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Lifelong Learning Chesterfield

Weekly Group Activities - Summer 2017 

                           

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                                              WG172003         

12:00-3:00                          

May 1, 8, 15, 22, June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28

Instructor(s): LaDonna Wheatley

This bridge group is for players of all levels who have a basic knowledge of bridge and bidding. Rubber bridge is played - 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!

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Cards                                    

Monday                                              WG172004         

1:00-3:00                             

May 1, 8, 15, 22, June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28

Instructor(s): Norma Crutchfield

This informal card group will gather to play their choice of Canasta, Hand and Foot, or other card games that the group chooses. Anyone is welcome, beginner to advanced. Come join the group and play!

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Spades                                

Tuesday                                              WG172013         

11:00-1:00                          

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

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                                              WG172001         

1:00-3:00                             

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

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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Games                                 

Wednesday                                      WG172006         

1:00-3:00                             

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Instructor(s): Doris Armstrong

This group meets to play various games--dominoes, dice, scrabble, cards, Mah Jongg, and other  board games. Many board games are available or bring your game for the group to play. There are a limited number of Mah Jongg boards available, so members who have their own boards and will share would be appreciated.

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Chicago Four-Deal Bridge                                           

Thursday                                            WG172010         

9:15-12:00                          

May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Instructor(s): Ed Butterworth

In Chicago Four-Deal Bridge, each hand is scored duplicate style independent of the scoring on all other hands. We play two formats, alternating weeks. In one format players keep the same partner all day. It's recommended that players line up their partners prior to arrival. For the other format, partners are switched after each round of four hands. Both formats play five rounds (20 hands) of Chicago Bridge.

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Mah Jongg                                         

Thursday                                            WG172009         

9:30-11:30                          

May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Instructor(s): Marilyn Mare

This weekly group will play the ancient Chinese game of Mah Jongg. Mah Jongg is a game for four players and involves skill, strategy, and calculation, as well as a certain degree of chance. You will find it a wonderful way to spend time with your friends and keep your mind active, too. Due to the limited number of boards, player numbers are limited unless players provide additional boards.

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Duplicate Style Bridge                                  

Friday                                  WG172011         

9:00-12:00                          

May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25, Sept 1

Instructor(s): Alan Sikora and Ed Butterworth

This group will use Chicago four-hand play and scoring with the same partner, pre-dealt hands and table rotation as in duplicate bridge for two winners (NS & EW). Based on the number of tables, 20 to 25 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 Friday morning if you are interested, and we will get you started!

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Hand and Foot                                 

Friday                                  WG172007         

10:00-12:00                        

May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25, Sept 1

Instructor(s): Mary Jane Murphy

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. Players must both 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.

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Social Bingo Friday                                         

Friday                                  WG172002         

1:00-3:00                             

May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25, Sept 1

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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