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Mah Jongg in Shadyside! (Note: No beginner class tonight!)
Join us on Tuesdays for American Mah Jong! Players begin arriving around 5:00 PM, and play begins table by table as soon as we have three or four players plus a set. (We usually have 2-4 tables.) By 6:15 or so, most players have arrived. Players rotate among the tables... at the end of each game, East walks around to see if another table is close to the end of their game, so that two players can swap places. Play must end by 9PM when Panera closes. Tables begin wrapping up play any time after 8PM or so. PARKING: the signs in the parking lot say that parking is limited to one hour. Most of us find spaces in the lot, and have never had a problem. (This could change... !) The garage is free for three hours, which is usually plenty of time for Mahj playing. Note: if the weather is bad, you can leave the garage at the hotel (level 2), go down one floor inside the hotel (elevator or stairs), enter Panera through the back door, and never go outside at all. If you are a new player, or if you have not played for a very long time, we highly recommend that you take a Mah Jong 101 beginner class before playing with us - beginner classes are offered every few months. Mah jong is a wonderful game, but it's hard to learn by just watching others play! Please order your 2017 card from the National Mah Jongg League, here: also carries the cards. Note that you want the NMJL card, and no other! (There are some colorful alternatives out there.. but we play NMJL card and rules.) Experienced players -- please bring your cards and please bring a set if you have one. Please do not bring any outside food or beverages into Panera! Instead, please plan to buy *something* from Panera, even if it's just a beverage or a cookie, to support their willingness to host us.

Panera Bread - Bakery Square

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