Boulder Senior Events for July 2014

Active Minds: China’s Human Rights Struggle
West Senior Center
Monday, July 14
11 a.m. to noon
Free
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
Twenty-five years ago, China’s human rights issues were showcased to the world by the Tiananmen Square Massacre. Join Active Minds as we look at how modern China continues to struggle with the balance between authoritarian government and basic human rights. We will highlight the ways in which Chinese society is restricted as we peer through the lens of American freedoms we sometimes take for granted.

Central City Opera “Marriage of Figaro” Day Trip
Sunday, July 20
1 to 8 p.m.
$85 to $90 includes transportation, trip escort and opera ticket
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
Join Boulder Senior Services for Mozart’s comic opera. Set in 17th Century Spain, it continues the story of Figaro (the famous Barber of Seville) who schemes to outwit the Count and his wish to take Susanna, Figaro’s bride-to-be. After the performance, we will have dinner at a local establishment (on your own) or you can look around town on your own.

Facilitated Group Drumming
West Senior Center
Fridays, July 25 to Aug. 29, six sessions
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
$25 to $30
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
Drumming is a great way to fit some physical activity into your day. Since drumming can be done while sitting down, it makes a perfect activity for older adults with limited mobility. And the simplicity of drumming ensures that anyone can participate. In addition to the physical benefits, it can help facilitate feelings of connection, and reduce anxiety and stress. Join us for a free, introductory event on July 18 Ð call for more information!

Lola Restaurant, Denver Day Trip
Saturday, July 26
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
$35 to $40 includes transportation, trip escort, brunch entrŽe and gratuity
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
Join Boulder Senior Services for a trip to Lola’s where you will have your choice of one of Lola’s unique Mexican Fish House specialties, which change seasonally. Some of the recent items included green chile hash, carnitas benedict, banana brown sugar pancakes and a lobster green chile omelet.

Active Minds: The Civil Rights Act
East Senior Center
Monday, July 28
3 to 4 p.m.
Free
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a landmark piece of federal legislation that outlawed major forms of discrimination against minorities and women. Join Active Minds as we examine the act 50 years later and evaluate its impact on civil rights in the United States.

“Tarzan,” Arvada Center Day Trip
Wednesday, July 30
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$65 to $70 includes transportation, trip escort, lunch and theatre performance
Call 303-441-4150 or 303-441-3148 to register
Join Boulder Senior Services for the Colorado stage debut of “Tarzan.” Tarzan tells the story of an infant boy orphaned in a shipwreck on the shores of West Africa who is taken in and raised by a tribe of gorillas. He becomes a man, thriving in a primitive environment until the arrival of a hunting expedition and his realization of the world beyond his jungle home. Tarzan features Grammy- and Oscar-winning music by Phil Collins. Prior to the performance, we will have lunch in the ballroom of the Arvada Center.

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