Active Minds Denver Area – Sept. 2018

Active Minds Partner Events
(Please see our sponsor information below on the right for more details)
● Breast Cancer Support Group – August 21 (Lone Tree) 
● Back & Neck Pain Seminar – August 21 (Aurora) 
● Lung Cancer Screening Seminar – August 22 (Englewood) 
● Hip Surgery Seminar – August 23 (Lone Tree) 
● Breast Cancer Partner Support Group – August 23 (every 4th Thurs in Lone Tree) 
● Lung Cancer Screening Seminar – August 28 (Denver) 
● Hand & Upper Extremity Pain Seminar – August 30 (Aurora) 
● Knee Replacement Seminar – August 30 (Lone Tree) 
● Colonoscopy Saturdays – September 1 (every 1st Saturday in Lone Tree) 
● Lung Cancer Screening Seminar – September 11 (Aurora) 

* * * Member Only Event* * *
Monday, September 17, 2018, 6:30-8:00 pm
Tattered Cover Bookstore: The Next Chapter 
After forty plus years at the helm of one of the largest independent bookstores in the United States, owner Joyce Meskis announced the sale of the Tattered Cover Bookstore in 2015 to Len Vlahos and Kristen Gilligan. Taking over the reins of such an iconic and beloved Denver institution is not for the faint of heart. Join Active Minds for an intimate conversation with Len Vlahos as he tells the story of how the sale came about and shares their vision for preserving and building upon the special story of the Tattered Cover. This event is sponsored by The Carillon at Belleview Station.
Location: South Denver metro area. Details provided with registration confirmation.
Cost: Free admission for Active Minds members. For membership information, click here
RSVP: Registration required: info@activeminds.com or 303-320-7652.
 
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.
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required; for info, call 303-733-4643 x100
 
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Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 1:45-3:30 pm (program at 2:00)
The Challenges of Mexico
Join Active Minds for an in-depth look at our neighbor to the south. We will cover the recent Presidential elections, Mexican history and other 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.
Location: Covenant Village of Colorado9153 Yarrow St, Westminster, CO 80021… map. CRC does not discriminate pursuant to the Fair Housing Act.
Cost: Free
Misc: Doors open at 1:45; please arrive and be seated by 2:00 for the start of the program.
 
Thursday, August 16, 2018, 2:00-3:00 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 SpringbrookePorter Adventist HospitalGarden Plaza of Aurora, and All the Comfort of HomeParadyme Mortgage.
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required
 
Thursday, August 16, 2018, 2:30-3:30 pm
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: 303-742-4800
 
Thursday, August 16, 2018, 3:00-4:00 pm
The Challenges of Mexico
As Mexico digests its recent Presidential elections, 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. This event is sponsored by Home Care Resources.
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required
 
Monday, August 20, 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: Keystone Place: 303-465-5600
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 6:30-7:30 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: 303-791-7323 or www.dcl.org
 
Thursday, August 23, 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: 303-688-9498
 
Thursday, August 23, 2018, 6:45-7:45 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. This program is brought to you by The Grove at Stapleton and the Stapleton Master Community Association.
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required
 
Friday, August 24, 2018, 10:00-11:00 am
The Challenges of Mexico
Join Active Minds for an in-depth look at our neighbor to the south. We will cover the July Presidential elections, Mexican history and other 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. This event is sponsored by Porter Adventist Hospital and HighPointe Assisted Living.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-762-2660
Misc: If parking in the lot, get pass from inside center
 
Friday, August 24, 2018, 1:30-2:30 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: 720-865-0590
 
Monday, August 27, 2018, 2:30-3:30 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 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.
 
* * * Special Event * * *
Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 1:30-3:30 pm (program at 2:00)
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: 303-750-0820
 
Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 5:00-6:00 pm
China’s Economic Evolution 
In the four decades since the death of Mao Zedong, China has moved rapidly from a stagnant communist economy to a bustling market-based one, albeit under single party rule. In 2010, China became the world’s largest exporter and in 2014 it became the world’s largest economy (based on GDP). Join Active Minds as we examine the rapid change in China’s economic stature and the effects it is having both domestically and internationally.
Cost: Free
Info: 303-322-7727
 
Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 7:00-8:00 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.
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required
 
Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 10:00-11:00 am
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. 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
 
* * * Special Event * * *
Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 6:30-8:30 pm (program at 7:00 pm)
South Africa: From Apartheid to Global Citizen
Join Active Minds as we explore the history of South Africa, its struggle with Apartheid, Mandela’s legacy, and the country’s journey to rejoin the international community since Apartheid’s end in 1994. We will discuss the pivotal role played by Mandela, the impact of immigration/colonialism, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and other important aspects of this story. We will end with a look at the current challenges and opportunities for South Africa, including the February 2018 resignation of President Jacob Zuma.
Cost: Free 
RSVP: 303-757-1404
 
Thursday, September 6, 2018, 2:30-3:30 pm
Tuskegee Airmen
The issue of race in the military extends from colonial times to the present day. Join Active Minds as we explore a chapter of this story from World War II: the Tuskegee Airmen. These groups of African American pilots were the first black military aviators in the U.S. armed forces. We will tell their story of struggle and triumph and bring this issue into a current context. 
Cost: Free
RSVP Required (Limited Seating): 303-233-4343
 
Friday, September 7, 2018, 2:00-3:00 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.
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required
 
Saturday, September 8, 2018, 1:00-2:00 pm 
Puerto Rico 
Devastated by hurricane Maria one year ago, 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: Not required
 
Saturday, September 8, 2018, 1:00-2:00 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.
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required
 
Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 12:30-1:30 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
Info: 303-322-7727
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 2:00-3:00 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 Cherry Creek Retirement VillageUniversal LendingGarden Plaza of Aurora, and Porter Adventist Hospital.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-751-1811
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 3:00-4:00 pm
Italy

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