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.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 1:00-2:00 pm (in-person)
Pirates: Tales & Legends
Pirates occupy a unique place in the popular imagination and have been an integral part of global history for centuries. From the swashbuckling privateers of the Golden Age of Piracy to the modern-day pirates plying the waters off the coast of Africa, pirates are a captivating class of criminal and antihero. Sail with us on the seven seas as Active Minds discusses the history, personalities, and tales of the pirates.
Location: Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO 80501... map
Cost: $2 residents, $3 non-residents
Call to register: 303-651-8411

Monday, September 27, 2021, 3:00-4:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Ethiopia
In 2019, the new prime minister of Ethiopia received the Nobel Peace Prize. Less than a year later much of the international community condemned his military action against a part of his own nation. As the African nation with the longest history of independent existence and a potential model for others, this development was surprising to say the least. Join Active Minds as we explore Ethiopia’s long and fascinating history, its current challenges, and consider the future for this nation of over 100 million people. 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.

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Friday, October 1, 2021, 1:00-3:00 pm (1:00 reception, 1:30-2:30 program) (in-person)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Reflecting on Roosevelt's presidency, his biographer commented that FDR "brought the United States through the Great Depression and World War II to a prosperous future. He lifted himself from a wheelchair to lift the nation from its knees."  Join Active Minds as we look at the life and leadership of one of our nation's most admired presidents and examine how his legacy is currently viewed (for better or worse) through the lens of our recent challenges.
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.

Thursday, October 7, 2021, 2:30-3:30 pm (in-person)
Women Composers in Classical Music
Women in classical music might not have the same representation or achieved the same recognition as their male counterparts, brothers or husbands, but they have made significant contributions throughout music history. Join Active Minds as we explore the lives and music of female composers from the Middle Ages up to the 20th century. We’ll listen to works by Hildegard of Bingen, Barbara Strozzi, Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, Amy Beach, and more.
Location:
The Carillon at Boulder Creek, 2525 Taft Dr, Boulder, CO 80302... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 720-565-6844

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 7:00-8:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
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 HealthONE and Tattered Cover Bookstore.
Host: Louisville Public Library
Cost: Free
RSVP: Click here to register
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, October 13, 2021, 1:00-2:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Reflecting on Roosevelt's presidency, his biographer commented that FDR "brought the United States through the Great Depression and World War II to a prosperous future. He lifted himself from a wheelchair to lift the nation from its knees."  Join Active Minds as we look at the life and leadership of one of our nation's most admired presidents and examine how his legacy is currently viewed through the lens of our recent challenges. 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.

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Thursday, October 14, 2021, 2:00-4:00 pm (2:00 reception, 2:30 program) (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 recent changes in US policy.
Location: Brookdale Meridian Boulder, 801 Gillaspie Dr, Boulder, CO 80305... map
Cost: Free
RSVP required (limited seating): 303-494-3900
Other: Refreshments served. Attendeeds must show proof of vaccination or wear face covering.

Monday, October 25, 2021, 3:00-4:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Voting Rights
Although we think of the United States as a democratic republic beginning with adoption of our Constitution in 1787, relatively few people could vote at that time. Much of our history has featured debates about who should have a say in government policy through the exercise of the right to vote. In recent years, the debate has focused on election integrity and the ease of access to voting. Join Active Minds as we explore this history and set the stage for the debates over voting rights that rage in 2021 and beyond. 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, October 27, 2021, 1:00-2:00 pm (in-person)
Sugar
Sugar occupies a unique place in cultural and culinary landscapes. It has graduated from an esoteric ancient crop to an omnipresent part of modern food consumption. Sugar’s history, however, is not always a sweet story, and it poses contemporary health concerns as well. Join Active Minds as we explore the fascinating world of sugar. 
Location: Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO 80501... map
Cost: $2 residents, $3 non-residents
Call to register: 303-651-8411

Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 1:00-2:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
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. 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.

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Thursday, November 18, 2021, 2:00-4:00 pm (2:00 reception, 2:30 program) (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: Brookdale Longmont, 2240 Pratt St, Longmont, CO 80501... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-525-9408

Monday, November 22, 2021, 3:00-4:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
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. 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, November 24, 2021, 1:00-2:00 pm (in-person)
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: 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, December 3, 2021, 1:00-3:00 pm (1:00 reception, 1:30-2:30 program) (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: 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, December 8, 2021, 1:00-2:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Sand Creek Massacre
In November 1864, a 700-man force of the Colorado Territory militia attacked and destroyed a peaceful village of Native Americans in southeastern Colorado Territory, killing many innocent people. Join Active Minds as we tell this important and painful story of the Sand Creek Massacre and the scandal and controversy that it created. 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, December 22, 2021, 1:00-2:00 pm (in-person)
Take a Bite of the Big Apple
There’s no place in the world quite like New York City. From Broadway to Wall Street, Little Italy to Central Park, New York has a history and an energy all its own. Join Active Minds as we virtually visit one of the world’s most important cities. We’ll explore the city’s past and present, as well as the important people and places that have shaped this unique city.
Location: Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO 80501... map
Cost: $2 residents, $3 non-residents
Call to register: 303-651-8411

Monday, December 27, 2021, 3:00-4:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Coffee: A Brief History
Join us as we trace the history of coffee from its origins in Ethiopia to the Starbucks around the corner. It is a fascinating story of politics, power, chance and intrigue. We will also examine coffee's cultural influences as well as the differences between various types of coffee. Cream and sugar not included. 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.

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