Raptor photographer shares insights

By Sonya Ellingboe

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Jon Lutz will be guest speaker for the April 9 meeting of the Englewood Camera Club at 6:30 p.m. at Greenwood Village City Hall, 6060 S. Quebec St., Greenwood Village. Doors open at 6 p.m. Lutz has been a photographer of raptors for many years and is a part-time staff member of the Birds of Prey Foundation. He will talk about the foundation's work in rehabilitation and release as well as about photographing birds. Guests and new members are welcomed by this club, formed in 1952. Information: englewoodcameraclub.net.

Country legend

“Hank Williams: Lost Highways,” a musical biography of the late and legendary singer/songwriter, was conceived and workshopped at the Denver Center Theatre Company in 1986/87 before an off-Broadway run. With original director Randal Myler and musical director Dan Wheetman, it will play April 4-14 at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. The cast includes Kathy Brady and Randy Moore of DCTC and local actors Jamie Ann Romero and Rhonda Brown plus a band. Tickets start at $29, 720-509-1000, lonetreeartscenter.org/hank.

All Colorado entries

Entry forms for the Depot Art Gallery's 2013 All Colorado Show are now available. The annual Western Welcome Week event will run July 17 to Aug. 25 at the Depot Art Gallery, 2069 W. Powers Ave., Littleton, and is open to all Colorado residents. Pat Fostvedt will be juror. Cash and vendor awards will be announced at the opening reception on July 20. Entry forms are available: depotartgallery.org/All_Colorado_Show_2013.html, or call 303-795-0781.

MOA exhibit

Internationally acclaimed textile artist Claudy Jongstra, from the Netherlands, will open an exhibit of her work on April 13, running through July 13, at the Museum of Outdoor Art, in the Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway. An opening reception will be held from 5-9 p.m. April 13. Prior to the reception, Jongstra and members of her atelier will lecture in the next-door Hampden Hall. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. 303-806-0444, moaonline.org.

Poetry workshop

“Poetry and Perspectives” will be a workshop held by the Parker Writers Group, conducted by member Susan Rocco-McKeel, at 2-4 p.m. April 14 at the Parker Library. Exercise your perceptions, using poetry. Rocco-McKeel has published poetry and a short story and is working on a novel. Anyone is welcome and no registration is needed. Parkerwritersgroup@gmail.com.

Auditions set

“Oklahoma!” auditions will be April 19 (6 to 9 p.m.) and April 20 (2 to 5 p.m.) at the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave, Parker. Directed by Kim Moore in partnership with Parker Theater Academy and Parker United Methodist Church. There is a participation fee of $45 for those selected ($20 for each additional family member). Call 303-805-6800 to schedule an appointment. Prepare a 30-second song, preferably from “Oklahoma!” Rehearsals start in June, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Production dates: July 26 to August 4.

Improv session

Pam O' Mara of Centennial will teach an evening session on improv acting from 7-9 p.m. April 19 at Lone Tree Recreation Center, 10249 Ridgegate Circle, Lone Tree. It's called Friday Night Date Night Art Series, for ages 18 to senior. District $18/Non-District $20. To register, call Iris Gregg, 303-708-3513.

Concert slated

The Colorado Chamber Orchestra, with Cheryl Saborsky and Dr. Stephen Feiss, dual pianists, will perform Mendelssohn's “Concerto in A-flat for Two Pianos and Orchestra” and Arriaga's “Symphony in D” at 7:30 p.m. April 12. The concert will be at Hope United Methodist Church, 5101 S. Dayton St., Greenwood Village. Tickets: $15/$10/$5 — at the door. Cochamberorchestra.org, 303-322-1764.

Antiques show

The World Wide Antiques and Vintage Show, newly reorganized, will run April 12-14 at the Denver Mart, formerly the Merchandise Mart, at Interstate 25 and 58th Avenue, Denver. In addition to antiques, a selection of vintage and collectible dealers will offer items from the 1950s and 1960s. Admission is $10 at the door, valid for all three days. Future shows will be July 19-21 and Oct. 18-20. Wwantiqueshows.com.

Owls are topic

“Nesting Horned Owls” are the subject for two sessions at South Platte Park's Carson Nature Center on April 6: 3 to 5 p.m. (#675304) and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (#675324). See sspr.org for fees and registration.