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Sell those sentimental goods — you’ll be better for it

I know some of us out there have closets filled with stuff we have a sentimental attachment to.

I know I have — but, it’s not just my closet, it’s my mother’s as well. I’m always asking her not to get rid of certain clothing, even though she can’t remember where it came from, or why she even purchased it.

But, I want it, I love it, I loved her in it.

The reality is, however, that she’s 5 feet tall, and is a small to medium petit, and well, I’m 5’6, and I believe I was once petit in kindergarten, and we’ll just leave it at that.

So on April 10, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. I, you will have the opportunity to purchase not only my mother’s treasures, but items from all the other vendors at our Spring Rummage Sale at the Ross Aragon Community Center.

If becoming a vendor for the day is something you might be interested in, come by and fill out an application.

This is a fund-raising event for the community center and the After-Prom committee and event. Please show your support by selling or buying some no-longer-used, but oh-so-usable items..

Thank you

We send our thanks to Stan and Lorrie Church, and August Vanderbeek. Your donations, generosity, kindness and helpfulness is worth more than a mere thank you can repay.

Groups and classes

Israeli Dance Class. Join Kim Hartfiel on March 17 and 24. from 7-9 p.m. 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. 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.

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..

Free Computer Classes. Classes will be March 11, 18 and 25, and April 1, 10 a.m.-noon. Becky Herman will be the instructor.

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

Scrapbook Club. The club will meet March 13, Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13, and Dec. 4 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. If you have any questions, call 264-4152.

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.

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


Thursday, March 11 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; CDELA, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Preschool Play Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon; Archuleta County Schools, 2:45-3:45 p.m.; Volleyball for Fun, 3:30-5:30 p.m.; Chimney Rock, 6-8 p.m.; Youth Basketball, 6-9 p.m.; NX Level class, 6-9 p.m.; Alateen, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Alpha Rockridge, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 12 — Indoor Tennis, 8-11 a.m.; Archuleta County Schools, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Men’s Open Basketball, 12-1:30 p.m.; Pagosa Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m.; Youth Basketball, 2-6 p.m.; Bible study, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Hunter Education, 6-9 p.m.

Saturday, March 13 — Hunter Education, 8 a.m.-noon; Scrapbook Club, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Volleyball for Fun, noon-2 p.m.; Pagosa Fire Protection dinner, 3-10 p.m.; Drug and Alcohol class, 8 a.m.-5 p.m..

Sunday, March 14 — Grace Evangelical Free Church, 8:45 a.m.-noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m.-noon; Wyndham Resorts, 6-8 p.m.

Monday, March 15 — Indoor Tennis, 8-11 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, March 16 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; Yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; Town Tourism meeting, 2-6 p.m.; Archuleta County Schools, 2:45-3:45 p.m.; Youth Basketball, 4-8:30 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5:30-10 p.m.; Democratic caucus, 6-9 p.m.

Wednesday, March 17 — Indoor Tennis, 8-11 a.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, March 18 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; Preschool Play Group, 10 a.m.-noon; Archuleta County Schools, 2:45-3:45 p.m.; Volleyball for Fun, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; NX Level class, 6-9 p.m.; Alateen, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The Ross Aragon Community Center has the space you 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.

Community center hours are Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m-3 p.m.

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