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Clubs/MeetingsFolger Estates Stable tour
Atherton Dames is organizing a tour of the newly renovated Folger Estates Stable. Tickets can be purchased on the Atherton Dames website. Oct. 2, 10-12:30 p.m. $50. Folger Stable, 4040 Woodside Road, Woodside.
Clubs/MeetingsWaverley Writers Poetry Venue
This meeting of Waverley Writers, a group of poets and poetry-lovers, will include an open reading where community members can share their latest work or read favorites. Oct. 3, 7:30-10 p.m. Free. Waverley Writers, 957 Colorado St. , Palo Alto.
Clubs/MeetingsVC Taskforce: Energy Solutions
This VC Taskforce event will allow entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas to a panel of investors specializing in energy solutions. Oct. 6, 6-8:30 p.m. $45-$75. Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, 650 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto.
Clubs/MeetingsESL Conversation Club - Menlo Park
Each week this club will give community members an opportunity to practice their English conversation skills in a welcoming environment. Wednesdays, through January, 5-6 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park.
Clubs/MeetingsLego Club in Portola Valley
The Portola Valley Library will hold a meeting of its Lego Club, where visitors of all ages can flex their imaginative muscles in building with Lego and Duplo blocks. Oct. 11, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Clubs/MeetingsSolid Start Club
This group for engaged and newly married couples in their 20s and 30s meets weekly to focus on developing Christ-centered marriages. Group members also participate in community service projects and social activities. Sundays, Oct. 5-Nov. 30, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, D Building, 1177 University Drive, Menlo Park.
Clubs/MeetingsPalo Alto Toastmasters
Since 1924, Toastmasters International has been helping people around the world to improve their communication and leadership skills. The Palo Alto Toastmasters Club meets each week in city hall's Council Chambers. Club membership is diverse, and guests are welcome. Tuesdays, through December, noon-1 p.m. Free. City Hall, First Floor, Council Chambers, 250 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto.
Clubs/MeetingsSRI Organon Toastmasters
Toastmasters focuses on improving the communication and leadership skills of its members. Each week covers a different skill related to public speaking. Club membership is diverse, and guests are welcome. Tuesdays, through December, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. SRI International, Building G, Laurel Avenue, opposite the Menlo Park Police Station, Menlo Park.
Clubs/MeetingsPalo Alto Scrabble Club
The Palo Alto Scrabble Club welcomes players of all levels every Monday night, holidays included. No need to RSVP. No charge to play. Players can drop in with their equipment or use the club's. Mondays, through December, 6-9:30 p.m. Free. Freebirds World Burrito, 2305 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.