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Book talk on Cotswolds, cottages and humor, and more



Actress and writer Diz White will discuss how she came to write her travel humor book "Cotswolds Memoir: Discovering a Beautiful Region of Britain on a Quest to Buy a 17th Century Cottage."

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

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



Linda Mulally will share tips on hiking and backpacking with your dog.

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

Admission, info: Free. (310) 458-4370.


Field class

In this all-day session, participants will hike six to eight miles to explore a miner's cabin and the Eagle Cliff Mine.

When, where: 8 a.m. Saturday at Oasis Visitor Center.

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


Tidepool talk

Learn about tidepools with a slide-show presentation and a walk to the Point Fermin tidepools.

When, where: 1 p.m. Saturday at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro.

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



Dick Durant will discuss his 28-day Nepal trek and climb.

When, where: Noon Saturday at Babylon Restaurant, 162 N. Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena.

Admission, info: $19.50 for lunch and program. Hosted by the Network for Travel Club. RSVP to Odette Ricasa at (323) 578-3601.

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