Theatre Aspen has launched this year's children's play "How I Became a Pirate." Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of pirates lands on our "beach" looking for an extra digger to join their crew. Black Braid and his mates enlist young Jessica Jacob, as they try to find the perfect spot to bury their treasure. Yo-ho the swashbuckling musical! Suitable for all ages, Pirate runs until August 18. For more information, call (970) 920-5770 or visit www.aspenshowtix.com.
Next Saturday, July 14, Komen Aspen presents its annual Race for the Cure. The scenic race winds from Rio Grande Park through Aspen's West End and along the Rio Grande Trail - a beautiful way to spend a Saturday morning and a worthy cause to support. For more information, visit http://www.komenaspen.org/komen-race-for-the-cure/.
Happy 4th of July to our guests and friends! Activities abound in town today and the weather is cooperating with light breezes, warm temperatures and light clouds. The annual Boogie's race took off at 8 and we're anticipating the community parade at noon, a variety of picnics afterward, the free band concert at 4pm and dancing in the streets until 8pm. It's a great day to be visiting (or living in) Aspen!