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.
Mondays, Oct. 24 - Dec. 12, 10:30 a.m. - noon
Basic beginner bridge lessons will be taught by Emerald Life Master bridge instructor Chris Nieman. Cost is $5 for eight weeks of lessons.
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.
Nov. 1 - Table Games
Nov. 8 - Table Games
Nov. 15 - Lunch with a Doc
Nov. 22 - Table Games
Nov. 29 - Table Games
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.
Wednesdays, Oct. 12 - Nov. 16, noon
Learn the basics and have a great time doing it. Instructor is Carol Schwartz and the cost is $20 for six weeks.
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 618-234-4410m ext. 7015, then press 4 by Wednesday at noon.
Nov. 3 - Table Games
Nov. 10 - "Hillbilly Hoe Down Karaoke" - Do you love to twang to country music? Come sing your favorite country tune for us. Music & DJ provided by Liberty Village & Visiting Angels.
Nov. 17 - Table Games
Nov. 24 - CLOSED
Thursday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m.
This month’s book will be “The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel Bloom. The discussion leader will be Jean Nolan.
Monday, Nov. 7
Start with craft beer-battered twisted fries as your appetizer, a Hop House salad and top it off with chipotle grilled chicken as we meet at the new Hop House in O'Fallon at 1214 Central Park Drive. Call 618-234-4410, ext. 7016 to make your reservation.
Tuesday, Nov. 22, 9 a.m.
Check out Canada's number one coffee and donut shop! Join us at their new location at 450 Regency Park in O'Fallon for a flatbread breakfast Panini or donuts and coffee. Call ahead for your reservation; seating is limited.
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.
Thursday, Nov. 10, 5 p.m.
Join us at Fazzi's for a mix of American, Italian and Greek. All recipes are original and made from scratch! Fazzi's is located at 1813 Vandalia Street in Collinsville. Call ahead for your reservation so we can save you a seat.
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.
Thursday, Nov. 3, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Take a trip back to the 60s and wear your tie-dye shirts and jeans as we dance to the Country Western Band. Show us your best mashed potato, stroll or the swim! We'll see you at Klucker Hall in Shiloh! Lunch is $5. Call by noon on Wednesday: 618-234-4410, ext 7015, then 5.
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Celebrate with us as we show our appreciation for each and every one of our seniors. Enjoy turkey, mashed potatoes and all the trimmings along with pumpkin pie and other treats! The RSVP Orchestra will provide the music as we dine and dance together! This dance will be held at PSOP. Make your reservations ASAP as this event sells out quickly! Call 618-234-4410, ext. 7015, then 5, by Tuesday at noon for your reservation!
Friday, Nov. 4, 11 a.m.
Guest speaker is St. Louis University Athletics Academic Coordinator Roy Tippett. He is also a former Belleville West High School and SLU pitcher, former St. Louis Community College baseball coach and owner and operator of Tippett Baseball LLC. 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.
Saturday, Nov. 19
We head to Cape for a little gaming, fun and food. You will get $5 play money from the casino and buffet lunch. A stop at Stonie’s Meat Market will be made on the way home. Cost is $43 per person. Pick-up point is the Schnucks on North Belt West at 7:45 a.m. and Red Bud at 8:20 a.m. Return will be at about 5:45 p.m. Deadline is Oct. 25. No refunds after Oct. 25 unless a replacement is found. A $5 fee will incur.
Nov. 27, 1:30 p.m.
Have you seen Jeanne’s video on the bus during one of our trips? Do you know who left brain is? Jeanne has spent 45 years looking for humor in everyday life. She is an award-winning hilarious comedienne with sold-out performances across the country! We will meet at noon at the Cracker Barrel in Caseyville for lunch. The bus will depart from Cracker Barrel at 1:15 p.m. and we will return at approximately 8 p.m. Cost is $68 and includes great seats to the show and charter bus transportation. Deadline is Nov. 21.
Saturday, Dec. 10
Back by popular demand! Visit two of the four buildings at Harpole’s Heartland Lodge, a six-star facility and the only Orvis-endorsed lodge in Illinois. Hadley Creek Lodge, a 6,000-square-foot B&B, is home to the largest elk herd in Illinois. Kinderhook Lodge has 12,500 square feet and 15 bedrooms and is located on the Pikes Peak Ocean Notion Trail. Illinois Extreme Lodge has 12 bedrooms and more than 8,800 square feet. Breakfast, lunch, snack and appetizers will be served. Cost is $107 per person. Deadline is Nov. 14. No refunds after Nov. 14 unless a replacement is found. A $5 fee will incur.
Sunday, Dec. 11
Broadway’s biggest new hit, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart,” says TIME Magazine. Directed by visionary Tony-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award-nominated film starring Johnny Depp, Finding Neverland tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Cost is $104 per person and includes the show, transportation and dinner at The Fabulous Fox. Pick-up will be at Schnucks on North Belt West and will return around 4 p.m. Deadline for reservations is Dec. 2.
Friday, Dec. 16
Back by popular demand! We have two busses on hold and seating in the Grand Tier Boxes and Loge for the annual Christmas afternoon concert. We start off the trip with lunch at Favazza’s on the Hill. Cost is $109 per person. Deadline is Nov. 7. 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 at about 5 p.m. to Belleville and 5:30 p.m. to Fairview Heights. No refunds after Nov. 7 unless a replacement is found. A $5 fee will occur. Let me know with whom you want to sit with and if you prefer cannelloni or cavatelli con broccoli or Sicilian chicken.
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.