Adult Lectures

The Parker Cultural and Scientific Commission is pleased to present talks on topics that impact Colorado citizens and residents of Douglas County. The intent of these talks is to increase the understanding of how arts, science and technology effect current and future issues facing our community, and provide the opportunity to learn and discuss a variety of trending topics.

Parker Arts Adult Lecture Series is sponsored by Parker Adventist Hospital.
All lectures take place at PACE Center and are FREE and open to the public. We like to anticipate the number of guests attending, so although an RSVP is not required, it is appreciated. Please RSVP via email, Sign Up Genius, or phone at 303.805.6800.   
Thursday, March 2, 6:30 p.m.

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the latest research

Guest Speaker: Representative from the Alzheimer's Association  
For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. 
Thursday, April 13, 6:30 p.m. 

A Discussion of Silent Film

(In conjunction with 2016 The Denver Silent Film Festival)
Guest Speaker: Dr. Howie Movshovitz, Director of The Denver Silent Film Festival, film critic at KUNC (Public Radio), contributor to NPR (national), and film teacher at the University of Colorado Denver.
In movies, as with many other things, we're obsessed by the new -- and for no good reason. No one disparages Vermeer as an "old" painter. The films of the silent period are often shown in poor copies projected at the wrong speed, which make them look silly. Otherwise, silent films are rich and complex, often funny, and often exceptionally beautiful. And in a noisy world, they're blessed by silence.  

Thursday, May 4, 6:30 p.m.

The Great Migration Journey

Guest Speaker: Kate Hogan, Community Outreach Coordinator and Manager of the Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield
Join Kate Hogan, Community Outreach Coordinator and Manager of the Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield, along with Audubon Master Birders, for a discussion on the incredible migration journey of songbirds, raptors, and hummingbirds.  Spring is the time when these amazing creatures make a pit-stop in Colorado to rest and refuel, or in some cases stay to reproduce for summer.  Learn about live bird banding station at Chatfield State Park during the month of May and discover the life story of Willow the Yellow Warbler.  Leave the workshop feeling empowered to help birds during their migration journey!