Lectures and Presentations

Comedy Improv for Tweens with Play-Ground Theatre

Lectures and Presentations
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Meeting Room

Founders of Play-Ground Theatre and drama specialists Mia Sole & Jeff Haycock share their performing arts magic, enthusiasm, and experience as they lead actors in a super charged theatrical exploration including acting, comedy, and improv games. For ages 10 to 14. For more information about Play-Ground Theatre, go to www.playgroundtheatre.com.

Seven Keys to Living Stress-Free with a Toddler

Lectures and Presentations
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Community Room

Did you know that the secrets to living a peaceful, cooperative family life are the same as those for nurturing development in the young child? Learn the secrets to building stress-free relationships and nurturing the best in your toddler from a child psychologist and parent coach who made startling discoveries about what works.

Women of Denver History

Lectures and Presentations
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Community Room

The city of Denver was shaped by the efforts of many great people. Join Active Minds as we focus on the women of Denver and their contributions to the city and the state. We will cover some familiar names as well as some lesser known figures as we trace the impact of these women and their place in history.

All About Bats!

Lectures and Presentations
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
meeting room

Colorado Bat Society president Dr. Rick A. Adams will present a lively discussion for all ages on bats. Stay afterwards and help us build a bat house for Ross-University Hills Branch Library!

Active Minds: Salem Witch Trials

Lectures and Presentations
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
meeting room

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 moment in our country's early history.
Active Minds

Active Minds: The Story of Beer

Lectures and Presentations
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
meeting room

Join Active Minds as we tell the story of beer. We will discuss the origins and history of beer, how it is made, different types of beer, as well as the rise of several great American brewers and beer families. We will end with a discussion of the current trends of microbrews and craft beers and their strong Colorado connections. Cheers!
Active Minds

Wit’s End: Craft Beer, Home Brewing & Following a Dream

Lectures and Presentations
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
meeting room

Join founder Scott Witsoe of Wit’s End Brewing as he talks about his journey from home brewer to professional brewer. There will be an introduction to the brewing process and a discussion of beer styles.

Storytelling Unicorn: Urban Legends and Ghost Stories

Lectures and Presentations
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Join us for spooky tales from a master storyteller. This program is guaranteed to give you the shivers and get you in the mood for Halloween! Attendance limited to the first 20 participants. For ages 8-12.

Active Minds: Chocolate

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

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 of the luxury chocolate industry in Switzerland and the origins of the Hershey company. Bonus: chocolate tasting at the end of class!

Anti-Bullying Series with Mirror Image Arts

Lectures and Presentations
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Meeting Room

Mirror Image Arts' bullying prevention curriculum, "Your Voice Matters" is an interactive theatre based program committed to putting an end to bullying in every school. Our program gives students the tools to end bullying by utilizing Scholastic Problem-Solving methodology and critical thinking skills. We unlock student's natural empathetic abilities so they will make strong, compassionate choices in the moment. Students have the opportunity to use the time spent with the Mirror Image Arts team as a rehearsal for reality.

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