Boulder/Louisville/Longmont Area Events

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Monday, August 28, 2017, 3:00-4:00 pm
Iran
Join Active Minds for an in-depth look at the country of Iran.  We will discuss the thorny issue of Iran's nuclear program, the relationship between Iran’s religious and political leadership, and challenges presented by regional turmoil.  In particular, we will discuss how the rest of the world is responding to the various challenges presented by Iran. This event is sponsored by Frasier and 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, September 11, 2017, 11:00-noon
The National Parks
2016 marked the 100th anniversary of the creation of the National Park Service.  The world's first national park, Yellowstone, was created by an act of Congress in 1872.  Today, the national park system includes over 400 units (58 national parks), over 84 million acres of land, and hosts over 300 million visitors per year.  Join Active Minds as we tell the story of the development of our national parks system and highlight some of the more notable parks and their stories. 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

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 1:00-2:00 pm
The Lewis & Clark Expedition
Join us for a program focusing upon Lewis & Clark’s expedition that opened the West over 200 years ago. We will discuss the achievements and challenges of the expedition as well as the legacies it left for the young nation.  Building upon the experiences from the expedition, we will also discuss the evolution of our country’s relationship with Native Americans and the lands they inhabited.
Location: Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO 80501... map
Cost: $2 for Longmont residents, $3 for non-residents
RSVP: 303-651-8411

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Thursday, September 21, 2017, 2:00-4:00 pm (2:00 reception, 2:30 program)
Afghanistan
In October of 2001, the U.S. led a coalition invasion of Afghanistan seeking to oust the ruling Taliban and find Al Qaeda leaders, including Osama bin Laden in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. Join Active Minds for a look at the story of Afghanistan, both before and since 9/11. We will also take a look forward at what the future holds for this war-torn country.
Location: Brookdale Meridian Boulder, 801 Gillaspie Dr, Boulder, CO 80305... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-494-3900

Monday, September 25, 2017, 3:00-4:00 pm
Take a Bite of the Big Apple
There’s no place in the world quite like New York City.  From Broadway to Wall Street, Little Italy to Central Park, New York has a history and an energy all its own.  Join Active Minds as we virtually visit one of the world’s most important cities.  We’ll explore the city’s past and present, as well as the important people and places that have shaped this unique city. This event is sponsored by Frasier and 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, October 2, 2017, 1:00-3:00 pm (1:00 reception, 1:30 program)
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.
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.

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 2:30-3:30 pm
Origins of the Blues
Join Active Minds as we look at the early days of the blues, from its roots in African American oral tradition to its rise as a mainstream American musical style.  We’ll explore the role of classic blues and prominent blues musicians in the early 20th century, examine the musical characteristics that make it different, and discuss how the blues has influenced other popular music genres.
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, October 9, 2017, 11:00-noon
Monsters & Legends
Join Active Minds for a journey into the world of monsters and legends.  From the vampires of Eastern Europe, to the stories of werewolves, zombies, and more, we will explore the origins and history of familiar (and not so familiar) tales and how they have evolved and grown over time. 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

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 1:00-2:00 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.
Location: Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO 80501... map
Cost: $2 for Longmont residents, $3 for non-residents
RSVP: 303-651-8411

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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: 303-494-3900

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 Frasier and 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

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 Frasier and 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, 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 Frasier and 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, 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 Frasier and 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 Frasier and 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
Columbus
There is no question that the explorer Christopher Columbus had a huge impact in the history of the American continents. The exact nature of his legacy, however, is debated by historians. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of Columbus, his voyages, and the ways in which he changed 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 Frasier and 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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