Active Minds Boulder Area Events – Sept. 2018

Monday, September 10, 2018, 11:00-noon
The Lewis & Clark Expedition
Join us for a program focusing upon Lewis & Clark’s expedition that opened the West over 200 years ago. We will discuss the achievements and challenges of the expedition as well as the legacies it left for the young nation. Building upon the experiences from the expedition, we will also discuss the evolution of our country’s relationship with Native Americans and the lands they inhabited. This event is sponsored by The Carillon at Boulder Creek and Brookdale Meridian Boulder.
LocationWest Boulder Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302.
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

Monday, September 17, 2018, 7:00-8:00 pm
Say 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!).
LocationBroomfield Public Library, 3 Community Park Rd, Broomfield, CO 80020.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 720-887-2350

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 2:00-4:00 pm (2:00 reception, 2:30 program)
After a contentious election in March 2018 that included rumblings about possibly leaving the European Union, Italy has formed a fragile government under the leadership of Giuseppi Conte. Join Active Minds as we review the rich history of Italy and its current turmoil. We’ll visit Italy’s roots in Holy Roman Empire, its rich artistic and scientific contributions of the Renaissance, its role during and after World War II, and its economic and political struggles over the past decade.
LocationBrookdale Meridian Boulder, 801 Gillaspie Dr, Boulder, CO 80305.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-494-3900

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 2:00-4:00 pm (2:00 reception, 2:30 program)
The Future of Bees
Found on every continent except Antarctica, bees are vital pollinators, making possible much of the food humans eat. In recent years, however, crucial bee species have experienced significant loss. Since the 1990s, the bumblebee population has plunged almost 90%. Additionally, since 2006, a malady called Colony Collapse Disorder has afflicted honeybee populations.  Join Active Minds as we dive into the world of bees and examine the factors that are affecting these important species.
LocationAltaVita Senior Residences, 1001 Alta Vita Ct, Longmont, CO 80503.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 720-745-8250

Monday, September 24, 2018, 3:00-4:00 pm
Marshal Plan 
In the wake of World War II, the United States invested over $13 billion to help rebuild Western Europe. The Marshall Plan, as it came to be known, not only helped Europe and the world recover economically, but also served to strengthen post war alliances for the U.S., providing an important balance against Soviet power as the Cold War era began. Join Active Minds 70 years later as we review this historic initiative and discuss its relevance in the world today. This event is sponsored by Brookdale Meridian Boulder.
LocationEast Boulder Senior Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303.
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

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