SPARK Flossie Pack Center for Lifelong Learning

Let’s Play Mah Jongg! Summer Quarter

June 7 to 28 | Fridays, 10 to noon

All are welcome to our on-going Mah Jongg game gathering.  We have an instructor for those of you who have never played before.  Or come instead for a refresher on the mechanics, or just to share in the game with other fun SPARK members.

 While Mah Jongg origins are complicated, it is generally thought to have begun in Shanghai, China in the mid-to-late 1800s.  Brought to America in the 1920s, it evolved significantly after WW II and was a non-threatening way to build friendships across diverse cultural barriers.

Mah Jongg is played ideally with four players, but can be modified for three.  152 carved tiles similar to Dominos are divided into three suits:  Dots, Bamboos and Chinese Characters (or Craks).  Colorful picture tiles include Winds, Dragons, Flowers and the ever-versatile Jokers.  A game consists of acquiring a predesignated series of 14 related tiles which complete your Mah Jongg hand.  The games are created by the National Mah Jongg League in New York and are changed once a year.

 Instructor:  Carol Wells has been playing Mah Jongg for 11 years with a group of 12 who meet once a week.  Retired from her work as a free-lance calligrapher and sign painter, she keeps busy with gardening, collecting Oriental porcelain, etc., and teaching dog obedience.  She competes with her Dalmatians and has many American Kennel Club conformation and performance titles.

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Tags: 2024 , Spring


Jun 07 2024

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Let's Play Mah Jongg! Summer Quarter $
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June 7 to 28 at 10am | In-person Only

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