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What a great way to make new friends, and have fun while helping others! We are proud to announce that as of January 2019, our generous Mah Jongg Fever-ites have donated more than $4,600 to a wide range of worthy causes, such as: Northwest Harvest, Childhaven, Doctors Without Borders, Real Change Seattle, Americares, Am. Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Kubota Gardens, Hopelink, Cancer Research, Wellspring, Operation Homefront, Country Doctor, and so many more!

Join us and meet with other local people to play American Mah Jongg. National Mah Jongg League (NMJL) rules. If you are a beginner, no problem, we teach! We have all levels of play and we're looking to encourage beginners, improve our own play, and be challenged by experts. More importantly, we love having fun playing with good friends, introducing the game to new people and raising money for charity!

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Wednesday 1 PM Mah Jongg Fever!

Uptown Espresso

We are an informal group that has been meeting in the afternoons on Wednesdays for several years now. Consequently sometimes people forget to RSVP "yes" here. When that happens, we won't know how many people will actually be in attendance. So occasionally, (especially in mid-summer), we end up with less than 3 people. If this happens, be aware that the meet-up may be cancelled. To avoid this possibility, it would be helpful if everyone who plans to attend on a particular date took a moment to RSVP "yes" at least 1 day in advance. That way we'd all know ahead of time how many people to expect. - When you come, if you can, bring a card, if you have one, and a set, in case we need an extra one. But no worries if you don't, because we usually have extras. We often have two full tables and sometimes three! - It's free to play. However, we ask that you make a donation to our "kitty" when you attend. The amount is up to you. Some people who come regularly just donate $20/month. Others put in a few dollars each week. The "kitty" donations go to worthy charities, local and global. We rotate who we take charity suggestions from, so we always find worthy causes to support from the members of this generous group. To name just a few charities we have donated to in the past: Northwest Harvest (food bank), Kubota Garden, International Rescue Committee, Hopelink, Treehouse Foster Care, Operation Homefront, Westside Baby, The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Country Doctor, and many more.... you get the idea! - Also, since this is a public restaurant, we encourage everyone to purchase beverages and snacks. This is the best way to show our appreciation for being allowed to use this free space. - Mah Jongg Fever was founded to play American Mah Jongg according to National Mah Jongg League (NMJL) rules and raise money for charity. - We teach beginners and we are open to the public - everyone is welcome! - Come and play with us in the evenings and/or join us for daytime games. We hope to see you at either or both venues and may the Joker Fairy smile on you!

Thursday Evening Mah Jongg Fever

Panama Hotel Tea & Coffee House

We play American Mah Jongg according to National Mah Jongg League (NMJL) rules and raise money for charity. Beginners are welcome! Since this is a public restaurant, we encourage everyone to purchase their beverages and snacks from the Tea House. They have tea, coffee, adult beverages and pastry. On occasion they also have quiche and might return to their original salad and sandwich menu. Let's hope they do! Look for on-street parking which is inexpensive and free after 8PM. Parking can be tight, but there are usually enough spots within 2 blocks. For our charity we suggest a $5 per evening donation. We start early so we can fit in several games before 9PM Feel free to come when you can and leave when you must! See above for address and a link to directions to the Panama Hotel Tea & Coffee House, conveniently located in the International District. Open to the public - everyone is welcome!

Friday Noon Mah Jongg Fever!

Uptown Espresso

Members (and their guests) are invited to RSVP "yes" and then come and play Mah Jongg for charity on Friday afternoons beginning at noon. However, attendance has been up and down... this means, if you RSVP "yes" we strongly encourage you to check this page on the day of to be sure we will actually be meeting. If we don't have enough players for one table then the meetup may be cancelled. - It's free to play. However, we ask that you make a donation to our "kitty" when you attend. The amount is up to you. Some people who come regularly just donate $20/month. Others put in a few dollars each week. The "kitty" donations go to worthy charities, local and global. We rotate who we take charity suggestions from, so we always find worthy charities to support from the members of this generous group. To name just a few charities we have donated to in the past: Northwest Harvest (food bank), Kubota Garden, International Rescue Committee, Hopelink, Treehouse Foster Care, Operation Homefront, Westside Baby, The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Country Doctor, and many more.... you get the idea! - Also, since this is a public restaurant, we encourage everyone to purchase beverages and snacks. This is the best way to show our appreciation for being allowed to use this free space. - Mah Jongg Fever was founded to play American Mah Jongg according to National Mah Jongg League (NMJL) rules and raise money for charity. - We teach beginners and we are open to the public - everyone is welcome! - Come and play with us in the evenings and/or join us for daytime games. We hope to see you at either or both venues and may the Joker Fairy smile on you!

Wednesday 1 PM Mah Jongg Fever!

Uptown Espresso

We are an informal group that has been meeting in the afternoons on Wednesdays for several years now. Consequently sometimes people forget to RSVP "yes" here. When that happens, we won't know how many people will actually be in attendance. So occasionally, (especially in mid-summer), we end up with less than 3 people. If this happens, be aware that the meet-up may be cancelled. To avoid this possibility, it would be helpful if everyone who plans to attend on a particular date took a moment to RSVP "yes" at least 1 day in advance. That way we'd all know ahead of time how many people to expect. - When you come, if you can, bring a card, if you have one, and a set, in case we need an extra one. But no worries if you don't, because we usually have extras. We often have two full tables and sometimes three! - It's free to play. However, we ask that you make a donation to our "kitty" when you attend. The amount is up to you. Some people who come regularly just donate $20/month. Others put in a few dollars each week. The "kitty" donations go to worthy charities, local and global. We rotate who we take charity suggestions from, so we always find worthy causes to support from the members of this generous group. To name just a few charities we have donated to in the past: Northwest Harvest (food bank), Kubota Garden, International Rescue Committee, Hopelink, Treehouse Foster Care, Operation Homefront, Westside Baby, The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Country Doctor, and many more.... you get the idea! - Also, since this is a public restaurant, we encourage everyone to purchase beverages and snacks. This is the best way to show our appreciation for being allowed to use this free space. - Mah Jongg Fever was founded to play American Mah Jongg according to National Mah Jongg League (NMJL) rules and raise money for charity. - We teach beginners and we are open to the public - everyone is welcome! - Come and play with us in the evenings and/or join us for daytime games. We hope to see you at either or both venues and may the Joker Fairy smile on you!

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