Active Minds Denver Area Events – Nov 2018

Active Minds Partner Events
(Please see our sponsor information below on the right for more details)
● First, Do No Harm Dance Performance – October 25-28(Denver) 
● Breast Cancer Partner Support Group – October 25 (every 4th Thurs in Lone Tree) 
● Weight Loss Seminar – November 1 (monthly in Lone Tree) 
● Colonoscopy Saturday – November 3 (Lone Tree) 
● Knee Pain Seminar – November 8 (Denver) 
● Healthy Eating & Nutrition Seminar – November 14 (Aurora) 
● Breast Cancer Support Group – November 20 (Lone Tree) 
● Stroke Survivors Support Group – November 21 (every 3rd Wed in Lone Tree) 
● Bariatric Weight Loss Support Group – November 21 (every 3rd Wed in Lone Tree)

 
 
Thursday, October 25, 2018, 1:00-2:00 pm
Aviation: From Kitty Hawk to Today
Join Active Minds for a review of aviation in the United States. We will begin the story with the Wright Brothers and end with a look at the airline industry today, including the possibility of supersonic flights again in the not too distant future. In between, we’ll visit Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, aviation in the military, and the increased use of drone aircraft.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-688-9498
 
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Thursday, October 25, 2018, 6:30-8:30 pm (program from 7:00-8:00 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.
Cost: Free 
RSVP: 303-757-1404
 
Thursday, October 25, 2018, 6:30-7:30 pm
Aviation: From Kitty Hawk to Today
Join Active Minds for a review of aviation in the United States. We will begin the story with the Wright Brothers and end with a look at the airline industry today, including the possibility of supersonic flights again in the not too distant future. In between, we’ll visit Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, aviation in the military, and the increased use of drone aircraft. This program is brought to you by The Grove at Stapleton and the Stapleton Master Community Association.
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required
 
Thursday, October 25, 2018, 7:00-8:00 pm
The History of Tea
Other than water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world and one of the oldest, tracing its roots (so to speak) to at least the 5th century BCE. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of tea, including the role it played in colonial empire building, the different types of tea, how it is grown and processed, who grows and drinks the most (which are not the same), and much more.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 720-887-2350
 
Friday, October 26, 2018, 10:00-11:00 am
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. 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, October 26, 2018, 1:30-2:30 pm
The Challenges of Mexico
Having completed Presidential elections on July 1, 2018, join Active Minds for an in-depth look at our neighbor to the south. We will cover Mexican history and recent events as we seek to understand how this country fits in the regional puzzle of North, Central and South America. We will examine key issues in Mexican relations with the U.S. including immigration, trade relations and border security.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 720-865-0630
 
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Thursday, November 1, 2018, 2:00-4:00 pm (program from 2:30-3:30)
Italy
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.
Cost: Free 
RSVP: 303-731-2531
 
Thursday, November 1, 2018, 2:30-3:30 pm
Aviation: From Kitty Hawk to Today
Join Active Minds for a review of aviation in the United States. We will begin the story with the Wright Brothers and end with a look at the airline industry today, including the possibility of supersonic flights again in the not too distant future. In between, we’ll visit Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, aviation in the military, and the increased use of drone aircraft.
Cost: Free
RSVP Required (Limited Seating): 303-233-4343
 
Tuesday, November 6, 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 program is sponsored by Rosemark Senior Living and JFS Senior Solutions.
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required; for info, call Lil Shaw: 303-316-6359
 
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Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 2:00-4:00 pm (program from 2:30-3:30)
Cowboys
Join Active Minds for the story of the American Cowboy. We will peel back the mythology and explain how the origins of the Cowboy lie south of the border in the Spanish colonies in the Americas. We’ll trace the development of the American Cowboy and its influence upon this part of the country as well as tell a good ‘ol Cowboy story or two.
Cost: Free 
RSVP: 303-761-0300
 
Thursday, November 8, 2018, 1:00-2:00 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!). This program is brought to you by The Grove at Stapleton and the Stapleton Master Community Association.
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required
 
Thursday, November 8, 2018, 1:30-2:30 pm
Chocolate
The story of chocolate is a “rich” tale indeed. It involves aristocracy and slavery, innovation and coincidence. Pivotal roles were played by both Christopher Columbus and Hernando Cortéz. Join Active Minds as we describe how extremely bitter cacao beans are transformed into one of the world’s most sought after flavors and tell chocolate stories such as the rise of the luxury chocolate industry in Switzerland and the origins of the Hershey company.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 720-865-0600
 
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 2:00-3:00 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: Not required
 
Monday, November 12, 2018, 2:00-3:00 pm
World War I: The Great War 
As we mark the hundred year anniversary of the end of World War I, join Active Minds for a look at the “war to end all wars.” We will start by understanding the ingredients that kindled the flame that was ignited by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand on June 28th, 1914 and follow the story as the various players get pulled into the conflict, including the United States in April of 1917. We will end with a brief preview of how the seeds of future conflict were sewn at the conclusion of World War I.
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required
 
Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 12:30-1:30 pm
The Legacy of World War I
One hundred years after the end of World War I, join Active Minds for a look at how the agreements made at the end of “the Great War” have contributed to present day conflicts around the globe. In particular, we will examine the way in which the former Ottoman Empire was divided and how that relates to disputes that continue to this day. 
Cost: Free
Info: 303-322-7727
 
Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 6:30-7:30 pm
World War I: The Great War 
As we mark the hundred year anniversary of the end of World War I, join Active Minds for a look at the “war to end all wars.” We will start by understanding the ingredients that kindled the flame that was ignited by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand on June 28th, 1914 and follow the story as the various players get pulled into the conflict, including the United States in April of 1917. We will end with a brief preview of how the seeds of future conflict were sewn at the conclusion of World War I.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-791-7323 or www.dcl.org
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 2:00-3:00 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. This event is sponsored by Cherry Creek Retirement VillageUniversal LendingGarden Plaza of Aurora, and Porter Adventist Hospital.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-751-1811
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 3:00-4:00 pm
Native Americans of Colorado
Join Active Minds as we tell the stories of the original inhabitants of Colorado. From Mesa Verde to the high plains, we will trace the civilizations of the Ute, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Pueblo and other tribes as we seek to understand Colorado’s Native American history and legacy. 
Cost: Free
RSVP: RiverPointe: 303-797-0600
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 6:30-7:30 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
Info: 303-235-5275
 
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 1:00-2:00 pm
World War I: The Great War 
As we mark the hundred year anniversary of the end of World War I, join Active Minds for a look at the “war to end all wars.” We will start by understanding the ingredients that kindled the flame that was ignited by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand on June 28th, 1914 and follow the story as the various players get pulled into the conflict, including the United States in April of 1917. We will end with a brief preview of how the seeds of future conflict were sewn at the conclusion of World War I.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-688-9498
 
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 2:30-3:30 pm
Eleanor Roosevelt
As the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, Eleanor Roosevelt was both outspoken and, at times, quite controversial. Join Active Minds as we examine her life and the impact it had on important causes such as human rights and the successful launch of the United Nations.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-742-4800
 
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 3:00-4:00 pm
World War I: The Great War 
As we mark the hundred year anniversary of the end of World War I, join Active Minds for a look at the “war to end all wars.” We will start by understanding the ingredients that kindled the flame that was ignited by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand on June 28th, 1914 and follow the story as the various players get pulled into the conflict, including the United States in April of 1917. We will end with a brief preview of how the seeds of future conflict were sewn at the conclusion of World War I. This event is sponsored by Home Care Resources.
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required
 
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 3:00-4:00 pm 
Dinosaurs!
Join Active Minds as we look at new discoveries that have changed the thinking about Dinosaurs, one of the most fascinating creatures ever to inhabit our planet. From the beginnings of the Dinosaur era to the mass extinctions that eliminated their presence, we’ll look at the types, habits, and history of these amazing creatures. We’ll also look at how new technologies used to study dinosaurs have altered previous assumptions about the existence and demise these prehistoric giants.
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required
 
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Thursday, November 15, 2018, 6:30-8:30 pm (program from 7:00-8:00 pm)
Saudi Arabia
With over 20% of the world’s proven oil reserves, Saudi Arabia continues to be important to the global economy. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of this complex nation. We will cover Saudi history, the recent generational transition of power in the Saudi Royal family, and the complicated role played by the Wahhabi school of Sunni Islamic thought in the country and the region. 
Cost: Free 
RSVP: 303-757-1404
 
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 6:30-7:30 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. This program is brought to you by The Grove at StapletonJulie Freshman Insurance, and the Stapleton Master Community Association.

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