Canasta (Spanish for "basket" and was devised in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1939) is a card game of the rummy family of games believed to be a variant of 500 Rum. Although many variations exist for 2, 3, 5 or 6 players, it is most commonly played by four in two partnerships with two - five standard decks of cards. Players attempt to make melds of 7 cards of the same rank and "go out" by playing all cards in their hand. It is the only partnership member of the family of Rummy games to achieve the status of a classic.
Canasta 1 meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month starting at 10:00 a.m.
Canasta 2 meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month starting at 1:00 p.m.
Canasta 3 meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m.
Canasta 4 meets on the 3rd Thursday at 11:30 a.m.
Canasta 5 meets on the 3rd Wednesday at 12:00 p.m.
Canasta Fancy Free meets on the 2nd Saturday Night at 6 p.m.