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By Traci Bishop
K.I.D.S. — Kickin’ It During Summer — program registration continues.
Introduction to Golf for ages 6-12 is now open. This class does not start until August, but the registration deadline is July 12.
Arts and Crafts for ages 4-6 is also open. This class does not start until August, but the registration deadline is July 17.
Space in classes is limited, so hurry in to the Ross Aragon Community Center to get registered.
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 happening at the center.
Youth Archery classes: In the archery program, we try to instill sportsmanship, honesty and a sense of accomplishment. It is a sport in which athletic abilities aren’t 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 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.
Thursday, July 11: Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; Yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; Sozo Yoga, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Friday, July 12: Pickleball 8-1 a.m.; Tai Chi, 11 a.m.-noon; duplicate bridge, noon- 5p.m.; Mah Jongg, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 13: Scrapbooking, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, July 14: Grace Evangelical Free Church, 7:30 a.m.-noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m.-noon.
Monday, July 15: Pickleball, 8-11 a.m.; Qigong, 10 a.m.-noon; Paogsa Bridge for Fun, 12:30-4 p.m.; advanced youth archery, 4-5 p.m.
Tuesday, July 16: Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; yoga, 9-10:30 a.m.; Mah Jongg, 1-3p.m.; beginning youth archery, 4-5p.m. ; Duplicate Bridge, 5-10 p.m.
Wednesday, July 17: Pickleball, 8-10 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, July 18: Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; Sozo Yoga, 5:30-6:30 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.