Greater Denver Metro Area Events

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Events requiring advanced registration/planning:

Active Minds Partner Events (details in right hand column)
Bariatric Weight Loss Support Group - July 18 (and every 3rd Wed of month in Lone Tree)
Breast Cancer Partner Support Group - July 26 (and every 4th Thurs of month in Lone Tree)
Weight Loss Seminar - August 4 (monthly in Lone Tree)
Colonoscopy Saturday - August 4 (Lone Tree)
Diet, Cancer & Inflammation Workshop - August 6 (Lone Tree)
Neck Pain Seminar - August 14 (Lone Tree)
Stroke Survivors Support Group - August 15 (and every 3rd Wed of month in Lone Tree)
Breast Cancer Support Group - August 21 (Lone Tree)
Hip Surgery Seminar - August 23 (Lone Tree)
Knee Replacement Seminar - August 30 (Lone Tree)
Spine Surgery Seminar - September 20 (Lone Tree)

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, July 19, 2018, 2:00-3:00 pm
The Violin—Four Magical Strings
The idea is simple: A string stretched over a piece of wood will create a note when plucked or bowed. Press down with a finger and the note will sound higher. Add more strings and bingo – you have a violin. Or a cello or any of a number of stringed instruments. The concept goes way back in time, as we'll discover in this music-filled Active Minds program. From the era of ancient, wandering troubadours to the brilliance of today's concert-hall virtuosos, we'll trace the violin's history and listen to sweet melodies through the ages. This event is sponsored by Springbrooke, Porter Adventist Hospital, Garden Plaza of Aurora, All the Comfort of Home, and Paradyme Mortgage.
Location: Windsor Gardens, 597 S Clinton St, Denver, CO 80247... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Thursday, July 19, 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: Lakewood Reserve, 555 S Pierce St, Lakewood, CO 80226... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-742-4800

Thursday, July 19, 2018, 3:00-4:00 pm
The Future of Bees
Found on every continent except Antarctica, bees are vital pollinators, making possible much of the food humans eat. In recent years, however, crucial bee species have experienced significant loss. Since the 1990s, the bumblebee population has plunged almost 90%. Additionally, since 2006, a malady called Colony Collapse Disorder has afflicted honeybee populations.  Join Active Minds as we dive into the world of bees and examine the factors that are affecting these important species. This event is sponsored by Home Care Resources and Brookdale Denver.
Location: Ross-University Hills Library, 4310 E Amherst Ave, Denver, CO 80222... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Monday, July 23, 2018, 2:00-3:00 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.
Location: Bemis Public Library, 6014 S Datura St, Littleton, CO 80120... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Monday, July 23, 2018, 2:30-3:30 pm
The Year 1968: Chaos, Conflict & Change
The year 1968 was a year of chaos, conflict and change—all brought into America’s living rooms by television. It began in January with the Tet Offensive in Vietnam and ended with the successful completion of the Apollo 8 moon orbit mission. In between we saw civil rights struggles, student protests, political upheaval, and the assassination of both Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. Join Active Minds as we travel back in time to this key year in history to explore these and other important events.
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.

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Monday, July 23, 2018, 6:00-8:00 pm (6:00 reception, 6:30 program)
The Struggle of Syria
Since gaining its independence from the French in 1946, Syria has had a rocky and troubled history. Since 2011, Syria has been fighting a brutal Civil War in which the Assad regime (with support from Russia and Iran) has used brutal tactics to cling to power. On the other side, opposition forces have included ISIS (which originated in Syria) and al Qaeda, making for a complicated situation relative to U.S. interests. Join Active Minds as we seek to understand Syria's complex history and how this informs current and future challenges for this pivotal player in the Middle East.
Location: Cherry Creek Retirement Village, 14555 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-693-0200

Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 1:30-2:30 pm
Alexander Hamilton
The blockbuster musical Hamilton has ignited considerable interest in the man and his story. And it is quite a story. Join Active Minds as we journey back to our nation’s early history and visit the life and times of Alexander Hamilton, his friends, his enemies, and the principles he fought (and perhaps died) for.
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, July 24, 2018, 5:00-6:00 pm
Puerto Rico
Devastated by hurricane Maria this past September, Puerto Rico is still far from fully recovered. Total losses from the storm are expected to exceed $100 billion. Hundreds have died and the rebuilding of infrastructure has been much slower than many had hoped. Join Active Minds as we review the history of this important U.S. Territory, including how U.S. policies have impacted its economy and its people over the past century. We will end with a look forward as to what the future may hold for the island as it continues to rebuild.
Location: Tattered Cover, 2526 E Colfax, Denver, CO 80206... map
Cost: Free
Info: 303-322-7727

Thursday, July 26, 2018, 11:00-12:00 noon
The Future of Bees
Found on every continent except Antarctica, bees are vital pollinators, making possible much of the food humans eat. In recent years, however, crucial bee species have experienced significant loss. Since the 1990s, the bumblebee population has plunged almost 90%. Additionally, since 2006, a malady called Colony Collapse Disorder has afflicted honeybee populations.  Join Active Minds as we dive into the world of bees and examine the factors that are affecting these important species.
Location: Carmel Oaks Retirement Community, 1811 S Harlan Cir, Lakewood, CO 80232... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-937-1010

Thursday, July 26, 2018, 1:00-2:00 pm
The Year 1968: Chaos, Conflict & Change
The year 1968 was a year of chaos, conflict and change—all brought into America’s living rooms by television. It began in January with the Tet Offensive in Vietnam and ended with the successful completion of the Apollo 8 moon orbit mission. In between we saw civil rights struggles, student protests, political upheaval, and the assassination of both Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. Join Active Minds as we travel back in time to this key year in history to explore these and other important events.
Location: Castle Rock Senior Center, 2323 Woodlands Blvd, Castle Rock, CO 80104... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-688-9498

Thursday, July 26, 2018, 6:45-7:45 pm
The Year 1968: Chaos, Conflict & Change
The year 1968 was a year of chaos, conflict and change—all brought into America’s living rooms by television. It began in January with the Tet Offensive in Vietnam and ended with the successful completion of the Apollo 8 moon orbit mission. In between we saw civil rights struggles, student protests, political upheaval, and the assassination of both Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. Join Active Minds as we travel back in time to this key year in history to explore these and other important events. This program is brought to you by The Grove at Stapleton, Julie Freshman Insurance, and the Stapleton Master Community Association.
Location: Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St, Denver, CO 80238... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Friday, July 27, 2018, 10:00-11:00 am
The Future of Bees
Found on every continent except Antarctica, bees are vital pollinators, making possible much of the food humans eat. In recent years, however, crucial bee species have experienced significant loss. Since the 1990s, the bumblebee population has plunged almost 90%. Additionally, since 2006, a malady called Colony Collapse Disorder has afflicted honeybee populations.  Join Active Minds as we dive into the world of bees and examine the factors that are affecting these important species. This event is sponsored by Porter Adventist Hospital, Autumn Heights Health Care Center, and HighPointe Assisted Living.
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

Friday, July 27, 2018, 1:30-2:30 pm
Princess Diana
Twenty years after the death of Princess Diana, join Active Minds as we review her life and legacy. We will cover her rise to royalty, including her troubled marriage to Prince Charles. We will look at the two issues she championed: AIDS and landmines. We will conclude with a look at her tragic death and the lasting impact she has had on the world.
Location: Platt Park Recreation Center, 1500 S Grant St, Denver, CO 80210... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 720-865-0630

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Thursday, August 2, 2018, 2:00-4:00 pm (program at 2:30)
Puerto Rico
It will be one year in September since the devastation by hurricane Maria and Puerto Rico is still far from fully recovered. Total losses from the storm are expected to exceed $100 billion. Hundreds have died and the rebuilding of infrastructure has been much slower than many had hoped. Join Active Minds as we review the history of this important U.S. Territory, including how U.S. policies have impacted its economy and its people over the past century. We will end with a look forward as to what the future may hold for the island as it continues to rebuild.
Location: The Grove at Stapleton, 2980 N Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80238... map.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-731-2531

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

Friday, August 3, 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: Thornton Active Adult Center, 9471 Dorothy Blvd, Thornton, CO 80229... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-255-7850

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Monday, August 6, 2018, 1:00-3:00 pm (1:00 reception, 1:30 program)
The Struggle of Syria
Since gaining its independence from the French in 1946, Syria has had a rocky and troubled history. Since 2011, Syria has been fighting a brutal Civil War in which the Assad regime (with support from Russia and Iran) has used brutal tactics to cling to power. On the other side, opposition forces have included ISIS (which originated in Syria) and al Qaeda, making for a complicated situation relative to U.S. interests. Join Active Minds as we seek to understand Syria's complex history and how this informs current and future challenges for this pivotal player in the Middle East.
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, August 7, 2018, 10:00-11:00 am
Puerto Rico
Devastated by hurricane Maria this past September, Puerto Rico is still far from fully recovered. Total losses from the storm are expected to exceed $100 billion. Hundreds have died and the rebuilding of infrastructure has been much slower than many had hoped. Join Active Minds as we review the history of this important U.S. Territory, including how U.S. policies have impacted its economy and its people over the past century. We will end with a look forward as to what the future may hold for the island as it continues to rebuild. This program is sponsored by Rosemark Senior Living.
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

Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 2:00-3:00 pm
Marshall Plan
In the wake of World War II, the United States invested over $13 billion to help rebuild Western Europe. The Marshall Plan, as it came to be known, not only helped Europe and the world recover economically, but also served to strengthen post war alliances for the U.S., providing an important balance against Soviet power as the Cold War era began. Join Active Minds 70 years later as we review this historic initiative and discuss its relevance in the world today. This event is sponsored by Cherry Creek Retirement Village, Universal Lending, 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, August 8, 2018, 3:00-4:00 pm
Myanmar (Burma)
Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar is the second largest country in Southeast Asia. Colonized by Britain in the 19th century, the country achieved its independence in 1948 and has been involved in internal sectarian conflict ever since. The country's modern history has been a mixture of military rule and human rights abuses. Recent events, suggesting an emergence of democracy, have been marred by reports of the Buddhist majority government targeting the Rohingya, a Muslim minority population. Join Active Minds as we explore the country's history and importance in the world today.
Location: RiverPointe, 5225 S Prince St, Littleton, CO 80123... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: RiverPointe: 303-797-0600

Thursday, August 9, 2018, 6:45-7:45 pm
The Great Depression
Join Active Minds for a look back at the Great Depression. We will examine the origins of the depression and its legacy as well as take a look at it through the lens of our current economic environment. This program is brought to you by The Grove at Stapleton and the Stapleton Master Community Association.
Location: Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St, Denver, CO 80238... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Saturday, August 11, 2018, 1:00-2:00 pm
The River Nile
Flowing through eleven countries and for over 4,000 miles, many regard the Nile as the most important river in the world because of its role in the development of ancient civilizations. Join Active Minds as we explore this great river, visiting its winding path through history as well as its current relevance in the world.
Location: Central Library, 10 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 12:30-1:30 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. This event is sponsored by Vi Living and Libby Bortz Assisted Living.
Location: Tattered Cover, Aspen Grove Shopping Center, 7301 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 80120... map
Cost: Free
Info: 303-470-7050

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 1:30-2:30 pm
The Future of Bees
Found on every continent except Antarctica, bees are vital pollinators, making possible much of the food humans eat. In recent years, however, crucial bee species have experienced significant loss. Since the 1990s, the bumblebee population has plunged almost 90%. Additionally, since 2006, a malady called Colony Collapse Disorder has afflicted honeybee populations.  Join Active Minds as we dive into the world of bees and examine the factors that are affecting these important species.
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, August 15, 2018, 1:45-3:30 pm (program at 2:00)
The Challenges of Mexico
Join Active Minds for an in-depth look at our neighbor to the south. We will cover the recent Presidential elections, Mexican history and other recent events as we seek to understand how this country fits in the regional puzzle of North, Central and South America. We will examine key issues in Mexican relations with the U.S. including immigration, trade relations and border security.
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, August 16, 2018, 2:00-3:00 pm
The Future of Bees
Found on every continent except Antarctica, bees are vital pollinators, making possible much of the food humans eat. In recent years, however, crucial bee species have experienced significant loss. Since the 1990s, the bumblebee population has plunged almost 90%. Additionally, since 2006, a malady called Colony Collapse Disorder has afflicted honeybee populations.  Join Active Minds as we dive into the world of bees and examine the factors that are affecting these important species. This event is sponsored by Springbrooke, Porter Adventist Hospital, Garden Plaza of Aurora, and All the Comfort of Home, Paradyme Mortgage.
Location: Windsor Gardens, 597 S Clinton St, Denver, CO 80247... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 2:30-3:30 pm
The Struggle of Syria
Since gaining its independence from the French in 1946, Syria has had a rocky and troubled history. Since 2011, Syria has been fighting a brutal Civil War in which the Assad regime (with support from Russia and Iran) has used brutal tactics to cling to power. On the other side, opposition forces have included ISIS (which originated in Syria) and al Qaeda, making for a complicated situation relative to U.S. interests. Join Active Minds as we seek to understand Syria's complex history and how this informs current and future challenges for this pivotal player in the Middle East.
Location: Lakewood Reserve, 555 S Pierce St, Lakewood, CO 80226... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-742-4800

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 3:00-4:00 pm
The Challenges of Mexico
As Mexico digests its recent Presidential elections, join Active Minds for an in-depth look at our neighbor to the south. We will cover Mexican history and recent events as we seek to understand how this country fits in the regional puzzle of North, Central and South America. We will examine key issues in Mexican relations with the U.S. including immigration, trade relations and border security. This event is sponsored by Home Care Resources.
Location: Ross-University Hills Library, 4310 E Amherst Ave, Denver, CO 80222... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Monday, August 20, 2018, 1:00-2:00 pm
Aviation: From Kitty Hawk to Today
Join Active Minds for a review of aviation in the United States. We will begin the story with the Wright Brothers and end with a look at the airline industry today, including the possibility of supersonic flights again in the not too distant future. In between, we’ll visit Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, aviation in the military, and the increased use of drone aircraft.
Location: Keystone Place at Legacy Ridge, 11180 Irving Dr, Westminster, CO 80031... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Keystone Place: 303-465-5600

Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 6:30-7:30 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.
Location: Douglas County Libraries in Roxborough, 8357 N Rampart Range Rd, #200, Littleton, CO 80125... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-791-7323 or www.dcl.org

Thursday, August 23, 1:00-2:00 pm
The River Nile
Flowing through eleven countries and for over 4,000 miles, many regard the Nile as the most important river in the world because of its role in the development of ancient civilizations. Join Active Minds as we explore this great river, visiting its winding path through history as well as its current relevance in the world.
Location: Castle Rock Senior Center, 2323 Woodlands Blvd, Castle Rock, CO 80104... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-688-9498

Thursday, August 23, 2018, 6:45-7:45 pm
The River Nile
Flowing through eleven countries and for over 4,000 miles, many regard the Nile as the most important river in the world because of its role in the development of ancient civilizations. Join Active Minds as we explore this great river, visiting its winding path through history as well as its current relevance in the world. This program is brought to you by The Grove at Stapleton and the Stapleton Master Community Association.
Location: Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St, Denver, CO 80238... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Friday, August 24, 2018, 10:00-11:00 am
The Challenges of Mexico
Join Active Minds for an in-depth look at our neighbor to the south. We will cover the July Presidential elections, Mexican history and other recent events as we seek to understand how this country fits in the regional puzzle of North, Central and South America. We will examine key issues in Mexican relations with the U.S. including immigration, trade relations and border security. This event is sponsored by Porter Adventist Hospital and HighPointe Assisted Living.
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

Friday, August 24, 2018, 1:30-2:30 pm
The Year 1968: Chaos, Conflict & Change
The year 1968 was a year of chaos, conflict and change—all brought into America’s living rooms by television. It began in January with the Tet Offensive in Vietnam and ended with the successful completion of the Apollo 8 moon orbit mission. In between we saw civil rights struggles, student protests, political upheaval, and the assassination of both Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. Join Active Minds as we travel back in time to this key year in history to explore these and other important events.
Location: Hiawatha Davis Recreation Center, 3334 Holly St, Denver, CO 80207... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 720-865-0590

Monday, August 27, 2018, 2:30-3:30 pm
Alexander Hamilton
The blockbuster musical Hamilton has ignited considerable interest in the man and his story. And it is quite a story. Join Active Minds as we journey back to our nation’s early history and visit the life and times of Alexander Hamilton, his friends, his enemies, and the principles he fought (and perhaps died) for.
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.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 1:30-3:30 pm (program at 2:00)
Myanmar (Burma)
Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar is the second largest country in Southeast Asia. Colonized by Britain in the 19th century, the country achieved its independence in 1948 and has been involved in internal sectarian conflict ever since. The country's modern history has been a mixture of military rule and human rights abuses. Recent events, suggesting an emergence of democracy, have been marred by reports of the Buddhist majority government targeting the Rohingya, a Muslim minority population. Join Active Minds as we explore the country's history and importance in the world today.
Location: Garden Plaza of Aurora, 14221 E Evans Ave, Aurora, CO 80014... map.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-750-0820

Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 5:00-6:00 pm
China’s Economic Evolution
In the four decades since the death of Mao Zedong, China has moved rapidly from a stagnant communist economy to a bustling market-based one, albeit under single party rule. In 2010, China became the world’s largest exporter and in 2014 it became the world’s largest economy (based on GDP). Join Active Minds as we examine the rapid change in China’s economic stature and the effects it is having both domestically and internationally.
Location: Tattered Cover, 2526 E Colfax, Denver, CO 80206... map
Cost: Free
Info: 303-322-7727

Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 7:00-8:00 pm
The Future of Bees
Found on every continent except Antarctica, bees are vital pollinators, making possible much of the food humans eat. In recent years, however, crucial bee species have experienced significant loss. Since the 1990s, the bumblebee population has plunged almost 90%. Additionally, since 2006, a malady called Colony Collapse Disorder has afflicted honeybee populations.  Join Active Minds as we dive into the world of bees and examine the factors that are affecting these important species.
Location: Bemis Public Library, 6014 S Datura St, Littleton, CO 80120... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 10:00-11:00 am
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 sponsored by Rosemark Senior Living 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

Friday, September 7, 2018, 2:00-3:00 pm
The Future of Bees
Found on every continent except Antarctica, bees are vital pollinators, making possible much of the food humans eat. In recent years, however, crucial bee species have experienced significant loss. Since the 1990s, the bumblebee population has plunged almost 90%. Additionally, since 2006, a malady called Colony Collapse Disorder has afflicted honeybee populations.  Join Active Minds as we dive into the world of bees and examine the factors that are affecting these important species.
Location: Virginia Village Library, 1500 S Dahlia St, Denver, CO 80222... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Saturday, September 8, 2018, 1:00-2:00 pm
Puerto Rico
Devastated by hurricane Maria one year ago, Puerto Rico is still far from fully recovered. Total losses from the storm are expected to exceed $100 billion. Hundreds have died and the rebuilding of infrastructure has been much slower than many had hoped. Join Active Minds as we review the history of this important U.S. Territory, including how U.S. policies have impacted its economy and its people over the past century. We will end with a look forward as to what the future may hold for the island as it continues to rebuild.
Location: Central Library, 10 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Saturday, September 8, 2018, 1:00-2:00 pm
The Violin—Four Magical Strings
The idea is simple: A string stretched over a piece of wood will create a note when plucked or bowed. Press down with a finger and the note will sound higher. Add more strings and bingo – you have a violin. Or a cello or any of a number of stringed instruments. The concept goes way back in time, as we'll discover in this music-filled Active Minds program. From the era of ancient, wandering troubadours to the brilliance of today's concert-hall virtuosos, we'll trace the violin's history and listen to sweet melodies through the ages.
Location: Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E Hampden Cir, Aurora, CO 80013... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 12:30-1:30 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: Tattered Cover, 2526 E Colfax, Denver, CO 80206... map
Cost: Free
Info: 303-322-7727

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 6:45-7:45 pm
The Challenges of Mexico
Join Active Minds for an in-depth look at our neighbor to the south. We will cover the July Presidential elections, Mexican history and other recent events as we seek to understand how this country fits in the regional puzzle of North, Central and South America. We will examine key issues in Mexican relations with the U.S. including immigration, trade relations and border security. This program is brought to you by The Grove at Stapleton and the Stapleton Master Community Association.
Location: Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St, Denver, CO 80238... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Monday, September 17, 2018, 1:00-2:00 pm
The Struggle of Syria
Since gaining its independence from the French in 1946, Syria has had a rocky and troubled history. Since 2011, Syria has been fighting a brutal Civil War in which the Assad regime (with support from Russia and Iran) has used brutal tactics to cling to power. On the other side, opposition forces have included ISIS (which originated in Syria) and al Qaeda, making for a complicated situation relative to U.S. interests. Join Active Minds as we seek to understand Syria's complex history and how this informs current and future challenges for this pivotal player in the Middle East.
Location: Keystone Place at Legacy Ridge, 11180 Irving Dr, Westminster, CO 80031... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Keystone Place: 303-465-5600

Monday, September 17, 2018, 2:00-3:00 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: Bemis Public Library, 6014 S Datura St, Littleton, CO 80120... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Monday, September 17, 2018, 7:00-8:00 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: Broomfield Public Library, 3 Community Park Rd, Broomfield, CO 80020... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 720-887-2350

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 2:00-3:00 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 Springbrooke, Porter Adventist Hospital, Garden Plaza of Aurora, All the Comfort of Home, and Paradyme Mortgage.
Location: Windsor Gardens, 597 S Clinton St, Denver, CO 80247... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 3:00-4:00 pm
Alexander Hamilton
The blockbuster musical Hamilton has ignited considerable interest in the man and his story. And it is quite a story. Join Active Minds as we journey back to our nation’s early history and visit the life and times of Alexander Hamilton, his friends, his enemies, and the principles he fought (and perhaps died) for. This event is sponsored by Home Care Resources.
Location: Ross-University Hills Library, 4310 E Amherst Ave, Denver, CO 80222... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Friday, September 21, 2018, 1:00-2:00 pm
Myanmar (Burma)
Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar is the second largest country in Southeast Asia. Colonized by Britain in the 19th century, the country achieved its independence in 1948 and has been involved in internal sectarian conflict ever since. The country's modern history has been a mixture of military rule and human rights abuses. Recent events, suggesting an emergence of democracy, have been marred by reports of the Buddhist majority government targeting the Rohingya, a Muslim minority population. Join Active Minds as we explore the country's history and importance in the world today.
Location: Smiley Branch Library, 4501 W 46th Ave, Denver, CO 80212... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

* * * Special Dial in Phone Program * * *
Monday, September 24, 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/Instructions: This is a virtual phone in class. Call 303-502-5189 to participate. Callers will be muted as they join. Press ** to unmute to ask a question. Limited to first 100 callers.
Cost: Free
Info: Jefferson County Public Library: 303-275-6173

Monday, September 24, 2018, 7:00-8:00 pm
Native Americans of Colorado
Join Active Minds as we tell the stories of the original inhabitants of Colorado. From Mesa Verde to the high plains, we will trace the civilizations of the Ute, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Pueblo and other tribes as we seek to understand Colorado's Native American history and legacy.
Location: Aurora Central Library, 14949 E Alameda Pkwy, Aurora, CO 80012... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 5:00-6:00 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 Jaws, Star Wars, and Schindler’s List, and other musical contributions. We will also 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 symphonic music.
Location: Tattered Cover, 2526 E Colfax, Denver, CO 80206... map
Cost: Free
Info: 303-322-7727

Thursday, September 27, 2018, 6:45-7:45 pm
The Struggle of Syria
Since gaining its independence from the French in 1946, Syria has had a rocky and troubled history. Since 2011, Syria has been fighting a brutal Civil War in which the Assad regime (with support from Russia and Iran) has used brutal tactics to cling to power. On the other side, opposition forces have included ISIS (which originated in Syria) and al Qaeda, making for a complicated situation relative to U.S. interests. Join Active Minds as we seek to understand Syria's complex history and how this informs current and future challenges for this pivotal player in the Middle East. This program is brought to you by The Grove at Stapleton, Julie Freshman Insurance, and the Stapleton Master Community Association.
Location: Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St, Denver, CO 80238... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

* * * Special Event * * *
Monday, October 1, 2018, 2:00-4:00 pm (program at 2:30)
Aviation: From Kitty Hawk to Today
Join Active Minds for a review of aviation in the United States. We will begin the story with the Wright Brothers and end with a look at the airline industry today, including the possibility of supersonic flights again in the not too distant future. In between, we’ll visit Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, aviation in the military, and the increased use of drone aircraft.
Location: MorningStar Senior Living at Dayton Place, 1950 S Dayton St, Denver, CO 80247... map.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-751-5150

Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 12:30-1:30 pm
The Future of Bees
Found on every continent except Antarctica, bees are vital pollinators, making possible much of the food humans eat. In recent years, however, crucial bee species have experienced significant loss. Since the 1990s, the bumblebee population has plunged almost 90%. Additionally, since 2006, a malady called Colony Collapse Disorder has afflicted honeybee populations.  Join Active Minds as we dive into the world of bees and examine the factors that are affecting these important species. This event is sponsored by Vi Living and Libby Bortz Assisted Living.
Location: Tattered Cover, Aspen Grove Shopping Center, 7301 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 80120... map
Cost: Free
Info: 303-470-7050

Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 7:00-8:00 pm
Colorado Ballot
Join Active Minds for an objective review of the current issues on the ballot this fall. We will review each proposal, presenting the arguments on both sides. We will also review the referendum and initiative process in Colorado, including its history, pros and cons, and significant legislation that has resulted from this process in the past.
Location: Bemis Public Library, 6014 S Datura St, Littleton, CO 80120... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 5:00-6:00 pm
Aviation: From Kitty Hawk to Today
Join Active Minds for a review of aviation in the United States. We will begin the story with the Wright Brothers and end with a look at the airline industry today, including the possibility of supersonic flights again in the not too distant future. In between, we’ll visit Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, aviation in the military, and the increased use of drone aircraft.
Location: Tattered Cover, 2526 E Colfax, Denver, CO 80206... map
Cost: Free
Info: 303-322-7727

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 6:30-7:30 pm
Colorado Ballot
Join Active Minds for an objective review of the current issues on the ballot this fall. We will review each proposal, presenting the arguments on both sides. We will also review the referendum and initiative process in Colorado, including its history, pros and cons, and significant legislation that has resulted from this process in the past.
Location: Douglas County Libraries in Roxborough, 8357 N Rampart Range Rd, #200, Littleton, CO 80125... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-791-7323 or www.dcl.org

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 7:00-8:00 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: Broomfield Public Library, 3 Community Park Rd, Broomfield, CO 80020... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 720-887-2350

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 12:30-1:30 pm
The Legacy of World War I
One hundred years after the end of World War I, join Active Minds for a look at how the agreements made at the end of “the Great War” have contributed to present day conflicts around the globe. In particular, we will examine the way in which the former Ottoman Empire was divided and how that relates to disputes that continue to this day.
Location: Tattered Cover, 2526 E Colfax, Denver, CO 80206... map
Cost: Free
Info: 303-322-7727

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 6:30-7:30 pm
World War I: The Great War
As we mark the hundred year anniversary of the end of World War I, join Active Minds for a look at the “war to end all wars.” We will start by understanding the ingredients that kindled the flame that was ignited by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand on June 28th, 1914 and follow the story as the various players get pulled into the conflict, including the United States in April of 1917. We will end with a brief preview of how the seeds of future conflict were sewn at the conclusion of World War I.
Location: Douglas County Libraries in Roxborough, 8357 N Rampart Range Rd, #200, Littleton, CO 80125... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-791-7323 or www.dcl.org

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 5:00-6:00 pm
The Challenges of Mexico
Join Active Minds for an in-depth look at our neighbor to the south. We will cover Mexican history and recent events as we seek to understand how this country fits in the regional puzzle of North, Central and South America. We will examine key issues in Mexican relations with the U.S. including immigration, trade relations and border security.
Location: Tattered Cover, 2526 E Colfax, Denver, CO 80206... map
Cost: Free
Info: 303-322-7727

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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: 7/18
Where: Sky Ridge Medical Center, Garden Level Auditorium, 10101 RidgeGate Pkwy, Lone Tree, CO 80124... map
Info: 720-225-2229
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Breast Cancer Partner Support Group
This group is comprised of partners of breast cancer survivors, Sky Ridge team members and community partners to provide support, compassion and information.
When: 4th Thurs of each month from 6:00-7:00 pm. Next meeting: 7/26

Where: Garden Level Boardroom, Sky Ridge Medical Center, 10101 RidgeGate Pkwy, Lone Tree, CO 80124... map
RSVP: 720-225-4249
Join by phone: 800-446-1162, guest passcode 1471360#
Info: 720-225-2273, option 1
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Weight Loss Seminar
Join Dr. Frank Chae, Chief Bariatric Surgeon at Sky Ridge for a FREE seminar on weight loss options.
When: Offered monthly:
Sat, Aug 4, 10:00-11:30 am
Thurs, Sept 6, 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
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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: August 4th
Where: Sky Ridge Medical Center, 10101 RidgeGate Pkwy, Lone Tree, CO 80124... map
Call: 720-225-1104
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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 8/6 and 10/1

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.
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Neck Pain Seminar
Join Dr. Larry Lee for a FREE seminar to learn about options if you are living with chronic neck pain. Refreshments served.
When: Tues, 8/14 at 6:00 pm
Where: Sky Ridge Medical Center, Garden Level Auditorium, 10101 RidgeGate Pkwy, Lone Tree, CO 80124... map
RSVP: 720-225-2229 or click here
www.SkyRidgeMedCenter.com
 

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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: 8/15
Where: Sky Ridge Medical Center, 10101 RidgeGate Pkwy, Lone Tree, CO 80124... map
Questions: 303-814-2863
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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: 8/21

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

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Hip Surgery Seminar
Join Dr. Scott Resig for a FREE seminar to learn about the anterior approach to hip surgery. Refreshments served.
When: Thurs, 8/23 at 6:00 pm
Where: Sky Ridge Medical Center, Garden Level Auditorium, 10101 RidgeGate Pkwy, Lone Tree, CO 80124... map
RSVP: 720-225-2229 or click here
www.SkyRidgeMedCenter.com
 

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Knee Replacement Seminar
Join Dr. Cale Bonds for a FREE seminar to learn about tourniquet-less knee replacement. Refreshments served.
When: THurs, 8/30 at 6:00 pm
Where: Sky Ridge Medical Center, Garden Level Auditorium, 10101 RidgeGate Pkwy, Lone Tree, CO 80124... map
RSVP: 720-225-2229 or click here
www.SkyRidgeMedCenter.com
 

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Spine Surgery Seminar
Join Dr. Adam Smith for a FREE seminar to learn about minimally invasive spine surgery. Refreshments served.
When: Thurs, 9/20 at 6:00 pm
Where: Sky Ridge Medical Center, Garden Level Auditorium, 10101 RidgeGate Pkwy, Lone Tree, CO 80124... map
RSVP: 720-225-2229 or click here
www.SkyRidgeMedCenter.com
 

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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
www.NorthSuburban.com/Volunteer
 

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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.
Denver University Neighborhood  map
1405 E Evans Ave, Denver, CO 80210. Tel: 720-449-8050
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
Northeast ER Thornton   map
12793 Holly St, Thornton, CO 80241.
Tel: 303-280-6640
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11230 N Benton St, Westminster, CO 80020. Tel: 720-460-3900
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10101 RidgeGate Pkwy, Lone Tree, CO 80124. Tel: 720-225-1000
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22500 E Dry Creek Rd, Aurora, CO 80016. Tel: 720-376-6400
 

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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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The History Colorado Center offers a wide variety of educational programs for adults of all ages. Click here to view a list of classes.
Registration: Call 303-866-2394 and mention Active Minds to get special discount pricing.
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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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