Boulder/Louisville/Longmont Area Events

Click here to be added to our mailing list.
Click here to become an Active Minds member.

Upcoming Events:

Monday, June 17, 2024, 2:00-3:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
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 the US withdrawal from and reentry to the Paris climate accord. This event is sponsored by Tattered Cover Bookstore.
Host: Jefferson County Public Library
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Click here to register. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link via e-mail 30 minutes before the program. This link will work for this and all future Jefferson County Public Library Active Minds programs, so you only need to register once if you save the link for future programs.
Info: Call the library at 303-235-5275 for help or information

Monday, June 24, 2024, 2:00-3:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Picasso
Born in Spain in 1881, Pablo Picasso would live a life that would redefine the structure and concept of visual art.  Over the course of his 91 years, his works as a painter and sculptor would be associated with various movements in 20th Century modern art, most notably Cubism.  Join Active Minds as we explore the life and revolutionary works of Picasso. This event is sponsored by Tattered Cover Bookstore.
Host: Jefferson County Public Library
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Click here to register. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link via e-mail 30 minutes before the program. This link will work for this and all future Jefferson County Public Library Active Minds programs, so you only need to register once if you save the link for future programs.
Info: Call the library at 303-235-5275 for help or information

Monday, June 24, 2024, 3:00-4:00 pm (in-person)
The National Parks
The world's first national park, Yellowstone, was created by an act of Congress in 1872. Today, the national park system includes over 400 units (63 national parks), over 84 million acres of land, and hosts over 300 million visitors per year. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of the development of our national parks system and highlight some of the more notable parks and their stories. This event is sponsored by Brookdale Meridian Boulder.
Location: East Age Well Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: City of Boulder Older Adult Services: 303-413-7290

Thursday, July 4, 2024, 2:00-3:00 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:
The Pearl at Boulder Creek, 2525 Taft Dr, Boulder, CO 80302... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 720-565-6844
Other: Refreshments will be served.

Monday, July 8, 2024, 2:00-3:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Origins of World War I
It’s been well over a century since the start of World War I. Join Active Minds for a look at the origins and causes of “the Great War.”  Our focus will be on understanding how the stage was set for war by a variety of forces, including military alliances, imperialism, nationalism, and failed diplomacy. We will trace the seeds of conflict and examine how they played out, ultimately erupting into a war that involved most of the world and changed the face of history. This event is sponsored by Tattered Cover Bookstore.
Host: Jefferson County Public Library
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Click here to register. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link via e-mail 30 minutes before the program. This link will work for this and all future Jefferson County Public Library Active Minds programs, so you only need to register once if you save the link for future programs.
Info: Call the library at 303-235-5275 for help or information

Wednesday, July 10, 2024, 1:00-2:00 pm Mountain Time (in-person)
Paris: Biography of a City
As the city prepares to host the Summer Olympics in 2024, Paris will once again be in the spotlight. Join Active Minds as we will trace the city's history from its Celtic origins through to it becoming a cultural and political hub of France. In the process, we'll visit with some of the city's most colorful characters and notable places, including the Eiffel Tower, which was despised by Parisians in its day but has come to symbolize one of the world’s great cities. This event is sponsored by The Pearl 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

Saturday, July 13, 2024, 10:00-11:00 am Mountain Time (webinar)
Picasso
Born in Spain in 1881, Pablo Picasso would live a life that would redefine the structure and concept of visual art.  Over the course of his 91 years, his works as a painter and sculptor would be associated with various movements in 20th Century modern art, most notably Cubism.  Join Active Minds as we explore the life and revolutionary works of Picasso. This event is sponsored by 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.

Monday, July 15, 2024, 2:00-3:00 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 Tattered Cover Bookstore.
Host: Jefferson County Public Library
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Click here to register. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link via e-mail 30 minutes before the program. This link will work for this and all future Jefferson County Public Library Active Minds programs, so you only need to register once if you save the link for future programs.
Info: Call the library at 303-235-5275 for help or information

Monday, July 22, 2024, 3:00-4:00 pm (in-person)
The Olympic Games
As the 2024 Paris Olympics approach, join Active Minds as we explore the rich history of the Olympic Games and how they have been involved in a variety of international political issues over the years. Born of diplomatic and political design, the Olympics have always played an important role in international politics. The games provide a stage for both international cooperation and peaceful competition, as well as international conflict and confrontation. This event is sponsored by Brookdale Meridian Boulder.
Location: East Age Well Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: City of Boulder Older Adult Services: 303-413-7290

Monday, July 29, 2024, 2:00-3:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Paris: Biography of a City
As the city prepares to host the Summer Olympics in 2024, Paris will once again be in the spotlight. Join Active Minds as we will trace the city's history from its Celtic origins through to it becoming a cultural and political hub of France. In the process, we'll visit with some of the city's most colorful characters and notable places, including the Eiffel Tower, which was despised by Parisians in its day but has come to symbolize one of the world’s great cities. This event is sponsored by Tattered Cover Bookstore.
Host: Jefferson County Public Library
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Click here to register. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link via e-mail 30 minutes before the program. This link will work for this and all future Jefferson County Public Library Active Minds programs, so you only need to register once if you save the link for future programs.
Info: Call the library at 303-235-5275 for help or information

* * * Special Event * * *
Friday, August 2, 2024, 1:00-3:00 pm (1:00 reception, 1:30-2:30 program) (in-person)
Political Parties
Throughout the world, democracies govern nations through political parties that compete to represent the wishes of voters. Many countries go through elaborate coalition building efforts to create alliances that are strong enough to govern. The United States, however, has a
long-standing history of a two-party system. Join Active Minds as we explore the reasons why political parties arose in the U.S., the issues that lead to the development of new political parties and why the two-party system appears so entrenched in American politics.
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.

Monday, August 5, 2024, 2:00-3:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Hawaii
First settled by Polynesian sailors 1000 years ago, the Hawaiian Islands developed a unique culture that flourished in relative isolation for centuries. British explorer James Cook’s landing in 1778 put the Islands on a path to colonization and eventual incorporation in to the Unites States when Hawaii became the 50th state in 1959. Hawaii has most recently been in the news with erupting volcanoes and devastating wildfires. Join Active Minds as we explore the history and culture of the United States’ Pacific paradise. This event is sponsored by Tattered Cover Bookstore.
Host: Jefferson County Public Library
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Click here to register. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link via e-mail 30 minutes before the program. This link will work for this and all future Jefferson County Public Library Active Minds programs, so you only need to register once if you save the link for future programs.
Info: Call the library at 303-235-5275 for help or information

Saturday, August 10, 2024, 10:00-11:00 am Mountain Time (webinar)
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 the US withdrawal from and reentry to the Paris climate accord. This event is sponsored by 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.

Monday, August 12, 2024, 1:30-2:30 pm (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.
Location: Broomfield Public Library, 3 Community Park Rd, Broomfield, CO 80020... map
Cost: Free

Monday, August 12, 2024, 2:00-3:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
French Cuisine     
Over 2000 years ago, the Roman Empire expanded north to incorporate the agriculturally abundant region of the Celtic Gauls. Thus began the rich culinary history of the land that would come to be known as France. Join Active Minds as we embark on a four-course exploration of the long and flavorful history of the people who gave us the word “restaurant”. This event is sponsored by Tattered Cover Bookstore.
Host: Jefferson County Public Library
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Click here to register. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link via e-mail 30 minutes before the program. This link will work for this and all future Jefferson County Public Library Active Minds programs, so you only need to register once if you save the link for future programs.
Info: Call the library at 303-235-5275 for help or information

Wednesday, August 14, 2024, 1:00-2:00 pm Mountain Time (in-person)
Lebanon
Join Active Minds as we trace the history of the nation of Lebanon. We will provide the background necessary to understand the rise of Hezbollah, Lebanon’s Shiite militia, and Lebanon’s role in the current Arab-Israeli conflict, including the complex relationship with its neighbor Syria. Come learn how this important country fits into the puzzle that is the Middle East. This event is sponsored by The Pearl 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, August 19, 2024, 3:00-4:00 pm (in-person)
India
In the aftermath of the 2024 general elections in India, “the world’s largest democracy” finds itself at an inflection point. 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. Join Active Minds as we explore the current situation in India as well as the political and historical backdrop against which it is set. This event is sponsored by Brookdale Meridian Boulder.
Location: East Age Well Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: City of Boulder Older Adult Services: 303-413-7290

Monday, August 26, 2024, 2:00-3:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Women’s Suffrage in the U.S.
It took activists and reformers many decades to win the right to vote for women in the United States and on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was finally ratified. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of women’s right to vote in the United States 100+ years later. We will highlight the role of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and others as well as discuss current issues around gender equality in our political process and leadership. This event is sponsored by Tattered Cover Bookstore.
Host: Jefferson County Public Library
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Click here to register. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link via e-mail 30 minutes before the program. This link will work for this and all future Jefferson County Public Library Active Minds programs, so you only need to register once if you save the link for future programs.
Info: Call the library at 303-235-5275 for help or information

Monday, September 9, 2024, 1:30-2:30 pm (in-person)
Hawaii
First settled by Polynesian sailors 1000 years ago, the Hawaiian Islands developed a unique culture that flourished in relative isolation for centuries. British explorer James Cook’s landing in 1778 put the Islands on a path to colonization and eventual incorporation in to the Unites States when Hawaii became the 50th state in 1959. Hawaii has most recently been in the news with erupting volcanoes and devastating wildfires. Join Active Minds as we explore the history and culture of the United States’ Pacific paradise.
Location: Broomfield Public Library, 3 Community Park Rd, Broomfield, CO 80020... map
Cost: Free

Tuesday, September 10, 2024, 2:00-3:00 pm (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.
Location: Northglenn Senior Center, 1 East Memorial Parkway, CO 80233... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-450-8801

Monday, October 14, 2024, 1:30-2:30 pm (in-person)
Colorado Ballot 2024
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: Broomfield Public Library, 3 Community Park Rd, Broomfield, CO 80020... map
Cost: Free

Tuesday, October 15, 2024, 6:00-7:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Colorado Ballot 2024
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.
Host: Arapahoe Library District
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, December 9, 2024, 1:30-2:30 pm (in-person)
North Korea
Tensions between North Korea, the United States, and much of the East Asian region are longstanding with no clear path for resolution. Join Active Minds for a discussion of recent developments as well as a review of North Korean history. We will cover the dynastic leadership of the Kim family as well as the country’s ongoing development of nuclear weapons. North Korea’s place in the world relative to global issues such as international trade and human rights issues will also be addressed as well as what the future may hold as this situation continues to unfold.
Location: Broomfield Public Library, 3 Community Park Rd, Broomfield, CO 80020... map
Cost: Free

If you would like to be added to our mailing list for Active Minds™ classes that are open to the public, please click here.

Sponsored Links

BrookdaleBrookdale Meridian Boulder
Brookdale Meridian Boulder is an exceptional northern Colorado independent living community that offers a carefree retirement lifestyle for residents from Boulder and nearby areas.
www.brookdale.com

Cultivate
Cultivate
Cultivate helps seniors flourish by connecting them with their surrounding communities, both as recipients and as contributors.
Tel: 303-443-1933
www.cultivate.ngo
 

HistoryColorado History Colorado Events & Programs
The History Colorado Center offers a wide variety of educational programs for adults of all ages. Click here to view events and programs.
Registration: Call 303-866-2394 and mention Active Minds to get special discount pricing.
www.historycolorado.org
 

Please tell our sponsors you heard about them from Active Minds.

Click here to visit us on Facebook