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Learn snowshoeing basics, explore the San Andreas fault or get tips on seeing Europe by rail.

November 25, 2012


Learn the ins and outs of riding the rails in Europe with Distant Lands' rail agent Susan Hickman.

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

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



Experts will discuss snowshoeing basics such as selecting gear and where to go to get started.

When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Arcadia, 214 N. Santa Anita Ave., and 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the REI store in Huntington Beach, 7777 Edinger Ave.

Admission, info: Free. Arcadia, (626) 447-1062; Huntington Beach, (714) 379-1938.


Field class

Geologist Ted Reeves will discuss fault-related features along the San Andreas in this all-day field class. Includes six-mile walk to Pushawalla Palms.

When, where: 9 a.m. Saturday, Coachella Valley Preserve, 29200 1000 Palms Canyon Road, Thousand Palms.

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



Veteran travelers will offer tips on seeing Europe by rail, including Eurail passes, classes of service 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.


Pierre Odier will discuss the minority hill tribes of western Laos and the Burma region, including the Khmue, Black Tay and Hmong.

When, where: 2 p.m. Dec. 2 at La Fonda Supper Club, 2501 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles.

Admission, info: $22 for lunch and program. Hosted by the Network for Travel Club. RSVP to (323) 578-3601.

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