A special gift for special people

If you are still looking for a gift for that someone special and can’t figure out what to get them, I have a great idea for you.

You can purchase a personalized laser engraved brick(s). The bricks are placed at entry pathways to the Pagosa Springs Community Center for everyone to see. It’s a perfect gift to honor a friend or loved one, or to just show your support for the community center. Make your gift today of $100 for each 4x8 brick, or $200 for an 8x8.

A very special thank you to all our wonderful volunteers for supporting the community center; without you, we could not have offered the community the special programs and events that have taken place.

For those of you who have not heard: We will not be having our New Year’s Eve party this year. We, too, have had to do a little tightening of the belt. Even though we might not be able to ring in the New Year with our friends out there, I would like to wish you all a safe and happy holiday, and I’m looking forward to seeing you in 2009.

Free programs

That’s what we are looking for. Maybe a book club, a dining adventure night (show a film on a country or state, and dine on its cuisine). I know you have more ideas; let us hear from you. Just give us a call, and we’ll see what we can get started on. Call Michelle at 264-4152.

At the center

Preschooler’s playgroup. The community center is supporting Pagosa’s preschoolers by providing use of the gym on Thursday mornings from 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 adults as the weather gets colder. Contact Gwen Taylor with questions or suggestions at 731-0305

Couples and line dancing. We will break for the Christmas Holiday until Monday, Jan. 5. Call Gerry at 731-9734 for more information.

Indoor soccer. Starting Jan. 3 we will play 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. Call the center, 264-4152, or Larry at 731-3984 or 264-1024, for more information.

Yoga. 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. Starting Dec. 28, we have free registration. Start the New Year with the resolution to control your weight. Meetings are Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m.

Duplicate Bridge. Tuesdays, 5:30-10 p.m; Fridays, 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 at 731-2217

Pagosa Bridge. Pagosa Bridge meets Mondays and Fridays, 12:30-4:30 p.m at the center. For more information, please contact the center.

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

Remember, you can come and play basketball at the center. We have some regularly scheduled events, but please call the center and get the open gym hours for the day.


Thursday, Dec. 25 — Merry Christmas.

Sunday, Dec. 28 — Grace Evangelical Free Church, 8:45 a.m-noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m-noon, Wyndham Activities, 6-8 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 29 — Pagosa Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 30 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m; Duplicate Bridge, 5:30-10 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 31 — Dance for Health, 10-11:30 a.m; Weight Watchers, 5-6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 1 — Happy New Year.

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.

SUN photo/Jim McQuiggin
Representatives of local non-profit organizations gather at the Pagosa Springs Community Center to receive funds generated through the auction of trees at the annual Festival of Trees, held at the center on Dec. 5.