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Yosemite hiking tips, a beginning Italian class and more.

February 26, 2012



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.


Field class

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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