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Get ready for the annual Halloween Carnival

Come one, come all to a free Halloween event — the annual Halloween Carnival, Wednesday, at the Ross Aragon Community Center.

Doors open at 4 p.m. and close at 6. There will be a bounce house, haunted house, costume contest, free hot dogs, games and prizes.

Our costume contest has many age brackets: up to 4, 5-9, 10-14 and 15 plus. Prizes will be awarded for first through third place in each bracket.

Don’t miss out on this amazing event.

We are still looking for Halloween candy and volunteers.

Call the center for information at 264-4152.

Festival of Trees

We are accepting applications from tree sponsors who wish to donate auction proceeds to the local nonprofit of their choice.

Come by the center today to sign up, or call the center for more information at 264-4152.

Free programs

Movement and Music. Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m. Tune into your body with freeform movement to a live soundtrack of flowing and exotic music by Paul Roberts. Dance improvisation, relaxation exercise, yoga, Tai Chi, meditative movement — whatever moves you to harmonize with your mind and body, including just sitting comfortably and soaking up the ambience. Call Paul Roberts if you have any questions, 731-3117.

Mah Jongg. Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m.; Fridays, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Call the center with any questions, 264-4152.

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. Tuesday, 5:30-10 p.m.; Friday, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Call Stan, 731-2217 or e-mail Stan at

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

Sozo Yoga. Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Rejuvenate your body, mind and soul with this faith-based yoga class. Bring a mat and a strap, belt or scarf. Call the center for information, 264-4152.

Dulcimer, The dulcimer is an entry folk instrument, not as difficult as the guitar to learn. If you would like to learn to play this instrument, come on Wednesdays, 3-4 p.m. Call the center for information at 264-4152.

Belly dancing: A pleasant aerobic exercise, dancing brings well-known benefits, such as reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, weight control and more. Belly dance helps to develop muscle control and isolation, graceful arms and body conditioning from head to toe. Join Carla Roberts on Wednesdays, noon-1:30 p.m. Call the center for information, 264-4152.

Israeli folk dance. Wednesdays, 6:30-8 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


Thursday, Oct. 25: Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; yoga 10-11:30 a.m.; Sozo Yoga, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 26: Pickleball, 8-10 a.m. Duplicate Bridge, 12:30-4:30 p.m.; Mah Jongg, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 28: Grace Evangelical Free Church, 7:30 a.m.-noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m.-noon.

Monday, Oct. 29: Halloween carnival setup; Pagosa Bridge 4 fun, 12:30-4 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 30: Halloween setup; yoga 10-11:30 a.m.; Mah Jongg, 1–3 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5-10 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 31: Halloween setup; Tai Chi, 11 a.m-noon p.m.; belly dancing, noon-1:30 p.m.; dulcimer, 3-4 p.m.; Halloween carnival, 4-6 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 1: Fashion show setup; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; Sozo Yoga, 5:30-7 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

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