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Packing and airport security tips

Distant Lands will offer tips on packing for your next trip on April 28



Adrian Kalvinskas of Distant Lands will offer tips on packing for your next trip, including how to get through security smoothly.

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.

Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.



Hostelling International will conduct a travel workshop on exploring Europe by rail. Topics include Eurail passes and classes of service.

When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Tustin, 2962 El Camino Real, and 7 p.m. Thursday at REI stores in Manhattan Beach, 1800 Rosecrans Ave., and Arcadia, 214 N. Santa Anita Ave.

Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (310) 393-9913 Ext. 3104.



Sunniva Sorby, veteran of two ski expeditions to Antarctica, will discuss humans' inherent need to take risks.

When, where: 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Adventure 16 store, 11161 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles

Admission, info: Free. (310) 473-4574.


Oil painting

Learn the fundamentals in a two-day workshop that includes painting in the park at Keys Ranch.

When, where: 9 a.m. Saturday to 4 p.m. May 3. Black Rock Ranger Station, 9800 Black Rock Canyon Road, Yucca Valley.

Admission, info: $120. (760) 367-5535. Must provide own painting supplies.

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