Activities and Travel – PSOP Center
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.
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.
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.
June 5 – Lunch & Learn
June 12 – Lunch & Table Games
June 19 – Lunch with the Doc
June 26 – Lunch & 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.
Table Games and Activities
Thursdays, Noon, $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.
June 7 – Table Games
June 14 – Dog Days of Summer Dance
June 21 – Table Games
June 28 – Table Games plus Coloring & Conversation
Friday, June 22, 11:30 a.m. – Olive Garden
Enjoy one of Olive Garden’s duo lunches with two types of pasta with all you can eat salad and bread sticks for $6.99. Located in Fairview Heights, 25 Ludwig Dr. Call for a reservation so there is plenty of room for everyone.
Book Discussion Group
Thursday, June 14 • 10 a.m.
This month, we will be choosing our book selections for the rest of 2018 and 2019 to be held at Papa Vito’s.
Tuesday, June 19, 9 a.m. – The Egg and I
How does a bacon avocado scramble sound? Or how about the Hikers Benedict with fresh asparagus on top, or pancakes with coconut and pineapple? The Egg and I is located at 455 D Regency Park in O’Fallon. Last time, we were here with ice on the road, this time maybe we can have a nice breakfast outside? Call Activities to make your reservation.
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.
Wednesday, June 27, 5 p.m. – Fletcher’s Kitchen & Tap
Come be one of our back porch friends and have dinner with us at Fletcher’s Kitchen & Tap. Located at 6101 W. Main St. in Belleville, Fletcher’s is a family-owned business with deep roots in the Belleville community. They grill and cut their own beef, chicken and seafood in-house. The thin cracklin’ crust pizza dough is rolled to order and baked in a brick oven. All of the soups, dressings and sauces are made to order. They will have a special for us, so let Activities know you are coming!
Whether a dance is in Shiloh or at PSOP please call and make a reservation. It helps us keep an accurate count and keep our lunch price at $5. Call 618-234-4410, ext. 7015 then press 5 and leave your name and number.
Dog Days of Summer
Thursday, June 14, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Belleville
Have a doggone good time dancing to the tunes of the Country Western Band. If you had a tail, it would be wagging for the quarter-pound hot dogs served for lunch! A fan favorite! Please call for a reservation.n!
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.
Gone with the Wind Card Game
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.
NEW GROUP STARTING!
Guided Story Sharing – Do you have stories about growing up, your first car, how you met your spouse, your career? Share your life stories with guided story telling. Share your memories and reminisce with others in a small group. Mike Stith, from One Legacy and owner of the Family Historian Journal, will guide us through our stories. You might even get a memory published in the Family Historian Journal! Group is limited to 10 people. June 13, 20 and 27 from 10-11:30 a.m. Folks can attend just one or all three. RSVP’s are required. Please call
618-234-4410, ext. 7042.
Friday, July 27, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hurray for Hollywood! See our beautiful models work the runway in their Hollywood-themed fashions. Arrive early for a good seat, shopping and entertainment. Doors open at 10 a.m. This show sells out fast, so get those tickets early! Tickets are $10 for a wonderful luncheon with the show, complete with linens and servers. We do it up right. Tickets are sold at PSOP in Activities office.
Niagara Falls and Toronto
Bus 1 – Aug. 19-25, Bus 2 – Sept. 23-29
$659 double occupancy. Feel the power of the mighty Niagaraas you gaze at the Horseshoe, American and Bridal Veil Falls from the Canadian side. Then experience the power up close onboard a boat ride on a Hornblower Niagara Cruise that takes you right up to the base of the Horseshoe Falls. Tour Toronto, gamble at a beautiful casino overlooking the falls, and visit Casa Loma Castle, which is Canada’s most magnificent castle.
Price includes charter bus, six breakfasts, four dinners, hotels, and all attractions. Full payment is due by June 30. A $75 deposit is due upon signing. Must have passport.
Save the Date!
HOLD THE DATE!
Sept. 24 – What’s in Our Backyard?
Oct. 3 – Isle Casino in Cape Girardeau
Oct. 23 – Haunted St. Charles
Dec. 14 – St. Louis Symphony
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