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Lifetree Cafe: 'Coming Together - Finding Common Ground'
Lifetree Cafe Menlo Park will host two hour-long conversations exploring issues that divide families and communities, as well as ways to overcome economic, racial and other divisions. Complimentary refreshments will be served. March 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; March 5, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Free. Lifetree Cafe Menlo Park, 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park.
 

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Waverley Writers open reading
Local poetry group Waverley Writers invites community members to share their work and listen to others' at its regular meeting. The group meets the first Friday of each month, except for July and August. March 6, 7:30-10 p.m. Free. Friends Meeting House, 957 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto.
 

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Angel Elevator Pitch
A VC Taskforce event, Angel Elevator Pitch will provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs to network and present their companies and ideas to investors and other executives. March 11, 6-8:30 p.m. $35-$105. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, 2 Palo Alto Square, Palo Alto.
 

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Lifetree Cafe: Sleeping well
Lifetree Cafe Menlo Park host two hour-long conversations called "Zzzz How to Get a Better Night's Sleep." Community members will discuss practical tips, the effects of too little sleep and the truth about common sleep myths. Refreshments will be served. March 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; March 12, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Free. Lifetree Cafe Menlo Park, 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park.

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Peninsula Astronomical Society meeting
At the next meeting of the Peninsula Astronomical Society, Dr. Sarah Kernasovskiy of Stanford University will give a free public talk on "Cosmic Microwave Background Polarization and Life at the South Pole." The observatory will be open after the meeting until 11 p.m., weather permitting. Attendees should park in lot 6. March 13, 7:30-9 p.m. Free; $3 parking. Foothill College, Room 5015, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
 

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Lunch with the League
At the League of Women Voters of Los Altos and Mountain View's March luncheon, Marc Sidel, Hidden Villa's deputy director of development, will discuss the importance of the nonprofit's efforts to share humanity's rural past with all generations. March 20, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $27. Ristorante Bella Vita, 376 First St., Los Altos.
 

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Sons in Retirement monthly meeting
Sons in Retirement's monthly meetings offer quality lunches and interesting speakers. The Feb. 25 meeting will feature representatives from the East Bay Municipal Utility District and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, and the March 25 meeting will welcome Jack Boyd from NASA. The club for retired men also organizes other activities, including golf, biking, bowling and travel. Fourth Wednesday of the month, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $22 lunch. Michael's at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.
 

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Rotary Club of Menlo Park
The Rotary Club of Menlo Park, a service club dedicated to working on projects in the community and internationally, meets weekly on Wednesdays. Its members are men and women who live and work in Menlo Park, Atherton and surrounding communities. Visitors are welcome. Wednesdays, Jan. 14-March 25, 12:15-1:30 p.m. $20 lunch. Allied Arts Guild, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park.
 

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SRI Organon Toastmasters
The SRI Organon Toastmasters club focuses on improving the communication and leadership skills of its members. Guests are welcome. Tuesdays, Jan. 20-March 31, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. SRI International, Building G, Laurel Street (across from the Menlo Park Police Station), Menlo Park.
 

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SPAUG - Computers & Technology
The monthly meetings of this group typically include discussions on computer use and a presentation by a guest expert on advances in technology. Guests are welcome. Second Wednesday of the month, 7-9 p.m. Free. Elk's Lodge, Meeting Room, 4249 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.
 

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Crazy 8's Math Club
This club for kids who enjoy math will meet weekly -- at 3:30 p.m. for those in kindergarten to second grade, and at 4:30 p.m. for third- to fifth-graders. Thursdays, Feb. 26-April 16, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

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Kirtan and meditation sessions
BookBuyers in Mountain View will host a session of meditation and Kirtan song each Saturday morning. All are welcome. Saturdays, March 7-May 2, 8:45-9:45 a.m. Free. BookBuyers, 317 Castro St., Mountain View.
 

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The Women's Financial Revolution Project
At this monthly meet-up, Teresa Dentino, founder of The Financial 411, will lead women in learning about and discussing concepts and behaviors that impact financial security and confidence. Third Tuesday of the month, year-round, 7-8 p.m. $7. Private location, address provided upon registration, Portola Valley.
 

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Mountain 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.

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Palo Alto Scrabble Club
The Palo Alto Scrabble Club welcomes both experience and beginner players to its meetings on Monday evening at the back tables of Freebirds World Burritio. It's free to play; players can bring their own equipment or use the club's; and no registration is required. Mondays, Feb. 16-Dec. 29, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Freebirds World Burrito, 2305 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.
 

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ESL Conversation Club
This weekly club at the Mountain View Public Library provides a place to practice English conversation skills with friendly company. All levels are welcome; no registration is required. Wednesdays, year-round, 5-6 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.