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Friday performance a great success

I hope everyone had a great weekend.

I know if you were at the concert at the Ross Aragon Community Center last Friday — “Pianist, Poet, Comedian,” starring John Graves, DC Duncan, Johnny K and Natalie Oman — your weekend got off to a fabulous start. Great entertainment, wonderful crowd; the evening was delightful all around.

We hope you can attend and enjoy all the events the center has to offer.

Free programs

Belly dancing classes. Instructor Carla Roberts has a beginning class for adults from 2-3:30 p.m., and an after-school class for teenager’s age 12 to 17, from 3:30-5 p.m. All classes are free and require only comfortable clothing to stretch and move freely. Call Carla Roberts at 731-3117 for more information. Carla directs and choreographs for a local dance troupe going on its third year.

Pickleball. Pickleball is a game for all ages. It is a lot like tennis, except with less running. Join us on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9 -11 a.m. to play. If you have never played we will hold instructional sessions those same mornings at 8 a.m. All you need are tennis shoes and a willingness to have fun. Contact Sharon Athey, 731-1719, (480) 529-3748 or and Fran Brown, 884-3184, if you would like to play.

Tai Chi. No experience is necessary; join instructors Pam Kircher and Anna O’Reilly. Classes are Friday from 11 a.m.-noon. Wear flat-soled shoes and bring water. Class is open to everyone.

Dance for Health Class. Wednesdays 10-11:30 a.m. Class is geared to the older adult, but we are open to everyone. Wear loose, comfortable clothing; bring a mat and large towel or throw, and let your inner dancer free!

Israeli dance class. Join Kim Hartfiel on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 7-9:30 p.m. No experience necessary. Bring water to drink. You can contact Kim at 946-7285 or

Scrapbook Club. October 2, Nov. 13, Dec. 4. Melissa and the ladies will be waiting for you. This is your chance to meet new people, learn new scrapbook ideas or just escape for the day and enjoy. Please be sure to join the ladies this season.

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

Duplicate Bridge. Every Friday noon-4 p.m. and Tuesday 5:30-10 p.m. Call Stan at 731-2217 or e-mail Stan at 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. Join the guys for an hour or so of fun.

Morning yoga. The first Tuesday of each month will be geared toward beginners with much individual instruction, but everyone is welcome at all classes. The following Tuesday will move more quickly. Class hours are 10-11:30 a.m. Please bring a mat or towel. Come refresh, relax and rejuvenate at best spot in town.


Thursday, Sept. 23 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; San Juan River Protection, 5-8 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 24 — Pickleball, 8-11 a.m.; Tai Chi, 11 a.m.-noon; Duplicate Bridge, 12-4 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 26 — Grace Evangelical Free Church, 8:45 a.m.-noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m.-noon.

Monday, Sept. 27 — Pickleball, 8-11 a.m.; Pagosa Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 28 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; Yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; Mah Jongg, 1-3 p.m.; Forest Service, 5-8 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5:30-10 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 29 — Pickleball, 8-11 a.m.; Dance for Health, 10-11:30 a.m.; belly dance class, 2-5 p.m.; Weight Watchers, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; folk dance class, 7-9:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 30 — 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