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 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.

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 Beginner Line Dancing

Wednesdays, noon to 1 p.m.

If you are facing one way, and everyone else dancing is facing another way, this class is for you! The class is from April 1 through May 6. The cost is $20 for the six-week class with instructor Carol Schwartz.

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, April 9, 10 a.m.

This month's book will be "Between Shades of Gray" by Ruta Sepetys. The discussion leader is Eileen Cartwright.

 

Back to Top Table Games and Activities

April 1 - Table Games

April 9 - Table Games

April 16 - Lunch with the Doc

April 23 - Singing in the Rain Dance

April 30 - Dominoes

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

Wednesday, April 8, 9 a.m.

Come join us for some pancakes and eggs at Eckert's Country Restaurant in Belleville. Call for reservations.

Back to Top "Bunny Hop" Dance

Wednesday, April 1, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Hop on into Feurer Hall as we dance along with the RSVP Orchestra in Belleville. Come join us for good music, good friends and maybe the bunny hop! Call 618-234-4410, ext. 7015, then press 5 and leave your name and phone number. Lunch is $5.

Back to Top "Singing in the Rain" Dance

Thursday, April 23, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Grab your umbrella, top hat and dancing shoes as we sing along with the Country Western Band. This dance is at Feurer Hall in Belleville. Call 618-234-4410, ext. 7015, press 5 and leave your name and phone number.

Back to Top Dine Around

Monday, April 6, 5 p.m.

Meet at Las Casa Mexicana in O'Fallon and enjoy fresh salsa, fajitas and more. They have great chimichangas, enchiladas and tasty margaritas! Call Activities to let us know you are coming so we can save you a seat. 

Back to Top Men's Club

Friday, April 10, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

SWIC Athletic Director and Women's Basketball coach Mike Juenger will be the speaker. The cost is $6 for lunch. Reservations are required. 

Back to Top Green Craft

Wednesday, April 8, 1 p.m.

We hope you will join us as we make a spring craft. Cost for this craft is $3. Call Activities if you plan to attend so we have enough supplies for everyone.

Back to Top Streetwalkers/Lunch Bunch

Friday, April 24, 10 a.m.

Come enjoy spring outdoors along with fresh fruit at the Kirkwood Farmers' Market and lunch in Kirkwood. We will also visit the Puzzle Warehouse. Price is $25 and lunch is on your own. Pick-up is at 9 a.m. at the North Belt West Schnucks.  

Back to Top Casino Cape Girardeau

Saturday, April 11, 2015

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 Stonies Meat Market will be made on the way down. Cost is $41 per person. Pick-up point is the Schnuck's on North Belt West at 8 a.m. Return will be about 6:30 p.m.

Back to Top Opening Weekend Cardinals Baseball Game Cards vs Cincinnati

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Take me out to the ballgame! Let's go Cardinals! We are meeting at St. Clair Square at 11 a.m. to ride the Red Bird Express together. We will provide a hot dog, peanuts, cracker jacks and a drink. Tickets are $75 and going fast. Seats are Field Box seats on right and left field. Great area to catch a homerun!

Back to Top Traditions

Thursday, April 23, 2015

We begin with a driving tour of the University of Missouri-Columbia as we learn the history and architecture and see the rare books collection at the library. After a BBQ Chicken lunch at Addison's Restaurant we visit the World-Famous Budweiser Clydesdales breeding facility, Warm Springs Ranch for a behind the scenes walking tour where more than 100 horses live. Betsy Murphy will be our guide today. Cost is $105 per person. Pick-up point is the Schnuck's on North Belt West at 7 a.m. Return will be about 7 p.m.

Back to Top Liberation Day Commemoration Ceremony

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 2:30 - 4 p.m.

Please join us to commemorate liberation day for Ben Fainer, a holocaust survivor and author of the book titled "Silent For Sixty Years". Ben was shuttled between six separate concentration camps over a six year period, and liberated by American soldiers at 10 a.m. on April 23, 1945, in Cham, Germany. Retired Navy Chief R.J. Stratton, who will discuss Viktor E. Frankl's novel "Man's Search for Meaning". Open to the public. Reservations appreciated. Please contact Kim at 234-4410 ext. 7021. Refreshments to follow.

Back to Top St. Louis Sips & Spices

Wednesday, April 30

Learn about the history of beef before and after Prohibition. Linda Koenig takes us to Schlafly Bottleworks and the "haunted" Lemp Mansion. Also, watch coffee beans be custom roasted to brew the perfect cup of Kaldi's Coffee. "Spice up" your day with a visit to Penzey's Spices and finish the day with a famous root beer float at Fitz's while watching the bottling process. Our lunch of salad, soup and turkey club sandwich is at Schlafly, the second largest brewery in St. Louis! Cost is $87 per person. Pick-up point is the Schnucks on North Belt West at 8:25 a.m. Return will be at about 5 p.m.

Back to Top Historic Nauvoo

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Linda Koenig takes us to the one time religious, governmental, and cultural centers of the LDS (Mormon) Church from 1839 to 1846. View the temple, blacksmith shop, gun shop, bakery, and much more. Afterwards we visit the oldest winery in Illinois for a sample. Cost is $89 per person. Pick-up point is the Schnuck's on North Belt West at 6:30 a.m. then the Alton Holiday Inn at 7:30 a.m. Return will be about 7:45 p.m. to Alton and 8:45 in Belleville.

Back to Top The Rat Pack is Back! at the Fabulous Fox

Sunday, May 17, 2015

What happens in Vegas...all started with THE RAT PACK. This spirited show recreates one of the famous "Summit at the Sands" nights when swingin', ring-a-ding group known as "THE RAT PACK" was creating hipster legend with a free-wheeling, no-holds-barred nightclub act starring Vegas' four favorite sons: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin and Joey Bishop. Cost is $97 and includes a show ticket, a wonderful lunch at the Fox Theatre before the matinee and motorcoach transportation. Pick-up is 11 a.m. at Schnuck's on North Belt West in Belleville.

Back to Top Jefferson City, MO

Tuesday, May 27, 2015

We have a fascinating history tour of the "Alcatraz of the Midwest" - the Missouri State Penitentiary - which was used from 1836 until 2004 (yes, they have a small gift shop!). After lunch at Prison Brews Restaurant, we tour the brand new Missouri State Capital which was voted the "Most Beautiful Interior" of all 50 capitol buildings (make sure to look for sea creatures in the walls/floors as well as the many Thomas Hart Benton paintings). Betsy Murphy will be our guide today. Cost is $91 per person. Pick-up point is the Schnuck's on North Belt West at 7:15 a.m. Return will be about 7:30 p.m.

Back to Top Cardinals vs. Cubs Game

Friday, June 26, 2015

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 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.