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Data mining and civil liberties The Peninsula Peace and Justice Center hosts Nadia Kayyali, legal fellow on the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, to talk about the NSA's data mining and what it means for civil liberties. Aug. 6, 7-8 p.m. Free. Community Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-326-8837.
Andrew Sean Greer: 'The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells' A story of a woman who finds herself transported to the "other lives" she might have lived. Aug. 1, 7:30 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.
Cafe Scientifique Silicon Valley @ SRI "Clinical Trials: Past, Present, and (Hopefully) the Future" will be presented by SRI International's Dr. Manish Kothari. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. Aug. 13, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. SRI International, 333 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-859-2198.
Churchill Club hosts a conversation with David Goulden, president and chief operations officer for EMC, and Mark Garrett, executive vice president and chief financial officer for Adobe. Aug. 8, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Churchill Club Member $60; Non-members $85. Four Seasons Hotel, 2050 University Ave., East Palo Alto. Call 408-265-0130.
Music@Menlo Encounter III: 'The Art of Late Bach' Michael Parloff will explore Bach's works. Aug. 4, 6 p.m. $45 full price; $20 under age 30. Martin Family Hall, Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton. For information on other Music@Menlo program, go to www.musicatmenlo.org.
Richard Diebenkorn: 'The Berkeley Years' Woodside Library docent lecture examines one period of the career of Richard Diebenkorn, whose paintings are on exhibit at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. Aug. 3, 2-3 p.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. www.smcl.org
Menlo Park Summer Concert Series on Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. in Fremont Park, Santa Cruz Ave. and University Drive. Free. Audience members are encouraged to bring a picnic basket and blanket. July 31: Jessica Johnson performs soul and jazz music. Aug. 7: Tom Rigney and Flambeau performs Cajun/Zydeco/blues music.
Documentary: 'A Place At The Table' investigates hunger in America. Aug. 10, 2-4 p.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. www.smcl.org