Free Bridge Lessons Offered For Kids


Members of the Los Alamos Duplicate Bridge Club are offering free bridge lessons for Students in grades 4-12, starting this week.

Classes for kids in grades 4-7 are 10:45 a.m. to noon Thursday, June 20 at the White Rock Library. Classes for students in grades 7-12 will be offered 1:30-3 p.m. Friday, June 21 in the downstairs Conference Room at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. These classes are once a week until further notice.

Students need not have previous experience in order to join these lessons. Bring your friends and come ready to have a fun and challenging experience learning the rules of the game of Bridge and getting practice playing.

Bridge is a fun card game played with four people and is generally accepted as the most popular card game in the world. It can be played as a social game with friends and family or as a competitive game in a Duplicate Bridge Club or at local, national or international tournaments.  

Playing Bridge is a good exercise for your brain and will help students develop problem solving skills. It is also a great way to improve partnership communication skills and meet new people, but most of all, kids learn Bridge to have a good time. It is a game for people of all ages, sexes, nationalities, races and religions.

Lessons have been offered during this school year at Piñon Elementary School and have been very popular. LDBC members are grateful to Principal Jill Gonzales and all of her staff for helping get this program started. Several students remarked that the lessons were the highlight of their school week.

 The summer lessons offer an introduction to Bridge and hopefully spark the interest and enthusiasm in students to study and play on their own and take additional lessons in the future. 

For information, contact Earle Marie Hanson at (505) 672-9576.

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