St. Martin’s Activity Center Adult Classes

Will and Lizzie Go To London: An Elizabethan Tale

This 9-week course is the story of “Will” (William Shakespeare), “Lizzie” (Queen Elizabeth I) and the City of London, where Shakespeare lived, wrote and performed. Several of his earliest plays, including A Midsummer’s Night Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet, and Richard II, were performed in the two earliest London theaters, whose sites have recently been discovered.

While we will talk about Will and Lizzie, the real hero of the story will be the city of London itself as a center of Elizabethan culture and, notably, the small parish of Great St. Helen’s. Great St. Helen’s was home to some of the most interesting and notorious figures in the late Elizabethan age. Much of this parish survived the Great Fire of 1666 and the Blitz of World War II, and it is where, still today, the pattern of the Elizabethan city is most visible.

Will and Lizzie Go To London will be presented three times each week–on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings (9:30-11:30 a.m.) and Tuesday evenings (6:30-8:30 p.m.), beginning Sept. 7-8.

There will be no class the weeks of October 10 and October 17.

Lecturer: Barry A. Greenlaw

The fee for the course is $200. You may, if you wish, register for either half of the course for $125 either half.

To register, download and fill out the form below, and send with a check in the proper amount to Barry A. Greenlaw, P.O. Box 870, Columbus, TX 78934.

Beginning Bridge Lessons

Never played bridge before? This is the class for you! Have friends who would like to learn the game? Please let them know! This is a great class for people who have never played before or who played decades ago and are ready to begin playing again! Tom Jahnke is a certified teacher with the American Contract Bridge League. He has substituted at St. Martin’s several times and is excited to be our full-time bridge instructor! This class is always very popular. Here’s an idea: start a beginner bridge club with your friends and come to the Activity Center for instruction.

Mondays, Sept. 13–Nov. 8
10 a.m.–noon

No class October 11, 2021.

FEE: $120
Books are available from instructor

Instructor: Tom Jahnke or 713-824-0693


Supervised Bridge Play

Our new bridge instructor, Tom Jahnke, 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.

Fee is $10 per session.

Mondays beginning Sept. 13.
1-3 p.m.

Instructor: Tom Jahnke email hidden; JavaScript is required or 713-824-0693