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 2.

Feb. 2 - Table Games

Feb. 9 - Table Games

Feb. 16 - Lunch with a Doc

Feb. 23 - Table Games​

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 Beginning Line Dancing

Wednesdays, Feb. 3 - March 9, noon - 1 p.m.

Do you find yourself facing the wrong wall when trying to join the other line dancers? Come have some fun, exercise your body and brain and learn the basic line dance steps. Instructor is Carol Schwartz. The cost is $20 for a six-week session. Call 618-234-4410, ext. 7016 to reserve your spot on the dance floor. Class is limited for best instruction!​

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, Feb. 11, 10 a.m.

The month's book will be "The Bittersweet" by Colleen McCullough. The discussion leader is Peggy Malec.

Back to Top Lunch Bunch

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 11:30 a.m.

Tacos, fajitas, enchiladas and more! Join us at Margarita's West. It's their new location at 4817 W. Main St. in Belleville. Call 618-234-4410, ext. 7016 to save you a seat at the table.

Back to Top Table Games and Activities

Feb. 4 - Table Games

Feb. 11 - Table Games

Feb. 18 - Table Games

Feb. 25 - Board Games and Coloring & Conversation

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

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 9 a.m. - Round Table Café, Belleville

Hot coffee, scrambled eggs, bacon and toast at the new Round Table Café on the west end is just what you need to break the monotony of winter. Meet us at 6401 W. Main St. in Belleville for a hearty breakfast. Call 618-234-4410 ext. 7016 to let us know how many will be there! 

Back to Top Men's Club

Friday, Feb. 5, 11 a.m.

Our speaker is Gary Gustasfon, hall of fame high school and collegiate basketball referee and active member of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Associate and St. Louis Red Cross. Call 618-234-4410, ext. 7016 to make your reservation. Lunch is $5. 

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 Arts & Crafts

Friday, Feb. 5, 12:30 p.m.

Come join us as we make a winter craft. Supplies are provided, but call 618-234-4410, ext. 7016 to make a reservation so we have enough supplies. 

Back to Top Coloring & Conversation

Thursday, Feb. 25, noon

Coloring and conversation is the latest craze. Come relax and create a beautiful picture while discussing different topics and meeting new friends! Call 618-234-4410, ext. 7016 to reserve your spot. 

Back to Top Dine Around

Thursday, Feb. 25, 5 p.m. - The Corner Chill and Grill

Come to Belleville's newest most popular restaurant. Anything you can imagine on this three-page menu. The Corner Chill and Grill is located at 341 Centreville Ave. in Belleville. Call 618-234-4410, ext. 7016 so we can save you a spot so we can all sit together. 

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 "Mardi Gras" Dance

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Grab your beads, get out your masks and come celebrate Mardi Gras with us as we dance to the RSVP Orchestra. This dance will be held in Belleville. Anyone attending the dance will need a reservation. Call 618-234-4410, ext. 7015, then press 5 for dance line. Lunch is $5. 

Back to Top "Puppy Love" Dance

Thursday, Feb. 11, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Warm kisses and cuddly nights...they call it puppy love. Join us as we dance to the tunes of the Country and Western Band. This dance will be held at Klucker Hall in Shiloh. Anyone attending the dance will need a reservation. Call 618-234-4410, ext. 7015, then press 5 for dance line. Lunch is $5. 

Back to Top SAVE THE DATE!

It's that time again! Take me out to the Ball game! The Cardinals home opener weekend game is April 16. More information to follow!

Back to Top Die Laughing - Lucy Loves Ricky

Tuesday, Feb. 23

Lucy is trying to break into show business at Ricky's new show at the Cope-With-Your-Banana Club. When a well-known food critic shows up, will he get a taste of murder or of one of Lucy's homemade brownies? Come with us to Alton to laugh at this hilarious interactive play and enjoy a lunch of roasted port loin with sauce Robert along with salad, vegetable and dessert. After the show, our step-on guide gives us a tour of three historic homes: Beall Mansion built by a railroad baron and now a B&B; landmark Home built by Samuel Wade; and the restored Haskell Playhouse built by architect Lucas Pfeiffenberger for Lucy Haskell's 5th birthday.​ Cost is $85 per person. Pick-up point is the Schnucks on North Belt West at 10:30 a.m. You can also meet us at the Alton Holiday Inn around 11:15 a.m. Return will be at about 4:45 p.m. at the Atrium Hotel and 5:30 p.m. in Belleville. Deadline is Jan. 18. No refunds after Jan. 18 unless a replacement is found. A $5 fee will occur.

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 Casino Cape Girardeau

Saturday, April 9

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. Return will be at about 5:45 p.m. Deadline is Sept. 2. No refunds after Sept. 2 unless a replacement is found. A $5 fee will incur.​

Back to Top Jeanne Robertson Concert

Sunday, April 10, 1:30 p.m.

Have you seen Jeanne's video on the bus during one of our trips? Do you know who Leftbrain is? Jeanne has spend 45 years of looking for humor in everyday life. She is an award-winning hilarious comedienne with sold-out performances across the country!​ We will depart from the Shiloh Target parking lot at 1:30 p.m. Enjoy lunch on your own at any of the surrounding restaurants and meet us at the bus by 1:15 p.m. Cost is $68 and includes great seats to the show and charter bus transportation.

Back to Top Travelogue

Tuesday, April 12, 6 p.m.

Learn about our "Great Trains & Great Canyons" trip in October and the November trip to Cuba. We will meet in the PSOP Dining Room. Call Nancy to save your spot!​

Back to Top Amish (& Quilts)

Saturday, April 23

​We spend our day roaming Arthur, IL., with Linda Koenig. Highlights include a tour of two Amish private homes, time to shop, Beachy's Bulk Foods and lunch in an Amish Home. For you quilters, enjoy time to visit Stitch & Sew Fabrics, the Arthur quilt show and the Melrose Quilts and Sewforth shop. You will be FULL of ideas for your next DYI project! Cost is $113 per person. Pick-up point is the Schnucks on North Belt West at 6:50 a.m., then the Collinsville Walmart at 7:30 a.m. Return will be at about 8 p.m. at Schnucks. Deadline is March 24. No refunds after March 24 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.