Active Minds Denver Area Events – Aug. 2018

● Breast Cancer Partner Support Group – July 26 (every 4th Thurs of in Lone Tree) 
● Weight Loss Seminar – August 4 (monthly in Lone Tree) 
● Colonoscopy Saturday – August 4 (Lone Tree) 
● Diet, Cancer & Inflammation Workshop – August 6 (Lone Tree) 
● Neck Pain Seminar – August 14 (Lone Tree) 
● Stroke Survivors Support Group – August 15 (every 3rd Wed in Lone Tree)

 
Thursday, July 19, 2018, 2:00-3:00 pm
The Violin—Four Magical Strings
The idea is simple: A string stretched over a piece of wood will create a note when plucked or bowed. Press down with a finger and the note will sound higher. Add more strings and bingo – you have a violin. Or a cello or any of a number of stringed instruments. The concept goes way back in time, as we’ll discover in this music-filled Active Minds program. From the era of ancient, wandering troubadours to the brilliance of today’s concert-hall virtuosos, we’ll trace the violin’s history and listen to sweet melodies through the ages. This event is sponsored by SpringbrookePorter Adventist HospitalGarden Plaza of AuroraAll the Comfort of Home, and Paradyme Mortgage.
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required
 
Thursday, July 19, 2018, 2:30-3:30 pm
Argentina 
Argentina can fairly be described as “up and coming”…again. Once one of the wealthiest countries in the world, Argentina suffered economic disruption and political instability after the Great Depression that lasted into the early 21st century. Recently, however, the economy is growing and they are on a path toward international integration under the leadership of President Mauricio Macri. Join Active Minds as we review Argentina’s history, culture, current status, and future prospects.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-742-4800
 
Thursday, July 19, 2018, 3:00-4:00 pm
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. This event is sponsored by Home Care Resources and Brookdale Denver.
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required
 
Monday, July 23, 2018, 2:00-3:00 pm
North Korea
Tensions between North Korea, the United States, and much of the East Asian region continue to escalate without any clear path for resolution. Join Active Minds for a discussion of recent developments as well as a review of North Korean history. We will cover the dynastic leadership of the Kim family as well as the country’s ongoing development of nuclear weapons. North Korea’s place in the world relative to global issues such as international trade and human rights issues will also be addressed as well as what the future may hold as this situation continues to unfold. 
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required
 
Monday, July 23, 2018, 2:30-3:30 pm
The Year 1968: Chaos, Conflict & Change
The year 1968 was a year of chaos, conflict and change—all brought into America’s living rooms by television. It began in January with the Tet Offensive in Vietnam and ended with the successful completion of the Apollo 8 moon orbit mission. In between we saw civil rights struggles, student protests, political upheaval, and the assassination of both Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. Join Active Minds as we travel back in time to this key year in history to explore these and other important events.
Cost: Free
RSVP Required (Limited Seating): Springbrooke: 303-331-9963
Important Special Note: This location always fills up. Attendees need to RSVP well in advance and it is unlikely there will be spots for folks that do not RSVP. No groups please.
 
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Monday, July 23, 2018, 6:00-8:00 pm (6:00 reception, 6:30 program)
The Struggle of Syria
Since gaining its independence from the French in 1946, Syria has had a rocky and troubled history. Since 2011, Syria has been fighting a brutal Civil War in which the Assad regime (with support from Russia and Iran) has used brutal tactics to cling to power. On the other side, opposition forces have included ISIS (which originated in Syria) and al Qaeda, making for a complicated situation relative to U.S. interests. Join Active Minds as we seek to understand Syria’s complex history and how this informs current and future challenges for this pivotal player in the Middle East.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-693-0200
 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 1:30-2:30 pm
Alexander Hamilton
The blockbuster musical Hamilton has ignited considerable interest in the man and his story. And it is quite a story. Join Active Minds as we journey back to our nation’s early history and visit the life and times of Alexander Hamilton, his friends, his enemies, and the principles he fought (and perhaps died) for. 
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-327-7340 (Limited seating. Call for availability.)
 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 5:00-6:00 pm
Puerto Rico 
Devastated by hurricane Maria this past September, Puerto Rico is still far from fully recovered. Total losses from the storm are expected to exceed $100 billion. Hundreds have died and the rebuilding of infrastructure has been much slower than many had hoped. Join Active Minds as we review the history of this important U.S. Territory, including how U.S. policies have impacted its economy and its people over the past century. We will end with a look forward as to what the future may hold for the island as it continues to rebuild.
Cost: Free
Info: 303-322-7727
 
Thursday, July 26, 2018, 11:00-12:00 noon 
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.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-937-1010
 
Thursday, July 26, 2018, 1:00-2:00 pm
The Year 1968: Chaos, Conflict & Change
The year 1968 was a year of chaos, conflict and change—all brought into America’s living rooms by television. It began in January with the Tet Offensive in Vietnam and ended with the successful completion of the Apollo 8 moon orbit mission. In between we saw civil rights struggles, student protests, political upheaval, and the assassination of both Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. Join Active Minds as we travel back in time to this key year in history to explore these and other important events.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-688-9498
 
Thursday, July 26, 2018, 6:45-7:45 pm
The Year 1968: Chaos, Conflict & Change
The year 1968 was a year of chaos, conflict and change—all brought into America’s living rooms by television. It began in January with the Tet Offensive in Vietnam and ended with the successful completion of the Apollo 8 moon orbit mission. In between we saw civil rights struggles, student protests, political upheaval, and the assassination of both Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. Join Active Minds as we travel back in time to this key year in history to explore these and other important events. This program is brought to you by The Grove at StapletonJulie Freshman Insurance, and the Stapleton Master Community Association.
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required
 
Friday, July 27, 2018, 10:00-11:00 am
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. This event is sponsored by Porter Adventist HospitalAutumn Heights Health Care Center, and HighPointe Assisted Living.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-762-2660
Misc: If parking in the lot, get pass from inside center
 
Friday, July 27, 2018, 1:30-2:30 pm
Princess Diana
Twenty years after the death of Princess Diana, join Active Minds as we review her life and legacy. We will cover her rise to royalty, including her troubled marriage to Prince Charles. We will look at the two issues she championed: AIDS and landmines. We will conclude with a look at her tragic death and the lasting impact she has had on the world.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 720-865-0630
 
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Thursday, August 2, 2018, 2:00-4:00 pm (program at 2:30)
Puerto Rico 
It will be one year in September since the devastation by hurricane Maria and Puerto Rico is still far from fully recovered. Total losses from the storm are expected to exceed $100 billion. Hundreds have died and the rebuilding of infrastructure has been much slower than many had hoped. Join Active Minds as we review the history of this important U.S. Territory, including how U.S. policies have impacted its economy and its people over the past century. We will end with a look forward as to what the future may hold for the island as it continues to rebuild.
Cost: Free 
RSVP: 303-731-2531
 
Thursday, August 2, 2018, 2:30-3:30 pm
Benjamin Franklin
As perhaps one of the most colorful Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin lived a life of lasting impact. As politician, publisher, inventor and diplomat, Franklin left his mark on all he touched. Join Active Minds as we trace the life of this extraordinary man and tell some of the stories that mark his legacy.
Cost: Free
RSVP Required (Limited Seating): 303-233-4343
 
Friday, August 3, 2018, 1:00-2:00 pm 
Women of Denver History
The city of Denver was shaped by the efforts of many great people. Join Active Minds as we focus on the women of Denver and their contributions to the city and the state. We will cover some familiar names as well as some lesser known figures as we trace the impact of these women and their place in history.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-255-7850
 
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Monday, August 6, 2018, 1:00-3:00 pm (1:00 reception, 1:30 program)
The Struggle of Syria
Since gaining its independence from the French in 1946, Syria has had a rocky and troubled history. Since 2011, Syria has been fighting a brutal Civil War in which the Assad regime (with support from Russia and Iran) has used brutal tactics to cling to power. On the other side, opposition forces have included ISIS (which originated in Syria) and al Qaeda, making for a complicated situation relative to U.S. interests. Join Active Minds as we seek to understand Syria’s complex history and how this informs current and future challenges for this pivotal player in the Middle East.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-466-2422
Parking: Complimentary parking is available. Please ask the Concierge about the parking when you make your reservation.
 
Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 10:00-11:00 am
Puerto Rico 
Devastated by hurricane Maria this past September, Puerto Rico is still far from fully recovered. Total losses from the storm are expected to exceed $100 billion. Hundreds have died and the rebuilding of infrastructure has been much slower than many had hoped. Join Active Minds as we review the history of this important U.S. Territory, including how U.S. policies have impacted its economy and its people over the past century. We will end with a look forward as to what the future may hold for the island as it continues to rebuild. This program is sponsored by Rosemark Senior Living.
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required; for info, call Lil Shaw: 303-316-6359
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 2:00-3:00 pm
Marshall 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 Cherry Creek Retirement VillageUniversal LendingGarden Plaza of Aurora, and Porter Adventist Hospital.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-751-1811
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 3:00-4:00 pm
Myanmar (Burma)
Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar is the second largest country in Southeast Asia. Colonized by Britain in the 19th century, the country achieved its independence in 1948 and has been involved in internal sectarian conflict ever since. The country’s modern history has been a mixture of military rule and human rights abuses. Recent events, suggesting an emergence of democracy, have been marred by reports of the Buddhist majority government targeting the Rohingya, a Muslim minority population. Join Active Minds as we explore the country’s history and importance in the world today. 
Cost: Free
RSVP: RiverPointe: 303-797-0600
 
Thursday, August 9, 2018, 6:45-7:45 pm
The Great Depression
Join Active Minds for a look back at the Great Depression. We will examine the origins of the depression and its legacy as well as take a look at it through the lens of our current economic environment. This program is brought to you by The Grove at Stapleton and the Stapleton Master Community Association.
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required
 
Saturday, August 11, 2018, 1:00-2:00 pm 
The River Nile
Flowing through eleven countries and for over 4,000 miles, many regard the Nile as the most important river in the world because of its role in the development of ancient civilizations. Join Active Minds as we explore this great river, visiting its winding path through history as well as its current relevance in the world. 
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required
 
Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 12:30-1:30 pm
India: A Story of Contrast 
India has the 3rd largest economy in the world, yet over 20% of the population lives below the poverty line. India’s universities produce an educated elite that competes with the best in the world, while more than a quarter of the country remains illiterate. Join Active Minds as we explore this dichotomy as well as the ongoing challenges between the Hindu leadership and the Muslims in India and neighboring Pakistan. This event is sponsored by Vi Livingand Libby Bortz Assisted Living.
Location: Tattered Cover, Aspen Grove Shopping Center, 7301 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 80120… map
Cost: Free
Info: 303-470-7050
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 1:30-2:30 pm
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.

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