Boulder/Louisville/Longmont Area Events

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Monday, March 13, 2017, 11:00-noon
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. This event is sponsored by The Carillon at Boulder Creek.
Location: West Boulder Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 1:00-2:00 pm
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 many 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 to protect its unique features.
Location: Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO 80501... map
Cost: $2 for Longmont residents, $3 for non-residents
RSVP: 303-651-8411

Monday, March 27, 2017, 3:00-4:00 pm
Oil
Over the past couple years the price of oil has gone from over $100 per barrel to, at times, less than $30 per barrel.  This has had profound effects all over the world.  Join Active Minds as we explore the causes and consequences (positive and negative) of this dynamic.  We will cover the role of China, the impact on Fracking and the oil sector in the U.S., as well as the role of OPEC in addressing the fluctuating price of this commodity so crucial to the global economy. This event is sponsored by Frasier.
Location: East Boulder Senior Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

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Monday, April 3, 2017, 1:00-3:00 pm (1:00 reception, 1:30 program)
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.
Location: Sunrise at Flatirons, 400 Summit Blvd, Broomfield, CO 80021... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-466-2422
Parking: Complimentary parking is available. Please ask the Concierge about the parking when you make your reservation.

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 2:30-3:30 pm
The Refugee Crisis
Millions of refugees are fleeing from danger zones in Syria, Iraq, and elsewhere, creating a humanitarian crisis of epic proportions.  Many are dying in transit and the nations receiving them are being overwhelmed.  Join Active Minds as we explore how the migrants and the international community are struggling to cope with these challenges.
Location:
The Carillon at Boulder Creek, 2525 Taft Dr, Boulder, CO 80302... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 720-565-6844
Misc: Valet parking will be available for this event.

Monday, April 10, 2017, 11:00-noon
The Supreme Court
The unexpected death of Antonin Scalia has created one of the most charged political events in a generation.  With a new administration and the future of a divided court hanging in the balance, the stakes couldn’t be higher.  Join Active Minds as we examine the current dynamics surrounding filling a vacancy on the highest court in the land.  We will look at past confirmations in order to better understand the intricacies of the process. This event is sponsored by The Carillon at Boulder Creek.
Location: West Boulder Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

Monday, April 24, 2017, 3:00-4:00 pm
The Nuremberg Trials
Seventy years after the world brought charges against individuals for their actions in World War II, crimes against humanity are still part of the fabric of the world in which we live (ISIS, Syria, etc).  Join Active Minds as we look back at the series of trials known as the Nuremberg Trials and trace its impact on the creation of the International Criminal Court and how the world views war crimes.  We will discuss how this legacy applies to events in the modern world as well as the current challenges of implementing this area of international law. This event is sponsored by Frasier.
Location: East Boulder Senior Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

Monday, May 8, 2017, 11:00-noon
Spices
From the bland diets of Europeans in the early 16th century to the myriad of culinary flavors available today, spices have had a huge impact in the world.  Join Active Minds as we trace the rise of spices from colonialism and the spice trade to the hundreds of varieties that are commonly stocked in nearby supermarkets. This event is sponsored by The Carillon at Boulder Creek.
Location: West Boulder Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

Monday, May 22, 2017, 3:00-4:00 pm
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! This event is sponsored by Frasier.
Location: East Boulder Senior Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

Monday, June 12, 2017, 11:00-noon
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 program makes a great accompaniment to a visit to the Vikings program running at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science March 10th through August 13th, 2017. This event is sponsored by The Carillon at Boulder Creek.
Location: West Boulder Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

Monday, June 26, 2017, 3:00-4:00 pm
Turkey
A 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, its role in the rise of ISIS, and what appears to be its warming relations with Russia. This event is sponsored by Frasier.
Location: East Boulder Senior Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

Monday, July 10, 2017, 11:00-noon
The Soviet Union: The Road After Collapse
What was known as the Soviet Union dissolved twenty-five years ago this past December.  Join Active Minds as we explore the history of the Soviet Union as well as the causes of its failure.  In addition, we will discuss the continued relevance of the Russian Federation, the influence of Vladimir Putin, and ongoing challenges to democracy in the region. This event is sponsored by The Carillon at Boulder Creek.
Location: West Boulder Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

Monday, July 24, 2017, 3:00-4:00 pm
The United Nations
Join Active Minds for a look at the United Nations.  We will examine the origins and history of the U.N. as well as its current and future role in the world.  This event is sponsored by Frasier.
Location: East Boulder Senior Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

Monday, August 14, 2017, 11:00-noon
Philippines
The Philippines is fighting a brutal war on drugs that some have termed “out of control.”  Recently elected President Rodrigo Duterte campaigned on a promise to fight drugs in the country and is leading a bloody crackdown that many say is encouraging vigilante execution of drug dealers and addicts.  Join Active Minds as we review the history of the Philippines in an attempt to understand the context for the current situation and gain insight into where this important U.S. ally in the region may be heading in the future. This event is sponsored by The Carillon at Boulder Creek.
Location: West Boulder Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

Monday, August 28, 2017, 3:00-4:00 pm
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 Frasier.
Location: East Boulder Senior Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

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