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ASIA

Presentation

Justin Rubin will share stories and advice about traveling to Myanmar, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, India and Nepal. Topics include how to survive being held hostage by an orangutan and the proper way to drink cobra blood.

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

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

EUROPE

Workshop

Hostelling International will conduct a workshop for those interested in exploring Europe by rail. Topics include Eurail passes and classes of service.

When, where: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the REI store in Santa Monica, 402 Santa Monica Blvd.

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

CLIMBING

Presentation

Hear Tyler Armstrong tell his story of setting the world record on Dec. 24, 2013, at the age of 9, as the youngest person to climb Argentina's 22,841-foot Mt. Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Western and Southern hemispheres.

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

Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 447-1062

ANTARCTICA

Presentation

Fredrick Gary Hareland will discuss "Douglas Mawson's Epic 700-Mile Antarctic Survival Journey."

When, where: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Adventurers' Club of Los Angeles, 2443 N. Broadway.

Admission, info: $10 for presentation only; $20 for dinner and presentation. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. Reservations required at (323) 223-3948.

JOSHUA TREE

Field class

Participants will learn basic astronomy and observation techniques, then travel into the national park to observe the night sky.

When, where: 2-10 p.m. Saturday. Joshua Tree Visitor Center.

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

SAN PEDRO

Field class

The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium will lead a guided tour of Cabrillo Beach's habitats, including the tide pools at Point Fermin.

When, where: 12:30-2:30 p.m. April 27. Meet at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro.

Admission, info: Free. (310) 548-7562.

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