Beginning Canasta (In-Person Only)

OSH 228 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English

Course Description: Canasta is a fun and popular card game that can be very intimidating at the beginning. With practice, you will get better over time and learn to play forming your own strategies. Canasta is a great game for socializing with small groups of people since a game can last an hour or more. If you'd like to learn this game, we would love for you to join us.

Week 1: Introduction; what is needed to play canasta; the objective; getting started (the deal); card values; melding; subsequent melding; 3's 7's and aces.

Week 2 Review; penalties; exceptional melds; going out; scoring; if time, one table to play an open hand for all to observe and ask questions.

Week 3: Review; special hands, each table plays an open game.

Week 4: Review; canasta strategies; each table plays a game either open or closed.

Week 5: Review; each table plays a game either open or closed.

Week 6: Review; each table plays a closed game.


Instructor:  Ms. Arlene Young


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This course is available as part of the following:

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses
These courses are available either in-person only, via Zoom only or hybrid (either in-person or via Zoom). Please note the modality of each class. Membership is required.

OLLI 2023-2024 Membership is required to take this course and will be added to your cart upon enrollment. If you already have purchased a membership, you will not be charged for this membership.
OLLI 2023-2024 Membership Added to cart upon enrollment.
Starts: 8/1/2023 Ends: 7/31/2024