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Holiday festivities on the horizon

The seventh annual free Halloween Carnival will be held at the Ross Aragon Community Center Saturday, Oct. 30 from 3-5 p.m. The event will feature games, treats, trophies and free hot dogs.

We are looking for volunteers and donations. You can run a booth, help with setup and takedown; donate candy, cakes, cupcakes or money.

Festival of Trees applications are now available, 8-5:30 p.m. at the front desk. Spaces are limited. There is not a theme this year, so let your imaginations run wild.

If you are unable to create a tree for the festival, please come and bid on a tree or two, or on the wonderful handmade items available on our silent auction tables, Dec. 3, 6 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

The trees will be on display for the public Dec. 2, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Dec. 3, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Free programs

Computer class. Becky Herman has begun a series of intermediate classes. Please contact Becky at, 264-2171 for class information. You must register to take classes.

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. Classes are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 9 -11 a.m. to play. Teaching sessions are the 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, 970-884-3184 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. Please wear flat-soled shoes and bring water. Class is open to everyone.

Dance for Health. 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, Oct. 20 and 27 from 7-9:30 p.m. No experience necessary. Bring water to drink. You can contact Kim at, 946-7285; e-mail

Scrapbook Club. On Nov. 13 and 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. Please call the office, 264-4152 for more information.

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. For more information, contact the ,ommunity ,enter, 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 is geared towards beginners with much individual instruction, but everyone is welcome at all classes. The following Tuesday will move more quickly. Tuesday 10-11:30 a.m. are class hours; please bring a mat or towel. Come refresh, relax and rejuvenate at best spot in town.


Thursday, Oct. 14 — EMS/Fire Training Class, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; Chimney Rock, 6-8 p.m.; Alpha Rockridge, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 15 — EMS/Fire Training Class, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 12-4 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 16 — EMS/ Fire Training Class, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 17 — Grace Evangelical Free Church, 8:45 a.m.-noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m.-noon; services, 1-7 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 18 — Pickleball, 8-11 a.m.; Pagosa Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m.; volleyball, 5-8 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 19 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; Yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; Economic Development/TOPS, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Mah Jongg, 1-3 p.m.; TTC meeting, 4-6 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5:30-10 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 20 — Pickleball, 8-11 a.m.; computer class, 9:30-11:30 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.; volleyball, 5-8 p.m.; Audubon Society, 6-8 p.m.; folk dance class, 7-9:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 21 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; volleyball, 5-8 p.m.

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

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