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Clubs/MeetingsPeninsula Rose Society Meeting
The Peninsula Rose Society, a group of avid rose gardeners and lovers, meets on the third Friday of the month. At this meeting, Karen Flores and Marian VandenBosch will demonstrate how to make attractive flower arrangements. The finished arrangements will be included in a raffle. Guests are welcome. Oct. 16, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Redwood City Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City.
Clubs/MeetingsGABA Newcomer Mixer
The German American Business Association will hold a mixer for both newcomers and current members to exchange experiences and chat with the group's industry experts. Oct. 19, 6-8 p.m. $15. Wilmer Hale, 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto.
Clubs/MeetingsSing and Play Along Ukulele
Held on the fourth Monday of each month, this meeting will welcome beginners and ukulele enthusiasts to sing and play together. Attendees can bring their own instrument or play one of the library's. Registration is appreciated, but not required. Oct. 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
Clubs/MeetingsPeninsula Gem & Geology Society meeting
The next meeting of the Peninsula Gem & Geology Society will include a presentation by gemologist/mineralogist John Stockwell on "The Origin of Thunder Eggs." There will also be a door prize drawing and many items available by silent auction. Oct. 28, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave., Room 12, Los Altos.
Clubs/MeetingsMountain View Woman's Club
Mountain View Woman's Club is a charitable organization that meets monthly to work on community projects. Guest are welcome at meetings. First Wednesday of each month, year-round, noon. Free. Mountain View Masonic Lodge, 890 Church St., Mountain View.
This weekly Mountain View Public Library event enables community members to both practice speaking a different language and teach a language to others. All levels and drop-ins are welcome. Thursdays, Aug. 6-Dec. 17, 7-8 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
Clubs/MeetingsESL Conversation Club in Mountain View
This Mountain View Public Library club for those learning or improving their spoken English provides practice opportunities with casual conversation and friendly company. All levels are welcome. No registration is required. Wednesdays, July 29-Dec. 23, 5-6 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
Clubs/MeetingsPalo Alto Scrabble Club
The Palo Alto Scrabble Club holds meetings each Monday night, holidays included, and welcomes new players of all levels, from tournament champs to beginners. Registration is not required, and attendees can bring their own equipment or use the club's. Mondays, year-round, 6-9 p.m. Free. Corner Bakery Cafe, 3375 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.
Clubs/MeetingsSRI Organon Toastmasters
The SRI Organon Toastmasters club focuses on improving leadership and communication skills. Club membership is diverse, and guests are welcome. Tuesdays, year-round, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. SRI International, Building G, Laurel Street, Menlo Park.
Clubs/MeetingsGraphic Novel Book Club
For this Palo Alto City Library series, Daničle Archambault, Ph.D. -- a linguistics researcher, author and educator -- will lead a monthly book discussion of a graphic novel selected by the group. Registration is required. No meetings will be held in December or February. Second Thursday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Mitchell Park Library, Midtown Room, 3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
Clubs/MeetingsESL Conversation Club in Los Altos
The Los Altos Library's ESL/English conversation club holds regular weekly meetings where community members can drop in to discuss interesting topics, practice speaking skills and meet new friends. No registration is required. Thursdays, year-round, 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.