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Perhaps viewing a sweeping stretch of the great outdoors causes puzzlement over how to capture the essence of a scene. Author and photographer Nasim Mansurov, founder of Photography Life, will offer a talk on “Composition in Landscape Photography” at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 for the Englewood Camera Club. The club meets at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Mansurov says he got interested in photography when his first child was born, bought a Nikon DSLR — and progressed from there. Guests and new members are welcome.
The Englewood Historic Preservation Society presents a Mid-Century Modern Home Tour of four homes in Arapahoe Acres, which is, in its entirety, on the list of National Trust Historic Places. The tour is from 2-4 p.m. Feb. 24. Tickets cost $25 in advance/$30 day of tour. historicenglewood.org.
Books and authors
Tattered Cover at Aspen Grove, off Santa Fe Drive north of Mineral Avenue in Littleton, offers frequent talks by authors and staff about what’s new. On Feb. 12, at 7 p.m., Peter Heller will speak about his mystery, “Celine,” now out in paperback, which he said was loosely based on his mother. On Feb. 19, a school holiday, Kerri Kokias will hold a story hour reading her new picture book, “My Snow Sisters,” at 10:30 a.m., with signing and a craft. Kokias is a Littleton native, although she now lives in Seattle and hopes to share photos from her years at Hopkins, Euclid and Heritage High.
Eye of the Camera
Littleton Fine Arts Board’s 2018 “Eye of the Camera” exhibit opens on Feb. 16 and runs through March 25 at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. The juror this year is Gary Reed of Reed Art and Imaging, a fine art printing lab in the Santa Fe Arts District. The exhibit will be open during museum hours and admission is free. 303-795-3950. littletongov.org/museum.
Wonderbound Ballet Company will team with Chimney Choir folk band and puppets by Tom Varani to perform “Aphrodite’s Switchboard,” a new work choreographed by Garrett Ammon to a new album by the band. Performances: Feb. 9, 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Performing Arts Complex at Pinnacle Charter School, 1001 W. 84th Ave., Federal Heights. Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. at PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker; Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Newman Center, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver. Tickets: wonderbound.com; parkerarts.org; newmancenterpresents.com.
Columbine Genealogical and Historical Society meets at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. On Feb. 13, 1-3 p.m. will be “Untangling your New England Roots: An Overview from Settlement to Revolution” with John Putnam. On Feb. 20, 9:30-11 a.m. will be “Using Directories and Sanborn Maps to Learn About Our Ancestors,” and 1-3 p.m. will be “Rich People Behaving Badly,” about the history of Denver’s rich and famous, by author Dick Kreck, former Denver Post columnist. Admission free, guests and new members welcome.
Call for photographers
“Exploring the Light,” Lone Tree’s annual photo show, has a Feb. 23 deadline for entries at Café. Show dates: March 29-May 29 at the Lone Tree Arts Center. Categories: Animals, Food, Landscape, Portraits, Urban. Up to three entries, $35. Jurors: Doug and Laura Bennett. Questions: Allissa Dailey, 720-509-1101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Actor/scholar Charles Everett Pace will present a Chautauqua History program about Malcolm X, Black Muslim activist, at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at Bemis Library, 6028 S. Datura St., Littleton. The program is sponsored by Colorado Humanities, which has an office in Greenwood Village, as part of Black History Month. Free. 303-795-3961.
Colorado Wind Ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood and at 3 p.m. Feb. 11 at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 9203 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch. The concert, “Pipes and Stops,” features the wind instruments and an organ. Bands from Bear Creek and Mountain Vista High Schools will participate. Tickets and information: coloradowindensemble.org.
Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura st., Littleton, will host a workshop at 2 p.m. Feb. 10 with authorized couponing instructor Erin Lamberte, who will help the shopper save money. Registration is required for this free workshop: 303-795-3961.
Ballet in downtown Denver
“Romeo and Juliet” is presented Feb. 16 to Feb. 25 by the Colorado Ballet at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver Performing Arts Complex. Performances: Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 17, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 18, 2 p.m.; Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 24, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 25, 2 p.m. Tickets: coloradoballet.org.
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