Mah Jongg translates roughly as "the game of sparrows". It's a rummy-like game played with 144-tiles, traditionally made out of ivory or bone with a bamboo base. It is a game of great strategic complexity, demanding constant attention and analysis to play well. Jacqui Palatnik will teach you how to play this very popular game. Registration begins September 17 for Merrick residents. Non residents October 1. There is a $10.00 fee for this class.