Hostelling International will conduct a workshop for those interested in exploring Europe by rail. Topics include types of Eurail passes and classes of service.
When, where: 7 p.m. Thursday at the REI store in Santa Monica, 402 Santa Monica Blvd.
Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (310) 393-9913, Ext. 3104.
Meet director Brian Olliver and view his documentary "Gorging," about the sport of canyoneering.
When: 7 p.m. Friday at the Adventure 16 store, 11161 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles
Admission, info: Free. (310) 473-4574.
ECUADOR AND THE GALAPAGOS
Writer and photographer Wendy Windebank will discuss her travels to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
When, where: Noon Sept. 7 at Delphi Greek Restaurant, 1383 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles
Admission, info: $19.50 for lunch and program. Hosted by the Network for Travel Club. RSVP to (323) 578-3601.