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At her restaurant in Bermuda, Natalie Pascoe was constantly approached by people who had no idea where to go besides the beach or the golf course. Once their travel agent secures their plane tickets, hotel, and car, many visitors to the Caribbean are left in their flowered shirts, straw hats, and suntan lotion wondering what to do next and often leave without experiencing the diverse cultural events the islands have to offer. Caribbean Spice: A Traveler’s Guide to Cultural Festivals & Events is the local author’s convenient alternative to spending hours searching online or rummaging through 30 different books. The guide gives brief descriptions of each island and provides a month-by-month calendar of major activities, including Jamaica’s Maroon Festival in January, Tobago’s Heritage Festival in July, and Puerto Rico’s Bomba y Plena Festival in November. Pascoe presents a slide-illustrated lecture and discusses and signs copies of her book at 7 p.m. at Travel Books & Language Center, 4437 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free. (202) 237-1322. (Ayesha Morris)