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Battlement Mesa’s activity center can help you stick to your resolutions

It’s a new year once again and time to renew our healthy lifestyle. The Battlement Mesa Activity Center has designed the perfect forum for us to do just that.The Activity Center Fitness Expo takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15. Look forward to class demonstrations of yoga, water aerobics, martial arts, jazzercise, tap dancing, weight-room safety, and swing and ballroom dancing. Grand River Hospital, Mesa Vista Assisted Living, Parachute/Battlement Mesa Recreation District and other organizations will have booths regarding health issues. There will be a table with advice on keeping beauty at its best. A body-fat composition test is being offered, massages will be available, and osteoporosis screening will be available for a $20 fee. There will be a beverage bar and lunch available for purchase. All nonmembers are invited to attend for a $2 daily admission charge. Baby-sitting will be available ($1 per hour per child). Sounds like a great deal to me.Adult tap classes taught by Sally Lear will begin at 4 p.m. every Wednesday from Feb. 16 through April 20 at the Activity Center. The cost is $5.50 per class. This sounds like lots of fun, great exercise and a wonderful way to meet new people. Call Sally at 285-5672 with any questions and register at the front desk of the Activity Center.Alison Gromme will be instructing yoga at 6:45 p.m. every Thursday at the Activity Center. These classes start on Jan. 6 and continue through Feb. 24. There is a $39 fee for all eight classes or $6 per walk-in class. Sign up at the front desk of the Activity Center.Interested in joining a fly-fishing club? Fly-fishing enthusiasts will be meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, at the Activity Center. If you have questions or want more information, call Al Swenson at 285-2391 or John Sargent at 285-9466.Time to get the kids involved in activities, also. The Parachute/Battlement Mesa Parks & Recreation District’s youth basketball practices will begin the week of Jan. 10. Different coaches have different times and nights for practice. Practices will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays after school at the Early Childhood Literacy Center in Parachute. Games will be held at 5, 6, and 7 p.m. on Thursday evenings at the same location. There will be three girls teams and three boys teams. This activity is for fourth- through sixth-graders. Call the Rec District at 285-0388 for more information and to register.The pre-Christmas garage sale brought in proceeds of $800 to the Park & Recreation District. There are still two really nice round, wooden kitchen tables available for sale, and one with four nice chairs. A corner sewing table and other items are also available for sale. Please call if you are looking for something in particular (285-0388). The garage sale proceeds for 2004 totaled around $3,300. A nice chunk of money to spend on youth programs; thanks to everyone for your continued support of youth activities.There will be a benefit spaghetti dinner for the Arrowood family Friday, Jan. 14, at the Activity Center. Dinner will be served from 5-8 p.m. Everyone is welcome.For Ducks Unlimited members and anyone interested in becoming a member, Willie Williams is looking for your help with the annual banquet to be held in April. Please give Willie a call on his cell phone, 210-3363, and leave him a message. He’ll get right back to you. Thanks!Mary Moore”s column, “Grand Valley News,” runs every other Thursday. To contact Mary with a news tip, call her at 945-8515, ext. 108, or send e-mail to Moore”s column, “Grand Valley News,” runs every other Thursday. To contact Mary with a news tip, call her at 945-8515, ext. 108, or send e-mail to

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