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Programs on Cuba, Bicycling, Europe and Asia

Royal Robbins at Adventure 16, Ralph Velasco at Distant Lands and more.

May 09, 2010|From The Los Angeles Times

MOUNTAIN CLIMBING

Slide show

Royal Robbins will present "40 Years of Adventure: An Evening With American Climbing Legend Royal Robbins" and sign copies of his new autobiography, "To Be Brave — My Life: Volume One."

When, where: 7 p.m. Monday at the Adventure 16 store, 11161 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles.

Admission, info: Free. (310) 473-4574.

CUBA

Slide show

Ralph Velasco, photographer and tour guide, will present "Capturing the Essence of Cuba With Ralph Velasco: 90 Miles to Another World," with images from his humanitarian trip to the island, and will sign copies of his new travel photography guide.

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 56 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.

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

BICYCLING

Workshop

Learn "Bike Touring Basics," with tips on trip planning, physical conditioning, gear, destinations and more.

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

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

EUROPE

Slide show

Mort Loveman will present "Paris and World War I Battlefields."

When, where: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roxbury Park Community Center, 471 S. Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills.

Admission, info: Free. (310) 550-4761.

MOJAVE DESERT

Presentation

Joe de Kehoe, historian and geologist, will discuss the old Route 66 and his search for desert ghost towns and oral histories in the Ludlow and Danby areas of California's Mojave Desert.

When, where: 7 p.m. Friday at the Old Schoolhouse Museum, 6760 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms.

Admission, info: $5. Sponsored by the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park and the Twentynine Palms Historical Society. (760) 367-5535.

EUROPE

Workshop

Learn trips on traveling "Europe by Rail," including the types of rail passes, point-to-point tickets, how to plan an itinerary and more.

When, where: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hostelling International Travel Store, 1434 2nd St., Santa Monica.

Admission, info: Free. (310) 393-3413.

ASIA

Presentation

Nino Mohan, president of Worldview Tours, will show slides from his trips to Asia, including Bhutan, India, Nepal and Tibet.

When, where: Noon Saturday at New India Grill, 1321 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles.

Admission, info: $18.50 for lunch and program. Hosted by the Network for Travel Club. RSVP to (323) 578-3601.

Please e-mail announcements at least three weeks in advance of the event date to travel@latimes.com.

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