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Film & events: Presentation on Gabon

Plus, fall hiking tips, a field class at Joshua Tree and a talk on Asian textiles.

October 20, 2013

AFRICA

Presentation

Pierre Odier will discuss his recent journey to Gabon, visiting Dr. Albert Schweitzer Hospital, finding a remote pygmy tribe and being initiated into another (nonpygmy) tribe.

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

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

HIKING

Workshop

Experts will offer tips on planning a day hike to see fall colors, including local resources and places to go.

When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI stores in Rancho Cucamonga, 12218 Foothill Blvd., and Tustin, 2962 El Camino Real.

Admission, info: Free. (714) 505-0205 for Tustin, (909) 646-8360 for Rancho Cucamonga.

JOSHUA TREE

Field class

Hikers will first visit the Wall Street Mill, which was used to process ore from the Desert Queen Mine, and then proceed to Barker Dam.

When, where: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Joshua Tree Visitor Center.

Admission, info: $60. (760) 367-5535.

ASIA

Koos de Jong, author of "Dragon & Horse: Saddle Rugs and Other Horse Tack From China and Beyond," will speak on the beautiful textiles these cultures created for their horses.

When, where: 2 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena.

Admission, info: Free with museum admission. $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and students. RSVP to (626) 449-2742, Ext. 20.

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

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