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Get ready for the Spring Rummage Sale

It’s time again to start to clean out those closets, basements, garages and attics.

The annual Spring Rummage sale is fast approaching.

Here at the center, we like to add some twists and turns to various events. With that said, the Spring Rummage Sale has now turned into a two-day sale, May 10 and 11.

Applications will be accepted starting April 15. If you are interested in reserving a 10×10 spot for $35, please call us at the center, 264-4152.

Jeff Scroggins and Colorado 

The Ross Aragon Community Center and the Elation Center for the Arts are excited to announce a high energy, high mountain, blue grass event next Thursday, April 18, as Jeff Scroggins and Colorado perform in concert. Tickets are on sale now for $12 at the community center. Children 18 and under get in free. Tickets at the door will be $15. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to hear some incredible music!

Duplicate Bridge 

The free Duplicate Bridge class has now moved from Friday afternoons to Thursday nights, from 5-10 p.m.

Anyone interested in attending and playing this fun-filled game should contact Stan Church at 731-2217 or e-mail Stan at sunset1310@aol.com to get signed up.

Free programs

Youth archery classes. In this archery program, we try to instill sportsmanship, honesty and a sense of accomplishment in young participants. It is a sport where athletic abilities aren’t a part of the equation and everyone is equal. We are about competing, but it is not about winning or losing — it’s about doing your best and trying to improve on the skills you have learned. When a child puts a bow in their hand, it empowers them and with that comes responsibility which, in turn, creates responsible young people.

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 body. The exercise opens the energy pathways to facilitate good health. The exercises are gentle, but over time have a positive effect on the body. Please stop by the center on Mondays to join in on this program. Call the center for more information.

Beginning and intermediate computer classes. Taught by Becky Herman. Please 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. 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 to the session with a bottle of water and some flat-soled shoes. Class is open to anyone and no experience is necessary.

Duplicate Bridge. Tuesday and Thursday, 5-10 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 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 -fashioned game of basketball. If interested, drop in and check it out.

Yoga. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11:30 a.m. Come, rejuvenate with us. Please bring a mat or towel. Call the center with questions, 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 conditioning from head to toe. Join Carla Roberts on Wednesdays, 3:30-4:45 p.m. Call the center for information 264-4152.

Calendar

Thursday, April 11: Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; Yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; beginning computer class, 1-3 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5-10 p.m.; Sozo Yoga, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Friday, April 12: Pickleball, 8-10 a.m. ; Small Fries Play Group, 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Tai Chi, 11 a.m.-noon.; beginning guitar classe, 2-3 p.m.; intermediate guitar class, 3-4 p.m.

Saturday, April 15: Scrapbooking, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday, April 14: Grace Evangelical Free Church, 7:30 a.m.-noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m.-noon.

Monday, April 15: Pickleball, 8-10 a.m.; Quigong, 10 a.m.-noon; Pagosa Bridge for fun, 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.; Youth Archery, advanced, 4-5 p.m.

Tuesday, April 16: Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; intermediate computer class, 10 a.m.-noon; Mah Jongg, 1-3p.m.; Youth Archery, beginner, 4-5 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5-10 p.m.

Wednesday, April 17: Pickleball, 8-10 a.m.; Tai Chi, 11 a.m.-noon; beginning dulcimer, 1:30-2:30 p.m.; belly dancing, 3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m.

Thursday, April 18: Gym closed; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; beginning computer class, 1-3 p.m.; Jeff Scroggings and Colorado, 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.-5:30 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 April 11, 2013.