Thursday 27

FILMS ABOUT ARTISTS, "Mali: The Music of Life," 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.

REALLY ROSIE, school-age children and families, music and performances by Colonial Forge High School Children's Theatre Thespians, 4:30 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

IRISH BRIGADE (SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR), 7 p.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. 540-785-9267.

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

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

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

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

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.

INTERNET BASIC CLASS, 2-3:30 p.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-785-9267.

YOUNG WRITER'S GROUP, for children grades 3-6. 4:30-5:15 p.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-785-9267.

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

LECTURE, "Underrepresented Mathematicians," a Women's History Month event. 9:15 a.m., Trinkle Hall, Room 138, Mary Washington College, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg. Free. 540-654-1335.

TODDLER TIME, ages 2-3 with an adult. 10 or 11 a.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free: registration required. 540-785-9267.

Friday 28

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

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.

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.

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

ALPHABET SOUP, 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 groups. 10 a.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. 540-785-9267.

Saturday 1

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

CONCERT, Mary Washington College String Ensemble. 4 p.m., Lee Hall Ballroom at the college, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg. Free. 540-654-1012.

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

PRESCHOOL CAFE, ages 4-7, prepare a meal for parents. 11 a.m.-noon, Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. $6; registration required. 540-372-1086.

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

X-TREME STORY TIME, 3 and older with an adult. 1:30 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free; registration required. 540-659-4909.

Sunday 2

JAZZ, Fredericksburg Big Band and Vocalists, sponsored by Fredericksburg Parks and Recreation and Mary Washington College. 2-4 p.m., Dodd Auditorium at the college, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg. Free. 540-372-1086, Ext. 201.

Monday 3

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, for Dr. Seuss, ages 2-5. 10:30 a.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-372-1144.

COLOR OF THE MONTH PARTY, preschoolers. 11-11:45 a.m., Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. $3; registration required. 540-372-1086.

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

LECTURE, "Saying Sorry: Why Governments (and Everybody Else) Seem to Be Apologizing," part of the James Farmer Lecture Series in Human Rights. 7 p.m., Combs Hall, Room 139, Mary Washington College, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg. Free. 540-654-1066.

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

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

Tuesday 4

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, 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.

MICROSOFT WORD CLASS, 7 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-372-1144.

STORY TIME, children 2-5 with an adult. 10 a.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free, registration required. 540-659-4909.

LECTURE, author Annie Wang, a Cultural Awareness Series and Women's History Month event. 7 p.m., Lee Hall Ballroom, Mary Washington College, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg. Free. 540-654-1044.

FAMILY STORY TIME, children of all ages, 7 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford and Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-659-4909 and 540-372-1144.

LUCK AND LEAPS, celebrating St. Patrick's Day, ages 4-10. 7-8 p.m., Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. $8; registration required. 540-372-1086.

MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION, for all ages. 3-6 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

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

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

Wednesday 5

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

MICROSOFT EXCEL CLASS, 7 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-372-1144.

UP IN THE AIR, grades K-6 and families, science experiments and stories about the Wright brothers, 2 p.m.; grades 4-6 at 4:30 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-372-1144.

STORY TIME, ages 4-5. 10:30 a.m. Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-372-1144.

POETRY SLAM, grades 7-12, share original song lyrics, poetry or stories, refreshments. 7-8, Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free. 540-785-9267.

CERAMICS AND CRAFTS, senior citizens. Volunteer provides instruction; others often share crafts. 10 a.m., Enon Community Center, 791 Truslow Rd., Falmouth. A small supply fee will be charged. 540-373-2229.

-- Compiled by Camille Ross

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