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Atherton Dames Runnymede Tour
To begin their 2014-15 program of events, Atherton Dames, and guests, will attend a tour of the private Runnymede Sculpture Farm. For info about joining Atherton Dames, email membership@athertondames.org. Sept. 4, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $50. Runnymede Sculpture Farm, , Woodside.
 

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Lifetree Cafe conversation
Lifetree Cafe Menlo Park will hold two hour-long conversations about how to simplify life, including practical tips on reducing clutter, complications and chaos. Complimentary refreshments will be served. Sept. 3, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Sept. 4, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Free. Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park.
 

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Bootstrappers Breakfast with Ilya Semin
At this Bootstrappers Breakfast meeting, Ilya Semin of Datanyze will lead a roundtable discussion about rapid business growth and share tips. Attendees are encouraged to bring specific questions and issues. Sept. 5, 7:30-9 a.m. Small fee, cost of breakfast and tip. Hobee's Restaurant, 4224 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.
 

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Sew Sew Saturday
The library invites community members to come sew on Saturday mornings; four Baby Lock (Grace model) sewing machines and one serger are available for use. Please register on the website. No instruction will be provided. Saturdays, year-round, 10:15-11 a.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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Technology and Society Committee Luncheon
Pat Showalter, senior project manager with the Santa Clara Valley Water District and district representative to the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, will discuss the project and explain how wetlands can provide a buffer against sea level rise caused by climate change. Sept. 9, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. $12 lunch. Hangen Szechuan Restaurant, 134 Castro St., Mountain View.
 

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Non-fiction Book Club
The Non-fiction Book Club at the Portola Valley Library -- which meets the third Thursday of the month -- will discuss "No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II" by Doris Kearns Goodwin. The club is for adults. Sept. 18, 1-2:30 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.

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ESL Conversation Club
Those learning or improving English speaking skills are invited to come practice at club meetings with casual conversation and friendly company. All levels are welcome, no registration required. Wednesdays, year-round, 5-6 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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ESL Conversation Club - Menlo Park
Each week this club will give community members an opportunity to practice their English conversation skills in a welcoming environment. Wednesdays, through January, 5-6 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park.
 

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Palo Alto Toastmasters
Since 1924, Toastmasters International has been helping people around the world to improve their communication and leadership skills. The Palo Alto Toastmasters Club meets each week in city hall's Council Chambers. Club membership is diverse, and guests are welcome. Tuesdays, through December, noon-1 p.m. Free. City Hall, First Floor, Council Chambers, 250 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto.
 

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SRI Organon Toastmasters
Toastmasters focuses on improving the communication and leadership skills of its members. Each week covers a different skill related to public speaking. Club membership is diverse, and guests are welcome. Tuesdays, through December, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. SRI International, Building G, Laurel Avenue, opposite the Menlo Park Police Station, Menlo Park.

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Palo Alto Scrabble Club
The Palo Alto Scrabble Club welcomes players of all levels every Monday night, holidays included. No need to RSVP. No charge to play. Players can drop in with their equipment or use the club's. Mondays, through December, 6-9:30 p.m. Free. Freebirds World Burrito, 2305 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.