Active Minds Boulder – Sept. 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017, 11:00-noon
The National Parks
2016 marked the 100th anniversary of the creation of the National Park Service. The world’s first national park, Yellowstone, was created by an act of Congress in 1872. Today, the national park system includes over 400 units (58 national parks), over 84 million acres of land, and hosts over 300 million visitors per year. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of the development of our national parks system and highlight some of the more notable parks and their stories. 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, September 20, 2017, 1:00-2:00 pm
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.
Location: Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO 80501
Cost: $2 for Longmont residents, $3 for non-residents
RSVP: 303-651-8411

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 2:00-4:00 pm (2:00 reception, 2:30 program)
In October of 2001, the U.S. led a coalition invasion of Afghanistan seeking to oust the ruling Taliban and find Al Qaeda leaders, including Osama bin Laden in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. 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.
Location: Brookdale Meridian Boulder, 801 Gillaspie Dr, Boulder, CO 80305
Cost: Free
RSVP: New York City

Monday, September 25, 2017, 3:00-4:00 pm
Take a Bite of the Big Apple
There’s no place in the world quite like New York City. From Broadway to Wall Street, Little Italy to Central Park, New York has a history and an energy all its own. Join Active Minds as we virtually visit one of the world’s most important cities. We’ll explore the city’s past and present, as well as the important people and places that have shaped this unique city. 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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