Active Minds – Aug. 2021

NEW: Active Minds programs are currently being offered both virtually and in-person. Please check our website for any changes  https://activeminds.com/events_denver.html and be sure to RSVP for in-person programs as restrictions may apply.

Monday, August 2, 2021, 1:00-3:00 pm Mountain Time (program from 1:30-2:30) (webinar)
Afghanistan
Twenty years after the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. has announced its intention to withdraw combat troops from Afghanistan. In the immediate aftermath of the attacks, the U.S. led a coalition invasion of Afghanistan seeking to oust the ruling Taliban and find Al Qaeda leaders, including Osama bin Laden. 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.  
Brought to you bySunrise at Flatirons, 400 Summit Blvd, Broomfield, CO 80021… map; 303-466-2422; video
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. Please only do this as a backup, as you will not be able to see the visuals. For info on dialing in using your phone click here for audio only dial-in instructions.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 1:00-2:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Cheese
The history of cheese goes back as far as 6000 BCE, long before the Ancient Egyptians and Homer. There are thousands of varieties of cheese, with local flavor differences influenced by subtle factors such as the type of grass eaten by the cows. Join Active Minds as we trace this cheesy history, including an overview of how it is made and the major categories of cheese. We’ll even cover a couple controversial topics debated by cheesophiles (yes, that’s a word!).
This event is sponsored by The Carillon at Boulder Creek and Brookdale Meridian Boulder.
HostWest Age Well Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302… map; 303-441-3148
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 23, 2021, 3:00-4:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Afghanistan
Twenty years after the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. has announced its intention to withdraw combat troops from Afghanistan. In the immediate aftermath of the attacks, the U.S. led a coalition invasion of Afghanistan seeking to oust the ruling Taliban and find Al Qaeda leaders, including Osama bin Laden. 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 Brookdale Meridian Boulder.
HostWest Age Well Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303… map; 303-441-4150
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.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 1:00-2:00 pm (in-person)
The Discovery of the South Pole
The South Pole was discovered by Roald Amundsen, “the last of the Vikings,” in 1911. The race to the South Pole was one of the greatest international races prior to the race to the moon and was full of tragedy and triumph. It featured tiny, newly independent Norway against the British Empire, upon which the “sun never set.”  It was David vs Goliath. Join us as we tell the gripping story of those who perished and prevailed in this epic quest. This event is sponsored by Brookdale Meridian Boulder.
LocationLongmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO 80501… map
Cost: $2 residents, $3 non-residents
Call to register : 303-651-8411

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