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Films & programs: Talk on southeastern Australia

Plus: Film on the 2008 Tour Divide bike race, workshop on budget train travel in Europe.

June 24, 2012



Join Adrian Kalvinskas as he discusses Australia's southeastern corner. Enjoy Melbourne and Sydney, see the highlights of the Blue Mountains and the Great Ocean Road, and take a peek at Australia's little-visited capital of Canberra.

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

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



"Ride the Divide — The Movie," follows the 2008 Tour Divide, the world's toughest mountain bike race, for 2,745 miles from Canada to Mexico.

When, where: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Northridge, 18605 Devonshire St.

Admission, info: Free. (818) 831-5555.



Veteran travelers will offer tips on budget travel to Europe by rail. Topics include Eurail passes, classes of service, overnight and high-speed trains and reservations.

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

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

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