Greater Denver Metro Area Events

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Events requiring advanced registration/planning:

Active Minds Partner Events (details in right hand column)
Orthopedics Seminar - May 24 (Aurora)
Breast Cancer Partner Support Group - May 24 (and every 4th Thurs of month in Lone Tree)
Weight Loss Seminar - June 2 (monthly in Lone Tree)
Colonoscopy Saturday - June 2 (Lone Tree)
Breast Cancer Support Group - June 19 (Lone Tree)
Hip Replacement Seminar - June 19 (Aurora)
Stroke Survivors Support Group - June 20 (and every 3rd Wed of month in Lone Tree)
Bariatric Weight Loss Support Group - June 20 (and every 3rd Wed of month in Lone Tree)
Diet, Cancer & Inflammation Workshop - August 6 (Lone Tree)

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, May 24, 2018, 1:00-2:00 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: Castle Rock Senior Center, 2323 Woodlands Blvd, Castle Rock, CO 80104... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-688-9498

Thursday, May 24, 2018, 4:00-5:00 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. This event is sponsored by HighPointe Assisted Living.
Location: Hampden Library, 9755 E Girard Ave, Denver, CO 80231... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Thursday, May 24, 2018, 6:45-7:45 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. 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

Thursday, May 31, 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: Highland Senior Center, 2880 Osceola St, Denver, CO 80212... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 720-865-0600

Friday, June 1, 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: Thornton Active Adult Center, 9471 Dorothy Blvd, Thornton, CO 80229... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-255-7850

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Monday, June 4, 2018, 1:00-3:00 pm (1:00 reception, 1:30 program)
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: Sunrise at Flatirons, 400 Summit Blvd, Broomfield, CO 80021... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-466-2422
Parking: Complimentary parking is available. Please ask the Concierge about the parking when you make your reservation.

Thursday, June 7, 2018, 2:30-3:30 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: Applewood Place, 2800 Youngfield St, Lakewood, CO 80215... map
Cost: Free
RSVP Required (Limited Seating): 303-233-4343

Thursday, June 7, 2018, 7:00-8:00 pm
Unsung Heroes of American Music
The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate America and its music. On that important day, concert presenters round up the usual suspects: Sousa marches, Copland hits, Gershwin songs, Bernstein show tunes. But there are so many others who made wonderful music in this country, composers who deserve to be heard, but rarely are. Their names may not ring a bell, but in this Active Minds program, we'll bring some of them front and center – Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Amy Beach, George Bristow, William Henry Fry, Anthony Heinrich, John Knowles Paine and George Chadwick. Wave the flag for these marvelous music-makers! This event is sponsored by Home Care Assistance.
Location: Broomfield Public Library, 3 Community Park Rd, Broomfield, CO 80020... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 720-887-2350

Monday, June 11, 2018, 2:00-3:00 pm
The Challenges of Mexico
As Mexico prepares itself for Presidential elections, scheduled for July 1, 2018, 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: Bemis Public Library, 6014 S Datura St, Littleton, CO 80120... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 12:30-1:30 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. 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, June 13, 2018, 2:00-3:00 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. 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, June 13, 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.
Location: RiverPointe, 5225 S Prince St, Littleton, CO 80123... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: RiverPointe: 303-797-0600

Thursday, June 14, 2018, 6:45-7:45 pm
Winston Churchill
As one of the key architects of the Allied victory in World War II, Winston Churchill is widely regarded as one of the most important political leaders of the 20th century. Join Active Minds as we examine Churchill’s life before becoming prime minister of England, his years in the job, and his lasting impact on his country and 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, June 15, 2018, 1:30-2:30 pm
Martin Luther King, Jr.
It’s been 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Join Active Minds for a look at his life and legacy. We will trace Dr. King’s rise to prominence from a Baptist pastor to Nobel Prize winner and leader of the civil rights movement. We will examine how Dr. King’s efforts impacted history and how his ideas continue to influence our society today.
Location: Hiawatha Davis Recreation Center, 3334 Holly St, Denver, CO 80207... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 720-865-0590

Monday, June 18, 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: Keystone Place at Legacy Ridge, 11180 Irving Dr, Westminster, CO 80031... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Keystone Place: 303-465-5600

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 10:00-11:00 am
The Mayans
Join Active Minds for an overview of Mayan history, culture, art, and science. This program will provide attendees with a solid understanding of Mayan civilization. Attendees will leave with a greater appreciation for one of the great civilizations in the history of the world. 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

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 1:00-3:00 pm (program at 1:30)
Tuskegee Airmen
The issue of race in the military extends from colonial times to the present day. Join Active Minds as we explore a chapter of this story from World War II: the Tuskegee Airmen. This group of African American pilots were the first black military aviators in the U.S. armed forces. We will tell their story of struggle and triumph and bring this issue into a current context.
Location: Kipling Meadows, 7175 Kipling St, Arvada, CO 80002... map.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-412-5480

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 1:30-2:30 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.
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, June 20, 2018, 1:45-3:30 pm (program at 2:00)
Cuba: Past, Present & Future
With U.S. policy toward Cuba currently at a potential inflection point, join Active Minds for a past, present and future look at our communist neighbor to the south. We will cover Castro’s revolution, the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Guantánamo Bay and current implications of the change in U.S. policy.
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.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 2:00-3:00 pm
The Story of Beer
Join Active Minds as we tell the story of beer. We will discuss the origins and history of beer, how it is made, different types of beer, as well as the rise of several great American brewers and beer families. We will end with a discussion of the current trends of microbrews and craft beers and their strong Colorado connections. Cheers! This event is sponsored by Balfour Senior Living.
Location: Foothills Park & Rec, 6612 S Ward St, Littleton, CO 80127... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-409-2264 or click here

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 2:00-3:00 pm
Tuskegee Airmen
The issue of race in the military extends from colonial times to the present day. Join Active Minds as we explore a chapter of this story from World War II: the Tuskegee Airmen. This group of African American pilots were the first black military aviators in the U.S. armed forces. We will tell their story of struggle and triumph and bring this issue into a current context.  This event is sponsored by Springbrooke, Porter Adventist Hospital, Garden Plaza of Aurora, and Paradyme Mortgage.
Location: Windsor Gardens, 597 S Clinton St, Denver, CO 80247... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 2:30-3:30 pm
The Challenges of Mexico
As Mexico prepares itself for Presidential elections, scheduled for July 1, 2018, join Active Minds for an in-depth look 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: Lakewood Reserve, 555 S Pierce St, Lakewood, CO 80226... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-742-4800

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 3:00-4:00 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. 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, June 22, 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 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

Saturday, June 23, 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 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: Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E Hampden Cir, Aurora, CO 80013... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Monday, June 25, 2018, 2:30-3:30 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: 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, June 26, 2018, 5:00-6:00 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.
Location: Tattered Cover, 2526 E Colfax, Denver, CO 80206... map
Cost: Free
Info: 303-322-7727

Thursday, June 28, 2018, 1:00-2:00 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.
Location: Castle Rock Senior Center, 2323 Woodlands Blvd, Castle Rock, CO 80104... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-688-9498

Thursday, June 28, 2018, 6:45-7:45 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. 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

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Monday, July 2, 2018, 2:00-4:00 pm (program at 2:30)
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: MorningStar Senior Living at Dayton Place, 1950 S Dayton St, Denver, CO 80247... map.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-751-5150

Tuesday, July 3, 2018, 10:00-11:00 am
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. 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

Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 1:00-2:00 pm
New Orleans: Biography of a City
As we commemorate the Tri-Centennial of the founding of New Orleans, join Active Minds for a virtual visit to this iconic place. Often referred to as the “most unique” city in America, New Orleans is famous for its cuisine, French Creole influence, jazz music, and of course Mardi Gras! Join Active Minds as we explore the colorful history, culture and people of the “Big Easy,” including the unique challenges of living in a coastal city where nearly half the land is below sea level! Bring your colored beads and your jazz trumpet. It’s the next best thing to being there! This program is sponsored by Home Care Assistance.
Location: Smoky Hill Library, 5430 S Biscay Cir, Centennial, CO 80015... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-542-7279

Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 12:30-1:30 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: Tattered Cover, 2526 E Colfax, Denver, CO 80206... map
Cost: Free
Info: 303-322-7727

Thursday, July 12, 2018, 6:45-7:45 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 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, July 14, 2018, 1:00-2:00 pm
The U.S. Internment of Japanese-Americans
Months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 authorizing the internment of over 100,000 Japanese-Americans. Join Active Minds as we seek to understand this dark chapter in American history and what we learned as a nation from this experience.
Location: Central Library, 10 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Monday, July 16, 2018, 1:00-2:00 pm
The Challenges of Mexico
Having recently completed Presidential elections on July 1, 2018, join Active Minds for an in-depth look 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: Keystone Place at Legacy Ridge, 11180 Irving Dr, Westminster, CO 80031... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Keystone Place: 303-465-5600

Monday, July 16, 2018, 7:00-8:00 pm
New Orleans: Biography of a City
As we commemorate the Tri-Centennial of the founding of New Orleans, join Active Minds for a virtual visit to this iconic place. Often referred to as the “most unique” city in America, New Orleans is famous for its cuisine, French Creole influence, jazz music, and of course Mardi Gras! Join Active Minds as we explore the colorful history, culture and people of the “Big Easy,” including the unique challenges of living in a coastal city where nearly half the land is below sea level! Bring your colored beads and your jazz trumpet. It’s the next best thing to being there! 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

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, and Paradyme Mortgage.
Location: Windsor Gardens, 597 S Clinton St, Denver, CO 80247... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

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.
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

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, 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 and the Stapleton Master Community Association.
Location: Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St, Denver, CO 80238... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

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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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, September 13, 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

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

* * * 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

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

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

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MCA
Orthopedics Seminar
Join Dr. John Schwappach for a FREE seminar to learn about advancements in orthopedic treatment options. Refreshments served.
When: Thurs, May 24, 5:30 pm
Where: Medical Center of Aurora, Meeting Room 1, 1501 S Potomac St, Aurora, CO 80012... map
RSVP: 303-873-0630 or click here
www.AuroraMed.com
 

Sky_Ridge
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: 5/24

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
www.SkyRidgeMedCenter.com
 

Sky_Ridge
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, June 2, 10:00-11:30 am
Thurs, July 5, 6:30-8:00 pm
Sat, Aug 4, 10:00-11:30 am
Where: Sky Ridge Medical Center, Garden Level Board Room, 10101 RidgeGate Pkwy, Lone Tree, CO 80124... map
RSVP: 720-225-2229
www.SkyRidgeMedCenter.com
 

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: June 2
Where: Sky Ridge Medical Center, 10101 RidgeGate Pkwy, Lone Tree, CO 80124... map
Call: 720-225-1104
www.SkyRidgeMedCenter.com
 

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: 6/19

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
 

MCA
Hip Replacement Seminar
Join Dr. Jared Michalson for a FREE seminar to learn about the single-incision anterior approach to total hip replacement surgery. Refreshments served.
When: Tuesday, June 19, 5:30 pm
Where: Medical Center of Aurora, Meeting Room 2, 1501 S Potomac St, Aurora, CO 80012... map
RSVP: 303-873-0630 or click here
www.AuroraMed.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: 6/20
Where: Sky Ridge Medical Center, 10101 RidgeGate Pkwy, Lone Tree, CO 80124... map
Questions: 303-814-2863
www.SkyCliff.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: 6/20
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 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.
www.SkyRidgeMedCenter.com
 

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
www.NorthSuburban.com/Volunteer
 

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.
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
Parker   map
11339 S Pikes Peak Dr, Parker, CO 80138. Tel: 720-588-4000
Stapleton   map
3001 N Havana St, Denver, CO 80238. Tel: 720-458-6825
www.CareNow.com
 

HealthONE
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
Southwest ER   map
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
Northwest ER Westminster   map
11230 N Benton St, Westminster, CO 80020. Tel: 720-460-3900
Sky Ridge ER   map
10101 RidgeGate Pkwy, Lone Tree, CO 80124. Tel: 720-225-1000
Saddle Rock ER   map
22500 E Dry Creek Rd, Aurora, CO 80016. Tel: 720-376-6400
 

GardenPlaza
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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HistoryColorado History Colorado Classes!
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.
www.historycolorado.org
 

PSL
Denver Public Library
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.
www.denverlibrary.org
 

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9HealthFair
Own your health by getting the information you need. Find a fair near you, volunteer, and much more.
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