Thunderball |


One of the winter’s great extravaganzas was the second annual “Thunderball,” a dinner dance and auction held Feb. 19 to benefit the Aspen Center for Integrative Health. During the cocktail hour and silent auction, a casino was set up in the lobby and everyone played the tables to win big prizes of jewelry, trips and more. And the ladies could have their photograph taken with a James Bond look-alike. The evening was black tie, so the men wore tuxedos and the ladies were in ball gowns. Very pretty evening.It’s time for those springtime parties on the mountain. Holding their 28th annual Beach Party on Aspen Mountain on Feb. 26 were Don Crawford, Helga Matuska and Jack Crawford. Everyone wore swimwear on the outside of their ski clothes.Scott Davidson celebrated his 50th birthday with a party and dancing Feb. 26 at the Hotel Jerome.March is always a busy month for benefits.”Aspen Goes Bollywood,” a party based on the Bollywood moves of India, will be held Saturday night, March 12, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Hotel Jerome. Partygoers should wear silks and saris, turbans and lots of jewelry. For information or to make reservations, call Aspen Theatre in the Park at (970) 925-9313.

On Saturday, March 19, the Aspen Valley Medical Foundation will hold its annual Community (Hospital Benefit) party starting at 6 p.m. at the Hotel Jerome. There will be a cocktail supper and dancing to The Sirens.Dr. David Borchers is relocating his private internal medicine practice from Aspen to the town of Basalt. He has been associated in a clinic on Mill Street with Drs. Ann Mass and Dennis Jordanides, who will remain in the current Aspen location.Spring Break is just around the corner and all the college kids and skiing families will be here.Undercurrent … Popping up by the front door are daffodils, tulips, crocuses, and a snowdrop is ready to bloom. The door faces east and catches all the morning wake-up sun.

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