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.
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.
LAOS AND BURMA
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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