SELF, a nonprofit that focuses on mental health, bullying and other social issues facing young people, is hosting a free Valentine's Day dance for youth from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14.

The event will be held at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library's downtown headquarters, 1201 Caroline St., and will feature light refreshments and family-appropriate music by DJ DR3N. Formal dress is required. Attendees can sign in upon arrival. More information is available online at

SELF founders LaToya White and Broadway Harris also will hold casting for children and adults as part of their second annual Fredericksburg Fashion Week. The Feb. 24 event will be held at Central Station, 1917 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, and begin at 1:30 p.m. for children, 3:30 p.m. for adults. A $10 modeling class is required for all participants.

Local businesses and clothing lines interested in participating can contact

SELF stands for smile, elevate, live and forgive.

—Cathy Dyson

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