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, 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 15, 2021, 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: 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.

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.

Thursday, January 6, 2022, 2:30-3:30 pm (in-person)
Opera as Popular Music
Even though opera began as courtly entertainment, it became one of the most popular music styles in the 18th and 19th centuries. We’ll look at the development and public reception of opera from Baroque era superstars like Farinelli to the commercial opera industry in Italy and France in the 19th century (Rossini, Meyerbeer, Verdi).
Location:
The Carillon at Boulder Creek, 2525 Taft Dr, Boulder, CO 80302... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 720-565-6844

Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 1:00-2:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
The American West
Join Active Minds for an exploration of how the West was opened and won. We'll tell the story from a variety of perspectives--from the early explorers who ventured into the unknown to the fortune seekers who raced to the Gold Rush. We'll also include the often brutal elements of what was known at the time as "Manifest Destiny” including conflicts with Native Americans as well as Spanish Mexico, all of which added significant territory to the United States. 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, January 24, 2022, 3:00-4:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Venezuela
Over two years after a failed effort to topple him from power, Venezuela continues to be led by President Nicolas Maduro who presides over a crumbling economy and the flight of over 4 million (13%) of his citizens. Join Active Minds as we explore how this once promising economy and evolving democracy has wound up in shambles. We will look at how the price of oil, the policies of the late President Hugo Chavez, and other factors converged to create this crisis and explore what the future holds for this important South American country. 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, January 26, 2022, 1:00-2:00 pm (in-person)
Afghanistan
Two decades after the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. has withdrawn combat troops from Afghanistan. In the immediate aftermath of the 2001 attacks, the U.S. led a coalition invasion of Afghanistan seeking to oust the ruling Taliban and find Al Qaeda leaders, including Osama bin Laden. Join Active Minds for a look at the story of Afghanistan, both before and since 9/11. We will also take a look forward at what the future holds for this war-torn country.
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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Thursday, January 27, 2022, 2:00-4:00 pm (2:00 reception, 2:30 program) (in-person)
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.
Location: Brookdale Meridian Boulder, 801 Gillaspie Dr, Boulder, CO 80305... map
Cost: Free
RSVP required (limited seating): 303-494-3900
Other: Refreshments served. Attendees must show proof of vaccination or wear face covering.

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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.

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.

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

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

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