Boulder Colorado Forums, Lectures, Workshops and Travel Events
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Boulder Center for Conscious Community
“BC3” offers workshops, classes, coaching sessions, art exhibits and book groups. 1637 28th St. 303-449-5417; www.consciousboulder.com.
Boulder Public Library Adult Programs
BPL hosts several discussion groups that meet weekly or monthly at the library’s branches. There are also business workshops; see listing under Business Events. www.boulderlibrary.org.
Tuesdays: Boulder World Affairs Discussion Group, 10am-noon (Meadows Branch); contact firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd Thursdays: UN & International Affairs Discussion Group, 1-3pm monthly except December. (Main Branch)
Final Mondays: Women of the West, 11:30am-1pm (Main Branch)
Changes in Latitude Travel Program
Wednesdays: The Changes in Latitude Travel Store offers free travel films, slide shows and photo presentations most Wednesdays at 7pm at 2525 Arapahoe Ave. A few highlights are listed; check www.cil.com for the rest of the winter/spring schedule.
Jan. 18: Adventuring in the Antarctic and Nepal
Jan. 25: Walking the Camindo de Santiago, Spain
Feb. 1: Packing Light Clinic
Chautauqua hosts a number of speakers each season who cover a variety of topics, and they usually sell out, so get your tickets early. The events listed below begin at 7pm at Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road. www.chautauqua.com.
Jan. 19: Liz Thomas: Hiking the Triple Crown Trails
Feb. 13: Engineering Discovery: The Webb Telescope
April 6: Jon Kedrowski: Sleeping on the Summits
City of Boulder Home-Ownership Program
Monthly orientations sponsored by the city of Boulder instruct prospective buyers on affordable housing and using city programs to buy a house. Check the schedule at www.boulderaffordablehomes.com.
Conference on World Affairs CWA Week
April 10-14: CWA Week, held each spring on the CU campus, is a festival of ideas featuring 200 panels plus 100 speakers and performers discussing the arts, media, science, technology, politics, business, human rights and more. All events are free and open to the public. CWA also hosts a speaker series year-round. Find more information and the full schedule at www.colorado.edu/cwa.
Elevations Credit Union Reality Check Seminars
Elevations Credit Union offers dozens of free presentations each year at its different area branches—on topics like Social Security, retirement, real estate, investing and wills—and you don’t have to be a credit union member to attend. Elevations also sponsors some free programs that aren’t related to finances at all. The dates listed below all take place at the Diagonal Branch, 2960 Diagonal Highway; visit www.elevationscu.com to RSVP and to see the rest of the schedule.
Dec. 7: Planning for Long-Term Care, noon
Dec. 7: Wills & Trusts 101, 6pm
Dec. 8: Cosmic Fingerprints: Understanding Our Place on Earth and in the Cosmos, 6pm, presented by CU’s Fiske Planetarium
Front Range EcoSocial Solutions Conference: A Bioneers Network Event
Feb. 3-4: Two-day event features broadcasts from the national Bioneers conference, plus more than 20 workshops, keynote speeches, presentations, and exhibitors, all with the goal of restoring our relations with each other and the planet. Find the venue and other details at www.colorado.edu/ecenter/bioneers.
Dec. 14: Ignite Boulder is a “night of geeky presentations with a twist.” Each speaker has five minutes each to teach us something, enlighten us or simply entertain us, backed by 20 slides that advance every 15 seconds. Doors open at 6pm at the Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St. www.igniteboulder.com.
The Integral Center
The Integral Center is a place where members can meet others, work, take classes, listen to presentations, and more. There’s something on the calendar nearly every day of the week, including yoga and meditation, and the center is also home to the Mandala Integrative Medicine Clinic. Nonmembers can drop in to most programs for a fee. Stop by 2805 Broadway to check it out, or visit www.integralcenter.org.
This Tibetan Buddhist studio offers discussions, lectures, meditation classes and workshops; many events are free. 1345 Spruce St. www.boulder.shambhala.org.
Smart Women, Smart Money
Feb. 28: Find out why women are better investors than men and learn financial strategies for single and married women at these free sessions presented by The Braun Group Wealth Management. 5:30-6:30pm; call 303-441-5375 to register, as space is limited. www.ubs.com/team/braun.
TinkerMill is a nonprofit makerspace where members have access to tools and equipment they probably don’t have at home—like 3-D printers, CAD workstations, sewing machines, a kiln, soldering setups and woodworking stations. 1840 Delaware Place, Unit A, Longmont; visit www.tinkermill.org for details and to view the calendar of classes, clubs and meetups.
University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
The Museum of Natural History on the CU campus offers numerous workshops, lectures, classes and forums all year long, and many are free. For a schedule, see cumuseum.colorado.edu. The museum is located in the Henderson Building, Broadway and 15th Street.