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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



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.



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.


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.



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.

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