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May 08, 2011

HIMALAYAS

Presentation

Author Kevin Grange will discuss his book "Beneath Blossom Rain," about his trek in the Himalayas.

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

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

FIJI

Slide show

Mort Loveman will present "Fiji: Crossroads of the Pacific."

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

MT. WHITNEY

Workshop

Learn how to prepare to climb Mt. Whitney, including permits, routes, navigation, nutrition, gear and clothing.

When, where: 6 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Huntington Beach, 7777 Edinger Ave., Suite 138; and 7 p.m. Thursday at the REI store in Arcadia, 214 N. Santa Anita Ave.

Admission, info: Free. (714) 379-1938 for Huntington Beach; (626) 447-1062 for Arcadia.

HIMALAYAS

Workshop

In "Trekking the Khumbu Himalaya," you'll learn how to prepare for the trip.

When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Rancho Cucamonga, 12218 Foothill Blvd.

Admission, info: Free. (909) 646-8360.

CLIMBING

Presentation

Cindy Abbott will present "Reaching Beyond the Clouds: From Undiagnosed to Mt. Everest," on her climbing experiences.

When, where: 7 p.m. Thursday at the REI store in Huntington Beach, 7777 Edinger Ave., Suite 138

Admission, info: Free. (714) 379-1938.

EUROPE

Workshop

Get tips on planning, budgeting, lodging, transportation, packing and other skills for European travel.

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

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

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

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