St. Martin’s Activity Center Adult Classes

May Bridge Workshops

With Joyce Ryan

Popular Conventions
This class is designed for players who know how to play bridge but want to modernize bids and responses to conform to contemporary bidding. This class is a review of bidding using contemporary no trump ranges. Players will use current techniques for counting points for opening the bidding and raising partner’s suit. Using length and shortness in the modern way is reviewed. If you have taken the beginning classes but need a thorough review of that material in a fast paced class, this is the class for you! You will review requirements for overcalls, take out doubles, and the advancer’s ranges.

Tuesdays, May 7 – 28
10 a.m. – noon

Advancing Player Workshop
Hands combine opening bids and responses with second bids by responder and opener. Competitive bids are included as well when to continue bidding and when to stop. Players will focus on card play as well as improving their defense. Eight hands are bid and played each session. This class is intended for players who have an understanding of bidding, play and defense and wish to practice hands focusing on all three skills.

Tuesdays, May 7 – 28
1 – 3 p.m.

FEE: $80 per workshop

For more information, contact Joyce Ryan at 713-301-0624 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Mah Jongg

With Sally Pehr

Come play Mah Jongg! You will learn the basics of this ancient Chinese tile game 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 will be provided.

Spring Lessons
Mondays, April 29 – June 3 (no class May 27/Memorial Day)
10 a.m. – noon

FEE: $205

Minimum 4 / maximum 8 participants

Supervised Bridge Play

With Joyce Ryan

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.

1 – 4 p.m.

FEE: $10 per session.

For more information, contact Joyce Ryan at 713-301-0624 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

The English Conversation Piece

Greenlaw Lecture Series

Of all the genre of British painting in the 18th century, the Conversation Piece stands out as perhaps the most peculiarly English – an innovative mode of small-scale, informal portraiture, depicting groups of individuals posed in domestic or landscape settings. Pioneered by William Hogarth, and brought to its peak by Johann Zoffany, these fascinating group pictures reflect the joy and sparkling life of Georgian England.

July 11/12 – August 1/2
Thursdays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. or 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Fridays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

FEE: $80

To register, click here for the registration form, and return the form and payment to Barry A. Greenlaw, P.O. Box 870, Columbus, TX  78934.

If you have questions or need additional information, contact Barry Greenlaw at 713-781-9028 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.