Distant Lands' rail agent Susan Hickman will discuss the ins and outs of train travel in Europe, including trip planning and choosing individual tickets or rail passes.
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.
Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.
Wolf Haven International will present "Journey's Journey," a look at OR-7, a.k.a. Journey, the first documented wild wolf in California in more than 88 years, and discuss the importance of wolves as a keystone species in an ecosystem.
When, where: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the REI store in Santa Monica, 402 Santa Monica Blvd.
Admission, info: Free. (310) 458-4370.
Historians and gold miners Jim Wharff and Tom Koch will discuss the history of lode and placer gold mining in the Dale Mining District, 15 miles southeast of Twentynine Palms.
When, where: 7 p.m. Friday, Old Schoolhouse Museum, 6760 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms.
Admission, info: $5. (760) 367-5535
Veteran travelers will offer tips on traveling 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.
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