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Fall Rummage Sale applications now available

SUN Columnist

It’s time to clean out those closets, basements, garages and attics before winter hits.

This year’s Fall Rummage Sale will be held Friday, Sept. 27, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 28,from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Applications are available and spaces are filling up fast.

If you are interested in reserving a 10×10 spot for $35 for both days, please call us at the center, 264-4152, or stop by and see us.

Don’t forget to look at our website, http://racc.co, for upcoming events at the center or “like” our Facebook page for updates on current events and activities happening at the center.

Free programs

Computer: Becky Herman is putting together a new list of people who are interested in one of her free computer classes. Please contact her if a beginning, intermediate, Word or Excel class would help you. She is also helping, either in a group or individually, those who have a tablet who aren’t sure how to get the most out of it. She would appreciate hearing from anyone who previously requested a class but is no longer interested. This month, a new Excel class begins. Learn how to navigate, to create spreadsheets, to insert mathematical formulas into your documents, as well as how to share your Excel creations. Call Becky for details at 264-2171 or 903-0788, or e-mail her at becky.herman98@gmail.com.

Qigong: This is one of the oldest known health systems, dating from 700 BC. Lynnis Steinert is a Tai Chi master and has been teaching Qigong and Tai Chi for 14 years. She started studying Tai Chi and Qigong 20 years ago with several teachers and masters of this ancient Chinese exercise. The purpose of Qigong is to maintain and improve health, improve strength and balance and encourage stillness in both mind and body. The goal in this class is to open and stretch every joint and muscle group in the entire body. The exercise opens the energetic pathways to facilitate good health. The exercises are gentle, but, over time, have a very positive effect on the body. Please stop by the center on Mondays to join in on this program. Call the center for more information.

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

Pickleball: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8-11 a.m. If you would like to learn the game of pickleball, or just need a pickleball fix, join us to learn this fun and exciting game. Loaner paddles are available. Advanced players, please come in on Mondays from 10-11 a.m. Contact Fran if you have any questions, 884-3184.

Tai Chi: Join instructors Pam Kircher and Anna O’Reilly every Wednesday and Friday at 11 a.m. for an hour of Tai Chi. This is a slow gentle exercise that improves balance, strength, flexibility and lung capacity while reducing stress and increasing an overall sense of well-being. Please come with a bottle of water and some flat-soled shoes. Class is open to anyone and no experience is necessary.

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

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. 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 9-10:30 a.m. and Thursdays 10-11:30 a.m. Come rejuvenate with us. Please bring a mat or towel. Call the center with questions, 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 2-3:30 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 to develop muscle control and isolation, graceful arms and body conditioning from head to toe. Join Carla Roberts on Wednesdays, 3:30-4:45 p.m. Call the center for information, 264-4152.

Hand Drum Class: Learn to play the hand drum in a free class on Wednesday evenings from 5-6 p.m. Local percussionist Carla Roberts will offer “The Ancient Art of Hand Drumming,” a study of the goblet-shaped hand drum called the doumbek, popular in the dance world. Roberts has played the doumbek professionally for the last 25 years and incorporates a variety of techniques and learning styles to make this free class accessible to beginners, as well as experienced drummers. If you have been curious about drumming and all its benefits, come and experience the joy and challenge of playing percussion in a group. No previous experience is required and drums are available if you do not have one. Bring a drum if you do have one. For more information, call Carla Roberts at 903-6478.

Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 22: Gym closed; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; Sozo Yoga, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 23: Gym closed; Tai Chi, 11 a.m.-noon; Mah Jongg, 12:30-4:30 p.m.

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

Monday, Aug. 26: Pickleball, 8-11 a.m.; qigong, 10 a.m.-noon; Pagosa Bridge 4 Fun, 12:30-4 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 27: Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; yoga, 9-10:30 a.m.; Excel computer class, 10 a.m.-noon; Mah Jongg, 1-3 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5-10 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 28: Pickleball, 8-10:30 a.m.; Tai Chi, 11 a.m-noon; dulcimer, 2-3:30 p.m.; belly dancing, 3:30-4:45 p.m.; drum class, 5-6 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 29: Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; Sozo Yoga, 5:30-6:30 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 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.

This story was posted on August 22, 2013.