August 9, 2005
It was like an evening out of the 1960s when Aspen Santa Fe Ballet gave their annual summer gala titled “Ballet-A-Go-Go.” Many partygoers came in go-go outfits of short skirts, high boots, and tie-dyed shirts. The band was great, the dancing fabulous and everyone had a wonderful time at the party, held in the Hotel Jerome bar and dining room. Sure to be another fun theme party is an afternoon tea honoring longtime Aspenite Peggy Rowland from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, on the lawn of the Aspen Historical Society’s Wheeler Stallard House. Since Peggy has the collection of the hats worn by her grandmother, Mrs. Al Lamb, and wears them whenever she gets the chance, the Historical Society has announced that hats will be required wearing to the tea. Everyone is invited.Another event planned by the Aspen Historical Society is the Oldtimers Party 2005 Sunday and Monday, Sept. 4-5, in the main Buttermilk parking lot. The barbecue with music and dancing will be held Sunday and the brunch will be Monday. This event is open to anyone who lived in the Roaring Fork Valley 35 years ago and was 21 or older in 1970.In conjunction with the Oldtimers Party will be a showing of films featuring the inductees of the Aspen Hall of Fame. Films will depict Hildur Anderson, DRC Brown, John Herron and Klaus Obermeyer. They will be shown Saturday, Sept. 3, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Mountain Chalet. This event is hosted by the Aspen Hall of Fame. Terry Butler is back at her Residence Hotel after trekking in Mongolia with the Explorer’s Club during July.Celebrating their third wedding anniversary with dinner and dancing at the Elk Mountain Lodge Aug. 4 were Susan and Richard Goodwin. Monday, Aug. 1, Helga Matuska and Jack Crawford hosted a bike ride along the river in Glenwood Canyon ending with a potluck picnic at Grizzly Creek and riding the aerial tramway to Glenwood Caverns.
Erin Dinsmoor, daughter of Jane and Bill Disnmoor, graduated May 15, magna cum laude from Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y. Erin also received an award of High Honors from the art department. She graduated from Aspen High School in 2001. David Brauer, an art history expert with the Houston Museum of Fine Arts and the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, will talk about “Matisse and Women” at the speakers lunch of the Roaring Fork Friends of the Women’s Foundation of Colorado. The luncheon will be Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Meadows restaurant. For reservations call 920-2112, ext. 2826.The first annual Dance Art Crush, for the benefit of the Aspen Art Museum, was held Saturday evening at the base of Aspen Mountain by Dennis Basso in association with Harper’s Bazaar and Aspen Magazine.The September 2005 issue of Architectural Digest magazine includes several articles of interest to Aspenites. Interior designer Marjorie Shushan is profiled in the section about professional interior designers. Marjorie started her career in Aspen; when she lived here she devoted her time to skiing and had to be coaxed to take on design jobs. The estates-for-sale section features the Castle Creek home of writer Dena Kaye, who is the daughter of entertainer Danny Kaye. And Laura Hunt, who spends time in Aspen, is featured along with photographs of her Manhattan apartment.Undercurrent … Slow this summer down!