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Valentine’s dance is Saturday at center

You have one more day to get your tickets to the fabulous, St. Valentines Day Masquerade Dance.

Remember, this is a fund-raising dance for the Southwest Archuleta County American Red Cross and the Ross Aragon Community Center. Please come to the center and support both of these organizations.

The dance is Saturday, 6:30-11 p.m. Fifteen dollars gets you in to hear the great sounds of Neil Nelson and Steel Rodeo, as well as to enjoy fabulous sweet temptations and savory, mouth-watering treats. This is a 21-and-over event. Come join us!


We would like to give a big “Thank You!” to the Pagosa Springs Duplicate Bridge Group for donating to the S.W. American Red Cross on behalf of Haiti relief. A million thanks for helping so many in need.

Groups and programs

Free computer classes. Classes will begin today, 10 a.m.-noon. If you would like to sign up for the class, call the center at 264-4152. Becky Herman will be the instructor.

Israeli dance class. Join Kim Hartfiel 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays. Wear loose fitting clothing and comfortable shoes. No experience necessary. Ages 13 and up recommended. Bring water to drink. Contact Kim at 946-7285 or e-mail

Play group. The Play Group hours are 10:30 a.m.-noon every Thursday. During preschoolers’ play time at the center kids can use the gym to play and run around in a safe, indoor environment. Some balls and toys are provided but feel free to bring bikes (with clean tires) and other “active” toys. The program is sponsored by the center and is free to families; however, an adult must stay with their children, no drop-offs please. Kids should also bring a clean pair of shoes to keep the floor from getting wet and muddy from boots. If you have questions, call Gwen Taylor at 731-0305.

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. Classes began Wednesday, Jan. 27. This is a four-week beginners program for adults and seniors. You 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 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. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8: to 11 a.m. Local tennis players can now play indoors through March. Court time is free and limited to one hour increments (8-9 a.m., 9-10 a.m., or 10-11 a.m.). Court reservations are on a first-come basis and may be made 48 hours in advance by calling Dale Schwicker at 903-3119

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, Feb. 11 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; Archuleta County Schools, 2:45-3:45 p.m.; Chimney Rock, 6-8 p.m.; NX Level Class, 6-9 p.m.; Soup for the Soul, 6-9 p.m.; Alateen, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Alpha Rockridge, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 12 — Indoor Tennis, 8:30-11 a.m.; Archuleta County Schools, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Pagosa Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m.; St. Valentines Day Masquerade Dance, 6:30-11 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 13 — Scrapbook Club, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Memorial Service, 2-4 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 14 — Grace Evangelical Free Church, 8:45 a.m.-Noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m.-Noon; Wyndham Activities, 6-8 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 15 — Indoor Tennis, 8-11 a.m.; Pagosa Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m.; Volleyball for Fun, 3:30-5:30 p.m.; Queen Bee, 6-7 p.m.; Youth Basketball, 6-9 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 16 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; Yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; TCC Meeting, 2-6 p.m.; Archuleta County Schools, 2:45-3:45 p.m.; Youth Basketball, 5-8:30 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5:30-10 p.m.; Choc. Mountain Town, 7-9 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 17 — Indoor Tennis, 6:30-11:30 a.m.; Re-Election Pete Gonzales, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; Aikido Class, 2-3 p.m.; Archuleta County Schools, 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Youth Basketball, 4-8:30 p.m.; Folk Dance Class, 7-9 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 18 — Hoopster, 8-9 a.m.; 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.; NX Level Class, 6-9 p.m.; Youth Basketball, 6-9 p.m.; Alateen, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The center’s public hours are Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m-3 p.m.

The center is located 451 Hot Springs Blvd. Phone is 264-4152, e-mail