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Community Connections and Participation for Seniors

Carpet Bowls

LOCATION: May Rd Campus Senior Citizens Club Main Hall 2b May Road Lalor DESCRIPTION: Two teams compete against each other to score the most points in two hours (e.g. closest to the little white ball). It’s good fun and good exercise.

Chess and other Board Games

LOCATION: Peter Lalor Campus 34 Robert St opp. Ryder St Lalor 3075 DESCRIPTION: Beginners as well as experienced players welcome. AIM: * To help you play chess well enough to enjoy it. * Learn the object of the game including piece movements and captures; mobility and piece value; how to read moves, openings, middle and end games, combination and tactics. Learn method and planning. * Get lasting pleasure from the unending variety and beauty of Chess for appreciation games from chess history are replayed. Other board games will also be played during this session

Cards 500 Epping

LOCATION: Epping Memorial Meeting Room,827 High Street Epping DESCRIPTION: Classes continue through school holidays. We have group sessions of talking and joking while playing cards

Cards 500 – Lalor

LOCATION: Peter Lalor Campus 34 Robert St opp. Ryder St Lalor 3075 DESCRIPTION: These sessions continue through school holidays. This class plays Cards 500 in a friendly atmosphere. We welcome learners and experienced players

Mah-Jong

LOCATION: Peter Lalor Campus 34 Robert St opp. Ryder St Lalor 3075 DESCRIPTION: Mah-Jong continues through the school holidays. This ancient Chinese game uses small tiles and usually 4 players per group. It is a game of strategy similar but not the same as gin rummy as tiles are placed in groups. Don’t worry if you have never played the game before the group is very helpful and beginners are always welcome.

Bocce

LOCATION: May Rd Campus Senior Citizen’s Club 2b May Road Lalor DESCRIPTION: Bocce, also known as Italian lawn bowling, is one of the most widely played games in the world. The group meets for some competitive fun and exercise.

Canasta / Samba Cards

LOCATION: Thomastown Library Community Room 2/52 Main Street Thomastown DESCRIPTION: Samba card game is closely related to Canasta but it introduces a couple of variations that make the game much more enjoyable. Sessions will continue through the school holidays.

Scrabble

LOCATION: Mill Park Community Centre Cnr Blamey Ave & Mill Park Drive Mill Park DESCRIPTION: Have a way with words, then you will love playing Scrabble with friends. Sessions will continue through the school holidays on arrangement with the tutor.

Cards 500 Laurimar

LOCATION: Laurimar Community Activity Centre, 110 Hazel Glen Drive Doreen DESCRIPTION: 500 or five hundred is now the national card game of Australia. Also called Bid Euchre (but not to be confused with another game of the same name) is a trick-taking game that is an extension of euchre with some ideas from bridge. For two to six players it is most commonly played by four players in partnerships. 500 is a social card game.

Carpet Bowls

LOCATION: May Rd Campus Senior Citizens Club Main Hall 2b May Road Lalor

DESCRIPTION: Two teams compete against each other to score the most points in two hours (e.g. closest to the little white ball). It’s good fun and good exercise.