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ASPEN – St. Mary Catholic Church will host its 125th annual St. Patrick’s Day Fundraising Dinner from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the church, located at 533 E. Main St., Aspen.The dinner is the longest continuously run charity event in Aspen”s history. The first fundraiser was held in 1887 to help raise $25,000 to build the current church structure.Proceeds from the donations, which are voluntary, will go toward the church’s charity assistance fund. The goal of the event is to raise $50,000.The money raised from is distributed locally throughout the Roaring Fork Valley regardless of the recipient’s faith. St. Mary’s Parish has coordinated with Western Slope Charities for the last nine years and over the past year it assisted more than 300 families and individuals by providing food, rental assistance, utilities, medical and dental care, prescriptions and transportation expenses. The dinners menu consists of roast beef and pork roast, homemade mashed potatoes, fresh cole slaw, green beans and desserts served with ice cream. Also on tap is live Irish music, beer, wine and soft drinks.

ASPEN – Aspen businessman Leonard “Boogie” Weinglass will speak at Wednesday’s Aspen Business Luncheon, set for 12:45 p.m. at the Hotel Jerome. Cost is $26 and includes a buffet lunch and valet parking. Weinglass will be interviewed by Terry Hale, and tell about his life in business from his time at the helm of the Merry Go Round chain to his entrepreneurial and philanthropic efforts in Aspen. For more details or to RSVP, e-mail event organizer Todd Shaver at ToddShaver@AspenBusinessLuncheon.com.

ASPEN – Aspen’s iPro Center has relocated to 520 E. Hyman Ave., next to Vectra Bank.The new store, owned and operated by Tony Bell and Dale Shimono, opens Thursday and will include an extended inventory and repair services. Classes and training will also be offered. The long-term lease was brokered by Aspen real estate firm Setterfield & Bright. For more details, visit http://www.iprocenter.pro.


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