Dave Garfinkle will show slides of his recent trip to Jordan, the seven United Arab Emirates and Oman.
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.
Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.
Patrick Mitchell will discuss his new book "Santa Ana Mountains History, Habitat and Hikes: On the Slopes of Old Saddleback and Beyond."
When, where: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the REI store in Tustin, 2962 El Camino Real.
Admission, info: Free. (714) 505-0205
Hostelling International will conduct a workshop for women interested in traveling alone.
When, where: 7 p.m. Thursday at the REI store in Arcadia, 214 N. Santa Anita Ave.
Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (310) 393-9913.
This all-day photo shoot begins with a session at Keys Ranch and continues with the desert landscape.
When, where: 6:30 a.m. Saturday at the Joshua Tree Visitor Center.
Admission, info: $60. RSVP to (760) 367-5535.