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A few booth spaces left at the rummage sale

SUN Columnist

There is still time to get a spot for this year’s Fall Rummage Sale at the Ross Aragon Community Center.

This year, we have added an extra day to the sale, which will take place Friday, Sept. 27, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Setup day will be Thursday, Sept. 26.

If you are interested in reserving a 10×10 spot for $35 for both days, call us at the center, 264-4152, or stop by soon and see us.

Halloween donations/volunteers

It’s that time again: the Ross Aragon Community Center is starting to gear up for the 10th annual Halloween Carnival.

This event is free to anyone and everyone. A haunted house, costume contest and many games and activities are part of this event.

If you are interested in donating candy, please make sure all candy is wrapped individually. Candy donations can be dropped off at the Ross Aragon Community Center, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

If you want to help decorate or assist at the event, call us or stop by the Ross Aragon Community Center to get signed up.

Center calendar

Thursday, Sept. 12: Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; Sozo Yoga, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 13: Gym closed all day. Tai Chi, 11 a.m.-noon; Duplicate Bridge, noon-5 p.m.; Mah Jongg, 12:30-4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 14: Scrapbooking Club, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 15: Grace Evangelical Free Church, 7:30 a.m.-noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m.-noon.

Monday, Sept. 16: Pickleball, 8-11 a.m.; Qigong, 10 a.m.-noon; Pagosa Bridge for fun, noon-4 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 17: Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; yoga, 9-10:30 a.m.; Mah Jongg, 1-3 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5-10 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 18: Pickleball, 8-10:30 a.m.; Tai Chi, 11 a.m.-noon; Dulcimer, 2-3:30 p.m.; belly dancing, 3:30-4:45 p.m.; drum class, 5-6 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 19: Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; Sozo Yoga, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Free programs

Computer Class: Becky Herman is putting together a new list of people who are interested in one of her free computer classes. Please contact her if a beginning, intermediate, Word or Excel class would help you. She is also helping those who have a tablet and aren’t sure how to get the most out of it with either group or individual instruction. She would appreciate hearing from anyone who previously requested a class but is no longer interested. This month, a new Excel class begins. Learn how to navigate, to create spreadsheets, to insert mathematical formulas into your documents, as well as how to share your Excel creations. Call Becky for details at 264-2171 or 903-0788, or e-mail her at becky.herman98@gmail.com.

Qigong: This is one of the oldest known health systems dating from 700 BC. Lynnis Steinert is a Tai Chi master and has been teaching Qigong and Tai Chi for 14 years. She started studying Tai Chi and Qigong 20 years ago with several teachers and masters of this ancient Chinese exercise. The purpose of Qigong is to maintain and improve health, improve strength and balance and encourage stillness in both mind and body. The goal in this class is to open and stretch every joint and muscle group in the entire body. The exercise opens the energetic pathways to facilitate good health. The exercises are gentle, but over time have a very positive effect on the body. Stop by the center on Mondays to join in on this program. Call the center for more information.

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

Pickleball: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8-11 a.m. If you would like to learn the game of pickleball, or just need a pickleball fix, join us to learn this fun and exciting game. Loaner paddles are available. All you advanced players, come in on Mondays from 10-11 a.m. Contact Fran if you have any questions, 884-3184.

Tai Chi: Join instructors Pam Kircher and Anna O’Reilly every Wednesday and Friday at 11 a.m. for an hour of Tai Chi. This is a slow gentle exercise that improves balance, strength, flexibility, and lung capacity while reducing stress and increasing an overall sense of well-being. Come on down with a bottle of water and some flat-soled shoes. Class is open to anyone and no experience is necessary.

Duplicate Bridge: Tuesday, 5-10 p.m.; Friday, noon-5 p.m. Call Stan, 731-2217 or e-mail Stan at sunset1310@aol.com for more information on this game.

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

Sozo Yoga: Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sozo Yoga is a Christ-centered flow class that moves from one pose to another with fluidity. This class is held to Christian music, it begins with a scripture and relaxing warm-up, and then flows into a series of poses that increase the heart rate, detoxify the body, strengthen the muscles, and finally finishes with deep relaxation. Students are encouraged to go at their own pace and no prior yoga experience is required. Call the center for information, 264-4152.

Yoga: Tuesdays 9-10:30 a.m. and Thursdays 10-11:30 a.m. Rejuvenate with us. Please bring a mat or towel. Call the center with questions, 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, 3:30-4:45 p.m. Call the center for information, 264-4152.

The Ross Aragon Community Center has the space you are looking for. We have reasonably priced rooms to meet your event needs. The community center hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 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.

This story was posted on September 12, 2013.