Community center to host Harvest Dance

Our annual Halloween Party is fast approaching.

This is a free community event for all. We have two hours of fun, games, trophies and food planned. No one leaves the center empty-handed. We are that, fun safe place for the whole family. Come to the center and make our party your Halloween destination this year. Spend a couple of hours with us, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.

If you have any questions or would like to donate to the party, call the community center at, 264-4152.

In October

Archuleta Seniors Inc. will host its annual Octoberfest, Oct. 11, 4:30-8:30 p.m. You can purchase tickets at the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, the community center and The Plaid Pony.

Come dance the night away at the Harvest Dance, Oct. 17, 7-11 p.m, featuring Tim Sullivan & Narrow Gauge. Tickets are available at Higher Grounds Coffee and the community center. This will be a night to remember. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. If you have any questions, call 264-4152.

The Upper San Juan EMT Association will hold a fund-raiser, “Medical Mayhem,” Oct. 25, 7-11 p.m. This is a 21 and over event. The fund-raiser will include an auction with many wonderful local and Four Corner area donations. There will be door prizes, a costume contest, live music by Brooks & Friends, with dancing, food catered by the Alley House and Pagosa Candy Company, and a cash bar. Costumes are encouraged, but not required.

Tickets are $20 pre-event, available at The Choke Cherry, Higher Grounds, Farrago’s Restaurant, Dorothy’s Restaurant and Summit Ski and Sport, and from your local EMTs. There will be limited number of tickets available, so purchase early. We hope you will join in supporting our EMTs by participating in a night of food, dancing and fun. For additional information or to reserve a table, call Molly at 903-4487.

Couples and line dancing

From Gerry Potticary:

Monday morning dance is cancelled after Oct. 6

After several years of watching couples learn to dance, I am forced to admit that men have the harder part. Before you e-mail death threats, ladies, please hear me out.

First each person learns his/her steps. Next, they do these steps while someone attached to a partner. This presents various challenges in its own right. Soon we add more steps until we have six or seven steps in Waltz, Jitterbug, 2-Step, etc.

Fine, but here comes the catch. Everything works very well in class with demonstrations and instruction. However, when we get to the actual dance, things can go downhill fast.

They play a Waltz, someone has to choose the steps, their order, when to lead them musically, in what direction and on what foot.

Let the man do it.

I would rather be the girl. It’s not easy to be the leader.

This is where we are in our learning process. Please wish us well.

I regret that this is where we must end the program due to my upcoming foot surgery. They are telling me three to six months recovery time, and it is hard to dance on one leg. We have had so much fun since March 2006, and I will certainly miss Monday mornings. Keep on dancing!

Indoor soccer

Get ready: We are going to play indoor soccer this winter.

This is for anyone who would like to come to the center and kick the ball around — all ages welcome. We will play some scrimmage games, practice soccer and learn some techniques. No-mark-soled shoes will be required, skateboard shoes not recommended. Look for dates starting in November. It will be at the community center on available Saturday mornings, Call Matt for details, 903-8663.

Scrapbook Club

The Scrapbook Club will meet Oct. 18, Nov. 8 and Dec. 13 from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. each day. Melissa Bailey is the instructor. Call her at 731-1574 if you would like to join the class.

Hoopsters

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8-9 a.m. You just have to join the guys. The group welcomes all newcomers. Call the center, 264-4152, or Larry at 731-3984 or 264-1024, for more information.

Yoga

Join the classes in the gym every Tuesday, 10-11:30 a.m and 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. You and a friend can join in at anytime. Bring a mat or thick towel; that’s all it takes.

Weight Watchers

With a little laughter, cheer and encouragement, we can help you reach your goal. Weight Watchers has free registration until Oct. 18 Be sure to take advantage of this offer, and make sure to take part in our Wednesday, 5-6 p.m. meetings.

Duplicate Bridge

There’s no reason to sit at home, come join us. Our group is fun, and friendly. We meet every Tuesday, 5:30-10 p.m; Friday, 12:30-4 p.m. We welcome all out-of-town players. Call the community center for more information, 264-4152, or Stan at 264-4152

Pagosa Bridge

Pagosa Bridge is a small but fun group that plays Mondays and Fridays, 12:30-4:30 p.m at the community center. The season is changing and this is a great time to get in on the fun, and find that warm spot that has been waiting for you. For more information, contact the community center.

Activities

Thursday, Sept. 9 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m; Rio Grande National Forest Service, 5-8 p.m; Chimney Rock, 6-8 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 10 — School district, 10 a.m-2:30 p.m; Duplicate Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m; Pagosa Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 11 — Scrapbook Club, 10 a.m-3 p.m; Octoberfest, 4:30-8:30 p.m; birthday party, 4:30-8:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 12 — Grace Evangelical Free Church, 8:45 a.m-noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m-noon; Wyndham Activities, 6-8 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 13 — Pagosa Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m; Loma Linda, 7-9 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 14 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m, 11:30 a.m-12:30 p.m; Duplicate Bridge, 5:30-10 p.m; Creeper Jeepers, 7-8 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 15 — CO Propane Gas Assistance, 1-5 p.m; Weight Watchers, 4:45-6:45 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 16 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m; CO Propane Gas Assistance, 8:30 a.m-noon; PERA, 4:30-8:30 p.m; Audubon Society, 7-9 p.m.

Make the Pagosa Springs Community Center your next meeting place.

The center’s hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday; 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. We have a variety of reasonably priced rooms to meet your event needs — for 20, 40, 50, 90 or 500 people. Call 264-4152 or e-mail us at communitycenter@centurytel.net.