April 30 is Mahjong Day: Learn Mahjong at the YMCA of Frederick County

Learn to play Mahjong at the YMCA of Frederick CountyDid you know that April 30th is National Mahjong Day? This traditional game, often likened to poker or gin rummy, is not only a source of entertainment but also an activity that can benefit seniors in numerous ways. At the YMCA of Frederick County, we’re proud to offer Mahjong classes and drop-in play sessions that provide seniors with the opportunity to learn, socialize, and engage in a stimulating activity that promotes mental, emotional, and social well-being.

Structured Learning and Affordable Price

Our Mahjong classes are structured over eight weeks, allowing participants ample time to grasp the rules and strategies of the game. Each session offers new opportunities for learning and improvement, fostering a sense of accomplishment and progress. At just $25 for eight weeks, our classes provide exceptional value, ensuring that cost is not a barrier to participation.

Convenient Schedule and Community Connection

Classes are held on Tuesdays, with drop-in play available at both locations (see below). This flexible schedule accommodates a variety of lifestyles, making it easy for seniors to attend. By joining our Mahjong classes, seniors can connect with others who share their interest in the game, fostering friendships and relationships within the community.

Physical Setting and Supportive Atmosphere

Learn to play Mahjong at the YMCA of Frederick CountyOur facilities provide a welcoming and comfortable environment for learning and playing Mahjong. Seniors can enjoy ample space and amenities, ensuring a pleasant experience free of distractions. Our Mahjong classes embody the values of the YMCA, including respect, responsibility, caring, and honesty, creating a nurturing and supportive atmosphere where participants feel encouraged to learn, ask questions, and grow.

But don’t just take our word for it—listen to what some of our participants have to say:

“I learned to play Mahjong at the YMCA and still play regularly with others at the drop-in sessions. It’s challenging, and I’ve met some really great people.” –Kara S.

“I learned to play at the YMCA, and now I play as often as I can. It’s a great social activity, gives my brain a workout, and on off days, no one really knows how bad you’re doing!” –Carrie H.

“I took lessons at the YMCA and now play with friends every Monday. I enjoy the social aspect and the challenge of the game. It’s a highlight of my week!” –Kim E.

“I learned to play at the YMCA and still play once a week. I love the game and the friends I’ve made. It’s fun to win!” –Linda W.

Drop in mahjong play at the YMCA of Frederick County Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced player, our Mahjong community has a place for you. We look forward to welcoming you!

Join us for Drop-in Mahjong:

  • Monday : 1pm, Downtown Y, Community Room
  • Monday: 7-9pm, Natelli Family Y, Intergen Room
  • Wednesday: Noon-2:30pm, Natelli Family Y, Intergen Room

If you have a mahjong set bring it with you to make sure we have enough sets for everyone to play!