Thursday 16

HOMESCHOOLERS PROGRAM, learn about Monarch butterflies. Ages 5-12, 1:30-2:15 p.m., Salem Church Branch Library, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free; register. 540-785-9267.

LUNCH BUNCH, bring lunch and listen to stories. All ages, dessert provided. Noon, Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. 540-785-9267.

BASIC KNITTING CLASS, 6:30-8 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 504-659-4909.

EVENING STORY TIME, 7 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free; register. 540-659-4909.

STORY TIME, for preschoolers. 10:30 a.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; register. 540-372-1144.

STORY TIME, for preschoolers. 10 or 11 a.m., Salem Church Branch Library, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free; register. 540-785-9267.

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 17

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 18

WELSH FESTIVAL, celebrate the Welsh ancestry of James Monroe. Noon-5 p.m., 900 block of Charles St., Fredericksburg. Donations requested. 540-373-1776.

BLACK ARTS FESTIVAL, arts, dance, crafts and food. 1-6 p.m., Walker-Grant Cultural and Education Center, 200 Gunnery Rd., Fredericksburg. Free 540-372-1086.

STAFFORD DAY, music, dance, crafts and parade. 10 a.m.-4 .m., Courthouse Community Center, 29 Stafford Ave., Stafford. Free. 703-658-4871.

PRECIOUS METAL CLAY CLASS, ages 16 and older. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. $50; $67, nonresidents; $35 material fee. 540-372-1086.

CPR CLASS, ages 14 and older. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. $35; register. 540-372-1086.

THERAPY DOG PROGRAM, 10:30-noon. Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free; register. 540-659-4909.

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

THERAPY DOG PROGRAM, 1:30-3 p.m., Salem Church Branch Library, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free; register. 540-785-9267.

Monday 20

MOTHER GOOSE ACTIVITY, rhymes, songs and activities. Ages 2 and younger with an adult. 10:30 a.m., Salem Church Branch Library, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free; register. 540-785-9267.

JUNIOR GAMES CLUB, 4-5:30 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free; register. 540-659-4909.

TEEN COUNCIL, grades 7-12. Monthly meeting. 6:30-8 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free; register. 540-659-4909.

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

Tuesday 21

NATURE CRAFTS, ages 5 and younger. 1-1:45 p.m., Stafford Gymnasium and Recreation Center, 500 Nelms Cir., Stafford. $5; register. 540-373-8192.

ART CLUB, grades 7-12. 4-5:30 p.m., Salem Church Branch Library, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. 540-785-9267.

CONCERT, bring lunch or buy one at the park and hear local performers. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Hurkamp Park, William and Prince Edward streets, Fredericksburg. Free. 540-372-1086.

EVENING STORY TIME, 7 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free. 540-372-1144.

STORY TIME, ages 2 and 3 with caregiver. 10:30 a.m. today or 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; register. 540-372-1144.

Wednesday 22

INSECT SAFARI, all about bugs. Ages 7-15. 4-5:30 p.m. today and Sept. 29, Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. $12; register. 540-372-1086.

ART ADVENTURES, explore Georges Seurat's works. Ages 5-8. 6:45-7:45 p.m., Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. $7; register. 540-372-1086.

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

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

WRITING WORKSHOP, with local author Mary Triola. 7-9 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; register. 540-372-1144.

HISPANIC FESTIVAL, food, music and stories for all ages. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free. 540-372-1144.

TEEN COUNCIL, grades 7-12. Monthly meeting. 7 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; register. 540-372-1144.

STORY TIME, ages 2-5 with caregiver. 10 and 11 a.m., Salem Church Branch Library, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free; register. 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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