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Festival of Trees viewing tonight, event Friday

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This year, we are kicking off the Festival of Trees with a free public viewing, voting and bidding today, Thursday, Dec. 5, noon-7 at the Ross Aragon Community Center.

We encourage everyone to come down and see all the wonderfully decorated trees and have a chance to vote or be the first to put in a bid on the trees.

Free hot chocolate, cider, sweets and Christmas music will be offered at the public viewing. All proceeds from the sale of each tree go to the nonprofit the tree represents.

Festival of Trees 

The Festival of Trees is Friday.

Time is running out to get your tickets for only $15; they will be $20 at the door. This year, we have added the option to reserve a table for eight people for $150.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. Come to the Ross Aragon Community Center and enjoy hors d’oeuvres as well as a cash bar and some socializing before the live auction begins.

For more information on the event, call the community center at 264-4152.

Jazzy Sassy Christmas Concert

Want to try something new to kick off this year’s holiday season?

The Ross Aragon Community Center has the perfect way for you to do this. If you missed the Hazel Miller Band in June, you have a chance to catch this one-of-a-kind band at the center on Dec. 12.

Come on down, enjoy an evening out and listen to wonderful Christmas music delivered with a flare.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $15; they will be $20 at the door.

For more information, call the community center at 264-4152.

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.

Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 5: Yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; Festival of Trees free public viewing and voting, noon-7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 6: Tai Chi, 11 a.m.-noon, Duplicate Bridge, 12:30-4:30 p.m.; Festival of Trees, 7-9:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 8: Grace Evangelical Free Church, 7:30 a.m.-noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m.-noon.

Monday, Dec. 9: Pickleball, 8 -10 a.m.; Qigong, 10 a.m.-noon; Pagosa Bridge for Fun, 12:30-4 p.m.; youth archery, 4-5 p.m.

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

Wednesday, Dec. 11: Pickleball, 8-10 a.m.; Tai Chi, 11 a.m.-noon; hand drum, 1-2 p.m.; dulcimer, 2-3 p.m.; belly dancing, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 12: Gym closed; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; Hazel Miller Jazzy Sassy Christmas Concert, 6:30-9 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@pagosasprings.co.gov.

This story was posted on December 5, 2013.