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Religion/SpiritualityAsh Wednesday Services
Bethany Lutheran Church will offer two free services on Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of Lent. Feb. 10, noon and 7 p.m. Free. Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park.
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.
Religion/SpiritualityLearn about Islam course
This public class, composed mostly of lectures, will provide an introduction to Islam, covering topics including the Quran, theology, Muhammad, Hadith, interpretation, sects, sharia, relations with other religions, history and modernity. Registration is requested. Saturdays, Jan. 16 and 30, Feb. 13 and 27, and March 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $20 five-class series. Ladera Recreation Center, 150 Andeta Way, Portola Valley.
Bethany Lutheran Church will host Lenten Services each Wednesday through mid-March, and community members can enjoy a Lenten Lunch after the noon services. Feb. 17-March 16, noon. Free. Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park.