Boulder/Louisville/Longmont Area Events

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PLEASE NOTE: We are currently offering both virtual and in-person programs. Be sure to RSVP for in-person programs as restrictions may apply.

Thursday, May 19, 2022, 7:00-8:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Whiskey
The word whiskey, which means “water of life,” conjures a variety of images, including scenic vistas of the Scottish Isles, gun-slingers sauntering into Western saloons and cups overflowing with mint and ice at the Kentucky Derby. Join Active Minds as we explore whiskey's history, how it is made, and some the classic types of whiskey from regions throughout the world.
Host: Louisville Public Library, 951 Spruce St, Louisville, CO 80027... map; 303-335-4849
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Monday, May 23, 2022, 3:00-4:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Russia Invades Ukraine
Under the leadership of Vladimir Putin, Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022. Putin’s leadership of Russia for the past 20 years demonstrates a return to an authoritarianism that, for some, feels similar to the days of Soviet control and the Cold War. Join Active Minds as we go beyond the headlines to provide the context to understand the story of Russia under the influence of Vladimir Putin and how it has led to the warfare currently playing out in the sovereign nation of Ukraine. This event is sponsored by Brookdale Meridian Boulder.
Host: West Age Well Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303... map; 303-441-4150
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 1:00-2:00 pm (in-person)
John F Kennedy
Join Active Minds for a look at John F Kennedy’s life and legacy. Kennedy’s brief presidency coincided with some of the most dramatic foreign policy events of his time including the construction of the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the escalation of the Vietnam War. In this program, we will cover these milestones, and also seek to go beyond them toward a deeper understanding of the man behind the public image.
Location: Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO 80501... map
Cost: $2 residents, $3 non-residents
Call to register: 303-651-8411

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Friday, June 3, 2022, 1:00-3:00 pm (1:00 reception, 1:30-2:30 program) (in-person)
London: Biography of a City
Join Active Minds as we tell the story of one of the world’s greatest cities. From the Romans to the Anglo-Saxons, the Norman Conquest, and more, we will tell the story of London right up to the present day. Along the way, we’ll visit some of London’s most colorful characters and notable places, including the Tower of London, where Elizabeth I was held before becoming queen. Come float with us down the river Thames for a front row seat. It’s the next best thing to being there!
Location: Sunrise at Flatirons, 400 Summit Blvd, Broomfield, CO 80021... map
Cost: Free
RSVP required (limited seating): 303-466-2422
Parking: Complimentary parking is available. Please ask the Concierge about the parking when you make your reservation.
Other: Face coverings required. Social distancing will be observed.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 1:00-2:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Buddhism
Buddhism is the fourth largest religion in the world with some 500 million adherents. Join Active Minds for an examination of its origins, teachings, beliefs and practices. We will discuss the life and teachings of Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) and discuss the various types of Buddhism, including Zen Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, and others. This event is sponsored by The Carillon at Boulder Creek and Brookdale Meridian Boulder.
Host: West Age Well Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302... map; 303-441-3148
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 1:00-2:00 pm (in-person)
The River Nile
In 2020, the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam began operating on a section of the Nile river in Ethiopia. When the reservoir is filled (likely around 2026), the dam will power the largest hydroelectric plant in Africa. Egypt has opposed the dam, fearing that it could cut off or reduce water to their country. Join Active Minds as we explore this great river, following its winding path through history as well as its modern role in the world.
Location: Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO 80501... map
Cost: $2 residents, $3 non-residents
Call to register: 303-651-8411

Thursday, June 23, 2022, 7:00-8:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
The U.S. Electric Grid
Many have described the United States electric grid as antiquated and potentially vulnerable to cyber-attack. It is arguably the largest machine in the world, comprised of many different systems of almost unimaginable complexity that, taken together, make life as we know it possible. The transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy has further complicated the system in ways that are still being determined. Join Active Minds as we explore how this system works, its current challenges, and its future opportunities.
Host: Louisville Public Library, 951 Spruce St, Louisville, CO 80027... map; 303-335-4849
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Monday, June 27, 2022, 3:00-4:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
China’s Belt & Road Initiative
In 2013, China announced a massive $1 trillion international transportation and trade infrastructure construction program known as the Belt & Road Initiative. This program, which is well underway, aims to finance, build, and supply material for roads, bridges, tunnels, railway lines, sea ports, and airports for over 100 countries in the world. China is billing this as a modern version of the ancient Silk Road. Join Active Minds as we explore the history of the Silk Road as it informs an understanding of this contemporary effort. This event is sponsored by Brookdale Meridian Boulder.
Host: West Age Well Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303... map; 303-441-4150
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Thursday, July 7, 2022, 2:30-3:30 pm (webinar)
London: Biography of a City
Join Active Minds as we tell the story of one of the world’s greatest cities. From the Romans to the Anglo-Saxons, the Norman Conquest, and more, we will tell the story of London right up to the present day. Along the way, we’ll visit some of London’s most colorful characters and notable places, including the Tower of London, where Elizabeth I was held before becoming queen. Come float with us down the river Thames for a front row seat. It’s the next best thing to being there!
Host:
The Carillon at Boulder Creek, 2525 Taft Dr, Boulder, CO 80302... map; 720-565-6844
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. Please only do this as a backup, as you will not be able to see the visuals. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 1:00-2:00 pm (in-person)
The U.S. Electric Grid
Many have described the United States electric grid as antiquated and potentially vulnerable to cyber-attack. It is arguably the largest machine in the world, comprised of many different systems of almost unimaginable complexity that, taken together, make life as we know it possible. The transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy has further complicated the system in ways that are still being determined. Join Active Minds as we explore how this system works, its current challenges, and its future opportunities.
Location: Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO 80501... map
Cost: $2 residents, $3 non-residents
Call to register: 303-651-8411

Thursday, August 18, 2022, 7:00-8:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Climate Change
Scientists are predicting a global average temperature increase of 2.5 to 10 degrees over the next century. Likely impacts include more droughts and heatwaves as well as stronger and more frequent hurricanes. Sea levels are predicted to rise 1-4 feet by 2100, submerging vast areas of land. Join Active Minds as we examine the predictions and the politics given the US withdrawal from and reentry to the Paris climate accord.
Host: Louisville Public Library, 951 Spruce St, Louisville, CO 80027... map; 303-335-4849
Cost: Free
To Join Program: A few minutes before the program start time click here to join the live webinar (when prompted to join audio, select computer or internet audio).
Other: If for any reason you are unable to use the webinar link above, it is possible to join by phone with audio only. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 1:00-2:00 pm (in-person)
Climate Change
Scientists are predicting a global average temperature increase of 2.5 to 10 degrees over the next century. Likely impacts include more droughts and heatwaves as well as stronger and more frequent hurricanes. Sea levels are predicted to rise 1-4 feet by 2100, submerging vast areas of land. Join Active Minds as we examine the predictions and the politics given the US withdrawal from and reentry to the Paris climate accord.
Location: Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO 80501... map
Cost: $2 residents, $3 non-residents
Call to register: 303-651-8411

Thursday, September 8, 2022, 1:30-2:30 pm (in-person)
The National Parks
The world's first national park, Yellowstone, was created by an act of Congress in 1872. Today, the national park system includes over 400 units (58 national parks), over 84 million acres of land, and hosts over 300 million visitors per year. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of the development of our national parks system and highlight some of the more notable parks and their stories.
Location: Broomfield Senior Center, 280 Spader Way, Broomfield, CO 80020... map
Cost: Free
RSVP required: 303-464-5543
Other: Face coverings or proof of vaccination required.

Thursday, October 13, 2022, 1:30-2:30 pm (in-person)
Colorado Ghost Stories
Join Active Minds as we tiptoe through the haunted houses and ghoulish graveyards of the area. We will tell the ghost stories associated with the Stanley Hotel, Cheesman Park, the Molly Brown House, and more as we visit the past and the past visits with us a bit.
Location: Broomfield Senior Center, 280 Spader Way, Broomfield, CO 80020... map
Cost: Free
RSVP required: 303-464-5543
Other: Face coverings or proof of vaccination required.

Thursday, October 27, 2022, 7:00-8:00 pm Mountain Time (in-person)
Colorado Ghost Stories
Join Active Minds as we tiptoe through the haunted houses and ghoulish graveyards of the area. We will tell the ghost stories associated with the Stanley Hotel, Cheesman Park, the Molly Brown House, and more as we visit the past and the past visits with us a bit.
Location: Louisville Public Library, 951 Spruce St, Louisville, CO 80027... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-335-4849
Other: Masks required regardless of vaccination status

Thursday, November 10, 2022, 1:30-2:30 pm (in-person)
King Tut
Join Active Minds as we tell the story of the famous Egyptian pharaoh and the time in which he ruled. We will place King Tut's life and reign in the broader context of ancient Egyptian history and cover the extraordinary but controversial discovery of his tomb in 1922.
Location: Broomfield Senior Center, 280 Spader Way, Broomfield, CO 80020... map
Cost: Free
RSVP required: 303-464-5543
Other: Face coverings or proof of vaccination required.

Thursday, November 10, 2022, 7:00-8:00 pm Mountain Time (in-person)
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. These groups 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.
Host: Louisville Public Library
Location: Superior Community Center, 1500 Coalton Rd, Superior, CO 80027... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-335-4849
Other: Masks required regardless of vaccination status

Thursday, December 8, 2022, 1:30-2:30 pm (in-person)
Ireland/Northern Ireland
In January 2020, the United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland) completed the first stages of its exit from the European Union. Given that the Republic of Ireland remains a member of the EU, the exit deal has significant implications for the lasting peace on the island of Ireland. This, combined with Sinn Fein’s recent surprise electoral victory in Northern Ireland, has raised uncertainties about the political future of Ireland. Join Active Minds as we discuss the history of Ireland and explore its cloudy future. 
Location: Broomfield Senior Center, 280 Spader Way, Broomfield, CO 80020... map
Cost: Free
RSVP required: 303-464-5543
Other: Face coverings or proof of vaccination required.

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Questions: 303-564-7570
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Amanche/Southeastern Colorado Tour
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Trip dates: June 28-July 2, 2022.
Questions: 303-564-7570
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Tel: 303-443-1933
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Registration: Call 303-866-2394 and mention Active Minds to get special discount pricing.
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