The Festival of Trees is tomorrow night

Tomorrow is the night to join in the festivities at the Festival of Trees, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Pagosa Springs Community Center.

We have a parade of beautiful trees on display and for sale at auction. There will be food, beverages and a festive atmosphere for all.

This is an event you do not want to miss, so many of your favorite non-profit organizations are being represented at this year’s festival: Music in the Mountains, The Oxford House, Hospice of Mercy, Friends of the Library, Operation Helping Hands, CARE, Fred Harman Museum, LASSO, Seeds of Learning, EMT Association, American Legion Post 108, Archuleta County Ruritan Club, 4-H Council, Pagosa Builders Association, Community Connections, First Assembly of God Mission Fund/Mission to Mexico, Pagosa Cowboy Ministry, and the Southwest Colorado Chapter of the Red Cross.

Purchase tickets at Higher Grounds, the Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center and the community center. Everyone is welcome at this very special event.

Come and let the Christmas Spirit envelop you!

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

Got an idea?

We are always looking for new programs to sponsor. We had a game night going for a couple of weeks, and a movie night idea came up. Maybe we need a book club, a dining adventure night (show a film on a country or state, and dine on a representative cuisine).

I know there are more ideas out there; just give me a call, and I’ll see what we can get started on. Call me at 264-4152.

December at the center

Dec. 5 — Festival of Trees, 6-8:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, wines and Christmas punches. One-of-a-kind beautiful Christmas trees to bid on, and great music. It will be a magical evening for everyone.

Dec. 6 — United Way Breakfast with Santa, 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.

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

Dec. 24 — Grace Evangelical Free Church Christmas Eve Service. Please contact the church for time and more information, 731-6200.


Preschooler’s playgroup. The center is again supporting Pagosa’s preschoolers by providing use of the gym on 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, so 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 will continue through Dec. 1, after which we will break for the Christmas Holiday until Monday, Jan. 5. We especially welcome new people at the beginning of the year, and will have a teacher just for you. Call Gerry at 731-9734 for more information.

Indoor soccer. This is for anyone who would like to kick the ball around; all ages welcome. We will play some scrimmage games, practice soccer and learn some techniques. Non-mark soled shoes are required. Next date is Dec. 13 from 10 a.m.-noon. In January we will start full schedules on most Saturdays through March or April (depending on weather). For more information, call Matt, 903-8663.

Hoopsters. Join us Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-9 a.m. The group welcomes all who are interested. Call the center, 264-4152, or Larry at 731-3984 or 264-1024, for more information.

Yoga. Come join our class in the gym every Tuesday, 10-11:30 a.m. Bring a mat or thick towel — that’s all it takes.

Weight Watchers. The holidays are here. Join us every Wednesday, 5-6 p.m. We can help you through the holidays with cheer and encouragement.

Duplicate Bridge. We meet every Tuesday 5:30-10 p.m, and Friday 12:30-4 p.m. Come and meet other Duplicate Bridge enthusiasts. We welcome all players. Call the center for more information, 264-4152, or Stan, 731-2217.

Pagosa Bridge. Meets Monday and Friday, 12:30-4:30 p.m at the center. For more information, call 264-4152.

Alateen. 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.

Activity calendar

Thursday, Dec. 4 — Festival of Trees Display, 8 a.m-5 p.m; PSAAR, 9 a.m-4 p.m; San Juan Outdoor Club, 6-9 p.m; Alateen, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 5 — Festival of Trees Display, 8 a.m-1 p.m; Pagosa Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m; Duplicate Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m; Festival of Trees party and auction, 6-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 6 — Josh Bramble, 8 a.m-5 p.m; Christmas with Santa, 9-11 a.m; Kate Kelley concert with students, 9:30-11:30 a.m; Sharee Grazda, 10 a.m-2 p.m; birthday party, 4-8 p.m; Bar D Wranglers, 7-8 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 7 — Grace Evangelical Free Church, 8:45 a.m-noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m-noon; Wyndham Activities, 6-8 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 8 — County deposition, 8 a.m-5 p.m; 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, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 9 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m; county deposition, 8 a.m-5 p.m; yoga, 10-11:30 p.m; C Team basketball, 3:15-5:15 p.m; youth basketball, 5:30-8:30 p.m; Duplicate Bridge, 5:30-10 p.m; Creepers Jeepers, 7-8 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 10: — County deposition, 8 a.m-5 p.m; C Team basketball, 3:15-5:15 p.m; Weight Watchers, 5-6 p.m; youth basketball, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 11 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m; youth basketball, 5-8 p.m; Chimney Rock, 6-8 p.m; Alateen, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

SUN photo/Michelle Jamison
Members of American Legion Post 108 put the finishing touches on the Post’s tree for the upcoming Festival of Trees at the community center. The trees can be viewed by the public today from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and tomorrow, Friday, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the community center. The Festival of Trees party and auction begins tomorrow at the center at 6 p.m.