Mayo Clinic Diet program at the community center

SUN Columnist

The Wellness Center presents a Ross Aragon Community Center program on Wednesdays from noon-1 p.m., beginning Jan. 9.

The three-month program consists of weekly lectures covering diet and exercise, using the well-known Mayo Clinic Diet book and journal.

For $50 a month (some financial assistance available), you will get exclusive Wellness Center incentives such as free fitness classes, discounts at local restaurants for healthy menu items, and much more.

So, jump on board, kick those old habits, and start 2013 with an action plan for change.

For more information about this exciting program, call 731-9545, Ext. 291.

Indoor soccer 

The Ross Aragon Community Center is starting up its free indoor soccer program starting Saturday, Jan. 19, from 10 a.m.- noon.

This is a great opportunity for kids to learn how to play this sport, or for kids to sharpen up their soccer skills through the winter months.

There is no age limit for this inside play.

Call the community center for more information at 264-4152.

Seeking volunteers

The Ross Aragon Community Center is looking for volunteers to introduce new free programs to the public.

Our free programs are sponsored by the community center, so we do the advertising and give you the space. All you need to do is teach.

If you are interested, or if you have any ideas, please call the community center at 264-4152.

Free programs

Coming in January, beginning and intermediate computer classes will be taught by Becky Herman. Please call her at 264-2171 or 903-0788 for more information.

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 9–10 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


Thursday, Jan. 3: Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; Sozo Yoga, 5:30-7 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 4: Pickleball, 8-10 a.m.; small fries playgroup, 10:15-12:15 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 12:30-4:30 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 6: Grace Evangelical Free Church, 7:30 a.m.-noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m.-noon.

Monday, Jan. 7: Pickleball, 8-10 a.m.; Bridge for fun, 12-4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 8: Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; Yoga 10-11:30 a.m.; Mah Jongg, 1-3 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5-10 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 9: Pickleball, 8-10 a.m.; Tai Chi, 11 a.m.-noon; Wellness meeting, noon-1 p.m.; Wellness walk, 1-2 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 10: 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:

This story was posted on January 3, 2013.