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.

Aug. 2 - Table Games sponsored by Memorial Network

Aug. 9 - Table Games sponsored by Willow Creek Nursing & Rehab

Aug. 16 - Lunch with a Doc

Aug. 23 - Table Games sponsored by St Clair County Medical Alliance Society

Aug. 30 - 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.

If you have not had a dance lesson from Carol Schwartz, you are missing a wonderful thing! Come join us! It's a really fun group and dancing is great exercise for mind, body and soul! Cost is $2 per session.

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.

Aug. 4 - Table Games sponsored by Willowcreek Nursing & Rehab

Aug. 11 - Table Games

Aug. 18 - Table Games

Aug. 25 - 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, Aug. 11, 10 a.m.

This month’s book will be “Necessary Lies” by Diane Chamberlin. The discussion leader will be Jan Lugge.

Back to Top Streetwalkers

Tuesday, Aug. 9, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Streetwalkers is taking a trip to Grand Rivers, Ky., the “Land between the Lakes.” First travel to the National Quilt Museum located in historic downtown Paducah, which is currently featuring the 12th Quilt Japan Exhibit and Oh WOW! Miniature Quilts! By then you should have worked up an appetite for a two-inch-thick pork chop, mile-high meringue pie and flowerpot bread at Patti’s 1880’s settlement. Then do some shopping at the Wagon Wheel, The Pink Tractor or The Peacock Corner. The cost is $44 and includes motor coach transportation and entrance into the museum.

Back to Top Breakfast Club

Friday, Aug. 5, 9 a.m.

Are you ready for a country biscuit breakfast or a mini sampler? Perhaps a hot bowl of oatmeal and a cup of fruit? They have it all at Bob Evans! Join us for good food and a good cup of coffee. Call us at 618-234-4410, ext. 7016 so we can save you a seat!

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

Tuesday, Aug. 30, 5 p.m. 

Southern-style BBQ beef, chicken and ribs are specially prepared over a pit of select hardwoods to create that signature smoked flavor. Is your mouth watering yet? Good! Come join us for dinner at Bandana’s, 4608 N. Illinois St., in Fairview Heights.

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 "Thrifty Nickel" Dance

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Join us at PSOP for a penny-pinching good time as we dance to the RSV P Orchestra! Lunch is $5; call with reservations by noon on Tuesday. 618-234-4410, ext. 7015, then press 5.

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 Project Re-Runway

Project Re-Runway • Friday, Aug. 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Spend the afternoon in style. Renew, reuse, refresh! All the lovely outfits are furnished by local thrift stores. Tickets are $10, which includes fashion show and scrumptious lunch of chicken salad, spinach strawberry salad, ambrosia and raspberry tea and of course cheesecake for dessert. There will be tables and displays of items for sale, so bring along some extra cash! Tickets go on sale July 1 in the Activities office. Attendance is limited; we sold out last year!

Back to Top Casino Cape Girardeau

Saturday, Aug. 27

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 July 28. No refunds after July 28 unless a replacement is found. A $5 fee will incur.​

Back to Top Trailblazers

Saturday, Sept. 14

The St. Louis area has many "firsts" that are worth learning about! Visit the Boeing Prologue Room, which is an air and space museum, to learn about St. Louis' role in fighter jets, helicopters, airliners and spacecraft. Next, visit the oldest Catholic church building between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains followed by lunch at Handel's Market (chicken salad, slaw, chips and carrot cake). Walk off lunch as you stroll across a Route 66 relic, the old Chain of Rocks Bridge. Finish the day at the beautiful Missouri/Mississippi River Confluence site. Cost is $89 per person. Pick-up point is the Schnucks on North Belt West at 8:10 a.m. Return will be about 5:15 p.m. Deadline is Wednesday, Aug. 10; no refunds after unless a replacement is found. A $5 fee will incur.​

Back to Top Sister Act

Saturday, Oct. 1

When lively lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier sees her mobster beau commit murder, she relocated for her protection. She's placed in a California​ convent where she pretends to be a nun. In an effort to keep her out of trouble, the nuns assign Deloris to the convent's choir, an ensemble that she soon turns into a vibrant and soulful act that gains widespread attention. Spend the afternoon at Stages St. Louis for a great musical after lunch at Café Telegraph. Please state if you want pasta con broccoli, burger with fries, Philly cheese steak with fries or a chef salad. Cost is $105 per person. Pick-up point is Schnucks on North Belt West at 1:15 p.m. Return will be about 7:30 p.m. Deadline is Thursday, Aug. 25; no refunds after unless a replacement is found. A $5 fee will incur. Please state with whom you are sitting.

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 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.