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Films & other events: Packing light and making the most of your trip



Angel Castellanos will show travelers how to pack light without feeling deprived as well as offer tips on how to make the most of your trip.

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

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



Experts will offer tips on snowshoeing basics, gear and where to go to get started.

When, where: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the REI store in Rancho Cucamonga, 12218 Foothill Blvd.

Admission, info: Free. (909) 646-8360.


Field class

Craig Fucile will lead an all-day photography session that begins with early-morning light at the Big Morongo Preserve. The afternoon session will focus on capturing historic Keys Ranch.

When, where: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, Morongo Valley.

Admission, info: $60, (760) 367-5535.

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