Thursday 17

BLOOD DRIVE, 1-7 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. 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 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.

STAFFORD WOMEN IN NAACP, 7-9 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. Jackie Lester, 540-720-5994.

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 18

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.

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

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

Monday 21

MOTHER GOOSE ACTIVITY, 2 and younger with an adult, rhymes, songs and activities. 9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. today and 10:30 a.m., Saturday. Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-372-1144.

BILINGUAL BOOK DAY, celebration of books and children with Spanish clubs from area high schools and Hispanic organizations. 7-8 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-372-1144.

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.

SPRING BREAK SPECIAL, grades K-6, make and fly a kite. 2 p.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free; registration required. 540-785-9267.

Tuesday 22

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SEMINAR, 7-8 p.m., Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. $5; registration required. 540-372-1086.

BRAIN GAMES, grades 7-12. 3:30-5 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

LECTURE, Jody Williams, 1997 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, 7 p.m., Great Hall, Woodard Campus Center, Mary Washington College, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg. Free. 540-654-1471.

FILMS ABOUT ARTISTS, "Beatrix Potter: Artist, Storyteller, and Countrywoman," in series exploring artists and the creative process. 7:30 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free. 540-372-1144.

WE ARE INCARCERATED TOO, support group to assist parents with confined children. 7-8:30 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. For more information, call Lavarious Hamock, 540-720-5027.

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY, weight-loss support. 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.

SPOTSYLVANIA MOMS, 10 a.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Jennifer Pettitt, 540-786-7448.

Wednesday 23

TEEN COUNCIL, grades 7-12, monthly meeting. 7-8 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; sign-up requested. 540-372-1144.

CERAMICS/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.

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.

MUSICAL MAYHEM, audience participation show of brass instruments and wacky ways with music. 11 a.m., Courthouse Community Center, 29 Stafford Ave., Stafford. $3 advance tickets; $4 at the door. 540-373-8192.

WRITER'S CHOICE, local writers read from their work. 7-9 p.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. 540-785-9267.

BRIDGE CLUB, experienced players welcome. 12:30-3:30 p.m., Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. 540-785-9267.

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

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

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