Category archive: Clubs & Organizations

Awards ceremony for photography exhibit in Rangeley

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will present an opening reception and award ceremony for the Western Mountain Photography Show from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Lakeside Contemporary Art Gallery.

Open auditions for Sweeney Todd in Rangeley

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will hold Open Auditions for the RFA Summer Musical “Sweeney Todd” on Sunday, March 29, beginning at 2 p.m. at the RFA Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main Street in Rangeley. The Auditions are open to those entering 9th grade through adults. Performances will take place July 4, 6, […]

Rangeley Public Library’s 22nd annual spaghetti supper fundraiser

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Public Library will host its 22nd annual spaghetti supper fundraiser on Feb. 15; all money raised benefits the RPL. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m

Non-profits now able to use RFA Lakeside Theater for free

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Friends of the Arts has again received a generous grant from the Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust to allow local, Rangeley Region-based non-profit, charitable or civic organizations to host their events at the RFA Lakeside Theater at no cost. The theater spaces include the Auditorium with comfortable seating for up to 181, with […]

Rangeley Street Dance event is July 17

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Friends of the Arts presents the Annual Street Dance featuring Elmore Twist on Pond Street in Rangeley on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by Ecopelagicon and Forks in the Air Mountain Bistro. The Street Dance is an open-air rock concert that’s perfect for […]

New joint project announced for artists, photographers

RANGELEY – The Artists Trail is a new project of the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust and the Rangeley Friends of the Arts which designates 15 specific scenic sites to introduce the unique and rugged beauty of the Rangeley Lakes Region to artists of all genres. The Trail is also supported by a grant from the […]

01/24/2019 – Snodeo 2019

The Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club welcomes you to our Snodeo 2019, January 24-26. Events start with The Chili Chowder Cook-off sponsored by the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce, Thursday January 24 at The Gingerbread House in Oquossoc, at 5 pm. Followed by The RLSC Casino night at 6:30 pm at Bald Mountain Camps in Oquossoc.

Friday January 25, starts with pre-registration for the return of Rock Maple Racing Cross- Country Race and the Tame the Track Tour Snowmobile Races. Registration at Steven Bean Municipal Airport, at 6:30 pm. Pre-registrations available online at and Friday evening at 6:30- 9pm is our annual Live Auction featuring Larry Koob at Snodeo Headquarters Moose Alley. All proceeds from the auction directly go to the grooming operations for the RLSC.

Saturday January 26, is filled with events for all ages. Starting with the Race at Stephen A. Bean Municipal Airport, Saturday, at 6:30am with registration for The Rock Maple cross country race, and the Tame the Track Tour. Gates to the public will open at 8am. The Rock Maple Cross Country Race will be a 5 mile event, and the Tame the Track Tour Snowmobile Race (Vintage & 120cc) will be 1/3 mile track. Ticket prices are $10/per person. Children under 12 are free. Parking is free. All proceeds from this event go directly to the club grooming funds. Racers interested in either event are strongly encouraged to pre-register at the airport on Friday evening 1/25 at 6:30pm. Interested racers can contact RMR at and Tame the Track Tour at Vendors will be set up in the area adjacent to the race. BMC & Backwoods Mountain Products are signed on for vendors, and vendors space is still available. Please contact Jonny Wakefield at or email our club

The Wilhelm Reich Museum with be hosting children hands on table at the Masonic Lodge in downtown Rangeley from 10-2. Following the race, Boss Power, along with RLSC as a sponsor, is again hosting the Ravex Jumpers starting at 2pm, Boss Power parking lot, main st. Rangeley. “A Thank You to Snowmobilers” Parade will be held with a line up at the Rangeley Inn at 5pm. Parade sleds are encouraged to be decorated as Red/ White/ and blue. Awards held for youth, vintage, Best float, best decorated. This parade will go from Rangeley Inn thru town to Town and Lake Motel, soon followed by Fireworks display over the lake. Be sure to check RMR-XC & Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club on Facebook. Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club at, Rock Maple Racing at and Tame the Track Tour at for all the latest updates and race information. *All events subject to change due to weather.

12/20/2018 – Beginner ballroom dancing lessons

Rangeley – The Rangeley Friends of the Arts is offering Beginner Ballroom Dancing Lessons at Moose Alley for seven weeks beginning on Oct 25th, 2018. Instructor Val Zapolsky will teach ballroom basics – Foxtrot, Rhumba and Cha-Cha – while dancing to your favorite pop and classic rock tunes. The lessons are sponsored by the Rangeley Friends of the Arts and will take place on seven Thursdays at 5 PM this fall: Oct 25, Nov. 1, 8, 29, Dec. 6, 13, & 20.All proceeds support the mission of the RFA: the cost for all seven weeks is $50 for an Adult, $75 for Couples, and the lessons are FREE to Students (grades 5-12) and Student Couples.  You can also pay by the class: individual sessions are $8 Adult/$12 Couple.To register, please call the RFA Office at 207-864-5000.  Drop-ins at Moose Alley are also welcome. Payment will be collected at the beginning of the class; please make checks payable to RFA. For the RFA’s complete schedule of movies, concerts and events, visit

Ticket to Ride grant lets Rangeley students attend Portland play

PORTLAND – With sponsorship from the Rangeley Friends of the Arts and a “Ticket to Rideâ€� Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, RLRS teacher Maryam Emami, Tim Straub and Sonja Johnson traveled with their Humanities classes to Portland Stage on Nov. 14 to see “Refuge * Malja * ملجأâ€�. The play follows a Jewish-American war […]

12/14/2018 – Rangeley Community Chorus Holiday Concert

The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will be hosting the Rangeley Community Chorus Holiday Concert at the Church of the Good Shepherd on Friday, December 14, at 7 PM. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for youth 18 and under.

Included in the program will be a wide range of Christmas and holiday music including both favorites and originals.  In addition, there will be a few surprises in the way of solos and small group numbers.

Under the direction of Erin Smith, the Rangeley Community Chorus is a group of twenty-five plus members which includes both year-round and seasonal residents of the Rangeley area plus members from surrounding towns.