Friday Night Dance
Friday, Feb. 15, 8 p.m.: Rumba / Bolero
Friday, Feb. 22, 8 p.m.: Tango
Friday, Feb. 29, 8 p.m.: Salsa
Social ballroom dance lessons for beginning and intermediate levels, no experience and no partner necessary. General dance party 9 p.m.-midnight. Dressy-casual attire. $8. Cubberley Community Center Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. For information, call Robin Rebello at 650-856-9930 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hands On Bay Area (HOBA)
Saturday, Feb. 23, 9 a.m. to noon: A Place at the Table with Almost Eden Garden, Palo Alto. A gardening/landscaping project involving building raised garden beds, planting seedlings, weeding or turning compost bins. Visit Web site for details about signing up.
Peninsula Astronomical Society
Second Friday of the month, 7:30 p.m.: Lectures and presentations at Foothill College, Forum Building, Room 5001, next to parking lot #5 (E). $2 charge for parking at Foothill. Call William Phelps at 650-493-4742 or e-mail email@example.com.
Tuesday hikes, 10:30 a.m.-about 4 p.m.: Almost every Tuesday, a group hikes eight to 10 miles at a moderate-to-fast pace at a local park. For information, contact Rex at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday hikes, 6:15 p.m.: An hour-and-a-half nonstop five-mile hike at a brisk pace on flat ground around residential area of Palo Alto and Stanford campus. Meet at parking lot off corner of California Avenue and Ash Street. For information, contact Barbara Muir at Barbara.email@example.com or 650-888-0576.
Sunday, Feb. 23, 11 a.m.: An easy, 90-minute hike in Wunderlich Park (Woodside Road, 2.7 miles west of I-280), followed by lunch. Call Peter Andree at 650-367-1534 or just show up.
Sierra Singleaires (40+ singles)
Sunday, Feb. 17, 12:30 p.m.: Coal Mine Ridge hike (moderate elevation gain). For information, call Steven Smith, leader, at 650-345-4595.
Sunday, Feb. 17, 1 p.m.: An easy "dogs invited" hike. For information, call Joyce Slocum, leader, at 408-223-6888.
Feb. 21, 11 a.m.: Natural Science Group. Call Larry Stafford for information at 650-493-7567.
Sunday, March 9, 1:30 p.m.: Baylands, San Antonio Road, a three-hour after-lunch hike to look at shorebirds and wildlife. For information, call Bob Segalla, leader, at 650-962-1316.