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Fall Rummage Sale at center Friday and Saturday

By Traci Bishop
SUN Columnist

It’s time for the Fall Rummage Sale.

Please stop by the Ross Aragon Community Center and check out all of the indoor booths at the sale.

Rain or shine, this one-of-a-kind sale will be open on Friday, Sept. 27, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Dance to Make a Difference

Come on down to the Ross Aragon Community Center on Friday, Oct. 11, and dance the night away with DJ Dude, while supporting our local nonprofits.

This event will host eight local nonprofits that make a difference in our community: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Archuleta County Seniors Inc., Habitat for Humanity, Justice Ministries, Mercy Home Health, Archuleta County Crime Stoppers, Pagosa Springs Head Start and Archuleta County Veterans for Veterans.

Voting will take place and the top three non-profits will each receive a third of the total proceeds from this event. No silent auction, no live auction; just a night of dancing and fun with great people and wonderful nonprofits. Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available during this event for adults, 18-plus only.

Tickets are on sale now for $12 at the Ross Aragon Community Center or you can buy tickets from one of the listed non-profits. Tickets will be $15 at the door.

Halloween donations/volunteers

The staff at the Ross Aragon Community Center is starting to gear up for the 10th annual Halloween Carnival.

This event is free to anyone and everyone, with a haunted house, costume contest and many games and activities.

If you are interested in donating candy, please make sure all candy is wrapped individually. Candy donations can be dropped off at the Ross Aragon Community Center, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. If you are interested in helping decorate or assisting at the event, call us or stop by the Ross Aragon Community Center to get signed up.

Free programs

Computer Class: Becky Herman has put together a new free Excel class. Learn how to navigate, how to create a spreadsheet, or how to insert mathematical formulas into your documents, as well as how to share your Excel creations. She is also helping those who have a tablet and aren’t sure how to get the most out of it. 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. 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. All you advanced players, 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. Come on down 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 fashioned 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. 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 to the center on Wednesdays 2-3:30 p.m. Call the center for information at 264-4152.

Calendar

Thursday, Sept. 26: Gym closed; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.

Friday, Sept. 27: Rummage sale, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tai Chi, 11 a.m.-noon; Duplicate Bridge, noon-5 p.m.; Mah Jongg, 12:30-4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 28: Rummage sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 29: Grace Evangelical Free Church, 7:30 a.m.-noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m.-noon.

Monday, Sept. 30: Pickleball, 8-11 a.m.; Qigong, 10 a.m.-noon; Pagosa Bridge for fun, noon-4 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 1: Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; yoga, 9-10:30 a.m.; Excel computer class, 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Mah Jongg, 1-3p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5-10 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 2: 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, Oct. 3: Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; rubber stamping class, 12:15-1 p.m.

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 September 26, 2013.