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Rivah Stratford Hall posts free April programs

Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, recently announced two free upcoming events…

Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, recently announced two free upcoming events…

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WESTMOREALND—Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, recently announced two free upcoming events.

Introduction to Beekeeping will be offered from 10 a.m.-noon, April 13.

Bees are an important part of the ecosystem. From fruits to vegetables, coffee to tea, bees are essential for crops to be able to thrive.

The event will include a free lecture and demonstration from the Northern Neck Beekeepers Association, reported marketing coordinator Erin Bacon.

Visitors will learn how to begin the hobby of beekeeping and the importance of bees to the Northern Neck.

The program is suitable for all ages. To register, contact Jon Bachman at 493-1972 or JBachman@StratfordHall.org.

The annual Easter Egg Hunt on the Oval will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 20. Plan to arrive from 10-10:30 a.m. The egg hunt will begin at 11 a.m.

The Easter Bunny will make his annual appearance, said Bacon.

This event is sponsored and organized by the local #32 Fraternal Order of Police of the Northern Neck.

Children will be grouped by age from 2 (accompanied by parents) to 12. A special prize awaits those who find a “golden egg.” Bring a basket or other container to collect eggs. There will be refreshments.

The grounds and Great House at Stratford Hall, the birthplace of Robert E. Lee, are open daily from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Tours of the Great House will be offered on the hour from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Self-guided tours in the Great House are available daily.

For a fee schedule, a calendar of events and directions, visit www.stratfordhall.org.

The gift shop is open daily and a to-go food option is available from the dining room.

Stratford’s six nature trails, road to the cliffs overlook and beach will be open weather permitting. Overnight lodging also is available.