Rafael Mirasol will explore the Philippines’ colonial roots, a bustling metropolis and its beach resorts.
When, where: 7:30 Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.
Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.
Experts will offer an introductory class in rock climbing, including types of climbing, what gear is necessary and getting started.
When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at REI stores in Arcadia, 214 N. Santa Anita Ave., and Northridge, 18605 Devonshire St.
Admission, info: Free. (626) 447-1062 for Arcadia; (818) 831-5555 for Northridge.
James Bryant, curator of natural history at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum, will discuss “John Muir and the Personal Experience of Nature.”
When, where: 7 p.m. Friday at the Black Rock Canyon Visitor Center, 9800 Black Rock Canyon, Yucca Valley.
Admission, info: Free; (760) 367-5535.
Nino Mohan will discuss Darjeeling, India; Sikkim; Bhutan; and Nepal.
When, where: Noon Oct. 21 at Mezbaan Restaurant, 80 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Pasadena.
Admission, info: $19 for lunch and program. Hosted by the Network for Travel Club. RSVP to (323) 578-3601.
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