Nancy Pine will share her knowledge of China and roaming off the beaten track even in tourist cities.
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.
Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.
The North Face Speakers Series will present sport climber Emily Harrington and "The Learning Curve," her story of summiting Mt. Everest.
When, where: 7 p.m. Thursday at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.
Admission, info: Reserved seating $8; general admission free (but must have printed online ticket). (310) 473-4574.
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.
An instructor will guide participants through different ways of capturing the desert landscape with a variety of media (must bring own art supplies).
When, where: 10 a.m.-4p.m. Saturday at the Joshua Tree Visitor Center, 6554 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree.
Admission, info: $60, (760) 367-5535.
Sam Moore will discuss the country's national parks and the cities of Busan and Gyeongju, the latter of which is rich in Korean Buddhist art.
When, where: Noon Nov. 18 at Marie Callender's Restaurant, 707 N. Pacific Ave., Glendale.
Admission, info: $19.50 for lunch and program. Hosted by the Network for Travel Club. RSVP to (323) 578-3601.
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