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Clubs/MeetingsWaverley Writers meeting with J. David Cummings
For its April meeting, Waverley Writers will welcome poet J. David Cummings, author of the award-winning collection "Tancho," which meditates on the U.S. nuclear bombing of Japan. An opening reading will follow his appearance. First Friday of the month, April 3, 7:30-10 p.m. Free. Friends Meeting House, 957 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto .
Clubs/MeetingsSPAUG - 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.
Clubs/MeetingsPeninsula Astronomical Society: 'A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall'
At this meeting of the Peninsula Astronomical Society, Brian Day of NASA Ames Research Center will give a talk called "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" in which he will discuss the threat of Near Earth Objects and how these hazards can be prevented. The observatory will be open after the meeting from 9 to 11 p.m., weather permitting. April 10, 7:30-9 p.m. Free; $3 parking. Foothill College, Room 5015, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
Clubs/MeetingsLunch with the League
At its monthly lunch event, League of Women Voters of the Los Altos-Mountain View Area will host Scott Haywood, policy and community relations manager for Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, who will discuss Envision Silicon Valley. The program will assess transportation needs and solutions, including a possible sales tax ballot measure for funding. Those interested must RSVP by April 15. April 17, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $27. Ristorante Bella Vita, 376 First St., Los Altos.
Clubs/MeetingsESL Conversation Club in Los Altos
The Los Altos Library will host a weekly ESL Conversation Club, where those new to speaking English can practice their conversational skills. Basic English skills are needed; no registration is required. The library is also looking for volunteer facilitators for the club. Thursdays, March 12-June 4, 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.
Clubs/MeetingsThe 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.
Clubs/MeetingsESL Conversation Club in Mountain View
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, April 1-July 1, 5-6 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
This weekly Mountain View Public Library event will allow community members to both practice speaking a different language and teach a language to others. All levels and drop-ins are welcome. Thursdays, April 2-July 2, 7-8 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
Clubs/MeetingsMountain 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.
Clubs/MeetingsPalo 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.