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Saturday, April 18, 2015 (All day)

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Below are some great programs you will not want to miss this coming week or so (scroll down to view them all).  Also:

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Denver Lost Cities Bus Tour on May 9 (details below)

Other events of interest (details in right column): 

Health Seminars/Events:

   Senior Health Fair on April 18

   Open House on May 7

Salute to Seniors on April 18 

Moving/Downsizing Event on April 23

Trip to France this fall with History Colorado

 

 

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* * * Bus Tour! * * *
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 1:00-4:30 pm

(1:00 reception/refreshments/snacks, 1:30 bus departs)
Lost Cities of Denver Tour
Perhaps you've heard of Westminster, Littleton and Aurora. How about Glendale and Sheridan? Or Mountain View and Edgewater? Did you know that Lakeside Amusement Park is its own city, complete with a mayor and police force? Long before the large suburbs such as Lakewood sprang up, there were smaller towns surrounding Denver, often created to avoid the evils of decadent Denver. It's time to tour these forgotten cities, lost worlds surrounded and swallowed up by the cities we know today. There's more there than you might think! Join Active Minds for this fascinating look into some slices of our municipal past.
Location: Fairway Villas Clubhouse, 5223 Espana St, Denver, CO 80249... map.
Cost: $37 per person
To register: Mail check made out to "WTS International" to Fairway Villas, 5223 Espana St, Denver, CO 80249. Tel: 303-307-4719. Be sure to include your contact info (including phone and e-mail) and write "Active Minds Bus Tour" on your check.

 

 

 

 

Upcoming events not to miss:

 

Monday, April 13, 2015, 1:00-2:00 pm
 The Korean War
Join Active Minds for a look at the origins, key events, and the lasting legacy of this conflict.  We will also examine the role played by the United States, China, and the Soviet Union as part of the broader Cold War.
Location: Westland Meridian, 10695 W 17th Ave, Lakewood, CO 80215... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-232-7100
 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 1:30-2:30 pm
 Turkey
Emerging from World War I as a shrunken version of the Ottoman Empire, Turkey plays a pivotal role in the world. A strong U.S. ally during the Cold War, Turkey is now one of the world's largest Muslim democracies.  Join Active Minds as we explore Turkey's past and current challenges, including its struggles with its Kurdish minority and its role in the rise of the terrorist organization calling itself ISIS.
Location: Washington Street Community Center, 809 S Washington St, Denver, CO 80209... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-733-4643
 

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 1:45-3:30 pm (program at 2:00)
Sudan
Join Active Minds for a discussion of Sudan.  After decades of civil war, Sudan split into two countries, only to have conflict arise within in the new country of South Sudan.  We will examine the origins and current status of the conflicts, including the role of colonialism, tribal ethnicity and religion.  We will also look at the history of genocide in Darfur and how the international response to war in Sudan impacts the prospects for long-term peace in the region.
Location: Covenant Village of Colorado, 9153 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.
RSVP: 303-515-6351
 

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Saturday, April 18, 2015, 10:00-noon (10:00 continental breakfast, 10:30 program)
Free Speech & the Islamic Faith
Join Active Minds as we explore the sometimes violent reaction from parts of the Muslim world to what many deem as "free speech" in other parts of the world.  From the death sentence issued against Salman Rushdie in 1989, to the recent deadly attack on the French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo, this conflict has clearly intensified.  We will seek to understand this complicated issue in part by examining the values held by free speech supporters and followers of Islam.
Location: Fairway Villas Clubhouse, 5223 Espana St, Denver, CO 80249... map. From I70, take Pena Blvd, exit east on 56th Ave, go right on Dunkirk Rd, left on 54th Place, right on Espana St.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-307-4719
 

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Saturday, April 18, 2015, 1:30-2:30 pm (1:30 program, Healthy Living event 10:30-3:00 pm)
Chocolate
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 Cortéz.  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 the luxury chocolate industry in Switzerland and the origins of the Hershey company.
Location: MorningStar of Littleton, 5344 S Kipling Pkwy, Littleton, CO 80127... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-972-3030

 

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 2:00-3:00 pm
Wine
The story of wine is indeed as old as the hills used to grow the grapes from which it is made.  It is a tale intertwined with the influences of civilizations, agricultural methods, cuisines and more.  Join Active Minds as we describe the history of wine as well as give an overview of the various types of wine and their most salient characteristics.
Location: Hampden Library, 9755 E Girard Ave, Denver, CO 80231... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required

 

Monday, April 20, 2015, 1:00-2:00 pm
France
Join Active Minds as we use recent events involving radical terrorism in the country as an opportunity to review France's complex dynamics around minorities and immigration.  We will also explore the history and current challenges facing the country in general. We will learn how French culture and values impact current national and regional issues as well as explore the role of France in the European Union. 
Location: Keystone Place at Legacy Ridge, 11180 Irving Dr, Westminster, CO 80031... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: Keystone Place: 303-465-5600

 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 2:00-3:00 pm
The Legacy of World War I
Join Active Minds for a look at how the agreements made at the end of World War I have contributed to present day conflicts around the globe.  In particular, we will examine the way in which the former Ottoman Empire was divided and how that relates to disputes that continue to this day. This event is sponsored by Garden Plaza of Aurora, Home Care Assistance, and Olinger Mortuaries & Cemeteries.
Location: Heather Gardens (Aspen/Blue Spruce Room), 2888 S Heather Gardens Way, Aurora, CO 80014... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 720-974-6931

 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 6:30-7:30 pm
Chocolate
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 Cortéz.  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 the luxury chocolate industry in Switzerland and the origins of the Hershey company.
Location: James H. LaRue - Highlands Ranch Library, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129... map
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-791-7323 

 

 

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Senior Health Fair  
Come "Celebrate Self" at MorningStar of Littleton. Free blood pressure checks, massages, healthy living information, prizes (including a dinner party for 6), tours, music, and more.
When: Sat, April 18, 10:30 am-3 pm
Where: MorningStar Senior Living of Littleton, 5344 S Kipling Pkwy, Littleton, CO 80127...map
RSVP: 303-972-3030 by 4/16; ask for Concierge
www.morningstarseniorliving.com

 

 

Salute to Seniors  
Come join the fun! Entertainment, resources, prizes and more!
When: Sat, April 18, 9 am-4 pm
Where: Colorado Convention Center Four Seasons Ballroom, 700 14th St, Denver 80202...map
Cost: Free admission, free parking!
Info: 1-855-880-4777
www.senioranswers.org
 

 

Seniors in Transition  
Thinking about downsizing, moving, or just need some help? Come learn the "Art of Downsizing" and how to manage the move process with ease.
When: Thurs, April 23, 11 am-1 pm
Where: Meridian Westland, 10695 W 17th Ave, Lakewood, CO 80215...map
Cost: Free. Lunch provided.
RSVP: Jamie/Marie at 303-232-7100
Misc: For event flyer click here
www.brookdale.com
 

 

Timberline
Timberline Open House
Timberline Internal Medicine is having an open house. Stop by the new space and meet the staff and providers.
When: Thurs, May 7, 3-6 pm
Where: Timberline Internal Medicine,
1550 S Potomac St, #225, Aurora, CO 80012...map.
RSVP: 720-282-8010 or Sandy.Chau@HealthONEcares.com
www.timberlineinternalmedicine.com
 

 

HistoryColoradoHistory Colorado Classes!
The new History Colorado Center offers a wide variety of educational programs for adults of all ages. Click here to view a list of classes. For info on this fall's trip to France, click here (register by June 1).
Registration: Call 303-866-2394 and mention Active Minds to get special discount pricing. www.historycolorado.org
 

 

Moving & Downsizing 
Let the experts with Great Living in Colorado help you with your downsizing and moving concerns. Call 720-833-8542 for a free consultation.
www.greatlivingincolorado.com 

 

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