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Gearing up for a great holiday concert

By Traci Bishop
SUN Columnist

The Ross Aragon Community Center and the Elation Center for the Arts presents “A Classic Christmas,” Dec. 21, at 7 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now for $12 at the Ross Aragon Community Center. Tickets at the door will be $15.

Anyone 18 and under is invited to attend the concert free.

Nonperishable food items can also be dropped off at the community center Dec. 3-20 and they will be delivered to food banks on Dec. 21.

Free programs

Movement and Music. Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m. Tune into your body, with freeform movement, to a live soundtrack of flowing and exotic music by Paul Roberts. Dance improvisation, relaxation exercise, Yoga, Tai Chi, meditative movement — whatever moves you to harmonize with your mind and body, including just sitting comfortably and soaking up the ambience. Call Paul Roberts if you have any questions, 731-3117.

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

Pickleball. Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8-10 a.m. If you need a pickleball fix, join us. Loaner paddles are available. If you would like to learn the game of pickleball, join us from 9-10 a.m. to learn this fun and exciting game. 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 sunset1310@aol.com.

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. Warren and the guys are waiting for you to come out and play. They will play with just about anyone. The Hoopsters are a great group of guys getting out there twice a week for a good game of b-ball.

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. Rejuvenate your body, mind and soul with this faith-based yoga class. Bring a mat and a strap, belt or scarf. Call the center for information, 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 3-4 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, noon-1:30 p.m. Call the center for information, 264-4152.

Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 6: Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.

Friday, Dec. 7: Pickleball, 8-10 a.m.; Movement and Music, 10-11:30 a.m.; Small Fries playgroup, 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; movement and music 10-11 a.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 12:30-4:30 p.m.; Mah Jongg, 12:30-4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 8: Scrapbooking, 8 a.m.

Sunday, Dec. 9: Grace Evangelical Free Church, 7:30 a.m.-noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m.-noon.

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

Tuesday, Dec. 11: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. 12: Pickleball, 8-10 a.m.; Tai Chi, 11 a.m.-noon; belly dancing, noon-1:30 p.m.; dulcimer, 3-4 p.m.; Old Fashion Christmas, 6-8 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 6: Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; yoga, 10-11:30 a.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 communitycenter@centurytel.net.

This story was posted on December 6, 2012.