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Lifelong Learning Chesterfield

Weekly Group Activities - Summer 2019
                           

Lifelong Learning Institute in Chesterfield               

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WEEKLY GROUP ACTIVITIES ARE FOR SOCIAL ENJOYMENT AND DO NOT HAVE AN INSTRUCTOR. EACH WEEK, AFTER THE FIRST WEEK OF THE SESSION, YOU ARE ASKED TO NOTIFY THE FACILITATOR IF YOU WILL BE PLAYING THE COMING WEEK. ALTHOUGH THERE IS NO FORMAL INSTRUCTION, MOST GROUPS ARE ABLE TO ASSIST THOSE UNFAMILIAR WITH THE ACTIVITY TO HELP YOU LEARN THE GAME.
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Rubber Bridge                                  

Monday                                              WG192003         

12:00-3:30                          

May 6, 13, 20, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug 5, 12, 19, 26

Instructor(s): La Donna Wheatley

This bridge group is for players of all levels who have a basic knowledge of bridge and bidding. Rubber bridge is played with six hands of bridge in a 45-minute time span.  After six hands of bridge, members rotate tables and partners.  Four sets of six hands are played.  All are welcome!  Members often arrive early and, if there is a table-full, play warm up games.  If you see them playing early, don't let that keep you from entering! If an odd number are present, they do their best to accommodate members by playing with a "dummy". This is a fun way to get to know people while playing a great card game.

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Cards and Games Monday                                          

Monday                                              WG192004         

1:00-3:00                             

May 6, 13, 20, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug 5, 12, 19, 26

Instructor(s): Norma Crutchfield

Keep your mind alert and make new friends while playing a variety of games such as Rummikub, Triple Play, Skip-Bo, Five Crowns, and Mexican Train Dominoes.  If you don't know how to play, no problem. We'll teach you!

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Spades                                

Tuesday                                              WG192013         

11:00-1:00                          

May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug 6, 13, 20, 27

Instructor(s): Anne Clendenin

If you enjoy card games, spades is the game for you! The spades card game is similar to bridge but much easier to learn and play. This group makes the game enjoyable while learning and continuing to play together each week. All levels of experience are welcome, even if you've never played before!

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Social Bingo Tuesday                                    

Tuesday                                              WG192001         

1:00-3:00                             

May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug 6, 13, 20, 27

Instructor(s): Norma Crutchfield

This is not your mama's BINGO--much more than diagonal, straight across, and four corners.  This group plays with over 200 different patterns, a bit challenging and lots of fun!  Come join us!

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Cards and Games Wednesday                                  

Wednesday                                      WG192006         

1:00-3:00                             

May 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug 7, 14, 21, 28

Instructor(s): Norma Crutchfield

Keep your mind alert and make new friends while playing a variety of games such as Rummikub, Triple Play, Skip-Bo, Five Crowns, and Mexican Train Dominoes.  If you don't know how to play, no problem. We'll teach you!

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Chicago Four-Deal Bridge                                           

Thursday                                            WG192010         

9:00-12:00                          

May 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Instructor(s): Ed Butterworth

In Chicago Four-Deal Bridge, each hand is scored duplicate style, independent of the scoring on all other hands. It's recommended that players line up their partners prior to arrival, and players will play with the same partner for all 20 hands (5 rounds of 4 hands each). If an odd number of players are present, accommodations are made by playing with a "dummy". If an odd number of couples are present, a drawing determines which team to split up for the day (“double dummy”).

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Mah Jongg                                         

Thursday                                            WG192009         

9:30-11:30                          

May 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Instructor(s): Marilyn Mare and Mary Jane Murphy

This weekly group will play the ancient Chinese game of Mah Jongg which is a game of skill, strategy and calculation as well as a certain degree of chance.

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Duplicate Style Bridge                                  

Friday                                  WG192011         

9:00-12:00                          

May 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26, Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Instructor(s): Alan Sikora and Ed Butterworth

This group plays duplicate bridge for two winners (NS & EW). Based on the number of tables, 18 to 24 hands will be played weekly. Players need to have a partner and need to be signed up with the coordinator by the Wednesday before each Friday in order to play. Since an even number of teams is needed, it may be necessary to drop a team from that week’s play. No team will be dropped more than once per semester until all the other teams have been dropped. Come see us on a Friday morning if you are interested, and we will get you started!

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Hand and Foot and Triple Play                                  

Friday                                  WG192007         

10:00-12:00                        

May 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26, Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Instructor(s): Mary Jane Murphy

Hand and Foot and Triple Play are forms of Canasta. Hand and foot is a card game for four players, two sets of partners to a table. A Hand is 11 cards, and a Foot is 11 cards. Each player must play their Hand before they can play their Foot. The game is won by the partners when one has played his/her Foot and the other agrees to go out. Triple Play uses three hands and requires formation of additional Canastas. Come learn and play!

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Social Bingo Friday                                         

Friday                                  WG192002         

1:00-3:00                             

May 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26, Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Instructor(s): Norma Crutchfield

This is not your mama's BINGO--much more than diagonal, straight across, and four corners.  This group plays with over 200 different patterns, a bit challenging and lots of fun!  Come join us!

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