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  • Flower Arranging Inspiration

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    On Wednesday, April 12, join experts Poohdie Miller and Kathy Hendricks for a fun and inspiring day of flower arranging for special occasions. Morning, afternoon and all-day sessions available. Registration required. See program description for costs.

    April 12 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Easter Egg Hunt

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    April 15 Easter Egg Hunt. Sponsored by NN Lodge 32 Fraternal Order of Police. FREE for participants and parents/guardians. Hunt begins 11 AM sharp on the Oval so get here early. Prizes and food. Bring own basket - eggs are provided. No rain date.

    April 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Kayaking on the Potomac at Stratford

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    Join us on April 15 for Kayaking on the Potomac. 12:30-4:00 p.m. $40 per kayak, ages 13 to adult. No experience needed. See page for details.

    April 15 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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This Day in Lee Family History: Henry Lee, IV, learns of the death of his father, Light Horse Harry Lee in 1818. You can read the letter here:

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Light Horse Harry, a cavalry hero of the Revolution, was 62 years old when he died on March 25, 1818. He never fully recovered from injuries he sustained in an attack in Baltimore in 1812 at the hands of an anti-Federalist mob. He went to the West indies to regain his health. Unsuccessful in that, he returned to the United States shortly before he died.

Henry Lee, IV, had his own troubles. Despite a promising early career in the military and politics, he would become enmeshed in personal scandal a few years after his father's death. Henry, IV, was the last of the Lees to be master of Stratford Hall. Henry sold Stratford to pay his debts. He later moved to Paris, where he died in 1837.
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