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Two days to the big Halloween Celebration

Two more days until we see the best costumes in town, and mouths full with treats to go with them.

This is the only time of the year candy and fashion come together. So be sure to enter the customer contest, you might take first place in your age group. Cookies, candies, hot dogs and more will be waiting to be eaten Saturday, October 30, from 3-5 p.m.; we’ll be looking for you.

Holy Water and Whiskey

On November 19, the community center in collaboration with Elation Center for the Arts, presents “Holy Water and Whiskey: An Evening of American Folk Music,” a concert featuring an acoustic trio from Albuquerque that specializes in traditional and contemporary folk songs, cowboy songs, gospel and bluegrass. More information on this special fund-raising evening will be forthcoming.

Festival of Trees

The deadline for all applications for the Festival of Tree’s is November 4, 5:30 p.m. If you are unable to present a tree, please come and bid on a tree or two, or on the wonderful handmade items available on our silent auction tables, December 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 teaches intermediate computer class Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 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. The classes started September 8. 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 is tennis shoes and a willingness to have fun. Please 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. 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, Nov. 3 and27 from 7-9:30 p.m. No experience necessary. Bring water to drink. You can contact Kim at, 946-7285 or e-mail:

Scrapbook Club. November 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. B sure to join the ladies this season. 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 5:30-10p.m. Call Stan at 731-2217 or email Stan at

Pagosa Bridge. Monday’s 12:30-4 p.m. 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 is geared towards beginners with much individual instruction, but everyone is welcome at all classes. The following Tuesday moves 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. 28 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; ASI Chili Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; San Juan River Project, 5-9 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 29 — Duplicate Bridge, 12-4 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 30 — Halloween Carnival, 3-5 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 31 — Grace Evangelical Free Church, 8:45 a.m.-noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m.-noon.

Monday, Nov. 1: Pickleball, 8-11 a.m.; Animas Reporting, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Pagosa Bridge 12:30-4 p.m.; volleyball, 5-8 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 2 — Archuleta County meeting, 6 a.m.-9 p.m.; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; Mah Jongg, 1-3 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5:30-10 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 3 — 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.; Loma Linda HOA meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; folk dance, 7-9:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 4 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; SJOC, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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

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