Thursday 16

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

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

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

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

EVA'S WINTER COOKING LESSONS, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. Residents, $16; nonresidents, $20; registration required. 540-372-1086.

SENIOR EXERCISE, 55 and older. 9:30-10:30 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. 540-898-8165 or 800-433-1520.

HEALTH THERAPY, learn ways to relax and minimize stress. 10 a.m.-noon and 7-9 p.m., Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. Residents, $18; nonresidents, $24; registration required. 540-372-1086.

LA LECHE LEAGUE, breast-feeding information and support group. 10-11:30 a.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free. Mary Mann, 540-373-7609.

LUNCH BUNCH, 5 and younger, bring lunch and listen to stories, dessert provided. 12:30 p.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. 540-785-9267.

INTERNET SEARCH CLASS, 7-9 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

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

Friday 17

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

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

STORY TIME, preschoolers and adults. 10 a.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

DROP-IN STORY TIME, ages 3-5 and day-care providers. 10:30 a.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

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

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

Saturday 18

MOTHER GOOSE ACTIVITY, 2 and younger with an adult, rhymes, songs and activities. 10:30 a.m. Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-372-1144. 10:30 a.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-785-9267.

WINTER STORIES, age 12 to adults. 8-9 p.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. 540-785-9267.

SNOWMAN CRAFT HOUR, ages 4-7. 11 a.m.-noon, Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. $7; registration required. 540-372-1086.

Sunday 19

MOTHER-DAUGHTER BOOK CLUB, discuss "Sing Down the Moon" by Scott O'Dell. 2 p.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-785-9267.

Monday 20

MOTHER GOOSE ACTIVITY, 2 and younger with an adult, rhymes, songs and activities. 9:30 or 10:30 a.m. Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-372-1144. 10:30 or 11:30 a.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-785-9267.

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

LECTURE, Virginia Secretary of Education Belle S. Wheelan. 4 p.m., George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium, Mary Washington College, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg. Free. 540-654-1044.

TEEN COUNCIL, grades 7-12, monthly meeting. 6:30-8 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free; registration required. 540-659-4909.

RAPE AGGRESSION DEFENSE, adults and grades 7 and above. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-372-1144.

Tuesday 21

PRACTICAL THEATRICALS, grades 5-7, drama and interpretive reading troupe sessions. 4-5 p.m., Tuesdays through March 4, Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-372-1144.

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY, 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, Stafford County Adult Education staff. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909. Information: 540-898-8165 or 800-433-1520.

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

TODDLER TIME, ages 2-3, stories and activities. 10:30 a.m. today or 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-372-1144.

Wednesday 22

DEPRESSION, clinical social worker answers questions. 7 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-372-1144.

MANAGING EXCEL, learn to create spreadsheets. 7-9 p.m. Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-372-1144.

LOBBY STAMPERS, 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 featured, card players welcome. 1 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

SENIOR CITIZEN COUNCIL, 10 a.m., Enon Community Center, 791 Truslow Rd., Falmouth. 540-373-2229.

MOTHER GOOSE ACTIVITY, 2 and younger with an adult, rhymes, songs and activities. 9:30 a.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free; registration required. 540-659-4909.

NEWCOMERS AND OLD FRIENDS, 9 a.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. 540-785-9267.

STORY TIME, ages 2-3 and adults. 10 or 11 a.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-785-9267.

CERAMICS/CRAFTS, senior citizens. Volunteer provides instruction, and others often attend to share crafts. 10 a.m., Enon Community Center, 791 Truslow Rd., Falmouth. Small supply fee. 540-373-2229.

-- Compiled by Camille Ross

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