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Swiss surprises, grunion expectations, Tanzania climbs and backpacks

Travel presentations include surprises in Switzerland, Tanzania mountain climbing and chasing SoCal grunions



Pierre Odier will discuss some of Switzerland's most unexpected treasures, such as the archaeological remains under Geneva's St. Peter's Cathedral and the vanishing village of Braggio.

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

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



The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is hosting a "Meet the Grunion" program, including a film and an observation of the predicted grunion run.

When, where: Aquarium opens 8 p.m. Tuesday; film is at 9 p.m. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro.

Admission, info: $5 for adults and $1 for seniors, students and children. (310) 548-7562.



An REI expert will discuss climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Marangu Route.

When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Tustin, 2962 El Camino Real, and 7 p.m. Thursday at the Huntingon Beach store, 7777 Edinger Ave.

Admission, info: Free. (714) 505-0205 for Tustin; (714) 379-1938 for Huntington Beach.



Glen Van Peski will conduct an ultralight backpacking clinic.

When, where: 7 p.m. Friday at the Adventure 16 store, 11161 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles

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

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