Activities are held at the PSOP Center, 201 N. Church St., Belleville.
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.
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.
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 $4. Join table games right after lunch for a nice eventful day. For lunch reservations, call 618-234-4410, ext. 7015, then press 2.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.