The 9th annual American Renewable Energy Day, commonly known as ARE Day, returns to Aspen August 16. For four days, leaders in the world of renewable energy and clean technology gather to explore this year's topic: Leadership for America's Energy Future. Participants include renowned journalist Thomas L. Friedman, General Wesley Clark, Amory Lovins, chief scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute and former Colorado governor Bill Ritter. For a detailed schedule of events or to register for an event pass, visit www.areday.net.
Next Saturday, August 11, Anderson Ranch Arts Center will host the 32nd annual Art Auction beginning at 11am. Attendees can bid on more than 250 works of art by an impressive array of international, national and Roaring Fork artists. In addition to the silent and live auctions, there will be a gourmet picnic lunch, festive music and kid's activities. All proceeds will benefit the creative and educational programs of Anderson Ranch. For details, visit www.andersonranch.org.
Admirers of former Secretary of State Madeline Albright have the opportunity to meet her in person today at her booksigning at Explore Booksellers on Main Street. Beginning at 5pm, Secretary Albright will sign her newest book "Prague Winter," a personal account of her young life from 1937 to 1948, as she experienced the Nazi invasion of Prague, World War II and the Holocaust. For more information, call Explore at (970)925-5336.