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Time for some work in the garden

Over the Mother’s Day weekend, we visited a hometown nursery and what beautiful flowers and trees they had on display.

Most of the hanging plants had to remain under cover because of the weather, but what a lovely array to choose from. They were so well kept that even I was thinking I could keep them alive once I got them home. I don’t have a green thumb, but I just might be able to put my best thumbs forward for these plants.

As we entered the plant yard, we were greeted by a beautiful cat that did a little shopping with us.

There was one tree that really caught my eye; it was a little too expensive for me at the time, but what a tree it was. I can’t remember the name, and if you know me, that’s nothing new.

It was a tree that didn’t have any branches from the root to around two or three feet up on a white trunk. It looked like a Christmas tree cut into a round or flowered shape. Well, anyway, it was beautiful, and I can see it in my front yard as I write.

So, get your potted plant hats on, our time is a comin’.

Free programs

Mah Jongg. Have you ever wanted to learn how to play Mah Jongg, or just curious to see what it’s all about? Come join a new group of beginners at the center in an informal, casual and fun atmosphere. Class will be taught by Linda Hogan who has over 5 years experience with several different groups of players. Call 720-840-4203 for days and times.

Computer Class (beginning). May 26 and June 2, 9, 16, 23. If you are interested in the class, please call Becky to get your name on the list. The classes are small, so please get your call in a.s.a.p. 264-2171

Israeli Dance Class. Come join Kim Hartfiel on May 26, 7-9 p.m. No experience necessary. Ages 13 and up recommended. Bring water to drink. You can contact Kim at 946-7285, e-mail

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

Duplicate Bridge. Tuesdays 5:30-10:00 p.m. Call Stan regarding Friday Bridge at 731-2217 or e-mail Stan at to check if games are going to be held.

Pagosa Bridge. Mondays (call regarding Friday play) 12:30-4 p.m. For more information, contact the Community Center, 264-4152.

Hoopsters. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-9 a.m. Join the fellas if you can. For more information, call Larry at 731-3984 or 264-1024.

Morning yoga. Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. Bring a mat or towel. Refresh, relax and rejuvenate.

If you have an idea of an activity you would like the community center to sponsor, please call and ask for Michelle. We are always looking for new ideas.


Thursday, May 20‚ Pagosa Springs Chamber of Commerce, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Archuleta County Schools, 2:45-3:45 p.m.; Alateen, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Friday, May 21 — Archuleta County Schools, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Sunday, May 23 — Grace Evangelical Free Church, 8:45 a.m.-noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m.-noon.

Monday, May 24 — Pagosa Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m.; Archuleta County Commissioners’ meeting, 6-8 p.m.; Audubon Society, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 25 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; Rocky Mountain Recreation, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Archuleta County Schools, 9-11 a.m.; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; Pagosa Springs Chamber of Commerce, 11:30 a.m.; Archuleta County Schools, 2:45-3:45 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5:30-10 p.m.

Wednesday, May 26 — Computer class, 10 a.m.-noon; Archuleta County Schools, 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Weight Watchers, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Echo Ditch, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Rep. Ellen Roberts, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; folk dance Class, 7-9:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 27 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; Fiber Fest class, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Archuleta County Schools, 2:45-3:45 p.m.; San Juan River Protection, 5-8 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.

The 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 264-4152, e-mail: