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Clubs/MeetingsLifetree Cafe: 'The Witch Next Door'
Lifetree Cafe Menlo Park will hold two hour-long conversations discussing the appeal of Wicca, paganism and witchcraft. The beliefs and practices of Wiccans and pagans will be explored. Complimentary refreshments will be served. Feb. 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Feb. 11, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Free. Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park.
Clubs/MeetingsPalo Alto Trivia Night February 20
Shinola's Palo Alto store will offer an America-themed trivia and game night, which will last about 90 minutes. Teams can form themselves or be sorted upon arrival, and prizes will be awarded to the winning team. Feb. 20, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Shinola Palo Alto, 261 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto.
Clubs/MeetingsPeninsula Democratic Coalition Annual Meeting
The Peninsula Democratic Coalition Annual Meeting will include a panel discussion with the Democratic candidates for Assembly District 24: venture capitalist Josh Becker, Palo Alto City Councilman Marc Berman, Mountain View City Councilman Michael Kasperzak and patent attorney Vicki Veenker. Feb. 21, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $5; free for PDC members. Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.
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, year-round, 5-6 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
Clubs/MeetingsLifetree Cafe: 'Loving Those with Cancer: How to Cope, Care, and Give Hope'
Lifetree Cafe Menlo Park will hold two hourlong conversations providing practical tips for helping loved ones cope with cancer. Participants will be able to share stories of how cancer has impacted their lives or the lives of those closest to them. Feb. 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Feb. 25, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Free. Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park.
Clubs/MeetingsLifetree Cafe: 'The Things We Love ... and Why We Collect Them'
Lifetree Cafe Menlo Park will host two hourlong conversations looking at the desire to collect, as well as providing an opportunity to see unusual collections. March 2, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; March 3, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Free. Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park.
Clubs/MeetingsSRI Organon Toastmasters
SRI Organon Toastmasters helps community members become better public speakers and leaders by providing a supportive, positive environment for practicing communication and leadership skills. Guests are welcome to visit and join. Tuesdays, year-round, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. SRI International, Building G, Laurel Street at Mielke Drive, Menlo Park.
Clubs/MeetingsGraphic Novel Book Club
For this Palo Alto City Library series, Danièle 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.