Festival of Trees deadline extended

We are extending the date for registration for the Festival of Trees to Saturday, Nov. 29.

As I was handing out flyers to businesses for display, a lot of the business owners and associates did not understand how the Festival of Trees sponsorship works.

Sponsorship and participation is not limited to a group of people — it can be an individual, or a couple of friends who admire and want to support a non-profit organization in our county. This is a fun and easy way to do it.

I know everyone has a little Martha Stewart in them, or even a bit of Rod Stewart. So, gather your inner Stewarts, and start decorating.

You can obtain an application at the Pagosa Springs Community Center. You supply the tree (artificial, real, big or small), and decorate the tree, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 1-3. Public viewing of the trees takes place Dec. 4 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m, and Friday, Dec. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Your tree is then entered in the auction 6-8:30 p.m. Dec. 5. The bid amount on the sale of the tree goes to your designated non-profit organization. Some organizations want to keep the tree, but others donate the tree to a family in need.

The entrance fee for the auction event is $10, and includes hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, wines and Christmas punch. Kate Kelley, with present and past students, will entertain us with wonderful music.

So far, we have the following organizations involved: EMT Association, Archuleta County Ruritan Club, American Legion, LASSO, Fred Harman Museum, CARE, Music in the Mountains, SW Custom Builders/Mountain Home Sound and Security, Friends of the Library, Pagosa Springs Chamber of Commerce, Hospice of Marcy and the Women’s Crisis Center.

We would love to see your name added to the list. Join in this fantastic evening.

If you have any questions, call Janis Moomaw at 264-3010, Nancy Strait at 731-3427, or the community center at 264-4152.

In December

Festival of Trees, Friday, Dec. 5, 6-8:30 p.m. Auction, food, entertainment. One-of-a -kind, beautiful Christmas trees to bid on, and great music. It will be a magical evening for everyone.

United Way Breakfast with Santa, Saturday, Dec. 6, 9-11 a.m. Activities, music and fun, and Santa. Tickets are $15 per person. Available at the Chamber of Commerce and Higher Grounds, or call the United Way office, 264-1215.

Bar D Wranglers Christmas Jubilee, Saturday, Dec 6. Doors open at 6:30 p.m, with the show at 7. Adults: $13, kids 10 and under: $6. Tickets are available at the community center. Call 264-4152.

Grace Evangelical Free Church Christmas Eve Service, Dec. 24. Contact the church for more information, 731-6200.

Preschoolers’ playgroup

The community center is once again supporting Pagosa’s preschoolers by providing use of the gym Thursday mornings 10 a.m-noon. Bring clean shoes with non-marking soles, as well as balls, ride-on toys and bikes with clean tires. A parent or guardian needs to stay — no drop-offs, please. This is a great opportunity for both kids and their adults, as the weather gets colder. Contact Gwen Taylor with questions or suggestions at 731-0305

Line dancing

Line dancing classes are held Mondays, 10-11:30 a.m. Peggy and Beverly will lead the class. Call the center if you have questions, 264-4152

Indoor soccer

Indoor soccer starts Saturday, Nov. 29. This is for anyone who would like to come kick the ball around; all ages are welcome. We will play some scrimmage games, practice soccer and learn some techniques. Non-mark soled shoes will be required, skateboard shoes not recommended. Next date will be Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon. In January we will start full schedules, meeting most Saturdays through March or April (depending on weather). For more information, call Matt, 903-8663.


Want to get some exercise? Well, we have room for more players. Join us Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-9 a.m. The group welcomes all newcomers. Call the center, 264-4152, or Larry at 731-3984 or 264-1024, for more information.


Join our class in the gym every Tuesday, 10-11:30 a.m and 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. You and a friend can join in at any time. Bring a mat or thick towel, that’s all it takes.

Weight Watchers

The holidays are approaching; we can help you through them with cheer and encouragement. Be sure to take part in our Wednesday 5-6 p.m. meetings.

Duplicate Bridge

There’s no reason to sit at home, so come join us. We meet every Tuesday, 5:30-10 p.m. and Friday, 12:30-4 p.m. We welcome all players. Call the Community Center for more information, or Stan at 264-4152

Pagosa Bridge

Pagosa Bridge meets Monday and Friday, 12:30-4:30 p.m. at the community center. For more information, contact the center.


Meets every Thursday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the East Conference room. If you need someone to talk to or have questions, please attend. Hope Walker is the instructor. Call the community center if you have questions, 264-4152


Thursday, Nov. 20 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m; Humana Insurance, 10 a.m-noon; C Team basketball, 3:15-5:15 p.m; youth volleyball, 6-9 p.m; Alateen, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 21 — Pagosa Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m; Duplicate Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m; Volleyball for Fun, 1:30-3 p.m; C team basketball, 3:15-5:15 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 22 — Volleyball tournament, 8 a.m-8 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 23 — Grace Evangelical Free Church, 8:45 a.m-noon, Church of Christ, 10 a.m-noon; Wyndham Activities, 6-8 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 24 — Line dancing, 9-11:30 a.m; Pagosa Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m; C Team basketball, 3:15-5:15 p.m; youth basketball, 5:30-8 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 25 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m; Jim Denvir, 9 a.m-noon; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m, and 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m; Town of Pagosa Springs meeting, 1-5 p.m; C Team basketball, 3:15-5:15 p.m; Duplicate Bridge, 5:30-10:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 26 — Dance for Health, 10-11:30 a.m; C Team basketball, 3:15-5:15 p.m; Weight Watchers, 4:45-6:45 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 27 — Happy Thanksgiving.

Make the community center your next meeting place.

The center’s hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10-4 p.m. Saturday. We have a variety of reasonably priced rooms to meet your event needs — for 20, 40, 50, 90 or 500 people. Call 264-4152 or e-mail us at communitycenter@centurytel.net.