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Kick off the Fourth of July events by celebrating with us at the Ross Aragon Community Center.

Honor those who have fought for our country and celebrate America’s independence at the free picnic extravaganza tonight, June 30, 7-9 p.m.

Come to the center to enjoy patriotic music, a community picnic, free dessert, free lemonade and $1 hot dogs, or bring a picnic.

You’ll enjoy interactive entertainment provided by the Israeli folk dance group, High Country Squares, and musical entertainment. Solo entertainment will be provided by Brooke Bowdridge and Samantha Hunts.

Emcee Al Wylie is sure to tell you stories that will put you in the mood for fun and kick off your Fourth of July celebrations.

Kids activities

We have free summer activities for kids from 9-110 years old.

You can play dodgeball on Tuesdays 1-3 p.m. and volleyball on Fridays 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Come to the center and have fun.

Kids from 9-110 are welcome. The program will run until Aug.26.

If you have any questions, call the center at 264-4152.

Free programs

Israeli Folk Dance. Dance the night away on Wednesdays from 7-9:30 p.m. in the South Conference room. Contact the center with questions, 264-4152.

Mah Jongg. Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. Call the center with any questions, 264-4152.

Pickleball. Pickleball is a game for all ages. Classes are Monday, and Wednesday mornings, 8-10 a.m. Contact Sharon Athey, (480) 529-3748 or shathey@yahoo.com or 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 Wednesdays, 11a.m.-noon. Please wear flat-soled shoes and bring water. Class is open to everyone.

Duplicate Bridge. Every Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30-10 p.m. Call Stan, 731-2217 or e-mail Stan at sunset1310@aol.com.

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

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

Yoga. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays 10-11:30 a.m. Rejuvenate with us. Please bring a mat or towel. Call the center with questions. 264-4152.

Belly dancing. We offer a beginners’ class, 1:30-2:30 p.m.; and an intermediate class from 2:30-4 p.m. on Wednesday. Come learn this beautiful art; it is great exercise and lots of fun. Contact Carla for more information, 731-3117.

Zumba. Dance and exercise zumba style. Mondays and Wednesdays 10:30- 11:30 a.m. Contact Debbie for more information, 731-6132.

Meditation on the Breath. Relax and calm with this meditation class on Monday and Thursday 11-11:30 a.m. For more information, call the center, 264-4152.

The Ancient Art of Hand Drumming. Percussionist Carla Roberts teaches drumming every Wednesday, 4:15-5:15 p.m. This is a beginner to intermediate instruction on the goblet shaped hand drum. Call the center for more information, 264-4152.

Dodgeball. Whether you have played a little or a lot, come on over and play dodgeball, for kids 9 and up. Teams will be split by age groups. Tuesdays 1-3 p.m. Call the center for more information, 264-4152.

Volleyball. Open court volleyball, Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Ages 9 and up and all skill levels welcome. Call the center for more information, 264-4152.

Calendar

Thursday, June 30: Yoga, 10-11 a.m.; Meditation on the Breath, 11-11:30 a.m.; TTC meeting, 4-6 p.m.; kids art show, showcase 5-6 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5:30-10 p.m.; Celebrate American Picnic Extravaganza, 7-9 p.m.

Friday, July 1: Volleyball, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sunday, June 3: Grace Evangelical Free Church, 7:30 a.m.-noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m.-noon.

Monday, July 4: Closed.

Tuesday, July 5: Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; yoga, dodgeball, 1-3 p.m.; Mah Jongg, 1-3 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5:30-10 p.m.

Wednesday, July 6: Pickleball, 8-10 a.m.; yoga, 10-11 a.m.; Zumba 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Tai Chi 11 a.m.-noon; beginners’ belly dancing, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.; intermediate belly dancing, 2:30-4 p.m.; Ancient Art of Hand Drumming, 4:15-5:15 p.m.; Weight Watchers, 5-6 p.m.; folk dance, 7-9:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 7: Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; yoga, 10-11a.m.; Meditation on the Breath, 11-11:30 a.m.; TTC meeting, 4-6 p.m.; Southwest Colorado, E-school open house, 5-7 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5:30-10 p.m.

The Ross Aragon Community Center has the space you 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 and Sunday by appointment only.

The center is located at 451 Hot Springs Blvd. Phone 264-4152, e-mail: communitycenter@centurytel.net.

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