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Ladera Community Church will host a retreat run by Amy Payne and Wilma Reichard for community members to explore their faith using writing and art. Child care is available, if needed. Attendees should bring a journal, pen and art supplies, if they have them. Those interested should email Wilma to register. March 28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Ladera Community Church, 3300 Alpine Road, Portola Valley.
Religion/SpiritualityReiki 2 Class
The Los Altos Reiki Center will offer an advanced class on the healing art of Reiki. The one-day course will explore three Reiki symbols and performing the practice over long distances. Participants must have taken Reiki 1 previously. March 28, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $225. Los Altos Reiki Center, 745 Distel Drive, #121, Los Altos.
Religion/SpiritualityCommunity Passover Celebration
The Oshman Family JCC will celebrate Passover by re-creating Ancient Egypt. Adults and children can help build the Nile River, make Matzo, herd animals in a petting zoo and more. March 29, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Oshman Family JCC, Jessica Lynn Saal Town Square, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
Religion/SpiritualityMaundy Thursday service
Ladera Community Church will offer "A Tenebrae Service of Shadows and Light," a candlelit service that shares the scriptural story of Jesus' passion. April 2, 7-7:30 p.m. Free. Ladera Community Church, 3300 Alpine Road, Portola Valley.
Religion/SpiritualityLifetree Cafe: 'How to Be True to Your Faith'
Lifetree Cafe Menlo Park will host two hour-long conversations covering religion, faith and skills for having religious conversations with others without pushing them away. April 1, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; April 2, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Free. Lifetree Cafe, 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park.
Religion/SpiritualityBlues Good Friday
St. Timothy's Episcopal Church will celebrate Good Friday with the blues music of J.J. Cale, Blind Willie Johnson and Kelly-Jo Phelps, performed by St. Timothy's musicians and friends. April 3, 7-8 p.m. Free. St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View.
Religion/SpiritualityGood Friday prayer
The sanctuary at Ladera Community Church will be open for prayer throughout the day on Good Friday. April 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 7-8 p.m. Free. Ladera Community Church, 3300 Alpine Road, Portola Valley.
Religion/SpiritualityEaster Celebration of the Resurrection
This Ladera Community Church celebration of the resurrection will feature the music of Handel's "Messiah" and an Easter egg hunt following worship. Attendees are encouraged to bring flowers to add to the blossoming cross. April 5, 9:30-11 a.m. Free. Ladera Community Church, 3300 Alpine Road, Portola Valley.
Religion/SpiritualityEaster Sunrise Service
Portola Valley churches will come together for a simple sunrise service of prayer on the hill behind Woodside Priory School. A breakfast will follow at the nearby Valley Presbyterian Church. Attendees should park in the upper parking lot and walk the path to the hilltop. April 5, 6:30-7 a.m. Free. Woodside Priory, 302 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Religion/Spirituality'My View from Heaven'
Sarina Baptista -- a speaker, author, psychic medium and spiritual teacher -- will discuss with her son J.T. their book "My View from Heaven," exploring questions of the afterlife and life's meaning. April 10, 7:30 p.m. Free. East West Bookstore, 324 Castro St., Mountain View.
Religion/SpiritualityKirtan and meditation sessions
BookBuyers in Mountain View will host a session of meditation and Kirtan song each Saturday morning. All are welcome. Saturdays, March 7-May 2, 8:45-9:45 a.m. Free. BookBuyers, 317 Castro St., Mountain View.
Religion/SpiritualityStanford University public worship
Stanford's Memorial Church, an important center of spiritual and ceremonial life throughout the university's history, offers weekly services that are open to the public. Sundays, year-round, 10-11 a.m. Free. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford.
Religion/SpiritualityLabyrinth in Memorial Church
This weekly event at Stanford's Memorial Church will seek to help participants find balance and peace in their life through walking in circles. Thursdays, Jan. 23-Dec. 27, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford.
Religion/SpiritualityInsight Meditation South Bay
Shaila Catherine and guest teachers will lead weekly Insight Meditation sittings, which are accompanied by talks on Buddhist teachings. Tuesdays, Jan. 6-Dec. 29, 7:30-9 p.m. Donations accepted. St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View.
Los Altos United Methodist Church will offer monthly Taizé services, where community members can participate in prayer, singing and meditation in a candlelit setting. Second Wednesday of each month, year-round, 6-6:45 p.m. Free. Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos.