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Masquerade planned for Feb. 12 at center

We have our first fund-raiser of the year coming up in February.

It will be a St. Valentine’s Day Masquerade, 6:30-11 p.m. on Feb. 12.

Our Masquerade Melodies will be in the capable hands of Neil Nelson and Steel Rodeo. They have been playing around town and, if you haven’t heard them yet, know you are in for some great music. Rock, country and blues — that’s a winning trio. One of these has to make your feet happy.

This fund-raising event is for the Archuleta County American Red Cross and the Ross Aragon Community Center.

Tickets are $15 in advance and at the door. There will be a cash bar and sweet temptations. This is a 21 and over celebration ... sorry young ones.

All you need is a mask, and if you can’t swing that we’ll still accept your lovely face. It’s all for a great cause, so we hope to see you here. Tickets will go on sale Jan. 25.

Beanie Babies

A million thanks for all the donated Beanie Babies. We shipped 30 boxes to our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Thank you for keeping this peace mission going. Please hold on to all your babies until next year, we are sure to have a need for them again. Thank you.

Israeli dance class

Join Kim Hartfiel 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, for the first dance class. Wear loose fitting clothing and comfortable shoes. No experience necessary. Ages 13 and up recommended. Bring water to drink.

You can contact Kim at 946-7285 or e-mail dancecrazy@centurytel.net.

Scrapbook Club

The club will meet, Feb. 13, March 13, Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13 and Dec. 4. If you have any questions, call 264-4152.

Aikido class

Aikido of the San Juans is a member of Takemusu Aikido Association. Instructors Lisa Jensen and Bill Trimarco each have over 20 years training, and have been teaching in Pagosa Springs for seven years. Classes will begin Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2-3p.m. This will be a four-week beginners program for adults and seniors. You will need to sign up for the class. Call 264-4152 or go to the center’s front desk.

Aikido is a traditional, non-competitive Japanese martial art. Students will learn basic body movements and techniques to neutralize various attacks. Aikido does not use physical strength, and is enjoyed by people of all ages and physical abilities. Look for youth classes in the near future.

Play group and activities

The play group for toddlers will take place 10 a.m.-noon on Thursdays. Activities for the group will begin today, Jan. 14, provided by Kin Galecsic from 10:30-11:30 a.m. For information, call 264-4152.

Other groups and programs

Cancer Support Group. If you are interested in the group, 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. Please call Stan at 731-2217 or e-mail him at sunset1310@aol.com to check if games are going to be held..

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

Indoor Tennis. If you are interested, contact the center for more information.

Volleyball for Fun. Mondays and Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Open to all junior high and high school volleyball players. Contact August at 264-6216

If you know of an activity you would like the community center to sponsor, please call Michelle, 264-4152.

Calendar

Thursday, Jan. 14 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; Play Group and Activities; 10 a.m.-noon; Archuleta County Schools, 2:45-3:45 p.m.; Volleyball for Fun, 3:30-5:30 p.m.; Art in the Den, 5-8 p.m.; Youth Basketball, 6-9 p.m.; Alpha Rockridge, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Alateen, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 15 — Indoor Tennis, 6:30-11:30 a.m.; Men’s Open Basketball, noon-1:30 p.m.; Pagosa Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m.; basketball groups, 2-6 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 17 — Grace Evangelical Free Church, 8:45 a.m.-noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m.-noon; Wyndham Activities, 6-8 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 18 — Holiday — by appointment only. Indoor Tennis, 6:30-11:30 a.m.; Pagosa Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m.; Volleyball for Fun, 3:30-5:30 p.m.; Youth Basketball, 6-9 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 19 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; tourism meeting, 2-6 p.m.; Archuleta County Schools, 2:45-3:45 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5:30-10 p.m.; Chocolate Mountain Town, 6-8 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 20 — Indoor Tennis, 6:30-11:30 a.m.; Pete Gonzales, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; Archuleta County Schools, 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Assembly of God, 7-9 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 21 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; Play Group and Activities, 10 a.m.-noon; Archuleta County Schools, 2:45-3:45 p.m.; Volleyball for Fun, 3:30-5:30 p.m.; Youth Basketball, 6-9 p.m.; Alateen, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The Ross Aragon Community Center has the space your are looking for. We have reasonably priced rooms to meet your event needs. Our rates range from $6 to $72 per hour. Room sizes for 20, 40, 50, 90 or 500 people.

The community center public hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.