The Laurel Hill Association of Stockbridge, the nation’s oldest village improvement society, founded in 1853, will host the 161st anniversary of Laurel Hill Day at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at the Rostrum on Laurel Hill behind the Stockbridge Town Offices on Main Street. The event is free and open to the public.

Rene Wendell from the Trustees of Reservations at Bartholomew’s Cobble will be the featured speaker. His presentation, "Reptile Round Up," will shed light on the various reptiles living in the Berkshires.

At the end of the event, guests will be invited to join him on a guided walk of the Laurel Hill property in search of reptiles.

Association President Kirsten Fredsall will officiate at Laurel Hill Day. The $2,000 Laurel Hill College Scholarship for 2014 will be presented.

Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the program.

In case of rain, the program will take place in the gymnasium of the Stockbridge Town Offices.


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