Author Ellen Eastwood will discuss "The Trail Hound's Handbook," which reinvents the hiking guidebook as a pet-focused, outdoor activity guide for children and families.
When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Northridge, 18605 Devonshire St., and 7 p.m. Thursday at the REI store in Arcadia, 214 N. Santa Anita Ave.
Admission, info: Free. (818) 831-5555 for Northridge, (626) 447-5408 for Arcadia.
For ages 8 to 13 (and parents or guardians), this half-day class focuses on learning how to read a compass and maps using real-life exercises.