Active Minds Boulder Area Events – April 2018

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: Sunrise at Flatirons, 400 Summit Blvd, Broomfield, CO 80021.
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 5, 2018, 2:30-3:30 pm

North Korea
Tensions between North Korea, the United States, and much of the East Asian region continue to escalate without any 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: The Carillon at Boulder Creek, 2525 Taft Dr, Boulder, CO 80302.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 720-565-6844
Misc: Valet parking will be available for this event.
Monday, April 9, 2018, 11:00-noon

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. This event is sponsored by The Carillon at Boulder Creek and Brookdale Senior Living.
Location: West Boulder Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302.
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148
Thursday, April 19, 2018, 2:00-4:00 pm (2:00 reception, 2:30 program)

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!
Location: Brookdale Boulder Creek, 3375 34th St, Boulder, CO 80301… map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-473-0333
Monday, April 23, 2018, 3:00-4:00 pm

Saudi Arabia
With over 20% of the world’s proven oil reserves, Saudi Arabia continues to be important to the global economy. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of this complex nation.  We will cover Saudi history, the recent generational transition of power in the Saudi Royal family, and the complicated role played by the Wahhabi school of Sunni Islamic thought in the country and the region. This event is sponsored by Brookdale Senior Living.
Location: East Boulder Senior Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303.
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148