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 $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.

Feb. 7 - Table Games 

Feb. 14 - Table Games

Feb. 21 - Lunch with a Doc

Feb. 28 - Table Games - sponsored by St. Clair County Medical Alliance Society

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.

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.

Back to Top Table Games and Activities

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.

Feb. 2 - Shadow Dance

Feb. 9 - Table Games

Feb. 16 - Table Games

Feb. 16 - Table Games

Feb. 20 - Board Games, Coloring & Conversation​

Back to Top Book Discussion Group

Thursday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m.

This month’s book will be “The Secret Keeper" by Kate Morton. The discussion leader will be Nancy Joiner. 

Back to Top Lunch Bunch

Friday, Feb. 17, 11:30 a.m. - 54th Street Grill

You will love their five-page menu with everything from their famous gringo cheese dip to chicken Marsala to homemade soup. It is located in the Dierbergs Plaza in Shiloh. Call 618-234-4410, ext. 7016 to make your reservation.

Back to Top Breakfast Club

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 9 a.m.​ - Bob Evans

We are going with our old favorite, Bob Evans. Join us for a great breakfast in Fairview Heights. Call ahead so we can save a seat for you!

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

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 5 p.m. - Fairview Lounge

Abraham has converted the gas station into a great little restaurant featuring over 200 different beers, both foreign and local. They are known for their Peruvian salad with fresh avocado; our favorite, kabobs, fried chicken, gyros, fried rice, authentic dishes from Peru; plus the best fried donuts you ever had. Meet us at 10616 Lincoln Trail (behind Conoco).

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 "Shadow Dance"

Thursday, Feb. 2, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Will the groundhog see its shadow this year? We will celebrate either way! Wear black and white and maybe do some shadow dancing! Enjoy great music with the Country Western Band. Lunch is $5. Call by noon on Wednesday at 618-234-4410, ext. 7015, then 5. 

Back to Top Men's Club

Friday, Feb. 10, 11 a.m.

Guest speaker is Ryan Kaiser, athletic director at Lindenwood University-Belleville. Come join this great group of guys. Make your reservation by noon on Thursday the day before. Lunch is $6.

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 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. 

Back to Top Travelogue - China!

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2 p.m.

Meet Chris & Lee Ping, the owners and tour directors for this GREAT trip! Learn about why this is the best and most comprehensive trip I have ever seen! The trip dates are Oct. 9-26, 2017 and the price includes all air from St. Louis, all gratuities, travel insurance, 33 meals, a Yangtze River cruise, a day cruise, and more! The Travelogue will be held at PSOP. To save a seat, call Nancy at 618-234-4410, ext. 7020. This trip is paced for seniors, but is open to all ages!

Back to Top World Religions

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.

Back to Top A Walk down Washington Avenue

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.​

Back to Top Public Art around St. Louis

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.​

Back to Top "Dirty Dancing" at The Fabulous Fox

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.

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.