Thursday 12

HOLIDAY PARTY, for preschoolers. 10:30-11:30 a.m., Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. $5; registration required. 540-372-1086.

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.

INTERNET SEARCH CLASS, tips on searching the Internet. 7-9 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.

CRAFTS FOR KIDS, ages 3-5. 10-10:45 a.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-785-9267.

HOLIDAY GIFT BAGS, design give bags for holiday presents, for grades 7-12. 4-5 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-372-1144.

NATIONAL RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 7 p.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. 540-785-9267.

Friday 13

STORY TIME, for kids 2 and 3 and their grown-ups. 10 a.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free; registration required. 540-659-4909.

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 children 3-5 and their day-care providers. 10:30 a.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

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.

HOLIDAY CRAFT PROGRAM, for grades 4-6. 4:15-5 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; sign-up requested. 540-372-1144.

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

INTERNET BASICS CLASS, with an introduction to the Internet, including e-mail. 2-4 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

Saturday 14

CRAFTS FOR THE HOLIDAY, learn how to create needle-felted crafts, for ages 12 and older. 10 a.m.-noon, Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Registration required. 540-785-9267.

CANDLELIGHT HOMES TOUR, through the neighborhood of upper Caroline and Princess Anne streets. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. Shuttle service provided from James Monroe High School, 2300 Washington Ave., Fredericksburg or the VRE Commuter lot at Prince Edward and Frederick streets, Fredericksburg. $24. 540-373-1776.

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

STAFFORD STAMPERS, learn 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. 7-8:30 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

Sunday 15

HOLIDAY PROGRAM, presented by the Richmond Children's Theatre. 2:30-3:30 p.m., Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. $4; children, $3; registration required. 540-372-1086.

Monday 16

HOLIDAY CRAFT TIME, for ages 8-12. 4:30 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free; registration required. 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.

TEEN COUNCIL, monthly meeting for students in grades 7-12. 7-8 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free; registration required. 540-659-4909.

MOTHER GOOSE ACTIVITY TIME, rhymes, songs and activities for children 2 and younger, with an adult. 10:30 or 11 a.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-785-9267.

Tuesday 17

BOOK DISCUSSION, and volunteer projects for grades 5-6. 4:15 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free; registration required. 540-659-4909.

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

WRITER'S GROUP, for grades 7-12. 6-7 p.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-785-9267.

MANAGING MICROSOFT WORD, learn how to use this program for word processing. 7-9 p.m. Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-372-1144.

VIRGINIA STAR QUILTERS, 7 p.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. 540-785-9267.

HOLIDAY STORY TIME and crafts, for kids 6-8. 4:30 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free; registration required. 540-659-4909.

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.

CRAFTY CHRISTMAS, make ornaments, wrapping paper and other holiday crafts, for ages 2-5. 11 a.m., Stafford Recreation Center, 500 Nelms Cir., Stafford. $22; nonresidents, $24; registration required. 540-373-8192.

Wednesday 18

TEEN COUNCIL, monthly meeting for students in grades 7-12. 7-8 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; sign-up requested. 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.

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.

BEGINNING RUBBER STAMPING, a hands-on beginner class with demonstrations of simple techniques. 7 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-372-1144.

MANAGING EXCEL, learn how to create spreadsheets. 7-9 p.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.

GINGERBREAD PARTY, decorate a gingerbread man and listen to winter stories, for ages 4-6. 4:30 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free; registration required. 540-659-4909.

-- Compiled by Camille Ross

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