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Community Halloween Carnival on Oct. 31

Our sixth annual free Halloween Carnival has changed hours. This year, event hours are 3 p.m-5 p.m., and it will be held at the community center on Halloween, Oct. 31. Come and enjoy all the games, toys, candies, trophies and fun.

Food drive

We’re holding a food drive to help our fellow Pagosans.

We are asking everyone to please drop off a non-perishable item Oct.15-Nov.15, to help with the community center’s drive.

Here is a list of some of the goods needed: canned meat or fish, veggies, fruit, soup or dried soup mixes, pasta, rice, beans, sauces or meal mixes for pasta/rice (i.e., Hamburger Helper, gravy mix, sizzle and stir), boxes of instant pudding, Jell-O, macaroni and cheese, 16-ounce jars of peanut butter, saltine crackers, baking mix (Bisquick), 9.6-ounce powdered milk, cereal hot/cold, 2-pound sugar, 12-ounce dish soap, paper towels, toilet paper.

We are trying to reach our goal of 500 items to donate to our local food banks. Let’s make this a Boo-tacular Halloween Food Drive.

Festival of Trees

You still have time to fill out an application for the Festival of Trees.

Our new due date for applications is Nov. 16.

The public is encouraged to view the trees until 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, and Friday, Dec. 4, until 2 p.m. Be sure to join us Dec. 4, for the live and silent auctions. Peter Morey will entertain us on the piano until 7:30 p.m. Catered hors d’oeuvres will be served, and a cash bar will be available. Admission to the auction is $10, and the doors open at 6 p.m.

Remember, this may be the only auction in town where you can bid for more than one of your favorite charitable organizations. It is truly a fun evening. Please call the center for more information, 264-4152.

If you know of a family or senior that is in need of a Christmas tree this year, tell them to come to the center office, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday until Nov.16, and fill out an application for a donated tree from the Festival of Trees auction. There is a limit on the number of trees donated. So, please fill out applications as soon as possible.

Ruritan Club

I’m part of a wonderful organization here in Pagosa Springs — the Archuleta County Ruritan Club. On Oct. 16, the Friday Ladies Bridge Group at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church generously hosted a bridge tourney for our club.

Club members would like to say thank you to B. Arrendell, J. Baker, J. Bechtold, L. Church, J. Clay, N. Cole, J. Collins, M. Copley, C. Frakes, C. Gustafson, R. Gustafson, H. Hoff, P. Jodin, L. Kuhn, C. McAnelly, J. Meyer, M. Meyer, B. Nason, H. Nason, B. Pavlovich, W. Palovich, M. Pechin, A. Rasich, G. Smith, J. Smith, P. Testor, M. Hill, J. Howay, J. Sager, J. Slayton, B. Gibbons, D. Dellmore, A. Jodin, L. Durfee, T. Ramsburger, M. Baker and Stan “Our Main Man” Church. Thank you again for supporting us.

Classes and groups

Computer Class. Classes are scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 27 and Thursdays, Oct. 22 and 29. Becky Herman is the instructor. Please contact the center if you are interested in classes, 264-4152.

Scrapbook. Two more classes for this year — Nov. 14 and Dec. 5. If you would like jto join the class, contact Melissa at 731-1574 or 903-4289.

Cancer Support Group. If you are interested in the group, please call Howard Gross, 264-5100.

Hoopsters. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-9 a.m. Call Larry at 731-3984 or 264-1024, for more information.

Morning yoga. Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m.

Duplicate Bridge. Regularly scheduled games are Tuesdays, 5:30-10 p.m., Fridays, 12:30-4 p.m. Call Stan at 731-2217 or e-mail with questions.

Pagosa Bridge. Mondays and Fridays, 12:30-4 p.m. For more information,contact the center, 264-4152


Thursday, Oct. 22 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; Archuleta County School, 9-11 a.m.; Forest Service, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; computer class, 10-11:30 a.m.; PERA, 4:30-8:30 p.m.; Alateen, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 23 — Duplicate Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m.; Pagosa Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 24 — SJOC ski sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Dianna Proctor, 1-3 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 25 — Grace Evangelical Free Church, 7:45 a.m.-noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m.-noon; Wyndham Activities, 6-8 p.m.; Nondenominational services, 4-5 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 26 — Pagosa Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 27 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; Archuleta County School, 9-11 a.m.; computer class, 10-11:30 a.m.; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; TTC meeting, 11.a.m -1p.m., 2-4 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5:30-10 p.m.; Andrea Lyle — Be The Change, 7-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 28 — PSAAR, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Weight Watchers, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 29 — Archuleta County School, 9-11 a.m.; computer class, 10-11:30 a.m.; Alateen, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Our winter hours are 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Events can be booked for any time during the week.

If you find you are in need of a clean, warm environment, you’ve found it at the center. We have the space you are looking for — reasonably priced rooms to meet your event needs, for 20, 40, 50, 90 or 500 people. Call 264-4152 or e-mail us at