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Pitkin County commissioner candidates Jack Johnson and Rob Ittner will debate at 12:15 p.m. today at The St. Regis Aspen Hotel.

Cost of admission is $22, which includes a buffet lunch.

For more information, call Todd Shaver at 544-1707.

Johnson and Ittner were the top two vote-getters in the August primary. They will face off in the November election.

The Northwest Colorado Council of Government-Alpine Area Agency on Aging (Alpine AAA) will today hold its regional advisory committee (RAC) meeting at the Airport Operations Center, 1001 Owl Creek Road.

After the RAC meeting, the Alpine AAA will hold another meeting, from 1 to 2 p.m., to gain input from the Roaring Fork and Crystal River valleys’ seniors and other residents for the agency’s four-year plan.

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The Alpine AAA Four-Year Plan is required by the state of Colorado and will help inform Colorado’s four-year plan that is submitted to the federal Administration on Aging. Funding of Alpine AAA direct service programs and allocations to service providers will be guided by the four-year plan.

For information on location or directions, contact Jean Hammes with the Alpine AAA at 970-468-0295, extension 107.

The annual city of Aspen Community Picnic will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Aspen Golf Club.

The first 750 people will receive a BBQ-style lunch by Red Mountain Grill.

Other festivities include the second annual Mow Down Pullution race at 1:45 p.m., and the community photo at 2 p.m. on the driving range.

Attendees are encouraged to walk, ride, bus or carpool to the event, as there is no parking available at the golf course.

A memorial gathering will celebrate the life of Larry “Lawrence of Lenado” Corbet at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Woody Creek Community Center.

Everyone is welcome to attend.