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Kickin’ It During Summer program registration

By Traci Bishop
SUN Columnist

If you missed out on the registration for the Summer of Science then, perhaps, one of these three classes might fit into your schedule.

Registration for the sand volleyball clinic, ages 9-12, is now open. The clinic will start July 9 and run through July 30. The registration deadline is June 28.

Registration for Introduction to Golf has started as well, for ages 6-12. This class does not start until August but the registration deadline is July 12.

Arts and Crafts class is for ages 4-6 and registration is now open. Deadline for registration is July 17.

Space in all programs is limited, so hurry in to the Ross Aragon Community Center to secure a place.

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.

Free programs

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 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 join 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. Please stop by the center on Mondays to join in on this program. Call the center for more information.

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

Pickleball: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8-11 a.m. If you would like to learn the game of pickleball, or just need a pickleball fix, join us to learn this fun and exciting game. Loaner paddles are available. For all you advanced players please come in on Mondays from 10-11 a.m. 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. Please come with a bottle of water and some flat-soled shoes. Class is open to anyone and no experience is necessary.

Duplicate Bridge: Tuesday, 5-10 p.m., Friday, noon-5 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 community center, 264-4152.

Hoopsters: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-9 a.m. Hoopsters are a great group of guys getting out there twice a week for a good, old-fashioned game of basketball. If interested, just drop in and check it out.

Yoga: Tuesdays 9-10:30 a.m. 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 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 Robert on Wednesdays, 3:30-4:45 p.m. Call the center for information, 264-4152.

Calendar

Thursday, June 20: Hoopsters 8-9 a.m.; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; Sozo Yoga, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Friday, June 21: Pickleball 8-11 a.m.; Tai Chi, 11 a.m.-noon; duplicate bridge, noon- 5 p.m.; Mah Jongg, 12:30-4:30 p.m.; intermediate guitar class, 2-3 p.m.

Sunday, June 23: Grace Evangelical Free Church, 7:30 a.m.-noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m.-noon.

Monday, June 24: 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, June 25: Hoopsters, 8- 9 a.m.; yoga, 9-10:30 a.m.; intermediate computer class, 10 a.m.-noon; Mah Jongg, 1-3p.m.; beginner archery class, 4 – 5 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5-10 p.m.

Wednesday, June 26: Pickleball, 8-10 a.m.; Tai Chi, 11 a.m.-noon; beginning dulcimer, 1:30-2:30 p.m.; belly dancing, 3:30-4:45 p.m.

Thursday, June 27: Hoopsters 8-9 a.m.; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; beginning computer class, 1-3 p.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 communitycenter@centurytel.net.

This story was posted on June 20, 2013.