The Gunnery, a private school in Washington, will kick off the holiday season with its annual town holiday party for residents Saturday, Nov. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m.

A highlight of the party, which will take place at the school at 99 Green Hill Road, will be the presentation of the Friend of the Green Award.

This year, the award will honor the Institute of American Indian Studies and its new executive director, Laurie Lamarre.

For more information and to register, call Sarah Hauser at 860-868-7334.