Aspen Square Daily News

Quack Like A Duck


Thousands of bright yellow rubber duckies racing down the Roaring Fork River, bouncy houses for the kids, lots of food and fun for the entire family are the hallmarks of the Ducky Derby, which takes place tomorrow, August 9 in Rio Grande Park. The Rotary Club of Aspen puts on the Ducky Derby every year to raise funds to benefit local non-profits, youth groups, annual youth scholarships and Rotary International projects. What better way to support the valley’s kids and have a blast at the same time? For details, visit

Star Gazer Ice Cream Social

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The skies have been clearing over Aspen this afternoon, just in time for an ideal summer day ender - the Aspen Science Center's Star Gazer Ice Cream Social. Beginning tonight at 7:30, high-tech ice cream will be whipped up by a physicist using liquid nitrogen and the kids will enjoy hearing stories about the heavens told by local Spellbinders and astrophysicists. Be sure to bring your binoculars and a blanket to lay on as you gaze up at the night sky. The event takes place at the Aspen Center for Physics at 700 Gillespie St.

Maroon Bells 50th Birthday Bash

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This coming Saturday, August 2, is a big day in the history of Colorado's most-photographed natural wonder - the Maroon Bells Wilderness Area. The Maroon Bells Birthday Bash, celebrating 50 years as a protected wilderness area, will take place at the base of Aspen Highlands from 3-9pm. ACES, the Wilderness Workshop and the US Forest Service will host the party, which includes plenty of live music, food and family activities. For details on everything happening that day, visit

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