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 Bridge Lessons

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.​

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

Dec. 13 - Table Games

Dec. 20 - Holiday Table Games

Dec. 27 - Closed

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 618-234-4410m ext. 7015, then press 4 by Wednesday at noon.

Dec. 1 - Table Games

Dec. 8 - Holiday Table Games sponsored by WillowCreek Nursing & Rehab

Dec 15 - Ho Ho Ho Down Dance

Dec. 22 - CLOSED​

Back to Top Book Discussion Group

Thursday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m. - Papa Vito's

This month’s book will be “The Bridge of San Leuis Rey" by Thornton Wilder. The discussion leader will be Peg Malec. The group will meet at the Papa Vito's on Washington Street for their holiday party.

Back to Top Lunch Bunch

Monday, Dec. 19, 11:30 a.m. - Tavern on Main

We're meeting at Tavern on Main, 301 E. Main St., in Belleville. Enjoy their lunch buffet, which includes three salads, four soups, pizza, pasta, appetizer and dessert, or choose off of their menu. After lunch, take a stroll down Main Street and do some shopping or enjoy the beautiful gingerbread house creations. Call 618-234-4410, ext. 7016 to make your reservation.

Back to Top Breakfast Club

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 9 a.m.​ - Main Street Cafe

Have a great breakfast at a reasonable price before going out to do your holiday shopping! Main Street Café is located at 1601 W. Main St. in Belleville. 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

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 5 p.m. - Fischer's Restaurant

Meet your friends at a long-standing Belleville restaurant. Take a break from the hectic holidays and enjoy their cozy, relaxed dining room decorated for the holidays. Call ahead so we can have a comfy seat waiting for you.

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 "Ho Ho Ho Dance"

Thursday, Dec. 15, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

We think Santa's a little bit country! Wear your holiday sweaters...or your red and green checked shirt and overalls! We'll see you and Santa at PSOP! Lunch is $5. Call by noon on Wednesday at 618-234-4410, ext. 7015, then 5. This dance is sponsored by Memorial & St. Elizabeth's Cancer Treatment Center Memorial.

Back to Top Men's Club

Friday, Dec. 9, 11 a.m.

Guest speaker is Dave Harris, Althoff Catholic High School principal, volunteer Althoff wrestling coach, former Belleville West High School All-State wrester and national qualifier at University of Missouri. Make your reservation by noon on Thursday the week 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 Hunting Lodges of Pike County

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.

Back to Top Finding Neverland at The Fabulous Fox

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.

Back to Top Christmas at the Symphony

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.

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.