Experts will offer tips on hiking Yosemite's iconic Half Dome. Learn about the Half Dome cable permit system and alternate routes to the top.
When, where: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the REI store in Rancho Cucamonga, 12218 Foothill Blvd., Admission, info: Free. (909) 646-8360.
Join a beginning Italian class, presented by a native-speaking Berlitz instructor.
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.
Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.
Colin Legerton, author of "Invisible China: A Journey Through Ethnic Borderlands," will present stories and images from his journeys among the diverse peoples who dwell in the border regions.
When, where: Noon, March 4 at Amwaj Mediterranean Cuisine, 1725 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles
Admission, info: $18.50 for lunch and program. Hosted by the Network for Travel Club. RSVP to (323) 578-3601.
Archaeologist Daniel McCarthy will lead this all-day class to explore larger-than-life intaglios preserved on the desert floor.
When, where: 8 a.m. March 4 at Oasis Visitor Center, 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms.
Admission, info: $60. (760) 367-5535.
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