Free guitar classes at the community center

By Traci Bishop
SUN Columnist

Ever wanted to learn how to play the guitar?

Or, maybe just get a refresher?

If so, now is your chance. Tyler Fearon and the Ross Aragon Community Center have teamed up to offer a beginning and intermediate guitar class with no age limit on participation.

Hurry into the center on Friday afternoons to get in on this great opportunity at such an amazing price.

Call the center for more information at 264-4152.

Free music, story time

Starting Friday, Jan. 25, bring your little ones (ages 2-5) to the center to enjoy a half hour musical story time.

This is a great opportunity to promote early literacy and inspire musical ability through hands-on experience.

During the half hour, your children will be able to make their own music using shaker eggs, rhythm sticks and jingle bells, and listen to a live reading of large, colorful age-appropriate books that are designed to inspire the imagination.

Call the center for more details, 264-4152.

Practice space

Have a team and need some practice space?

Starting Monday, Jan. 28, the Ross Aragon Community Center will offer practice time in the multi-purpose room. The room will be available to reserve at no charge Monday through Friday from 3:30-5 p.m. Call the center at 264-4152 to reserve a spot.

One spot per team, per week.

Free programs

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 9-10 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 community 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. 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, strengthen the muscles, and finally 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, 264-4152.

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 to the center Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 p.m. Call 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, and conditioning from head to toe. Join Carla Roberts on Wednesdays, 3:30-4:45 p.m. Call the center for information, 264-4152.


Thursday, Jan. 24: 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.

Friday, Jan. 25: Pickleball, 8-10 a.m.; musical story time, 9:30-10 a.m.; small fries playgroup, 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.

Sunday, Jan. 27: Grace Evangelical Free Church, 7:30 a.m.-noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m.-noon.

Monday, Jan. 28: Pickleball, 8-10 a.m.; Pagosa Bridge 4 Fun, 12:30-4 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 29: Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; 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, Jan. 30: Pickleball, 8-10 a.m.; Tai Chi, 11 a.m.-noon; wellness walk, 1-2 p.m.; beginning dulcimer, 1:30-2:30 p.m.; belly dancing, 3:30-4:45 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 31: 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 January 24, 2013.