Active Minds Events for October 2017 – Boulder/Longmont Area

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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
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-466-2422
Parking: Complimentary parking is available. Please ask the Concierge about the parking when you make your reservation.

Thursday, October 5, 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 20thÊcentury, examine the musical characteristics that make it different, and discuss how the blues has influenced other popular music genres.
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, October 9, 2017, 11:00-noon
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 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

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 1:00-2:00 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: Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO 80501
Cost: $2 for Longmont residents, $3 for non-residents
RSVP: 303-651-8411

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Thursday, October 19, 2017, 2:00-4:00 pm (2:00 reception, 2:30 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: Brookdale North Boulder, 3350 30th St, Boulder, CO 80301
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-494-3900

Monday, October 23, 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. This event is sponsored by Frasier and Brookdale Senior Living.
Location: East Boulder Senior Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148


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