Bridge, Music & Atlantic City Await JCC Members In 2013

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EDISON – The Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County will offer a variety of activities in 2013, ranging from Bridge lessons to an Atlantic City bus trip, musical performances and more.

BRIDGE ABOUNDS AT THE JCC

IMPROVE YOUR BRIDGE with Gil Hollander will be offered on Thursdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and February 7, 2013 from 9:30 – 11:30am at the Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison. This course is designed for those who learned the basics and are interested in improving their knowledge of the game. It will benefit more experienced players who want to review what they know and learn about current trends and new conventions. Time will also be spent playing and discussing hands that illustrate the concepts covered. Learn and have fun in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The fee is $60 or $48 for Community Campus Members. Advanced registration is required by contacting Sue Horwitz, 732-494-3232 x603. A minimum number of participants are required.
Gil Hollander will offer BRIDGE: SUPERVISED PLAY at the Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison on Mondays, January 7, 14, 21, 28, and February 4 & 11, 2013 from 1:00 – 3:00pm. Designed for the advanced beginner and intermediate players, hands will be prepared in advance, then played and discussed. Declarer play, defense and bidding (including some conventions) will be included. The fee is $60 or $48 for Community Campus Members. Advanced registration is required by contacting Sue Horwitz, 732-494-3232 x603. A minimum number of participants are required.

DUPLICATE BRIDGE is held every Wednesday from 1:00-4:00pm at the Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, Edison. Directed by Al Steinberger, you are welcome to come by yourself or with a partner. The fee is $8 or $6 for Community Campus members. Coffee and cookies are provided. No advance registration required – Come join us!! Questions? Contact Sue Horwitz, 732-494-3232×603.

START 2013 WITH MUSIC AND MUNCHIES

On Tuesday, January 8, Ron Hackling will perform on keyboard and vocals with a broad range of music – standards, oldies, rock and disco. Join us at 1:00pm for dessert followed by an hour long performance. The program will be held at the JCC of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison. Fee is $13 or $10 for Community Campus members. Call Sue Horwitz 732-494-3232×603 to register or for further information.

NOSH ‘N’ KNOWLEDGE

Kick off the New Year with a World Affairs Update with Douglas Simon, PhD followed by lunch. On Tuesday, January 15 at 10:30am, Dr. Simon will review and asses critical global events including such topics as the Syrian civil war, dealing with the Iranian nuclear program, the European economic crisis, U.S. relations with china and tensions along the Pacific Rim. These and other subjects will be discussed against the backdrop of the recent U.S. Presidential election. Held at the JCC of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison, the cost of lecture and lunch is $19 or $16 for Community Campus members until January 10, 2013. $3 late fee will apply from 1/11-1/14 – no same day registration. Contact Sue Horwitz 732-494-3232×603 to register or for further information.

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES

Anthony Troncone, PhD has a way of putting the headlines of the day in context and engaging the class in meaningful discussions about our complex and often provocative times. On Fridays, January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2013 from 10:00am until Noon, Professor Troncone will enlighten with the “facts behind the news” and broaden our understanding of world affairs, politics and our domestic agenda. Don’t miss this class for inquisitive minds to be held at the JCC, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison. The cost for this 6-week series is $60 or $48 for Community Campus members. Contact Sue Horwitz 732-494-3232×603 to register or for further information.

OPERA

Richard Ferris will offer lecture and video examples of “The American Opera Singer” on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 10:00am. Mr. Ferris will discuss how Phineas T. Barnum, an American showman, scam artist and the founder of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, inspired an entire generation of American opera singers. Held at the JCC of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison, the cost is $11 or $8 for Community Campus members. Contact Sue Horwitz 732-494-3232×603 to register or for further information.

HOLLYWOOD’S MUSICAL TRIOS

On Tuesday, January 22, 2013 from 1:30-2:30pm, Bill Levy will present film clips and discussion featuring the talents of various singing and dancing trios during Hollywood’s Golden Era. The cost of this program is $11 or $8 for Community Campus members and is located at the JCC, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison. Contact Sue Horwitz 732-494-3232×603 to register or for further information.

VARIOUS SOUNDS OF MUSIC

“To Be Perfectly Frank…”, a musical show about the life and music of Frank Sinatra will be offered on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at the JCC, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison. Music performed by Donny Farraro, narrated by Joe Gilligan and with sound by Mike Dellutri, this show begins at 1:30pm and is preceded by dessert at 1:00pm. The cost is $13 or $10 for Community Campus members. Early registration by calling Sue Horwitz, 732-494-3232×603, is recommended.

ATLANTIC CITY TRIPS

Whether you like to play the slots, sit at the blackjack tables or stroll on the boardwalk, a fun-filled day awaits on Monday, January 28, 2013. The bus leaves the Community Campus, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison, at 8:45am, travels to Showboat Casino and leaves Atlantic City at 5pm. The cost is $27/person and entitles you to a Casino Bonus. All those 18 years of age or older are welcome. Advance registration is recommended and choice of bus seat is made at time of payment. Contact a JCC Front Desk Associate at 732-494-3232 for further information.


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