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.
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.
April 4 - Table Games
April 11 - Table Games
April 18 - Lunch with a Doc
April 25 - 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.
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 618-234-4410 ext. 7015, then press 4 by Wednesday at noon.
April 6 - Table Games
April 13 - Table Games
April 20 - Table Games
April 27 - Board Games and Coloring & Conversation
Thursday, April 13, 10 a.m.
This month’s book will be “Alibi" by Joseph Konen. The discussion leader will be Barb Stephenson.
Friday, April 28, 11:30 a.m. - Bella Milano
Join us at Bella Milano, 455 Regency Park, in O'Fallon. Come and make some new friends over a delicious lunch! Call so we can save a seat for you!
Tuesday, April 4, 9 a.m. - Denny's
We hope you'll join us for breakfast at Denny's in Belleville! Please call ahead so we can save a seat for you!
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.
Wednesday, April 12, 5 p.m. - Peel Wood Fired Pizza
Peel has pizza, salads, soups, sandwiches, wings and much more! We can't wait to see you at their location at 104 S. Cherry in O'Fallon! Call ahead so we can have a seat for you!
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.
Friday, April 7, 11 a.m.
Guest speaker is Kirk Rueter, former Major League Baseball pitcher Montreal (1993-96) and San Francisco (1996-2005). Come join this great group of guys. 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.
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.
Sunday, April 9
Let us take you out to the ballgame! Enjoy great seats, plus it’s Stephen Piscotty jersey giveaway day. Meet at St. Clair Square and ride the Red Bird Express. At the mall, we will meet you with a name tag, hot dog packed lunch and bottled water. You can board the Red Bird Express beginning at 11 a.m. (no waiting for the entire group to be together). The game begins at 1:15 p.m. We will all sit together at the game, then you can leave when you want to. Cost is $36, which includes great seats and hot dog lunch. Tickets go fast, so sign up soon! Call 618-234-4410, ext. 7059.
Thursday, April 20
Elaborate terra cotta, ornamental stonework and molded brick transform massive warehouses into works of art on this St. Louis avenue. These warehouses were home to St. Louis's garment industry, where generations of immigrants found jobs. Historian NiNi Harris, author of Downtown St. Louis, will describe the architectural evolution of Washington Avenue and share stories of those who worked here and rebuilt their lives as Americans. Cost is $63 and includes services of NiNi, a day pass for the MetroLink and lunch at the wonderful Lucas Park Grill! Deadline for reservations is April 5. This trip starts and ends at the Fairview Heights MetroLink Station. Times are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a leisure walking tour.
Wednesday, May 3
Search for sculptures, gardens and monuments that could be in plain sight or hidden from view. Linda Koenig takes us to see what public art can be found in St. Louis! Lunch is at St. Raymond's Maronite Catholic Church. Cost is $85 per person. Deadline for reservations is April 3. Depart at 8:15 a.m. from the Schnucks on North Belt West in Belleville with a return at about 5:15 p.m.
Saturday, May 13
This trip would make a great Mother’s Day gift! The classic story on stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” Cost is $112 per person and includes the show, transportation and delicious dinner at The Fabulous Fox. Pick-up will be at Schnucks on North Belt West at 5 p.m. and will return around 10 p.m. We anticipate tickets to sell fast; deadline for reservations is April 21.
Tuesday, May 23 • 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
We’re heading to Arthur, Illinois and will take a guided tour of the town and farms. We will enjoy an all-you-can-eat family-style Amish lunch, then go to Beachy’s Bulk Foods, which is filled with homemade Amish goodies. Our last stop is strolling through downtown Arthur to find more treasures in their quaint shops. Cost is $68, which includes motor coach and Amish lunch.
Wednesday, May 24
How many Route 66 spots do you know of in St. Louis? Historian Doug Schneider takes us back in time as you visit the Route 66 Exhibit, check out "Motel Row," walk the most famous bridge on the route, stop for the sweetest snacks and more! Cost is $107 per person and includes lunch at Bixby's. Deadline for reservations is April 14. Depart 9 a.m. from the Collinsville Walmart and return around 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 7
Author, historian and church expert Joan Huisinga takes us to some wonderful churches in the Soulard neighborhood. Several we will go in and others we will pass and talk about them. Learn about the Polish, Czech, Maronite and Catholic faith churches, among others. Churches are subject to change. Cost is $89 per person and includes lunch at St. Raymond’s. Deadline for reservations is May 16. Depart 8:15 a.m. from the Belleville Schnucks on North Belt West with a return at about 5:15 p.m
Saturday, June 17
Tour the 30-room Magic Chef Mansion built in 1908, the Chatillon-DeMenil House built in 1848, and shop the best farmers' market in the region in downtown Kirkwood. Cost is $77 per person and includes the services of Linda Koenig. Lunch is on your own. Deadline for reservations is May 25. Depart at 8:20 a.m. from the Belleville Schnucks on North Belt West with a return at about 5:15 p.m.
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.