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 $5. 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.
March 7 - Table Games
March 21 - Lunch with a Doc
March 28 - Table Games - sponsored by St. Clair County Medical Alliance Society
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!
Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3 p.m.
Mary Ann Boscarine will have your toes tapping and facing in the right direction! Come join this loud and fun group. New faces are always welcome! Cost is $2 per session.
Thursdays, 11:30 a.m., $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.
March 2 - Dance
March 9 - Table Games
March 23 - Coloring/Board Games
March 30 - Table Games
Thursday, March 9, 10 a.m.
This month’s book will be “Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter" by Tom Franklin. The discussion leader will be Peggy Malec.
Friday, March 24, 11:30 a.m. - The Abbey
The Abbey has delicious soups, salads, flats and gelato in a relaxing atmosphere. Come and make some new friends over a delicious lunch! Call so we can save a seat for you!
Thursday, March 9, 9 a.m. - The Egg and I
We hope you'll join us for breakfast at The Egg and I in O'Fallon! Please call ahead so we can save a seat for you!
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.
Wednesday, March 29, 5 p.m. - Cheddar's
The menu at Cheddar's is filled with many made-from-scratch entrees, so you're sure to find what you're craving. They are waiting to cook your meal and we can't wait to see you! Call ahead so we can have a seat for everyone!
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.
Wednesday, March 22, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
We're leaping into spring with frog races! Pick out your favorite frog, place a bet and cheer it on! The RSVP Orchestra plays all the tunes you know and love. Call by noon on Tuesday at 618-234-4410, ext. 7015, then 5. The dance is sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care.
Friday, March 10, 11 a.m.
Guest speaker is Brian Muniz, first-year boys' varsity basketball coach at O'Fallon Township High School. Come join this great group of guys. Make your reservation by noon on Thursday the day before. Lunch is $6.
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.
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.
Friday, March 3
Due to several requests, this trip is back with Linda Koenig! Visit local religious sites and learn about the different religions in St. Louis. Tour a Hindu Temple, a Buddhist Temple, an Islamic Mosque, a Greek Orthodox Church (with included lunch, and the architecturally renown St. Anselm Catholic Church. Cost is $83 per person. Deadline for reservations is Jan. 31. Depart at 8:15 a.m. from the Belleville Schnucks on North Belt West with a return at about 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 20
Elaborate terra cotta, ornamental stonework and molded brick transform massive warehouses into works of art on this St. Louis avenue. These warehouses were home to St. Louis's garment industry, where generations of immigrants found jobs. Historian NiNi Harris, author of Downtown St. Louis, will describe the architectural evolution of Washington Avenue and share stories of those who worked here and rebuilt their lives as Americans. Cost is $63 and includes services of NiNi, a day pass for the MetroLink and lunch at the wonderful Lucas Park Grill! Deadline for reservations is April 5. This trip starts and ends at the Fairview Heights MetroLink Station. Times are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a leisure walking tour.
Wednesday, May 3
Search for sculptures, gardens and monuments that could be in plain sight or hidden from view. Linda Koenig takes us to see what public art can be found in St. Louis! Lunch is at St. Raymond's Maronite Catholic Church. Cost is $85 per person. Deadline for reservations is April 3. Depart at 8:15 a.m. from the Schnucks on North Belt West in Belleville with a return at about 5:15 p.m.
Saturday, May 13
This trip would make a great Mother’s Day gift! The classic story on stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” Cost is $112 per person and includes the show, transportation and delicious dinner at The Fabulous Fox. Pick-up will be at Schnucks on North Belt West at 5 p.m. and will return around 10 p.m. We anticipate tickets to sell fast; deadline for reservations is April 21.
Wednesday, May 24
How many Route 66 spots do you know of in St. Louis? Historian Doug Schneider takes us back in time as you visit the Route 66 Exhibit, check out "Motel Row," walk the most famous bridge on the route, stop for the sweetest snacks and more! Cost is $107 per person and includes lunch at Bixby's. Deadline for reservations is April 14. Depart 9 a.m. from the Collinsville Walmart and return around 4:30 p.m.
Tour the 30-room Magic Chef Mansion built in 1908, the Chatillon-DeMenil House built in 1848, and shop the best farmers' market in the region in downtown Kirkwood. Cost is $77 per person and includes the services of Linda Koenig. Lunch is on your own. Deadline for reservations is May 25. Depart at 8:20 a.m. from the Belleville Schnucks on North Belt West with a return at about 5:15 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.