Sopris 100 Who Care Fundraiser
In late September, the Carbondale-based women’s giving circle Sopris 100 Who Care hosted its third fundraising event at Pan & Fork. The group, formed earlier in 2018, raised $9,200 for the Family Resource Center of the Roaring Fork Schools. Upcoming fundraisers will be held quarterly and new members are welcome; during each meeting, members have the opportunity to nominate a local nonprofit or worthy cause of their choice to receive that meeting’s funds. For more information, follow Sopris 100 Who Care on Facebook.
Emma Christmas Bazaar Set For November 9 & 10
An annual midvalley tradition of 42 years, the Emma Christmas Bazaar returns this month with a thoughtfully curated list of 14 vendors offering one-of-a-kind artisan treasures for the holiday gift-giving season. Locals will find blown glass, pottery, handcrafted mittens, jewelry, children’s clothing, natural skincare products, and more including beadwork by the bazaar’s owner D.D. Gerdin.
Held at the historic Emma Schoolhouse just off Highway 82 about 1.5 miles west of Basalt, the event takes place from 4-7 p.m. on November 9 and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on November 10. Find the event on Facebook for news and updates.
Breast Cancer Fundraising Dinner Held November 24
Celebrity chef Jimmy Nadell of Bravo Fine Catering presents the GO PINK gourmet semi-formal dinner at the Cooking School of Aspen at 6:30 p.m. on November 24, with proceeds benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The elegant four-course meal features dishes with a splash of the evening’s color of honor: Tuscan bruschetta with pink lobster, pink rock shrimp and English pea risotto, bistecca a la Fiorentina cooked pink (medium), pink raspberry soufflé, and many more options round out the menu. Staff will all be decked out in their finest pink attire, and ribbons will be handed out for guests at the door.
Festivities include live cocktail reception jazz by Steve Peer, after-dinner dancing and music from DJ Dylan, a pink light show, and guest speakers. Apachula Photography will be on hand to capture the crowd and sommelier Rob Ittner will guide the evening’s events as host. Tickets are $50 (plus cash bar); reservations can be made by calling 970.920.2002. Additional dates may be added if November 24 sells out. Further details can be found at CookingSchoolofAspen.com.