Chilly Bowl tonight at the center

By Traci Bishop
SUN Columnist

Please join us tonight at 5:30 p.m. for the 2013 WinterFest Chilly Bowl.

Enjoy various types of chilis and cornbread from around the area.

Entertainment will be provided by Caitlin Cannon & The Artillery at 6:30 p.m. The Cabin Fever Cribbage Tournament will be held in conjunction with the Chilly Bowl.

Tickets to attend the Chilly Bowl are $25, and include unlimited chili tasting in a commemorative bowl from the event, a cash bar, live music and fun.

Wellness program

The Wellness Center presents a Ross Aragon Community Center program on Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m., beginning Feb. 13.

The 12-week program consists of weekly lectures covering diet and exercise, using the well-known Mayo Clinic Diet book and journal. For $50 a month (financial assistance available), you will get exclusive Wellness Center incentives, such as free fitness classes, discounts at local restaurants for healthy menu items and much more.  So, jump on board and kick those old habits, and start 2013 with an action plan for change.

For more information about this exciting program, call 731-1533, Ext. 1.

Team practice 

The Ross Aragon Community Center offers practice spots in the multi-purpose room, Monday through Friday, 3:30-5 p.m. The gym will be available to reserve at no charge.

Call the center at 264-4152 to reserve a spot. One spot per team, per week.

Free programs

Musical Story Time. A 30-minute story time for children that involves hands-on music as well as colorful age appropriate books designed to inspire the imagination. Come to the center on Fridays and enjoy the free play time. Call the center for more information, 264-4152.

Beginning and intermediate guitar classes, taught by Tyler Fearon. Please call the center for more information.

Beginning and Intermediate technology classes taught by Becky Herman. Call her at 264-2171 or 903-0788 for more information.

Mah Jongg. Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. Call the center with any questions, 264-4152.

Pickleball. Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8-10 a.m.  If you would like to learn the game of pickleball, or just need a pickleball fix, join us from 9 a.m.–10 a.m. to learn this fun and exciting game. Loaner paddles are available.   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

Pagosa Bridge 4 Fun. Mondays, 12:30-4 p.m. For more information contact the 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 old fashion game of basketball. If interested, just drop in and check it out.

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

Sozo Yoga. Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Sozo Yoga is a Christ-centered flow class that moves from one pose to another with fluidity. This class is held to Christian music, it begins with a scripture and relaxing warm-up, and then flows into a series of poses that increase the heart rate, detoxify the body and strengthens the muscles, and finishes with deep relaxation. Students are encouraged to go at their own pace and no prior yoga experience is required. Call the center for information.

Beginning 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 1:30-2:30 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 develop muscle control and isolation, graceful arms and body, conditioning from head to toe. Join Carla Roberts Wednesdays, 3:30-4:45 p.m.  Call the center for information.


Thursday, Feb. 7: Gym closed all day for Chilly Bowl event; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; beginning technology class, 1:30- 3:30 p.m.; Sozo Yoga, 5:30-7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 8: Pickleball, 8-10 a.m.; Musical Story Time, 9:30-10 a.m.; Small fries play group, 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 12:30-4:30 p.m.; beginning guitar, 2-3 p.m.; intermediate guitar, 3-4 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 9: Indoor soccer, 10 a.m.-noon.

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

Monday, Feb. 11:  Pickleball, 8-10 a.m.; Pagosa Bridge 4 Fun, 12:30-4 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 12: Hoopsters, 8-9 am; yoga 10-11:30 a.m.; intermediate technology class, 10 a.m.- noon; Mah Jongg, 1-3 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5-10 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 13: Pickleball, 8-10 a.m.; Tai Chi, 11 a.m.-noon; Wellness Center meeting, 1-2 p.m.;  wellness walk, 1-2 p.m.; beginning dulcimer, 1:30-2:30 p.m.; belly dancing, 3:30-4:45 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 14: Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; beginning technology class, 1:30-3:30 p.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

This story was posted on February 7, 2013.