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Religion/SpiritualityCompline: An Evening Service of Song
This 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chant is sung by Stanford and local choral ensembles on Sundays (during the academic year, with the exception of university holidays and academic breaks). 9-9:30 p.m. Free. Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford.
Religion/SpiritualityRetreat: 'Discover Your Calling Anew'
This day retreat with Diane Dreher -- author, professor and positive psychology coach -- will discuss how to deal with life's unexpected challenges and move forward with renewed energy. April 12, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $50 (includes lunch). Vallombrosa Retreat Center, 250 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park.
Palm/Passion Sunday service at the Ladera Community Church will include a palm procession, special music and a visit from Julie the donkey. Stay for coffee and conversation, all are welcome. April 13, 9:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Free. Ladera Community Church, 3300 Alpine Road, Portola Valley.
Religion/Spirituality'Stations of the Cross' Service
Ladera Community Church hosts an inter-generational "Stations of the Cross" service. April 13, 9:30 a.m. Free. Ladera Community Church, 3300 Alpine Road, Portola Valley.
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. The service ends in darkness and quiet. April 17, 7-7:45 p.m. Free. Ladera Community Church, 3300 Alpine Road, Portola Valley.
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, the highest point in the valley. View the campus map here: www.prioryca.org/welcome/see-campus/ 6:30 p.m. Free (open to all). Woodside Priory, 302 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Religion/SpiritualityEaster Service at Ladera Community Church
This Easter service will feature music from the Youth Ukelele Choir and the Sanctuary Choir, a reception for new members and an egg hunt. 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 in setting of the Vallombrosa Center. Contact the center to RSVP. April 26, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. $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 deepen their personal practice and explore how they can use that to cultivate good human relationships, communities and society. 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/SpiritualityUniversity Public Worship
Public worship at Stanford's Memorial Church is open to anyone. Sundays through June 29. 10-11 a.m. Free. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford.