Learn Mah Jongg with CAC’s C.A.L.L. program

By Guy Harrison, Media & Marketing Specialist

APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. - If you've played games on the internet, you have no doubt heard about Mah Jongg, a puzzle game with roots in Ancient China.

Through Central Arizona College's Lifelong Learning Program (C.A.L.L.) program at the Superstition Mountain Campus, Sandra Koenig will be teaching a course designed to introduce its participants to the game.

The class will be held on Mondays, Jan. 23-March 5 from 1-3 p.m. Cost of attending this course is $15.

In the class, students will learn the basics of the American version of the ancient Chinese game. This is a game of skill involving an array of tiles divided into various suits called flowers, winds, dragons, craks, bams and dots. The game is meant to be played at a table of three or four people at a time.

Koenig first developed her love for Mah Jongg 50 years ago. She has taken her love for the game from her hometown of St. Louis to Israel and on to Arizona, where she has been living since 1984.

Koenig first joined the CAC community as a participant in a Mah Jongg class under a previous instructor. When that instructor could no longer teach, Koenig agreed to step up and share her passion as she took the reins of the Mah Jongg community at CAC.

To register for this class, please contact Joel Beck at joel.beck@centralaz.edu, or by phone at 480-677-7721.

Central Arizona College - District Office 8470 N. Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ 85128 Phone: 800-237-9814