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Clubs/MeetingsCNPS Member's Night and General Meeting
During this special California Native Plant Society meeting, members will be encouraged to share interesting or beautiful pictures of native plant species taken during 2014. Jan. 30, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.
Clubs/MeetingsLifetree Cafe: Stem cells
Lifetree Cafe in Menlo Park will host two hour-long conversations discussing the developments in stem-cell therapies. Complimentary snacks and beverages will be served. Feb. 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Feb. 5, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Free. Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park.
Clubs/MeetingsWaverley Writers meeting with Marilyn Stablein
This meeting of the local poetry group Waverley Writers will feature Marilyn Stablein -- a poet, essayist, and collage and book artists who grew up in Palo Alto (Palo Alto High School class of '64). An open reading will follow her appearance. The group meets monthly, except for July and August; all are welcome. Feb. 6, 7:30-10 p.m. Free. Friends Meeting House, 957 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto.
Clubs/MeetingsAuthor Book Club: Amy Tan
BookBuyers in Mountain View will hold an Author Book Club meeting to discuss the oeuvre of Amy Tan. Each month's club meeting will focus on a different author; attendees can choose any of the author's published works to read beforehand. All are welcome. Feb. 11, 8-9 p.m. Free. BookBuyers, 317 Castro St., Mountain View.
Clubs/MeetingsLifetree Cafe: 'Keeping Love Alive'
Lifetree Cafe in Menlo Park will hold two hour-long conversations discussing practical principles and strategies that help keep romantic relationships and friendships fresh and meaningful. Complimentary snacks and beverages will be served. Feb. 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Feb. 12, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Free. Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park.
Clubs/MeetingsPeninsula Astronomical Society: 'Challenges in Exoplanet Imaging'
This meeting of the Peninsula Astronomical Society will include a free public talk by Dr. Bruce Macintosh from Stanford University on the subject of "Challenges in Exoplanet Imaging." The observatory will be open after the meeting from 9 to 11 p.m., weather permitting. Attendees should park in lot 6. Feb. 13, 7:30-9 p.m. Free; $3 parking. Foothill College, Room 5015, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
The Portola Valley Library will hold a meeting of its Lego Club, where all ages can get creative while building with a variety of Lego pieces. Duplo blocks will also be available for younger builders. Feb. 14, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Clubs/MeetingsLifetree Cafe: 'Making an Ordinary Life Extraordinary'
Lifetree Cafe in Menlo Park will hold two hour-long conversations where community members will share tips on how to transform a normal life into a remarkable one. Complimentary refreshments will be served. Feb. 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Feb. 26, 9:15-10:15 p.m. Free. Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park.
Clubs/MeetingsRotary Club of Menlo Park
The Rotary Club of Menlo Park, a service club dedicated to working on projects in the community and internationally, meets weekly on Wednesdays. Its members are men and women who live and work in Menlo Park, Atherton and surrounding communities. Visitors are welcome. Wednesdays, Jan. 14-March 25, 12:15-1:30 p.m. $20 lunch. Allied Arts Guild, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park.
Clubs/MeetingsSRI Organon Toastmasters
The SRI Organon Toastmasters club focuses on improving the communication and leadership skills of its members. Guests are welcome. Tuesdays, Jan. 20-March 31, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. SRI International, Building G, Laurel Street (across from the Menlo Park Police Station), Menlo Park.
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/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/MeetingsESL Conversation Club
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, year-round, 5-6 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.