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April 2021

Active Minds Webinar Cuba: Past, Present, & Future

April 5, 2021

Join Active Minds for a past, present and future look at our communist neighbor to the south. Time: 1:00-3:00pm Coat: Free To Join program: go to www.activeminds.com for link With U.S. policy toward Cuba currently at a potential inflection point, join Active Minds for a past, present and future look at our communist neighbor to the south. We will cover Castro’s revolution, the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Guantánamo Bay and current implications of the change in U.S.…

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Seniors
Website: www.activeminds.com,

Active Minds Webinar: The History of Horses & Racing

April 14, 2021

Join Active Minds for a look at the history of horses including one of the most extraordinary examples of the breed–the thoroughbred racehorse. Time: 10:30am -12:30pm Cost: Free To attend: go to wwwactiveminds.com for link As we enjoy the Triple Crown season, join Active Minds for a look at the history of horses including one of the most extraordinary examples of the breed–the thoroughbred racehorse. We will begin with horse domestication and their use in agriculture, the military, and other…

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Seniors
Website: www.activeminds.com,

Active Minds Webinar: Ethiopia

April 20, 2021

Join Active Minds as we explore Ethiopia’s long and fascinating history, its current challenges, and consider the future for this nation of over 100 million people. Time: 2:00-4:00pm Cost: Free To attend: go to wwwactiveminds.com for link In 2019, the new prime minister of Ethiopia received the Nobel Peace Prize. Less than a year later much of the international community condemned his military action against a part of his own nation. As the African nation with the longest history of independent existence…

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Seniors
Website: www.activeminds.com,

May 2021

Active Minds Webinar: Saudi Arabia

May 12, 2021

Join Active Minds as we tell the story of this complex nation. We will cover Saudi history, the current power structure, and the role of Sunni Islamic thought in the region. Time: 10:30 am-12:30 pm Cost: Free Event link: www.activeminds.com 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…

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Seniors
Website: www.activeminds.com,

Active Minds Webinar: Climate Change

May 14, 2021

Join Active Minds as we examine the predictions and the politics given the US withdrawal from and subsequent rejoining in the Paris climate accord. Time: 2:00-4:00 pm Cost: Free Event link: www.activeminds.com 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…

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Seniors
Website: www.activeminds.com,

Active Minds Webinar: Myanmar (Burma)

May 25, 2021

Join Active Minds as we explore the current situation as well as the history of this important Southeast Asian country, formerly known as Burma. Time: 1:30-3:30 pm Cost: Free Event link: www.activeminds.com In February of 2021 the democratically elected government of Myanmar, led by Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, was toppled in a military coup that was widely condemned by the international community. Since achieving its independence in 1948, Myanmar’s post-colonial history has often been characterized by military rule…

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Seniors
Website: www.activeminds.com,

July 2021

Active Minds presents: Peru

July 5, 2021

Join Active Minds as we explore Peru’s glorious and challenging history and put it all in the context of Peru today and tomorrow. Time: 2:00-4:00pm Cost: Free In 2021, Peru marks the 200th anniversary of its declaration of independence after three hundred years of Spanish colonial rule. Once the center of Incan civilization, Peru suffered under Spain and has struggled since then navigating tensions between ethnic populations and a government that has fluctuated between military dictatorships and fragile democracy. Join Active…

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Seniors
Website: www.activeminds.com,

Active Minds Webinar: Japan

July 9, 2021

Join Active Minds as we trace the evolution of the modern Japanese state from its ancient roots to the present. Time: 2:00-4:00pm Cost: Free To get webinar link go to www.activeminds.com From imperialist empire to economic power, Japan has a complicated and fascinating history. Join Active Minds as we trace the evolution of the modern Japanese state from its ancient roots to the present. Among other things, we will cover the impact of Japan’s involvement in World War II, its…

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Seniors
Website: www.activeminds.com,

Active Minds Webinar: Peru

July 14, 2021

Join Active Minds as we explore Peru’s glorious and challenging history and put it all in the context of Peru today and tomorrow. Time: 10:30am-12:30pm Cost: Free To get webinar link go to www.activeminds.com In 2021, Peru marks the 200th anniversary of its declaration of independence after three hundred years of Spanish colonial rule. Once the center of Incan civilization, Peru suffered under Spain and has struggled since then navigating tensions between ethnic populations and a government that has fluctuated between…

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Seniors
Website: www.activeminds.com,

Active Minds Webinar: India in Crisis

July 20, 2021

Join Active Minds as we explore the current crisis in India as well as the political and historical backdrop against which it is set. Time: 2:00-4:00pm Cost: Free To get webinar link go to www.activeminds.com The COVID crisis began setting tragic mortality records in India this past spring and the situation is likely to get worse before it gets better. Join Active Minds as we explore the current crisis in India as well as the political and historical backdrop against…

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Seniors
Website: www.activeminds.com,

August 2021

Active Minds presents: The Challenges of Mexico

August 24, 2021

Join Active Minds for an in-depth look at our neighbor to the south, including Mexican history and recent events as we seek to understand how this country fits in the regional puzzle of the Americas. Time: 1:30-3:30pm Price: Free 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…

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Seniors
Website: www.activeminds.com,

September 2021

Active Minds Webinar: Water in Colorado

September 8, 2021

Join Active Minds as we seek to understand our water history, the current challenges, and what the future holds for our use of this precious resource. Time: 10:30-12:30am Cost: Free To Join Program: Go to www.activeimnds for link Water may well become the most disputed natural resource of the 21st century. Population growth, climate change, urbanization and other factors have put increasing pressure on a finite resource. Competing water interests have affected Colorado’s history for over 100 years. The legal…

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Seniors
Website: www.activeminds.com,

Active Minds presents: Afghanistan

September 10, 2021

Join Active Minds for a look at the story of Afghanistan, both before and since 9/11. Time: 2:00-4:00 Cost: Free RSVP required : 720-440-8200 Twenty years after the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. has announced its intention to withdraw combat troops from Afghanistan. In the immediate aftermath of the attacks, the U.S. led a coalition invasion of Afghanistan seeking to oust the ruling Taliban and find Al Qaeda leaders, including Osama bin Laden. Join Active Minds for a look at the story…

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Seniors
Website: www.activeminds.com,

Active Minds presents: Afghanistan

September 20, 2021

Join Active Minds for a look at the story of Afghanistan, both before and since 9/11. Time: 1:00-3:00pm Cost: Free RSVP: required (limited seating): 303-466-2422 Twenty years after the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. has announced its intention to withdraw combat troops from Afghanistan. In the immediate aftermath of the attacks, the U.S. led a coalition invasion of Afghanistan seeking to oust the ruling Taliban and find Al Qaeda leaders, including Osama bin Laden. Join Active Minds for a look at the…

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Seniors
Website: www.sunriseseniorliving.com,

October 2021

Active Minds presents: The Nobel Prize

October 4, 2021

Join Active Minds as we trace the history of the Nobel Prize, highlighting notable laureates, notable omissions, and a controversy here and there. Time: 2:00-4:00 pm Cost: Free RSVP required (limited seating): 303-751-5150 Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, established the Nobel Prize in his will in 1895.  For over a century the prize has stood for extraordinary accomplishment in a variety of fields throughout the world. Join Active Minds as we trace the history of the Nobel…

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Seniors
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Active Minds presents: Salem Witches

October 28, 2021

Join Active Minds as we seek to understand this astounding moment in our country’s early history. Time: 10:00-noon Cost: Free RSVP required : 303-693-0200 In 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts an extraordinary series of events coupled with the hysterical reaction of the community, resulted in what is referred to as the Salem Witch Hunt. Hundreds of individuals were tried for the crime of witchcraft and many were executed as a result. Join Active Minds as we seek to understand this astounding…

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November 2021

Active Minds presents: Franklin Delano Roosevelt

November 5, 2021

Join Active Minds as we look at the life and leadership of one of our nation’s most admired presidents. Cost: Free Time: 1:00-3:00pm RSVP required: 303-466-2422 Reflecting on Roosevelt’s presidency, his biographer commented that FDR “brought the United States through the Great Depression and World War II to a prosperous future. He lifted himself from a wheelchair to lift the nation from its knees.”  Join Active Minds as we look at the life and leadership of one of our nation’s…

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Seniors
Website: www.activeminds.com,

Active Minds presents: Native Americans of Colorado

November 23, 2021

Join Active Minds as we tell the stories of the original inhabitants of Colorado. Cost: Free Time: 1:30-3:30 RSVP: Tobias Keller: 303-873-2038 Other: Limited seating, social distancing. Masks required (even if vaccinated). 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…

Categories: Lectures, Classes, Informational events, Seniors
Website: www.activeminds.com,

December 2021

Free Admission on Senior Sunday – 12/19

December 19, 2021

Each Sunday this December, seniors ages 65 and older receive FREE admission! Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum is located in Hangar #1 of the former Lowry Air Force Base in eastern Denver. The museum boasts more than 182,000 square feet of hangar space full of iconic aircraft, space vehicles, artifacts, military uniforms and much more. Please bring your driver’s license, passport or ID card on the day of your visit.

Categories: Museums, Seniors
Website: wingsmuseum.org/event/seniorsundays/2021-12-19/,

Free Admission on Senior Sunday – 12/26

December 26, 2021

Each Sunday this December, seniors ages 65 and older receive FREE admission! Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum is located in Hangar #1 of the former Lowry Air Force Base in eastern Denver. The museum boasts more than 182,000 square feet of hangar space full of iconic aircraft, space vehicles, artifacts, military uniforms and much more. Please bring your driver’s license, passport or ID card on the day of your visit.

Categories: Museums, Seniors
Website: wingsmuseum.org/event/seniorsundays/2021-12-26/,
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