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November 13, 2011

SPAIN

Slide show

Artist and tour designer Roberta Kritzia will present a slide lecture about the island of Mallorca, as well as Barcelona and Madrid.

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

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

BACKPACKING

Workshop

An expert will offer tips on lightweight backpacking techniques, including shelters, backpacks, food choices and fuel efficiency.

When, where: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the REI stores in Arcadia, 214 N. Santa Anita Ave., and Northridge, 18605 Devonshire St.

Admission, info: Free. (818) 831-5555 for Northridge; (626) 447-1062 for Arcadia

AFRICA

Slide show

Mort Loveman will present "Ethiopia: Roof of Africa"

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) 285-6840

EUROPE

Workshop

Veteran travelers will offer tips on planning, budgeting, lodging, transportation, packing and other topics for first-time visitors to Europe.

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

Admission, info: Free. (310) 393-6263.

EASTERN EUROPE

Presentation

Cultural anthropologist Leanna Wolfe will present her trip through Eastern Europe, including Prague, Czech Republic; Vienna; Budapest, Hungary; Iasi, Romania; where her grandparents lived; and Ukraine.

When, where: Noon Saturday at Damon's Steak House, 317 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale.

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

JOSHUA TREE

Field class

In this two-day class, investigate the natural architecture and origin of Joshua Tree National Park's landscape.

When, where: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 20. Oasis Visitor Center, 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms.

Admission, info: $110. (760) 367-5535.

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

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