Bethlehem Land Trust
Schedule of Events for 2021
CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU IN PERSON!! REMEMBER TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING. TO GET TO THE MEADOW WHERE THE EVENTS TAKE PLACE, FOLLOW THE "BLT EVENT" SIGNS TO THE PARKING AND THE PROGRAM.
REMEMBER TO BRING CHAIRS OR A BLANKET TO SIT ON AS WELL AS YOUR PICNIC AND REFRESHMENTS!
JULY 23rd - Cow Chip Raffle Tickets on Sale NOW at Nick's, Bethlehem Spirit, True Value Hardware, Little Town Deli, and online through our website. Tickets will be $10., 5 for $45. and 10 for $90. No more than 2000 tickets will be sold.
1st Prize $2,000.00 CASH!!
2nd Prize: Thule Force L Rooftop Carrier (Value $650.)
3rd Prize: Truckload of log length firewood
from Brother's Tree Service (Value $500.)
4th Prize: Master Rancher Poly Garden Cart
Donated by True Value of Bethlehem (Value $235.)
5th Prize: Wheelbarrow and Shovel Donated by Bethlehem
Masonry (Value $225.)
6th Prize: 100 Gallons of Heating oil or propane donated by
Bantam Wesson (Value approximately $200.)
7th Prize: $200. gift certificate to New Morning Market
August 7th - (Saturday) Singer/Songwriter concert with Fran Patnaude and Tom Hanford 6:30-8:00pm
Francis T. Patnaude - has been actively composing and performing original songs and improvisational blues for may years. He is an artist who creates metal sculpture and collage and refers to his musical style as painting and sculpting with sound. The performance at Bellamy-Ferriday House marks a reunion of sorts with Tom Hanford with whom he played numerous gigs throughout New England for over twenty years. Fran is currently an Adjunct Professor of Sculpture at Western CT State University. He lives and has an art studio here in Bethlehem.
Tom Hanford - Guitar, Violin and Harmonica Traditional Folk and Blues, Classic Country, Roots Rock and Roll and Original Songs
With a repertoire of classic folk and country songs and stunning original compositions, Tom has has developed a reputation as a performer of historical music. He is also known as a performer and teacher of children’s music and has taught and performed at numerous daycares, schools, libraries and festivals. Currently he teaches music and art to preschoolers at HUDSON VALLEY CEREBRAL PALSY ASSOCIATION in Brewster, NY.
Tom has released two solo CDs featuring original songs and covers for adults, If You Would Be Mine and Songs for David and two CDs for children, Tom Hanford’s Musical Menagerie and Fiddle Dee Dee, Children’s Folk Songs of Old New England.
On Saturday August 21st at 10:00am at the Bellamy-Ferriday Preserve, the Bethlehem Land Trust will have a dedication ceremony to dedicate our rain garden to past President Mary Hawvermale. Please come and join us for this dedication ceremony.
August 22nd - (Sunday) Moonlight Singer/Songwriter
Concert with -
Doug Mahard and Mark Dalton 6:30-7:30pm
1981 Doug Mahard lit out on the road and landed in Louisiana for six years. There he reveled in the cajunfunkhillbillyrockjazzgrass music that permeated the cities and the backwater bayous. His experiences fired his imagination and he began writing songs such as “The Sun Always Shines in Louisiana,” which his wife thinks is Louisiana’s equivalent to Ray Charles’ “Georgia on My Mind.” Another song crafted in between bites of gumbo was “Railroad Troubadours,” which spins a yarn so vivid you can smell the alcohol on the hobo’s breath.
The Berklee College of Music songwriter finalist has released three CD’s. His self-titled 2012 release featured late, great guitarist Joe Beck. His third CD, Fidel Castro’s Favorite Band, showcases the talents of Gordon Titcomb, who produced and played, along with some of the finest musicians out of NYC. In 2017, he took second place in the American Songwriters November/December lyric contest with “You Are the Amazing One.” Doug was one of the judges for the 2018, 2019 and 2020 CT Folk Alliance songwriting contest along with judging for the 2019 Bethlehem Fair “Bethlehem Got Talent Contest”. His songs “Big Planet of Love” and “You Are The Amazing One” were chosen as the official retreat songs at Ellis Paul’s New England Songwriters Retreat in 2017 and 2018, respectively. Hear his music at www.dougmahard.com.
Mark Dalton has pursued music as a life-long hobby, picking up the guitar at the age of fourteen. Whether pop-folk from the 70’s, blues from the 20’s or his own style of song writing and instrumental compositions, each song represents a step in a journey for this self-taught musician.
(Sunset 7:42pm) Full Moon
September 21st (Tuesday) Moonlight Concert 5:00-7:30pm “Switch Factory”
(Sunset 6:51pm) Full Moon
(United Nations International Day of Peace)
October 23rd (Saturday) Cow Chip Raffle Drawing (Starting at 10:00am)
Pumpkins and activities for children with best pumpkin face drawing contest!
Music TBA 10:00-12:00pm
November 5th (Friday) ? Guy Fawkes Bonfire Night and (Masque Presentation?)
December 21st (Tuesday) ? Winter Solstice Celebration??
All events take place at the Bellamy-Ferriday Preserve, (NOT THE BELLAMY-FERRIDAY HOUSE), in the field on Main St. North just north of the entrance to the Bellamy-Ferriday House. Follow the signs to the "BLT EVENT".
Check out the Bethlehem Land Trust website for any updates on events at:
Phone: (203)910-3836 ( Stuart Rabinowitz, President)
This rain garden was installed at the Bellamy-Ferriday Preserve as an educational feature and is dedicated in Memory of our past president Mary Hawvermale. Please join us for the dedication ceremony on Saturday August 21st at 10:00am.
- NEWS & INFORMATION
The Blog is an ongoing commentary on the plants, animals, and terrain on our protected properties. Read it frequently to see what the BLT board members and visitors have spotted as they monitor or stroll the preserves. If you see something interesting when you are visiting the Bellamy, Two Rivers, Long Horizons, or Canfield Preserves, email us.