DCA Offers 2 Options to Learn and Play Mah Jongg in January

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Popular instructor and longtime Darien resident Donna Holt is at the Darien Community Association to teach two different classes to learn and play Mah Jongg based on your ability.

Mah Jongg: Learn to Play classes

Try this four week session with longtime Darien resident and instructor Donna Holt.

Mah Jongg classes 2019

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Popular instructor and longtime Darien resident Donna Holt is at the Darien Community Association (DCA) to teach two different classes to learn and play Mah Jongg based on your ability.

Beginners will learn the basics: how to identify tiles and understand the Mah Jongg card, and how to select and strengthen a winning hand.

Rules and strategies of play as well as game etiquette will be covered. Please order your 2018 card at nationalmahjonggleague.org once class is confirmed.

This class is offered on four Tuesdays (Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29) from 9:30 a.m. to  12 noon. Class fees covering the four dates are $115, or $95 for DCA members. Prepayment is required by noon on Friday, Jan. 4. Minimum enrollment applies.

Mah Jongg: Guided Play

You’ve learned to play American Mah Jongg, and you’re hooked. This four week session will offer lots of playing time and the chance to meet other players, with instructor Donna Holt on hand to oversee play.

She will be available to help with all aspects of the game, from choosing your hand, to guiding the group through any rules or etiquette questions that arise. Come meet others mad for Mah Jongg and build your confidence.

Please bring your 2018 card to each class. Please note: Players should already be familiar with both rules of play and the NMJL card.

This class is offered on four Wednesdays (Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30) from 9:30 a.m. to  12 noon. Class fees covering the four dates are $85, or $70 for DCA members. Prepayment is required by noon on Monday, Jan. 7. Minimum enrollment applies.

Registration is available online at dariendca.org, or by contacting the DCA at 203-655-9050 extension 10 or info@dariendca.org. The DCA is located at 274 Middlesex Road in Darien.

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