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Support your favorite local nonprofit

The Festival of Trees event at the Ross Aragon Community Center is Friday, Nov. 30, from 6:30-9 p.m.

This event is a perfect opportunity to raise money for the nonprofits in Archuleta County.

To support your favorite nonprofit, make sure you are at the center from 6:30-7 p.m. to vote for their tree. The live auction will begin at 7 p.m. for the top 10 trees voted on by the public; all the other trees will stay on display for silent bidding.

Tickets are on sale now for $12 at the Boulder Coffee Cafe and the Ross Aragon Community Center. Tickets at the door will be $15.

This is a wonderful time to spend with family and friends to kick off the holiday season. Enjoy live music, a cash bar, hors d’oeuvres, and many silent auction items as well.

Come by the community center, or call for more information at 264-4152.

Free programs

Movement and Music. Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m. Tune into your body, with free form movement, to a live soundtrack of flowing and exotic music by Paul Roberts. Dance improvisation, relaxation exercise, Yoga, Tai Chi, meditative movement — whatever moves you to harmonize with your mind and body, including just sitting comfortably and soaking up the ambience. Call Paul Roberts if you have any questions, 731-3117.

Mah Jongg. Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m.; Fridays, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Call the center with any questions, 264-4152.

Pickleball. Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8-10 a.m. If you need a pickleball fix, join us. Loaner paddles are available. If you would like to learn the game of pickleball, join us from 9-10 a.m. to learn this fun and exciting game. Contact Fran if you have any questions, 884-3184.

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

Duplicate Bridge. Tuesday, 5:30-10 p.m.; Friday, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Call Stan, 731-2217 or e-mail Stan at sunset1310@aol.com.

Pagosa Bridge 4 Fun. Mondays, 12:30-4 p.m. For more information, contact the Community Center, 264-4152.

Hoopsters. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-9 a.m. Warren and the guys are waiting for you to come out and play. They will play with just about anyone. The Hoopsters are a great group of guys getting out there twice a week for a good game of b-ball.

Yoga. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11:30 a.m. Please bring a mat or towel. Call the center with questions, 264-4152.

Sozo Yoga. Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Rejuvenate your body, mind and soul with this faith-based yoga class. Bring a mat and a strap, belt or scarf. Call the center for information, 264-4152.

Dulcimer. The dulcimer is an entry folk instrument, not as difficult as the guitar to learn. If you would like to learn to play this instrument come on Wednesdays, 3-4 p.m. Call the center for information at 264-4152.

Belly dancing. A pleasant aerobic exercise, dancing brings well-known benefits, such as reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, weight control and more. Belly dance helps to develop muscle control and isolation, graceful arms and body conditioning from head to toe. Join Carla Roberts on Wednesdays, noon-1:30 p.m. Call the center for information, 264-4152.

Calendar

Thursday, Nov. 22: The Ross Aragon Community Center is closed. Happy Thanksgiving.

Friday, Nov. 23: The Ross Aragon Community Center is closed. Happy Thanksgiving.

Sunday, Nov. 25: Grace Evangelical Free Church, 7:30 a.m.-noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m.-noon.

Monday, Nov. 26: Gym Closed for Festival of Trees setup; Pagosa Bridge for Fun, 12:30-4 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 27: Gym closed for Festival of Trees setup; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; Mah Jongg, 1-3 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5-10 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 28: Gym closed for Festival of Trees setup; Tai Chi, 11 a.m.-noon.; belly dancing, 12-1:30 p.m.; dulcimer, 3-4 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 29: Gym closed for Festival of Trees setup; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; Sozo Yoga, 5:30-7 p.m.

The Ross Aragon Community Center has the space you are looking for. We have reasonably priced rooms to meet your event needs. Our rates range from $6 to $90 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 and Sunday by appointment only.

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

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