Adult

Active Minds: The Age of the Vikings

Trace the rise and fall of the Age of the Vikings. We will describe their origins in Scandinavia and how they extended their reach into Europe, North America, and beyond. Learn about the culture and traditions of the Norse Warriors, including their distinctive horned helmets and unique ships. Finally, explore their legacy in modern times (besides the football team).

This program is brought to you by the Stapleton Master Community Association and Active Minds.

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Active Minds: Chocolate

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is currently featuring a special exhibit on chocolate. The story of chocolate is a "rich" tale that involves aristocracy and slavery, innovation and coincidence. Pivotal roles were played by both Christopher Columbus and Hernando Cortéz. We’ll describe how extremely bitter cacao beans are transformed into one of the world's most sought after flavors and discuss the rise of the luxury chocolate industry in Switzerland and the origins of the Hershey company. Be sure to stay for a special chocolate tasting.

This program is brought to you by the Stapleton Master Community Association and Active Minds.

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Active Minds: Pope Francis

Pope Francis has a favorability rating that is among the highest in modern papal history. Join Active Minds as we seek to understand why Catholics and much of the non-Catholic world find Pope Francis so appealing. We will cover his background as the first pope from the Americas, his impact so far since becoming pope in 2013, and what the future may hold for the Catholic Church under his leadership.