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Thursday, October 19, 2017, 2:00-4:00 pm (2:00 reception, 2:30 program)
Putin's Russia
Under the leadership of Vladimir Putin, Russia has been accused of illegally invading Ukraine and hacking the U.S. to influence the 2016 presidential election. Having stretched his influence far beyond the term of his first official Presidency and now having returned to the role and consolidated his power, Vladimir Putin’s leadership of Russia suggests a return to an authoritarianism that, for some, feels similar to the days of Soviet control and the Czars of old.  Join Active Minds as we examine the story of Russia under the influence of Vladimir Putin.
Location: Brookdale North Boulder, 3350 30th St, Boulder, CO 80301... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-444-0200

Monday, October 23, 2017, 3:00-4:00 pm
Turbulent Waters: Conflict in the South China Sea
The South China Sea is an incredibly strategic body of water located between China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.  At stake is one of the busiest trade routes in the world as well as oil and fishing rights.  Recently China has been pressing its claim to long disputed parts of the South China Sea, raising concerns as to what may happen as tensions rise.  Join Active Minds for a closer look at this delicate situation. This event is sponsored by Brookdale Senior Living.
Location: East Boulder Senior Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

Monday, November 13, 2017, 11:00-noon
Charlie Chaplin & the Silent Film Era
Join Active Minds for a journey to the era of the silent film and a visit with one of its greatest stars, Charlie Chaplin.  We will explore the unique artistic elements that make silent films appreciated by audiences young and old and get to know the life and work of Charlie Chaplin, including his role in founding United Artists with Mary Pickford and others as well as the circumstances surrounding his exile from the United States for nearly 20 years. This event is sponsored by The Carillon at Boulder Creek and Brookdale Senior Living.
Location: West Boulder Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

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Thursday, November 16, 2017, 2:00-4:00 pm (2:00 reception, 2:30 program)
Ragtime & the Music of Scott Joplin
Join Active Minds for a musical journey into the world of Ragtime and Scott Joplin.  We will examine its origins in African American traditions, emergence among Tin Pan Alley tunes, and surge in popularity in the early 20th century. We will also explore some of Joplin’s most significant works, from piano rags to other progressive compositions as he paved the way as one of the most successful African American composers of his day.
Location: Brookdale Longmont, 2240 Pratt St, Longmont, CO 80501... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-525-9408

Monday, November 27, 2017, 3:00-4:00 pm
Brexit: What Does the Future Hold for the UK and the European Union?
On June 23, 2016 British voters elected to exit the European Union, sending global stock markets sharply down and provoking global reactions running the gamut from horror to congratulations.  Join Active Minds as we place this pivotal event in its historic context and explore where this high stakes path may lead, not only for the UK, but also the EU and the rest of the world. This event is sponsored by Brookdale Senior Living.
Location: East Boulder Senior Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

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Monday, December 4, 2017, 1:00-3:00 pm (1:00 reception, 1:30 program)
Saudi Arabia
With over 20% of the world's proven oil reserves, the importance of Saudi Arabia to the United States (and the world) has been clear for some time. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of Saudi Arabia. We will cover Saudi history, the recent transition in generational power of the Saudi Royal family, and the complicated role played by Wahhabi Islam and Sunni Islam in the country and the region.
Location: Sunrise at Flatirons, 400 Summit Blvd, Broomfield, CO 80021... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-466-2422
Parking: Complimentary parking is available. Please ask the Concierge about the parking when you make your reservation.

Monday, December 11, 2017, 11:00-noon
Buddhism
Buddhism is the sixth largest religion in the world with estimates of over 350 million followers.  Join Active Minds for an examination of its origins, teachings, beliefs and practices.  We will discuss the life and teachings of Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) and discuss the various types of Buddhism, including Zen Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, and others. This event is sponsored by The Carillon at Boulder Creek and Brookdale Senior Living.
Location: West Boulder Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

Monday, December 18, 2017, 3:00-4:00 pm
Spain
From its heights as the dominant country in the world in the 16th century, Spain is now one of the European countries struggling with debt.  Join Active Minds as we explore the roots and legacy of the Spanish Empire and how this important country fits into the regional and global puzzle today. This event is sponsored by Brookdale Senior Living.
Location: East Boulder Senior Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

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Thursday, December 21, 2017, 2:00-4:00 pm (2:00 reception, 2:30 program)
Iceland
After many years of strong economic growth, Iceland’s banking system collapsed in 2008 resulting in a severe economic depression. Today the economy is growing again and Iceland has become a popular tourist destination. Join Active Minds as we review Iceland’s history and explore some of the characteristics of the country that make it unique among the countries of the world.
Location: Brookdale Boulder Creek, 3375 34th St, Boulder, CO 80301... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-473-0333

Thursday, January 4, 2018, 2:30-3:30 pm
Wine
The story of wine is as rich and diverse as the lands where the grapes are grown. It is a tale intertwined with the influences of civilizations, agricultural methods, cuisines and more. Join Active Minds as we describe the history of wine as well as give an overview of the various types of wine and their most salient characteristics.
Location:
The Carillon at Boulder Creek, 2525 Taft Dr, Boulder, CO 80302... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 720-565-6844
Misc: Valet parking will be available for this event.

Monday, January 8, 2018, 11:00-noon
Benjamin Franklin
As perhaps one of the most colorful Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin lived a life of lasting impact.  As politician, publisher, inventor and diplomat, Franklin left his mark on all he touched.  Join Active Minds as we trace the life of this extraordinary man and tell some of the stories that mark his legacy. This event is sponsored by The Carillon at Boulder Creek and Brookdale Senior Living.
Location: West Boulder Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

Monday, January 22, 2018, 3:00-4:00 pm
Football
The most popular sport in America, football is both entertainment and big business.  Join Active Minds as we trace the history of the game from Johnny Unitas to Peyton Manning, telling a few of the great stories of the game along the way.  We’ll also cover some of the sport’s current challenges and opportunities, including player concussions and the rise of fantasy football. This event is sponsored by Brookdale Senior Living.
Location: East Boulder Senior Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

Monday, February 12, 2018, 11:00-noon
Somalia
Somalia's history is a story of Colonialism yielding to authoritarianism dissolving into anarchy.  Chaos has reigned since the early 1990's with rampant wars between rival clans, with no functional government in charge.  Severe famine prompted the United Nations and the U.S. to intervene in the 1990's with decidedly mixed results.  Lately, the Islamist extremist group Shabab has added another challenge to the mix.  Join Active Minds as we examine Somalia's troubled path and where it may be leading.  This event is sponsored by The Carillon at Boulder Creek and Brookdale Senior Living.
Location: West Boulder Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

Monday, February 26, 2018, 3:00-4:00 pm
Argentina
Argentina can fairly be described as “up and coming”…again. Once one of the wealthiest countries in the world, Argentina suffered economic disruption and political instability after the Great Depression that lasted into the early 21st century. Recently, however, the economy is growing and they are on a path toward international integration under the leadership of President Mauricio Macri. Join Active Minds as we review Argentina’s history, culture, current status, and future prospects. This event is sponsored by Brookdale Senior Living.
Location: East Boulder Senior Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

Monday, March 12, 2018, 11:00-noon
Iceland
After many years of strong economic growth, Iceland’s banking system collapsed in 2008 resulting in a severe economic depression. Today the economy is growing again and Iceland has become a popular tourist destination. Join Active Minds as we review Iceland’s history and explore some of the characteristics of the country that make it unique among the countries of the world. This event is sponsored by The Carillon at Boulder Creek and Brookdale Senior Living.
Location: West Boulder Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

Monday, March 26, 2018, 3:00-4:00 pm
South Korea
The Korean peninsula is a challenging part of the world. While North Korea gets a lot of attention for their nuclear ambitions and anti-western rhetoric, their neighbor to the south is making headlines of their own. The recent election of Moon Jae-in as President of South Korea is likely to bring some significant shifts in regional policy and create ripples throughout the world. Join Active Minds as we explore the country of South Korea, past, present, and future. This event is sponsored by Brookdale Senior Living.
Location: East Boulder Senior Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

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