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Travel films & events: Discussion on Berlin

Plus, a presentation on bicycling, a field class on birds at Joshua Tree, a workshop for first-timers visiting Europe.

April 21, 2013

GERMANY

Presentation

Peter Wortsman will read from and discuss his new book, "Ghost Dance in Berlin: A Rhapsody in Gray," which has been described as "the perfect guide to all aspects of life in Berlin — the best and the wurst of it."

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

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

BICYCLING

Presentation

After four continents, 41 countries and almost 30,000 miles, Stephen Fabes, a British doctor, has reached California and will talk about his adventure on two wheels that took him from the mid-winter Alps to the blistering heat of the Syrian desert, and from the wilds of Africa to the magnificent peaks of the Andes.

When, where: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the REI store in Tustin, 2962 El Camino Real.

Admission, info: Free. (714) 505-0205.

JOSHUA TREE

Field class

Kurt Leuschner will guide participants through the Mojave and Colorado deserts to identify common and rare birds, including summer and winter residents and true migrants.

When, where: 6-8 p.m. Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m.-noon April 28. Black Rock Visitor Center.

Admission, info: $135, (760) 367-5535.

EUROPE

Workshop

Veteran travelers will offer tips on planning, budgeting, lodging, transportation 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.

Please email announcements at least three weeks before the event to travel@latimes.com.

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