Greater Denver Metro Area Events

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Events requiring advanced registration/planning:

Active Minds Partner Events (details in right hand column)
Family Fun Opening Event at Urgent Care - July 22 (Parker)
Weight Loss Surgery Seminar - August 10 (Thornton)
Breast Cancer Support Group - August 15 (and every 3rd Tues of month in Lone Tree)
Stroke Survivors Support Group - August 16 (and every 3rd Wed of month in Lone Tree)
Heart Health Seminar - August 16 (Thornton)
Knee Pain Seminar - September 6 (Thornton)
Acid Reflux Seminar - September 14 (Lone Tree)
CardioPulmonary Support Group - September 19 (Lone Tree)
Diet, Cancer & Inflammation Workshop - October 2 (Lone Tree)
Hip Pain Seminar - November 29 (Thornton)
Shoulder Pain Seminar - December 6 (Thornton)
Blood Drive - December 20 (Thornton)

* * * Poetry Seminar Series * * *
2nd Tuesday of the month, September 2017 - June 2018, 10:00-11:00 am
Poetry Explorations
Join Active Minds Co-Founder John Henderson for a journey into the fascinating world of poetry.  We will experience the unfolding of multiple meanings of poems and learn about the poets who wrote them.  We will use history, poem structure and symbolism as additional tools as we dive into the wonderful world of verse.  Poetophiles and novices welcome!
Location: Parkplace, 111 Emerson St, Denver, CO 80218... map
Series Cost: $180 for Active Minds members or Parkplace residents, $200 for non-members/non-residents. Cost includes materials. For membership information, click here.
Registration: Limited to first 25 participants who sign up. Mail check to Active Minds, 990 Krameria St, Denver, CO 80220. Tel: 303-320-7652.

Upcoming Events:

Monday, July 24, 2017, 2:30-3:30 pm
Brexit: What Does the Future Hold for the UK and the European Union?
On June 23, 2016 British voters elected to exit the European Union, sending global stock markets sharply down and provoking global reactions running the gamut from horror to congratulations.  Join Active Minds as we place this pivotal event in its historic context and explore where this high stakes path may lead, not only for the UK, but also the EU and the rest of the world.
Location: Springbrooke, 6800 Leetsdale Dr, Denver, CO 80224... map
Cost: Free
RSVP Required (Limited Seating): Springbrooke: 303-331-9963
Important Special Note: This location always fills up. Attendees need to RSVP well in advance and it is unlikely there will be spots for folks that do not RSVP. No groups please.

* * * Special Event * * *
Monday, July 24, 2017, 6:00-8:00 pm (6:00 reception, 6:30 program)
Turbulent Waters: Conflict in the South China Sea
The South China Sea is an incredibly strategic body of water located between China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.  At stake is one of the busiest trade routes in the world as well as oil and fishing rights.  Recently China has been pressing its claim to long disputed parts of the South China Sea, raising concerns as to what may happen as tensions rise.  Join Active Minds for a closer look at this delicate situation.
Location: Cherry Creek Retirement Village, 14555 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-693-0200

* * * Bus Tour * * *
Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 11:15 am - 5:00 pm
Bus Tour: Bound for Boulder!
Boulder is a dynamic city known across the nation for many things, including its great university, terrific views, and a culture that has earned it the nickname the “People’s Republic of Boulder.”  Join Active Minds as we dive into the history and charm of Boulder.  We will visit Mork’s house from the famed late 70’s sitcom that gave Robin Williams his big break as well as other notable sites that you may not have even known were there. Bring money for lunch on Pearl Street mall.
Location: Thornton Senior Center, 9471 Dorothy Blvd, Thornton, CO 80229... map.
Cost: $46.50 ($44 if Thornton resident).
RSVP: 303-255-7850. Limited seating. Tour may fill up. Must register by 7/17.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 1:30-2:30 pm
Buddhism
Buddhism is the fourth largest religion in the world with some 500 million adherents. Join Active Minds for an examination of its origins, teachings, beliefs and practices. We will discuss the life and teachings of Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) and discuss the various types of Buddhism, including Zen Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, and others.
Location: The Inn at Greenwood Village, 5565 S Yosemite St, Greenwood Village, CO 80111... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-327-7340 (Limited seating. Call for availability.)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 5:00-6:00 pm
Nuclear Energy
Nuclear power has a checkered history that includes the Chernobyl disaster, Three Mile Island, and the more recent incident after the earthquake in Japan.  Advocates, however, point to advantages such as zero carbon emissions and cite the example of France, which produces over 75% of its electricity from nuclear power and is the world’s largest exporter of electricity due to its very low cost of generation.  Join Active Minds, over 30 years after Chernobyl and six years after the Japanese nuclear accidents, as we evaluate the pros and cons of this controversial source of power.
Location: Tattered Cover, 2526 E Colfax, Denver, CO 80206... map
Cost: Free
Info: 303-322-7727

* * * Special Event * * *
Thursday, July 27, 2017, 9:30-11:30 am (9:30 reception, 10:00 program)
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: Rosemark Senior Living, 833 Jersey, Denver, CO 80220... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-770-7673

Thursday, July 27, 2017, 1:00-2:00 pm
Spain
From its heights as the dominant country in the world in the 16th century, Spain is now one of the European countries struggling with debt. Join Active Minds as we explore the roots and legacy of the Spanish Empire and how this important country fits into the regional and global puzzle today.
Location: Castle Rock Senior Center, 2323 Woodlands Blvd, Castle Rock, CO 80104... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-688-9498

Thursday, July 27, 2017, 6:45-7:45 pm
Turbulent Waters: Conflict in the South China Sea
The South China Sea is an incredibly strategic body of water located between China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.  At stake is one of the busiest trade routes in the world as well as oil and fishing rights.  Recently China has been pressing its claim to long disputed parts of the South China Sea, raising concerns as to what may happen as tensions rise.  Join Active Minds for a closer look at this delicate situation. This program is brought to you by the Stapleton Master Community Association.
Location: Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St, Denver, CO 80238... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Friday, July 28, 2017, 10:00-11:00 am
Native Americans of Colorado
Join Active Minds as we tell the stories of the original inhabitants of Colorado.  From Mesa Verde to the high plains, we will trace the civilizations of the Ute, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Pueblo and other tribes as we seek to understand Colorado's Native American history and legacy.  This event is sponsored by Porter Adventist Hospital and Autumn Heights Health Care Center.
Location: Malley Senior Center, 3380 S Lincoln St, Englewood, CO 80113... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-762-2660
Misc: If parking in the lot, get pass from inside center

Friday, July 28, 2017, 2:00-3:00 pm
Spain
From its heights as the dominant country in the world in the 16th century, Spain is now one of the European countries struggling with debt. Join Active Minds as we explore the roots and legacy of the Spanish Empire and how this important country fits into the regional and global puzzle today.
Location: Virginia Village Library, 1500 S Dahlia St, Denver, CO 80222... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Saturday, July 29, 2017, 2:00-3:00 pm
Cuba: Past, Present & Future
With former President Obama’s announcement signaling a historic shift in U.S. policy toward Cuba, join Active Minds for a past, present and future look at our communist neighbor to the south. We will cover Castro’s revolution, the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Guantánamo Bay and current implications of the change in U.S. policy.
Location: Athmar Park Library, 1055 S Tejon St, Denver, CO 80223... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 10:00-11:00 am
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 program is sponsored by Rosemark Senior Living and Home Care Resources.
Location: Jewish Community Center, 350 S Dahlia St, Denver, CO 80246... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required; for info, call Lil Shaw: 303-316-6359

Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 6:00-7:00 pm
Buddhism
Buddhism is the fourth largest religion in the world with some 500 million adherents. Join Active Minds for an examination of its origins, teachings, beliefs and practices. We will discuss the life and teachings of Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) and discuss the various types of Buddhism, including Zen Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, and others.
Location: Cherry Creek Library, 305 Milwaukee St, Denver, CO 80206... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Thursday, August 3, 2017, 2:30-3:30 pm
Princess Diana
Twenty years after the death of Princess Diana, join Active Minds as we review her life and legacy. We will cover her rise to royalty, including her troubled marriage to Prince Charles. We will look at the two issues she championed: AIDS and landmines. We will conclude with a look at her tragic death and the lasting impact she has had on the world.
Location: Atria of Applewood, 2800 Youngfield St, Lakewood, CO 80215... map
Cost: Free
RSVP Required (Limited Seating): 303-233-4343

Saturday, August 5, 2017, 1:00-2:00 pm
Putin's Russia
Having influenced the country far beyond the term of his first official Presidency and now having returned to the role and consolidated his power, Vladimir Putin’s leadership of Russia suggests a return to an authoritarianism that, for some, feels similar to the days of Soviet control and the Czars of old.  Join Active Minds as we examine the story of Russia under the influence of Vladimir Putin.
Location: Central Library, 10 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

* * * Special Event * * *
Monday, August 7, 2017, 1:00-3:00 pm (1:00 reception, 1:30 program)
South Korea
The Korean peninsula is a challenging part of the world. While North Korea gets a lot of attention for their nuclear ambitions and anti-western rhetoric, their neighbor to the south is making headlines of their own. The recent election of Moon Jae-in as President of South Korea is likely to bring some significant shifts in regional policy and create ripples throughout the world. Join Active Minds as we explore the country of South Korea, past, present, and future.
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.

Monday, August 7, 2017, 6:30-7:30 pm
Wildfires
For those who live in areas subject to fire, few things can be more frightening.  Join Active Minds as we as we address the issue of wildfires from a variety of perspectives.  We will take a look at how fires are fought once they are burning and the role of forest policy, weather, and newer challenges such as huge swaths of dead trees in many areas due to the pine beetle infestation.  We’ll also look at the role of fire in nature and how areas have recovered from devastating burns.
Location: Roxborough Library, 8357 N Rampart Range Rd, #200, Littleton, CO 80125... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-791-7323 or www.dcl.org

Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 12:30-1:30 pm
Brexit: What Does the Future Hold for the UK and the European Union?
On June 23, 2016 British voters elected to exit the European Union, sending global stock markets sharply down and provoking global reactions running the gamut from horror to congratulations.  Join Active Minds as we place this pivotal event in its historic context and explore where this high stakes path may lead, not only for the UK, but also the EU and the rest of the world. This event is sponsored by Vi Living and Gardens at Columbine.
Location: Tattered Cover, Aspen Grove Shopping Center, 7301 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 80120... map
Cost: Free
Info: 303-470-7050

Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 2:00-3:00 pm
History of the Atomic Bomb
August 6th and 9th mark 70 years since the atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ushering in the nuclear age.  Join Active Minds for a look at the origins and history of atomic weapons.  We will discuss the achievements of the Manhattan Project and the subsequent nuclear arms race during the Cold War.  We will end with a discussion of current nuclear proliferation concerns. This event is sponsored by Cherry Creek Retirement Village, 1st Reverse Mortgage USA, Garden Plaza of Aurora, and Porter Adventist Hospital.
Location: Heather Gardens (Auditorium), 2888 S Heather Gardens Way, Aurora, CO 80014... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-751-1811

Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 3:00-4:00 pm
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: RiverPointe, 5225 S Prince St, Littleton, CO 80123... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: RiverPointe: 303-797-0600

Thursday, August 10, 2017, 6:45-7:45 pm
Princess Diana
Twenty years after the death of Princess Diana, join Active Minds as we review her life and legacy. We will cover her rise to royalty, including her troubled marriage to Prince Charles. We will look at the two issues she championed: AIDS and landmines. We will conclude with a look at her tragic death and the lasting impact she has had on the world. This program is brought to you by the Stapleton Master Community Association.
Location: Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St, Denver, CO 80238... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Monday, August 14, 2017, 7:00-8:00 pm
Wildfires
For those who live in areas subject to fire, few things can be more frightening.  Join Active Minds as we as we address the issue of wildfires from a variety of perspectives.  We will take a look at how fires are fought once they are burning and the role of forest policy, weather, and newer challenges such as huge swaths of dead trees in many areas due to the pine beetle infestation.  We’ll also look at the role of fire in nature and how areas have recovered from devastating burns.
Location: Koelbel Library, 5955 S Holly St, Centennial, CO 80121... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-542-7279

Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 1:30-2:30 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 program is sponsored by Alexander Properties.
Location: Washington Street Community Center, 809 S Washington St, Denver, CO 80209... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required; for info, call 303-733-4643 x100

* * * Special Event * * *
Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 1:45-3:30 pm (program at 2:00)
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: Covenant Village of Colorado, 9153 Yarrow St, Westminster, CO 80021... map. CRC does not discriminate pursuant to the Fair Housing Act.
Cost: Free
Misc: Doors open at 1:45; please arrive and be seated by 2:00 for the start of the program.

Thursday, August 17, 2017, 2:00-3:00 pm
The Nuremberg Trials
Over 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 Springbrooke, Porter Adventist Hospital, Paradyme Mortgage, and Friends For Life.
Location: Windsor Gardens, 597 S Clinton St, Denver, CO 80247... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Thursday, August 17, 2017, 2:30-3:30 pm
South Korea
The Korean peninsula is a challenging part of the world. While North Korea gets a lot of attention for their nuclear ambitions and anti-western rhetoric, their neighbor to the south is making headlines of their own. The recent election of Moon Jae-in as President of South Korea is likely to bring some significant shifts in regional policy and create ripples throughout the world. Join Active Minds as we explore the country of South Korea, past, present, and future.
Location: Atria Inn at Lakewood, 555 S Pierce St, Lakewood, CO 80226... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-742-4800

Thursday, August 17, 2017, 3:00-4:00 pm
Turbulent Waters: Conflict in the South China Sea
The South China Sea is an incredibly strategic body of water located between China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.  At stake is one of the busiest trade routes in the world as well as oil and fishing rights.  Recently China has been pressing its claim to long disputed parts of the South China Sea, raising concerns as to what may happen as tensions rise.  Join Active Minds for a closer look at this delicate situation.
Location: Ross-University Hills Library, 4310 E Amherst Ave, Denver, CO 80222... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Monday, August 21, 2017, 1:00-2:00 pm
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: Keystone Place at Legacy Ridge, 11180 Irving Dr, Westminster, CO 80031... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Keystone Place: 303-465-5600

* * * Special Event * * *
Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 1:30-3:30 pm (program at 2:00)
Somalia
Somalia's history is a story of Colonialism yielding to authoritarianism dissolving into anarchy.  Chaos has reigned since the early 1990's with rampant wars between rival clans, with no functional government in charge.  Severe famine prompted the United Nations and the U.S. to intervene in the 1990's with decidedly mixed results.  Lately, the Islamist extremist group Shabab has added another challenge to the mix.  Join Active Minds as we examine Somalia's troubled path and where it may be leading.
Location: Garden Plaza of Aurora, 14221 E Evans Ave, Aurora, CO 80014... map.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-750-0820

Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 5:00-6:00 pm
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.
Location: Tattered Cover, 2526 E Colfax, Denver, CO 80206... map
Cost: Free
Info: 303-322-7727

Thursday, August 24, 2017, 1:00-2:00 pm
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: Castle Rock Senior Center, 2323 Woodlands Blvd, Castle Rock, CO 80104... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-688-9498

Thursday, August 24, 2017, 6:45-7:45 pm
Spain
From its heights as the dominant country in the world in the 16th century, Spain is now one of the European countries struggling with debt. Join Active Minds as we explore the roots and legacy of the Spanish Empire and how this important country fits into the regional and global puzzle today. This program is brought to you by the Stapleton Master Community Association.
Location: Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St, Denver, CO 80238... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Friday, August 25, 2017, 10:00-11:00 am
Turbulent Waters: Conflict in the South China Sea
The South China Sea is an incredibly strategic body of water located between China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.  At stake is one of the busiest trade routes in the world as well as oil and fishing rights.  Recently China has been pressing its claim to long disputed parts of the South China Sea, raising concerns as to what may happen as tensions rise.  Join Active Minds for a closer look at this delicate situation. This event is sponsored by Porter Adventist Hospital.
Location: Malley Senior Center, 3380 S Lincoln St, Englewood, CO 80113... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-762-2660
Misc: If parking in the lot, get pass from inside center

Monday, August 28, 2017, 2:30-3:30 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.
Location: Springbrooke, 6800 Leetsdale Dr, Denver, CO 80224... map
Cost: Free
RSVP Required (Limited Seating): Springbrooke: 303-331-9963
Important Special Note: This location always fills up. Attendees need to RSVP well in advance and it is unlikely there will be spots for folks that do not RSVP. No groups please.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 10:00-11:00 am
Buddhism
Buddhism is the fourth largest religion in the world with some 500 million adherents. Join Active Minds for an examination of its origins, teachings, beliefs and practices. We will discuss the life and teachings of Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) and discuss the various types of Buddhism, including Zen Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, and others. This program is sponsored by Rosemark Senior Living, Home Care Resources, and JFS Senior Solutions.
Location: Jewish Community Center, 350 S Dahlia St, Denver, CO 80246... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required; for info, call Lil Shaw: 303-316-6359

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 1:00-2:00 pm
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: Thornton Senior Center, 9471 Dorothy Blvd, Thornton, CO 80229... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-255-7850

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 2:30-3:30 pm
Origins of the Blues
Join Active Minds as we look at the early days of the blues, from its roots in African American oral tradition to its rise as a mainstream American musical style.  We’ll explore the role of classic blues and prominent blues musicians in the early 20th century, examine the musical characteristics that make it different, and discuss how the blues has influenced other popular music genres.
Location: Atria of Applewood, 2800 Youngfield St, Lakewood, CO 80215... map
Cost: Free
RSVP Required (Limited Seating): 303-233-4343

Saturday, September 9, 2017, 1:00-2:00 pm
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: Central Library, 10 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

* * * Poetry Seminar Series * * *
2nd Tuesday of the month, September 2017 - June 2018, 10:00-11:00 am
Poetry Explorations
Join Active Minds Co-Founder John Henderson for a journey into the fascinating world of poetry.  We will experience the unfolding of multiple meanings of poems and learn about the poets who wrote them.  We will use history, poem structure and symbolism as additional tools as we dive into the wonderful world of verse.  Poetophiles and novices welcome!
Location: Parkplace, 111 Emerson St, Denver, CO 80218... map
Series Cost: $180 for Active Minds members or Parkplace residents, $200 for non-members/non-residents. Cost includes materials. For membership information, click here.
Registration: Limited to first 25 participants who sign up. Mail check to Active Minds, 990 Krameria St, Denver, CO 80220. Tel: 303-320-7652.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 12:30-1:30 pm
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: Tattered Cover, 2526 E Colfax, Denver, CO 80206... map
Cost: Free
Info: 303-322-7727

* * * Special Event * * *
Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 2:00-4:00 pm (program at 2:30)
Turbulent Waters: Conflict in the South China Sea
The South China Sea is an incredibly strategic body of water located between China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.  At stake is one of the busiest trade routes in the world as well as oil and fishing rights.  Recently China has been pressing its claim to long disputed parts of the South China Sea, raising concerns as to what may happen as tensions rise.  Join Active Minds for a closer look at this delicate situation.
Location: Iora Primary Care, 8246 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80123... map.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-552-2282

Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 2:00-3:00 pm
Native Americans of Colorado
Join Active Minds as we tell the stories of the original inhabitants of Colorado.  From Mesa Verde to the high plains, we will trace the civilizations of the Ute, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Pueblo and other tribes as we seek to understand Colorado's Native American history and legacy. This event is sponsored by Cherry Creek Retirement Village, 1st Reverse Mortgage USA, Garden Plaza of Aurora, and Porter Adventist Hospital.
Location: Heather Gardens (Auditorium), 2888 S Heather Gardens Way, Aurora, CO 80014... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-751-1811

Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 3:00-4:00 pm
Putin's Russia
Under the leadership of Vladimir Putin, Russia has been accused of illegally invading Ukraine and hacking the U.S. to influence the 2016 presidential election. Having stretched his influence far beyond the term of his first official Presidency and now having returned to the role and consolidated his power, Vladimir Putin’s leadership of Russia suggests a return to an authoritarianism that, for some, feels similar to the days of Soviet control and the Czars of old.  Join Active Minds as we examine the story of Russia under the influence of Vladimir Putin.
Location: RiverPointe, 5225 S Prince St, Littleton, CO 80123... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: RiverPointe: 303-797-0600

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 6:45-7:45 pm
Somalia
Somalia's history is a story of Colonialism yielding to authoritarianism dissolving into anarchy.  Chaos has reigned since the early 1990's with rampant wars between rival clans, with no functional government in charge.  Severe famine prompted the United Nations and the U.S. to intervene in the 1990's with decidedly mixed results.  Lately, the Islamist extremist group Shabab has added another challenge to the mix.  Join Active Minds as we examine Somalia's troubled path and where it may be leading.  This program is brought to you by the Stapleton Master Community Association.
Location: Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St, Denver, CO 80238... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Monday, September 18, 2017, 1:00-2:00 pm
Native Americans of Colorado
Join Active Minds as we tell the stories of the original inhabitants of Colorado.  From Mesa Verde to the high plains, we will trace the civilizations of the Ute, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Pueblo and other tribes as we seek to understand Colorado's Native American history and legacy. 
Location: Keystone Place at Legacy Ridge, 11180 Irving Dr, Westminster, CO 80031... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Keystone Place: 303-465-5600

* * * Special Event * * *
Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 1:00-3:00 pm (program at 1:30)
Brexit: What Does the Future Hold for the UK and the European Union?
On June 23, 2016 British voters elected to exit the European Union, sending global stock markets sharply down and provoking global reactions running the gamut from horror to congratulations.  Join Active Minds as we place this pivotal event in its historic context and explore where this high stakes path may lead, not only for the UK, but also the EU and the rest of the world.
Location: Kipling Meadows, 7175 Kipling St, Arvada, CO 80002... map.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-412-5480

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 1:30-2:30 pm
Turbulent Waters: Conflict in the South China Sea
The South China Sea is an incredibly strategic body of water located between China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.  At stake is one of the busiest trade routes in the world as well as oil and fishing rights.  Recently China has been pressing its claim to long disputed parts of the South China Sea, raising concerns as to what may happen as tensions rise.  Join Active Minds for a closer look at this delicate situation. This program is sponsored by Alexander Properties.
Location: Washington Street Community Center, 809 S Washington St, Denver, CO 80209... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required; for info, call 303-733-4643 x100

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 1:45-3:30 pm (program at 2:00)
Spain
From its heights as the dominant country in the world in the 16th century, Spain is now one of the European countries struggling with debt. Join Active Minds as we explore the roots and legacy of the Spanish Empire and how this important country fits into the regional and global puzzle today.
Location: Covenant Village of Colorado, 9153 Yarrow St, Westminster, CO 80021... map. CRC does not discriminate pursuant to the Fair Housing Act.
Cost: Free
Misc: Doors open at 1:45; please arrive and be seated by 2:00 for the start of the program.

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 2:00-3:00 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. This event is sponsored by Springbrooke, Porter Adventist Hospital, Paradyme Mortgage, and Friends For Life.
Location: Windsor Gardens, 597 S Clinton St, Denver, CO 80247... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 2:30-3:30 pm
The Nobel Prize
Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, established the Nobel Prize in his will in 1895.   For over a century the prize has stood for extraordinary accomplishment in a variety of fields throughout the world.  Join Active Minds as we trace the history of the Nobel Prize, highlighting notable laureates, notable omissions, and a controversy here and there.  We will also take a look at recent and possible future winners and the political impact the prize can have in the world.
Location: Atria Inn at Lakewood, 555 S Pierce St, Lakewood, CO 80226... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-742-4800

Thursday, September 21, 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.
Location: Ross-University Hills Library, 4310 E Amherst Ave, Denver, CO 80222... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Friday, September 22, 2017, 10:00-11:00 am
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 Porter Adventist Hospital.
Location: Malley Senior Center, 3380 S Lincoln St, Englewood, CO 80113... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-762-2660
Misc: If parking in the lot, get pass from inside center

Friday, September 22, 2017, 2:00-3:00 pm
Buddhism
Buddhism is the fourth largest religion in the world with some 500 million adherents. Join Active Minds for an examination of its origins, teachings, beliefs and practices. We will discuss the life and teachings of Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) and discuss the various types of Buddhism, including Zen Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, and others.
Location: Virginia Village Library, 1500 S Dahlia St, Denver, CO 80222... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 2:00-3:00 pm
The Mayans
Join Active Minds for an overview of Mayan history, culture, art, and science.  This program will provide attendees with a solid understanding of Mayan civilization. Attendees will leave with a greater appreciation for one of the great civilizations in the history of the world.
Location: Athmar Park Library, 1055 S Tejon St, Denver, CO 80223... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

* * * Special Dial in Phone Program * * *
Monday, September 25, 2017, 1:00-2:00 pm

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.
Location/Instructions: This is a virtual phone in class. Call 303-502-5189 to participate. Callers will be muted as they join. Press ** to unmute to ask a question. Limited to first 100 callers.
Cost: Free
Info: Jefferson County Public Library: 303-235-5275

Monday, September 25, 2017, 2:30-3:30 pm
Mountains Music
Can music re-create the power and majesty of mountains? Gustav Mahler was sure of it. During a summertime stroll, the Austrian composer discouraged his friend Bruno Walter from gawking at nearby peaks. “You don't need to look,” Mahler said, gesturing to the Alps. “I've already composed all this.” Indeed, his Third Symphony captures the grandeur of those rocky cliffs. Mountains have inspired numerous composers, as we'll discover in this Active Minds program, featuring works by Strauss, Hovhaness, Grieg, Mussorgsky – as well as songs by John Denver, Rodgers and Hammerstein and others.
Location: Springbrooke, 6800 Leetsdale Dr, Denver, CO 80224... map
Cost: Free
RSVP Required (Limited Seating): Springbrooke: 303-331-9963
Important Special Note: This location always fills up. Attendees need to RSVP well in advance and it is unlikely there will be spots for folks that do not RSVP. No groups please.

Monday, September 25, 2017, 6:30-7:30 pm
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.
Location: Roxborough Library, 8357 N Rampart Range Rd, #200, Littleton, CO 80125... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-791-7323 or www.dcl.org

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 1:30-2:30 pm
South Korea
The Korean peninsula is a challenging part of the world. While North Korea gets a lot of attention for their nuclear ambitions and anti-western rhetoric, their neighbor to the south is making headlines of their own. The recent election of Moon Jae-in as President of South Korea is likely to bring some significant shifts in regional policy and create ripples throughout the world. Join Active Minds as we explore the country of South Korea, past, present, and future.
Location: The Inn at Greenwood Village, 5565 S Yosemite St, Greenwood Village, CO 80111... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-327-7340 (Limited seating. Call for availability.)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 5:00-6:00 pm
Somalia
Somalia's history is a story of Colonialism yielding to authoritarianism dissolving into anarchy.  Chaos has reigned since the early 1990's with rampant wars between rival clans, with no functional government in charge.  Severe famine prompted the United Nations and the U.S. to intervene in the 1990's with decidedly mixed results.  Lately, the Islamist extremist group Shabab has added another challenge to the mix.  Join Active Minds as we examine Somalia's troubled path and where it may be leading.
Location: Tattered Cover, 2526 E Colfax, Denver, CO 80206... map
Cost: Free
Info: 303-322-7727

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 1:00-2:00 pm
Vietnam
It has been over 50 years since U.S. soldiers began fighting a ground war in Vietnam.  Half a century later, Vietnam is a very different country with a rapidly growing economy and relatively friendly relations with the United States.  Join Active Minds as we take a look back at the evolution of Vietnam today.  We will cover the history as well as Vietnam's current and future role in the region.
Location: Castle Rock Senior Center, 2323 Woodlands Blvd, Castle Rock, CO 80104... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-688-9498

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 6:45-7:45 pm
Afghanistan
In October of 2001, the U.S. led a coalition invasion of Afghanistan seeking to oust the ruling Taliban and find Al Qaeda leaders, including Osama bin Laden in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. 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. This program is brought to you by the Stapleton Master Community Association.
Location: Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St, Denver, CO 80238... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Friday, September 29, 1:30-2:30 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: Platt Park Senior Center, 1500 S Grant St, Denver, CO 80210... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 720-865-0630

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Monday, October 2, 2017, 1:00-3:00 pm (1:00 reception, 1:30 program)
Argentina
Argentina can fairly be described as “up and coming”…again. Once one of the wealthiest countries in the world, Argentina suffered economic disruption and political instability after the Great Depression that lasted into the early 21st century. Recently, however, the economy is growing and they are on a path toward international integration under the leadership of President Mauricio Macri. Join Active Minds as we review Argentina’s history, culture, current status, and future prospects.
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.

* * * Special Event * * *
Monday, October 2, 2017, 2:00-4:00 pm (program at 2:30)
Afghanistan
In October of 2001, the U.S. led a coalition invasion of Afghanistan seeking to oust the ruling Taliban and find Al Qaeda leaders, including Osama bin Laden in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. 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: MorningStar Senior Living at Dayton Place, 1950 S Dayton St, Denver, CO 80247... map.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-751-5150

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 10:00-11:00 am
The Nobel Prize
Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, established the Nobel Prize in his will in 1895.   For over a century the prize has stood for extraordinary accomplishment in a variety of fields throughout the world.  Join Active Minds as we trace the history of the Nobel Prize, highlighting notable laureates, notable omissions, and a controversy here and there.  We will also take a look at recent and possible future winners and the political impact the prize can have in the world. This program is sponsored by Rosemark Senior Living, and Home Care Resources.
Location: Jewish Community Center, 350 S Dahlia St, Denver, CO 80246... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required; for info, call Lil Shaw: 303-316-6359

* * * Special Event * * *
Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 2:00-4:00 pm (program at 2:30)
Putin's Russia
Having influenced the country far beyond the term of his first official Presidency and now having returned to the role and consolidated his power, Vladimir Putin’s leadership of Russia suggests a return to an authoritarianism that, for some, feels similar to the days of Soviet control and the Czars of old.  Join Active Minds as we examine the story of Russia under the influence of Vladimir Putin.
Location: Iora Primary Care, 8246 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80123... map.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-552-2282

Thursday, October 5, 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: Thornton Senior Center, 9471 Dorothy Blvd, Thornton, CO 80229... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-255-7850

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 2:30-3:30 pm
Buddhism
Buddhism is the fourth largest religion in the world with some 500 million adherents. Join Active Minds for an examination of its origins, teachings, beliefs and practices. We will discuss the life and teachings of Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) and discuss the various types of Buddhism, including Zen Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, and others.
Location: Atria of Applewood, 2800 Youngfield St, Lakewood, CO 80215... map
Cost: Free
RSVP Required (Limited Seating): 303-233-4343

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 12:30-1:30 pm
Cuba: Past, Present & Future
With U.S. policy toward Cuba currently at a potential inflection point, join Active Minds for a past, present and future look at our communist neighbor to the south. We will cover Castro’s revolution, the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Guantánamo Bay and current implications of the change in U.S. policy. This event is sponsored by Vi Living and Gardens at Columbine.
Location: Tattered Cover, Aspen Grove Shopping Center, 7301 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 80120... map
Cost: Free
Info: 303-470-7050

* * * Special Dial in Phone Program * * *
Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 6:00-7:00 pm

The Story of Beer
Join Active Minds as we tell the story of beer.  We will discuss the origins and history of beer, how it is made, different types of beer, as well as the rise of several great American brewers and beer families.  We will end with a discussion of the current trends of microbrews and craft beers and their strong Colorado connections.  Cheers!
Location/Instructions: This is a virtual phone in class. Call 303-502-5189 to participate. Callers will be muted as they join. Press ** to unmute to ask a question. Limited to first 100 callers.
Cost: Free
Info: Jefferson County Public Library: 303-235-5275

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 2:00-3:00 pm
The Nobel Prize
Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, established the Nobel Prize in his will in 1895.   For over a century the prize has stood for extraordinary accomplishment in a variety of fields throughout the world.  Join Active Minds as we trace the history of the Nobel Prize, highlighting notable laureates, notable omissions, and a controversy here and there.  We will also take a look at recent and possible future winners and the political impact the prize can have in the world. This event is sponsored by Cherry Creek Retirement Village, 1st Reverse Mortgage USA, Garden Plaza of Aurora, and Porter Adventist Hospital.
Location: Heather Gardens (Auditorium), 2888 S Heather Gardens Way, Aurora, CO 80014... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-751-1811

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 3:00-4:00 pm
Columbus
There is no question that the explorer Christopher Columbus had a huge impact in the history of the American continents. The exact nature of his legacy, however, is debated by historians. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of Columbus, his voyages, and the ways in which he changed the world.
Location: RiverPointe, 5225 S Prince St, Littleton, CO 80123... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: RiverPointe: 303-797-0600

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 1:30-2:30 pm
Winston Churchill
As one of the key architects of the Allied victory in World War II, Winston Churchill is widely regarded as one of the most important political leaders of the 20th century.  Join Active Minds as we examine Churchill’s life before becoming prime minister of England, his years in the job, and his lasting impact on his country and the world.
Location: Highland Senior Center, 2880 Osceola St, Denver, CO 80212... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 720-865-0600

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6:45-7:45 pm
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. This program is brought to you by the Stapleton Master Community Association.
Location: Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St, Denver, CO 80238... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 2:00-3:00 pm
The Story of Beer
Join Active Minds as we tell the story of beer.  We will discuss the origins and history of beer, how it is made, different types of beer, as well as the rise of several great American brewers and beer families.  We will end with a discussion of the current trends of microbrews and craft beers and their strong Colorado connections.  Cheers!
Location: Belmar Library, 555 S Allison Pkwy, Lakewood, CO 80226... map
Cost: Free
Info: 303-235-5275

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 2:00-3:00 pm
The Story of Beer
Join Active Minds as we tell the story of beer.  We will discuss the origins and history of beer, how it is made, different types of beer, as well as the rise of several great American brewers and beer families.  We will end with a discussion of the current trends of microbrews and craft beers and their strong Colorado connections.  Cheers!
Location: Wheat Ridge Library, 5475 W 32nd Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80212... map
Cost: Free
Info: 303-235-5275

Monday, October 16, 2017, 1:00-2:00 pm
Columbus
There is no question that the explorer Christopher Columbus had a huge impact in the history of the American continents. The exact nature of his legacy, however, is debated by historians. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of Columbus, his voyages, and the ways in which he changed the world.
Location: Keystone Place at Legacy Ridge, 11180 Irving Dr, Westminster, CO 80031... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Keystone Place: 303-465-5600

Monday, October 16, 2017, 6:30-7:30 pm
The Story of Beer
Join Active Minds as we tell the story of beer.  We will discuss the origins and history of beer, how it is made, different types of beer, as well as the rise of several great American brewers and beer families.  We will end with a discussion of the current trends of microbrews and craft beers and their strong Colorado connections.  Cheers!
Location: Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling St, Arvada, CO 80005... map
Cost: Free
Info: 303-235-5275

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 1:45-3:30 pm (program at 2:00)
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. 
Location: Covenant Village of Colorado, 9153 Yarrow St, Westminster, CO 80021... map. CRC does not discriminate pursuant to the Fair Housing Act.
Cost: Free
Misc: Doors open at 1:45; please arrive and be seated by 2:00 for the start of the program.

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 2:00-3:00 pm
Romantic Nationalism in Music
Nineteenth century European romanticism was inextricably tied to political and social developments of the day, and in music this was evident in the development of distinct national styles. Join Active Minds as we explore the notion of romantic nationalism, from the formation of European nation states to the discovery of the folk, and how this was expressed in the music of composers such as Schubert, Wagner, Smetana, Rimsky-Korsakov and more. This event is sponsored by Springbrooke, Porter Adventist Hospital, Paradyme Mortgage, and Friends For Life.
Location: Windsor Gardens, 597 S Clinton St, Denver, CO 80247... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 2:30-3:30 pm
Putin's Russia
Under the leadership of Vladimir Putin, Russia has been accused of illegally invading Ukraine and hacking the U.S. to influence the 2016 presidential election. Having stretched his influence far beyond the term of his first official Presidency and now having returned to the role and consolidated his power, Vladimir Putin’s leadership of Russia suggests a return to an authoritarianism that, for some, feels similar to the days of Soviet control and the Czars of old.  Join Active Minds as we examine the story of Russia under the influence of Vladimir Putin.
Location: Atria Inn at Lakewood, 555 S Pierce St, Lakewood, CO 80226... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-742-4800

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 2:00-3:00 pm
Colorado Ballot Issues 2016
The fall Colorado ballot promises to stir up strong emotions in the state.  With a variety of complex issues coming to a vote, it is important that we understand the ballot and what is at stake.  Join Active Minds for an objective review of the ballot issues and a presentation of the arguments on each side of the proposals.
Location: Lakewood Library, 10200 W 20th Ave, Lakewood, CO 80215... map
Cost: Free
Info: 303-235-5275

Monday, October 23, 2017, 2:30-3:30 pm
Venice: Biography of a City
Perhaps no other city in the world conjures such distinct images as the gondolas plying the canals of Venice.  Join us for a virtual tour of this beautiful and historic city that is visited by more than 20 million tourists each year.  We will cover the story of the city, the most notable features, and end with a look at what the future holds for this city which is both sinking and shrinking as the waters rise and the full time residents move away.
Location: Springbrooke, 6800 Leetsdale Dr, Denver, CO 80224... map
Cost: Free
RSVP Required (Limited Seating): Springbrooke: 303-331-9963
Important Special Note: This location always fills up. Attendees need to RSVP well in advance and it is unlikely there will be spots for folks that do not RSVP. No groups please.

* * * Special Event * * *
Monday, October 23, 2017, 6:00-8:00 pm (6:00 reception, 6:30 program)
Argentina
Argentina can fairly be described as “up and coming”…again. Once one of the wealthiest countries in the world, Argentina suffered economic disruption and political instability after the Great Depression that lasted into the early 21st century. Recently, however, the economy is growing and they are on a path toward international integration under the leadership of President Mauricio Macri. Join Active Minds as we review Argentina’s history, culture, current status, and future prospects.
Location: Cherry Creek Retirement Village, 14555 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-693-0200

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 1:00-3:00 pm (program at 1:30)
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: Iora Primary Care, 8175 Sheridan Blvd, Arvada, CO 80003... map.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-552-2282

Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 5:00-6:00 pm
Salem Witches
In 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts an extraordinary series of events coupled with the hysterical reaction of the community, resulted in what is referred to as the Salem Witch Hunt.  Hundreds of individuals were tried for the crime of witchcraft and many were executed as a result.  Join Active Minds as we seek to understand this astounding moment in our country's early history.
Location: Tattered Cover, 2526 E Colfax, Denver, CO 80206... map
Cost: Free
Info: 303-322-7727

Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 6:30-7:30 pm
The Story of Beer
Join Active Minds as we tell the story of beer.  We will discuss the origins and history of beer, how it is made, different types of beer, as well as the rise of several great American brewers and beer families.  We will end with a discussion of the current trends of microbrews and craft beers and their strong Colorado connections.  Cheers!
Location: Golden Library, 1019 10th St, Golden, CO 80401... map
Cost: Free
Info: 303-235-5275

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 6:30-7:30 pm
The Story of Beer
Join Active Minds as we tell the story of beer.  We will discuss the origins and history of beer, how it is made, different types of beer, as well as the rise of several great American brewers and beer families.  We will end with a discussion of the current trends of microbrews and craft beers and their strong Colorado connections.  Cheers!
Location: Arvada Library, 7525 W 57th Ave, Arvada, CO 80002... map
Cost: Free
Info: 303-235-5275

* * * Special Event * * *
Thursday, October 26, 2017, 9:30-11:30 am (9:30 reception, 10:00 program)
Putin's Russia
Under the leadership of Vladimir Putin, Russia has been accused of illegally invading Ukraine and hacking the U.S. to influence the 2016 presidential election. Having stretched his influence far beyond the term of his first official Presidency and now having returned to the role and consolidated his power, Vladimir Putin’s leadership of Russia suggests a return to an authoritarianism that, for some, feels similar to the days of Soviet control and the Czars of old.  Join Active Minds as we examine the story of Russia under the influence of Vladimir Putin.
Location: Rosemark Senior Living, 833 Jersey, Denver, CO 80220... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-770-7673

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 1:00-2:00 pm
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: Castle Rock Senior Center, 2323 Woodlands Blvd, Castle Rock, CO 80104... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-688-9498

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 6:45-7:45 pm
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. This program is brought to you by the Stapleton Master Community Association.
Location: Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St, Denver, CO 80238... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 2:00-3:00 pm
The Story of Beer
Join Active Minds as we tell the story of beer.  We will discuss the origins and history of beer, how it is made, different types of beer, as well as the rise of several great American brewers and beer families.  We will end with a discussion of the current trends of microbrews and craft beers and their strong Colorado connections.  Cheers!
Location: Columbine Library, 7706 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80123... map
Cost: Free
Info: 303-235-5275

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 12:45-1:45 pm
Football
The most popular sport in America, football is both entertainment and big business.  Join Active Minds as we trace the history of the game from Johnny Unitas to Peyton Manning, telling a few of the great stories of the game along the way.  We’ll also cover some of the sport’s current challenges and opportunities, including player concussions and the rise of fantasy football.
Location: Thornton Senior Center, 9471 Dorothy Blvd, Thornton, CO 80229... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-255-7850

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 6:30-7:30 pm
The Story of Beer
Join Active Minds as we tell the story of beer.  We will discuss the origins and history of beer, how it is made, different types of beer, as well as the rise of several great American brewers and beer families.  We will end with a discussion of the current trends of microbrews and craft beers and their strong Colorado connections.  Cheers!
Location: Evergreen Library, 5000 County Rd 73, Evergreen, CO 80439... map
Cost: Free
Info: 303-235-5275

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 10:00-11:00 am
Native Americans of Colorado
Join Active Minds as we tell the stories of the original inhabitants of Colorado.  From Mesa Verde to the high plains, we will trace the civilizations of the Ute, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Pueblo and other tribes as we seek to understand Colorado's Native American history and legacy.  This program is sponsored by Rosemark Senior Living, Home Care Resources, and JFS Senior Solutions.
Location: Jewish Community Center, 350 S Dahlia St, Denver, CO 80246... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required; for info, call Lil Shaw: 303-316-6359

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6:45-7:45 pm
Veterans Day
Veterans Day originally honored the military personnel who served in WWI.  Currently the holiday celebrates the contributions of all living U.S. veterans, of which there are over 20 million.  Join Active Minds as we explore the significance of this holiday and the issues and contributions of those who have served our country in war and peacetime. This program is brought to you by the Stapleton Master Community Association.
Location: Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St, Denver, CO 80238... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 12:30-1:30 pm
Turbulent Waters: Conflict in the South China Sea
The South China Sea is an incredibly strategic body of water located between China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.  At stake is one of the busiest trade routes in the world as well as oil and fishing rights.  Recently China has been pressing its claim to long disputed parts of the South China Sea, raising concerns as to what may happen as tensions rise.  Join Active Minds for a closer look at this delicate situation.
Location: Tattered Cover, 2526 E Colfax, Denver, CO 80206... map
Cost: Free
Info: 303-322-7727

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 2:00-3:00 pm
Afghanistan
In October of 2001, the U.S. led a coalition invasion of Afghanistan seeking to oust the ruling Taliban and find Al Qaeda leaders, including Osama bin Laden in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. 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. This event is sponsored by Springbrooke, Porter Adventist Hospital, Paradyme Mortgage, and Friends For Life.
Location: Windsor Gardens, 597 S Clinton St, Denver, CO 80247... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 6:45-7:45 pm
South Korea
The Korean peninsula is a challenging part of the world. While North Korea gets a lot of attention for their nuclear ambitions and anti-western rhetoric, their neighbor to the south is making headlines of their own. The recent election of Moon Jae-in as President of South Korea is likely to bring some significant shifts in regional policy and create ripples throughout the world. Join Active Minds as we explore the country of South Korea, past, present, and future.  This program is brought to you by the Stapleton Master Community Association.
Location: Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St, Denver, CO 80238... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 5:00-6:00 pm
Buddhism
Buddhism is the fourth largest religion in the world with some 500 million adherents. Join Active Minds for an examination of its origins, teachings, beliefs and practices. We will discuss the life and teachings of Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) and discuss the various types of Buddhism, including Zen Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, and others.
Location: Tattered Cover, 2526 E Colfax, Denver, CO 80206... map
Cost: Free
Info: 303-322-7727

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Sky_Ridge
Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention
Join us for this 12 week course to learn how to use Tai Chi exercises manage arthritis pain, reduce falls, and improve overall health. Drop ins welcome!
When:
Tuesdays & Thursdays from June 6 to August 24 from 10-11 am
Where: MorningStar at RidgeGate, 10100 Commons St, Lone Tree, CO 80124... map
Cost: $2 per class
RSVP: 720-225-1985
www.SkyRidgeMedCenter.com

CareNow
Parker Urgent Care Clinic Family Fun!
CareNow Urgent Care Clinic in Parker opens soon. Join us for a family fun event with games, giveaways, food, free blood pressure tests, and more!
When:
Sat, July 22, 9 am - noon
Where: 11339 S Pikes Peak Dr, Parker, CO 80138 ... map
www.CareNow.com
 

North Suburban
Weight Loss Surgery Seminar
Join Dr. Georgescu for a FREE seminar to learn about options for weight loss surgery.
When:
Thurs, Aug 10, 6-8 pm
Where: North Suburban Medical Center, 9191 Grant St, Thornton, CO 80229... map
RSVP: 303-451-7800 or click here
www.NorthSuburban.com
 

Sky_Ridge
Breast Cancer Support Group
This group is comprised of breast cancer survivors, newly diagnosed patients, Sky Ridge team members and community partners to provide support, compassion and information.
When: 3rd Tues of each month from 5:00-6:30 pm. Next meeting: 8/15

Where: Sky Ridge Medical Center, 10101 RidgeGate Pkwy, Lone Tree, CO 80124... map
Info: 720-225-2273, option 1
www.SkyRidgeMedCenter.com
 

Sky_Ridge
Stroke Survivor Support Group
Join stroke survivors, Sky Ridge stroke team members, and community partners for support, compassion and information.
When:
3rd Wed of each month from 10 am to noon. Next meeting: 8/16
Where: Sky Ridge Medical Center, 10101 RidgeGate Pkwy, Lone Tree, CO 80124... map
Questions: 303-814-2863
www.SkyCliff.org
 

North Suburban
Heart Health Seminar
Join Dr. Ria Pitts for a FREE seminar to learn about heart health. Attendees will learn about risk factors, signs of a heart attack and lifestyle choices that can maximize your heart health.
When:
Wed, Aug 16, 12:45-1:45 pm
Where: Thornton Senior Center, 9471 Dorothy Blvd, Thornton, CO, 80229... map.
RSVP: Not necessary
www.NorthSuburban.com
 

North Suburban
Knee Pain Seminar
Join Dr. Eric Porritt for a FREE seminar to learn about knee arthritis and possible treatment options.
When:
Wed, Sept 6, 12:45-1:45 pm
Where: Thornton Senior Center, 9471 Dorothy Blvd, Thornton, CO, 80229... map.
RSVP: Not necessary
www.NorthSuburban.com
 

Sky_Ridge
Acid Reflux Seminar
Join Dr. John Weaver for a FREE seminar to learn about gastroesophageal reflux disease and surgical and non-surgical treatment options.
When:
    Thurs, Sept 14, 6:00-7:30 pm
    Thurs, Nov 9, 6:00-7:30 pm

Where: Sky Ridge Medical Center, Garden Level Auditorium, 10101 RidgeGate Pkwy, Lone Tree, CO 80124... map
RSVP: 720-225-2229 or at
www.SkyRidgeMedCenter.com
 

Sky_Ridge
CardioPulmonary Support Group
Come join the FREE CardioPulmonary Support Group at Sky Ridge Medical Center. Family and friends invited. Bring a healthy snack to share.
When: Tues, Sept 19, 6:00-7:30 pm

Where: Sky Ridge Medical Center, CardioPulmonary Center of Excellence, Aspen Medical Office Bldg, 10101 RidgeGate Pkwy, #106, Lone Tree, CO 80124... map
More info: 720-225-1318
www.SkyRidgeMedCenter.com
 

Sky_Ridge
Diet, Cancer & Inflammation
This FREE monthly interactive workshop, led by Dr. Ed Carriere, is open to cancer survivors, caregivers, and others interested in learning more about food options to reduce inflammation and cancer risks.
When: 1st Mon of each month from 5-6 pm. Next meeting: 10/2

Where: Sky Ridge Medical Center, Women's Atrium Classroom (east side of campus in Women's Hospital entrance), 10101 RidgeGate Pkwy, Lone Tree, CO 80124... map
RSVP: 720-225-2229 or click here
Other: Complimentary parking in garage; exit garage, take stairs into building; classsroom is at end of hall.
www.SkyRidgeMedCenter.com
 

North Suburban
Hip Pain Seminar
Join Dr. Eric Porritt for a FREE seminar to learn about hip arthritis and possible treatment options.
When:
Wed, Nov 29, 12:45-1:45 pm
Where: Thornton Senior Center, 9471 Dorothy Blvd, Thornton, CO, 80229... map.
RSVP: Not necessary
www.NorthSuburban.com
 

North Suburban
Shoulder Pain Seminar
Join Dr. Jared White for a FREE seminar to learn about shoulder arthritis and possible treatment options.
When:
Wed, Dec 6, 12:45-1:45 pm
Where: Thornton Senior Center, 9471 Dorothy Blvd, Thornton, CO, 80229... map.
RSVP: Not necessary
www.NorthSuburban.com
 

North Suburban
Blood Drives
Give the gift of life! Donate blood on the dates below.
When:
10-11:40 am, 1-3:30 pm on:
    Wednesday, December 20th
Where: Education Room, North Suburban Medical Center, 9191 Grant St, Thornton, CO 80229... map
Info: 303-363-2300
www.Bonfils.org
 

North Suburban
Seeking Volunteers
Donate your time serving patients, visitors, staff and the community.
Where: North Suburban Medical Center, 9191 Grant St, Thornton, CO 80229... map.
Contact: Lorie Ward, Volunteer Manager, 303-450-4601 or Lorie.Ward@HealthONECares.com
www.NorthSuburban.com/Volunteer
 

CareNow
CareNow Urgent Care Clinics
Call, walk-in, or check-in online to any of our conveniently located urgent care clinics:
Aurora   map
5620 S Parker Rd, Aurora, CO 80115. Tel: 720-446-5893
Greenwood Village   map
5990 S University Blvd, Greenwood Village, CO 80121. Tel: 720-446-5890
Highlands Ranch   map
7120 E County Line Rd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126. Tel: 720-446-5891
Parker   map
11339 S Pikes Peak Dr, Parker, CO 80138. Tel: 720-446-5890
Stapleton   map
3001 N Havana St, Denver, CO 80238. Tel: 720-446-5890
www.CareNow.com
 

HealthONE
HealthONE Emergency Rooms
ER seconds count. HealthONE Emergency Rooms are fast and close. Experts are on staff 24/7 to care for you. Know your closest location:
Rose Medical Center ER   map
4567 E 9th Ave, Denver, CO 80220.
Tel: 303-320-2455
Rose Stapleton ER   map
4930 Wabash St, Denver, CO 80238.
Tel: 303-577-1500
Presbyterian/St Luke's ER   map
2001 High St, Denver, CO 80205.
Tel: 720-754-4111
Medical Center of Aurora ER   map
1501 S Potomac St, Aurora, 80012
Tel: 303-873-2780
Swedish Medical Center ER   map
501 E Hampden Ave, Englewood, CO 80113. Tel: 303-788-6911
North Suburban Med Center ER   map
9191 Grant St, Thornton, CO 80229.
Tel: 303-450-4482
Centennial Medical Plaza ER   map
14200 E Arapahoe Rd, Centennial, CO 80112. Tel: 303-669-3060
Belmar ER   map
260 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80226. Tel: 720-417-7200
Southwest ER   map
6196 S Ammons Way, Littleton, CO 80123. Tel: 303-932-6911
Northeast ER Thornton   map
12793 Holly St, Thornton, CO 80241.
Tel: 303-280-6640
Northwest ER Westminster   map
11230 N Benton St, Westminster, CO 80020. Tel: 720-460-3900
Sky Ridge ER   map
10101 RidgeGate Pkwy, Lone Tree, CO 80124. Tel: 720-225-1000
Saddle Rock ER   map
22500 E Dry Creek Rd, Aurora, CO 80016. Tel: 720-376-6400
 

GardenPlaza
Garden Plaza of Aurora
Experience the retirement of your dreams. Garden Plaza of Aurora offers the best in Independent Living and Assisted Living on a full Continuum-of-Care Campus, where residents enjoy exceptional services and amenities with the peace of mind that all future care needs can be provided. Call: 303-750-0820
www.gardenplazaaurora.com
 

SpringwoodSpringwood Retirement Community
Springwood Retirement Community has the lifestyle to fit your needs. Our 15 acre campus offers beautiful maintenance free cottages, active adult apartments, independent living, assisted living and secure memory care. Visit our campus at 6550 Yank Way in Arvada. Call: 303-424-6550
www.springwoodretirement.com
 

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

PSL
Denver Public Library
Access the world of information through Denver's 25 branch libraries. Come in and browse or request books online and have them delivered to the branch library closest to you.
www.denverlibrary.org
 

9HealthFair
9HealthFair
Own your health by getting the information you need. Find a fair near you, volunteer, and much more.
www.9HealthFair.org
 

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