January 2018 Around Town

Glenwood Chamber Annual 
Gala Sponsorships

The Glenwood Chamber Resort Association is seeking sponsorships for its annual gala and community awards ceremony on January 27. Sponsorships offer the opportunity to reach a target audience of over 300 local business people at the largest annual gathering of business owners and employers in the community. Sponsorships are available from $100 and offer significant marketing exposure for your business. Sponsorships at $1,000 and up include event tickets. For more information visit GlenwoodChamber.com

Fundraiser for the Red Hill 
Recreation Area

Aspen Valley Land Trust (AVLT) is raising funds for the protection of 25 acres of land adjacent to Carbondale’s popular Red Hill Recreation Area. The land, privately owned and zoned for commercial use for decades, is currently for sale. AVLT has a vision of purchasing and conserving the property, but ultimately transferring ownership to the Town of Carbondale for public use management with new trails to move users off the road currently utilized for trailhead access. The organization reports that the project budget is $1.35 million, and that significant funds have already been raised. Donors may make contributions until January 15. For details visit AVLT.org.

Winter Words 2018

Aspen Words kicks off its annual series of winter author discussions, presented at Paepcke Auditorium (1000 N. 3rd Street, Aspen) at 6 p.m. on selected Tuesdays from January-April. This month the series begins on January 9 with Alice McDermott, a National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist who has published eight novels including her most recent work, “The Ninth Hour.” On January 23, the second discussion features U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith, author of three books of poetry and the critically acclaimed memoir “Ordinary Light.”

Individual tickets are $25 per event. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. A signing will follow each discussion and Explore Booksellers will have books for purchase. Visit AspenWords.org.