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Religion/SpiritualityMaundy Thursday Tenebrae service
Beginning with communion as the "Last Supper," the event will then move into a Tenebrae service. It will retell the story of Jesus' journey to the cross, extinguishing the light along the way. April 17, 7-7:45 p.m. Free. Ladera Community Church, 3300 Alpine Road, Portola Valley.
Religion/SpiritualityGood Friday service
Bethany Lutheran Church will host a Good Friday service. April 18, noon-7:00 p.m. Free. Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park.
Religion/SpiritualityEaster: Friendship Sunday
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto invites friends to Easter festivities for Friendship Sunday, which will include extra food, greeters, music, service and an egg hunt. April 20, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, 505 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto.
Religion/SpiritualityEaster sunrise service
Ladera Community Church and Valley Presbyterian Church will greet Easter dawn with prayers and song on the hill behind the Woodside Priory dining hall. View the campus map here: www.prioryca.org/welcome/see-campus/ 6:30 p.m. Free. Woodside Priory, 302 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Religion/SpiritualityEaster service at Ladera
This Easter service will feature music from a Brass Quarter, the Youth Ukulele Choir and the Sanctuary Choir, as well as an egg hunt. All are welcome. April 20, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Ladera Community Church, 3300 Alpine Road, Portola Valley.
Religion/SpiritualitySkills for Stress Reduction
Morning workshop features Dr. Cynthia McDonald, experienced counselor and clinician, who will offer simple tools for managing stress and coping with anxiety. Cost includes coffee and scones. Contact the center to RSVP. April 26, 8:30 a.m.-noon. $25. Vallombrosa Retreat Center, 250 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park.
Religion/SpiritualityYoung Meditator Night
The Young Meditators are a group of people in their 20s and 30s who meet weekly to develop their personal practice and explore how they can use it to build good human relationships and communities. Time is allowed for sitting meditation and discussion. Every Tuesday, through April 29, 7:30 p.m. Free (donations accepted). Silicon Valley Shambhala Meditation Center, 2483 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View.
Religion/SpiritualitySVSMC Open House
The Sunday Open House program for the Silicon Valley Shambhala Meditation Center offers a friendly introduction to meditation, Shambhala Buddhist teachings and the community at the center. Every Sunday, through May, 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Free (donations accepted). Silicon Valley Shambhala Meditation Center, 2483 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View.
Religion/SpiritualityInsight Meditation South Bay
Shaila Catherine and guest teachers will lead an Insight Meditation sitting each week, followed by a talk on Buddhist teachings. Tuesdays, April 1-May 27, 7:30-9 p.m. Donations accepted. St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View.
CityLight Church invites the public to attend its "Believe" weekend of worship experiences and a family picnic. May 30-April 1, check website for times. Free. CityLight Church, 1425 Springer Road, Mountain View.
Religion/SpiritualityUniversity Public Worship
Public worship at Stanford's Memorial Church is open to everyone. Sundays through June 29. 10-11 a.m. Free. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford.