Thursday 6

LECTURES, celebrating Women's History Month, sponsored by Mary Washington College. "The Dispossessed" by Ursula K. LeGuin, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Combs Hall, Room 348, 540-654-1393; "The Everlasting Rock" by Feng Zong-pu, 12:30-1:45 p.m. and 3:30-3:45 p.m., 540-654-1545, Combs Hall, Room 215. At the college, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg. Free.

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.

RAPE AGGRESSION DEFENSE, grades 7 and higher and adults, learn how to fight when safety is threatened. 6:30 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-372-1144.

BOOK BUNCH DISCUSSION, 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.

BOOK DISCUSSION, "The Lobster Chronicles: Life on a Very Small Island" by Laura Greenlaw. 7:30-9 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Friday 7

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

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

REPTILE WORLD, meet an assort of live reptiles from around the world, for school-age children and adults. 7-8:30 p.m., Courthouse Community Center, 29 Stafford Ave., Stafford. $3, in advance; $4 at the door. 540-373-8192.

LA LECHE LEAGUE, a breast-feeding information and support group. 10-11 a.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. Mimi Faha, 540-720-7150.

ALPHABET SOUP, preschoolers and children to age 5. 11 a.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. 540-785-9267.

STORY TIME, ages 2-3 with an adult. 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.

ALPHABET SOUP, children of all ages and an adult, celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday. 10 a.m. or 11 a.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. 540-785-9267.

Saturday 8

SCRAPBOOK MARATHON, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free; registration required. 540-659-4909.

FAIRY TALE MYSTERY THEATER, "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," the Drama Troupe, the Practical Theatricals. 2 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-372-1144.

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. 2-5 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

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

COMPLETE CPR AND FIRST AID, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. $40; registration required. 540-372-1086.

Sunday 9

CONCERT, "Lenahan," a Celtic fold-rock band with bagpipes and Irish dancers. 2 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free. 540-372-1144.

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

Monday 10

BOOK DISCUSSION, "One Thousand White Women" by Jim Fergus. 7:30 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free. 540-372-1144.

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

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

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

HOME-SCHOOLERS BOOK DISCUSSION, ages 9-12, "Esperanza Rising" by Pam Munoz Ryan. 1:30-2:30 p.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-785-9267.

AARP TAX CLINIC, Mondays and Fridays through March. 1-5 p.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free; appointments required a week in advance. 540-785-9267.

Tuesday 11

BROWN BAG BOOK, bring lunch and discuss "The Measure of My Days" by Florida Scott-Maxwell. Noon-1 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free. 540-372-1144.

FAMILY STORY TIME, children of all ages, 7 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free. 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. 540-898-8165 or 800-433-1520.

MAKE AND TAKE, construct a kite, ages 8-12. 4:30 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

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

LONG-TERM CARE PROGRAM, learn how to protect retirement income and manage home health care. 11 a.m.-noon, Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free; sign-up requested. 540-785-9267. Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-785-9267.

WILDFLOWER SLIDE SHOW, enjoy preview of spring flowers that grow in our area. 7:45-8:30 p.m., Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. $3; registration required. 540-372-1086.

Wednesday 12

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.

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

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

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

WHIRLIGIGS AND GLIDERS, Grades 4-6, stories and crafts about paper airplanes. 4:30 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-372-1144.

RUBBER-STAMPING, adults and children 10 and older. Schedule and materials list available at 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 information, contact C.C. Travers at 540-288-9744.

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

PIZZA AND PAGES FOR YOUNG ADULTS, grades 7-12, discuss favorite classic. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free; registration required.. 540-659-4909.

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

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

HOME-SCHOOL BOOK BUDDIES, ages 5-8, discuss "First Flight: The Story of Tom Tate and the Wright Brothers" by George Shea.. 1:30-2:15 p.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-785-9267.

CERAMICS AND CRAFTS, seniors. Volunteer provides instruction, and others often share crafts. 10 a.m., Enon Community Center, 791 Truslow Rd., Falmouth. Small supply fee. 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.

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