Active Minds of Boulder/Longmont – Feb 2017

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Monday, February 6, 2017, 1:00-3:00 pm (1:00 reception, 1:30 program)
The Philippines is fighting a brutal war on drugs that some have termed “out of control.” Recently elected President Rodrigo Duterte campaigned on a promise to fight drugs in the country and is leading a bloody crackdown that many say is encouraging vigilante execution of drug dealers and addicts. Join Active Minds as we review the history of the Philippines in an attempt to understand the context for the current situation and gain insight into where this important U.S. ally in the region may be heading in the future.
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.

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 1:30-2:30 pm
The Mayans
Join Active Minds for an overview of Mayan history, culture, art, and science. This program will provide attendees with a solid understanding of Mayan civilization. Attendees will leave with a greater appreciation for one of the great civilizations in the history of the world.
Location: Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO 80501
Cost: $2 for Longmont residents, $3 for non-residents
RSVP: 303-651-8411

Monday, February 13, 2017, 11:00-noon
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 CortŽz. 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. This event is sponsored by The Carillon at Boulder Creek.
Location: West Boulder Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

Monday, February 27, 2017, 3:00-4:00 pm
The political leadership of South America’s largest country has been plunged into turmoil with the recent impeachment of the country’s first female President Dilma Rousseff on charges of corruption. Also implicated is her predecessor and architect of Brazil’s recent political and economic evolution Luiz In‡cio Lula da Silva (“Lula”). Join Active Minds as we explore Brazil’s emergence as a young democracy with a growing economy and how these developments may influence its future. This event is sponsored by Frasier.
Location: East Boulder Senior Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

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