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Annual Halloween Carnival — a boo-tacular time

It’s the 29th and we only have two days left until our big, fabulous, free Halloween Carnival at the Ross Aragon Community Center. Keep in mind the Carnival hours have changed this year, 3-5 p.m. Come to the center 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 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.

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

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

Saturday, Oct. 31: Halloween Carnival, 3-5 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 1 — Grace Evangelical Free Church, 7:45 a.m.-noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m.-noon; nondenominational services, 4-5 p.m..; Wyndham Activities, 6-8 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 2 — Archuleta County School, 8 a.m.-noon; Pagosa Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m.; ACVAP, 5-8 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 3 — Archuleta County School, 8 a.m.-noon; Archuleta County Economic Development, 8 a.m.-noon; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; Habitat for Humanity, 3-8 p.m.; ACVAP, 5-8 p.m. ; Duplicate Bridge, 5:30-10 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 4 — Sheriff Department, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Weight Watchers, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 5 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; Alateen, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; SJOC, 6:30-8:30 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

It is now easy to find us on Facebook, simply go to Facebook and on their site search for “Pagosa Springs Community Center.” This will take you to our Wall which lists all our current/past events and photos. We encourage you to become a Fan of our site to receive automatic updates.