Active Minds re-creates lectures as webinars

Active Minds has been working hard to transform itself in the last few months from a live, in person series of lectures to a web experience that adds value to the day to day lifestyle of seniors. When the quarantine came into effect Active Minds patrons were one of the most hard hit groups. Seniors are more at risk from COVID-19 but also need to be engaged in the world for physical and mental health. Active Minds keeps seniors’ brains engaged with lectures on topics ranging from music to history, current events to foreign affairs. Our webinars have been going from day one of the quarantine but have increased in numbers as facilitators realize the importance of creating engaging activities for their communities. Please call Wynne Reynolds at 303-656-8807 with questions about how Active Minds has been continuing to provide stimulating material for seniors throughout the quarantine and safer at home stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fridays from 1:00-3:00 pm Mountain Time, twice per month, start date TBD (webinar)
Great Decisions Seminar Series 2020
The Great Decisions program materials are published annually by the Foreign Policy Association to provide expert content for discussion groups throughout the United States. Co-Facilitated by Active Minds Co-Founder John Henderson, this seminar will meet virtually twice per month for two hours for four months. Participants get an in-depth examination of topics in a smaller group setting with more discussion and interaction than most Active Minds programs. Topics for 2020 are: Climate Change, India/Pakistan, Red Sea Security, Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking, US Relations with the Northern Triangle, China’s Road into Latin America, The Philippines & the US, Artificial Intelligence and Data.
Series Cost: $215 for current Active Minds members, $235 for non-members. Cost does not include the required program briefing book ($32).
Registration: Limited to first 25 participants who sign up. Mail check to Active Minds, 2066 Albion St, Denver, CO 80207. Tel: 303-550-3383.

Thursday, July 2, 2020, 3:00-4:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
The U.S. Internment of Japanese-Americans
Months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 authorizing the internment of over 100,000 Japanese-Americans. Join Active Minds as we seek to understand this dark chapter in American history and what we learned as a nation from this experience.
Brought to you byApplewood Place, 2800 Youngfield St, Lakewood, CO 80215. 303-233-4343
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Please go to the Upcoming Events page on our website at www.activeminds.com for more information on how to access the webinar.

Thursday, July 2, 2020, 2:30-3:30 pm (webinar)
Ragtime & the Music of Scott Joplin
Join Active Minds for a musical journey into the world of Ragtime and Scott Joplin.  We will examine its origins in African American traditions, emergence among Tin Pan Alley tunes, and surge in popularity in the early 20th century. We will also explore some of Joplin’s most significant works, from piano rags to other progressive compositions as he paved the way as one of the most successful African American composers of his day.
Brought to you by: 
The Carillon at Boulder Creek, 2525 Taft Dr, Boulder, CO 80302. 720-565-6844
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Please go to the Upcoming Events page on our website at www.activeminds.com for more information on how to access the webinar.

Monday, July 6, 2020, 1:30-3:30 pm Mountain Time (program from 2:00-3:00) (webinar)
India: A Story of Contrast
India has the 7th 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.
Brought to you byFive Star Residences of Dayton Place, 1950 S Dayton St, Denver, CO 80247. 303-751-5150
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Please go to the Upcoming Events page on our website at www.activeminds.com for more information on how to access the webinar.

Monday, July 6, 2020, 2:00-3:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
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. This event is sponsored by HealthONE and Tattered Cover Bookstore.
Brought to you byJefferson County Public Library
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Please go to the Upcoming Events page on our website at www.activeminds.com for more information on how to access the webinar.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 10:30 am-12:30 pm Mountain Time (program from 11:00 am-noon) (webinar)
Women’s Suffrage in the U.S.
It took activists and reformers many decades to win the right to vote for women in the United States and on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was finally ratified. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of women’s right to vote in the United States 100 years later. We will highlight the role of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and others as well as discuss current issues around gender equality in our political process and leadership.
Brought to you by16 Penn Apartments, 1615 Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO 80203… map; 720-269-4380
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Please go to the Upcoming Events page on our website at www.activeminds.com for more information on how to access the webinar.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 2:00-3:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
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. This event is sponsored by Cherry Creek Retirement VillageSpringbrookeFive Star Residences of Dayton PlaceGarden Plaza of Aurora, and HealthONE.
Brought to you byHeather Gardens, 2888 S Heather Gardens Way, Aurora, CO 80014. 303-751-1811
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Please go to the Upcoming Events page on our website at www.activeminds.com for more information on how to access the webinar.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 2:00-3:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Princess Diana
More than 20 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 also take a look at her tragic death and the lasting impact she has had on the world. And we will conclude with the people she left behind, especially her sons William and Harry and what their futures are shaping up to be. This event is sponsored by HealthONE and Tattered Cover Bookstore.
Brought to you byArapahoe Library District
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Please go to the Upcoming Events page on our website at www.activeminds.com for more information on how to access the webinar.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 3:00-4:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
The Challenges of Mexico
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.
Brought to you byRiverPointe, 5225 S Prince St, Littleton, CO 80123. 303-797-0600
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Please go to the Upcoming Events page on our website at www.activeminds.com for more information on how to access the webinar.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 1:00-2:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Climate Change
Scientists are predicting a global average temperature increase of 2.5 to 10 degrees over the next century. Likely impacts include more droughts and heatwaves as well as stronger and more frequent hurricanes. Sea levels are predicted to rise 1-4 feet by 2100, submerging vast areas of land. Join Active Minds as we examine the predictions and the politics given the US withdrawal from the Paris climate accord. This event is sponsored by The Carillon at Boulder Creek and Brookdale Meridian Boulder.
Brought to you byWest Age Well Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302. 303-441-3148
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Please go to the Upcoming Events page on our website at www.activeminds.com for more information on how to access the webinar.

Thursday, July 9, 2020, 1:00-2:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Spices
From the bland diets of Europeans in the early 16th century to the myriad of culinary flavors available today, spices have had a huge impact in the world. Join Active Minds as we trace the rise of spices from colonialism and the spice trade to the hundreds of varieties that are commonly stocked in nearby supermarkets. This event is sponsored by HealthONE and Tattered Cover Bookstore.
Brought to you byStapleton Master Community Association and Denver Public Libraries
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Please go to the Upcoming Events page on our website at www.activeminds.com for more information on how to access the webinar.

Thursday, July 9, 2020, 3:00-4:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
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.
Brought to you byBrookdale Longmont, 2240 Pratt St, Longmont, CO 80501. 303-525-9408
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Please go to the Upcoming Events page on our website at www.activeminds.com for more information on how to access the webinar.

Monday, July 13, 2020, 2:00-3:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
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 event is sponsored by HealthONE and Tattered Cover Bookstore.
Brought to you byJefferson County Public Library
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Please go to the Upcoming Events page on our website at www.activeminds.com for more information on how to access the webinar.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 12:30-1:30 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
History of the Atomic Bomb
August 6th and 9th mark 75 years since the atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ushering in the nuclear age. Join Active Minds for a look at the origins and history of atomic weapons. We will discuss the achievements of the Manhattan Project and the subsequent nuclear arms race during the Cold War. We will end with a discussion of current nuclear proliferation concerns. This event is sponsored by Rosemark Senior Living and HealthONE.
Brought to you byThe Tattered Cover Bookstore
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Please go to the Upcoming Events page on our website at www.activeminds.com for more information on how to access the webinar.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 1:30-2:30 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
California
With more people than any other state and an economy that would put it ninth in the world if it were a country, the importance of California is clear to most Americans. It is, however, a complex state with a colorful history and significant current challenges, including wildfires. Join Active Minds as we explore the Golden State together and learn about what makes it unique! This event is sponsored by HealthONE and Tattered Cover Bookstore.
Brought to you byWashington Street Community Center, 809 S Washington St, Denver, CO 80209… map; 303-733-4643
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Please go to the Upcoming Events page on our website at www.activeminds.com for more information on how to access the webinar.

Thursday, July 16, 2020, 2:00-3:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Ragtime & the Music of Scott Joplin
Join Active Minds for a musical journey into the world of Ragtime and Scott Joplin.  We will examine its origins in African American traditions, emergence among Tin Pan Alley tunes, and surge in popularity in the early 20th century. We will also explore some of Joplin’s most significant works, from piano rags to other progressive compositions as he paved the way as one of the most successful African American composers of his day. This event is sponsored by SpringbrookeGarden Plaza of AuroraFive Star Residences of Dayton PlaceKaiser Permanente, and HealthONE.
Brought to you byWindsor Gardens, 597 S Clinton St, Denver, CO 80247. 303-364-7485
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Please go to the Upcoming Events page on our website at www.activeminds.com for more information on how to access the webinar.

Thursday, July 16, 2020, 2:30-3:30 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
The History of Colorado
Come discover the stories of Colorado History. You will learn about the competing claims to Colorado dating back to the Native Americans who originally lived here. We will cover the 15 year struggle to become the 38th state as well as the role of mining and oil in the evolution of the state. Bring your favorite Colorado stories to share!
Brought to you byLakewood Reserve, 555 S Pierce St, Lakewood, CO 80226. 303-742-4800
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Please go to the Upcoming Events page on our website at www.activeminds.com for more information on how to access the webinar.

Thursday, July 16, 2020, 2:00-4:00 pm (program from 2:30-3:30) Mountain Time (webinar)
Ireland/Northern Ireland
In January 2020, the United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland) completed the first stages of its exit from the European Union. Given that the Republic of Ireland remains a member of the EU, the exit deal has significant implications for the lasting peace on the island of Ireland. This, combined with Sinn Fein’s recent surprise electoral victory in Northern Ireland, has raised uncertainties about the political future of Ireland. Join Active Minds as we discuss the history of Ireland and explore its cloudy future. 
Brought to you byBrookdale Longmont, 2240 Pratt St, Longmont, CO 80501. 303-525-9408
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Please go to the Upcoming Events page on our website at www.activeminds.com for more information on how to access the webinar.

Monday, July 20, 2020, 1:00-2:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Contemporary Women Composers
In a 1970 article in The New York Times, composer Pauline Oliveros urged critics not to refer to women who happen to also be composers as “lady” composers. Indeed, female composers in contemporary classical music have reached musical heights and forged musical trends that need not be qualified or limited by gender. We’ll listen to works by early 20th century composers such as Rebecca Clarke and Lili Boulanger, explore the sound concepts of Pauline Oliveros, and profile the musical contributions of Joan Tower, Pulitzer Prize winners Shulamit Ran, Jennifer Higdon, Du Yun and more.
Brought to you byKeystone Place at Legacy Ridge, 11180 Irving Dr, Westminster, CO 80031. 303-465-5600
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Please go to the Upcoming Events page on our website at www.activeminds.com for more information on how to access the webinar.

Monday, July 20, 2020, 2:00-3:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Women’s Suffrage in the U.S.
It took activists and reformers many decades to win the right to vote for women in the United States and on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was finally ratified. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of women’s right to vote in the United States 100 years later. We will highlight the role of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and others as well as discuss current issues around gender equality in our political process and leadership. This event is sponsored by HealthONE and Tattered Cover Bookstore.
Brought to you byBemis Public Library, 6014 S Datura St, Littleton, CO 80120. 303-795-3961
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Please go to the Upcoming Events page on our website at www.activeminds.com for more information on how to access the webinar.

Monday, July 20, 2020, 2:00-3:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
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. This event is sponsored by HealthONE and Tattered Cover Bookstore.
Brought to you byJefferson County Public Library
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Please go to the Upcoming Events page on our website at www.activeminds.com for more information on how to access the webinar.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 11:00-noon Mountain Time (webinar)
Princess Diana
More than 20 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 also take a look at her tragic death and the lasting impact she has had on the world. And we will conclude with the people she left behind, especially her sons William and Harry and what their futures are shaping up to be. This event is sponsored by HealthONE and Tattered Cover Bookstore.
Brought to you byArapahoe Library District
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Please go to the Upcoming Events page on our website at www.activeminds.com for more information on how to access the webinar.

Thursday, July 23, 2020, 1:00-2:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
William Shakespeare
Born in 1564, William Shakespeare is regarded by many as the greatest writer in the English language. Although he is most famous for his plays, he rose to fame in his life as a poet, writing 154 sonnets and two long narrative poems. Most of his plays were not published until after his death in 1616, leading some to question his authorship.  Join Active Minds as we seek to understand Shakespeare’s life and connect his story to his plays and poems.
Brought to you byCastle Rock Senior Center, 2323 Woodlands Blvd, Castle Rock, CO 80104… map; 303-688-9498
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Please go to the Upcoming Events page on our website at www.activeminds.com for more information on how to access the webinar.

Thursday, July 23, 2020, 6:30-7:30 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Hong Kong
Once a British colony, Hong Kong was returned to China in 1997. Recently, Hong Kong has erupted into violent conflict between the Chinese government and protesters objecting to increased government controls. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of Hong Kong, past, present, and future. This event is sponsored by HealthONE and Tattered Cover Bookstore.
Brought to you byStapleton Master Community Association and Denver Public Libraries
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Please go to the Upcoming Events page on our website at www.activeminds.com for more information on how to access the webinar.

Friday, July 24, 2020, 10:00-11:00 am Mountain Time (webinar)
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. This event is sponsored by HighPointe Assisted Living and HealthONE.
Brought to you byMalley Senior Center, 3380 S Lincoln St, Englewood, CO 80113. 303-762-2660
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Please go to the Upcoming Events page on our website at www.activeminds.com for more information on how to access the webinar.

Monday, July 27, 2020, 2:00-3:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Classical Jazz
Europe sent classical music to America – but America introduced jazz to the world. It grew out of the rhythms of Africa and the Caribbean, blossoming in cities from New Orleans to New York. That free-spirited sound soon found its way into the concert hall, and voilà! Classical jazz was born. In this Active Minds program, we’ll sample ragtime, Gershwin and even a fun taste of Broadway – Russian style! This event is sponsored by HealthONE and Tattered Cover Bookstore.
Brought to you byJefferson County Public Library
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Please go to the Upcoming Events page on our website at www.activeminds.com for more information on how to access the webinar.

Monday, July 27, 2020, 2:30-3:30 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
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.
Brought to you bySpringbrooke, 6800 Leetsdale Dr, Denver, CO 80224. 303-331-9963
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Please go to the Upcoming Events page on our website at www.activeminds.com for more information on how to access the webinar.

Monday, July 27, 2020, 3:00-4:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Winston Churchill
As one of the key architects of the Allied victory in World War II, Winston Churchill is widely regarded as one of the most important political leaders of the 20th century. Join Active Minds as we examine Churchill’s life before becoming prime minister of England, his years in the job, and his lasting impact on his country and the world. This event is sponsored by Brookdale Meridian Boulder.
Brought to you byEast Age Well Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303. 303-441-4150
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Please go to the Upcoming Events page on our website at www.activeminds.com for more information on how to access the webinar.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 1:30-2:30 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
Ireland/Northern Ireland
In January 2020, the United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland) completed the first stages of its exit from the European Union. Given that the Republic of Ireland remains a member of the EU, the exit deal has significant implications for the lasting peace on the island of Ireland. This, combined with Sinn Fein’s recent surprise electoral victory in Northern Ireland, has raised uncertainties about the political future of Ireland. Join Active Minds as we discuss the history of Ireland and explore its cloudy future. 
Brought to you byThe Inn at Greenwood Village, 5565 S Yosemite St, Greenwood Village, CO 80111. 303-327-7340
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Please go to the Upcoming Events page on our website at www.activeminds.com for more information on how to access the webinar.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 5:00-6:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
America’s Pastime: Baseball!
A brief history and selected stories from the game of baseball. Join Active Minds as we trace the history of baseball from its disputed origins to the present day.  We will look at the way that “America’s Game” is often reflective of the nation itself.  Baseball has often been plagued by scandal, from the 1919 Chicago Black Sox to the “Steroid Era” and the recent revelation of cheating by the Houston Astros.  At the same time, Baseball has also seen transcendent figures such as Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and the man who broke down Baseball’s color line, the heroic Jackie Robinson. Bring your own favorite baseball story to share with the group. This event is sponsored by HealthONE.
Brought to you byThe Tattered Cover Bookstore
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Please go to the Upcoming Events page on our website at www.activeminds.com for more information on how to access the webinar.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 1:00-2:00 pm Mountain Time (webinar)
The History of Radio
Throughout human history there have been a number of inventions that have fundamentally changed how people communicate. One of the most influential was the advent of radio. Although the technology was discovered in the 19th century, radio really came into the popular culture in the first half of the 20th century. Even today, radio continues to reach nearly 250 million Americans on a weekly basis. Join Active Minds as we trace the history and impact of this important technology. This event is sponsored by Brookdale Meridian Boulder.
Brought to you byLongmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO 80501… map; 303-651-8411
Cost: Free
To Join Program: Please go to the Upcoming Events page on our website at www.activeminds.com for more information on how to access the webinar.


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