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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 […]

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 rangeleyarts.org.

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.

RFA presents annual Walk to Bethlehem on Dec. 9

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will present the 38th annual “Walk to Bethlehemâ€� on Sunday, Dec. 9. This unique event starts with caroling through the snowy streets followed by a family-oriented Christmas presentation of music, dance and drama highlighting the talent of local young people, and ends with a traditional nativity pageant […]

11/15/2018 – 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 rangeleyarts.org.

Ballroom dancing lessons offered at Moose Alley

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Friends of the Arts is offering Beginner Ballroom Dancing Lessons at Moose Alley for seven weeks beginning on Oct. 25. 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 […]

Free creative after school arts program in Rangeley open to grades 5 to 12

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will be starting up its Creative After School Arts program on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the RFA Lakeside Theater. CASA is a FREE drop-in center for students in grades 5-12. It is held every day after school, Monday through Friday, until 5:30 p.m. (5 p.m.

08/20/2018 – World Premiere: “Self-Storage: The Contents of Our Lives”

The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will be showcasing an original play written by members of the RFA and local Rangeley writers entiled “Self-Storage: The Contents of our Lives,” at the RFA Lakeside Theater from Friday, August 17 until Monday, August 20. Each show is at 7 PM. Seats are reserved; admission is $18 for adults ($15 on opening night), $10 for youth 18 and under.

“Self-Storage: The Contents of our Lives,” is a dark comedy about human quirks and the life choices that lead us to collect and store too much stuff. The “Lakeside Playwrights,” the volunteer group of writers working on the project, includes Janice Adler, Elyse Andrews, Joanne Dunlap, Mary Ellen Simon, Carolyn Smith, Tim Straub, and Valerie Zapolsky.

This event is made possible by a generous grant from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation.

08/09/2018 – Westerhoff/RFA Music Camp

The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will be partnering with the Westerhoff Family Foundation to put on the Westerhoff/RFA Music Camp at the RFA Lakeside Theater and other downtown Rangeley locations. The camp will be offered from Monday, August 6-Friday, August 10, 9 AM to 3 PM. The program costs $200, which includes a $50 nonrefundable deposit upon registration. Financial aid is available. The program is open to students aged 8-18 with six months experience in singing, playing an instrument, or studying music (limited seats for students with no experience). Registration ends Saturday, July 21.

This week-long camp offers campers the chance to learn from music teachers who have a proven ability to work with youth. Activities alternate between individual instruction, practice, and performance to group lessons, music-making and fun musicianship classes. Campers learn to play music with others, write music and advance their individual skills. Each day will include group singing and a noontime outdoor recreational period.  On Friday, campers will showcase all that they have learned in a performance for family and friends.

This program will be led by pianist David Iskowitz, conductor Timothy Macek, and music educator Erin Smith.

This event is sponsored by The Westerhoff Family Foundation, The Maine Community Foundation, The Maine Arts Commission, and The Rangeley Friends of the Arts.

This event is made possible by grants from the Maine Community Foundation and the Maine Arts Commission.

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