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Celebrate America a resounding success

Celebrate America was a real hit this year.

If you did not get a chance to drop in, you missed a great show. The Israeli Folk Dancers had the crowd on their feet dancing after a short tutorial. You can join the dance group for a night of fun at the center every Wednesday at 7 p.m.

A new sound to Pagosa is the Pagosa Marimba Ensemble. They play Zimbabwean marimbas. The sounds of the marimbas are out of this world, and the beats are hypnotic. Call Doug or Laurel Epps to get more information on joining their classes, 903-2776 or laurel@sacredpathexplorations.org. sacredpathexplorations.com.

I’m a little ashamed to admit it, but I will anyway: last Thursday was the first time I had the pleasure of hearing Paul and Carla Roberts’ multicultural roots music. They are fantastic! They had a dancer accompanying the music, and the vocals were very professional. It was a complete show.

Gerri Potticary and the line dancers ... what more do I have to say? They always put on a great show, and participation is without fail. Join them Mondays at the Pagosa Lakes. Recreation Center.

We thank the volunteers who are such a great help every year: Red Hats, Ben Bailey, Mark and Claudine McAnelly. We would be lost without you Michael Hayward. The DJ Dude can make all your occasions special.

The Ross Aragon Community Center had great sponsors this year, and we would like to send a special thank you to the; San Juan Back Country Horsemen of America, Aspen Moose and Red Cross.

We hope to see everyone next year. We hope you had a very special Fourth of July.

Free programs

Becky will start an intermediate computer class in a few weeks; the standing date has not yet been determined. If you are interested in the class and have not taken a beginning class at the center, call Becky to determine if this class is right for you. You will need to know the basics of using the Web and a Windows operating system. The first class will cover some interesting websites you might not be aware of. These sites can organize your information, manage your finances, order a wake-up call to any phone at any time, send a fax, manage a PC remotely, etc.

Other topics will be discussed and decided upon at the first class session. Some possible topics are PC security, home networks, word processing, spreadsheets, installing hardware and hardware drivers, OS cleanup and others. Call Becky with your questions at 264-2171.

Garrett Stoll will teach beginning computer class later this month. In next week’s column, Garrett will provide information on how to sign up for the class.

Please remember, for all computer classes you must call the teachers, there are no drop-ins.

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

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

Israeli dance class. Join Kim Hartfiel on Wednesday, July 14, 7-9 p.m. No experience necessary. Ages 13 and up recommended. Bring water to drink. You can contact Kim at 946-7285 or e-mail: dancecrazy@centurytel.net.

Mah Jongg. June 22 and 29 from 1-3 p.m. It will continue every Tuesday, until the end of the year. There’s an informal, casual and fun atmosphere. Class is taught by Linda Hogan who has over five years experience with several different groups of players. Call her at (720) 840-4203.

Bridge Foundation Class. Build a foundation for playing contract bridge. Class will take place July 14, 21 and 28 from 6:30-8 p.m. Class is for beginners and intermediates.

Duplicate Bridge. Every Friday, 12:30-4 p.m. and Tuesdays 5:30-10 p.m. Please call Stan regarding Friday Bridge at 731-2217 or e-mail Stan at sunset1310@aol.com to check if games are going to be held.

There will be a bridge tournament to benefit the Arch. County Ruritan Club’s Dialysis Transportation Program. The tournament will be held on July 30. Please contact Stan for the location and time of the tournament.

Pagosa Bridge. Mondays 12:30-4 p.m.. Call regarding Friday Bridge. For more information, contact the community center, 264-4152

Hoopsters. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-9 a.m. We have indoor courts, so come and join the fellas. For more information call Larry at 731-3984 or 264-1024.

If you have an idea of an activity you would like the community center to sponsor, call me at 264-4152. We are always looking for new programs

Calendar

Thursday, July 8 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; Buzz Town.Com, 1-3 p.m.; Whispering Wood HOA, 4-6 p.m.; Chimney Rock, 6-8 p.m.; Alpha Rockridge, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Friday, July 9 — Alpine Lakes Ranch, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Friday Duplicate Bridge, 12-4:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 11 — Church of Christ, 10 a.m.-noon.

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

Tuesday, July 13 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5:30-10 p.m.

Wednesday, July 14 — Community Resource, 9:30-3:30 p.m.; Weight Watchers, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Wednesday bridge class, 6:30-8 p.m.; folk dance class, 7-9:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 15 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.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 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: communitycenter@centurytel.net.