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Travel films & programs: Workshop on trip-planning

Plus, rock-climbing film, workshop on budget travel in Europe, field class on amphibians at Joshua Tree.

April 08, 2012

TRAVEL

Workshop

Trip planner and author Rebecca Bricker will show you how to map out a realistic itinerary and stay within your budget.

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

Admission, info: $10. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.

ROCK CLIMBING

Movie

Join the filmmakers for a presentation and screening of "Stoney Point: Portrait of an American Crag," a documentary on the history and rock-climbing culture of the 76-acre park on the outskirts of Los Angeles.

When, where: 7 p.m Thursday at the REI store in Tustin, 2962 El Camino Real.

Admission, info: Free. (714) 505-0205.

EUROPE

Workshop

Veteran travelers will offer tips on budget rail travel in Europe, including reservations, types of Eurail passes and overnight and high-speed trains.

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

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

JOSHUA TREE

Field class

University of Nevada professor Jef Jaeger will lead a course on frogs and toads found in Joshua Tree National Park. It begins with an in-class overview on the natural history of the park's amphibians, followed by a late-afternoon hike to an oasis in search of frogs and toads.

When, where: 1-10 p.m. Saturday at the Oasis Visitors Center, 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms.

Admission, info: $60. (760) 367-5535

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

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