Greater Denver Metro Area Events

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Events requiring advanced registration/planning:

Active Minds Partner Events (details in right hand column)
Hip Pain Seminar - November 29 (Thornton)
Hernia Educational Event - November 30 (Lone Tree)
Heart Health Seminar - November 30 (Aurora)
Colonoscopy Saturday - December 2 (Lone Tree)
Knee Pain Seminar - December 6 (Thornton)
Breast Cancer Support Group - December 19 (and every 3rd Tues of month in Lone Tree)
Stroke Survivors Support Group - December 20 (and every 3rd Wed of month in Lone Tree)
Blood Drive - December 20 (Thornton)
Weight Loss Seminar - January 4 (monthly in Lone Tree)
Pulmonary/Sleep Disorder Seminar - January 12 (Thornton)
Silent Film Screening - January 14 (Denver)
Bariatric Weight Loss Support Group - January 17 (and every 3rd Wed of month in Lone Tree)
Diet, Cancer & Inflammation Workshop - February 5 (Lone Tree)
Heart Health Seminar - February 6 (Thornton)
Foot & Ankle Pain Seminar - March 29 (Thornton)
Back Health Seminar - April 3 (Thornton)

* * * Bus Tour * * *
Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm (bus departs promptly at 12:30 pm)
Denver Divinity Tour
Not every Denver pioneer was out here to strike it rich on gold. Some came to save souls and find riches in generosity, good works and ministry. Presented by Active Minds, this tour will show you Denver’s houses of worship from many different religions and denominations. Through this architectural journey, participants will also learn about the growth of Denver and hear a few stories that have linked the people of Denver with their faiths. Denver has more historic buildings devoted to religion that you might realize, and we seek them out in the hidden corners of the city that you may never have happened by before.
Location: Thornton Active Adult Center, 9471 Dorothy Blvd, Thornton, CO 80229... map.
Cost: $37 ($35 if Thornton resident).
RSVP: 303-255-7850. Limited seating. Register by November 22.

* * * Member Only Event * * *
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 6:30-8:30 pm
The Year in Review
Join Active Minds Co-Founder John Henderson for a program that highlights the important issues and events of 2017. We’ll cover international events, economic challenges, social and political issues and more. We will select pivotal moments from the past twelve months and discuss how these events affected us and will continue to impact our lives. Mr. Henderson will also take issues from the audience and seek to place them within the broad context of the world in which we currently live. This event is sponsored by Village at Belmar.
Location: Lakewood area. Details provided with registration confirmation.
Cost: Free admission for Active Minds members. For membership information, click here.
RSVP: Registration required: info@activeminds.com or 303-320-7652.

Upcoming Events:

Monday, November 27, 2017, 2:30-3:30 pm
Buddhism
Buddhism is the fourth largest religion in the world with some 500 million adherents. 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.
Location: Springbrooke, 6800 Leetsdale Dr, Denver, CO 80224... map
Cost: Free
RSVP Required (Limited Seating): Springbrooke: 303-331-9963
Important Special Note: This location always fills up. Attendees need to RSVP well in advance and it is unlikely there will be spots for folks that do not RSVP. No groups please.

* * * Special Event * * *
Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 1:30-3:30 pm (program at 2:00)
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: Garden Plaza of Aurora, 14221 E Evans Ave, Aurora, CO 80014... map.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-750-0820

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 1:30-2:30 pm
Say Cheese!
The history of cheese goes back as far as 6000 BCE, long before the Ancient Egyptians and Homer. There are thousands of varieties of cheese, with local flavor differences influenced by subtle factors such as the type of grass eaten by the cows. Join Active Minds as we trace this cheesy history, including an overview of how it is made and the major categories of cheese. We’ll even cover a couple controversial topics debated by cheesophiles (yes, that’s a word!).
Location: The Inn at Greenwood Village, 5565 S Yosemite St, Greenwood Village, CO 80111... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-327-7340 (Limited seating. Call for availability.)

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 5:00-6:00 pm
Buddhism
Buddhism is the fourth largest religion in the world with some 500 million adherents. 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.
Location: Tattered Cover, 2526 E Colfax, Denver, CO 80206... map
Cost: Free
Info: 303-322-7727

* * * Special Event * * *
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.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 10:00-11:00 am
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. This program is sponsored by Rosemark Senior Living, and Home Care Resources.
Location: Jewish Community Center, 350 S Dahlia St, Denver, CO 80246... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required; for info, call Lil Shaw: 303-316-6359

* * * Member Only Event * * *
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 6:30-8:30 pm
The Year in Review
Join Active Minds Co-Founder John Henderson for a program that highlights the important issues and events of 2017. We’ll cover international events, economic challenges, social and political issues and more. We will select pivotal moments from the past twelve months and discuss how these events affected us and will continue to impact our lives. Mr. Henderson will also take issues from the audience and seek to place them within the broad context of the world in which we currently live. This event is sponsored by Village at Belmar.
Location: Lakewood area. Details provided with registration confirmation.
Cost: Free admission for Active Minds members. For membership information, click here.
RSVP: Registration required: info@activeminds.com or 303-320-7652.

Friday, December 8, 2017, 1:30-2:30 pm
Classical Holiday Music
It's nearly impossible to imagine the holiday season without music. Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa have become joyous family celebrations, inspiring playful songs that delight children and bring nostalgic feelings to their parents. But through the centuries, the musical message of Christmas has remained true to the profound story of the Nativity.  In this Active Minds program, we'll go back to the Renaissance and then travel through the years in musical excerpts that mix the familiar with the unfamiliar. We'll visit several countries along the way, as we discover some of the holiday's most beautiful and timeless melodies.
Location: Highlands Ranch Library, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-791-7323 or www.dcl.org

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 1:00-2:00 pm
The Nobel Prize
Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, established the Nobel Prize in his will in 1895.  For over a century the prize has stood for extraordinary accomplishment in a variety of fields throughout the world. Join Active Minds as we trace the history of the Nobel Prize, highlighting notable laureates, notable omissions, and a controversy here and there. We will also take a look at recent and possible future winners and the political impact the prize can have in the world.
Location: Central Library, 10 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 12:30-1:30 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 Vi Living and Gardens at Columbine.
Location: Tattered Cover, Aspen Grove Shopping Center, 7301 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 80120... map
Cost: Free
Info: 303-470-7050

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 2:00-3:00 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 Cherry Creek Retirement Village, Alexander Properties, Garden Plaza of Aurora, and Porter Adventist Hospital.
Location: Heather Gardens (Auditorium), 2888 S Heather Gardens Way, Aurora, CO 80014... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-751-1811

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 3:00-4:00 pm
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: RiverPointe, 5225 S Prince St, Littleton, CO 80123... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: RiverPointe: 303-797-0600

Thursday, December 14, 2017, 2:30-3:30 pm
Dinosaurs!
Join Active Minds as we look at new discoveries that will change our thinking about Dinosaurs, one of the most fascinating creatures ever to inhabit our planet. From the beginnings of the Dinosaur era to the mass extinctions that eliminated their presence, we’ll look at the types, habits, and history of these amazing creatures. We’ll also look at the new technologies used to study these prehistoric giants and what has been learned about their existence and demise that has never been known before.
Location: Atria of Applewood, 2800 Youngfield St, Lakewood, CO 80215... map
Cost: Free
RSVP Required (Limited Seating): 303-233-4343

Thursday, December 14, 2017, 6:45-7:45 pm
Dinosaurs!
Join Active Minds as we look at new discoveries that will change our thinking about Dinosaurs, one of the most fascinating creatures ever to inhabit our planet. From the beginnings of the Dinosaur era to the mass extinctions that eliminated their presence, we’ll look at the types, habits, and history of these amazing creatures. We’ll also look at the new technologies used to study these prehistoric giants and what has been learned about their existence and demise that has never been known before. This program is brought to you by the Stapleton Master Community Association.
Location: Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St, Denver, CO 80238... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Monday, December 18, 2017, 1:00-2:00 pm
Dinosaurs!
Join Active Minds as we look at new discoveries that will change our thinking about Dinosaurs, one of the most fascinating creatures ever to inhabit our planet. From the beginnings of the Dinosaur era to the mass extinctions that eliminated their presence, we’ll look at the types, habits, and history of these amazing creatures. We’ll also look at the new technologies used to study these prehistoric giants and what has been learned about their existence and demise that has never been known before.
Location: Keystone Place at Legacy Ridge, 11180 Irving Dr, Westminster, CO 80031... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Keystone Place: 303-465-5600

Monday, December 18, 2017, 2:30-3:30 pm
Classical Holiday Music
It's nearly impossible to imagine the holiday season without music. Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa have become joyous family celebrations, inspiring playful songs that delight children and bring nostalgic feelings to their parents. But through the centuries, the musical message of Christmas has remained true to the profound story of the Nativity.  In this Active Minds program, we'll go back to the Renaissance and then travel through the years in musical excerpts that mix the familiar with the unfamiliar. We'll visit several countries along the way, as we discover some of the holiday's most beautiful and timeless melodies.
Location: Springbrooke, 6800 Leetsdale Dr, Denver, CO 80224... map
Cost: Free
RSVP Required (Limited Seating): Springbrooke: 303-331-9963
Important Special Note: This location always fills up. Attendees need to RSVP well in advance and it is unlikely there will be spots for folks that do not RSVP. No groups please.

* * * Special Event * * *
Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 1:00-3:00 pm (program at 1:30)
The Story of Salt
The word “salary” comes from “salt” and indicates the historic value placed on this important commodity. Used as a method of trade and currency, the role of salt in the history of civilization cannot be overstated. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of salt, from its key role in preserving food, to its influence in political conflict, to modern angles including gourmet salt and health concerns surrounding high blood pressure. It’s a salty tale indeed!
Location: Kipling Meadows, 7175 Kipling St, Arvada, CO 80002... map.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-412-5480

Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 1:30-2:30 pm
Dinosaurs!
Join Active Minds as we look at new discoveries that have changed the thinking about Dinosaurs, one of the most fascinating creatures ever to inhabit our planet. From the beginnings of the Dinosaur era to the mass extinctions that eliminated their presence, we’ll look at the types, habits, and history of these amazing creatures. We’ll also look at how new technologies used to study dinosaurs have altered previous assumptions about the existence and demise these prehistoric giants.
Location: Washington Street Community Center, 809 S Washington St, Denver, CO 80209... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required; for info, call 303-733-4643 x100

* * * Special Event * * *
Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 1:45-3:30 pm (program at 2:00)
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: Covenant Village of Colorado, 9153 Yarrow St, Westminster, CO 80021... map. CRC does not discriminate pursuant to the Fair Housing Act.
Cost: Free
Misc: Doors open at 1:45; please arrive and be seated by 2:00 for the start of the program.

Thursday, December 21, 2017, 2:00-3:00 pm
Spices
From the bland diets of Europeans in the early 16th century to the myriad of culinary flavors available today, spices have had a huge impact in the world. Join Active Minds as we trace the rise of spices from colonialism and the spice trade to the hundreds of varieties that are commonly stocked in nearby supermarkets. This event is sponsored by Springbrooke, Porter Adventist Hospital, and Paradyme Mortgage.
Location: Windsor Gardens, 597 S Clinton St, Denver, CO 80247... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Thursday, December 21, 2017, 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: Atria Inn at Lakewood, 555 S Pierce St, Lakewood, CO 80226... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-742-4800

Thursday, December 21, 2017, 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.
Location: Ross-University Hills Library, 4310 E Amherst Ave, Denver, CO 80222... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Thursday, December 21, 2017, 6:45-7:45 pm
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. This program is brought to you by the Stapleton Master Community Association.
Location: Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St, Denver, CO 80238... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Friday, December 22, 2017, 10:00-11:00 am
Buddhism
Buddhism is the fourth largest religion in the world with some 500 million adherents. 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 Porter Adventist Hospital.
Location: Malley Senior Center, 3380 S Lincoln St, Englewood, CO 80113... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-762-2660
Misc: If parking in the lot, get pass from inside center

Tuesday, December 26, 2017, 5:00-6:00 pm
The History of Tea
Other than water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world and one of the oldest, tracing its roots (so to speak) to at least the 5th century BCE. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of tea, including the role it played in colonial empire building, the different types of tea, how it is grown and processed, who grows and drinks the most (which are not the same), and much more.
Location: Tattered Cover, 2526 E Colfax, Denver, CO 80206... map
Cost: Free
Info: 303-322-7727

Thursday, December 28, 2017, 1:00-2:00 pm
The Nobel Prize
Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, established the Nobel Prize in his will in 1895.  For over a century the prize has stood for extraordinary accomplishment in a variety of fields throughout the world. Join Active Minds as we trace the history of the Nobel Prize, highlighting notable laureates, notable omissions, and a controversy here and there. We will also take a look at recent and possible future winners and the political impact the prize can have in the world.
Location: Castle Rock Senior Center, 2323 Woodlands Blvd, Castle Rock, CO 80104... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-688-9498

Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 10:00-11:00 am
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 program is sponsored by Rosemark Senior Living, Home Care Resources, and JFS Senior Solutions.
Location: Jewish Community Center, 350 S Dahlia St, Denver, CO 80246... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required; for info, call Lil Shaw: 303-316-6359

Thursday, January 4, 2018, 2:30-3:30 pm
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: Atria of Applewood, 2800 Youngfield St, Lakewood, CO 80215... map
Cost: Free
RSVP Required (Limited Seating): 303-233-4343

* * * Special Event * * *
Friday, January 5, 2018, 2:00-4:00 pm (program at 2:30) (note day change from usual)
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.
Location: MorningStar Senior Living at Dayton Place, 1950 S Dayton St, Denver, CO 80247... map.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-751-5150

Monday, January 8, 2018, 7:00-8:00 pm
North Korea
Join Active Minds for a discussion of the history of North Korea and the development of the North Korean nuclear program. We will cover the successes and shortcomings of diplomatic efforts between North Korea, the United States and other countries. North Korea’s place in the world relative to global issues such as international trade and human rights issues will also be addressed as well as what the future may hold as this situation gets increasingly tense. This program is sponsored by Home Care Assistance.
Location: Koelbel Library, 5955 S Holly St, Centennial, CO 80121... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-542-7279

Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 12:30-1:30 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.
Location: Tattered Cover, 2526 E Colfax, Denver, CO 80206... map
Cost: Free
Info: 303-322-7727

Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 2:00-3:00 pm
Saudi Arabia
With over 20% of the world's proven oil reserves, Saudi Arabia continues to be important to the global economy. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of this complex nation.  We will cover Saudi history, the recent generational transition of power in the Saudi Royal family, and the complicated role played by the Wahhabi school of Sunni Islamic thought in the country and the region. This event is sponsored by Cherry Creek Retirement Village, Alexander Properties, Garden Plaza of Aurora, and Porter Adventist Hospital.
Location: Heather Gardens (Auditorium), 2888 S Heather Gardens Way, Aurora, CO 80014... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-751-1811

Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 3:00-4:00 pm
North Korea
Join Active Minds for a discussion of the history of North Korea and the development of the North Korean nuclear program. We will cover the successes and shortcomings of diplomatic efforts between North Korea, the United States and other countries. North Korea’s place in the world relative to global issues such as international trade and human rights issues will also be addressed as well as what the future may hold as this situation gets increasingly tense.
Location: RiverPointe, 5225 S Prince St, Littleton, CO 80123... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: RiverPointe: 303-797-0600

Thursday, January 11, 2018, 6:45-7:45 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. This program is brought to you by the Stapleton Master Community Association.
Location: Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St, Denver, CO 80238... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Saturday, January 13, 2018, 1:00-2:00 pm
North Korea
Join Active Minds for a discussion of the history of North Korea and the development of the North Korean nuclear program. We will cover the successes and shortcomings of diplomatic efforts between North Korea, the United States and other countries. North Korea’s place in the world relative to global issues such as international trade and human rights issues will also be addressed as well as what the future may hold as this situation gets increasingly tense.
Location: Central Library, 10 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Monday, January 15, 2018, 1:00-2:00 pm
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: Keystone Place at Legacy Ridge, 11180 Irving Dr, Westminster, CO 80031... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Keystone Place: 303-465-5600

Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 1:30-2:30 pm
Saudi Arabia
With over 20% of the world's proven oil reserves, Saudi Arabia continues to be important to the global economy. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of this complex nation.  We will cover Saudi history, the recent generational transition of power in the Saudi Royal family, and the complicated role played by the Wahhabi school of Sunni Islamic thought in the country and the region.
Location: Washington Street Community Center, 809 S Washington St, Denver, CO 80209... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required; for info, call 303-733-4643 x100

* * * Special Event * * *
Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 1:45-3:30 pm (program at 2:00)
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: Covenant Village of Colorado, 9153 Yarrow St, Westminster, CO 80021... map. CRC does not discriminate pursuant to the Fair Housing Act.
Cost: Free
Misc: Doors open at 1:45; please arrive and be seated by 2:00 for the start of the program.

Thursday, January 18, 2018, 2:00-3:00 pm
Opera as Popular Music
Even though opera began as courtly entertainment, it became one of the most popular music styles in the 18th and 19th centuries. We’ll look at the development and public reception of opera from Baroque era superstars like Farinelli to the commercial opera industry in Italy and France in the 19th century (Rossini, Meyerbeer, Verdi). This event is sponsored by Springbrooke, Porter Adventist Hospital, and Paradyme Mortgage.
Location: Windsor Gardens, 597 S Clinton St, Denver, CO 80247... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Thursday, January 18, 2018, 2:30-3:30 pm
Spices
From the bland diets of Europeans in the early 16th century to the myriad of culinary flavors available today, spices have had a huge impact in the world. Join Active Minds as we trace the rise of spices from colonialism and the spice trade to the hundreds of varieties that are commonly stocked in nearby supermarkets.
Location: Atria Inn at Lakewood, 555 S Pierce St, Lakewood, CO 80226... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-742-4800

Thursday, January 18, 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.
Location: Ross-University Hills Library, 4310 E Amherst Ave, Denver, CO 80222... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Monday, January 22, 2018, 2:30-3:30 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.
Location: Springbrooke, 6800 Leetsdale Dr, Denver, CO 80224... map
Cost: Free
RSVP Required (Limited Seating): Springbrooke: 303-331-9963
Important Special Note: This location always fills up. Attendees need to RSVP well in advance and it is unlikely there will be spots for folks that do not RSVP. No groups please.

* * * Special Event * * *
Monday, January 22, 2018, 6:00-8:00 pm (6:00 reception, 6:30 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: Cherry Creek Retirement Village, 14555 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-693-0200

Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 1:30-2:30 pm
Cowboys
Join Active Minds for the story of the American Cowboy. We will peel back the mythology and explain how the origins of the Cowboy lie south of the border in the Spanish colonies in the Americas. We’ll trace the development of the American Cowboy and its influence upon this part of the country as well as tell a good 'ol Cowboy story or two.
Location: The Inn at Greenwood Village, 5565 S Yosemite St, Greenwood Village, CO 80111... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-327-7340 (Limited seating. Call for availability.)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 5:00-6:00 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.
Location: Tattered Cover, 2526 E Colfax, Denver, CO 80206... map
Cost: Free
Info: 303-322-7727

* * * Special Event * * *
Thursday, January 25, 2018, 9:30-11:30 am (9:30 reception, 10:00 program)
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.
Location: Rosemark Senior Living, 833 Jersey, Denver, CO 80220... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-770-7673

Thursday, January 25, 2018, 1:00-2:00 pm
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: Castle Rock Senior Center, 2323 Woodlands Blvd, Castle Rock, CO 80104... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-688-9498

Thursday, January 25, 2018, 6:45-7:45 pm
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 program is brought to you by the Stapleton Master Community Association.
Location: Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St, Denver, CO 80238... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Friday, January 26, 2018, 10:00-11:00 am
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 Porter Adventist Hospital and Autumn Heights Health Care Center.
Location: Malley Senior Center, 3380 S Lincoln St, Englewood, CO 80113... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-762-2660
Misc: If parking in the lot, get pass from inside center

Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 1:00-2:00 pm
North Korea
Join Active Minds for a discussion of the history of North Korea and the development of the North Korean nuclear program. We will cover the successes and shortcomings of diplomatic efforts between North Korea, the United States and other countries. North Korea’s place in the world relative to global issues such as international trade and human rights issues will also be addressed as well as what the future may hold as this situation gets increasingly tense.
Location: Smoky Hill Library, 5430 S Biscay Cir, Centennial, CO 80015... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-542-7279

Thursday, February 1, 2018, 2:30-3:30 pm
Spain
From its heights as the dominant country in the world in the 16th century, Spain currently struggles with a high debt burden and separatist challenges from Catalonia. 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.
Location: Atria of Applewood, 2800 Youngfield St, Lakewood, CO 80215... map
Cost: Free
RSVP Required (Limited Seating): 303-233-4343

* * * Special Event * * *
Monday, February 5, 2018, 1:00-3:00 pm (1:00 reception, 1:30 program)
North Korea
Join Active Minds for a discussion of the history of North Korea and the development of the North Korean nuclear program. We will cover the successes and shortcomings of diplomatic efforts between North Korea, the United States and other countries. North Korea’s place in the world relative to global issues such as international trade and human rights issues will also be addressed as well as what the future may hold as this situation gets increasingly tense.
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.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 10:00-11:00 am
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 program is sponsored by Rosemark Senior Living, and Home Care Resources.
Location: Jewish Community Center, 350 S Dahlia St, Denver, CO 80246... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required; for info, call Lil Shaw: 303-316-6359

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 6:45-7:45 pm
The Music of Frank Sinatra
He was so famous, he had two nicknames. Call him Ol' Blue Eyes or The Chairman of the Board, but it's safe to say there will never be anyone else like Frank Sinatra. America's great pop singer has been gone now for almost 20 years. Gone, but still celebrated. In this Active Minds program, we'll dig into his huge song bag and hear once again those inimitable vocal stylings. Along the way, we'll explore his tumultuous life and the women who decorated it. This program is brought to you by the Stapleton Master Community Association.
Location: Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St, Denver, CO 80238... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 12:30-1:30 pm
NASA and the Future of Space Exploration
With the end of the Space Shuttle program, the Obama administration has laid the groundwork for its policy regarding the future of space exploration. Join Active Minds for a look at the future of manned and robotic space travel at this pivotal juncture. We will cover the future of the International Space Station as well as the debate over how to prioritize investing in NASA versus other pressing needs. This event is sponsored by Vi Living and Gardens at Columbine.
Location: Tattered Cover, Aspen Grove Shopping Center, 7301 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 80120... map
Cost: Free
Info: 303-470-7050

Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 2:00-3:00 pm
Muhammad Ali
Born Cassius Clay, the professional boxer known as Muhammad Ali was widely regarded as one of the most accomplished and controversial sports figures of the 20th century. Known for his outspoken approach, Ali fought for Civil Rights in both words and actions. He was an outspoken critic of the Vietnam War and was banned from boxing for over three years for refusing to be inducted after being drafted. Despite losing these years in the prime of his career, Ali’s accomplishments in the ring remain unmatched. Join Active Minds as we review the life and legacy of the man often referred to simply as “The Greatest.” This event is sponsored by Cherry Creek Retirement Village, Alexander Properties, Garden Plaza of Aurora, and Porter Adventist Hospital.
Location: Heather Gardens (Auditorium), 2888 S Heather Gardens Way, Aurora, CO 80014... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-751-1811

Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 3:00-4:00 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: RiverPointe, 5225 S Prince St, Littleton, CO 80123... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: RiverPointe: 303-797-0600

Thursday, February 15, 2018, 2:00-3:00 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 Springbrooke, Porter Adventist Hospital, and Paradyme Mortgage.
Location: Windsor Gardens, 597 S Clinton St, Denver, CO 80247... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Thursday, February 15, 2018, 2:30-3:30 pm
India: A Story of Contrast
India has the 3rd largest economy in the world, yet over 20% of the population lives below the poverty line. India’s universities produce an educated elite that competes with the best in the world, while more than a quarter of the country remains illiterate. Join Active Minds as we explore this dichotomy as well as the ongoing challenges between the Hindu leadership and the Muslims in India and neighboring Pakistan.
Location: Atria Inn at Lakewood, 555 S Pierce St, Lakewood, CO 80226... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-742-4800

Monday, February 19, 2018, 1:00-2:00 pm
Cowboys
Join Active Minds for the story of the American Cowboy. We will peel back the mythology and explain how the origins of the Cowboy lie south of the border in the Spanish colonies in the Americas. We’ll trace the development of the American Cowboy and its influence upon this part of the country as well as tell a good 'ol Cowboy story or two.
Location: Keystone Place at Legacy Ridge, 11180 Irving Dr, Westminster, CO 80031... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Keystone Place: 303-465-5600

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 1:30-2:30 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.
Location: Washington Street Community Center, 809 S Washington St, Denver, CO 80209... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required; for info, call 303-733-4643 x100

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 1:45-3:30 pm (program at 2:00)
Australia
Australia, or The Land Down Under as it is affectionately known, is a country, an island and a continent. It is a land of diverse physical beauty, unique wildlife and many historical similarities to the United States. Join us as we explore the history and landscape of this key U.S. ally. We will review Australia’s beginnings as a prisoner settlement, its role in numerous global conflicts and its modern challenges to protect its unique features.
Location: Covenant Village of Colorado, 9153 Yarrow St, Westminster, CO 80021... map. CRC does not discriminate pursuant to the Fair Housing Act.
Cost: Free
Misc: Doors open at 1:45; please arrive and be seated by 2:00 for the start of the program.

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 1:00-2:00 pm
Buddhism
Buddhism is the fourth largest religion in the world with some 500 million adherents. 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.
Location: Castle Rock Senior Center, 2323 Woodlands Blvd, Castle Rock, CO 80104... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-688-9498

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 6:45-7:45 pm
North Korea
Tensions between North Korea, the United States, and much of the East Asian region continue to escalate without any clear path for resolution. Join Active Minds for a discussion of recent developments as well as a review of North Korean history. We will cover the dynastic leadership of the Kim family as well as the country’s ongoing development of nuclear weapons. North Korea’s place in the world relative to global issues such as international trade and human rights issues will also be addressed as well as what the future may hold as this situation continues to unfold. This program is brought to you by the Stapleton Master Community Association.
Location: Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St, Denver, CO 80238... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Friday, February 23, 2018, 10:00-11:00 am
Saudi Arabia
With over 20% of the world's proven oil reserves, Saudi Arabia continues to be important to the global economy. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of this complex nation.  We will cover Saudi history, the recent generational transition of power in the Saudi Royal family, and the complicated role played by the Wahhabi school of Sunni Islamic thought in the country and the region. This event is sponsored by Porter Adventist Hospital.
Location: Malley Senior Center, 3380 S Lincoln St, Englewood, CO 80113... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-762-2660
Misc: If parking in the lot, get pass from inside center

Monday, February 26, 2018, 2:30-3:30 pm
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: Springbrooke, 6800 Leetsdale Dr, Denver, CO 80224... map
Cost: Free
RSVP Required (Limited Seating): Springbrooke: 303-331-9963
Important Special Note: This location always fills up. Attendees need to RSVP well in advance and it is unlikely there will be spots for folks that do not RSVP. No groups please.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 5:00-6:00 pm
Muhammad Ali
Born Cassius Clay, the professional boxer known as Muhammad Ali was widely regarded as one of the most accomplished and controversial sports figures of the 20th century. Known for his outspoken approach, Ali fought for Civil Rights in both words and actions. He was an outspoken critic of the Vietnam War and was banned from boxing for over three years for refusing to be inducted after being drafted. Despite losing these years in the prime of his career, Ali’s accomplishments in the ring remain unmatched. Join Active Minds as we review the life and legacy of the man often referred to simply as “The Greatest.”
Location: Tattered Cover, 2526 E Colfax, Denver, CO 80206... map
Cost: Free
Info: 303-322-7727

Saturday, March 3, 2018, 2:00-3:00 pm
Women of Denver History
The city of Denver was shaped by the efforts of many great people. Join Active Minds as we focus on the women of Denver and their contributions to the city and the state. We will cover some familiar names as well as some lesser known figures as we trace the impact of these women and their place in history. This program is sponsored by Home Care Assistance.
Location: Southglenn Library, 6972 S Vine St, Centennial, CO 80122... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-542-7279

Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 10:00-11:00 am
Saudi Arabia
With over 20% of the world's proven oil reserves, Saudi Arabia continues to be important to the global economy. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of this complex nation.  We will cover Saudi history, the recent generational transition of power in the Saudi Royal family, and the complicated role played by the Wahhabi school of Sunni Islamic thought in the country and the region. This program is sponsored by Rosemark Senior Living, Home Care Resources, and JFS Senior Solutions.
Location: Jewish Community Center, 350 S Dahlia St, Denver, CO 80246... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required; for info, call Lil Shaw: 303-316-6359

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 6:45-7:45 pm
Cowboys
Join Active Minds for the story of the American Cowboy. We will peel back the mythology and explain how the origins of the Cowboy lie south of the border in the Spanish colonies in the Americas. We’ll trace the development of the American Cowboy and its influence upon this part of the country as well as tell a good 'ol Cowboy story or two. This program is brought to you by the Stapleton Master Community Association.
Location: Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St, Denver, CO 80238... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 2:00-3:00 pm
Pope Francis
Pope Francis has a favorability rating that is among the highest in modern papal history. Join Active Minds as we seek to understand why Catholics and much of the non-Catholic world find Pope Francis so appealing. We will cover his background as the first pope from the Americas, his impact so far since becoming pope in 2013, and what the future may hold for the Catholic Church under his leadership. This event is sponsored by Springbrooke, Porter Adventist Hospital, and Paradyme Mortgage.
Location: Windsor Gardens, 597 S Clinton St, Denver, CO 80247... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Monday, March 19, 2018, 1:00-2:00 pm
John Williams & American Film Music
John Williams is among the most prolific and celebrated composers of our time. Join Active Minds as we explore some of his most recognized film scores, such as Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Jaws, and other musical contributions. In addition, we will discuss the various and changing roles music has played in American cinema, as film music has become one of the most fluid media for modern classical music.
Location: Keystone Place at Legacy Ridge, 11180 Irving Dr, Westminster, CO 80031... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Keystone Place: 303-465-5600

Thursday, March 22, 2018, 6:45-7:45 pm
India: A Story of Contrast
India has the 3rd largest economy in the world, yet over 20% of the population lives below the poverty line. India’s universities produce an educated elite that competes with the best in the world, while more than a quarter of the country remains illiterate. Join Active Minds as we explore this dichotomy as well as the ongoing challenges between the Hindu leadership and the Muslims in India and neighboring Pakistan. This program is brought to you by the Stapleton Master Community Association.
Location: Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St, Denver, CO 80238... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 1:00-2:00 pm
Women of Denver History
The city of Denver was shaped by the efforts of many great people. Join Active Minds as we focus on the women of Denver and their contributions to the city and the state. We will cover some familiar names as well as some lesser known figures as we trace the impact of these women and their place in history.
Location: Smoky Hill Library, 5430 S Biscay Cir, Centennial, CO 80015... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-542-7279

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North Suburban
Hip Pain Seminar
Join Dr. Eric Porritt for a FREE seminar to learn about hip arthritis and possible treatment options.
When:
Wed, Nov 29, 12:45-1:45 pm
Where: Thornton Senior Center, 9471 Dorothy Blvd, Thornton, CO, 80229... map.
RSVP: Not necessary
www.NorthSuburban.com
 

Sky_Ridge
Free Hernia Educational Event
Join Dr. Craig Hornbarger for a FREE hernia educational program, including treatment options. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres.
When: Thurs, Nov 30, 6-7 pm

Where: Marriott Denver South, 10345 Park Meadows Dr, Lone Tree, CO 80124... map
RSVP: 720-225-2229
www.SkyRidgeMedCenter.com
 

MCA
Preventative Heart Health Seminar
Join Dr. Sundeep Viswanathan for a FREE seminar to learn about how to stop or slow heart disease.
When: Thurs, Nov 30, 6-7 pm
Where: Medical Center of Aurora, Meeting Room 2, 1501 S Potomac St, Aurora, CO 80012... map
RSVP: 303-873-0630 or click here
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Sky_Ridge
Colonoscopy Saturdays!
Sky Ridge Medical Center is hosting Colonoscopy Saturdays on the first Saturday every month. Call the number below for a brief screening and initial assessment.
When:
1st Saturday of the month. Next date: 12/2
Where: Sky Ridge Medical Center, 10101 RidgeGate Pkwy, Lone Tree, CO 80124... map
Call: 720-225-1104
www.SkyRidgeMedCenter.com
 

North Suburban
Knee Pain Seminar
Join Dr. Eric Porritt for a FREE seminar to learn about knee arthritis and possible treatment options.
When:
Wed, Dec 6, 12:45-1:45 pm
Where: Thornton Senior Center, 9471 Dorothy Blvd, Thornton, CO, 80229... map.
RSVP: Not necessary
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Sky_Ridge
Breast Cancer Support Group
This group is comprised of breast cancer survivors, newly diagnosed patients, Sky Ridge team members and community partners to provide support, compassion and information.
When: 3rd Tues of each month from 5:00-6:30 pm. Next meeting: 12/19

Where: Sky Ridge Medical Center, 10101 RidgeGate Pkwy, Lone Tree, CO 80124... map
Info: 720-225-2273, option 1
www.SkyRidgeMedCenter.com
 

Sky_Ridge
Stroke Survivor Support Group
Join stroke survivors, Sky Ridge stroke team members, and community partners for support, compassion and information.
When:
3rd Wed of each month from 10 am to noon. Next meeting: 12/20
Where: Sky Ridge Medical Center, 10101 RidgeGate Pkwy, Lone Tree, CO 80124... map
Questions: 303-814-2863
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North Suburban
Blood Drives
Give the gift of life! Donate blood on the dates below.
When:
10-11:40 am, 1-3:30 pm on:
    Wednesday, December 20th
Where: Education Room, North Suburban Medical Center, 9191 Grant St, Thornton, CO 80229... map
Info: 303-363-2300
www.Bonfils.org
 

Sky_Ridge
Weight Loss Seminar
Join Dr. Frank Chae, Chief Bariatric Surgeon at Sky Ridge for a FREE seminar on wight loss options.
When: Offered monthly:
Thurs, Jan 4, 6:30-8:00 pm
Sat, Feb 3, 10:00-11:30 am
Thurs, Mar 1, 6:30-8:00 pm
Where: Sky Ridge Medical Center, Garden Level Board Room, 10101 RidgeGate Pkwy, Lone Tree, CO 80124... map
RSVP: 720-225-2229
www.SkyRidgeMedCenter.com
 

North Suburban
Pulmonary/Sleep Disorder Seminar
Join Dr. Stephen Purtle for a FREE seminar to learn about how breathing issues can contribute to sleep disorders and possible treatment options.
When:
Fri, Jan 12, 1-2 pm
Where: Thornton Senior Center, 9471 Dorothy Blvd, Thornton, CO, 80229... map.
RSVP: Not necessary
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DSFF
Denver Silent Film Festival
Join us for the following silent film screenings and help support the 2018 Denver Silent Film Festival. Tickets are $10 and all films begin at 6 pm.
Jan 14:
Grass
March 11:
Spies
Where: Alamo Drafthouse, 4255 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80204... map.
For more info and tickets:
www.denversilentfilmfest.org
 

Sky_Ridge
Bariatric Support Group
Join our monthly Bariatric Weight Loss Support Group.
When: 3rd Wed of each month from 6:30-8:00 pm. Next meeting: 1/17
Where: Sky Ridge Medical Center, Garden Level Auditorium, 10101 RidgeGate Pkwy, Lone Tree, CO 80124... map
Info: 720-225-2229
www.SkyRidgeMedCenter.com
 

Sky_Ridge
Diet, Cancer & Inflammation
This FREE monthly interactive workshop, led by Dr. Ed Carriere, is open to cancer survivors, caregivers, and others interested in learning more about food options to reduce inflammation and cancer risks.
When: 5-6 pm on February 5, May 7, August 6, and October 1

Where: Sky Ridge Medical Center, Women's Atrium Classroom (east side of campus in Women's Hospital entrance), 10101 RidgeGate Pkwy, Lone Tree, CO 80124... map
RSVP: 720-225-2229 or click here
Other: Complimentary parking in garage; exit garage, take stairs into building; classsroom is at end of hall.
www.SkyRidgeMedCenter.com
 

North Suburban
Heart Health Seminar
Join Dr. Ria Pitts for a FREE seminar to learn about heart health, risk factors, lifestyle choices, and more.
When:
Tues, Feb 6, 12:45-1:45 pm
Where: Thornton Senior Center, 9471 Dorothy Blvd, Thornton, CO, 80229... map.
RSVP: Not necessary
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North Suburban
Foot & Ankle Pain Seminar
Join Dr. Eric Kuhlman for a FREE seminar to learn about foot and ankle pain and possible treatment options.
When:
Thurs, Mar 29, 12:45-1:45 pm
Where: Thornton Senior Center, 9471 Dorothy Blvd, Thornton, CO, 80229... map.
RSVP: Not necessary
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North Suburban
Back Health Seminar
Join Dr. Darbi Invergo for a FREE seminar to learn about low back pain.
When:
Tues, April 3, 1-2 pm
Where: Thornton Senior Center, 9471 Dorothy Blvd, Thornton, CO, 80229... map.
RSVP: Not necessary
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North Suburban
Seeking Volunteers
Donate your time serving patients, visitors, staff and the community.
Where: North Suburban Medical Center, 9191 Grant St, Thornton, CO 80229... map.
Contact: Lorie Ward, Volunteer Manager, 303-450-4601 or Lorie.Ward@HealthONECares.com
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CareNow
CareNow Urgent Care Clinics
Call, walk-in, or check-in online to any of our conveniently located urgent care clinics (below). Flu shots available for $20 at all clinics.
Aurora   map
5620 S Parker Rd, Aurora, CO 80115. Tel: 720-446-5893
Greenwood Village   map
5990 S University Blvd, Greenwood Village, CO 80121. Tel: 720-446-5890
Highlands Ranch   map
7120 E County Line Rd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126. Tel: 720-446-5891
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11339 S Pikes Peak Dr, Parker, CO 80138. Tel: 720-588-4000
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3001 N Havana St, Denver, CO 80238. Tel: 720-458-6825
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HealthONE Emergency Rooms
ER seconds count. HealthONE Emergency Rooms are fast and close. Experts are on staff 24/7 to care for you. Know your closest location:
Rose Medical Center ER   map
4567 E 9th Ave, Denver, CO 80220.
Tel: 303-320-2455
Rose Stapleton ER   map
4930 Wabash St, Denver, CO 80238.
Tel: 303-577-1500
Presbyterian/St Luke's ER   map
2001 High St, Denver, CO 80205.
Tel: 720-754-4111
Medical Center of Aurora ER   map
1501 S Potomac St, Aurora, 80012
Tel: 303-873-2780
Swedish Medical Center ER   map
501 E Hampden Ave, Englewood, CO 80113. Tel: 303-788-6911
North Suburban Med Center ER   map
9191 Grant St, Thornton, CO 80229.
Tel: 303-450-4482
Centennial Medical Plaza ER   map
14200 E Arapahoe Rd, Centennial, CO 80112. Tel: 303-669-3060
Belmar ER   map
260 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80226. Tel: 720-417-7200
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6196 S Ammons Way, Littleton, CO 80123. Tel: 303-932-6911
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12793 Holly St, Thornton, CO 80241.
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Garden Plaza of Aurora
Experience the retirement of your dreams. Garden Plaza of Aurora offers the best in Independent Living and Assisted Living on a full Continuum-of-Care Campus, where residents enjoy exceptional services and amenities with the peace of mind that all future care needs can be provided. Call: 303-750-0820
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Springwood Retirement Community has the lifestyle to fit your needs. Our 15 acre campus offers beautiful maintenance free cottages, active adult apartments, independent living, assisted living and secure memory care. Visit our campus at 6550 Yank Way in Arvada. Call: 303-424-6550
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The History Colorado Center offers a wide variety of educational programs for adults of all ages. Click here to view a list of classes.
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Access the world of information through Denver's 25 branch libraries. Come in and browse or request books online and have them delivered to the branch library closest to you.
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