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 Golf League

Mondays & Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m.

Join us at Yorktown Golf Course in Belleville. Arrive by 8:30 a.m., tee time is 9 a.m. Cost is $7 to golf nine holes.

Monday league: Lovey Veath at 618-416-5825

Wednesday league: Pat Hrasky at 618-781-0551

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 $5. 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.

July 5 - Table Games - sponsored by Willowcreek Nursing & Rehab

July 12 - Table Games

July 19 - Lunch with a Doc

July 26 - Table Games

Back to Top Pinochle

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!

Back to Top Line Dancing

Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3 p.m.

If you have not had a dance lesson from Carol Schwartz, you are missing a wonderful thing! Come join us! It's a really fun group and dancing is great exercise for mind, body and soul! Cost is $2 per session.

Back to Top Table Games and Activities

Thursdays, 11:30 a.m., $5

This spring, we have made hillbilly lasagna, bratwurst, banana splits and homemade cookies still warm from the oven. You will never know how good it is unless you come give us a try! Check calendar for activities. For lunch reservations, call 618-234-4410, ext. 7015; then, press 4.

July 7 - Table Games - sponsored by Willowcreek Nursing & Rehab

July 14 - Table Games

July 21 - Table Games - sponsored by St. Clair County Medical Alliance Society

July 28 - Coloring & conversation, dominoes, board games​. Come sit with friends, new and old, as we play dominoes, Scrabble, Monopoly or whatever you like. Not interested in a game? Join the coloring and conversation! All materials are provided except the talking!

Back to Top Book Discussion Group

Thursday, July 14, 10 a.m.

This month's book will be "Drowning Ruth" by Christina Schwartz. The discussion leader will be Helen Sarmiento.

Back to Top Lunch Bunch

Tuesday, July 19, 11:30 a.m.

Have you been craving sweet-n-sour chicken, egg rolls or wonton soup? Why not meet us at Easy Buffet, 2524 Green Mount Commons Dr., in Belleville for an all-you-can-eat at Chinese and Japanese buffet for only $7.39! Call 618-234-4410, ext. 7016 to make your reservation!

Back to Top Breakfast Club

Wednesday, July 27, 9 a.m.

Enjoy hash browns, scrambled eggs or biscuits and gravy. Join us for good food and a good price at the Swansea Family Restaurant (in the old Dairy Queen on North Illinois Street). Call 618-234-4410, ext. 7016 so we can save you a seat!

Back to Top CALLING ALL CRAFTERS!

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.

Back to Top Dine Around

Monday, July 25, 4:30 p.m. 

Join us for a special Dine Around this month as we tour the 4204 Main Street Brewing Co. in Belleville. Come get a behind-the-scenes tour at 4:30 p.m. to see how the beer is made, then have a great steak dinner at 5 p.m. They have won numerous awards for their craft beer and their menu is quite expensive. Try the beer pretzel bites or the $10 steak special, which includes a steak, one side and a beer.

Back to Top Dance Admission

Admission to all dances will be $5, regardless if you plan to eat lunch or not. To make a reservation for lunch at the dance, call 618-234-4410, ext. 7015, then press 5.

Back to Top "Red, White & Blue" Dance

Wednesday, July 6, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Celebrate our nation's birthday, wear your red, white and blue and enjoy dancing with the RSVP Orchestra! Lunch is $5. Please call with reservations by noon on Tuesday, at 618-234-4410, ext. 7015, then press 5. This dance is sponsored by Cedarhurst of Shiloh.

Back to Top Canasta

Fridays, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Back to Top Art

Fridays, 9 a.m. 

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

Back to Top Get Hitched to a Redneck

Wednesday, July 13​

Ma and Pa Red Neck are vitin' all the kinfolk for vittles after the weddin' rehearsal of their son Bubba and fiance' Billie Jean. All the cousins and kinfolk will be there including the Duck Dynasty Clan and the future in-laws. Somebody at the event is the head honcho of a drug cartel. Will the mystery be solved before the wedding? Come find out! After the show, we will tour the Nan Elliott Memorial Rose Garden and the Monticello Sculpture Gardens at Lewis & Clark Community College. Cost is $83 per person. Pick-up point is the Schnucks on North Belt West at 10:30 a.m. Return will be at about 6 p.m. Deadline is NOW. No refunds unless a replacement is found. A $5 fee will incur.

Back to Top Travelogue

Tuesday, July19

We have a BRAND NEW TRIP! Learn about our trip to the Rose Bowl Parade from Dec. 30, 2016 to Jan. 4, 2017. We will also have a teaser on our upcoming trip to Portugal in 2017. Call Nancy to save your spot!​

Back to Top Travelogue

Wednesday, July 20

We have a BRAND NEW TRIP! Learn about our trip to Panama from Jan. 31 to Feb. 7, 2017! We will also have a teaser on our upcoming Cardinal Spring Training trip in spring 2017 and our trip to China in 2017. Call Nancy to save your spot!​

Back to Top Mamma Mia

Thursday, July 28

Relive the 70s and 80s with the songs from ABBA! A wedding on a Greek island brings a mother, a daughter and three possible dads together for the "time of their lives." ​Cost is $99 per person and includes a buffet supper at the award-winning Pappy's Smokehouse BBQ and a seat in Terrace B at the Muny. Pick-up point is the Schnucks on North Belt West at 5:15 p.m. Return will be at about midnight. Deadline is June 13. No refunds after June 13 unless a replacement is found. A $5 fee will incur. Please state who you would like to sit with.

Back to Top Fiddler on the Roof

Wednesday, Aug. 3

One of the greatest musicals ever written, this musical celebrates family, tradition and community. Laden with happiness and tears, Tevye, the village milkman, explains the customs of the Jewish people and their lives in Russia in 1905. Cost is $97 per person and includes a buffet supper at the award winning Pappy's Smokehouse BBQ and a seat in Terrace B at the Muny. Pick-up point is the Schnucks on North Belt West at 5:15 p.m. Return will be about midnight. Deadline is June 23. No refunds after June 23 unless a replacement is found. A $5 fee will incur. Indicate whom you would like to sit with.​

Back to Top Aida

Sunday, Aug. 14

Set in ancient Egypt, this is a timeless saga of forbidden love between an Ethiopian princess and her Egyptian captor who is betrothed to the Pharaoh's daughter. Winner of four Tony Awards, you will fall in love with the show as well as the sweeping melodies written by Sir Elton John. Cost is $101 per person and includes a backstage tour of the Muny, followed by a buffet supper at the Muny and a seat in Terrace B. Pick-up point is the Schnucks on North Belt West at 5:15 p.m. Return will be about midnight. Deadline July 5. No refunds after July 5 unless a replacement is found. A $5 fee will incur. Indicated whom you would like to sit with.​

Back to Top Casino Cape Girardeau

Saturday, Aug. 27

We head to Cape for a little gaming, fun and food. You will get $5 play money from the casino and buffet lunch. A stop at Stonie's Meat Market will be made on the way home. Cost is $43 per person. Pick-up point is the Schnucks on North Belt West at 7:45 a.m. Return will be at about 5:45 p.m. Deadline is July 28. No refunds after July 28 unless a replacement is found. A $5 fee will incur.​

Back to Top Trailblazers

Saturday, Sept. 14

The St. Louis area has many "firsts" that are worth learning about! Visit the Boeing Prologue Room, which is an air and space museum, to learn about St. Louis' role in fighter jets, helicopters, airliners and spacecraft. Next, visit the oldest Catholic church building between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains followed by lunch at Handel's Market (chicken salad, slaw, chips and carrot cake). Walk off lunch as you stroll across a Route 66 relic, the old Chain of Rocks Bridge. Finish the day at the beautiful Missouri/Mississippi River Confluence site. Cost is $89 per person. Pick-up point is the Schnucks on North Belt West at 8:10 a.m. Return will be about 5:15 p.m. Deadline is Wednesday, Aug. 10; no refunds after unless a replacement is found. A $5 fee will incur.​

Back to Top Sister Act

Saturday, Oct. 1

When lively lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier sees her mobster beau commit murder, she relocated for her protection. She's placed in a California​ convent where she pretends to be a nun. In an effort to keep her out of trouble, the nuns assign Deloris to the convent's choir, an ensemble that she soon turns into a vibrant and soulful act that gains widespread attention. Spend the afternoon at Stages St. Louis for a great musical after lunch at Café Telegraph. Please state if you want pasta con broccoli, burger with fries, Philly cheese steak with fries or a chef salad. Cost is $105 per person. Pick-up point is Schnucks on North Belt West at 1:15 p.m. Return will be about 7:30 p.m. Deadline is Thursday, Aug. 25; no refunds after unless a replacement is found. A $5 fee will incur. Please state with whom you are sitting.

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.