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Buy your tickets for the Valentine’s Day Masquerade

The St. Valentines Day Masquerade is a fund-raising dance for the Southwest Archuleta County American Red Cross and the Ross Aragon Community Center.

This fund-raising dance will be held at the center Feb. 12, 6:30-11 p.m.

Masquerade Melodies will be in the capable hands of Neil Nelson and Steel Rodeo.

There will be a cash bar and sweet temptations. This is a 21-and-older celebration.

Attend the dance and get your Valentine’s weekend off to a great start. You can also win a prize for the most unique mask. Come to the center and make this a night to remember.

Tickets are $15 in advance and at the door. You can purchase tickets at Happy Trails and at the center.

Groups and programs

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

Play group. Please note correction: the Play Group hours are 10:30-11:30 a.m. every Thursday. Kim Galecsic will head the group. If you have questions, call 264-4152.

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, 2-3 p.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.

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 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, call 264-4152. We are always interested in new ideas for groups and programs.


Thursday, Jan. 28 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; Interstate Wildlife, 10 a.m.-noon; preschool play group, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Archuleta County Schools, 2:45-3:45 p.m.; Volleyball for Fun, 3:30-5:30 p.m.; TOPS, 5-8 p.m.; Youth Basketball, 6-9 p.m.; Alateen, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 29: — Indoor tennis, 8-11 a.m.; Archuleta County Schools, 10:30-11:30 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.

Saturday, Jan. 30 — Indoor soccer, 10 a.m.-noon.

Sunday, Jan. 31 — Grace Evangelical Free Church, 8:45 a.m.-noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m.-noon; Wyndham Activities, 6-8 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 1 — Indoor tennis, 8-11 a.m.; Pagosa Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m.; Youth Basketball, 6-9 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 2 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; Yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; Archuleta County Schools, 2:45-3:45 p.m.; Youth Basketball, 4-8:30 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5:30-10 p.m.; Chocolate Mountain Town, 6-8 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 3 — Indoor tennis, 8-11 a.m.; re-election meeting, Gonzales, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; Aikido, 2-3 p.m.; Archuleta County Schools, 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Youth Basketball, 4-8:30 p.m.; Weight Watchers, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; folk dance class, 7-9 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 4 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; preschool play group, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Archuleta County Schools, 2:45-3:45 p.m.; Fort Lewis SBD, 6-9 p.m.; Alateen, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; SJOC, 6:30-8:30 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 center’s public hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 10-3.