Grey Havens Philosophy’s seasonal programs include Family Philosophy (fall), Longmont Thinks (spring), Summer of the Mind (from the last to the first day of school in the Saint Vrain Valley School District).
Coming Soon: Longmont Thinks! and the Saint Vrain Valley Ethics Initiative!
Summer of the Mind
Think & Drink Philosophy Discussion (Topic: Money): Wednesday, May 29, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Still Cellars: a distillery and arthouse, 1115 Colorado Ave. in Longmont, 21 and up
Geek Philosophy Discussion at Denver Pop Culture Con: Friday, May 31, 12:30-1:20, Colorado Convention Center, Room 704/706, all ages
Think & Drink Philosophy Discussion (Topic: Faith, Magic, and Miracles): Wednesday, June 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Longtucky Spirits, 350 Terry St., Suite 120 in Longmont, 21 and up
Lunchtime Philosophy Buffet (bring your own question or idea or choose from our selection of philosophical prompts!): Tuesday, June 11, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Flavor of India, 516 Main St. in Longmont, all ages
Pop Culture Families (Star Wars): Wednesday, June 12, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Longmont Creation Station, 519 4th Avenue, call Longmont Golf and Recreation at 303-651-8477 to register, $5 for a family of four Longmont residents, $6.25 for a family of four non-residents, ages 8 and up
How to Talk About Politics: A Workshop for Teens and Adults: Thursday, June 13, 6:00-7:30 p.m., CoSolve Coworking, 350 Terry St. in Longmont, the Quarry Room, ages 12 and up, free, snacks provided
Girls’ and Women’s Philosophy Café: Sunday, June 16 and August 4, 10:00-11:30 a.m., RSpace Village at the Peaks, next to Marco’s Pizza
This is the chance for girls and women of every generation to think deeply together, offer wisdom, and support each other. Our first gathering is on Mother’s Day but you don’t have to be a mother, or have a living mother, or a mother with whom you are close. We value the perspectives of cis-women, trans-women, ALL women. Trained facilitators will lead you through questions of what it means to be a woman and what it means to be human!
Tea, treats, and prompts provided. You supply the ideas. (Even if you think you have no ideas to share, we promise you that you do!)
Ages 11+. (Younger girls are welcome with caregivers.) $5 suggested donation. No one who identifies as a girl or woman will be turned away.
Thinking Games Day Camp: Monday, June 24, 12-4 p.m., CoSolve Coworking, 350 Terry St. in Longmont, the Quarry Room, ages 1o and up, pizza and snacks provided, $10 suggested donation at the door. This is a perfect event for families! You can download the permission slip for unaccompanied minors below or sign one when you arrive.
Family Philosophy Workshop: Thursday, June 27, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall at CentraLongmont Presbyterian Church, 402 Kimbark St. in Longmont.
Have fun while learning to have a deep conversation across the generations. This short workshop is great for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and anyone who has kids in their lives. Children five and up are welcome to come along with a parent or guardian. Pizza and snacks provided! $10 suggested donation at the door.
Intergenerational Philosophy Walk: Saturday, June 29, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., McIntosh Lake (meet in east parking lot)
Walk2Connect and Grey Havens Philosophy bring you a nature experience that will exercise your body and mind! Meet us in the east parking lot at McIntosh Lake. We’ll provide you with some exercises to help you reflect on nature as we walk together to Dawson Park (approximately 1 hour, 10 minutes with rest stops). Once we reach the park, you’ll find water, tasty snacks, and an opportunity for some fascinating discussion! Open to ages 11-adult.
For more information and to register, visit http://www.walk2connect.com/event/intergenerational-philosophy-walk/.
Pop Culture Families (Harry Potter): Wednesday, July 17, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Longmont Creation Station, 519 4th Avenue, call Longmont Golf and Recreation at 303-651-8477 to register, $5 for a family of four Longmont residents, $6.25 for a family of four non-residents, ages 8 and up
Farm-Fresh Philosophy: Look for our friendly, purple tent at most Downtown Longmont Farmers’ Markets from June 19-September 11 from 4-8 p.m. We would love to talk with you!
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Longmont Thinks! Month will be proclaimed at the Longmont City Council meeting on March 19 and will officially launch on April 1. This will be an opportunity for the citizens of Longmont to experience the fun and fulfillment of doing philosophy together as a community!
Longmont Thinks Events (Check back for updates!)
April 1, 6-8 p.m., Family Philosophy Activity at CoSolve, 350 Terry St. #300 in Longmont, Theme: Superheroes! Ages 8-adult, snacks provided, drop-in, free
What kind of superhero would you be? How much power is too much power? The world of comic books and movies is rich with ethical and other philosophical themes!
April 3, 9 a.m., Philosophy Day at Longmont Museum’s Discovery Days (school-readiness program), Theme: Bugs. Bugs, Bugs, drop-in, $4 per child for museum members/$4.50 for non-members.
Grey Havens Philosophy will collaborate with Longmont Museum to bring a philosophical dimension to their popular hands-on, educational experience!
April 5, 4:30-6:00 p.m., All-ages Discussion with the Philosophers of the Philosophy Outreach Program of Colorado (POPCO) at CoSolve, 350 Terry St., #300 in Longmont, drop-in, free. Topic: Artifical Intelligence
How do you feel when Gmail finishes your sentences? Do you sometimes feel like Alexa just gets you? Are you ready for self-driving cars? Join POPCO and Grey Havens Philosophy for an all-ages discussion on the ethics of artificial intelligence.
April 6, 2-4 p.m., Outdoor Philosophy with Grey Havens YA (Young Adult), Ages 11-adult, St. Stephen Plaza, 500 Main St. in Longmont,
Topic: “Fake News,” drop-in, free
Learn how the tweens and teens of our Saturday philosophy group discuss challenging topics. You are welcome to join in or just observe. Come for the whole discussion or drop in when you can.
Alternate location in case of inclement weather: Firehouse Art Center at 4th and Coffman in Longmont
April 10, 6:00-8:30 p.m., Speed Thinking at Still Cellars: a distillery and arthouse, 1115 Colorado Ave. in Longmont, adults 21+, free
We all need people in our lives who are willing to be there when we want to have a deep discussion. Speed Thinking is a series of five-minute philosophical conversations with rotating partners. Meet folks who think like you or challenge you in just the right way. You just might find your perfect conversation buddy!
April 11, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Star Trek and Philosophy at Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave. in Longmont, call 303-651-8411 to register, ALL AGES WELCOME! $4 for local seniors, $5 for everyone else
Get a taste of Grey Havens Philsophy’s Pop Culture and Philosophy series to discover how much depth there is in pop culture and how much depth there is in YOU!
April 12, 6-8 p.m.: “How to Have a Philosophical Conversation with Your Child” workshop at The Creation Station, 510 4th Avenue in Longmont, for caregivers of children ages 3–18. $15 resident/$18.75 non-resident. Register online, keyword: philosophy, activity code: 247109.01, or call 303-651-8404 to register.
Chances are your child asks themselves deep questions about life, death, and reality. Grey Havens Philosophy will teach you to talk with your child about these questions in a way that is fun and enriching for the whole family.
April 13, 12-1 p.m.: Senses, Art, and the Mind at Firehouse Art Center, 4th and Coffman in Longmont. For children 4-7 with caregiver, drop-in, free
A chance for young thinkers to experiment and create with different tools and textures while facilitators help them to explore some of the big ideas of philosophy!
April 13, 6-9 p.m., Thinking Games at Longmont Public Library’s Teen Takeover, 409 4th Avenue
6-8 p.m.: Join the search for hidden symbols in one of Grey Havens Philosophy’s most popular (and mysterious) Thinking Games. 8-9 p.m. Join us for a deep conversation inspired by some of your favorite movies and TV shows.
Registration is required and will open here on Tuesday, March 12 at 10 am. Participants must register before noon the day before the program to allow time to have adequate staffing. Registration is limited to first 100 registered participants.
Permission slip required. Download one here, or a parent/guardian can sign one when you arrive.
April 18, 6:00-7:30 p.m., All-ages Philosophy hosted by the CU Boulder Philosophy Department, with Ájené Robinson-Burris at Experience Coworking, 473 Main St. in Longmont, next to La Vita Bella, Topic: Government’s Responsibility to Its People
Ájené Robinson-Burris is currently a doctoral student studying Philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder and received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ájené primarily works on issues centered around eco-social justice, bioethics, and sociopolitical philosophy. She is a McNair Scholar Alumna and an alumna of the Moore Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program. Recently, Ájené has been examining racial-gender-class justice and state obligations to eliminate present-day colonial practices.
April 20, 2-4 p.m.: An Intergenerational Exploration of Meaning at Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Avenue, call 303-651-8411 to register, ALL AGES WELCOME! $4 for local seniors, $5 for everyone else
Does the era in which you were born shape your worldview or do we all have more in common than we think? Explore these and other questions with people of multiple generations.
April 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Harry Potter Think & Drink at St. Vrain Cidery, 350 Terry St. #130 in Longmont, drop-in, free
Explore the universe through a magical lens when you sample our monthly Harry Potter discussion for grownups. You can sample some delicious, all-natural ciders at the same time! (Non-alcoholic drinks are also available.) Arrive early to grab a seat!
April 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Think & Drink at St. Vrain Cidery, 350 Terry St. #130 in Longmont, drop-in, free
Grey Havens Philosophy’s signature Think & Drink philosophy discussion, exploring big ideas in a fun and accessible way. Topic: Renewal and Rebirth
Longmont Thinks! Month and Summer of the Mind are funded in part by generous support from the Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization.