Cruising Alaska, China, the Panama Canal, the Caribbean and Mexico's west coast will be the subject of a "Cruise Night" sponsored by Good News Travels from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the Santa Anita Inn, 130 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. Admission free, but reservations required. Call Susan Fry at (818) 445-5515.
The question, "How Much Should China Westernize?" will be answered at a lecture offered by the Asia Society from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Arco Plaza, 505 S. Flower St., Level C. Admission free. For reservations, call (213) 624-0945.
The last in a slide-lecture series on "Around France by Car" will be held by the South Bay Adult School at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in Room 104, Redondo Union High School, 631 Vincent Park, Redondo Beach. Admission is $12. For more information, call (213) 372-5456 or (213) 372-1213).
South America and the Inca Civilization will be the topic of Mort Loveman, travel photographer and lecturer, at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Roxbury Center, Roxbury Memorial Park, 471 S. Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills. Admission free. For more information, call (213) 550-4761.
A slide-lecture on "Baffin Island: (Northwest Territories, Canada) The Land That Never Melts" will be presented by the Los Angeles Geographical Society at 8 p.m. on Friday at Franklin Hall 101, Los Angeles City College, 855 N. Vermont Ave. Admission free. For more information, call (213) 669-4228.
Sailing expert Mark Schrader will offer "Preparations for Long Distance Cruising" at a program sponsored by Sailing Adventure Series at 8 p.m. on Friday at Orange Coast College's Robert B. Moore Theater, Fairview and Arlington streets, Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 432-5527. The same program will be held Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. at Culver City's Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Culver Boulevard at Overland Avenue, Culver City. Admission for each is $7 in advance to Sailing Adventure Series, Mariner Station, Box No. 359, Seal Beach 90740, or $8 on the night of the program.
Travel Fair '88, sponsored by Asucla Travel Service and UCLA Expo Center, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 9 in the Ackerman Grand Ballroom, UCLA. Admission free. For more information, call (213) 825-9131.
"Bicycling in Europe" will be the subject of a slide-lecture sponsored by the Fullerton Public Library at 7 p.m. on Feb. 24 at the Hunt Branch Library, 201 S. Basque Ave., Fullterton. Admission free. For more information, call (714) 871-9451.
Castles and chateaux of France will be the subject of a four-part lecture series presented by the Rancho Palos Verdes Department of Recreation and Parks from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on consecutive Thursdays beginning March 3 at Fred Hesse Community Park, 29301 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes. Cost of the four lectures is $17. For advance registration and more information, call (213) 541-8114 or (213) 541-4566.
A two-day seminar on travel writing will be held by the University of California Extension, Santa Barbara, on March 6 and 7 in Room 1260, Phelps Hall, on the Santa Barbara campus. Cost of the two-day session is $85. For more information and pre-registration, call (805) 961-4200.