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Dance, concert scheduled in June at center

By Traci Bishop
SUN Columnist

Dance the night away for disaster relief June 7.

This event will host seven local nonprofits in Archuleta County that help out in some of the most extreme situations: Pagosa Fire Auxiliary, Colorado Mounted Search and Rescue, Salvation Army, Upper San Juan Search and Rescue, Red Cross, Upper San Juan EMT Association and San Juan Mounted Patrol.

The top three voted on nonprofits will each receive one-third of the total proceeds from this event. What a great opportunity to just say thank you or show your support to these everyday heroes in Archluleta County.

Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available during this event. Tickets are on sale now for $12, at the door $15. This is an 18-plus event.

Hazel Miller Band

The Ross Aragon Community Center and Music That Matters proudly present an evening with the Hazel Miller Band with opening guest Jeff Dysinger on June 13. This concert is a fund-raiser for Relay for Life.

Doors and cash bar open at 6 p.m.; the show will start at 7 p.m. Light snacks will be available during this event. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door and are available to purchase at the Ross Aragon Community Center and Bank of the San Juans.

Kids Fit classes

The Ross Aragon Community Center, along with the Town of Pagosa Springs Parks and Recreation Department, is pleased to announce two new classes for infant-4 years of age.

Brittany Twiss, certified children’s fitness instructor, is bringing many unique ideas to the Mommy and Me and the Overcoming Obstacles.

Mommy and Me helps teach your child how to make healthy choices and introduces your child to fitness fun. This class has started and will run until May 28 on Tuesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. for ages 2 and under and Tuesdays from 10:45-11:45 a.m. for ages 3-4. This class will also be offered from June 4-25.

Overcoming Obstacles introduces your child to health and nutrition, in ways that are easy for a toddler or baby to comprehend. This class also includes age appropriate obstacles to help enhance balance, cardiovascular and spatial awareness. This class has started and will run until May 30 on Thursdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. for ages 2 and under and Thursdays from 10:45-11:45 a.m. for ages 3-4. This class will also be offered from June 6-27.

Both classes consist of four sessions for $32. If you are interested in all eight sessions, the cost will be $55. Both classes consist of parent and child participation. Class size is very limited, so hurry in to register or call for more information, 264-4152.

Children’s Fitness

Help your child achieve a healthy start in life with Four Corners kids’ fitness class.

Children will be led in a group setting in a fun and safe environment. The kids will be introduced to a variety of age-appropriate exercises while participating in a team setting. They will all have a chance to lead and become more confident in their fitness abilities. Whether you want your child to become more active or simply just want a healthy and fun activity for your child to participate in, Four Corners is a terrific opportunity. This class is offered on Wednesdays, ages 4-6 from 1-1:45 p.m. and ages 7-9 from 2-2:45 p.m. This class consists of four sessions and is $24. Class space is limited, so hurry in to register at the Ross Aragon Community Center or call for more information.

Walk and Talk Fitness

Come and join us in a feat to run, walk, skip or jump around an assigned track. Instructor Brittney Twiss will provide encouragement and help the child set achievable goals. We will continuously compare their cumulative distance completed on the planned track to the length of the Yamaguchi Park riverwalk. Each session will end with the children creating a healthy snack. At the end of all four sessions, the kids and parents will take a field trip to walk along the Riverwalk together.

This class is offered on Wednesdays, ages 4-6 from 3-4 p.m. and ages 7-9 from 4-5 p.m. Registration has started, and all four sessions are only $33. Space is limited. Stop on in or call the center for registration or for more details.

Free programs

Youth Archery classes: With the archery program, we try to instill sportsmanship, honesty and a sense of accomplishment. It is a sport where athletic abilities aren’t a part of the equation and everyone is equal. We are about competing, but it is not about winning or losing; it’s about doing your best and trying to improve on skills learned. When a child puts a bow in their hand, it empowers them and with that comes responsibility, which in turn creates responsible young people.

Beginning and Intermediate computer classes: Taught by Becky Herman. Please call her at 264-2171 or 903-0788 for more information.

Duplicate Bridge: Tuesday, 5-10 p.m.; Thursday, 5-10 p.m. Call Stan, 731-2217 or e-mail Stan at sunset1310@aol.com for more information.

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

Calendar

Thursday, May 23: Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; beginning computer class, 1-3 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5-10 p.m.; Sozo yoga, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Friday, May 24: Pickleball, 8-11 a.m.; Tia Chi, 11 a.m.-noon; beginning guitar class, 2-3 p.m.; intermediate guitar class; 3-4 p.m.

Sunday, May 26: Grace Evangelical Free Church, 7:30 a.m.-noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m.-noon.

Monday, May 27: Closed for Memorial Day.

Tuesday, May 28: Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; yoga, 9-10:30 a.m.; intermediate computer class, 10 a.m.-noon; Mah Jongg, 1-3 p.m.; beginner archery class, 4-5 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5-10 p.m.

Wednesday, May 29: Pickleball, 8-10 a.m.; Tai Chi, 11 a.m.-noon; beginning dulcimer, 1:30-2:30 p.m.; belly dancing, 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.

Thursday, May 30: Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; beginning computer class, 1-3 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5-10 p.m.

The Ross Aragon Community Center has the space you are looking for. We have reasonably priced rooms to meet your event needs. 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 is 264-4152, e-mail is communitycenter@centurytel.net.

This story was posted on May 23, 2013.