Aspen has a long tradition in the rough and tumble world of rugby, and today, the Gentlemen of Aspen rugby team hosts Steamboat Springs in Wagner Park, just a few blocks from Aspen Square. The Gents, who have been on a roll lately, kick off at 2pm and everyone is invited to come down and cheer our home team. The game is free and open to the public and refreshments will be available.
If you or someone you know struggles with deafness or hearing loss, this weekend gives you an opportunity to make a difference. The Aspen Deaf Camp, who's mission is "to enrich the lives of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals," is hosting its annual Deaf Camp Picnic July 17-19 in Snowmass Village. Over three days participants can enjoy live concerts on Fanny Hill or in Base Village, a silent auction and a performance by Aspen Camp Campers. Proceeds will benefit the Aspen Deaf Camp. For details on how you can take part, visit www.deafcamppicnic.org or call 800-766-6277.
One of the things that makes Aspen unique, is its fascinating history. Today the Aspen Historical Society continues the 2nd annual Chautauqua Aspen event. A lunchtime conversation celebrates some of the big personalities who've shaped Aspen. Later presentations during the day include character performances of noted Aspenites Hunter S. Thompson, Bil Dunaway and Fred Iselin. For details, visit www.aspenhistory.org or call (970) 925-3721.