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.

June 2 - sponsored by Cedars of Lebanon Apartments

June 30 - 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, June 11, 10 a.m.

The group will meet at Fischer's at 11 a.m. and choose the book selections for 2015-16.

Back to Top Table Games and Activities

June 4 - Table Games - sponsored by the St. Clair County Medical Alliance Society

June 11 - Dominoes

June 18 - Lunch with the Doc

June 25 - Dance

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, June 18, 9 a.m.

Try a great new breakfast place - Smokin K's in Millstadt. Call PSOP for reservations.

Back to Top Men's Club

No meetings in June, July or August


Back to Top Green Craft

Wednesday, June 10, 1 p.m.

This is our special INTER-GENERATIONAL green craft. Bring a grandchild and enjoy making an old-fashioned balsa wood model airplane. We will even have a flying contest afterward. If you don't have a youngster to bring, come make an airplane anyway! We are also making birdhouses so there will be something for everyone. Call for reservations so we have plenty of materials for everyone. 

Back to Top Shiloh Sugar Babes

Friday, June 5, 1 p.m.

New members are always welcome. Come play Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune on the Wii with your Red Hat Friends.

Back to Top Dine Around

Tuesday, June 23, 5 p.m.

Come have a great steak dinner at Tim and Joe's, 6500 W. Main St., in Belleville. It's less than $10 for a delicious steak dinner. Call us and let us know you're coming so we can have a seat at the table for you.

Back to Top "Senior Prom" Dance

Thursday, June 25, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Dress up in your pretty gowns and dust off your tuxedo at our annual Senior Prom. This is our most popular dance so make your reservations early. Enjoy music by the RSVP Country Western Band and a fried chicken lunch for $5. This dance is sponsored by Parkway Gardens.

Back to Top Fairmount Park

Tuesday, June 9, 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Nothing matches the excitement of live racing. From the powerful horses, thundering crowds and big chances to's non-stop action for all! Enjoy a wonderful buffet with beef, chicken and seafood entrees and inside seating at the windows. Total cost is $36 for buffet, races and charter bus. Deadline for sign-up is June 5.


Back to Top Cardinals vs. Cubs Game

Friday, June 26

Let's cheer on the Cardinals together on a summer evening at Busch Stadium. Tickets are $75 for Field Box seats. A hot dog, peanuts, cracker jacks and a drink are included. We will leave from St. Clair Square at 5 p.m. and ride the Red Bird Express together.

Back to Top Mystery Trip

Monday, July 13

North, south, east or west...where do we go? Only Linda Koenig knows! Cost is $87 per person and includes lunch. Pick-up points are Schnucks on North Belt West at 6:45 a.m., then the Edwardsville/Granite City area at about 7:20 a.m. Return will be at about 5:20 p.m. to Edwardsville/Granite City and 6 p.m. in Belleville.

Back to Top Brew Masters of St. Louis

Saturday, July 25

St. Louis is bursting with new microbreweries and we are going to explore them! Betsy Murphy has arranged a visit to Anheuser-Busch Brewery for a look into the world's bestselling beers. The next stop is Square One Brewery and Distillery for a brief tour and lunch. We finish our day at Four Hands Brewery, which prides itself for being the most unique brewery in the St. Louis area for the craft beer enthusiast. Cost is $77 per person. Pick-up point is the Schnucks on North Belt West at 8:45 a.m. Return will be at about 5 p.m. Deadline for reservations is June 25. No refunds after June 25 unless a replacement is found.

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 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.