Thursday 21

BEADED NECKLACE WORKSHOP, ages 16 and older. Noon-2:30 p.m., Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. $20, $27 nonresidents; register. 540-372-1086.

EVENING STORY TIME, celebrate Pasta Month. 7 p.m., Salem Church Branch Library, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free; register. 540-785-9267.

HOMESCHOOLERS PIZZA PARTY, ages 5-12. 1:30-2:15 p.m., Salem Church Branch Library, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free; register. 540-785-9267.

BASIC KNITTING CLASS, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 504-659-4909.

BLOOD DRIVE, 1-7 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free, register. 540-659-4909.

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.

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

MONSTER MOVIE, "The Fly," grades 7 and above. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; register. 540-372-1144.

COOKING WITH EVA, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. $16; $20, nonresidents; register. 540-372-1086.

EVENING STORY TIME, 7 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free, register. 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 22

MAD SCIENCE SPOOKTACULAR, puppet show. 7 p.m., Courthouse Community Center, 29 Stafford Ave., Stafford. $3 advance tickets, $4 day of the show; reservations suggested. 540-373-8192.

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

STORY TIME, preschoolers. 10 or 11 a.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

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 23

METAL CLAY WORKSHOP, ages 16 and older. Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. $50, $67 nonresidents; register. 540-372-1086.

VEGETARIAN COOKING, 2-4 p.m., Salem Church Branch Library, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. 540-785-9267.

MEDITATION, learn the theory. 4-5 p.m., Salem Church Branch Library, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. 540-785-9267.

GAME DAY, grades 7-12. 1-5 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free; register. 540-659-4909.

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

MOTHER GOOSE ACTIVITY, ages 2 and younger with an adult. Rhymes, songs and activities. 10:30 a.m. today and 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free; register. 540-659-4909.

Sunday 24

COMMUNITY HALLOWEEN PARTY, for kids of all ages. 3:30-5 p.m., Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. $3 children, $1 adults; advance ticket sales only. 540-372-1086.

Monday 25

KNITTING GROUP, 7-9 p.m., Salem Church Branch Library, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. 540-785-9267.

BRAINSTORMERS, grades 5-6, volunteer projects. 4:15-5:15 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

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

MICROSOFT WORD, basic instruction. 10:30 p.m.-noon, Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; register. 540-372-1144.

HOME REMEDIES, tinctures and liniments. 6:30-7:45 p.m., Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. $30; register. 540-372-1086.

Tuesday 26

DRUG PREVENTION SEMINAR, information and strategies for parents. 6-8 p.m., Stafford Gymnasium & Recreation Center, 500 Nelms Cir., Stafford. Free; register. 540-373-8192.

MOSAIC TILE WORKSHOP, ages 13 and older. 7-9 p.m., Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. $36, $48 nonresidents; register. 540-372-1086.

INVESTMENTS SEMINAR, 7-9 p.m., Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. $5; register. 540-372-1086.

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

SPOOKY STORIES ON THE LAWN, grades K-6. 7 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free; register. 540-372-1144.

Wednesday 27

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.

EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS, hear a ghost story on this ancient Mexican holiday, grades 7-12. 7 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. 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. Noon, Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

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