Experts will offer tips on how to access local avalanche bulletins and weather reports, recognize basic signs of avalanche danger and learn simple ways to help avoid it.
When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Northridge, 18605 Devonshire St.; and 7 p.m. Thursday at the Tustin store, 2962 El Camino Real.
Admission, info: Free. (818) 831-5555 for Northridge; (714) 505-0205 for Tustin.
Tom Getz will present a digital slide show featuring Ulan Bator, Mongolia's capital, the steppes and the Gobi Desert.
When, where: Noon Jan. 12 at El Floridita Restaurant, 1253 N. Vine St., No. 3, Hollywood.
Admission, info: $22 for lunch and program. RSVP to Odette Ricasa at (323) 578-3601.