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Tuesday, September 01
Arvada
CU-Boulder Senior Auditors Registration Begins CU-Boulder Alumni Association
at 08:00 AM
The CU Senior Auditors Program provides Colorado residents ages 55 and over the opportunity to attend regular daytime classes at CU-Boulder during the fall and spring semesters for a small fee on a space-available basis. Senior auditors receive no academic credit for completing a course but can get a transcript reflecting courses taken.
 
Boulder
The Ocean Ambassador Certification Program, Colorado Ocean Coali Alfalfa's Boulder, Community Room
at 04:00 AM
You can be a Ocean Ambassador(OA) with the Colorado Ocean Coalition! DEADLINE TO APPLY is Sept. 1, 2015. The OA Cert Program is a unique volunteer leadership program specially designed to arm everyday citizens with the knowledge and tools needed to make a positive change in their local communities. We encourage any motivated individuals, age 18+, who are passionate about ocean conservation & water quality issues to apply to this exciting program. No ocean experience needed! coloradooceanic.org 
The Boulder Bike Challenge Boulder
at 08:00 AM
The Boulder Bike Challenge is a challenge to see more people riding safely and confidently any where and any time during the month of September. You only need to ride for ten minutes to participate. It's open and it's fun. Join the workplace challenge or just ride.
 
Punch Brothers Chautauqua Auditorium
at 08:00 PM
Described by the New York Times as "American country-classical chamber music, the Punch Brothers (Chris Thile (mandolin), Gabe Witcher (fiddle/violin), Noam Pikelny (banjo), Chris Eldridge (guitar), and Paul Kowert (bass)) will make their first appearance on the historic Chautauqua stage to showcase their T Bone Burnett-produced album, The Phosphorescent Blues. 
Nederland
Resume Development Workshop Nederland Community Library
at 01:00 PM
September 1st & 3rd: 1-3PM:
Workforce Boulder County presents a 2-day workshop at the Nederland Community Library. You can discover the real purpose of a resume and learn how to tailor your resume to gain an interview for a specific job. We'll explore how to write engaging cover letters that will get you noticed.
Admission is open, but you must register in advance by calling 303-258-1101 or by e-mailing NCL's Technology Services Librarian, Melissa Freeman: melissaf.ncl@gmail.com 
Wednesday, September 02
Longmont
Bill Ellis Writing Workshop@the Library! Longmont Public Library
at 06:30 PM
Local writer Bill Ellis will conduct a series of writing workshops on the 1st Wednesday of the month (9/2, 10/7 & 11/4).Please call 303-651-8472 for more information. 
Louisville
Free Acupuncture for Veterans and Members of Their Household Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture
at 06:00 PM
A community-style acupuncture clinic, held every Wednesday night from 6 to 8 pm. No appointment is necessary-last treatment starts at 7:30. Treatment involves the use of acupuncture points on the ear. Benefits have included: greater mental clarity and focus, increased energy and better sleep, reduced stress and anxiety, improved mood and outlook.
The Clinic is located at: The Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture (ITEA) 317 W. South Boulder Rd, Suite 6, Louisville, CO 80027 
Thursday, September 03
Lafayette
Get Growing Garden Program WOW! Children's Museum
at 11:00 AM
You're invited to join the farmers from Ollin Farms as they wrap up WOW!s summer garden series. This month's program will focus on harvesting produce and preparing the garden for the autumn months. Garden program is included with Museum admission. WOW! is located at 110 N. Harrison Ave, Lafayette. 
Friday, September 04
Boulder
James Palmer, Ph.D. Speaker: The Persona, An Owners Manual Community United Church of Christ
at 07:00 PM
Everyone has and needs a persona or it has you, as Jung was wont to say about complexes. With the help of clips from AMERICAN BEAUTY, THE KINGS SPEECH, and ROMAN HOLIDAY, we will get a cinematic take on the pitfalls, challenges, and promise of the persona as it interacts with other archetypesthe shadow, anima/animus, individuation. All are encouraged to see and revisit William Wylers wonderful romantic comedy, ROMAN HOLIDAY, on your own as preparation for examining this seemingly lighthearted ch 
Denver
Wear Teal Day for ovarian cancer awareness Denver
at 01:00 AM
Thousands of ovarian cancer survivors, family members and friends will wear teal clothes and accessories on September 4th to officially kick off Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. National Wear Teal Day raises awareness for ovarian cancer, which causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. 
Wahl Looking for Great Facial Hair at the Taste of Colorado Civic Center Park
at 11:30 AM
Denver is among the Most Facial Hair Friendly Cities. To celebrate, Wahl will be at the Taste of Colorado from 10:30 am 8:00 pm on Friday, September 4; Saturday, September 5; Sunday, September 6; and Monday, September 7, with a 30-foot mobile barbershop where guys can get a facial hair trim. For every trim, Wahl donates to ZERO, a non-profit leading the fight to end prostate cancer. Wahl is also on the lookout for the guy with the right facial hair to be named Wahl Man of Denver. 
Loveland
Thunder in the Rockies Bike Rally Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson, 4250 Byrd Drive, Loveland, CO
at 04:00 PM
The 11thAnnual Thunder in the Rockies Bike Rally is the largest rally in Colorado and in the Mountain West region. Held annually over Labor Day weekend, includes:
-Live music from Sammy Kershaw, Jackyl, Night Ranger, Slaughter and LoCash
-Entertainment including The Busted Knuckles Stunt Tour and the 2015 Bike Show
-The opportunity to demo newly released 2016 Harley-Davidson models (for endorsed and licensed bikers only)
-A seat on the Jumpstart Stationary Bike Experience
-Bike-related vendors 
Saturday, September 05
Boulder
Ernest James Zydeco Avalon Ballroom
at 07:00 PM
The Colorado Friends of Cajun Zydeco (CFCZ) are proud to present Ernest James Zydeco at the Avalon Ballroom on Saturday September 5. The Avalon Ballroom has a fine dance floor and is located at 6185 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, CO. Boulder Zydeco will teach a Zydeco lesson at 7:15 PM. Doors at 7:15 PM. Details at www.cfcz.org 
Monday, September 07
Longmont
Movie Mondays presents... "Boulevard" Still Cellars
at 04:00 AM
Robin Williams final film! Bring your own snacks. Doors open at 6pm. 
Tuesday, September 08
Boulder
Brown Bag Series: Tiny Houses Boulder County Courthouse Annex (Caribou Room-2nd Floor) 2045 13
at noon
This lecture will be targeted towards professionals in the green building industry and to homeowners (current or prospective) interested in the tiny house movement and its potential applications and challenges in Colorado--particularly Boulder County. Representatives from two Boulder County Land Use Departments will discuss tiny houses from the perspective of planning, zoning, and building codes. Sam Austin, architect and co-founder of Rhino Cubed, will speak about tiny houses made from shipping 
Cafe Scientifique - The Geologic Perspective on Climate Change West Flanders
at 05:30 PM
Climate change - one of the most pressing scientific issues of our time. Our ability to mitigate and manage its impacts will shape the future of human societies and natural ecosystems. Geologic records show the Earth's climate has changed many times in the past. Some ancient climate events even coincided with natural emissions of greenhouse gases. Dr. Bronwen Konecky will discuss - geologic evidence of ancient climate change, focusing on what we know, how we know it, and how it applies to today 
Climate Change: The Latest Science, Why Its Serious, and What We University of Colorado Wolf Law Building, Room 204
at 07:00 PM
The Boulder Chapter of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society is pleased to have Dr. Chuck Kutscher of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) explain the latest science behind climate change and what we can do to about it. He'll describe why the consequences are so serious and why we have been so slow in addressing it. The good news, however, is that the needed solutions are available today and we are finally moving in the right direction. 
Wednesday, September 09
Boulder
Sutherland Seminar Series University of Colorado, Boulder Muenzinger Psychology Building R
at 06:00 PM
Diagnosis Part I: Bipolar Disorders
A review of the formal criteria for bipolar disorders, including the differences between bipolar I vs. bipolar II. We also will discuss how bipolar disorders are diagnosed.
 
Thursday, September 10
Englewood
Food Fight! BAC Appliance Center 1880 W. Oxford Ave.
at 06:00 PM
Food Fight! is a food competition between Denver's top chefs - Jeremy Kittelson from Linger, Sheila Lucero from Jax Fishouse, and Steve Weber from The Club at Rolling Hills to name a few! Hosted by 9 News anchor Mark Koebrich, with beverages sponsored by Lukas Liquor and Breckenridge Brewery, this will be the foodie event of the year. The event will benefit the Scleroderma Foundation - Rocky Mountain Chapter, as they continue to raise awareness and support for this difficult disease. 
Lafayette
Talk Like a Pirate Day - Visit from Pirate Rosebud WOW! Children's Museum
at 03:30 PM
Ahoy mateys! In celebration of Talk Like a Pirate Day, come aboard for a visit with Captain Rosebud! Captain Rosebud will enchant you with her magical and hilarious tales of wild pirates, stolen treasure and fairy gold. This special program is included with Museum admission. WOW! is located at 110 N. Harrison Ave, Lafayette. 
Longmont
Safety Series@the Library! Longmont Public Library
at 07:00 PM
Detectives Bryan Franke and Sara Pierce will discuss Child Safety Online. For more information call 303-651-8472. 
Friday, September 11
Boulder
Transamerica Screening with Writer/Director Duncan Tucker E-Town Hall 1545 Spruce St
at 05:30 PM
Out Boulder and Terrapin Care Station are teaming up to bring you a screening of the iconic 2004 film, Transamerica. A comedy that will make you laugh out loud, this groundbreaking film for transgender visibility was written and directed by Duncan Tucker, who will be at our VIP meet and greet from 5:30-7 PM and also on hand for a Q&A with Sara Connell from Out Boulder afterword.

 
Out Boulder and Terrapin Care Station present Transamerica with eTown Hall
at 07:00 PM
VIP Doors: 5:30pm, GA Doors: 6:30pm, Event from 7-9:30pm 
Saturday, September 12
Boulder
Doggie Dash 2015 Boulder Reservoir
at 08:00 AM
Doggie Dash should be a ton of fun for humans and dogs! It's a 2-mile super fun run that helps raise critical funds to support the animals at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. Whether you're running with your favorite four-legged friend or a team of two-legged friends, you can help us reach our goal! After the run, it's breakfast, live music, a beer garden, family-friendly activities and an incredible Pet Expo!
 
One Community, Many Identities: LGBTQ Visibility March 1236 Canyon Boulevard, Boulder, CO 80302
at 10:30 AM
We will gather by the Boulder Bandshell in Boulder Central Park around 12 PM to march around Pearl St and other areas downtown. We won't be blocking off any streets, you can bring a sign, your visible self, and your chanting voice! If you'd like to represent an organization, bring a banner or sign and show your support. On Saturday, we will also have a dance party, more details to come. Sunday after is the Big Gay 5k and Pridefest! https://www.facebook.com/events/1567268176857077/ 
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble: Passages Chautauqua Auditorium
at 08:00 PM
Passages will celebrate the ensembles 45 years of dance in Colorado and around the world. The Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble brings both cutting edge and traditional modern dance repertoire to the Chautauqua stage. 
Denver
Cancer as a Turning Point, From Surviving to Thriving The Althea Center
at 09:30 AM
"Cancer as a Turning Point, From Surviving to Thriving," a program for anyone touched by cancer; patients, survivors, caregivers, health professionals. Presentations include award-winning physicians, authors, artists, musicians. Pre-registration recommended. 
Greeley
Superhero Run St. Michael's Town Square
at 08:30 AM
Come dressed as your favorite Superhero or just as yourself! This beautiful course begins and ends at St. Michaels Town Square and runs through surrounding neighborhoods. The 5K race is certified and will be Chip Timed by 5 Star Timing. Prizes for top 3 male and female overall finishers, Best Costume prizes, Age Group awards, and team prizes. 5K and 1K distances for walkers and runners. Fantastic Kids' Fun Run is for children 6 and under. Enjoy a family carnival after 
Lafayette
WOW! Craft Club WOW! Children's Museum
at 10:00 AM
Feeling crafty? You're invited to join us for our monthly Craft Club program. This month, we're making monster themed bookmarks. Craft Club is geared for children ages 3 and up and is included with Museum admission. WOW! is located at 110 N. Harrison Ave, Lafayette. 
Longmont
Don't Yell At Me, Episode #8 Still Cellars
at 04:00 AM
Doors open at 5:45pm, show starts at 6:45pm 
Nightmares Unhinged Book Signing Barbed Wire Books
at 03:00 PM
You're invited to Barbed Wire Books September 12thfor a signing of the horror anthology, NIGHTMARES UNHINGED, published by Hex Publishers.

Author guests will be Sean Eads, Warren Hammond, Aaron Lovett (artist), Aaron Michael Ritchey, Jeanne C. Stein, Josh Viola, and Dean Wyant.

"Contributors, including Nebula, Hugo, International Horror Guild and Bram Stoker Award-winning authors, will read from, discuss and sign the new horror anthology 'Nightmares Unhinged: Twenty Tales of Terror 
Don't Yell At Me episode 8 Still Cellars
at 06:30 PM
DON'T YELL AT ME #8

Poetry, Music, Art, Drinks, Friends, Fun, Fun, Fun

Doors open at 6:30.
Show starts at 7:00

Donations are encouraged.

Music by
Dust Savior
Connor Magyar

Poetry by
William Seward Bonnie
Eddy Jordan
Steven Dunn
Rachel Palmateer
Vincenzo Colliti
Jay Halsey
Brian Lupo
Eric Fischman
Arielle Lyric
Jack C Buck
 
Nederland
NED*NED Race 5K and Half-Marathon TEENS, Inc.
at 08:00 AM
The NED*NED Race (formerly Neder-Nederland) is challenging runners of all ages to be A Little More Extreme. This looks to be an exciting new chapter in the history of the 30+ year race and a good chance to enjoy a beautiful run at altitude! Half-Marathon 13.1 fans will get to experience trail running within an exceptional part of Boulder County and the 5K remains fun as costumes are still encouraged. The Ned*Ned benefits TEENS, Inc. so it's for a great cause! SIGN UP: www.teensinc.org 
Sunday, September 13
Boulder
Boulder Pridefest 2015 1236 Canyon Boulevard, Boulder, CO 80302
at 10:30 AM
We invite you to save the Date: Sunday September 13th from 11am to 6pm for Out Boulder's 12th Annual Pridefest. Vendors, food trucks, entertainment and community. 
Little Buff Community Ride Start/Finish: University of Colorado - East side of Folsom Field
at 10:30 AM
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Start time: 10:30am

14 miles of pretty, rolling, and safe terrain.
Aid stations featuring energizing snacks and beverages.
Special pricing for families up to six people.
Fun activities along the route and finish area for riders of every age.
After-party featuring a delicious hot lunch, beverages, and Boulder Ice Cream.

Register: buffalobicycleclassic.com/register 
Monday, September 14
Longmont
The Art of Freedom/How to Free the Artist Within Circle of Health, 600 S. Airport Rd, Longmont, CO 80503
at 06:30 PM
Many of us have an inner desire to paint, write, dance, sing. As kids, we don't hesitate to explore these passions. As adults, fear of failure often overrides our ability to explore these desires.

Those who do explore the arts continuously battle with challenges such as stage fright, writers block.

During this talk we will explore the question of what art is, how to explore, and how to move past the fears that keep us from continuing the exploration.

 
Louisville
Building the Tool belt of a Junior Ruby on Rails Apprentice DaVinci Coders
at 06:30 PM
NOTE: DaVinci Coders is a 13-week, full-immersion course. You MUST apply and be accepted into this program. Applications are available at http://www.davincicoders.com/enroll/

Now accepting applications for our third quarter starting September 14, 2015 - evening class now available.

Ruby on Rails is the best way for beginners to learn how to build their own web applications and comes with all the advantages of power, agility, and robustness used to build the top websites on the planet. 
Tuesday, September 15
Boulder
What Drives U.S. Foreign Policy? KGNU Boulder Studios
at 07:00 PM
Ron Forthofer will give a talk and lead a discussion on the motivations of the politicians who make U.S. foreign policy. He will give a historical perspective from the 1950s to the present and provide people with the tools to separate the rhetoric from the reality. Followed by a lively discussion and actions we can all take to achieve a more just foreign policy. 7-9 p.m. More info: 720-509-3378. This is the first talk in an ongoing monthly series. 
Lafayette
Discovery Days Science Program WOW! Children's Museum
at 10:00 AM
This month's topic: Sailing with Pirates. We invite you to discover your inner scientist, drop-in and explore our monthly hands-on science program. This month, we're learning about pirate ships and water. Discovery Days activities are included with Museum admission.
WOW! is located at 110 N. Harrison Ave, Lafayette. 
Wednesday, September 16
Boulder
The Invisible Psychological and Spiritual Impacts of Racism St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
at 07:30 AM
If you've been upset at recent racist violence in our country, please join us for this timely panel discussion featuring Dr. Robert Atwell, Psychologist and former president of the Association of Black Psychologists; Holly Fulton, MAT, MAEducator, diversity trainer; Deb Piranian, Coordinator, Wilderness Therapy Concentration, Transpersonal Counseling Psychology and faculty Trustee, Naropa University, and Kenny Wiley, Director of Faith Formation, Prairie Unitarian Universalist Church, Parker, CO, 
Distinguished Research Lecture - Zoya Popovic CU - Glenn Miller Ballroom
at 04:00 PM
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is pleased to announce that this year's Distinguished Research Lecturer will be Professor Zoya Popovic of the College of Engineering, Computer, Electrical and Energy Engineering Department. The title of her lecture "The Wireless World: 50 cell phones sold per second!" will be presented on Wednesday, September 16, 2015.

Many of us just turn on our cell phones to find out where we are or what we are doing next. The information gets to us how? 
Denver
Creating and Living Your Extraordinary Life! workshop by Rev. Cy The Studio Denver
at 06:00 PM
On September 16th, the Black Women's Alliance of Denver is pleased to host the Creating and Living Your Extraordinary Life workshop presented by transformational specialist and spiritual teacher, Cynthia James. This event is opened to all, and we look forward to having you there!

If you're not yet familiar with Cynthia James, she is a force unto herself. She has completed two master's degrees in spiritual psycholgy and consciousness studies, and brings an extensive coaching background 
Longmont
Job Hunters Workshop@the Library! Longmont Public Library
at 06:30 PM
Career Counselor Jane McKean will offer a networking workshop on Writing Your Elevator Speech and Launching Your Brand, upstairs in the UnQuiet Study Area. Phone 303-651-8472 for more information. 
Thursday, September 17
Boulder
Reel Rock 10 Chautauqua Auditorium
at 07:30 PM
In its landmark 10th year, REEL ROCK is kicking off the 2015 world tour at Chautauqua Auditorium. This year's REEL ROCK Film Tour features exclusive premieres of short films by REEL ROCK co-founders Sender Films and Big UP Productions that tell the stories of the most exciting vertical action from the past year. 
Gangaji Open Meeting Unity Church
at 07:30 PM
Gangaji is an American born spiritual teacher and author. Open meetings with Gangaji are an opportunity to gather together and closely investigate the truth underlying our daily life experience. Many people meet Gangaji for the first time in this community setting. Open meetings last for about an hour and a half. They begin with a period of silence, following which Gangaji will share her direct experience and invite reports and questions from members of the audience. Fee at door 
Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company presents: Outside Mullingar Dairy Center for the Arts
at 07:30 PM
Love blooms in regional premiere from Pulitzer Prize Winner:

The Muldoons and Reillys have lived side by side for generations, hotly disputing a sliver of land between their farms. When it comes to Anthony Reillys turn to fight for his inheritance, his stubborn neighbor Rosemary longs for him to notice something beyond a patch of grass at last. John Patrick Shanley's (Doubt, Moonstruck) tenderhearted portrait reminds us its never too late to take a chance on love.
 
Friday, September 18
Boulder
JLF@Boulder Boulder Library: Main Branch
at 08:00 AM
This Fall, the Jaipur Literature Festival will travel to Boulder, Colorado as a creative caravan of writers and thinkers, poets and balladeers. In true JLF fashion, the festival will start with a sublime morning music session and end with a riveting debate. Showcasing South Asias unique and multilingual literary heritage and juxtaposing oral and performing arts, books and ideas, dialogue and debate, Bollywood and politics, this magical mystery tour is an intense three-day teaser 
Reel Rock 10 Chautauqua Auditorium
at 07:30 PM
In its landmark 10th year, REEL ROCK is kicking off the 2015 world tour at Chautauqua Auditorium. This year's REEL ROCK Film Tour features exclusive premieres of short films by REEL ROCK co-founders Sender Films and Big UP Productions that tell the stories of the most exciting vertical action from the past year. 
Lafayette
Galaxy - A Benefit for WOW! Children's Museum Omni Interlocken Hotel
at 06:00 PM
3..2..1..blast off for Galaxy, an out of this world fundraiser to benefit WOW! Children's Museum! Featuring: Astronomical live and silent auctions; a constellation of complimentary beer, wine and cocktails; refuel at our dinner stations and stratospheric Science Lounge featuring hands-on science demonstrations for adults. Visit wowchildrensmuseum.org for more information.
 
Saturday, September 19
Boulder
Joe McNair, Ph.D. Speaker: An Evening with James Hillman and Joe First Congregation Church
at 09:30 AM
Boulder Friends of Jung has a monthly book group, the third Saturday of the month. This month we are reading James Hillman's The Force of Character and The Lasting Life. Please contact Rick Taylor, ricktaylormath@gmail.com if you plan to attend. 
Weekend of Inquiry with Gangaji Boulder Marriott
at 11:00 AM
Gangaji is an American born spiritual teacher and author. This Weekend with Gangaji Sept. 19-20 is a potent environment for self-discovery, where we willingly ask our deepest questions and commit to facing what arises. Each full weekend day consists of two meetings with Gangaji, and may also include a video program. 800-267-9205; info@gangaji.org. Boulder Marriott, 2660 Canyon Blvd., Boulder, CO.
 
Boulder Friends of Jung Annual Social and Meeting First Congregation Church
at 11:30 AM
Boulder Friends of Jung holds its Annual Meeting and Luncheon to socialize, learn more about upcoming programs, and share your feedback and ideas about programs to the BFJ board. Check out Jungian Psychology and why it is still so relevant today. Food and drink provided. RSVP info@bfjung.org, Rick Taylor (832) 758-8667. 
John Hiatt & The Combo / The Taj Mahal Trio Chautauqua Auditorium
at 08:00 PM
Known for captivating crowds with his exceptional guitar performances and enthusiasm, Hiatt is called ...one of rocks most astute singer-songwriters of the last 40 years by the Los Angeles Times, and continues to write brilliant character studies, with entertaining storylines, cunning lyrics and wry humor. Composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and nine time Grammy nominee Taj Mahal is one of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th century blues and roots music. 
Denver
The Immigrant Bazaar: Far from home... homemade goods! Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch of the Denver Public Library
at 01:00 PM
In celebration of National Welcoming Week, Services to New Immigrants of the Denver Public Library presents The Immigrant Bazaar: Far from home...homemade goods! inviting immigrant artists to have a booth to sell their handmade art and crafts. This is a community event that encourages dialogue and cultural exchange by bringing together new immigrants and existing Denver Communities in a friendly marketplace setting. 
Longmont
Children First's Farm To Table Dinner Ollin Farms
at 05:30 PM
We invite you to join us at our 3rd Annual Farm-to-Table dinner under the towering cottonwoods alongside Left Hand Creek at Ollin Farms in Longmont!

Tickets include dinner and refreshments (wine, beer, soft drinks), door prizes and music by Flynn and Co.

Thank you for considering supporting Children First of the Rockies!
 
Sunday, September 20
Denver
Hop, Skip & a Jump Start Children's Museum of Denver
at 07:30 AM
Hop, Skip & a Jump Start
Sunday, September 20, 2015

We invite you to lace up! Hop, Skip & a Jump Start is a race for every member of the family. With a stroller-friendly 5K, Kid Course, Toddler Trot, an Infant Crawl and a day of activities and healthy snacks, it is a good way to teach a healthy lifestyle.

Day-of registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
5K starts at 9:00 a.m.
Mini Meets and Expo begin at 10:15 a.m. 
Tuesday, September 22
Boulder
September Boulder Audubon program Unitarian Universalist Church
at 07:15 PM
Local authors Bob and Cindy Maynard share photography tips and techniques from their new book, "A Photographer's Guide to Colorado's Natl Parks and Monuments." You can learn how to be at the right time at the right place to get that photo you want! 
Thursday, September 24
Boulder
Talking with My Grandmother: World War I and the Womens Peace Mo CU-Norlin Library Center for British and Irish Studies
at 04:00 PM
To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, the Boulder Branch of WILPF will present "Talking with My Grandmother: World War I and the Women's Peace Movement." This performance piece was created by and features longtime WILPF activist Robin Lloyd, whose grandmother was a founding member of the organization. The event will be held on Sept. 24, 4-7 PM in the Center for British and Irish Studies at CU's Norlin Library. Admission open 
Lafayette
Mountain Kids Story Time WOW! Children's Museum
at noon
Miss Kristin from Mountain Kids will host a story time with bubbles, short stories and a sing-a-long with shakers. This active and engaging story time will make reading fun for young learners! Included with Museum admission. WOW! is located at 110 N. Harrison Ave, Lafayette. 
Longmont
Rise of the "Islamic State"@the Library Longmont Public Library
at 07:00 PM
Dr. Ian Feinhandler of Front Range Community College will examine the social, political and economic factors of the self-titled "Islamic State."Please call 303-651-8472 for more information. 
Friday, September 25
Boulder
NAS: Time is Illmatic Chautauqua Community House
at 07:30 PM
Twenty years after the release of Nas' groundbreaking debut album Illmatic, this 2014 documentary "Nas: Time is Illmatic" takes us into the heart of his creative process. Returning to his childhood home in Queensbridge, Nas shares stories of his upbringing, his influences from the music of his jazz musician father Olu Dara to the burgeoning hip-hop scene in New York City and the obstacles he faced before his major label signing at age 19. 
Saturday, September 26
Longmont
Habitat Hero gardening workshop BCPOS Prairie Room
at 09:00 AM
Habitat Hero Presents: Make Your Garden Beautiful and Functional for Wildlife and Neighbors/sponsored by Boulder Audubon & Audubon Rockies. Speakers will explore the design possibilities of making a garden beautiful and functional for wildlife and pollinators. 9am to 12pm


 
Salt Lake City
"Food Forests, Gardens, & Ecosystems" with Toby Hemenway Utah
at 09:00 AM
From the home garden to large-scale production, Toby Hemenway, world-renowned Permaculture Design Instructor and author of "Gaia's Garden" and "The Permaculture City", will take us on a wondrous journey to discover the interconnectedness between plants, trees, insects, and animals. Using nature as a guide participants will learn the art of biomimicry to create healthy and thriving ecosystems. 
Sunday, September 27
Lafayette
Sensory Friendly Playtime WOW! Children's Museum
at 09:30 AM
Sensory Friendly Playtime is a special event for children with autism spectrum or sensory processing disorders. WOW! will limit admission to 20 families, turn down sounds and lights and provide adaptive equipment to offer a safe and fun experience for all! Krista Reinhardt-Ruprech of Big Dog Little Dog Healing Arts will also be facilitating special art therapy activities. Reservations are required and space is limited. To reserve your space contact: olivia@wowchildrensmuseum.org. 
Nederland
Enchanted Forest Wild Bear Mountian Ecology Center 20 Lakeview Drive Unit 107 Ned
at 11:00 AM
Saturday, September 26th 11am-6pm Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center in Nederland, CO is hosting its 15th Annual Enchanted Forest! Enjoy lots of activities at Wild Bear including professional face painting and costume making. Then ride the bus to Wild Bears property at Mud Lake Open Space for live music, theatrical performances, forest tours, and a warm campfire. Expect a full goody bag! Tickets are $8/person in advance or $10/person the day of. Seniors and children under 2 years are free. 
Tuesday, September 29
Lafayette
Brackitz Build It! WOW! Children's Museum
at 11:00 AM
You're invited to join our friends from Brackitz at our Build It Exhibit to create a structure as far as your imagination can reach! This special program is included with Museum admission. WOW! is located at 110 N. Harrison Ave, Lafayette. 
Louisville
Learn to Program Through Game Development Using C# DaVinci Coders
at noon
NOTE: The DaVinci Coders Video Game Design and Development Course is a 11 week full-immersion course. You MUST apply and be accepted into this program. Applications are available at http://www.davincicoders.com/enroll

Now accepting applications for our third quarter starting September 29, 2015 - evening class now available.

If you are a gamer interested in becoming part of the gaming industry and ready to forge a career Game Design and Development, this is the first step. 
Friday, October 02
Westminster
"I Have a Dream" Dream-Maker Luncheon The Westin Westminster, 10600 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CO
at 11:30 AM
"I Have a Dream" Boulder County's 18th annual Dream-Maker Luncheon will be held on Friday, October 2, from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. Over 700 attendees are expected to attend this inspirational program with testimonials from Dreamers, Dreamer Almuni, parents, and volunteers. In lieu of ticket sales, guests are asked to make a donation at the event, which will help us add new Dreamers to our existing classes in Boulder, Longmont and Lafayette and assist children from low-income communities 
Saturday, October 03
Longmont
Mark Stevens Book Signing Barbed Wire Books
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You're invited to Barbed Wire Books October 3rd for a signing of Mark Steven's latest Allison Coil mystery, "Lake of Fire" (out 9/8/15).

"A giant wildfire is roaring through Colorado's Flat Tops Wilderness. The massive blaze is wiping out Allison Coil's precious hunting grounds...[She] and longtime friend Trudy are shocked to learn that the body of a friend has been found in the fire ravaged forest - one who was a reclusive environmentalist with unorthodox ideas regarding global warming." 
Sunday, October 04
Denver
Denver Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk Washington Park
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You can help double lung cancer survival! By participating and choosing to fundraise, you're helping us raise awareness and fund vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.

We can build the movement if you form a Free to Breathe team and ask friends, family members, neighbors and coworkers to join you. 
Monday, October 05
Louisville
DaVinci Coders JavaScript Course DaVinci Institute
at 06:00 PM
LEARN HOW TO BUILD THE DESIGN SIDE OF WEBSITES WITH JAVASCRIPT

You MUST apply and be accepted into this program. Applications are available at http://www.davincicoders.com/enroll. This is not a free event.
Now accepting applications for our class starting October 5th - evening class now available.

This class will give students an immersive course of study dealing with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. It will introduce students with little or no experience to the Web Design world. 
Friday, October 09
Boulder
Wrenched Chautauqua Community House
at 07:30 PM
"Wrenched" captures the passing of the monkey wrench from the pioneers of eco-activism to the new generation which will carry Edward Abbey's legacy into the 21st century. 
Saturday, October 10
Evergreen
A Taste of the Foothills Fall Family Festival Marshdale Elementary School
at 10:00 AM
It's the second annual A Taste of the Foothills Fall Family Festival in Evergreen, Colorado! Attendees enjoy food trucks, arts, crafts, family and children activities, live music, silent auction, radio control cars, jump house maze, and much more! We invite you to join the fun. 
Wednesday, October 14
Boulder
Fool for a Day: Bob Mankoff The History of Humor and the Humor o Eaton Humanities 1B50
at 06:30 PM
The tradition of the Fool has deep origins in human society. In the mid-1970s, Patty Nelson (soon to acquire the fortunately silly surname Limerick) undertook to revive the tradition, with higher education as its kingdom. In this illustrated talk, she will review nearly four decades of adventures and misadventures as a self-confessed, officially appointed, forthright Fool.

This lecture celebrates the Center of the American Wests new Humor Initiative. The event will be followed by a reception. 
Thursday, October 15
Estes Park
26th Annual American Herbalists Guild Symposium: New Horizons in YMCA of the Rockies
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The American Herbalists Guild is pleased to present their 26th Annual Symposium featuring keynote speaker Ethan Russo. The AHG Symposium hosts some of the worlds leading herbal educators, delivering cutting edge presentations on a wide range of topics in herbal medicine.

Features: 40+ lectures, beginner to advanced levels, intensive classes, plant walks, discussion panels, Expo Hall, herbal products contest, chronic disease track, continuing education credits and more.
 
Saturday, October 17
Boulder
Fifty Shades of Stories on Stage Chautauqua Community House
at 07:30 PM
"Fifty Shades of Stories on Stage is an evening of brought to life stories that are fun, sexy and perhaps even enlightening. Colorado Chautauqua Association is pleased to partner with Stories on Stage for three shows this 2015/16 Community House season as Stories on Stage creates programs from the belief that literature is a rich source of powerful stories and actors enhance the impact of literature on peoples lives. 
Denver
Visual Audio Club #1: Global Hip-Hop and Immigration Denver Public Library Byers Branch
at 01:00 PM
A workshop, film series, book club, and oral history project. Presented by KGNU Radio 
Spanish Fork
"Water & Soil Wisdom" with Jeff Adams Utah
at 09:00 AM
Deepen your understanding about the importance of water and healthy soil ecology in the permaculture landscape, Gain hands-on experience in water harvesting earthworks design and implementation at a local small-scale farm. Learn about a variety of water catchment and storage systems from roof-top, ponds, swales, keyline, greywater, and blackwater system designs. Come away with strategies for your own soil conditions using compost, nutrient teas, mulch, cover crops, and green manures. 
Monday, October 19
Boulder
A Tour of the History of the Universe Chautauqua Community House
at 07:00 PM
Professor Jeremy Darling will give a brief tour of the history and contents of the universe, emphasizing how we know what we know, how we got here and what's next for our cosmos. Darling is an associate professor in the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences and a fellow in the Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy at the University of Colorado, Boulder. 
Carol Pearson, Ph.D. Speaker: Persephone Rising, Awakening the H Boulder Book Store
at 07:30 PM
Carol Pearson will discuss her new book, Persephone Rising: Awakening the Heroine Within, which presents an innovative Jungian analysis of the myth of Demeter and Persephone. This story was the basis of the Eleusinian Mysteries, the most important spiritual tradition of ancient Greece. The Mysteries exemplify the use of imagination and creativity in social action, similar to the liberation and self-help movements in our own time exploring the archetypal qualities of the myth's central characters 
Saturday, October 24
Denver
The Great Pumpkin Haul Denver Botanic Gardens
at 09:30 AM
The Great Pumpkin Haul is a 2 mile jaunt through forests, open fields, over creeks, hay bales, and through the scenic Botanic Gardens. There is a catch though: you will be covering these two miles carrying your very own personal pumpkin! Thats right. We will weigh it and mark it and you will be ready to go! Only the best Pumpkin Haulers will finish without dropping their pumpkin and for the love of fall, dont pick one that is too light. You need the biggest orange orb you can find!
 
Saturday, October 31
Denver
7th Annual Paranormal Palace Denver Halloween Party 2015 McNichols Civic Center Building
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7th Annual Paranormal Palace Denver Halloween Party 2015




9:00pm for VIP
9:30pm for GA

A comprehensive full theatrical performance & dcor charity Halloween Party benefitting the Colorado Ballet!

Sold Out 6 years! 2,500 guests!
Alcohol Included!
Costume Contest!

A full metaphysical experience, creating a level never before seen in Colorado that may astound 
Wednesday, November 04
Boulder
Angie Ricketts: No Man's War Chautauqua Community House
at 07:00 PM
Raised as an Army brat, Angie Ricketts thought she knew what she was in for when she eloped with Jackthen an infantry lieutenanton the eve of his deployment to Somalia. Since that time, Jack, now a colonel, has been deployed eight times, serving four tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. And Ricketts, has lived every one of those deployments intimately distant enough to survive the years spent apart from her husband, but close enough to share a common purpose and a lifestyle they both love. 
Friday, November 06
Boulder
Joe McNair, Ph.D. Speaker: An Evening with James Hillman and Joe United Church of Christ
at 07:00 PM
See a rare James Hillman DVD from his seminar on "Jung and Active Imagination" from 2009 at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Jungian analyst, Joe McNair, will share his insights into the work of Hillman and lead a discussion about Hillman's view of Jung's concept of Active Imagination. Joe will also share memories of his personal relationship with Hillman. 
Joe McNair, Ph.D. Speaker: An Evening with James Hillman and Joe First Congregation Church
at 07:00 PM
Boulder Friends of Jung has a monthly book group, the third Saturday of the month. This month we are reading James Hillman's The Force of Character and The Lasting Life. Please contact Rick Taylor, ricktaylormath@gmail.com if you plan to attend. 
Friday, November 13
Boulder
Megan Feldman: Triumph of the Heart Chautauqua Community House
at 07:00 PM
As part of Veteran's Month celebrations, this evening will combine two extraordinary presentations about veterans coping with the impact of war. Megan Feldman will talk about her science-based research into the act of forgiveness that resulted in her 2015 book, "Triumph of the Heart: Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World." As an award-winning journalist, Megan has profiled many veterans, their families and people from all walks of life who have experienced trauma. 
Monday, November 16
Boulder
Hubble Discovers Spiral Galaxy Halos Chautauqua Community House
at 07:00 PM
New observations with Hubble's Cosmic Origins Spectrograph, or COS, show that normal spiral galaxies are surrounded by halos of gas that can extend over one million light-years in diameter. The current estimated diameter of the Milky Way, for example, is about 100,000 light-years, with one light-year covering roughly six trillion miles.

John Stocke of the University of Colorado Boulders Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences Department will discuss how understanding the material within 
Hubble Discovers Spiral Galaxy Halos Chautauqua Community House
at 07:00 PM
John Stocke of the University of Colorado Boulders Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences Department will discuss how understanding how the material within galaxy halos in many ways is the missing link in galaxy evolution that we need to understand in detail in order to have a complete picture of this evolutionary process. 
Wednesday, November 18
Boulder
The Watson Scholars Chautauqua Community House
at 07:00 PM
We invite you to join next generation entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders in a session that brings together cross-generational talent to create the future. The evening will be an interactive session led by the scholars of Watson University. Community members, mentors, students and partners of all kinds are encouraged to join the scholars in envisioning and shaping our collective future. 
Friday, November 27
Moab
"Alternative Thanksgiving" Utah
at 04:00 AM
We invite you to bring the whole family and spend the holiday weekend at our pop-up intentional ecovillage. Participants will dive-in hands and feet first as we learn about "alternative systems"; from natural building, renewable energy, passive solar heating & cooling, alternative transportation, green economics and intentional communities.We will complete the workshop with a closing celebration which will include project design presentations from our Permaculture Design students. 
Saturday, November 28
Longmont
Leftover Turkey Trot 5K Roger's Grove Park 220 S Hover St Longmont, CO 80501
at 10:00 AM
It's our 2nd Annual Leftover Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk. You can join us for this 3.1 mile, timed run it's sure to get your Leftover Turkey legs moving and gear you up for the rest of the weekend. There will be food and awards after the race if you want to stick around for a bit. Last years proceeds helped several area youth sports organizations. We want to help even more this year. It will be a great time! 
Wednesday, December 02
Boulder
Thomas Andrews: Coyote Valley: Deep History in the High Rockies Chautauqua Community House
at 07:00 PM
Thomas Andrews newest historical work, "Coyote Valley: Deep History in the High Rockies," offers a meditation on the environmental and historical pressures that have shaped and reshaped one small stretch of North America, from the last ice age to the latest controversies over climate change and the advent of the Anthropocene. 
Thomas Andrews: Coyote Valley Chautauqua Community House
at 07:00 PM
Thomas Andrews newest historical work, Coyote Valley: Deep History in the High Rockies, offers a meditation on the environmental and historical pressures that have shaped and reshaped one small stretch of North America, from the last ice age to the latest controversies over climate change and the advent of the Anthropocene.

From the emergence and dispossession of the Utes, who for centuries adapted to a stubborn environment, to settlers intent on exploiting the land. 
Wednesday, December 09
Boulder
Gerzon & Steiner: Bridging Partisan Divides Chautauqua Community House
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An inspiring transpartisan field movement and narrative is emerging in America as wide ranging responses and potential solutions are brought forth to our current, toxic political polarization. Join two of the holders and organizers of this field, Mark Gerzon, author, facilitator, mediator, and John Steiner, networker, convener, as they discuss Impact 2016, including a third convention an American Citizens Summit to follow the Democratic and Republican National conventions. 
Saturday, December 12
Boulder
Making Merry by Stories on Stage Chautauqua Community House
at 02:00 PM
Stories On Stage presents their annual holiday show of "Making Merry" featuring a collection of favorites and new seasonal stories with songs presented by your favorite actors. Stories on Stage creates programs from the belief that literature is a rich source of powerful stories and actors enhance the impact of literature on peoples lives. Stories on Stage has been cited for giving audiences an experience of identifying with people and situations outside of their own worlds. 
Monday, December 14
Boulder
Black Holes Inside and Out Chautauqua Community House
at 07:00 PM
Buckle up for a trip with University of Colorado Professor Andrew Hamilton, as he takes us where no man has gone before into the guts of black holes using a real-time, interactive Black Hole Flight Simulator.

Professor Hamilton's scientifically accurate general relativistic visualizations of black holes have appeared widely on TV, online, in educational videos, magazines and more. Hamilton was also the science director of an immersive digital dome show narrated by film star Liam Neeson. 
Black Holes Inside and Out Chautauqua Community House
at 07:00 PM
Buckle up for a trip with University of Colorado Professor Andrew Hamilton, as he takes us where no man has gone before into the guts of black holes using a real-time, interactive Black Hole Flight Simulator. 
Thursday, December 31
Denver
6th Annual White Rose Gala NYE Party in Denver Ellie Caulkins Opera House - Denver Performing Arts Complex
at 09:00 PM
Ring in New Years Eve in Denver with Class and Style as you enjoy the Roaring 20s Theme!


Flapper dresses, sequins and fedoras for NYE?!? A high end, elegant Charity event, the White Rose Gala will be a night of living theater, where you are a part of a wondrous musical and theatrical performance. Slip back to the Roaring 20s and celebrate New Years Eve with the classic elegance of art deco decor from the period where style was the only way to swing. 
Monday, January 11
Boulder
NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter: Whats Inside the Giant Plane Chautauqua Community House
at 07:00 PM
Dr. Fran Bagenal, a professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences and Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, will discuss how Juno will help us take a giant step forward in our understanding of how giant planets form and the role these titans played in putting together the rest of the solar system. 
NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter Chautauqua Community House
at 07:00 PM
The principal goal of NASAs Juno mission is to understand the origin and evolution of Jupiter. With its suite of instruments, Juno will investigate the existence of a solid planetary core, map Jupiter's intense magnetic field, measure the amount of water and ammonia in the deep atmosphere, and observe the planet's auroras.

Dr. Fran Bagenal, a professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences and Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, will discuss 
Wednesday, January 13
Boulder
Lost Girls of S. Sudan: Lost Girl Found Chautauqua Community House
at 07:00 PM
Though much has been written about the amazing journey of The Lost Boys of Southern Sudan, very little has been written about the women. Lost Girl Found, though fictional, is based on the real experiences of female Sudanese refugees who have later settled in the Boulder / Denver area. We will embark on their journey as they try to escape from violence to the later seeking of educational opportunities. You will also learn about Southern Sudan, our worlds newest country. 
Tuesday, January 19
Boulder
Maura Weiler: Contrition - Page to Screen Chautauqua Community House
at 07:00 PM
As a screenwriter and former film executive, Weiler cant read or write a novel without asking herself Would this make a good movie? Drawing examples from films she helped develop, she'll discuss Hollywoods current preference for books over original screenplays, what makes a piece of literature cinematic, why some adaptations work and others dont, and how the process is currently unfolding for Contrition.
 
Thursday, February 04
Boulder
The Maynard's Guide to CO's Nat'l Parks Chautauqua Community House
at 07:00 PM
Few states offer the range of geography and topography like colorful Colorado. The states scenic locations draw millions of visitors - most hoping to document their visit in photographs. Today author and naturalist Cindy Maynard and professional photographer Bob Maynard share their extensive personal experience and entertaining anecdotes along with a selection of Bob's photographs. Their new book, A Photographers Guide to Colorados National Parks and Monuments offers aid to photographers 
Friday, February 12
Boulder
Penny & Red: The Life of Secretariat's Owner Chautauqua Community House
at 07:30 PM
Penny & Red: the Life of Secretariats Owner, is a documentary about Penny Chenery, the tough, earthy woman who owned the legendary horse Secretariat. From her parents climb out of poverty to her emergence as the First Lady of Racing, Penny Chenerys life has been fueled by the love of horses. Forever paired with the great racehorse Secretariat, Pennys story also exemplifies the rise and sacrifices of women of her generation. The woman emerges from this surprisingly candid documentary 
Wednesday, February 17
Boulder
Brad Udall: Water, Today into the Future Chautauqua Community House
at 07:00 PM
Globally, freshwater water availability is one of the defining issues of our time. Today, humans extract and use the majority of readily available freshwater supplies. Overuse is causing scarcity problems that are now regularly appearing worldwide, even in water abundant areas. To compound the situation, add climate change and population growth to our water quantity and quality issues that will significantly affect the next 80 years. What is the real nature of our water problem? 
Monday, February 22
Boulder
Discovering the Structure of the Milky Way Chautauqua Community House
at 07:00 PM
Interstellar dust blocks our view and makes it very hard to see beyond our immediate solar neighborhood. But astronomers have devised clever techniques and made observations across the electromagnetic spectrum to try and understand the Milky Way. Dr. Jason Glenn, director of the CU Boulder Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy, will discuss what we have learned about the structure of our Milky Way, giving context from historical developments and culminating in exciting recent measurements 
Discovering the Structure of the Milky Way Chautauqua Community House
at 07:00 PM
Dr. Jason Glenn, director of the University of Colorado at Boulders Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy, will discuss what we have learned about the structure of our Milky Way, giving context from historical developments and culminating in exciting recent measurements that promise to yield a precise description of our galaxy. 
Thursday, February 25
Denver
Intro to Studio Production 700 Kalamath St.
at 06:00 PM
Make your own TV show! The Intro to Studio Production Workshop will use two evenings (February 25th and 26th) to cover basic use of all studio equipment, including camera operations, lighting theory, color, and audio mixing, as well as control-room equipment, such as the studio switcher, audio mixer, and camera controls. Participants will be required to volunteer on one real-world studio shoot before receiving certification, after which DOM members will be certified to use both DOM studios. 
Monday, March 07
Vail
Echocardiographic Workshop on 2-D and Doppler Echo Vail Marriott
at 07:00 AM
The topics to be covered include diastology, ischemic heart disease, valvular heart disease, application of TEE in clinical practice, and cardiomyopathy. The role of echo relative to the newer imaging modalities will be discussed. There are also afternoon workshops on heart failure, hemodynamics, congenital heart disease, and stress echo. 
Friday, March 11
Boulder
Fractured Fairy Tales by Stories on Stage Chautauqua Community House
at 07:30 PM
Fractured Fairy Tales will be a fun evening of modern retellings of fanciful familiar and reworked classic tales. Stories on Stage creates programs from the belief that literature is a rich source of powerful stories and actors enhance the impact of literature on peoples lives. Stories on Stage has been cited for giving audiences an experience of identifying with people and situations outside of their own worlds." 
Monday, March 14
Boulder
Astronomy of Machu Picchu & the Inca World Chautauqua Community House
at 07:00 PM
Considered descendants of the Sun, Inca emperors often held major festivals at the times of the rising Sun during the June solstice. Much of our understanding of Incan civilization and their astronomy at the core of their beliefs and traditions, comes only from field work of the past few decades. Some of the most significant astronomy of the area is found at the ruins of Llactapata, located near Machu Picchu. These ruins were discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1912 before they were lost again 
Astronomy of Machu Picchu & the Inca World Chautauqua Community House
at 07:00 PM
In 2003, Dr. Kim Malville, a professor with the University of Colorado Boulders Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, and her team rediscovered the site of Llactapata and its remarkable sun temple, which overlooks Machu Picchu and is oriented to the June solstices sunrise. Dr. Malville will retell her rediscovery of Llactapata and the astronomy secrets it revealed. 
Thursday, March 17
Boulder
Distinguished Research Lecture - Doug Seals CU - Glenn Miller Ballroom
at 04:00 PM
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is pleased to announce that this year's Distinguished Research Lecturer will be Professor Doug Seals of the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Integrative Physiolog. Dr. Seals will be presenting his lecture on Thursday, March 17, 2016.

Professor Seals' exemplary scholarship and service reflect the best the university has to offer. You can mark your calendars for Thursday, March 17, 2016, from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., in UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom 
Monday, April 11
Boulder
A Tour of the Weird Moons of Saturn Chautauqua Community House
at 07:00 PM
This evenings discussion will explore the two worlds of Saturn's moons, along with their neighbors, and will highlight some of Cassinis new discoveries and new questions these findings have raised. Dr. Carly Howett, a senior research scientist at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder will lead this discussion. Dr. Howetts was selected as a Participating Scientist on NASA's Cassini mission in 2011 and a co-investigator on the Cassini Composite Infrared Spectrometer. 
A Tour of the Weird Moons of Saturn Chautauqua Community House
at 07:00 PM
This evenings discussion will explore the worlds of Enceladus and Titan, along with their neighbors, and will highlight some of Cassinis new discoveries and new questions these findings have raised. Dr. Carly Howett, a senior research scientist at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder will lead this discussion. 
Wednesday, April 13
Boulder
Kirn & Kiehl: Dance of Art & Science Chautauqua Community House
at 07:00 PM
The arts and sciences have much to offer in terms of how we experience, understand, and act within the world in which we live. In this conversation, Kirn and Kiehl explore how the creative interaction between the arts, rooted in the perception of experience and the sciences, rooted in the pursuit of knowledge, awakens us to the richness of the world. The two will discuss how creativity arises in both of these disciplines and the dance between the arts and sciences 
Friday, April 15
Boulder
Claude Bourbon: Guitar & Song Chautauqua Community House
at 07:30 PM
Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian stylings into uncharted territories.
Born in France in the early 60s, Claude Bourbon grew up in Switzerland, where he was classically trained. This finger picking guitarist has performed and studied all over the world; he has crafted an unbelievable fusion of classical and jazz, with Eastern influences, Spanish and Latin elements with Western folk. 
Monday, May 02
Boulder
NASAs MAVEN Mission Wrap up Chautauqua Community House
at 07:00 PM
This evenings talk, presented by Nick Schneider, the lead of MAVENs Remote Sensing Team, will recap MAVENs primary mission and its findings about how the Sun and solar wind have stripped away Mars atmosphere over billions of years. 
NASA's MAVEN Mission Wrap Up Chautauqua Community House
at 07:00 PM
This evenings talk, with Nick Schneider, the lead of MAVENs Remote Sensing Team, will recap MAVENs primary mission and its findings about how the Sun and solar wind have stripped away Mars atmosphere over billions of years. Schneider will also share some inside stories of the adventures this Colorado spacecraft has had along the way: a near miss with a comet, a spectacular meteor shower, some strange aurora, daring "deep dips" skimming through the atmosphere. 
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