Performance and Presentations

Active Minds: Chocolate

Performance and Presentations
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Meeting Room

The story of chocolate is a "rich" tale indeed, involving aristocracy and slavery, innovation and coincidence. Active Minds will describe how bitter cacao beans are transformed into one of the world's most sought-after flavors, and share chocolate history stories.

Active Minds®: expanding lives and minds with community-based educational programs. Sponsored by the Stapleton Master Community Association.

Colorado Humanities Presents: Black History Live, Fredrick Douglass

Performance and Presentations
2:00 pm

The eminent national humanities and Chautauqua scholar Charles Everett Pace will explore African-American history and culture during his vivid performance portraying the life and times of Frederick Douglass.

More than Gold and Silver: Mining in Colorado

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Performance and Presentations
2:00 pm

Join Historian James E. Fell, Jr., PhD, of the University of Colorado Denver as he discusses the impact of the mining industry in Colorado. Light Refreshments Served

The Way We Worked Exhibit
January 2 - February 6

African American Quilters and Collectors: Table of Brotherhood Award Ceremony

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Performance and Presentations
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cousins Gallery - Level 3

Promoting the preservation and art of quilting. We teach, we create, we giveaway and we collect.

The quilts made are presented annually through an award ceremony to outstanding community members in recognition of their service of those in need, or to individuals in crisis, as well as to agencies that help the needy and the homeless.

Free and Open to the Public.

AA Quilters Guild:

Flight Without Fear

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Performance and Presentations
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Meeting Room

Are you, or is someone close to you, afraid to fly? Come learn about the Flight Without Fear program, sponsored by United Airlines and the Colorado Ninety-Nines, a local chapter of the International Organization of Women Pilots, that helps fearful fliers become confident travelers.

Active Minds: Paris: Biography of a City

Performance and Presentations
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Savor the romance of February and learn about the City of Lights, the most romantic city of all!

Active Minds®: expanding lives and minds with community-based educational programs.

Early Literacy: The First Step to Success / Alfabetización temprana: Los primeros pasos para el éxito

Performance and Presentations
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Meeting Room

Discover the importance of Early Literacy and learn easy everyday practices to help children succeed in life at this yawn-free workshop. Refreshments will be served.
Especially for community leaders interested in literacy resources, educators, parents, and caregivers of children from birth through kindergarten.
Please RSVP to 720-865-1305 by February 6, 2015.

Descubra la importancia de la alfabetización temprana y aprenda en este taller libre de aburrimiento las prácticas que puede llevar a cabo diariamente para ayudar a sus hijos a tener éxito. Se proporcionarán refrigerios.

Malaysia

Performance and Presentations
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Malaysia boasts one of the strongest economies in Asia over the past 50 years, drastically increasing its importance in the region and beyond. Once a British colonial territory, today Malaysia is home to an ethnically-diverse population of about 30 million people, including a sizable Chinese minority. Active Minds will explore the history of Malaysia, its current role in the region and the world, and the events involving Malaysia Airlines Flights.

New Orleans: Biography of a City

Performance and Presentations
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

A true American jewel, New Orleans is famous for its cuisine, French Creole influence, jazz music, and, of course, Mardi Gras! Active Minds will explore the colorful history, culture and people of the “Big Easy,” including the unique challenges of living in a coastal city where nearly half the land is below sea level. Bring your colored beads and your jazz trumpet!

Active Minds®: expanding lives and minds with community-based educational programs. Sponsored by the Stapleton Master Community Association.

The Panama Canal

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Performance and Presentations
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

One hundred years after the opening of the Panama Canal, this major trade route is set for a historic expansion. The original construction of the canal is an incredible engineering triumph, as well as a story of challenge and conflict. Join Active Minds as we discuss the creation of Panama Canal, the role of the United States in its origins, and its continued importance to global commerce.

Active Minds®: expanding lives and minds with community-based educational programs. Sponsored by the Stapleton Master Community Association.

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