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Deadline looms for Festival of Trees sponsorship

The 2012 Festival of Trees deadline for tree sponsorship is fast approaching, so hurry in before Nov. 16 to secure a spot for the non-profit of your choice. This is a wonderful event to help raise money, or maybe just an enjoyable time to get a beautiful tree for the holiday season. The Ross Aragon Community Center is currently looking for donations: Christmas-themed silent auction items, hors d’oeuvers and volunteers. 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.

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 a.m.-10 a.m. to learn this fun and exciting game. Contact Fran if you have any questions, 884-3184.

Duplicate Bridge. Tuesday, 5:30-10 p.m.; Friday, 12:30-4:30 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. 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. Come, rejuvenate with us. Please bring a mat or towel. Call the center with questions, 264-4152.

Sozo Yoga. Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Come, 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. Come 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.

Calendar

Thursday, Nov. 8 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; Sozo yoga, 5:30-7 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 9 — Pickleball, 8-10 a.m.; Movement and Music, 10-11 a.m.; small fries play group, 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.; Duplicate bridge, 12:30-4:30 p.m.; Mah Jongg, 12:30-4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 10 — Scrapbooking Club 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 11 — Grace Evangelical Free Church, 7:30 a.m.-noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m.-noon.

Monday, Nov. 12 — No events, center is closed.

Tuesday, Nov. 13 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; Mah Jongg, 1-3 p.m.; Duplicate bridge, 5-10 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 14 — Pickleball, 8-10 a.m.; TaiChi, 11 a.m.-noon.; belly dancing, 12-1:30 p.m.; dulcimer, 3-4 p.m.; Israeli folk dance, 6:30-8 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 15 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; 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, communitycenter@centurytel.net.

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