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.
April 2 – Lunch & Learn
April 9 – Lunch & Table Games
April 16 – Lunch with the Doc
April 23 – Lunch & Table Games
April 30 – 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.
Warm up with some line dancing. Great people and awesome instructors will have you doing a happy dance all over the dance floor. $2 per session.
Beginning Line Dancing
Wednesdays March 20 – April 24, 12-1 p.m.
This six-week class is $20 per person. If you’ve always wanted to learn line dancing, this slower paced class will teach you the basic steps and have you line dancing to your favorite tunes.
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.
April 4 – Dance with Country Western Band
April 11- Lunch and Table Games
April 18- Lunch and Table Games
April 25- Lunch and Table Games
Monday, April 29, 11:30 a.m.
We’re meeting at Bandana’s BBQ, 4608 N. Illinois St. in Fairview Heights. Please call for reservations, so we can have a seat saved just for you!
Book Discussion Group
Thursday, April 11 • 10 a.m.
This month’s book selection is “The Tender Bar” by J. R. Moehringer. The discussion leader is Marilyn Merwin.
Monday, April 1, 9 a.m. – Pancake House
Join us at the Belleville Pancake House, 3605 N. Belt West in Belleville for a delicious breakfast and great conversation. Please call Activities for reservations.
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, April 24, 5 p.m
Meet us at O’Charley’s Restaurant, 1313 Central Park Drive in O’Fallon. Please call Activities to let us know you are dining with us!
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.
"It's a Home Run Dance"
Thursday, April 4, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Feurer Hall at PSOP
Celebrate the Cardinal’s home opener with the Country Western Band at PSOP! Show your team spirit and wear your favorite Cardinal’s t-shirt. Lunch is $5. Please make your reservation before April 3. Call 618-234-4410, ext. 7015 then press 5 for reservations. Dance sponsored by Regency Manor.
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.
Friday, April 12, 11 a.m.
Guest speaker is Joe Bauer, varsity baseball coach for O’Fallon Township High School and former assistant coach for Althoff Catholic High School. Please make reservations for lunch. Lunch is $6.
Cards vs. Phillies Game • Tuesday, May 7, 6:45 p.m.
Meet at the Red Bird Express at St. Clair Square in Fairview Heights. We have great seats in Section 237! You’ll also receive a Cardinal’s t-shirt when you enter the gate. Cost of event: $32 per person, which includes your baseball ticket, hot dog, chips and drink. Cost of Red Bird Express is $5 per person cash (not included in price of event).
New York City & The Statue of Liberty, 2 trips
Sept. 19-25 or Oct. 17-23
Seven days, six nights, $809. Six night’s lodging including four consecutive nights in the NYC area, 10 meals, tours of New York City! See Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Wall Street and more. Visit the 9/11 Memorial and the New 9/11 museum. Be on the 102nd floor of the One World Observatory building. Take a ferry ride to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Call Melissa or Theresa in Activities to get on this amazing trip!
SAVE THE DATE:
This year’s Senior Celebration is scheduled for May 10!
Raffle Tickets are available now! Prizes include:
o 1st Prize: $500 Wal-Mart Gift Card – donated by Belleville Wal-Mart
o 2nd Prize: I-Pad – donated by Belleville Wal-Mart
o 3rd Prize: 4 Redbird Club Seats – donated by Steve Wolf
o 4th Prize: $100 Andria’s Gift Card – donated by County Board Chairman Mark A. Kern
o 5th Prize: $50 Schnucks Gift Card – donated by Cheryl Biver Brunsmann
TICKETS: $1 each or 6 for $5
Call or visit any staff member to purchase YOURS today. 100 percent of funds directly benefit PSOP programs!
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