Aspen briefs for Aug. 9 |

Aspen briefs for Aug. 9



Toy sale to benefit Rotary

Aspen youngsters Jasper and Fiona Chazen will host their third annual Toy Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Rio Grande Park in Aspen. The entrepreneurial duo will be aided by other like-aged children at the sale.

All proceeds from the event, held in conjunction with the Ducky Derby Festival, will benefit the Rotary Club of Aspen.

Toys for sale include Star Wars- and Angry Birds-related products.

Challenge Aspen event to take place Saturday

A Challenge Aspen event, set for 1 to 4 p.m. at Sopris Park in Carbondale, will include live music, magicians, storytellers, jugglers, fairies, an adapted obstacle course, bouncy houses and food.

A $10 donation is suggested, with proceeds benefiting Challenge Aspen programs.

Volunteer spots are still available. For more details about volunteering, contact Margaret at or 970-923-0578.

Aspen Institute

McCloskey series wraps up with economist Dambisa Moyo

The Aspen Institute will host international economist Dambisa Moyo, who will speak in the final installment of the 2013 McCloskey Speaker Series.

The event is set for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Paepcke Auditorium on the institute’s Aspen Meadows campus. Tickets are $20 each and are on sale through Aspen Show Tickets at the Wheeler Opera House (

Moyo analyzes the macroeconomy and global affairs. In 2009, Time magazine named Moyo one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” and he was named to the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders Forum. She is a member of the Atlantic Council and a contributing editor to CNBC.

For more information on the Aspen Institute’s McCloskey Speaker Series and other events open to the public, call the information line at 970-544-7970 or visit the institute’s website at


Iditarod champ Lance Mackey to speak at Krabloonik Restaurant

Four-time Iditarod champion Lance Mackey will speak of his challenges and victories at 5:50 tonight at Krabloonik Restaurant in Snowmass.

The evening will include a performance by cellist Sabe Flores, hors d’oeuvres and beverages.

Admission is $15. Reservations can be made by calling 970-923-3953.