Thursday 7

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

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

LECTURE, "Women's and Men's Conversations as Cross-Cultural Communication." 7 p.m., Lee Hall Ballroom, Mary Washington College, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg. Free. 540-654-1044.

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

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP, "Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation" by Joseph J. Ellis. 7:30 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

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.

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, for children ages 3-5. 10 a.m. or 11 a.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-785-9267.

INTERNET BASIC CLASS, 7-8:30 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-372-1144.

STORY TIME, stories and songs for ages 2-5. 10 a.m. Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-372-1144.

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.

BOOK BUNCH DISCUSSION GROUP, for grades 4-6. Bring a book to share; snacks will be provided. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-372-1144.

Friday 8

CONCERT, performed by Encore, the Mary Washington College Show Choir. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium, Mary Washington College, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg. Free. 540-654-1012.

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.

KIDS IN SPACE, with stories, a craft and a treat, for grades K-6. 4:15-5 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-372-1144.

ALPHABET SOUP, for kids of all ages. 11 a.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. 540-785-9267.

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

STORY TIME, stories and songs for ages 2 and 3. 10 a.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

ALPHABET SOUP, for preschoolers and day-care providers. 10:30 a.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free. 540-372-1144.

STORY TIME, stories and songs for ages 3-5. 10:30 a.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

Saturday 9

SCRAPBOOK MARATHON, bring your projects and learn new techniques. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free; registration required. 540-659-4909.

RIVERSIDE WRITERS MEETING, 12:30 p.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. 540-785-9267.

STAFFORD STAMPERS, practice rubber-stamping techniques; for adults and children 10 and older. A schedule and materials list are available at the Friends of the Library gift shop. 2-5 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

WRITER'S GROUP, an organizational meeting for aspiring writers. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free; registration required. 540-659-4909.

INTERNET SEARCH CLASS, tips on searching the Internet. 10 a.m.-noon, Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

KNITTING CLASS, learn to make a holiday decoration, for teenagers 12-18 with a basic knowledge of knitting. 1-2:30 p.m., Saturday and Nov. 16, Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-785-9267.

Sunday 10

FREDERICKSBURG ROSE SOCIETY MEETING, 2 p.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. 540-785-9267.

Monday 11

MOCHA MOMS MEETING, 10 a.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Contact Olivia Smith, 540-891-9994.

FAMILY STORY TIME, 7 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP, "Seabiscuit" by Laura Hillenbrand. 7:30 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free. 540-372-1144.

HOMESCHOOL HISTORICAL FICTION BOOK CLUB, "The Great Turkey Walk" by Kathleen Karr, for ages 9-12. 1:30-2:30 p.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-785-9267.

STAFFORD PIECEMAKERS QUILTERS GUILD, a chance to meet with others interested in quilting. 7 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

SENIOR NAVIGATOR, with information about aging issues. 9-11 a.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

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.

BLOOD PRESSURE CHECK, free blood pressure checks given by volunteers from SERVE. 9-11 a.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

Tuesday 12

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

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

BROWN BAG BOOK GROUP, bring a lunch and discuss "Prodigal Summer" by Barbara Kingsolver. Noon-1 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free. 540-372-1144.

LECTURE, "False Starts and Second Changes: Shakespeare's 'Brave New World' ". 7 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free. 540-372-1144.

LECTURE/MULTI-MEDIA PRESENTATION, "Cleopatra Goes to the Opera." 7-9 p.m., Chandler Hall, Room 102, Mary Washington College, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg. Free. 540-654-1023.

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.

COMPUTER BASICS FOR SENIORS, an introduction to using a computer. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Marshall Center, 8800 Courthouse Rd., Stafford. Residents, $5; nonresidents, $10; registration required by Nov. 8. 540-898-9089.

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.

Wednesday 13

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

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

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

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.

LECTURE, "Ancient Future: How Wisdom from Indigenous Cultures Can Address Today's Problems." 7 p.m., Lee Hall Ballroom, Mary Washington College, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg. Free. 540-654-1044.

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.

SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS MEETING, 7 p.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. 540-785-9267.

RUBBER-STAMPING, for adults and children 10 and older. A schedule and materials list are available at the Friends of the Library Gift Shop. 7-8:30 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

MOMS CLUB, 10 a.m.-noon. Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. For more information, contact Anna May at 540-720-3965.

PIZZA AND PAGES FOR YOUNG ADULTS, a discussion "The Ransom of Mercy Carter" by Caroline B. Cooney, for grades 7-12. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

FREDERICKSBURG GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING, 7 p.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. 540-785-9267.

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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