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Happy New Year from the center staff

“A Classic Christmas” was just what we needed to get into the Christmas spirit. We hope everyone had a chance to enjoy the evening; the entertainment was spectacular.

As we move toward the New Year, the staff at the Ross Aragon Community Center would like to thank all the volunteers who run our free programs. It’s a joy to see you every week, and thanks so much for letting us take a little of your time to share with us and others. We wish you all the best this New Year can bring.

We would also like to thank those who participate in our programs. We hope the programs shine a light in your day, and get you ready to tackle the world.

So, thank you, Pagosa. It’s been a wonderful year, and we hope to see everyone in 2011.

Happy New Year!

Cristin Robertson, Laurie Echavarria, Michelle Jamison.

Always in the spirit of giving we ask you to donate a non-perishable food item to the center. We would like to help feed Pagosa by distributing these goods to our area food banks.

Free programs

Israeli dance class. The dance class is back and will begin Wednesday, Jan. 5, 7-9:30 p.m. Contact Kim for more information, 946-7285.

Boxing class. Coach Monte Lane holds classes on Thursdays, 3:45-5 p.m., and Fridays, 1:45-4 p.m. Times are subject to change. You can contact Monte at (936) 524-9557 or call the community center, 264-4152.

Small Fries Play Group. This play group is designed for kids 18 months to 3 years old, and meets every Wednesday from 9:45-11 a.m. at the center. Other ages are welcome as well. Bring your kids’ bikes, scooters and tricycles. Please plan on supervising your children while at the play group. Call the center for more information, 264-4152.

Scrapbook Club. The group will meet the second Saturday of the month. Kathy Ruth will be your contact person. Call her for information, 264-2853. Members of the group do more than scrapbooking, they make cards as well.

Computer Class. Becky Herman will teach beginning computer class starting Jan. 12, it is an eight-week course. Contact Becky, 264-2171 to attend class.

Mah Jongg. Tuesday 1-3 p.m. is when you can join in on a game of Mah Jongg. Call the center with any questions.

Pickleball. Pickleball is a game for all ages. Classes are Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9-11 a.m. Contact Sharon Athey, 731-1719, (480) 529-3748 or shathey@yahoo.com, or Fran Brown, (970) 884-3184 if you would like to play.

Tai Chi. No experience is necessary. Join instructors Pam Kircher and Anna O’Reilly. Classes are Fridays from 11 a.m.-noon. Please wear flat-soled shoes and bring water. Class is open to everyone.

Dance for Health Class. Wednesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. The use of yogic awareness, ballet/jazz/modern dance technique adds fun to create a full body workout. Class is geared to the older adult, but are open to everyone. Wear loose, comfortable clothing; bring a mat and large towel or throw, and let your inner dancer free!

Duplicate Bridge. Every Friday, noon-4 p.m. and Tuesday, 5:30-10 p.m. Call Stan at 731-2217 or e-mail Stan at sunset1310@aol.com.

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

Hoopsters. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-9 a.m. The Hoopsters are a great group of guys getting out there twice a week for a good game of b-ball. Come join them.

Yoga. Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. Please bring a mat or towel.

Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 30 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; boxing class, 3:45-5 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 31 — Duplicate Bridge, 12 noon-4 p.m.; boxing class, 1:45-5 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 2 — Grace Evangelical Free Church, 8:45 a.m.-noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m.-noon.

Monday, Jan. 3 — Pickleball, 8-11 a.m.; Pagosa Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 4: — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; Mah Jongg Club, 1-3 p.m.; C Team b-ball, 3:15-5:15 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5:30-10 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 5 — Pickleball, 8-11 a.m.; Dance for Health, 10-11:30 a.m.; C Team b-ball, 3:15-5:15 p.m.; Weight Watchers, 4-6 p.m.; TOPS sports, 5:15-9 p.m.; Israeli dance class, 7-9:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 6 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; C Team b-ball, 3:15-5:15 p.m.; boxing class, 3:45-5 p.m.

The Ross Aragon Community Center has the space your are looking for. We have reasonably-priced rooms to meet your event needs. Our rates range from $6 to $72 per hour. Room sizes for 20, 40, 50, 90 or 500 people.

The community center hours are Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The center is located at 451 Hot Springs Blvd. Phone 264-4152, e-mail communitycenter@centurytel.net.