ONGOING

  • Blood drives are held throughout the region, at Salem Baptist Church in Spotsylvania and at CarMax in Fredericksburg, as well as other sites. To find a drive or to make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive and type in your Zip code.

FEB. 13



  • The Rappahannock Area Community Services Board will provide Mental Health First Aid training for youth from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bowman Center, RADCO Building, in Spotsylvania. Participants learn about risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, as well as community resources. The $25 registration fee includes a workbook, refreshments and lunch on the first day.
  • Classes are limited.
  • To register, contact Jennifer Bateman at 540/374-3337, ext. 100.

FEB. 15

  • A “Beyond Parkinson’s” disease workshop will be held at Massad Family YMCA classroom 3, 212 Butler Road, from 10–11:30 a.m. for individuals with Parkinson’s and family, friends and caretakers. Cost to members if free; nonmembers, $5. To register, call 540/371-9622.

FEB. 21

  • The Fredericksburg regional office of the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter will offer a program, Legal & Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease, from 1–4 p.m. at Salem Church Library, 2607 Salem Church Road, Spotsylvania. Advance registration is required. 540/228-1502.

MARCH 18–19

  • The Rappahannock Area Community Services Board will provide Mental Health First Aid training for adults at the LifeCare Corporate Building, 1180 International Parkway in Stafford County. The session will last from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 18 and 8:30 a.m. to noon March 19. Participants learn about risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, as well as community resources. The $25 registration fee includes a workbook, refreshments and lunch on the first day. Classes are limited. To register, contact Jennifer Bateman at 540/374-3337, ext. 100 or jbateman@rappahannockareacsb.org.

MARCH 27

  • A plant-based cooking class will be held at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 905 Princess Anne St., from 5:30–7:30 p.m. Bring a vegan dish for the potluck which follows the class or make a contribution to The Table, St. George’s food pantry. fredericksburgfoodcoop.com.

APRIL 24

  • A plant-based cooking class will be held at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 905 Princess Anne St., from 5:30–7:30 p.m. Bring a vegan dish for the potluck which follows the class or make a contribution to The Table, St. George’s food pantry. fredericksburgfoodcoop.com.

APRIL 28

  • Registration is open for the ninth annual Moss Free Clinic 5K Run/Walk, to be held at 8:30 a.m. at the clinic, 1301 Sam Perry Blvd., on the campus of Mary Washington Hospital. Participants can register on race day for $30. The event is one of the primary fundraisers for the clinic, which provides free medical and dental care for low-income, uninsured people. Email events@mossfreeclinic.org for details.

JUNE 19–20

  • The Rappahannock Area Community Services Board will provide Mental Health First Aid training for adults at the Rappahannock United Way, 3310 Shannon Park Drive, Spotsylvania, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 19 and 8:30 a.m. to noon June 20. Participants learn about risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, as well as community resources. The $25 registration fee includes a workbook, refreshments and lunch on the first day. Classes are limited. To register, contact Jennifer Bateman at 540/374-3337, ext. 100 or jbateman@rappahannockareacsb.org.

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