Thursday 1

BEADED JEWELRY WORKSHOP, ages 16 and older. Noon-2:30 p.m., Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. $20; register. 540-372-1086.

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; register. 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; register. 540-372-1144.

BASIC KNITTING CLASS, 6:30 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 50-659-4909.

BOOK DISCUSSION, "The Richest Man in Babylon" by George S. Clason. 7:30-9 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

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

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

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

Friday 2

UNCLE SAM'S BIRTHDAY PARTY, ages 2-5. 11 a.m.-noon, Stafford Gymnastics & Recreation Center, 500 Nelms Cir., Stafford. $8 residents, $10 nonresidents; register. 540-33-8192.

STORY TIME, ages 2-5 with caregiver. 10 and 11 a.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

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

ALPHABET SOUP, preschoolers and day-care providers. 10 and 11 a.m., Salem Church Branch Library, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. 540-785-9267.

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.

Saturday 3

HERITAGE FESTIVAL, parade, craft show, music, games and entertainment. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Charlotte and Sophia streets, Old Town Fredericksburg. Free. 804-224-7723.

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

QUILTMAKING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE, grades 4-12. 9:30 a.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free; register. 540-659-4909.

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

MUSIC UNDER THE STARS, the Carters perform. 7:30 p.m., Maury Stadium, Kenmore Avenue and William Street, Fredericksburg. $5, $3 senior citizens, $1 ages 6 and younger. 703-777-6306.

MOTHER GOOSE ACTIVITY, 2 and younger with an adult. Rhymes, songs and activities. 10:30 a.m. Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., FredRricksburg. Free; register. 540-372-1144.

Sunday 4

FIREWORKS DISPLAY, 4-10 p.m., Mount Ararat Baptist Church, 65 Toluca Rd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-2554.

Tuesday 6

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

MEET THE AUTHOR, Mary Triola, author of "Caroline Rose," 7 p.m., Salem Church Branch Library, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. 540-785-9267.

AFTERNOON MOVIE, ages 12 and younger. 1:30 p.m., Salem Church Branch Library, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. 540-785-9267.

MASTER GARDENERS, help with gardening problems. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

STORY TIME, ages 2-5 with caregiver. 10 a.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; register. 540-372-1144.

STORY TIME, all ages, 7 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; register. 540-372-1144.

Wednesday 7

TALE TELLING, grades 4-6. 10:30 a.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; register. 540-372-1144.

MOTHERS, DAUGHTERS AND DESSERT, ages 9-12 and female caregiver. 7-8 p.m., Salem Church Branch Library, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free; register. 540-785-9267.

MOTHER GOOSE ACTIVITY, 2 and younger with an adult. Rhymes, songs and activities. 10:30 a.m. Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; register. 540-372-1144.

FROG TALES, ages 4-7. 10 a.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free; register. 540-659-4909.

STORY TIME, ages 2-5 with caregiver. 9:30 a.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; register. 540-372-1144.

MICROSOFT BASICS, 7-9 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; register. 540-372-1144.

COOKING FOR TEENS, grades 7-12. 2-3 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; register. 540-372-1144.

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

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

LOBBY STAMPERS, 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.

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