Community center is Fiesta Central

Don’t miss. Get your tickets before they’re gone.

We are Fiesta Central here at the community center — the only place in town to enjoy a sumptuous meal presented by the Guadalupanas, while being entertained by the beautiful dancers of Semillas de la Tierra of Alamosa.

Once the food and folklorico dancing has you entranced, and you think it can’t get better ... it does. The rhythmic sounds of Pagosa’s own Variety Express will be here to take you into the night.

You’ll find this lively event only at the Cinco de Mayo Family Dinner, Dance and Fiesta. 5:30-11 p.m., May 2. This will truly be a dazzling evening for one and all.

Tickets are available at the Community Center and Happy Trails. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, and $2 for kids 12th grade and younger. Tickets do not include the price of food served at the Fiesta. We will also have a cash bar serving wine and beer.

Join us for what will be a most excellent evening, Viva la Fiesta!

Arts and Crafts Show

The Arts and Craft Show and the Chalk Art Show are coming to the community center.

The Arts and Crafts Show will be held Friday, May 15, 3-6 p.m. and Saturday, May 16, 9 a.m-4 p.m.

The Chalk Art Show will be Saturday, May 16, 9 a.m-4 p.m. open to all children. We have some children from Seeds of Learning and Sabine’s class who may be joining us, and if you would like to participate, call me at the center, 264-4152, and we’ll sign you up.

Space will be limited and spaces will be as small —2x2, 4x6 and some a little larger. The theme is, “April showers bring May?” Your imagination is your only hurdle; there is no wrong or right, just fun.

So, if there are children out there with a passion for painting, coloring and drawing we would love to see them here. The center will supply the chalk.

Blood drive

The community center and United Blood Services are joining together to host a blood drive on Tuesday, April 21, between the hours of 10:30 a.m-2:30 p.m. Call the center to schedule your appointment at 264-4152. Find the hero in you: give blood three times a year.

Cancer Support Group

If you are interested in becoming part of a cancer support group, please contact Howard Gross at, 264-5100.

It is our hope that 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

Meets Thursdays, 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/guardian must stay with child/children, no drop-offs please. This is a great opportunity for both kids and their adults. Contact Gwen Taylor with questions or suggestions at 731-0305.

Alateen

Meets Thursdays 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 community center if you have questions, 264-4152

Scrapbook Club

The Scrapbook Club meets the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m-3 p.m. in the NCR. The class is free to all. All participants are asked to bring some kind of snack or munchies to share, drinks are provided. Bring your own scrapbooking supplies — paper, adhesives and any embellishments. The club meets next on 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, April 23 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m; preschool playgroup, 10 a.m-noon; Fort Lewis SBD-Leading Edge, 6-9 p.m; Alateen, 6:30-7:30 p.m; Mandarin Chinese class, 7-8:30 p.m.

Friday, April 24 — After-Prom setup, 8 a.m-5 p.m; Duplicate Bridge, 12:30-4:30 p.m; Pagosa Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m; Business Meeting-Brandon Baker, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 25 — Habitat for Humanity, 9 a.m-noon.

Sunday, April 26 — After-Prom Party, 1-4 a.m.; Grace Evangelical Free Church, 8:45 a.m.-noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m-noon; Wyndham Activities, 6-8 p.m.

Monday, April 27 — Couples, line dance, 9-11:30 a.m; Pagosa Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m; yoga, 5-6:30 p.m; Colorado Division of Wildlife, 6-9 p.m.

Tuesday, April 28 — Growing Spaces, 7:45 a.m-5 p.m; Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m; Arts Council meeting, 4-6 p.m; Duplicate Bridge, 5:30-10 p.m; Andre Lyle Workshop, 7-8:30 p.m; Lower Blanco POA, 7-9 p.m.

Wednesday, April 29 — Region 9 Meeting, 7:30-8:30 a.m; clogging class, 9:30-10:30 a.m; Weight Watchers, 5-6 p.m; yoga, 5-6:30 p.m; Pagosa Hills POA, 7-9 p.m.

Thursday, April 30 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m; PSAAR, 8 a.m-5 p.m; preschool playgroup, 10 a.m.-noon; Alateen, 6:30-7:30 p.m; Mandarin Chinese class , 7-8:30 p.m.

The community center is your location for special events: weddings, baptisms, birthdays, anniversaries, wedding rehearsal dinners, weddings, company meetings, depositions, auctions, cooking classes, non-profit, personal/individual/private gatherings, and all your business needs.

We have 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

We have new hours: 8 a.m-5:30 p.m Monday-Friday, 9 a.m-4 p.m, Saturday.

I would like to thank Michelle and associates at Alco for the Easter eggs. You helped bring a smile to a lot of little and big faces.