Activities and Travel - PSOP Center

Activities are held at the PSOP Center, 201 N. Church St., Belleville.

Back to Top New at PSOP

PSOP now has a pingpong table that can be used from 2-4 p.m. any day except Tuesday in the Activities Room on the lower level. Get your paddles from the Activities office.

Back to Top Wii

Mondays, 2 - 4 p.m.

Pronounced "we", this home video game is a fun way to get together with your friends and play baseball, golf, bowling, etc. by using a hand-held remote and television screen. You'll get a little stretching exercise and a lot of fun when playing. After a little practice, you'll even be able to impress your kids and grandkids with your knowledge when they talk about their Wii! The game and flat-screen television are located in the Activity Room, lower level, at PSOP. For more information, call 618-234-4410, ext. 7016.

Back to Top Chess

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.

Back to Top Bridge

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 $4. Join table games right after lunch for a nice eventful day. For lunch reservations, call 618-234-4410, ext. 7015, then press 2.

Back to Top 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.

Jan. 27 - sponsored by Mar-Ka Nursing Home

Back to Top Pinochle

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

Whether you are just learning or a seasoned player, these are nice groups for you.

Back to Top Line Dancing

Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3 p.m.

Our instructor, Carol Schwartz, will show you new line dances and techniques each week. This is a great group to dance with, so sliiiide on over. Cost is $2 per session.

Back to Top Table Games and Activities

Jan. 8 - Table Games - sponsored by St. Clair County Medical Alliance Society

Jan. 15 - Lunch with the Doc

Jan. 22 - Dominoes

Jan. 29 - Table Games

Enjoy a nice afternoon with table games and prizes at 11:30 a.m. Cards are 25 cents each. Please call 618-234-4410, ext. 7015, then press 4, before noon on Wednesday for lunch reservations. Lunch will be provided by the St. Clair County Office on Aging for $5 per person. Lunch reservations are required.

Back to Top Breakfast Club

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 9 a.m.

Meet at the Belleville Denny's, 1130 South Illinois, for a "Rooty Tooty Fresh 'N Fruity breakfast. Call for reservations.

Back to Top Book Discussion Group

Thursday, Jan. 8, 10 a.m.

This month's book will be "Tender is the Night" by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The discussion leader will be Sue Schey. 

Back to Top Shiloh Sugar Babes

No meeting in January 


Back to Top "Music and Mittens" Dance

Thursday, Jan. 29, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Come out of the cold and warm up as we dance along to the tunes of the Country Western Band in Belleville. Don't care to dance? Come anyway and listen to the music and have lunch with friends. Call 618-234-4410, ext. 7015, press 5 and leave your name and phone number. Lunch is $5.

Back to Top Dine Around

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 5 p.m.

Take a bite out of the winter blues and have a shark steak at Sybert's in O'Fallon. Great dinner specials with good friends - a winning combination. Call Activities to save a seat!

Back to Top Men's Club

Friday, Jan. 9, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Belleville bowler John Bauer, who has bowled numberous 300 games and several 800+ series, will be the speaker. The cost is $6 for lunch. Reservations are required.

Back to Top Green Craft

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1 p.m.

We hope you will join us to make a fun craft out of recycled materials. Cost for supplies is $3. Call Activities if you plan to attend so we have enough supplies for everyone.

Back to Top Streetwalkers/Lunch Bunch

Thursday, Jan. 22, 11:30 a.m.

Meet at Olive Garden in Fairview Heights for an all-you-can-eat pasta and salad special. Call Activities for reservations.

Back to Top PSOP goes to The Fabulous Fox!

These three trips all include a delicious buffet luncheon at the Fox, great seats to the matinee show and transportation via charter bus. Pick-up is 11 a.m. at Schnucks on North Belt West in Belleville.

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella: Sunday, Jan. 25 ($97)

Back to Top Eagle Watching

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

We pick up Linda and spend the day exploring the Great River Road. Be on the lookout for eagles, white pelicans and trumpeter swans as they feed near the dam or near the Audubon Visitor's Center. After an all-you-can-eat fried chicken dinner at Pere Marquette State Park, we finish our day with a leisurely drive along the river to spot more wildlife. Don't worry about the cold as we will view the birds from inside the coach! Cost is $81 per person. Pick-up point is the Schnucks on North Belt West at 8:30 a.m., then the Holiday Inn in Alton at 9:25 a.m. Return will be at about 3:30 p.m. in Alton and 4:30 p.m. in Belleville. 

Back to Top Be My Valentine

Monday, Feb. 9, 2015

Purchase valentine sweets from McArthur's Bakery, delicious chocolates from Kakao, specialty oils and vinegars from Vom Fass and fresh spices at Penzey's Spices. After lunch at the Sappington Barn Tearoom (yes, you can shop!), tour the Walter Knoll Florist for fresh flowers. After all the shopping, treat yourself to ice cream at Crown Candy Kitchen. Cost is $85 per person. Pick-up point is the Schnucks on North Belt West at 8:25 a.m. Return will be at about 5 p.m.

Back to Top A Bit O' the Irish

Tuesday, March 10

Learn the history of the Irish immigrants in St. Louis. Visit three "Irish" churches (the Shrine of St. Joseph, St. John the Apostle and Evangelist and St. James the Greater Church). You will have time for shopping at Kerry Cottage and will be entertained by students from the Clarkson School of Irish Dance. Corned beef sandwiches and Irish stew will be served at Maggie O'Brien's restaurant. Cost is $87 per person. Pick-up point is the Schnucks on North Belt West at 8:25 a.m. Return will be at about 5:45 p.m.

Back to Top St. Louis Sips & Spices

Wednesday, April 30

Learn about the history of beef before and after Prohibition. Linda Koenig takes us to Schlafly Bottleworks and the "haunted" Lemp Mansion. Also, watch coffee beans be custom roasted to brew the perfect cup of Kaldi's Coffee. "Spice up" your day with a visit to Penzey's Spices and finish the day with a famous root beer float at Fitz's while watching the bottling process. Our lunch of salad, soup and turkey club sandwich is at Schlafly, the second largest brewery in St. Louis! Cost is $87 per person. Pick-up point is the Schnucks on North Belt West at 8:25 a.m. Return will be at about 5 p.m.

Back to Top 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.