Friday 25

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

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING, including visit by Santa Claus. 6 p.m., Princess Anne and George streets, Fredericksburg. Free. 540-373-1776.

"WIDOWED: THE NEXT STEP," 7:30 p.m., Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. Free. Registration required. 540-372-1086.

Saturday 26

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

BASKET-WEAVING CLASS, 9 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Stafford Gymnastics and Recreation Center, 500 Nelms Cir., Stafford. $21, $15 supply fee. Registration required. 540-720-1115.

MOTHER GOOSE ACTIVITY, 2 and younger with an adult, rhymes, songs and activities. 9:30 a.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

VEGETARIAN COOKING AND MEDITATION, 2-5 p.m., Salem Church Branch Library, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free. 540-785-9267.

Sunday 27

CHESS DAY, all ages and levels. 2-5 p.m., Salem Church Branch Library, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free. 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.

Monday 28

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

STAFFORD PIECEMAKERS QUILT GUILD, 7-9 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

SMOKING CESSATION, 7-9 p.m., Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. $35; nonresidents, 47. Registration required. 540-372-1086.

Tuesday 29

STORY TIME, ages 2-3 with a caregiver, 10:30 a.m.; all ages, 7 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free. Registration required. 540-372-1144.

CPR CLASS, ages 14 and older. 1-4:30 p.m., Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. $35. Registration required. 540-372-1086.

MOVIE RELEASE CELEBRATION, games, snacks and discussions about "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." 4:30 p.m., Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. Registration required. 540-659-4909.

MICROSOFT WORD CLASS, 7 p.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free. Registration required. 540-372-1144.

HOLIDAY CARD CLASS, design and create holiday cards. 7 p.m., Salem Church Branch Library, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free. 540-785-9267.

Wednesday 30

LOBBY STAMPERS, rubber-stamping techniques. 9 a.m.-noon, Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Free. 540-659-4909.

STORY TIME, ages 2-3 with a caregiver. 9:30 a.m., Headquarters Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Free. Registration required. 540-372-1144.

STORY TIME, ages 2-3 with a caregiver. 10 and 11 a.m., Salem Church Branch Library, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. Free. Registration required. 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.

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