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March 2018

Medieval Spain – 500 years of Cultural Tolerance

March 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
AARP Idaho, C.W. Moore Plaza 250 South 5th Street #800
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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#2319 - A brief history of medieval Spain and Portugal as an Islamic center of cultural tolerance and learning. The 12th-century discovery of classical and Islamic learning in Spain sparked the subsequent Renaissance and the making of our modern Western world. This class will be a brief summary of how Islamic Spain came to be and the lasting cultural and intellectual accomplishments that survived its demise.

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April 2018

WWI Centennial Project of Idaho

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
AARP Idaho Basement, C.W. Moore Plaza 250 South 5th Street #800
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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#2320 - Spring 2018 marks the centennial of the second year of the United States’ participation in World War I. This moving and informative program will explore how more than 20,000 Idahoans answered the call to make the world safe for democracy. Local historians will present artifacts and talk about the mostly forgotten veterans they discovered as they scoured the Gem State for 100 stories for the centennial.

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Cinco de Mayo

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Hispanic Cultural Center, 315 Stampede Dr.
Nampa, ID 83687 United States
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#2080 - Before the fiestas begin, discover the real reason why we celebrate Cinco de Mayo: the battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Learn about the historical pressure cooker of events in North America and Europe that lead to the French invasion of Mexico and go back to a time when a rag-tag Mexican army defeated the French invaders despite being outmanned.

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Carved In Stone: The History and Symbolism of Graveyards

April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
AARP Idaho, C.W. Moore Plaza 250 South 5th Street #800
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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#2248 - Many of our ancestors were illiterate, but they communicated about death through the universal language of grave stone symbolism. Our ability to interpret these important symbols helps us understand our ancestors and their lives. After this class, you’ll be able to determine whether the deceased was male or female, religious, a member of a fraternal organization, loved or not — even if he or she had a sense of humor!

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Who Lies Below. Our Local Cemetery Residents

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
AARP Idaho, C.W. Moore Plaza 250 South 5th Street #800
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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#2291 - Many of our ancestors were illiterate, but they communicated about death through the universal language of grave stone symbolism. Our ability to interpret these important symbols helps us understand our ancestors and their lives. After this class, you’ll be able to determine whether the deceased was male or female, religious, a member of a fraternal organization, loved or not — even if he or she had a sense of humor!

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May 2018

Fun Facts: Presidents and First Ladies

May 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
AARP Idaho, C.W. Moore Plaza 250 South 5th Street #800
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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#2200 - Get ready for the presidential treatment and be prepared to laugh and learn. Which president was a licensed bartender? Which first lady refused to attend her husband’s inauguration? What president grew faint at the sight of blood and wouldn’t even eat a rare steak? What first lady is thought to have killed her philandering husband by poisoning him? By the end of this class, you’ll win at trivia.

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