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This Christmas is a classic at the center

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The Ross Aragon Community Center and the Elation Center for the Arts present “A Classic Christmas,” Dec. 21 at 6:30 p.m.

This holiday event will allow many outstanding performers to show off some of their amazing talents. See the article in this week’s PREVIEW for more details about the event.

A cash bar will be available during this event. Please bring snacks and/or desserts to share with everyone.

Nonperishable food items can also be dropped off at the community center through Dec. 20 and they will be delivered to local food banks on Dec. 21.

Tickets are on sale now for $12 at the Ross Aragon Community Center and at Sweets-N-Such. Tickets at the door will be $15. Everyone 18 and under and attended by a parent is invited to the concert free of charge.

Festival of Trees a success

The Ross Aragon Community Center would like to announce that this year’s Festival of Trees raised $8,629 for the nonprofits that had a tree in this amazing event.

We would like to thank all of the wonderful sponsors for the trees, as well as the hard working volunteers, the restaurants that donated food and everyone who attended this event to make it so spectacular for local nonprofit organizations.

Free programs

Movement and Music. Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m. Tune into your body, with freeform movement, to a live soundtrack of flowing and exotic music by Paul Roberts. Dance improvisation, relaxation exercise, Yoga, Tai Chi, meditative movement — whatever moves you to harmonize with your mind and body, including just sitting comfortably and soaking up the ambience. Call Paul Roberts if you have any questions, 731-3117.

Mah Jongg. Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m.; 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 need a pickleball fix, join us. Loaner paddles are available. If you would like to learn the game of pickleball, join us from 9-10 a.m. to learn this fun and exciting game. Contact Fran if you have any questions, 884-3184.

Tai Chi. No experience is necessary. Join instructors Pam Kircher and Anna O’Reilly. Classes are Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-noon. Please wear flat-soled shoes and bring water. Class is open to everyone.

Duplicate Bridge. Tuesday, 5:30-10 p.m.; Friday, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Call Stan, 731-2217 or e-mail Stan at sunset1310@aol.com.

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. Warren and the guys are waiting for you to come out and play. They will play with just about anyone. The Hoopsters are a great group of guys getting out there twice a week for a good game of b-ball.

Yoga. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11:30 a.m. Please bring a mat or towel. Call the center with questions, 264-4152.

Sozo Yoga. Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Rejuvenate your body, mind and soul with this faith-based yoga class. Bring a mat and a strap, belt or scarf. Call the center for information, 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 on Wednesdays, 3-4 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, noon-1:30 p.m. Call the center, 264-4152 for information.

Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 13: Hoopsters, 8-9 am; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; Sozo Yoga, 5:30-7 p.m

Friday, Dec. 14: Pickleball, 8-10 am; Movement and Music, 10-11:30 a.m.; Small Fries playgroup, 10:15 am-12:15 pm.; Duplicate Bridge, 12:30-4:30 p.m.; Mah Jongg, 12:30-4:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 16: Grace Evangelical Free Church, 7:30 a.m.-noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m.-noon.

Monday, Dec. 17: Pickleball, 8-10 a.m.; Pagosa Bridge for Fun, 12:30-4 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 18: Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; Mah Jongg, 1-3 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5-10 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 19: Pickleball, 8-10 a.m.; Tai Chi, 11 a.m.-noon; belly dancing, noon-1:30 p.m.; dulcimer, 3-4 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 20:Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; Gym closed after noon; Sozo Yoga, 5:30-7 p.m.

The Ross Aragon Community Center has the space you are looking for. We have reasonably priced rooms to meet your event needs. Our rates range from $6 to $90 per hour. Room sizes for 20, 40, 50, 90 or 500 people.

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 December 13, 2012.