Terry Meiger will present a program on macro photography for the May 14 meeting of the Englewood Camera Club. The club meets at the Greenwood Village Town Center, 6060 S. Quebec St., Greenwood Village, at 6:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.) He will also be judge for the monthly photo contest held after the program. His presentation will include technical ideas, types of equipment, set up and processing techniques. Guests are always welcome. Englewoodcameraclub.net.
Serengeti is talk topic
“Serengeti: the Eternal Beginning” is photographer Boyd Norton’s title for his talk at Bemis Library at 7 p.m. May 14. He is the author of over 16 books about this ecosystem, and copies will be available for sale and signing. Bemis is at 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Admission is free. 303-795-3961.
Singing of America
“A Celebration of American Song” is the theme or the Parker Chorale’s May 11 concert at 7:30 p.m. at PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker. Songs from “The Great American Songbook” are promised. 303-805-6800.
Author showcase set
Ten local authors will appear to present their new books from 2 to 4 p.m. May 19 at the Parker Library, 18051 Crossroads Drive. Thirteen-year-old Shewli Ghosh of Highlands Ranch, who swam the San Francisco Bay three times, wrote a book: “Under the Shimmering Light,” about her open sea swim. Others, with an assortment of titles for children and adults: Lee Croissant, Thomas R. Wilson, Becky Clark, Stephanie Blake, Lee Mosel, David L. McElwain, Jordyn Redwood, Lee McQueen, Shannon Baker.
Tour distinctive homes
The Annual Wash Park Home Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11. Five homes on the east side of Washington Park will be featured, varying from historic renovation to contemporary new builds. Proceeds help homeless students at Steele Elementary School. Tickets ($20) can be purchased in advance at: washparkhometour.org, from Steele Elementary students or on the day of the tour ($25) at Steele Elementary, 320 S. Marion Parkway, or at the Home Tour Street Fair in the 900 block of South Williams Street, at any house on the tour: 865 S. Gilpin; 911 S. Williams; 924 S. Race; 1024 S. Race; 1076 S. Vine.
Trees spark imagination
Artist Gina Barry Harris, whose joyous paintings are exhibited at Highlands Ranch Library, 9292 Ridgeline Parkway, has incorporated wood as the background for her colorful paintings of trees. Open during library hours.
Plant sale returns
The 2013 Spring Plant Sale will offer increased inventories from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 10 and 11 at the York Street Gardens at Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver. Bring a wagon to carry plants away. Admission to the sale is free and proceeds benefit the Gardens. Botanicgardens.org.
“A Night in Old Vienna” is the Littleton Symphony’s theme for its May 17 concert at 7:30 p.m. at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. Selections from Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus” will be performed by Emily Sinclair, Kristem Kamna, Anna Englander and Christian Sanders. Tickets: $15/$12, free under 21. Available at: littletonsymphony.org; Gorsett Violin Shop, 8100 S. Quebec St., B206, Centennial; at the door. Information: 303-933-6824.
“Recollections of a Genealogist’s Daughter” and “What the Arapahoe Library District Has to Offer Genealogists” will be librarian Pamela Bagby’s topics at 1 p.m. May 14 for the Columbine Genealogical and Historical Society meeting at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Guests welcome.