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Are you ready for the Halloween Carnival?

Are you ready for the Halloween Carnival?

We are.

This is the center’s sixth annual free Halloween Carnival — open to everyone in the community.

This year, hours for the carnival will make it possible for all you ghouls and goblins to take advantage of every activity happening on Halloween. The hours this year are 3 to 5 p.m. and the carnival will be held on Halloween, Oct. 31.

Come to the center and enjoy all the games, toys, candies, trophies and fun.

We are also asking everyone to please drop off a nonperishable item Oct. 15-Nov. 15, to help with the community center food drive.

Here is a list of some of the goods needed: canned meat or fish, veggies, fruit, soup or dried soup mixes, pasta, rice, beans, sauces or meal mixes for pasta/rice, (i.e., hamburger helper, gravy mix, sizzle and stir), boxes of instant pudding, Jell-O, macaroni and cheese, 16-ounce jars of peanut butter, saltine crackers, baking mix (Bisquick), 9.6-ounce powdered milk, cereal hot/cold, two-pound bags of sugar, 12-ounce dish soap, paper towels and toilet paper.

We are trying to reach a goal of 500 donated items for our local food banks. Let’s make this a Boo-tacular Halloween Food Drive.

Festival of Trees

You still have time to fill out an application for The Festival of Trees.

This wonderful event puts smiles on all faces each year. The public is encouraged to view the trees until 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, and on Friday, Dec. 4, until 2 p.m. Be sure to join us Dec. 4 for the live and silent auctions. The silent auction is a great way to get started collecting your Christmas presents. Catered hors d’oeuvres will be served, and a cash bar will be available. Admission to the auction is $10, and the doors open at 6 p.m.

Remember, this may be the only auction in town where you can bid to support more than one of your favorite local organizations. It is truly a fun evening.

Please call the center for more information, 264-4152.

Classes and groups

Computer Class. Classes are scheduled for Tuesdays, Oct. 20 and 27 ,and Thursdays, Oct. 15, 22 and 29. Becky Herman is the instructor. Contact the center if you are interested in classes, 264-4152.

Scrapbooking. A class will be held Nov. 14. The December date has not been chosen as of this writing. If you are interested in joining the class, contact Melissa at 731-1574 or 903-4289.

Cancer Support Group. If you are interested in the group, call Howard Gross, 264-5100.

Hoopsters. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-9 a.m. Call Larry at 731-3984 or 264-1024, for more information.

Morning yoga. Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m.

Duplicate Bridge. Regularly scheduled games are Tuesdays, 5:30-10 p.m. and Fridays, 12:30-4 p.m. There will also be a bridge fund-raiser Oct. 16. If you are interested, call Stan at 731-2217 or e-mail him at sunset1310@aol.com.

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

Calendar

Thursday, Oct. 15 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; Archuleta County School, 9-11 a.m.; computer class, 10-11 a.m.; C Team volleyball, 3:45-5:30 p.m.; Alateen, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 16 — Archuleta County School, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m.; Pagosa Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 17 — Meeting-Dick Babillis, 10 a.m-6 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 18 — Grace Evangelical Free Church, 8:45 a.m.-noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m.-noon; Wyndham Activities, 5:30-8 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 19 — Pagosa Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 20 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; Archuleta County School, 9-11 a.m.; computer class, 10-11:30 a.m.; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; TTC, 4-6 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5:30-10 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 21 — Forest Service, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Weight Watchers, 3:30-6:30 p.m.; PERA, 4:30-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 22 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; Archuleta County School, 9-11 a.m.; Forest Service, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; computer class, 10-11:30 a.m.; PERA, 4:30-8:30 p.m.; Alateen, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Our winter hours are 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. All scheduled events can still be booked, Monday-Sunday.

If you find you are in need of a clean, warm environment, you’ll find it at the center. We have the space you are looking for — 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.