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.

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Friday, February 4, 2022, 1:00-3:00 pm (1:00 reception, 1:30-2:30 program) (in-person)
Genetic Engineering
Genetic engineering is the modification of the basic code that defines each living thing. It holds tremendous potential to improve the lives of humans and comes with significant potential risks to the natural world. Join Active Minds as we trace the history and current uses of genetic engineering including the basics of how it works. We will also take a look at how this technology may continue to evolve and the potential risks and benefits that may come with that.
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, February 9, 2022, 1:00-2:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Bangladesh
Emerging as a sovereign nation 50 years ago, Bangladesh is a nation that sits at a crossroads of trade, history, culture and religion. With a population of over 160 million people in an area about the size of Iowa, Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Join Active Minds as we examine the story of this important Southeast Asian country, including the rise of Bangladesh as a major exporter of textiles to the world and its geographic vulnerability to the effects of climate change. 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, February 10, 2022, 7:00-8:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Harriet Tubman
Born a slave in Maryland around 1820, Harriet Tubman escaped to freedom in 1849 and became the most famous “conductor” of the Underground Railroad that led slaves to freedom through a complex system of secret people and places. Nicknamed “Moses” for her efforts, she made over 19 trips and helped free hundreds. Join Active Minds as we review her life and legacy, including her efforts fighting in the Civil War and later fighting for Women’s Suffrage.
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.

Saturday, February 12, 2022, 10:00-11:00 am Mountain Time (webinar)
The Challenges of 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 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, February 23, 2022, 1:00-2:00 pm (in-person)
The Roots of Rock ’n’ Roll
Emerging as a powerful force on the American music scene in the 1950’s, Rock music has evolved with the decades and now includes many variations that sound pretty different from the likes of Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley and Little Richard. Join Active Minds as we return to the roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll and trace its history and cultural impact through the years.
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, February 28, 2022, 3:00-4:00 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 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, March 3, 2022, 7:00-8:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Space Exploration: From the Moon Landing to Today and Beyond
The United States landed the first manned space mission on the moon in July of 1969. Join Active Minds as we reflect on President Kennedy’s challenge, the space race, the Apollo Mission, and the role NASA has played since the lunar landing. We will bring the topic up to date by discussing the current political context for NASA, the recent launch of the James Webb Space Telescope and the rise of private space companies such as SpaceX, Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic, and others.
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, March 9, 2022, 1:00-2:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
The Age of the Vikings
Join Active Minds as we trace the rise and fall of the Age of the Vikings. We will describe their origins in Scandinavia and how they extended their reach into Europe, North America, and beyond. We will explain the culture and traditions of the Norse Warriors, including their distinctive horned helmets and unique ships. Finally, we will discuss their legacy in modern times (besides the football team). 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.

Saturday, March 12, 2022, 10:00-11:00 am Mountain Time (webinar)
Greece
Join Active Minds as we share the story of Greece and delve into the contributions of ancient Greek culture. A look at Greek art, architecture, philosophy, and political ideas will reveal the significance of Greece to the development of modern states. We will journey from the majestic islands to the heights of Mt. Olympus as we uncover the splendor of Greece. 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, March 23, 2022, 1:00-2:00 pm (in-person)
Eleanor Roosevelt
As the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, Eleanor Roosevelt was both outspoken and, at times, quite controversial. Join Active Minds as we examine her life and the impact it had on important causes such as human rights and the successful launch of the United Nations.
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, March 28, 2022, 3:00-4:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Genetic Engineering
Genetic engineering is the modification of the basic code that defines each living thing. The technology may well lengthen and improve the lives of humans but it also comes with significant potential risks to the natural world. Join Active Minds as we trace the history and current uses of genetic engineering including the basics of how it works. We will also take a look at how this technology continues to evolve and the risks and benefits that may come with that. 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, April 1, 2022, 1:00-3:00 pm (1:00 reception, 1:30-2:30 program) (in-person)
Hong Kong
Once a British colony, Hong Kong was returned to China in 1997. Recently, Hong Kong has erupted into violent conflict between the Chinese government and protesters objecting to increased government controls. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of Hong Kong, past, present, and future.
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, April 7, 2022, 2:30-3:30 pm (in-person)
India in Crisis
The COVID crisis began setting tragic mortality records in India this past spring and the situation is likely to get worse before it gets better. Join Active Minds as we explore the current crisis in India as well as the political and historical backdrop against which it is set. The country has been led since 2014 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a controversial but widely popular leader from the BJP, a Hindu Nationalist party. His policies have alienated the Muslim minority within India, particularly in the disputed Muslim-majority region of Jammu and Kashmir. Additionally, tensions with China have sparked border skirmishes that reflect a challenging regional dynamic between the two largest countries in the world.
Location:
The Carillon at Boulder Creek, 2525 Taft Dr, Boulder, CO 80302... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 720-565-6844

Saturday, April 9, 2022, 10:00-11:00 am Mountain Time (webinar)
The Titanic: From Sinking to Salvage
Join Active Minds as we tell the story of the ill-fated maiden voyage of the Titanic as well as the discovery and salvage operation that began over 70 years later. We will also tell the stories of those who perished and those who survived, including the "Unsinkable" Molly Brown. 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, April 13, 2022, 1:00-2:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Panama
Over one hundred years ago, the US influenced the creation of the independent nation of Panama as a means of undertaking the construction of a canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. While the Panama Canal was an engineering and commercial triumph, it also introduced tension between the people of Panama and the US. Join Active Minds as we discuss the history of Panama's journey out of the shadow of the US, as well as gain an understanding of Panama today. 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.

Monday, April 25, 2022, 3:00-4:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
O Canada!
The world’s longest land border is between the United States and our neighbor to the north. Most Americans, however, would find it difficult to talk about the country of Canada for more than a few minutes. Join Active Minds for a full hour on what makes Canada unique and special, including their history and current challenges. 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, April 27, 2022, 1:00-2:00 pm (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: Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO 80501... map
Cost: $2 residents, $3 non-residents
Call to register: 303-651-8411

Saturday, May 14, 2022, 10:00-11:00 am Mountain Time (webinar)
California
With more people than any other state and an economy that would put it ninth in the world if it were a country, the importance of California is clear to most Americans. It is, however, a complex state with a colorful history and significant current challenges, including wildfires. Join Active Minds as we explore the Golden State together and learn about what makes it unique! 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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