The second event in Coastal Mountains Land Trust’s popular Arts on the Hill series will bring players from the Camden Shakespeare Festival up to Beech Nut Saturday, July 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Actors from the company will present short sketches from “Romeo and Juliet” (yes, the balcony scene) and “Much Ado About Nothing.”

Attendees are invited to bring a picnic lunch, relax and enjoy a theatrical treat on top of Beech Hill. The event is free and open to all ages, but dogs should stay at home for this event. Refreshments and reception will follow the performance.

The Camden Shakespeare Festival is a professional, nonprofit theater committed to producing Shakespeare’s plays, chiefly in the Camden area. The troupe believes Shakespeare’s work speaks to everyone because of its universal themes, unforgettable characters and extraordinary poetry.

Coastal Mountains Land Trust has worked since 1986 to permanently conserve land to benefit the natural and human communities of the western Penobscot Bay. CMLT has protected more than 10,000 acres, offering 40 miles of trails for public access.

Beech Hill Preserve is a 295-acre conservation property, managed for the complementary purposes of maintaining its scenic beauty, historic value, grassland bird habitat and organic blueberry production. Access is via trails leading from Beech Hill Road and Rockville Street.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or