Active Minds Boulder/Longmont Area Events – Oct 2019

Thursday, October 3, 2019, 2:30-3:30 pm
Railroads
This past summer marked the 150 year anniversary of the “Golden Spike” that completed the construction of the First Transcontinental Railroad. Join Active Minds as we review the rich history of railroads in the United States. We will explore the role they played in building a young country as well as the industry titans that emerged to build and control them. We will bring the story all the way up to the present, discussing current freight and passenger train issues and opportunities. All aboard!
Location: The Carillon at Boulder Creek, 2525 Taft Dr, Boulder, CO 80302… map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 720-565-6844
Misc: Valet parking will be available for this event.

Monday, October 7, 2019, 1:00-3:00 pm (1:00 reception, 1:30-2:30 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: 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.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 1:00-2:00 pm
Brazil
The early 2000s was a time of immense optimism and growth in Brazil under the leadership of Presidents Luiz Inácio da Silva and his successor Dilma Rousseff, both of the Brazilian Workers Party. Corruption scandals, however, led to the impeachment of Rousseff in 2016 and the imprisonment of Lula in 2018.  In January 2019, Jair Bolsonaro became President of Brazil, marking a significant shift to the right in Brazilian politics. Join Active Minds as we explore Brazil’s bumpy political ride and what it may suggest for the future of the largest nation in South America. This event is sponsored by The Carillon at Boulder Creek and Brookdale Meridian Boulder.
Location: West Boulder Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

Monday, October 28, 2019, 3:00-4:00 pm
Colorado Ghost Stories
Join Active Minds as we tiptoe through the haunted houses and ghoulish graveyards of the area. We will tell the ghost stories associated with the Stanley Hotel, Cheesman Park, the Molly Brown House, and more as we visit the past and the past visits with us a bit. This event is sponsored by Brookdale Meridian Boulder.
Location: East Boulder Senior Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148


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