Minnesota Woodcarver's Association Mtg
Second Sunday of each month, 2PM
The North Metro chapter invites you to attend meetings held September through April on the second Sundays of the month. Hear great tips on new carving techniques, stay in the know about coming events, plan and discuss events for the future. No experience necessary, just a genuine interest in the art of carving.
Mondays at 9AM
Meet outside the Entrance of the MAYC
Get fit and stay healthy by walking scenic local trails. Expect a walking distance of 1.5-3 miles. Log your miles and report significant milestones, such as 10, 20, and 30 miles, to MAYC staff. Incentive prizes will be awarded throughout the year.
Join other groups if you wish to walk extra days and meet new people:
Tuesdays - Fridley
Wednesdays - Spring Lake Park
Thursdays - Columbia Heights
Fridays - Coon Rapids
Call Beverly at 763-571-7502 for details such as meeting places and parks for locations other than Blaine.
Tom Ryan B Room
Bingo cards will once again be available to select for yourself. Nickel bingo will be played. Pay one nickel per card per round. Up to 8 card limit per person per game. Coverall: one dime per card or three cards for 25 cents.Bingo cards will be pre-bagged and labeled with participant name to be distributed weekly by staff. Each week, $1 will be collected and used for payback prizes the following week. Limit of 15 participants.
2nd Monday each month, 10:30-11:30AM
North Lawn facing the patio
Pianist Ardy Vos will play the piano in the Tom Ryan A room and provide song sheets for participants. Songs rotate each month making for a nice variety each time.
Pinochle - Single Deck
Ropes, Aces, Queen of Spades, Jack of Diamonds are all desirable combinations in this fun card game. Join other pinochle card players on Monday afternoons. Some experience necessary.
Nintendo Wii Bowling
Tom Ryan B Room
Get your competitive juices flowing with a fun and friendly game of Wii Bowling. Limit of 16 participants.
Trump, No Trump, bids and strategy are the name of the game in this technical card game. Players draw a table number upon entering the building and head to the match table. Cost is $1 per person with payback prizes awarded at end of play. Experienced players only.
and and Foot
This canasta-style card game can successfully be played with two, three, four or six players and consists of runs, clean books, dirty books, wild cards and melds. It is easy to learn and players will help guide you through the game. Simple instruction sheets are on hand as well.
A tile-based game developed in the 19th century in China, players use the instruction booklet to make specific combinations. It is commonly played with 3 or 4 players. Game cases not provided. Each year new combinations are available to keep the game interesting and challenging.
Wednesdays beginning May 5, 1-3PM
All levels welcome. Beginners need to let staff know at time of registration if you need to purchase a starter kit from the woodcarving leader. Other participants need to bring their own tools, supplies, and projects. Join fellow carvers for ideas and great conversation. Limit of 15 participants.
Noted as an intellectual card game which changes and progresses the more you play. Bidding, communicating and strategizing play with your partner are key elements. Previous experience required.
Select Thursdays Each Month
Nancy, a MAYC volunteer, art teacher, and card player, will be on site for this weekly gathering of artisans and crafters. This is a gathering place for creativity, not a teaching class. Participants must register in advance each week.
North Country Jamboree
Thursday, July 29, 1PM
Tom Ryan Room B
Enjoy some foot stomping country music by this great local band. Event to be held indoors in the Tom Ryan B Room and available to the first 50 registrants. Lunch is available and served at noon, so make a day of it. Come for the meal, stay for the entertainment. Advanced registration is required for both the meal and the entertainment. Show your support for the musicians and sign up today.
Friday, 9 or 10AM
MAYC Senior Lounge
Invite a friend to play pool. One-hour time slots are available to play billiards on Friday mornings. Choose a 9AM or a 10AM start time. Bring your own pool stick or use one from the rack at MAYC. Participants will need to remain at opposite sides of the pool table during play.
Novel Nook (Book Club)
Specified Friday each month (next date July 23), 11AM -12PM
A novel of the month will be distributed by the library leader, then returned for a new novel the following month. A fun, interactive session discussing the finer points of each novel. Limit: 15 people.
Fridays beginning May 7, 10-11:15AM
Maple A & B Rooms
Bring own music, instrument, and stand. Playing a musical instrument can be very therapeutic. Newcomers are welcome. Limit of 20 participants.
Tom Ryan Room
Test your wits with a great game of Scrabble among friendly competitors. Draw tiles, form words on the board, and attempt to score big. Assign a scorekeeper at each table and let the fun begin. Remember, there is a time limit per turn to keep the game moving. Scrabble dictionaries provided. Good luck and have fun.