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 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.

Oct. 4 - Table Games

Oct. 11 - Table Games

Oct. 18 - Lunch with a Doc

Oct. 25 - Table Games

 

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 Basic Beginner Line Dancing

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.​

Back to Top Table Games and Activities

Thursdays, 11:30 a.m., $5

This spring, we have made hillbilly lasagna, bratwurst, banana splits and homemade cookies still warm from the oven. You will never know how good it is unless you come give us a try! Check calendar for activities. For lunch reservations, call 618-234-4410, ext. 7015; then, press 4.

Oct. 6 - Table Games

Oct. 13 - "Touchdown Dance" - Come root for your home team as we dance with the Country & Western Band.

Oct. 20 - Table Games

Oct. 27​ - Coloring & Conversation, Dominoes, Board games. Come sit with friends new and old as we play Dominoes, Scrabble, Monopoly or whatever you like. Not interested in a game, then join the Coloring & Conversation! All materials are provided except the talking!

Back to Top Book Discussion Group

Thursday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m.

This month’s book will be “Calling Me Home" by Julie Kibler. The discussion leader will be Rose Range.

Back to Top Streetwalkers - Uranus, MO

Wednesday, Oct. 19

Enjoy the fall colors as we make stops along Route 66! Eat award-winning BBQ at Missouri Hicks Barbecue, enjoy a tour and wine tasting at St. James Winery, get “sucked in” at the Vacuum Cleaner Museum and end the trip with a visit to the fudge factory and general store in Uranus, Mo. Pick-up is at Schnucks on North Belt West at 8 a.m. and will return approximately at 6 p.m. The cost is $56, which includes charter bus and all entrance fees. Lunch is not included. Deadline is Oct. 12.

Back to Top Breakfast Club

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 9 a.m.

Pick pumpkins and fall produce at Eckert's after a delicious breakfast of biscuits and gravy, bacon and eggs, or their famous biscuits with apple butter! Call to let us know you will be coming!  Call us at 618-234-4410, ext. 7016.

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 - Papa Vito's

Monday, Oct. 24, 5 p.m. 

Come join us for a glass of vino and the "World's Best Pizza, Salads, Sandwiches and Wings" at Papa Vito's. Real cheese, real meat and real vegetables are used in their dishes! We will meet at the Belleville Location at 318 E. Washington. Call for your reservation so we can save you a seat!

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 "Touchdown Dance"

Thursday, Oct. 13, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Hut, hut, hike! Come hit the turf at our October Touchdown Dance! The Country and Western Band will be sure to play some great music and you can show us your fancy footwork! We'll see you at PSOP. Lunch is $5; call with reservations by noon on Wednesday at 618-234-4410, ext. 7015, then press 5. This dance is sponsored by St. Paul's Senior Community.

Back to Top "Masquerade Ball" - Dance

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Grab your masks and put on your masquerade attire as we dance the "night" away at our masquerade ball. This dance will be held at PSOP. Make your reservations by noon on Tuesday. Call 618-234-4410, ext. 7015, then 5 for your reservation. This dance is sponsored by Memorial Network.​

Back to Top Men's Club

Friday, Oct. 14, 11 a.m.

Guest speaker is Ryan Wiggs, Belleville East High School varsity baseball coach; former SIUE infielder; and son of Kevin Wiggs, Belleville East assistant baseball coach and Illinois High School Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame referee. Make your reservation by noon Thursday, Oct. 13. 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 Golden Age Trivia

Friday, Oct. 14

Are you between the ages of 60 and 100? This game is for you! Answer questions about the Golden Age of television, movies, songs, history and more! Prizes will be given. Lunch is fried chicken and all the fixins. Let’s see how good your memory is! Cost is $67 per person. Pick-up point is the Schnucks on North Belt West at 10:30 a.m. Return will be at about 3:30 p.m. Deadline is Sept. 12. No refunds after Sept. 12 unless a replacement is found. A $5 fee will incur. Please state with whom you are sitting. Here is your first question: We are offering a trip in 2017 to Panama. Who was the general contractor of the canal and where did he live?

Back to Top Angels & Demons

Tuesday, Oct. 25

If you do not think St. Louis has its share of hauntings, unusual happenings and miracles, then you need to be on this trip! Linda Koenig takes us to churches, a convent and Bellefontaine Cemetery as she shares her stories and knowledge. Cost is $87 per person. Pick-up point is the Schnucks on North Belt West at 8:10 a.m. Return will be at about 5:15 p.m. Deadline is Sept. 22. No refunds after Sept. 22 unless a replacement is found. A $5 fee will incur.

Back to Top Casino in Cape Girardeau

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.

Back to Top Jeanne Robertson Concert

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.

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.