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Greeting a welcome change of season

I think we might have the go-ahead to start bringing out those potted plants, don’t you? It’s hard to tell with all this wind, and might I add: “Hello rain, we need ya, we love ya!”

As I drive around town it’s nice to see all the wild and not-so-wild plants blooming. Pagosa is so beautiful this time of year. Even the wildlife can be seen roaming, nibbling their way from plant to plant.

Well, let’s give the rain some big encouragement, and wish for great success in the coming months.

Indoor picnic

It’s our Celebrate America Picnic Extravaganza. — July 1, 6-8:30 p.m.

Bring the entire family to this free celebration. Bring your favorite picnic goodies, and join in on all the singing, dancing and other great entertainment. We have a great line-up of entertainment:line dancers, Israeli folk dancers, marimba ensemble-Zimbabwean Drums, live world music, and our great sing-a-long withDJ Dude.

This is our seventh year bringing Celebrate America to the community. The center will supply punch, something sweet, water and coffee.

Free programs

Mah Jongg. From 1-3 p.m. every Tuesday until the end of the year. It’s an informal casual and fun atmosphere. . Class will be taught by Linda Hogan who has over five years experience with several different groups of players. Call (720) 840-4203 for days and times.

Beginning Computer Class. June 9, 16 and 23. If you are interested in the class, call Becky to get your name on the list. The classes are small, so please get your call in at 264-2171

Israeli Dance Class. Come join Kim Hartfiel on June 9, 16, and 23, 7-9 p.m. No experience necessary. Ages 13 and up recommended. Bring water to drink. You can contact Kim at 946-7285,

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

Duplicate Bridge. Tuesdays 5:30-10 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 know of an idea for an activity you would like the community center to sponsor, call and ask for Michelle. We are always looking for new ideas.


Thursday, June 3 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; Archuleta County Commissioners, 10 a.m.-Noon; Natalie Carpenter, 1-4 p.m.; Alateen, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; SJOC, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Southwest Land Alliance, 7-8 p.m.

Sunday, June 6 — Grace Evangelical Free Church, 8:45 a.m.-noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m.-noon.

Monday, June 7 — Pagosa Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m.

Tuesday, June 8 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; Mah Jongg Club, 1-3 p.m.; Hartford-Bonds, 1-5 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5:30-10 p.m.

Wednesday, June 9 — Computer class, 10 a.m.-noon; Weight Watchers, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; folk dance class, 7-9:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 10 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; Chimney Rock, 6-8 p.m.; Alpha Rockridge, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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: