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Page 12 . 50 Plus Marketplace News . Denver Metro . June 2010 Michelle Rahn, Ms. Senior America 2004, is an innovating and enthusias-tic speaker available to instill in your group momentous ways to improve well- being in ourselves and those around us. Her topics include: " Aging with Atti-tude to Make a Difference", " Becoming Significant," " Whose Crown Are We Really Wearing?" and " All In God's Perfect Time." Call Michelle at 720- 289- 8398 looking for a Dynamic Speaker for your next meeting? annual Flag Day Celebration. All ages welcome to this unique event that offers a better understanding of the importance of our national flag. A variety of ice cream and topping available. Entertainment provided by the Tip Top Tappers. M, Jun 14, 12: 30- 2: 30 pm. Free. angels are near. Angels are spe-cial creations made to assist us in our times of need. Sister Georgeanne, well- known speaker and author, dis-cusses angels and how they help us. Registration requested: 303 730- 4605. Thurs, Jun 17, 1 pm, $ 3/ $ 2 R Consumer protection. Monthly program presented by the District Attorney office on a variety of con-sumer protection and crime preven-tion issues. Jun. 10: Keeping Safe at Home, Thurs, 1 pm. Free. Capturing your life stories. Shared memories are the glue that binds each generation of a family to the next. Give your family the gift of memories and wisdom. An overview and see how fun and easy this project can be! Tues, Jun. 15, 1- 3 pm, Free. line Dance extravaganza. Kick up your heels. Learn steps and perfect common dance moves. At Buck Rec. Center. Lunch & hand-outs included. Sa, Jun. 12, 10- 3 pm, $ 27/$ 25 R living history; A visit with Ame-lia Earhart. Arguably the most fa-mous Aviatrix of her time, Amelia Earhart was more than a noted pi-lot, because of her courage, determi-nation and spirit of adventure. Af- South Suburban Recreation 303- 797- 8787 ternoon tea served. Mon, Jun 28, 12 pm. Afternoon tea: $ 10 / $ 12 non res, program only: Free. workshop for women. Become a Handywoman. Save money and time. Learn how to do the easy stuff yourself: Info: www. workshopfor-women. com. line Dancing. Line up and kick up your heels to a variety of music and line dance fun. Drop in: $ 4/$ 3 res. Tues, 2- 3 beginners, 3- 4 interme-diate, Lone Tree Rec. Center. Wed, 1- 2 pm beginners, 2- 4 intermediate, Buck Rec. Center Computer Classes. Ezy- Bytes Computer Lab. Open to all adults. At Buck Rec. Center. IBM Compa-table and Macintosh classes. Dates and fees available online at www. sspr. org or by calling 303 730- 4609. senior tap Dance. Learn the basics to keep your feet a- tappin'. Learn flaps, shuffles, the shuffle-ball- change combined into simple routines. It's great fun and great ex-ercise. Beginning & Intermediate classes available. Mon. & Fri, 10 am, $ 24/$ 18 district rate. Digital Camera. Anticipate buying a Digital Camera or having trouble using one you've purchased. Discuss selection, operation, printing with-out a computer, interfacing and/ or photo storage card ( Mac or Win-dows PC), improving photos, and storing, printing, and emailing se-lected photos. If you own a camera, bring it and the manual to the class. Mon, Jun. 21, 9- 12 pm $ 16/$ 13.50 res. the european union. Tues, Jun. 1, 10 am. Formed in the wake of World War II, the European Union was created to provide a unified trading bloc. Explore the historical roots of the EU, the economic and social issues that challenge its future. Jewish Community Center, 350 S. Dahlia St, Denver, Free. RSVP: Lil Shaw: 303- 316- 6359 the european union Wed, Jun. 2, 2- 4 pm See previous description. Garden Plaza of Aurora, 14221 E Evans Ave, Aurora, Free. RSVP: 303- 750- 0820 al Qaeda. Tues, Jun. 8, noon - 1 pm. An in- depth look at the Al Qae-da terrorist organization. Discuss the origins of the group and how it has changed over time. The role of Osama Bin Ladin and other leaders is explained. Describe the organiza-tional structure and how it operates and how its functioning has been impacted by the war on terror. End with an assessment of our safety. First Presbyterian Church of Lake-wood, 8210 W 10th Ave, Lakewood. Free. Info: 303- 235- 6907 Indonesia: A Functional Islamic Democracy. Tues, Jun. 8, 12: 30- 1: 30 pm. Examine what's working in the world's largest Islamic country. Tat-tered Cover, 9315 Dorchester St, Highlands Ranch, call 303- 470- 7050 for directions. Free. south africa: Journey from Apartheid. Wed, Jun. 9, 3- 4 pm. Ex-plore the history of South Africa, its struggle with Apartheid, and its journey to rejoin the international community since Apartheid's end in 1994. RiverPointe, 5225 S. Prince St, Littleton, Free. RSVP: 303- 797- 0600 the Future of Iraq: A Path to Self Sufficiency? Thur, Jun. 10, 6: 30- 8: 30 pm. 7 years after the invasion of Iraq, the U. S. policy objective is now withdrawal. This only works if Iraq can govern itself and main-tain peace within its borders. Look at the path for Iraq to stand on its own and the challenges that may be encountered along that road. 1375 High St., Denver, Free. RSVP: 303- 399- 5555 medical marijuana. Thur, Jun. 10, 7: 30- 8: 30 pm. Marijuana dispensa-ries have proliferated in Denver to the point where there are more of them than Starbucks locations or liquor stores. Why has this trend exploded here and what the vari-ous arguments are in this debate. We will explore the legal issues, so-cietal challenges, and medical pros and cons of this interesting issue. Koelbel Library, 5955 S Holly St, Centennial, Free. RSVP: 303- LI-BRARY or www. arapahoelibraries. org nasa and the Future of Space Exploration. Fri, Jun. 18, 10- noon. NASA is preparing to decommis-sion the Space Shuttle program. Look at the future of manned and robotic space travel at this pivotal juncture. Covers the future of the International Space Station and the debate over how to prioritize invest-ing in NASA versus other pressing needs. Stratford at Flatirons, 400 Summit Blvd, Broomfield, Free. RSVP: 303- 466- 2422 the Future of pakistan. Tues, Jun. 22, 11- noon. Formed in 1947, Pakistan has a history characterized by periods of tension and warfare with its neighbor India. Explore the seeds of the current situation and discuss the ongoing political strug-gle in this important country, par-ticularly as it relates to the US in- Active Minds ® 303- 320- 7652 . www. ActiveMindsForLife. com volvement in Afghanistan. Temple Emanuel, 51 Grape, Denver, Free. RSVP: 303- 388- 4013 x307 water in Colorado. Tues, Jun. 22, 2- 3 pm. Water may well become the most disputed natural resource of the 21st century. Competing water interests have affected Colorado's history for over 100 years. Learn about our water history, the cur-rent challenges, and what the future holds for our use of this precious resource. Park Lane Community Room, 460 S Marion Pkwy, Denver, Free. RSVP: 720- 381- 2470 medical marijuana. Tues, Jun. 22, 5: 30- 6: 30 pm. Marijuana dispensa-ries have proliferated in Denver Ex-plore the legal issues, societal chal-lenges, and medical pros and cons of this interesting issue. Tattered Cover, 2526 E Colfax, Free. the european union. Wed, Jun. 23, 10 am. See previous description. Malley Senior Center, 3380 S Lin-coln St, Englewood, Free. RSVP: 303- 762- 2660. the Korean war Fri, Jun. 25, 2- 4 pm. As we approach the 60 year an-niversary of the start of the Korean War, look at the origins, key events, and the lasting legacy of this con-flict. Also examine the role played by the U. S., China, and the Soviet Union as part of the broader Cold War. The Cottages at Dayton Place, 2032 S Dayton Ct, Denver, Free. RSVP: 303- 338- 4338

. 50 Plus Marketplace News . Denver Metro . June 2010 . Page 13 The Art of Writing Memoirs. Learn strategies for crafting and creating a memoir. Polish story-telling skills and share meaning-ful events in your life with read-ers. Jun. 10- Jul. 1, Tues, 1- 3 pm. $ 29/$ 22 Aurora res. Just Color Pencils. Continue building skills while finishing up projects. Requires knowledge of color pencils. Jun. 11- Jul. 16, Fri, 10- 12 pm. $ 52/$ 40 Aurora res. Japanese Bunka. Use a punch needle and silk threads on a cloth pattern to create a unique work of art! Tues, Jun. 1, 10- 12 pm. $ 10/$ 8 Aurora res. English as a Second Language Learn the basics of the English language at a leisurely pace. Jun. 16- Jul. 21, Wed. 12: 30- 2: 30 pm. $ 62/$ 48 Aurora res. Learn Italian! Basic grammar, vo-cabulary and common expressions. Beginner, part 1, Jun. 9- Jul. 14. Wed. 10- 12 pm. $ 62/$ 48 Aurora res. Sound Stock Investing. Use common sense and the internet to screen stocks, analyze financial statements, and identify trends. Sat., Jun. 19, 9- 12 pm. $ 47/$ 36 Aurora res. Aurora Center for Active Adults 303- 739- 7950 . auroragov. org/ adults50plus Wii at the ACAA. Free! Play a variety of Wii, interactive video games! Mon.- Sat. regular hours. Basic Computers. Jun. 1- 15 & Jun. 12- 26. Tues, 9- 11 am. $ 47/$ 36 Aurora res. Intro to Internet. Jun. 2- 16, Wed, 9- 11 am. $ 47/$ 36 Aurora res. Microsoft Word I. Jun. 9- 23, Wed, 1- 3 pm. $ 47/$ 36 Aurora res. Volleyball and Softball Leagues. Rec. leagues for participants 50+. Call for more information 303- 739- 7957. Total Fitness. Includes a warm up, low impact cardiovascular aer-obics, strength training, stretching and flexibility. All levels welcome! M/ W/ F, 8- 9 am. M/ W/ F, 9: 05- 10: 05 am. Wed, 6- 7 pm. Reflexology. Specialists release the healing power of the lym-phatic system. Increase circulation and energy. Call for appointments. $ 10- 15 min, $ 20- 30 min, $ 30- 45 min, $ 35- 60 min. Beginning Pilates. Strengthen your body and pinpoint your core muscles for a unique workout. Jun. 3- 24, Thur, 10: 15- 11: 15 am. $ 31/$ 24 Aurora res. Fraud protection Q : Can I freeze a child's credit report? A : With the rise in identity theft, many parents are wonder-ing if they can place the same type of " securi-ty freeze" on their child's credit file as they can on their own. Good question. The answer is - Some-times. A parent or legal guardian can, in fact, freeze a child's file - if a file exists. But hopefully, a child doesn't have a credit file to freeze. A credit file is only created when there is a request for a new credit relationship, such as a credit card. One way to make sure a child has not been the victim of identity Consumer ALERT! theft is to make frequent requests for free credit reports under the child's name and SSN from www. annualcreditreport. com. If the credit agencies are unable to pro-cess the request - most likely, no file exists. Good News! If a credit report exists for a child, it is almost certainly an in-dication of fraud. In that case, the parent or legal guardian can place a security freeze on the child's credit file. The individual has to provide proof that they are the parent or legal guardian and that fraud has occurred. Also, a police report should be filed with a local law en-forcement agency. A credit bureau cannot create a file for a child if a file does not al-ready exist. v Want a Power Against Fraud Presentation? Call the Denver DA's Office: 720- 913- 9036. From the Office of Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey Mitch Morrissey the online Community Does it seem that people seldom get out and meet their neigh-bors anymore? The concept of " Community" has apparently changed while we weren't look-ing. And while there is truly no substitute for shaking a per-son's hand and looking them in the eye, the " online community" has begun to supply some of what we are missing. What is the online communi-ty? It is, basically, an assortment of websites you can visit and in-teract with other people on the internet. These websites, often called " social networking sites," usually allow you to have a free login, post selective information about yourself ( your ideas, likes and dislikes, resume, etc) and chat with other people. Some of these websites bring together peo-ple with specific interests, such as pets, music, religion, medical Computers Marianna Madison problems. Sometimes it helps to know that there are other people out there experiencing the exact same thing as you. Another web-site allows you to find old class-mates. Yet another allows you to be introduced and recommended by past or present co- workers, for potential jobs. For every interest, there seems to be a website and forum. Probably the most well- known social networking site is Face-book. Here you find your existing friends and family who are on the internet. You can meet and be-come friends with their friends, by sending them " friend requests" which they can then accept if they wish. Each person gets his own page, where he posts his ideas and interests, his picture, etc. All your online friends show up on this page, as well as their comments and anecdotes. Some people col-lect hundreds of friends! v Marianna Madison has a 20 year background in information systems and provides computer tutoring to Seniors. For more information, call 303- 731- 7932.