Boulder/Louisville/Longmont Area Events

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Monday, June 5, 2017, 1:00-3:00 pm (1:00 reception, 1:30 program)
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: 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, June 12, 2017, 11:00-noon
The Age of the Vikings
Join Active Minds as we trace the rise and fall of the Age of the Vikings.  We will describe their origins in Scandinavia and how they extended their reach into Europe, North America, and beyond.  We will explain the culture and traditions of the Norse Warriors, including their distinctive horned helmets and unique ships.  Finally, we will discuss their legacy in modern times (besides the football team). This program makes a great accompaniment to a visit to the Vikings program running at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science March 10th through August 13th, 2017. This event is sponsored by The Carillon at Boulder Creek.
Location: West Boulder Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

Monday, June 26, 2017, 3:00-4:00 pm
Turkey
A failed coup attempt and a flood of refugees have challenged the leadership of Turkey’s President Erdogan.  A strong U.S. ally during the Cold War, Turkey is now one of the world's largest Muslim democracies.  Join Active Minds as we explore Turkey's past and current challenges, including its struggles with its Kurdish minority, its role in the rise of ISIS, and what appears to be its warming relations with Russia. This event is sponsored by Frasier.
Location: East Boulder Senior Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

Thursday, July 6, 2017, 2:30-3:30 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.
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, July 17, 2017, 11:00-noon
The Soviet Union: The Road After Collapse
What was known as the Soviet Union dissolved twenty-five years ago this past December.  Join Active Minds as we explore the history of the Soviet Union as well as the causes of its failure.  In addition, we will discuss the continued relevance of the Russian Federation, the influence of Vladimir Putin, and ongoing challenges to democracy in the region. This event is sponsored by The Carillon at Boulder Creek.
Location: West Boulder Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

Monday, July 24, 2017, 3:00-4:00 pm
The United Nations
Join Active Minds for a look at the United Nations.  We will examine the origins and history of the U.N. as well as its current and future role in the world.  This event is sponsored by Frasier.
Location: East Boulder Senior Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

Monday, August 14, 2017, 11:00-noon
Philippines
The Philippines is fighting a brutal war on drugs that some have termed “out of control.”  Recently elected President Rodrigo Duterte campaigned on a promise to fight drugs in the country and is leading a bloody crackdown that many say is encouraging vigilante execution of drug dealers and addicts.  Join Active Minds as we review the history of the Philippines in an attempt to understand the context for the current situation and gain insight into where this important U.S. ally in the region may be heading in the future. This event is sponsored by The Carillon at Boulder Creek.
Location: West Boulder Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

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.
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.
Location: West Boulder Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

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.
Location: East Boulder Senior Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

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.
Location: West Boulder Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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