Restaurant, 442 S. Demazenod Drive in Belleville. Bring a $1 wrapped gift for gift exchange. Please call for reservations so we can have a seat saved just for you!

Book Discussion Group

Thursday, December 12 • 10 a.m.

“Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov is this month’s book selection. The discussion leader is Gail Taylor.

Breakfast Club

Monday, December 2, 9 a.m. – Cracker Barrel

Join us at Cracker Barrel, 3160 Green Mount Crossing Drive in Shiloh 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, December 19, 5 p.m.

Meet us at Tavern on Main, 301 E. Main St. in Belleville. After dinner we’ll hop on the Trolley and do some shopping at the Christkindlmarkt together. Please call Activities to let us know you are dining with us!

Men’s Club

Friday, December 13, 11:30 a.m.

Guest speaker is: Craig Heimburger, former Belleville East High School All-State offensive lineman, University of Missouri (1998) All-Big 12 conference guard; 1999 fifth-round draft choice of the Green Bay Packers; 2000 All-NFL Europe center with champion Rhein Fire; NFL player with Cincinnati, Buffalo, Houston and Arena Football League with Colorado Crush (2006), Austin Wranglers (2007). 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.

“Peppermint Twist” Dance

Thursday, December 5, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Feurer Hall at PSOP

We’re starting the holiday season off right by dancing and listening to the music of the Country Western Band at PSOP in Belleville. Enjoy lunch for $5. Please make your reservation by noon on Dec. 4. Call 618-234-4410, ext. 7015, then press 5 for reservations. Dance sponsored by Memorial Hospital.


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.

Cookies and Carols with Tommy Tune

Thursday, December 10, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

What better way to get in the Holiday spirit than by singing your favorite carols while eating homemade cookies and drinking hot chocolate! Tommy Tune will be here to entertain us and maybe have a few sing-alongs! Please call for reservations; we don’t want to run out of cookies!

Ukulele lessons at The Abbey

Thursdays, 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Never too old to learn new tricks! We had such a good time sitting in the quaint coffee shop listening to the ukuleles play that we asked the group to teach us! Lessons are free. We just ask that you purchase a refreshment while you are there. Come sit by the fire and learn something new! Class is limited. Please call Activities ext. 7042 to reserve your spot. The Abbey is located at 5801 W. Main St. in Belleville.

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.