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March 06, 2011

EGYPT

Presentation

Ralph Velasco, photographer, author and tour guide, will present "Egypt Through the Lens," including Cairo, Alexandria and the Nile.

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

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

JORDAN

Slide show

Mort Loveman will present "Kingdom of Jordan: Half as Old as Time."

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

Admission, info: $1 for Beverly Hills residents; $2 for others. (310) 550-4761

BACKPACKING

Workshop

Learn about ultra-light backpacking, including gear and planning.

When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the 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

YOSEMITE

Workshop

Learn about hiking at Half Dome in California's Yosemite National Park, including gear, clothing and the permit system.

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

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

EUROPE

Workshop

Learn about budget travel in Europe by rail, including Eurail passes, classes of service, planning an itinerary and more.

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

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

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

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