April 24, 2018
Mah-Jongg course scheduled for McHenry
Garrett College Continuing Education & Workforce Development will be offering a Mah-Jongg class on May 2, at the McHenry campus from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Mah-Jongg is a fascinating, rummy-like game played with tiles rather than cards. It uses a card of Standard Hands, published by the U.S. National Mah-Jongg League, which defines what hands are winners in each round of play. Mah-Jongg is enjoying resurgence in popularity, with many players in Garrett County who meet throughout the week to play and enjoy each other.
A very small amount of time and effort is required to become familiar with the elementary principles of the game. Many players comment on the enjoyable time spent with new friends, the challenge, and the reinforcement of retention, problem solving, and strategic thinking skills.
The class will be taught by experienced Garrett County Mah-Jongg players Judith Merriman and Sally Lazorchak. The class will proceed as follows: 10 a.m. - 12 noon: introduction to the game and “deck” of tiles and a brief introduction to the rules of the 2017 “hands” prescribed by the League; 12 noon - 1 p.m.: lunch break -options include the Garrett College cafeteria, Moon Shadow restaurant on Bumble Bee Road, or feel free to bring a packed lunch; and 1 -3 p.m.: practice hands using the Card of Standard Hands, published by the National Mah-Jongg League. This session is essential for extending the learning of the morning into actual play and reinforcement of the aspects of the game.
Course registration fee applies. To register for this course, persons may contact Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3069.