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Photo courtesy Tom Carosello A sand volleyball camp, co-sponsored by the town Parks and Recreation Department and the Ross Aragon Community Center, was held on Wednesdays during August. Some of the local youngsters who participated, and staff members are seen here. In back, from left, are Traci Bishop, Amelia Peshlakai, Wyatt Zeigler, Britain Peterson, Caroline Smith, Brighid Parkan, Emily Rockensock, Rosa Echavarria,  Alondra Hernandez and Sanya Peterson. In front are Hannah Rockensock, Marie Smith, Arianna Stewart, Ashley Bewley, Antonia Bussoli, Grace Thompson and Chloe Bridges.

Photo courtesy Tom Carosello
A sand volleyball camp, co-sponsored by the town Parks and Recreation Department and the Ross Aragon Community Center, was held on Wednesdays during August. Some of the local youngsters who participated, and staff members are seen here. In back, from left, are Traci Bishop, Amelia Peshlakai, Wyatt Zeigler, Britain Peterson, Caroline Smith, Brighid Parkan, Emily Rockensock, Rosa Echavarria,  Alondra Hernandez and Sanya Peterson. In front are Hannah Rockensock, Marie Smith, Arianna Stewart, Ashley Bewley, Antonia Bussoli, Grace Thompson and Chloe Bridges.

This year’s Fall Rummage Sale will be held Friday, Sept. 27 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

The application process for vendors has started and spaces are filling up. If you are interested in reserving a 10×10 spot for $35 for both days, call us at the center, 264-4152, or stop by and see us.

Free programs

Computer Class: Becky Herman is putting together a new list of people who are interested in one of her free computer classes. Please contact her if a beginning, intermediate, Word or Excel class would help you. She is also helping those who have a tablet and aren’t sure how to get the most out of it with either group or individual instruction. She would appreciate hearing from anyone who previously requested a class but is no longer interested. This month, a new Excel class begins. Learn how to navigate, to create spreadsheets, to insert mathematical formulas into your documents, as well as how to share your Excel creations. Call Becky for details at 264-2171 or 903-0788, or e-mail her at becky.herman98@gmail.com.

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 8-11 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. All you advanced players, 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. Come on down 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.

Sozo Yoga: Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sozo Yoga is a Christ-centered flow class that moves from one pose to another with fluidity. This class is held to Christian music, it begins with a scripture and relaxing warm-up, and then flows into a series of poses that increase the heart rate, detoxify the body, strengthen the muscles, and finally finishes with deep relaxation. Students are encouraged to go at their own pace and no prior yoga experience is required. Call the center for information, 264-4152.

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.

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 on Wednesdays 2-3:30 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 Roberts on Wednesdays, 3:30-4:45 p.m. Call the center for information, 264-4152.

Hand drum class: Learn to play the hand drum in a free class Wednesday evenings from 5- 6 p.m. Local percussionist Carla Roberts will offer “The Ancient Art of Hand Drumming,” a study of the goblet-shaped hand drum, the doumbek, popular in the dance world. Roberts has played the doumbek professionally for the last 25 years and incorporates a variety of techniques and learning styles to make this free class accessible to beginners, as well as experienced drummers. If you have been curious about drumming and all its benefits, come and experience the joy and challenge of playing percussion in a group. No previous experience is required and drums are available if you do not have one. Bring a drum if you do have one. For more information, call Roberts at 903-6478.

Calendar

Thursday, Sept. 5: Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; rubber stamp class, 12:15-1 p.m.; Sozo Yoga, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 6: 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.

Sunday, Sept. 8: Grace Evangelical Free Church, 7:30 a.m.-noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m.-noon.

Monday, Sept. 9: Pickleball, 8-11 a.m.; Qigong, 10 a.m.-noon; Pagosa Bridge for Fun, noon- 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 10: Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; yoga, 9-10:30 a.m.; Mah Jongg, 1-3 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5-10 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 11: Pickleball, 8-10:30 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, Sept. 12: Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; Sozo Yoga, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

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@centurytel.net.

This story was posted on September 5, 2013.