Coastal Mountains Land Trust invites the community to a special open house featuring violinist Heidi Karod Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Beech Hill. Land Trust volunteers will open Beech Nut, the historic stone house at the summit, and provide guests with information about the history and management of the preserve and the hut.

Special guest Karod will provide visitors with unaccompanied Bach sonatas and traditional New England fiddle music from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Karod has played violin since she was 5 and is a former member of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra.

This musical event is the last of a series of special activities held at Beech Nut this year in honor of the Land Trust’s 25th anniversary. Open houses continue twice a month through October; visit the Events Calendar at for dates and times.

Coastal Mountains Land Trust has worked since 1986 to permanently conserve land to benefit the natural and human communities of western Penobscot Bay. To date, it has protected over 9,000 acres in the region for their natural, scenic and public recreation resources.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to