Semmes Senior Center Mexican Train Dominoes

Mexican Train Dominoes

Semmes Senior Center
Mexican Train Dominoes
September 9,  2014
1:00PM

Mexican Train, also known as simply Trains, is a game played with dominoes. The object of the game is for a player to play all the dominoes from his or her hand onto one or more chains, or “trains”, emanating from a central hub or “station”. The game’s most popular name comes from a special optional train that belongs to all players. However, the game can be played without the Mexican Train; such variants are generally called “Private Trains” or “Domino Trains”. It is related to the game Chicken Foot.

Semmes Senior Center Genealogy

Semmes Senior Center Genealogy

Semmes Senior Center
Genealogy
September 9,  2014
9:00 AM

Genealogy (from Greek: γενεά genea, “generation”; and λόγος logos, “knowledge”), also known as family history, is the study of families and the tracing of their lineages and history. Genealogists use oral interviews, historical records, genetic analysis, and other records to obtain information about a family and to demonstrate kinship and pedigrees of its members. The results are often displayed in charts or written as narratives. The pursuit of family history and origins tends to be shaped by several motivations, including the desire to carve out a place for one’s family in the larger historical picture, a sense of responsibility to preserve the past for future generations, and a sense of self-satisfaction in accurate storytelling.[1]
Hobbyist genealogists typically pursue their own ancestry and that of their spouses. Professional genealogists may also conduct research for others, publish books on genealogical methods, teach, or produce their own databases.

Semmes Senior Center Billiards

Semmes Senior Center Open Billiards

Semmes Senior Center
Open Billiards
September 3,  2014
9:00 AM

Cue sports (sometimes written cuesports), also known as billiard sports,[1][2] are a wide variety of games of skill generally played with a cue stick which is used to strike billiard balls, moving them around a cloth-covered billiards table bounded by rubber cushions. Historically, the umbrella term was billiards. While that familiar name is still employed by some as a generic label for all such games, the word’s usage has splintered into more exclusive competing meanings in various parts of the world. For example, inBritish and Australian English, “billiards” usually refers exclusively to the game of English billiards, while in American andCanadian English it is sometimes used to refer to a particular game or class of games, or to all cue games in general, depending upon dialect and context. There are three major subdivisions of games within cue sports:

Carom billiards, referring to games played on tables without pockets, typically 10 feet in length, including balkline and straight rail, cushion caroms, three-cushion billiards, artistic billiards and four-ball;
Pool, covering numerous pocket billiards games generally played on six-pocket tables of 7-, 8-, or 9-foot length, including among others eight-ball (the world’s most widely played cue sport), nine-ball, ten-ball, straight pool, one-pocket and bank pool; and
Snooker and English billiards, games played on a billiards table with six pockets called a snooker table (which has dimensions just under 12 ft by 6 ft), that are classified entirely separately from pool based on a separate historical development, as well as a separate culture and terminology that characterize their play.

Semmes Senior Center Shanghai Rummy

Semmes Senior Center Shanghai Rummy

Semmes Senior Center
Shanghai Rummy

September 3,  2014
1:00 PM

Shanghai rum is a Rummy card game, based on gin rummy and a variation of Contract rummy played by 3 to 8 players.[1] It is also known as California rummy.  

Shanghai Rummy is played with multiple decks of 54 standard playing cards, including the Jokers. Two decks are required for game of up to four players. Five or six players require three decks, and seven or eight require four. The number of decks can be increased beyond four to allow more than 8 players.

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Semmes Senior Center Calendar of Events

We have added a dedicated calendar for events at the Semmes Senior Center. It is available from the Community drop-down menu at the top of the home page. When you get the drop-down menu, you should see a right-facing triangle alongside the Community Calendar option. Rest your cursor on the wording “Community Calendar” and the Semmes Senior Center menu option will pop up. See The Semmes Senior Center Calendar Here