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, October 6, 2022, 2:30-3:30 pm (in-person)
Colorado Ballot 2022
Join Active Minds for an objective review of the current initiatives and referenda on the Colorado statewide 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:
The Carillon at Boulder Creek, 2525 Taft Dr, Boulder, CO 80302... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 720-565-6844

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Friday, October 7, 2022, 1:00-3:00 pm (1:00 reception, 1:30-2:30 program) (in-person)
Water in Colorado
Water may well become the most disputed natural resource of the 21st century. Population growth, climate change, urbanization and other factors have put increasing pressure on a finite resource. Competing water interests have affected Colorado’s history for over 100 years. The legal right to divert and use water in Colorado has been debated, legislated and litigated since before the time of statehood in 1876. Join Active Minds as we seek to understand our water history, the current challenges, and what the future holds for our use of this precious resource.
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, October 8, 2022, 10:00-11:00 am Mountain Time (webinar)
Renewable Energy
Energy from renewable sources (solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, etc.) is an important part of the future of energy in the U.S. and the world. The issues involved are complex, involving technical challenges, economic issues, as well as environmental, political and social factors. Join Active Minds as we survey the current state of renewable energy and look at the various forces that will influence how these resources will evolve in the future. This event is sponsored by RE/Max Susie Smyle and 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, October 12, 2022, 1:00-2:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Colorado Ballot 2022
Join Active Minds for an objective review of the current initiatives and referenda on the Colorado statewide 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. 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.

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. This program is brought to you by the Broomfield Senior Center.
Location: Broomfield Library, 3 Community Park Rd, Broomfield, CO 80020... map
Cost: Free
RSVP required: 303-464-5543
Other: Face coverings or proof of vaccination required.

Monday, October 24, 2022, 3:00-4:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
The Evolution of NATO
Created after World War II, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) played a pivotal role in fighting and ultimately winning the Cold War. Subsequently, NATO took on different roles in countries like Bosnia and Afghanistan. Recently, the role of NATO in Europe has been revisited in the midst of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  Join Active Minds as we take a look at the triumphs and challenges of NATO and how it continues to adapt to the 21st century landscape. This event is sponsored by Brookdale Meridian Boulder.
Host: Boulder 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 26, 2022, 1:00-2:00 pm (in-person)
Monsters & Legends
Join Active Minds for a journey into the world of monsters and legends. From the vampires of Eastern Europe, to the stories of werewolves, zombies, and more, we will explore the origins and history of familiar (and not so familiar) tales and how they have evolved and grown over time.
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, 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.
Host: Louisville Public Library
Location: Louisville Center for the Arts, 801 Grant Ave, Louisville, CO 80027... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-335-4849
Other: Masks required regardless of vaccination status

Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 1:00-2:00 pm Mountain Time (in-person)
Australia
Australia, or The Land Down Under as it is affectionately known, is a country, an island and a continent. It is a land of diverse physical beauty, unique wildlife and some historical similarities to the United States. Join us as we explore the history and landscape of this key U.S. ally. We will review Australia’s beginnings as a prisoner settlement, its role in numerous global conflicts and its modern challenges, including the impact of climate change and its relationship with China. 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, 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. This program is brought to you by the Broomfield Senior Center.
Location: Broomfield Library, 3 Community Park Rd, 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

Saturday, November 12, 2022, 10:00-11:00 am Mountain Time (webinar)
The Lewis & Clark Expedition
Join us for a program focusing upon Lewis & Clark’s expedition that opened the West over 200 years ago. We will discuss the achievements and challenges of the expedition as well as the legacies it left for the young nation. Building upon the experiences from the expedition, we will also discuss the evolution of our country’s relationship with Native Americans and the lands they inhabited. This event is sponsored by RE/Max Susie Smyle and 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, November 17, 2022, 2:00-4:00 pm (2:00 reception, 2:30 program) (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.
Location: Brookdale Longmont, 2240 Pratt St, Longmont, CO 80501... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 720-438-0378 (RSVP required)
Other: Refreshments will be served

Wednesday, November 23, 2022, 1:00-2:00 pm (in-person)
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.
Location: Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO 80501... map
Cost: $5 residents, $6 non-residents
Call to register: 303-651-8411

Monday, November 28, 2022, 3:00-4:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Egypt 
In 2011, the “Arab Spring” uprisings led to the ouster of the authoritarian President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak. This was followed by a brief period of democratization which empowered religiously conservative political parties with ties to extremism.  Over a decade later, Egypt appears to have stabilized, but only via a return to a militarily backed government. Join Active Minds as we explore the origins of Egypt’s turbulent political situation and its implications for the Middle East. 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.

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Friday, December 2, 2022, 1:00-3:00 pm (1:00 reception, 1:30-2:30 program) (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.
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, 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.

Saturday, December 10, 2022, 10:00-11:00 am Mountain Time (webinar)
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. This event is sponsored by RE/Max Susie Smyle and 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, December 14, 2022, 1:00-2:00 pm Mountain Time (in-person)
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. 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

Monday, December 19, 2022, 3:00-4:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
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. 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.

Wednesday, December 28, 2022, 1:00-2:00 pm (in-person)
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.
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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