Thursday 21

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

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.

STORY TIME, and songs for ages 3-5. 10 or 11 a.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free; sign-up requested. 540-785-9267.

CONCERT, "Celebrate America", performed by the Mary Washington College Wind and Percussion Ensemble. 7:30 p.m., George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium, Mary Washington College, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg. Admission fee is one item of food for the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. 540-654-1012.

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

THEATRE PRODUCTION, "Blithe Spirit" by Noel Coward. 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21 and Saturday, Nov. 23; 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 24. Dumont Hall, Klein Theatre, Mary Washington College, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg. $8; students and seniors, $6. 540-654-1124.

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.

TURKEY CRAFTS, for kids. 6-6:45 p.m. for ages 3-5; 7-7:45 p.m. for ages 6-10. Stafford Recreation Center, 500 Nelms Cir., Stafford. $8; nonresidents, $10. 540-373-8192.

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

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.

Friday 22

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.

DESSERT AND A MOVIE, "Little Shop of Horrors." 7-9 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-372-1144.

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.

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

Saturday 23

CANDLES AND CRAFTS FOR CHRISTMAS, for children 8 and older and adults. 2-4 p.m., Alum Springs Park Shelter, at the end of Greenbrier Drive extended, Fredericksburg. $12; registration required. 540-372-1086.

VEGETARIAN COOKERY, 2-5 p.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. 540-785-9267.

ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW, with items for sale by more than 100 crafters, sponsored by the Stafford Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Brooke Point High School, 1700 Courthouse Rd., Stafford. Admission, $2. 540-659-4795.

Monday 25

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.

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

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

Tuesday 26

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.

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

TURKEY DAY, learn all about turkeys and make a craft, for ages 2-5. 11 a.m., Stafford Recreation Center, 500 Nelms Cir., Stafford. $8; nonresidents, $10. 540-373-8192.

HOLIDAY CANDLE CRAFT, for ages 4 and older. 7-8 p.m., Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. $10; registration required. 540-372-1086.

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.

THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON, for senior citizens, bring a potluck dish to share. 11 a.m., Enon Community Center, 791 Truslow Rd., Falmouth. 540-373-2229.

SPOTSYLVANIA MOM'S CLUB, 10 a.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. For more information, contact Jennifer Pettitt, 540-786-7448.

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

Wednesday 27

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

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.

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

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.

-- Compiled by Camille Ross

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