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 Contact/Duplicate Bridge Lessons

Mondays, Nov. 2 - Dec. 7, 10 a.m.

Chris Niemann will teach those who want to learn bridge. The cost is $5 for the six-week class. Call 234-4410, ext. 7016 to sign up.​

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.

Dec. 1 - Table Games

Dec. 8 - Table Games

Dec. 15 - Table Games sponsored by Charles Gardens Retirement Community

Dec. 22 - Special Christmas party table games 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.

Fall is a perfect time to get out those cowboy boots and dance! Brush up your dancing skills or learn the latest new dance. 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, Dec. 10, 10 a.m.

The month's book will be "Shepard of the Hills" by Harold Bell Wright. The discussion leader is Diane Masloski.

Back to Top Lunch Bunch/Streetwalkers

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 11:30 a.m.

Check out Zia's and IKEA. See daytrips for more information. 

Back to Top Table Games and Activities

Dec. 3 - Table Games

Dec. 10 - Night Before Christmas Dance

Dec 17 - Dominoes

Dec. 24 - CLOSED

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, Dec. 17, 9 a.m. - Cracker Barrel in Shiloh

This is one of our favorite places; we love to have a great breakfast and then shop in their country store. 

Back to Top Shiloh Sugar Babes

Friday, Dec. 4, 1 p.m.

New members are always welcome. Come join your Red Hat friends and make some new friends.​

Back to Top Men's Club

Friday, Dec. 11, 11 a.m.

Come join retired coaches, athletes and sports enthusiasts for a very special panel discussion Q & A. The panel will highlight St. Louis University men's basketball, featuring former Maroons/Billikens Joe Wiley, Steve Craig and Jim Hackman. Call 618-234-4410, ext. 7016 to make your reservation for this exciting event. 


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 Arts & Crafts

Friday, Dec. 11, 12:30 p.m.

You will get into the holiday spirit when we make these precious holiday decorations. Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, too! Supplies are provided, but call to make a reservation so we have enough supplies. Call 618-234-4410, ext. 7016. 

Back to Top Coloring & Conversation

Friday, Dec. 11, 2 p.m.

Color some intricate winter designs and talk about some of your favorite holiday memories. Put your brain to work! Call 618-234-4410, ext. 7016 to reserve your spot. 

Back to Top Dine Around

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 5 p.m. - Fischer's

Enjoy a wonderful local tradition - Fischer's for the holidays. The restaurant is always beautifully decorated and their fried chicken and pizza are Belleville favorites. Call before Dec. 11; reservations fill up fast. 

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 "Candy Cane" Dance

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Red and white stripes are everywhere! Come dance with the music of the RSVP Orchestra in Shiloh. We might even do the "Peppermint Twist!" Anyone attending dance needs a reservation. Call 618-234-4410, ext. 7015, then press 5 for dance line. Lunch is $5 

Back to Top "T'was the Night Before Christmas" Dance

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

"...not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." Wear your Christmas jammies and come dance with us in Belleville. While visions of sugar plums dance in your head and out on the dance floor! Come and enjoy a great lunch and music with the Country Western Band. Call 618-234-4410, ext. 7015, then press 5 for dance line. Lunch is $5. This dance is sponsored by Visiting Angels.

Back to Top Streetwalkers Special Request Trip - IKEA and Zia's

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

So many people have asked us to take them to the new IKEA store...we just have to go check it out! This store is the size of six football fields, so wear comfortable shoes because you will want to see everything. After shopping, we will go to our favorite St. Louis restaurant on the Hill - Zia's! And don't forget to go across the street to Missouri Bakery to get those yummy cannolis! Cost of the trip is $25 with lunch and Christmas shopping on your own. Pick-up is 9:30 a.m. at Schnucks on North Belt West in Belleville.​

Back to Top Holiday Homes & Lights

Thursday, Dec. 10

Begin with the 1860 Greek Revival home known as Mudd's Grove in Kirkwood, then the 1808 Sappington House, followed by the federal-style Hawken House in Webster Groves. All will be decorated in their holiday finest! After supper at Soulard's Restaurant, enjoy the lights at Tilles Park. This is one of Linda Koenig's favorite trips! Cost is $93 per person. Deadline is Nov. 2. Pick-up point is the Schnucks on North Belt West at 12:15 p.m. Return will be at about 8:15 p.m. No refunds after Nov. 2 unless a replacement is found. A $5 fee will occur.

Back to Top Christmas at the Lodges

Saturday, Dec. 12

Pike County is our destination to tour four magnificent lodges decorated for the holidays. Heartland Lodge is a six-star corporate retreat and hunting lodge and the only Orvis-endorsed lodge in Illinois. Hadley Creek is a 6,000-square-foot B&B and active hunting lodge. Kinderhook Lodge is a B&B hunting lodge with 15 bedrooms and is on the Pikes Peak Ocean Notion Trail. The final stop is the 8,800-square-foot Illinois Xtreme Lodge on over 8,000 acres. Cost is $105 per person and includes brunch, lunch, wine tasting, dessert, appetizers, live music and floral designs. Deadline is Nov. 23. Pick-up points are the Schnucks on North Belt West at 6:20 a.m., then the Alton/Wood River area at about 6:50 a.m. Return will be at about 6:30 p.m. to Alton/Wood River and 7 p.m. to Belleville. No refunds after Nov. 23 unless a replacement is found. A $5 fee will occur.

Back to Top Christmas at the Symphony

Friday, Dec. 18

Back by popular demand! We have two busses on hold and some of the best seats in the house for the annual Christmas afternoon concert. We start off the trip with brunch at Lumiere Casino. Cost is $99 per person. Deadline is Nov. 4. Pick-up point is the Caseyville Township Center at 10:30 a.m. then the Schnucks on North Belt West at 11 a.m. Return will be about 5 p.m. to Belleville and 5:30 p.m. to Fairview Heights. No refunds after Nov. 4 unless a replacement is found. A $5 fee will occur. Let me know who you want to sit with!

Back to Top Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Sunday, March 6, 2016

After a wonderful luncheon at the Fabulous Fox, enjoy the inspiring true story of Carole King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in music history. The show features beloved songs including "I Feel the Earth Move," "One Fine Day", "A Natural Woman" and "You've Got a Friend." The cost is $109 and includes a delicious buffet luncheon at the Fox, great seats to the matinee show and transportation via charter bus. Pick up is 10:30 a.m. at Schnucks on North Belt West in Belleville. We expect this trip to fill up fast!

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.