Freelance nature and travel photographer Bob Dean will speak to the Englewood Camera Club at 7 p.m. on Jan. 13, exploring the possibilities of photography in Colorado’s historic San Luis Valley. He will explore history, available activities and wildlife, with tips on enjoying the diverse area. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Guests and new members are welcome.
Tesoro lectures set
• Musician Rex Rideout will perform at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Denver Central Library (free) and a 6 p.m. dinner-lecture that day at the Fort Restaurant, 19192 Highway 8, Morrison, in the first Tesoro Cultural Foundation Lecture Series program of 2015. Tickets cost $55 for Tesoro members and $65 for non-members (dinner included.)
• On Jan. 25, Arapahoe Community College’s Dr. Jeff Broome will follow the same afternoon/evening schedule with the topic: “Cheyenne Wars: Indian Raids on the Road to Denver: 1864 to 1869.” For dinner reservations on either or both: 303-839-1671, or click here.
Amelia Rose Earhart, who is named after the famous aviator, will speak at Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton, about her recent trip to circumnavigate the globe. She completed her journey in July 2014, flying 24,000 nautical miles, with 19 stops. She is a former traffic and weather reporter for 9News. The free program is at 7 p.m. Jan. 13 in the library’s meeting room. 303-795-3961.
“Vive la France” will be next in the afternoon concert series at Lone Tree Arts Center at 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 7. Musicians Elizabeth McKenna Greenberg and Kelly McSweeney Zuercher will be featured in music by LeClair, Saint Saens, Franck and Debussy. The concert will represent French Baroque, classical, romantic and Impressionist styles. Enjoy refreshments and conversation with the performers afterward. Tickets: $18, for mor info, click here.
Bourbon and Bacon Fest
Denver’s Bourbon and Bacon Fest returns on Jan. 24 at the McNichols Building at the Denver Civic Center. Several ticket options include sips of Colorado and other specialty bourbons and whiskeys and bacons prepared by members of the Colorado Restaurant Association. (The event is a benefit for the association’s Education Foundation.) A VIP ticket for $95 gives you dibs on everything at 2 p.m., an hour ahead of general admission tickets. A $55 First Taste ticket will allow entrance 30 minutes ahead and $45 General Admission tickets let one in from 3 to 5 p.m. for tastings. Tickets, click here. This is an Entercom event.