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Slide show

Pierre Odier will share his insights on Papua New Guinea, one of the last places where primitive man can still be seen in his natural Stone Age environment.

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

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



Hostelling International will conduct a workshop for women interested in traveling alone. Topics to be covered include health and safety.

When, where: 7 p.m. Thursday at the REI store in Huntington Beach, 7777 Edinger Ave., Suite 138.

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



In this field class, participants will learn to identify the park's common bird species and understand the role each plays in the desert ecosystem.

When, where: 6-8 p.m. Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m.-noon May 4 at Black Rock Visitor Center.

Admission, info: $135. (760) 367-5535.

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