This summer to honor some of the remarkable women in Aspen history, the Aspen HIstorical Society is presenting character presentations of iconic women from different eras. Today Jeannie Walla performs as Joan Metcalf, the queen of the Crystal Palace. The presentation takes place at 5:30 pm at the Holden/Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum on the Marolt Open Space. For details about this series, visit www.aspenhistory.org.
Make a difference in the community by participating in Wetland Planting Day, Saturday August 3. A joint effort by Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers and the Aspen Parks & Recreation department, the planting day will take place in Rio Grande Park from 8:30am - 5pm. Volunteers will plant wetland plants, riparian trees and shrubs and complete native seeding of the area. Tools, instruction and leadership will provided along with dinner. To sign up to help, visit www.rfov.org.
One of the summer's biggest classical music events, Benjamin Britten's opera "Peter Grimes," will be presented Saturday, July 27 in the Aspen Music Festival's Benedict Music Tent. The opera will be presented in concert form, with costumes and theatrical lighting, and includes a stellar cast led by tenor Anthony Dean Griffey in the title role. The program begins at 8pm and will be conducted by the Festival's music director Robert Spano. For details, visit www.aspenmusicfestival.com.