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Test your skills and have fun during a Mah Jongg Tournament being presented on Aug. 4 by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
This Mah Jongg Sizzle’n Summer Tournament  will take place beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 4, at the Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, 11902 Lowell, Overland Park. Participants will compete against other Mah Jongg enthusiasts in the community. Summer snacks will be served, and players can register for door prizes.
Mah Jongg is the popular Chinese tile collecting game which uses tiles with symbols on them. Some find the game, which has been played in China since the time of Confucius,  helps with memory and concentration, and it is also a great way to meet new people.
To find this tournament in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 plus and then under special events. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search,  look for the keyword “games.”
The cost for one six-hour event is $13 per person. For more information or to register by phone, call (913) 831-3359. To see this program online, visit the district’s website at, click on Activity Registration in the upper left part of the screen and perform a barcode search for 39164.
Printed copies of the My JCPRD Activities catalog are available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.