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Come to the Festival of Trees on Friday, Dec. 2

The sixth annual Festival of Trees is an event you won’t want to miss — Friday, Dec. 2, 6-9 p.m. at the Ross Aragon Community Center.

Enjoy live music, food from local restaurants and a cash bar.

Bid on silent auction items and vote for your favorite tree or nonprofit organization. Socialize and be part of the most exciting holiday event this season.

Voting will take place from 6-7 p.m.; the top 10 trees will then go to live auction beginning at 7:30, and the remaining trees will be silent auctioned throughout the night.

If you haven’t come to this event before, make it a point to atend this year.

Tickets are on sale now at the community center and Made In Colorado Shoppe. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

Know a family that needs a Christmas tree?

If you know a family in need of a little holiday cheer, come by the community center and fill out an application for a donated Christmas tree from the Festival. Deadline for applications is Dec. 2 at noon.

Free programs

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

Pickleball. Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8-10 a.m. If you need a pickleball fix, join us. Loaner paddles are available. If you would like to learn the game of pickleball, join us from 9-11 a.m. to learn this fun and exciting game. Contact Fran if you have any questions, 884-3184.

Tai Chi. No experience is necessary. Join instructors Pam Kircher and Anna O’Reilly. Classes are Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-noon. Please wear flat-soled shoes and bring water. Class is open to everyone.

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

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

Hoopsters. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-9 a.m. The Hoopsters are a great group of guys getting out there twice a week for a good game of b-ball.

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

Meditation on the Breath. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11-11:30 a.m. Call the center for information.

Dance for Life-Vinyasa Flow. Mondays and Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. Call Helena for information, 731-5529.

Belly Dancing. We offer a beginners class, 1-2:30 p.m.; and an intermediate class from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Learn this beautiful art; it is great exercise and lots of fun. Contact Carla for more information, 731-3117.

The Ancient Art of Hand Drumming. Percussionist Carla Roberts teaches drumming every Wednesday, 3:30-4:30 p.m. This is a beginner to intermediate instruction on the goblet-shaped hand drum. Call the center for more information, 264-4152.

Israeli Folk Dance. Wednesdays, 7-9:30 p.m. Learn this unique type of dance and have a great time while getting exercise. All experience levels welcome. Call Kim Hartfiel if you have questions, 946-7285.

Al-Anon. Meets Thursdays at 12 p.m. at the Ross Aragon Community Center. For information contact the center, 264-4152.

Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 1: Yoga, 10-11 a.m.; Meditation on The Breath, 11-11:30 a.m.; Alanon, 12-1 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5-10 p.m.; Free tree viewing, 4-8 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 2: Festival of Trees, 6-9 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 4: Grace Evangelical Free Church, 7:30 a.m.-noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m.-noon.

Monday, Dec. 5: Gym closed for Festival of Trees. Yoga, 10-11 a.m.; Meditation on the Breath, 11-11:30 a.m.; Pagosa Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 6: Yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; Mah Jongg, 1-3 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5-10 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 7: Dance for Life-Vinyasa Flow, 10-11 a.m.; Meditation on the Breath, 11-11:30 a.m.; Tai Chi, 11a.m.-noon; Belly Dancing: Beginner, 1 p.m., Intermediate, 2:30 p.m.; Ancient Art of Hand Drumming, 4 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 8: Yoga, 10-11 a.m.; Meditation on The Breath, 11-11:30 a.m.; Al-anon, noon-1 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5-10 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 $90 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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