Thursday 31

HALLOWEEN STORIES AND CRAFTS, for grades K-3. 4:30 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free; registration requested. 540-659-4909.

LOBBY SCRAPPERS, bring your own scrapbook projects. 9:30 a.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

SENIOR EXERCISE, for people 55 and older. 9:30-10:30 a.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR, learn about pumpkins as you make crafts, for ages 2-5. 11 a.m., Stafford Gym and Recreation Center, 500 Nelms Cir., Stafford. Residents, $8; nonresidents, $10; registration required. 540-373-8192.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE, taught by Stafford County Adult Education staff. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909. For more information, contact Regional Adult Education at 540-898-8165 or 800-433-1520.

TRICKY TREATS PARTY, for ages 4-7. 6:15-7:30, Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. $5; registration required. 540-372-1086.

STORY TIME, for children ages 2-5 with an adult. 10 or 11 a.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Registration requested. 540-785-9267.

LECTURE, "Sharecropping and Exploitation in the American South Following Emancipation." 8 p.m., Monroe Hall, Room 104, Mary Washington College, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg. Free. 540-654-1055.

HALLOWEEN CONCERT, performed by the Mary Washington College Wind and Percussion Ensemble. 7:30 p.m., Lee Hall Underground, Mary Washington College, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg. Donation of one canned food item is requested for the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. 540-654-1055.

SENIOR CITIZENS BRUNCH, bring your own food to be prepared and join others for a game of cards after the meal. 11 a.m., Enon Community Center, 791 Truslow Rd., Falmouth. Free. 540-373-2229.

Friday 1

LA LECHE LEAGUE OF STAFFORD, a breast-feeding information and support group. 10-11 a.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. For more information, call Mimi Faha at 540-720-7150.

ALPHABET SOUP, for preschoolers and day-care providers. 11 a.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. 540-785-9267.

DAY-CARE DROP-IN STORY TIME, for day-care group. 10 a.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. 540-785-9267.

WIDOWED: THE NEXT STEP, a chance to share experiences and make friends. 7:30 p.m., Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. Free. 540-372-1086.

Saturday 2

VEGETARIAN COOKING CLASS, 2-3:30 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

MEDITATION CLASS, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

PLANTING AND PRUNING WORKSHOP, sponsored by Mary Washington College. 9:30 a.m., Combs Hall, College Avenue and Brent Street, Fredericksburg. Free. 540-654-1055.

PET AID, learn basic first aid for you pet, for ages 14 and older. 9 a.m.-noon, Stafford Gym and Recreation Center, 500 Nelms Cir., Stafford. $50, registration required. 540-373-8192.

SEASONAL FLORAL DISPLAY WORKSHOP, noon-2 p.m., Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. Residents, $18; nonresidents, $24; registration required. 540-372-1086.

Monday 4

CHANCELLOR MOM'S CLUB, 10 a.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. For more information, contact Ginny Masaitis, 540-898-5992.

MOTHER GOOSE ACTIVITY TIME, rhymes, songs and activities for children 2 and younger, with an adult. 9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. today and 9:30 a.m., Friday. Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-372-1144.

RAPE AGGRESSION DEFENSE, learn how to fight back when your safety is threatened; for students in grades 7 and higher and adults. 6:30 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-372-1144.

STORY TIME, for home-schooled families. 1:30-2:15 p.m. Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-372-1144.

FALL FLICKS, animated films for young adults and adults. 7-9 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

BOOK BUNCH DISCUSSION GROUP, for grades 4-6. Bring a book to share; snacks will be provided. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free; registration requested. 540-659-4909.

MOTHER GOOSE ACTIVITY TIME, rhymes, songs and activities for children 2 and younger, with an adult. 9:30 a.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free; sign-up requested. 540-785-9267.

Tuesday 5

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY (TOPS), a weight-loss support group, 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. 540-659-5995.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE, taught by Stafford County Adult Education staff. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909. For more information, contact Regional Adult Education at 540-898-8165 or 800-433-1520.

FILMS ABOUT ARTISTS, "Norman Rockwell's World: An American Dream" and "Andrew Wyeth Self-Portrait: Snow Hill", part of a film series exploring artists and the creative process. 7:30 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free. 540-372-1144.

COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS, 6-9 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free. 540-372-1144.

FAMILY STORY TIME, 7 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; registration requested. 540-372-1144.

STORY TIME, and songs for ages 2-3. 9:30 a.m. Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-372-1144.

ART CLUB, for grades 7-12, materials provided. 4-5:30 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free; registration required. 540-659-4909.

Wednesday 6

CERAMICS AND CRAFTS, for senior citizens. A volunteer will provide instruction, and others often attend to share their crafts. 10 a.m., Enon Community Center, 791 Truslow Rd., Falmouth. A small supply fee will be charged. 540-373-2229.

STORY TIME, and songs for ages 2-3. 10:30 a.m. Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-372-1144.

LOBBY STAMPERS, a weekly demonstration of rubber-stamping techniques. 9 a.m.-noon, Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

GAMES CLUB FOR ADULTS, mah-jongg is the featured game, but card players are also welcome. 1 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

BRIDGE CLUB, experienced players welcome. 12:30-3:30 p.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. 540-785-9267.

EXCEL INTRODUCTION CLASS, 2-4 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-372-1144.

WORD PROCESSING BASICS, 6-9 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free. 540-372-1144.

STORY TIME, and songs for ages 4-5. 9:30 a.m. Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-372-1144.

INTERNET SEARCH CLASS, tips on searching the Internet. Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

BRIDGE CLUB, experienced players welcome. 12:30-3:30 p.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. 540-785-9267.

-- Compiled by Camille Ross

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