Learn the basics of this ancient Chinese tile game from instructor Sally Pehr that combines skill and luck. Please bring a current official Standard Hands and Rule card if you have one – or you can buy one from Sally on the first day of class. Mah Jongg sets are provided.
Mondays, October 23 – December 4 (no class November 13) 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. (minimum 4 / maximum 8)
Popular Conventions 10 a.m. – noon
Learn about Stayman, Transfers, Strong Opening Bids of 2 Clubs and 2NT and responsers, Slam Bidding in suits and no trump with Gerber, Blackwood, and Roman Key Card Blackwood.
Beginning Bridge Review 1 – 3 p.m.
This class is designed for players who know how to play bridge but want to modernize bids and responses to conform to contemporary bidding.
FEE: $80 for each course
Our outstanding bridge instructor, Joyce Ryan, will continue conducting an ongoing supervised play session. This is the perfect class for those who already play bridge, but would like a little help sharpening their skills.
Mondays 1 – 4 p.m.
FEE: $10 per class
Beginner Ballroom Dance Classes
With John Williamson
Couples can learn how to navigate the dance floor with ease and skill for the five most popular dances, including the waltz, rumba, foxtrot, swing and cha cha. Participants will learn the basic steps plus leading and following in these five dances. Each couple will receive their own dance chart as well as emailed notes on every step taught (man’s part and lady’s part). Please bring your own partner; there are no walk-ins or pairing up in class.
11 a.m. – noon
Saturdays, September 9 – October 7
Session 2 Saturdays, October 14 – November 11
FEE: $110 per couple per session.
Greenlaw Lecture Series – Breaking News in 18th Century Europe
With Barry A. Greenlaw
The 18th century was a time of travel in Europe. The major wars of Louis XIV ended with his death, and Napoleon’s rise was far in the distance. While periodic conflicts took place between the Great Powers, for the most part, the major cities were open to visitors. Travelers flocked to see the new sights and to attend and participate in the numerous civic and religious festivals which transformed city squares and internal spaces. These festivals were enlivened further by specially composed music and spectacular fireworks.
September 12/13 – November 21/22 (no class October 17/18)
• Tuesday mornings, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
• Tuesday evenings, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
• Wednesday mornings, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
FEE: $200 ($125 for half of the course)