Carl Palazzolo, wildlife veterinarian, conservationist and photographer, will share his wildlife and conservation work around the world, as well as his Africa safari pictures in a 90-minute slide show.
When, where: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Brix Wine & New York Deli, 16635 Pacific Coast Highway, Sunset Beach.
Admission, info: Free. (562) 592-3167. First-come basis.
Experts will explain where and why avalanches occur. Learn to access local avalanche bulletins and weather reports, recognize basic signs of avalanche danger and learn simple ways to avoid it.
When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Tustin, 2962 El Camino Real, and Thursday at the REI store in Arcadia, 214 N. Santa Anita Ave.
Admission, info: Free. (714) 505-0205 for Tustin; (626) 447-1062 for Arcadia.
Earth sciences professor Ted Reeves will lead a field trip to visit major earthquake faults in and around Joshua Tree National Park.
When, where: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. 57744 Twentynine Palms Highway, Yucca Valley (
Admission, info: $60. (760) 367-5535
Musician and filmmaker Chuck Jonkey will discuss Berber and Gnawa tribal cultures and their music, dance and rituals.
When, where: 4 p.m. Dec. 8 at Red Restaurant, 211 N. Citrus Ave., Covina
Admission, info: $22 for dinner and program. Hosted by the Network for Travel Club. RSVP to Odette Ricasa, (323) 578-3601.¿