Thursday 27

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

LECTURES, celebrating Women's History Month, sponsored by Mary Washington College. "High Tech and High Heels on the Global Assembly Line" with Kristin Marsh. 3:30-4:45 p.m., Monroe Hall, Room 204, 540-654-1501. "Man, Masculinity and Feminism" with Lisa Rosenlee. 3:30-4:45 p.m., Trinkle Hall, Room B36. 540-654-1354. At the college, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg. Free.

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.

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

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

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.

SENIOR EXERCISE, 55 and older. 9:30-10:30 a.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.

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.

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.

Friday 28

TAX HELP, seniors. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Fridays, Mondays and Wednesdays through April 14. Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. Free. 540-372-1086.

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

LECTURE, "Mad Women, Bad Men and Readers Who Love Them: Feminism and 'Jane Eyre' " by Christopher Foss. 2-2:50 p.m., Combs Hall, Room 139, Mary Washington College, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg. Free. 540-654-1128.

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, a chance to 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, ages 2-3 with an adult. 10 a.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

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

Saturday 29

PINT-SIZE PICASSOS, ages 4-6. 10-10:45 a.m., Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. $7; registration required. 540-372-1086.

PERENNIAL GARDEN CLUB, children 10 and older and adults. 9-11 a.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

GARDENING 101, learn basics. 10 a.m.-noon, Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. $10; registration required. 540-372-1086.

Sunday 30

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, mark Fredericksburg's 275th birthday. 2-4 p.m., Maury Field, Kenmore Avenue and William Street, Fredericksburg. Free. 540-372-1086.

Monday 31

FILM, "All About My Mother," a Women's History Month event. 4 p.m., Combs Hall, Room 139, Mary Washington College, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg. Free. 540-654-1128.

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

AARP TAX CLINIC, Mondays and Fridays through April 14. 1-5 p.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free; appointments required a week in advance. 540-785-9267.

Tuesday 1

YOUNG EINSTEINS, ages 6-10, fun with science, 4-4:30 p.m., Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. $8; registration required. 540-372-1086.

MICROSOFT WORD BASICS, 7-9 p.m., 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.

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

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

Wednesday 2

COMPUTER SECURITY, problems that could affect computer security. 7-9 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

STORY TIME, ages 2-3. 10:30 a.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.

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

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, seniors. Volunteer provides instruction, and others often share 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.

STORY TIME, ages 2-3 with an adult. 10 or 11 a.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free; sign-up requested. 540-785-9267.

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