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New Year’s Eve dance next Tuesday at the center

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Have any plans for the New Year’s evening yet?

If not, come on down and get your boot, scoot and New Year’s boogie on here at the Ross Aragon Community Center on Dec. 31.

This event will feature the country band Two Mile Train, playing from 8 p.m. till the early morning of 2014.

A cash bar and hors d’oeuvres will be available during this spectacular dance. Pre-event tickets are on sale now for $30 per couple or $20 for a single. Tickets at the door will be $50 per couple, $30 for a single. You can also purchase a table for eight people for $150. All tickets include a champagne toast, along with some party favors.

For more information, call the center at 264-4152.

Co-ed volleyball 

Starting on Wednesday, Jan. 8, from 1-3:30 p.m., adult co-ed volleyball will be offered here at the Ross Aragon Community Center. Friendly non-competitive games are open to players at all skill levels.

If you are interested in learning more about this program, contact the center at 264-4152.

Monday play group

Bring your little ones in from the cold to come and play inside the Ross Aragon Community Center gym, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Don’t forget to bring your bike, trikes and any other toys your children like to play with. We also offer a play group on Fridays, 11-1 p.m.

If you are interested in either play group, stop by the center on a Monday or Friday.

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

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.

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 8-10 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. All you advanced players, come in on Mondays from 10-11 a.m. Contact Fran if you have any questions, 884-3184.

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. Rejuvenate with us. Please bring a mat or towel. Call the center with questions, 264-4152.

Youth archery: With the archery program, we try to instill sportsmanship, honesty and a sense of accomplishment. 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 that they have learned. When a child puts a bow in their hand, it empowers them and with that comes responsibility. This class is offered for advanced students on Mondays from 4-5 p.m. Call the center for more information.

Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 26: Gym closed. Yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.

Friday, Dec. 27: Gym closed, Tai Chi, 11 a.m.-noon., Duplicate Bridge, 12:30-4:30 p.m.; Mah Jongg, 12:30-4:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 29: Grace Evangelical Free Church, 7:30 a.m.-noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m.-noon.

Monday, Dec. 30: Gym closed. Qigong, 10 a.m.-noon; Pagosa Bridge for Fun, 12:30- 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 31: Gym closed. Yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; Mah Jongg, 1-3 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5-10 p.m.; New Year’s Dance, 7:30 p.m.- 2014.

Wednesday, Jan. 1: Center closed. Happy New Year from all of us at the Ross Aragon Community Center.

Thursday, Jan. 2: Gym closed. 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. The community center hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday by appointment only. The center is located at 451 Hot Springs Blvd. Phone 264-4152, e-mail communitycenter@pagosasprings.co.gov.

This story was posted on December 26, 2013.