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.

Monday, February 6, 2023, 2:00-3:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
The Great Migration
In the first half of the twentieth century, the United States experienced one of the largest internal migrations in history, as millions of Black Americans moved from the rural south to urban areas in the north and west. Join Active Minds as we explore what drove The Great Migration, what the experience was like for those who undertook it, and how it fundamentally changed American society. This event is sponsored by Tattered Cover Bookstore.
Host: Jefferson County Public Library
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Click here to register. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link via e-mail 30 minutes before the program. This link will work for this and all future Jefferson County Public Library Active Minds programs, so you only need to register once if you save the link for future programs.
Info: Call the library at 303-235-5275 for help or information

Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 1:00-2:00 pm Mountain Time (in-person)
France 
With Europe’s second largest economy and population, France is a key player in the region and the world. As a member of both the European Union and NATO, France's power and influence shapes policies far beyond its borders. Join Active Minds as we explore the rich history of France, both politically and culturally, and place it within the current context of evolving European and global concerns. This event is sponsored by The Carillon at Boulder Creek and Brookdale Meridian Boulder.
Location: West Age Well Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: City of Boulder Older Adult Services: 303-441-3148

Thursday, February 9, 2023, 6:00-7:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Ragtime & the Music of Scott Joplin
Join Active Minds for a musical journey into the world of Ragtime and Scott Joplin.  We will examine its origins in African American traditions, emergence among Tin Pan Alley tunes, and surge in popularity in the early 20th century. We will also explore some of Joplin’s most significant works, from piano rags to other progressive compositions as he paved the way as one of the most successful African American composers of his day.
Host: Arapahoe Library District
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.

Saturday, February 11, 2023, 10:00-11:00 am Mountain Time (webinar)
Iran
Join Active Minds for an in-depth look at the country of Iran. We will discuss the thorny issue of Iran's nuclear program, the relationship between Iran’s religious and political leadership, and challenges presented by regional turmoil. In particular, we will discuss how the rest of the world is responding to the various challenges presented by Iran. This event is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente.
Host: Anthem Ranch, 16151 Lowell Blvd, Broomfield, CO 80020... map
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, February 13, 2023, 2:00-3:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Abraham Lincoln
Join Active Minds for a look at the man and the legend. He is rated by many as the greatest president in our country's history, yet there are as many fascinating myths as there are great true stories of his life. We will tell a few of these tales as well as reflect on how he changed history in ways that continue to this day. This event is sponsored by Tattered Cover Bookstore.
Host: Jefferson County Public Library
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Click here to register. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link via e-mail 30 minutes before the program. This link will work for this and all future Jefferson County Public Library Active Minds programs, so you only need to register once if you save the link for future programs.
Info: Call the library at 303-235-5275 for help or information

Thursday, February 16, 2023, 7:00-8:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Ragtime & the Music of Scott Joplin
Join Active Minds for a musical journey into the world of Ragtime and Scott Joplin.  We will examine its origins in African American traditions, emergence among Tin Pan Alley tunes, and surge in popularity in the early 20th century. We will also explore some of Joplin’s most significant works, from piano rags to other progressive compositions as he paved the way as one of the most successful African American composers of his day.
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, February 22, 2023, 1:00-2:00 pm (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.
Location: Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO 80501... map
Cost: $5 residents, $6 non-residents
Call to register: 303-651-8411

Thursday, February 23, 2023, 6:30-7:30 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Turkey
A previous failed coup attempt and a flood of refugees have challenged the leadership of Turkey’s President Erdogan. A strong U.S. ally during the Cold War, Turkey is now one of the world's largest Muslim democracies. Join Active Minds as we explore Turkey's past and current challenges, including its struggles with its Kurdish minority and what appears to be its warming relations with Russia. This event is sponsored by Tattered Cover Bookstore.
Host: Central Park Master Community Association and Denver Public Libraries
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, February 27, 2023, 2:00-3:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Russia's Invasion of 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 Tattered Cover Bookstore.
Host: Jefferson County Public Library
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Click here to register. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link via e-mail 30 minutes before the program. This link will work for this and all future Jefferson County Public Library Active Minds programs, so you only need to register once if you save the link for future programs.
Info: Call the library at 303-235-5275 for help or information

Monday, February 27, 2023, 3:00-4:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Frederick Douglass 
Born into slavery in Maryland, Frederick Douglass escaped to Massachusetts where he rose to prominence as an eloquent writer, orator and leader of the abolitionist movement. He served as adviser to six U.S. presidents including Abraham Lincoln, who referred to him as “my friend Douglass.”  He also took up the mantle of Women’s Suffrage in support of the work of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and others.  Join Active Minds as we explore the remarkable life of Frederick Douglass. This event is sponsored by Brookdale Meridian Boulder.
Host: Boulder Age Well Center
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.

Saturday, March 11, 2023, 10:00-11:00 am Mountain Time (webinar)
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. This event is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente.
Host: Anthem Ranch, 16151 Lowell Blvd, Broomfield, CO 80020... map
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.

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Thursday, March 16, 2023, 2:00-4:00 pm (2:00 reception, 2:30 program) (in-person)
Tokyo: Biography of a City
Join Active Minds as we tell the story of the world’s (current) most populous metropolis at 37 million inhabitants. From its roots as a small fishing village in the 15th century, Tokyo has survived a myriad of disasters on its way to becoming one of the most important cities in the world. A truly international city, Tokyo is a hub for global business, Japanese culture, and regional transportation. In addition to Tokyo’s history, we will also take a look at the current and future challenges and opportunities for the city.
Location: Brookdale Longmont, 2240 Pratt St, Longmont, CO 80501... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 720-438-0378 (RSVP required)
Other: Refreshments will be served

Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 1:00-2:00 pm (in-person)
Marie Curie
Born in Warsaw, Poland in 1867, Maria Sklodowska would become one of the greatest scientists of her era. After emigrating to France, Marie (as she was known there) would work with and eventually marry another scientist, Pierre Curie, with whom she would be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for their research on radioactivity. Over a decade later, she would be awarded a second Nobel Prize for discovering the elements radium and polonium (named for her country of birth). Join Active Minds as we examine the remarkable life of Marie Curie.
Location: Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO 80501... map
Cost: $5 residents, $6 non-residents
Call to register: 303-651-8411

Thursday, April 6, 2023, 2:30-3:30 pm (in-person)
The Story of Salt
The word “salary” comes from “salt” and indicates the historic value placed on this important commodity. Used as a method of trade and currency, the role of salt in the history of civilization cannot be overstated. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of salt, from its key role in preserving food, to its influence in political conflict, to modern angles including gourmet salt and health concerns surrounding high blood pressure. It’s a salty tale indeed!
Location:
The Carillon at Boulder Creek, 2525 Taft Dr, Boulder, CO 80302... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 720-565-6844

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Friday, April 7, 2023, 1:00-3:00 pm (1:00 reception, 1:30-2:30 program) (in-person)
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.
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.

Saturday, April 8, 2023, 10:00-11:00 am Mountain Time (webinar)
Puerto Rico
Repeatedly devastated by multiple hurricanes in recent years, Puerto Rico continues to struggle with storm vulnerability and a fragile infrastructure. As a US Territory, Puerto Rico’s 3.2 million citizens lack direct representation in Washington to advocate for funds to address these issues. Join Active Minds as we review the history of Puerto Rico, 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 event is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente.
Host: Anthem Ranch, 16151 Lowell Blvd, Broomfield, CO 80020... map
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, April 26, 2023, 1:00-2:00 pm (in-person)
Nuclear Weapons
Vladimir Putin has raised the possibility of using nuclear weapons in his war against Ukraine. Join Active Minds as we review the history and role of nuclear weapons in the world. We will discuss both the deterrent effects that have led to over 75 years without a nuclear weapon being used as well as how the advent of “tactical nukes” potentially changes the decision process. We will explore what Putin is potentially considering as well as how the rest of the world might respond.
Location: Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO 80501... map
Cost: $5 residents, $6 non-residents
Call to register: 303-651-8411

Wednesday, May 24, 2023, 1:00-2:00 pm (in-person)
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.
Location: Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO 80501... map
Cost: $5 residents, $6 non-residents
Call to register: 303-651-8411

Wednesday, June 28, 2023, 1:00-2:00 pm (in-person)
San Francisco: Biography of a City
Home to the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Haight-Ashbury, trolley cars, and much more, San Francisco has a rich history and ranks as one of the most important cities in the United States. Founded by Spain as a mission in 1776, San Francisco became part of the United States just before the California Gold Rush. Join Active Minds as we trace the story of San Fran right up to the present and maybe even peek into the future a bit.
Location: Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO 80501... map
Cost: $5 residents, $6 non-residents
Call to register: 303-651-8411

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