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Travel films & events: Slide show on Africa

Plus, workshops on packing a backpack, females traveling alone and painting at Joshua Tree.

April 28, 2013


Slide show

Dave Garfinkle will show slides of his trip in June to northern and southern Africa, including Swaziland, Lesotho and Mozambique.

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

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



Glen Van Peski will take you through the steps on how to pack lighter so you can do more.

When, where: 7 p.m. Friday at the Adventure 16 store, 11161 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles.

Admission, info: Free. (310) 473-4574.



Veteran travelers will offer tips for women interested in traveling alone, including advantages and concerns.

When, where: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hostelling International Travel Store, 1434 2nd St., Santa Monica.

Admission, info: Free. (310) 393-6263.



Artist Anahita King will help students transform the desert landscape into art with watercolors.

When, where: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 5, Joshua Tree Visitor Center.

Admission, info: $60. (760) 367-5535. Must bring own art supplies.

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