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Soup for the Soul at community center tonight

As I write this article on Valentine’s Day, the one event that seems so fitting for this week is “Soup for the Soul.”

What a wonderful group of truly caring people the “Hospice of Mercy” people are. It is not a job that just anyone can do. I say “thank you” to the merciful souls who have the drive, determination, compassion and love to do it.

“Soup for the Soul” takes place tonight from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Ross Aragon Community Center. I hope you will all come by and give a little bit of your soul to this great event. One never knows when Hospice of Mercy may help someone we love and care about.


The Ross Aragon Community Center will be closed on Feb. 21 in observance of President’s Day.

Free programs

Hoopsters. Tuesday and Thursdays, 8-9 a.m. Warren and the guys are waiting for you to come out and play. The Hoopsters are a great group of guys getting out there twice a week for a good game of b-ball.

Mah Jongg. Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. Call the center with any questions.


Thursday, Feb. 17 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; yoga, 10-11 a.m.; Archuleta County Schools, 11 a.m.; TOPS, 4-6 p.m.; TOPS basketball, 5-9 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5:30-10 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 18 — Pickleball, 8-11 a.m.; yoga, 10-11 a.m.; Tai Chi 11 a.m.-noon; boxing class, 1:45-5 p.m.; Forest Service meeting, 9 a.m.-noon.

Sunday, Feb. 20 — Grace Evangelical Free Church, 7:30 a.m.-noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m.-noon.

Tuesday, Feb. 22: — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; yoga, 10-11 a.m.; Mah Jongg Club, 1-3 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5:30-10 p.m. TOPS Business Expo, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; TOPS basketball, 5-9 p.m.; Herbal Healing, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 23 — Pickleball, 8-11 a.m.; computer class, 10 a.m.-noon; Small Fries Play Group, 10 a.m.-noon; Dance for Health, 10-11:30 a.m.; belly dance class, 3-5 p.m.; boxing, 3:45-5 p.m.; Weight Watchers, 4-6 p.m.; folk dance, 5-9 p.m.; TOPS basketball, 5-9 p.m.; Fort Lewis SBD, 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 24 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; yoga, 10-11 a.m.; San Juan River Protection meeting, 5-9 p.m.; TOPS basketball, 5-9 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge 5:30-10 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

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