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REI stores in Huntington Beach, Northridge to host presentations on backpacking

BACKPACKING

Presentation

Learn how to choose a pack, select proper clothing and footwear, plus get an overview of planning and preparation.

When, where: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the REI store in Huntington Beach, 7777 Edinger Ave., and 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Northridge store,18605 Devonshire St.

Admission, info: Free. (714) 379-1938 for Huntington Beach; (818) 831-5555 for Northridge

EUROPE

Workshop

Hostelling International will conduct a workshop on traveling Europe by rail, including information on Eurail passes and overnight trains.

When, where: 7 p.m. Thursday at the REI store in Arcadia, 214 N. Santa Anita Ave.

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

EUROPE

Workshop

Hostelling International will conduct a workshop on how to travel in Europe inexpensively and safely.

When, where: 7 p.m. Thursday at the REI store in Manhattan Beach, 1800 Rosecrans Ave.

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

Please email announcements at least three weeks before the event to travel@latimes.com.

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