Active Minds Boulder Area Events – Dec. 2017

Monday, December 4, 2017, 1:00-3:00 pm (1:00 reception, 1:30 program)
Saudi Arabia
With over 20% of the world’s proven oil reserves, the importance of Saudi Arabia to the United States (and the world) has been clear for some time. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of Saudi Arabia. We will cover Saudi history, the recent transition in generational power of the Saudi Royal family, and the complicated role played by Wahhabi Islam and Sunni Islam in the country and the region.
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.

Monday, December 11, 2017, 11:00-noon
Buddhism is the sixth largest religion in the world with estimates of over 350 million followers.  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 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

Monday, December 18, 2017, 3:00-4:00 pm
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 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

Thursday, December 21, 2017, 2:00-4:00 pm (2:00 reception, 2:30 program)
After many years of strong economic growth, Iceland’s banking system collapsed in 2008 resulting in a severe economic depression. Today the economy is growing again and Iceland has become a popular tourist destination. Join Active Minds as we review Iceland’s history and explore some of the characteristics of the country that make it unique among the countries of the world.
Location: Brookdale Boulder Creek, 3375 34th St, Boulder, CO 80301.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-473-0333

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