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.
Aug 7 – Lunch and Learn, 11:30 a.m.
Aug 14 – Lunch and Table Games
Aug 21 – Lunch with the Doc, 11:30 a.m.
Aug 28 – Lunch and 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.
Aug. 2- “Land of Oz” Dance with the
Country Western Band
Aug. 9 – Lunch and table games
Aug. 16 – Lunch and table games
Aug. 23 – NO LUNCH or TABLE GAMES
Monday, August 13, 11:30 a.m. – Pizza Hut
Did you know that Pizza Hut at 652 Carlyle Ave. has a great lunch buffet? All you can eat salad, pizza and your drink for $7.75. Get out of the heat and enjoy some pizza. Call Activities and reserve your spot!
Book Discussion Group
Thursday, August 9 • 10 a.m.
This month our book selection is “Clara and Mr. Tiffany” by Susan Vreeland. The discussion will be led by Karen Roseberry.
Tuesday, August 1, 9 a.m. – Cracker Barrel in Shiloh
Join us for some good home cooking. We love to sit together at the big round table and then shop in their store afterwards. Located 3160 Green Mount Crossing in Shiloh. Please call Activities and reserve, so we have a spot for you!
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.
Thursday, August 9, 5 p.m. – Copper Fire
Copper Fire, 200 E. Main St., is the newest restaurant in downtown Belleville. Where else can you get deviled eggs for an appetizer, candied bacon on your burger or homemade Beef Wellington? Call PSOP Activities at
618-234-4410, ext. 7042 to save your spot.
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.
"Land of Oz"
Thursday, Aug. 2, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Follow the Yellow Brick Road for a fun time! The Western Band is fantastic, and you will have a great meal too. Prizes awarded if you dress up as a character from the movie. No flying monkeys, you don’t want to scare anyone. Because this dance is so popular, RSVP at 618-234-4401, ext. 7015.
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.
Niagara Falls Trip Party
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m.
If you are one of the travelers for the Aug. 19-23 trip to Niagara Falls, please try to attend this informational meeting (well, party) at PSOP in the Auditorium.
Jeanne Robertson Concert
Friday, Oct. 12
If you have been on any of the Activities bus trips, you have seen Jeanne’s videos. She is clean, funny humor, that everyone can identify with. She has hilarious stories about ordering a vanilla milkshake, sending her husband to the grocery store, and left-brain. She makes you laugh about shopping for her size; she is 6-foot-2-inches tall, and you will love her stories told in her Southern drawl. The concert is at Family Arena in St. Charles. We are leaving early for shopping and dinner before the show. Cost is $84 for motorcoach and GREAT seats on the floor. Dinner on your own. Depart West End Schnuck’s at 3 p.m. Return approximately 10 p.m.
Save the Date!
HOLD THE DATE!
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