Author-illustrator Ross Anthony will take you on a trip around the globe, reading from his book "Circle Earth," showing video snippets and answering questions.
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 56 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.
Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.
Mort Loveman will present "Islands of Fiji: Crossroads of the Pacific."
When, where: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roxbury Park Community Center, 471 S. Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills.
Admission, info: Free for Beverly Hills residents; $1 for nonresidents. (310) 550-4761.
Kurt Wedberg, owner of Sierra Mountaineering International, will offer tips on climbing gear and trip planning and show slides of various approaches to Mt. Whitney, California's highest peak.
When, where: 7 p.m. Friday at the Adventure 16 store, 11161 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles; New Zealand wine tasting at 6 p.m.
Admission, info: Free. (310) 473-4574.
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