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Lego Club
The Portola Valley Library's Lego Club invites all ages to use their imaginations in building with provided Legos. Duplo blocks will be available for younger builders. Feb. 13, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

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Peninsula Rose Society meeting
At this Peninsula Rose Society meeting, Otto Lund, a master rosarian from the Monterey Rose Society, will give an informative presentation on organic fertilizers. A potted rose and other prizes will also be included in a raffle. Feb. 16, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Redwood City Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City.
 

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Lifetree Cafe: 'Conquering Conflict'
Lifetree Cafe Menlo Park will host two hourlong conversations entitled "Conquering Conflict: Healthy Ways to Tackle Disagreements," during which participants will gain practical insight and skills for handling disagreements that can improve marriages and other relationships. Complimentary refreshments will be served. Feb. 17, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Feb. 18, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Free. Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park.
 

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Palo Alto Trivia Night February 20
Shinola's Palo Alto store will offer an America-themed trivia and game night, which will last about 90 minutes. Teams can form themselves or be sorted upon arrival, and prizes will be awarded to the winning team. Feb. 20, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Shinola Palo Alto, 261 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto.

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Peninsula Democratic Coalition Annual Meeting
The Peninsula Democratic Coalition Annual Meeting will include a panel discussion with the Democratic candidates for Assembly District 24: venture capitalist Josh Becker, Palo Alto City Councilman Marc Berman, Mountain View City Councilman Michael Kasperzak and patent attorney Vicki Veenker. Feb. 21, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $5; free for PDC members. Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.
 

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Peninsula Gem & Geology Society meeting
At the next Peninsula Gem & Geology Society meeting, club member Jordan Makower will give a hands-on talk on rock identification. There will also be a door prize drawing and items available by silent auction. The event is scheduled for room 13, but those planning to attend should check the website for a possible room change. The public is welcome. Feb. 24, 7 p.m. Free. Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.
 

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ESL Conversation Club in Mountain View
This Mountain View Public Library club for those learning or improving their spoken English provides practice opportunities with casual conversation and 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.
 

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Lifetree Cafe: 'Loving Those with Cancer: How to Cope, Care, and Give Hope'
Lifetree Cafe Menlo Park will hold two hourlong conversations providing practical tips for helping loved ones cope with cancer. Participants will be able to share stories of how cancer has impacted their lives or the lives of those closest to them. Feb. 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Feb. 25, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Free. Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park.
 

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Lifetree Cafe: 'The Things We Love ... and Why We Collect Them'
Lifetree Cafe Menlo Park will host two hourlong conversations looking at the desire to collect, as well as providing an opportunity to see unusual collections. March 2, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; March 3, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Free. Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park.
 

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SRI Organon Toastmasters
SRI Organon Toastmasters helps community members become better public speakers and leaders by providing a supportive, positive environment for practicing communication and leadership skills. Guests are welcome to visit and join. Tuesdays, year-round, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. SRI International, Building G, Laurel Street at Mielke Drive, Menlo Park.
 

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Graphic Novel Book Club
For this Palo Alto City Library series, Danièle Archambault, Ph.D. -- a linguistics researcher, author and educator -- will lead a monthly book discussion of a graphic novel selected by the group. Registration is required. No meetings will be held in December or February. Second Thursday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Mitchell Park Library, Midtown Room, 3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
 

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ESL Conversation Club in Los Altos
The Los Altos Library's ESL/English conversation club holds regular weekly meetings where community members can drop in to discuss interesting topics, practice speaking skills and meet new friends. No registration is required. Thursdays, year-round, 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.