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.
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.