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Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO, Colorado

ASPEN – Local celebrity chef Susie Jimenez will headline a fundraiser for Aspen nonprofit Shining Stars Foundation on Feb. 4 at the Dancing Bear Lodge on Monarch Street.

The event will take place from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Jimenez is donating gourmet hors d’oeuvres and fondue to the occasion. The band Already Gone will perform, and a silent auction will be held as well.

Shining Stars Foundation is a local charity that provides hope to children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Tickets, available for $75, are available online at

Event sponsors include Premiere Party Rentals, Catherine Store and Spice It Up, which is Jimenez’s catering company.

ASPEN – The concert by Roaring Fork Valley musician Bobby Mason, scheduled for Saturday at the Wheeler Opera House, has been canceled because of illness.

Mason’s appearance had been scheduled as a CD release party for his recent album, “Find My Way Back Home.”

ASPEN – Friends of Sandra Preusse Johnston are invited to a celebration of Sandy’s life, to take place from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Aspen Elks Lodge, 520 E. Hyman Ave.

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