Take advantage of free programs at center

Valentine’s Day started out very snowy and cold. It looked like a blizzard out there; I was not sure if I was going to make it to the center, or not. I still had to pick up some last-minute things from the store for our Valentine’s Day dance at the center. As always, even though I had spent about two hours at the store, I still forgot something … and I had a list.

Well, it was a fun evening at the center for Valentine’s Day. I want to thank everyone for supporting the center and the American Southwest. Red Cross Chapter. I hope everyone out there was able to spend the evening with their loved ones, and hope you made this Valentine’s Day one to remember.

There still our some great things going on at the center. The NRA will be having their dinner and auction, 5:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21.

You can get applications for the Spring Rummage Sale and the Arts and Craft Show at the center, 8 a.m-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m-4 p.m. Saturday.

Center programs

The Power of Positive Thinking. This Richwiser Course, presented by Richard Reed, will be held at the community center, The course will touch on subjects such as stress, healthy habits, positive thinking, and the other distractions we deal with on a daily basis. You can call the center if you have any questions. This is a free course, sponsored by the center. For more information, call Michelle at 264-4152.

Evening Yoga Class. The center is sponsoring an evening yoga class; Sherry is the instructor. The class is, held Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:15-6:30 p.m. If you have any questions, call the center, 264-4152.

Mandarin Chinese. Are you interested in learning Mandarin Chinese? We will provide a class on March 28, 1-3 p.m. Classes are free.

Cancer Support Group. If you are interested in becoming part of a cancer support group that would include cancer survivors as well as family and friends of people who are or have been impacted by this devastating disease —in order to share common experiences, valuable information and fellowship — contact Howard Gross at, 264-5100. By meeting monthly, we can help one another in overcoming the feelings of isolation and despair that sometimes accompanies a diagnosis of cancer, offering each other encouragement and hope in battling this disease and its aftermath.

Preschooler’s playgroup. The center is supporting Pagosa’s preschoolers by providing use of the gym on Thursday mornings from, 10 a.m-Noon. Bring clean shoes with non-marking soles, as well as balls, ride-on toys and bikes with clean tires. A parent or guardian needs to stay, so no drop-offs please. This is a great opportunity for both kids and their adults, as the weather gets colder. Contact Gwen Taylor with questions or suggestions at, 731-0305

Couples and Line Dancing Class. Come dance with us Mondays: couples, 9 a.m, line dancing, 10:15 a.m.

Indoor Soccer. We will begin a full schedule Feb. 28, 10 a.m-noon. Indoor soccer will be played on Saturdays through March or April (depending on weather). If we get more interest from players junior high age and older, we will set up additional time for play. Give us a call if you are interested. There will be no soccer on Feb. 14 and 21. For more information, call Matt, 903-8663.

Hoopsters. Join us Tuesday and Thursday, 8-9 a.m. The group welcomes all. Call the center, 264-4152, or Larry at 731-3984 or 264-1024, for more information.

Yoga. Join our class in the gym every Tuesday, 10-11:30 a.m. Bring a mat or thick towel, that’s all it takes.

Weight Watchers. Free registration. Control your weight. Meetings are Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m.

Duplicate Bridge. Tuesday, 5:30-10 p.m; Friday, 12:30-4 p.m. Come and meet other Duplicate Bridge enthusiasts. We welcome all players. Call the center for more information, 264-4152, or Stan, 731-2217

Pagosa Bridge. Meets Mondays and Fridays, 12:30-4:30 p.m at the center.

Alateen. Every Thursday, 6:30-7:30 p.m in the East Conference room. If you need someone to talk to or have questions, please attend. Hope Walker is the instructor. Call the center if you have questions, 264-4152

Mens open gym basketball. Fridays, from noon- 1:30 p.m. The gym is open to basketball play only.

Scrapbook Club. Meets the second Saturday of the month fro, 10 a.m-3 p.m. in the North Conference Room. Free to anyone who wants to attend. All participants are asked to bring some kind of snack or munchies to share, drinks are provided. Please bring your own scrapbooking supplies — paper, adhesive, and any embellishments. Scheduled dates: March 14, April 11 and May 9. Call, Melissa Bailey at least one day in advance to let her know what items you may need, or with any questions you may have, 731-1574 after 4:30 p.m.

Calendar

Thursday, Feb. 19 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m; AARP taxes, 9 a.m-5 p.m; Preschool Playgroup, 10 a.m.-noon; youth basketball, 3-7 p.m; Forts Lewis Class SBD, 6-9 p.m; Alateen, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 20 — Humana Insurance, 10 a.m-noon; men’s open gym, noon-1:30 p.m; Duplicate Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m; Pagosa Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m; Volleyball for Fun, 1:45-3 p.m; youth basketball, 3-7 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 21 — NRA, 5:30-11:30 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 22 — Grace Evangelical Free Church, 8:45 a.m.-noon, Church of Christ, 10 a.m-noon; Wyndham, 6-8 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 23 — Archuleta County, 8 a.m-5 p.m; line dance, 9:15 -11:15 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 24 — Archuleta County, 8 a.m-5 p.m; Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m; youth basketball, 3-7 p.m; Duplicate Bridge, 5:30-10 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 25—— PSAAR, 10 a.m-noon; youth basketball, 3-7 p.m; Weight Watchers, 5-6 p.m; yoga, 5:15-6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 26 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m; AARP, 9 a.m-5 p.m; Ruby Sisson Library, 10 a.m-4 p.m; Preschool Playgroup, 10 a.m-noon; Pagosa Springs Rangers, 12:30-5:30 p.m; youth basketball, 3-7 p.m; Fort Lewis SBD, 6-9 p.m; Alateen, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Make the community center your next meeting place. The center’s hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10-4 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.


PREVIEW photo/Jim McQuiggin
Last Saturday’s Valentine’s Dance at the Pagosa Springs Community Center provided the opportunity for local revelers to take to the dance floor and to enjoy a variety of excellent foods, drink and fellowship.