Lectures and Presentations

Active Minds: The Story of Tea

Lectures and Presentations
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Other than water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world and one of the oldest, tracing its roots (so to speak) to at least the 5th century BCE. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of tea, including the role it played in colonial empire building, the different types of tea, how it is grown and processed, who grows and drinks the most (which are not the same), and much more.
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Active Minds: The Civil Rights Act of 1964

Lectures and Presentations
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

As the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, Eleanor Roosevelt was both outspoken and, at times, quite controversial. Join Active Minds as we examine her life and the impact it had on important causes such as human rights and the successful launch of the United Nations.
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Tarot Reading with Sterling Moon

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

Local tarot reader Sterling Moon will introduce you to the art of tarot. Learn about the mystery and mythology surrounding its history, get a basic overview of the cards and how to do a reading.

Active Minds: National Parks

Lectures and Presentations
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The world's first national park, Yellowstone, was created by an act of Congress in 1872. Today, the national park system includes 392 sites (58 national parks), over 83 million acres of land, and hosts over a quarter million visitors per year. Join Active Minds as we tell the story of the development of our national parks system and highlight some of the more notable parks and their stories.
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Thomas Carr Photography Lecture

Lectures and Presentations
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gates Meeting Room - Level 5

Join archaeologist and photographer Thomas Carr as he speaks about his approach to studying and photographing historic and archaeological sites and landscapes.

History, Heritage and Honor in the Essence of the West Reception

Lectures and Presentations
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cousins Gallery - Level 3

Explore fine oil paintings of the Black American West.
Light Refreshments Served

Local artist Lesa Rose Webb was born in Los Angeles, Calif. and graduated from Santa Barbara City College with an Associates in Art degree. She specializes in the production of high quality fine art paintings of people and cultures of color. She works in a variety of mediums, including oil, acrylic, and watercolor paints. Her bold and graphic depictions have also been rendered in pencil, charcoal, and pastel. Visit her website at https://lesarose.wordpress.com/.

Active Minds: Cuba: Past, Present & Future

Lectures and Presentations
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Less than 100 miles from the United States, Cuba remains a mystery to many in the U.S. Join Active Minds ( http://activeminds.com/) 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 ongoing property disputes. We will also take a look at what the future holds for Cuba after Fidel and Raúl Castro.
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Composting 101

Lectures and Presentations
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn all about composting with the Denver Botanic Gardens. Whether starting your first pile, or revamp an existing pile, come learn about best techniques for composting in Colorado.

Henna Tattoos / Tatuajes de henna

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

Experiment with applying your own Henna tattoo and receive a small Henna design from a Henna artist. For grades 6-12. Registration is required. Please call to reserve your space.

Aprende acerca de las tradiciones y la historia divertida del tinte henna y ponte un tatuaje. Recibirás un diseño de un artista de henna. Para los jóvenes del 6º al 12º grado. Deberás inscribirte para participar. Por favor, llama para reservar tu lugar.

Three Best Friends / Los tres mejores amigos

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

Help Suzalloonz tell a story with balloon costumes! Unlikely best friends, Lion, Dog, and Duck need help ridding their town of flies. The next day Frog moves into town and soon becomes a new best friend! The moral: Time’s fun when you are having flies! All ages.

¡Ayuda a Suzalloonz a contar una historia con disfraces de globos! Los tres mejores amigos improbables, León, Pato y Perro necesitan ayuda para quitar las moscas de su pueblo. El día siguiente, Rana llega al pueblo y de pronto ¡se convierte en el nuevo mejor amigo! Actividad para todas las edades.

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