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 two.

Aug. 4 - sponsored by Willow Creek Nursing Home & Rehab

Aug. 25 - sponsored by Marka 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 Book Discussion Group

Thursday, Aug. 13, 11 a.m.

The month's book will be "The Gold of Cape Girardeau" by Morley Swingle. The discussion leader is Sandy Logan.

Back to Top Lunch Bunch

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 11:30 a.m.

The West End Grill in Millstadt, 319 West Laurel St., is a quaint little place that serves up amazing food, including bacon-wrapped shrimp on a kabob, mahi-mahi with grilled veggies, drunken tomatoes (cherry tomatoes basted in a bourbon butter sauce). Call Activities so we can save you a seat at the table.

Back to Top Table Games and Activities

Aug. 6 - Table Games sponsored by St. Clair County Medical Alliance Society

Aug. 13 - Dominoes

Aug. 20 - Lunch with the Doc

Aug. 27 - Crazy Cow Dance with Country Western Band

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 four, 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

Thursday, Aug. 20, 9 a.m.

We are heading to the Happy Cow and ordering up the best biscuits and gravy you will ever have in this cute little diner in Collinsville. Call Activities to reserve your spot! You don't want them to run out of bacon before you get there! 

Back to Top Men's Club

No meetings in June, July or August


Back to Top Green Craft

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1 p.m.

By special request, we are doing the marbled bowling balls. Cost for materials is $12. Design your ball on Wednesday and then Thursday you can pick it up and display it in your yard. They're beautiful! If you have already made a ball, you can make fun marshmallow guns for $2. They are great fun with kids and camping! Call if you are coming so we have enough materials for everyone. 

Back to Top Dine Around

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 5 p.m.

Let's have some fun! Come to The Edge where we can dine on specialty pizzas, homemade hummus and salsa, big juicy burgers and fresh soft pretzel sticks. Best of all, you can have dinner while watching a movie in their big recliners. Or we can have dinner together and play a giant game of Connect Four! Meet at 5 p.m. in the restaurant. Call so we can save you a seat at the table. Game on! 

Back to Top "Crazy Cow" Dance

Thursday, Aug. 27, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Put on those overalls and bring your milking bucket as we have a great day dancing to the MOOOOOSIC of the Country Western Band. Enjoy a barbeque lunch for $5. Call 618-234-4410, ext. 7015, press 5 and leave your name and phone number. Sponsored by BRIA of Cahokia (formerly Atrium Healthcare)

Back to Top Project Re-Runway

Friday, Aug. 7, 10:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Renew, Reuse, Refresh. It's all here in "Black & White" this year for our Annual Fashion Show. Our models will stroll down the runway in beautiful clothes from local thrift stores. There is also an opportunity to purchase items from vendors while waiting for the show. Enjoy a delicious lunch, drink and dessert plus the show for $10. Tickets are limited and this event usually sells out! Purchase your tickets in the Activities office. 

Back to Top Die Laughing

Tuesday, Aug. 18

Edith unknowingly invites a mafia family into her home and Archie realizes he must do a "job" for the godfather or he may be sleeping with the fish! Come with us to Alton to laugh at this hilarious play and enjoy a lunch of chicken mudega and beef marsala along with salad, vegetable and dessert. After the show, our step-on-guide gives us a two-hour tour of the major historical sites of Alton and Godfrey. Pick-up point is the Schnucks on North Belt West at 10:30 a.m. Return will be at about 4:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn and 5:15 p.m. in Belleville. Price is $81 and the deadline for reservations is Aug. 1. No refunds after Aug. 1 unless a replacement is found.

Back to Top Casino Cape Girardeau

Saturday, Sept. 19

We head to Cape for a little gaming, fun and food. You will get $5 play money from the casino and a buffet lunch. A stop at Stonie's Sausage Shop will be made on the way home. Cost is $41 per person. Pick-up point is the Schnucks on North Belt West at 8 a.m. Return will be at about 6:30 p.m. Deadline is Sept. 2. No refunds after Sept. 2 unless a replacement is found; a $5 fee will incur.

Back to Top Parlez-vous Francais?

Saturday, Oct. 17

Today is a rare treat! Our destination is 18th century St. Genevieve, Mo., with Betsy Murphy as we tour the 1792 Balduc House and enjoy a lunch of pork cutlets at the new Audubon's restaurant. Next get up-close and personal on a tour of the only tiger sanctuary in the Midwest followed by a tasting at Crown Valley Winery. Cost is $99 per person. Pick-up point is the Schnucks on North Belt West at 7:15 a.m. Return will be about 7:30 p.m. Deadline is Sept. 2. **No refunds after Sept. 2 unless a replacement is found; a $5 fee will incur.

Back to Top Movers, Shakers & Heroes

Friday, Oct. 30

Learn about William Clark, the Busch family, Dred Scott, General William Tecumseh Sherman, Tennessee Williams and many more people who have shaped St. Louis and the country. This riding tour will take us through Bellefontaine Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery, New Mt. Sinai Cemetery and Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Lunch is at the historic Bissell Mansion. Linda Koenig will be the step-on guide. Cost is $79 per person. Pick-up point is the Schnucks on North Belt West at 8:25 a.m. Return will be at about 4:45 p.m. Deadline is Oct. 12. No refunds after Oct. 12 unless a replacement is found; $5 fee will incur.

Back to Top What Goes Up Must Come Down

Saturday, Nov. 14

Welcome to beautiful Fulton, MO.! Tour a church built by Christopher Wren and learn about Winston Churchill and his "Iron Curtain" speech as your tour the memorial and library. After lunch at Cherie's Cake Boutique and Tea Room, we stop at a beautiful winery to toast a wonderful trip! Betsy Murphy will be the step-on guide. Cost is $95 per person. Deadline is Oct. 2. Pick-up point is the Schnucks on North Belt West at 6:40 a.m. Return will be at about 6 p.m. No refunds after Oct. 2 unless a replacement is found; $5 fee will incur.

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.