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Ski Museum of Maine’s John Christie Heritage Classic is set for February16th at the Sugarloaf Inn

KINGFIELD MAINE — January 29, 2019 — The Ski Museum of Maine is having its largest fundraiser the John Christie Heritage Classic on Saturday, February 16th at the Sugarloaf Inn. Formerly known as the Heritage Classic Auction, this newly named and organized event will include a silent auction from noon to 4:45pm, a Historical/Entertainment program…

01/24/2019 – Annual Chili/Chowder Cook-Off

Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce sponsors the 26th Annual Chili/Chowder Cook-Off on January 24, 2019 at The Gingerbread House Restaurant, Oquossoc. Tasting starts at 5:00 PM.

Rangeley’s Snodeo weekend kicks off with the Chili/Chowder Cook-Off sponsored by the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce & Budweiser at The Gingerbread House Restaurant. Taste samples of chili and chowder prepared by the area’s restaurants and vote for your favorite chili and chowder. See who wins bragging rights!

The Snowmobile Club Casino Night follows the Cook-Off at 6:30 PM at Bald Mountain Camps

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 rockmapleracing.com and tamethetracktour.com. 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 rockmapleracing.com and Tame the Track Tour at tamethetracktour.com. 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 jonnyoqm@yahoo.com or email our club info@rangeleysnowmobile.com.

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 rangeleysnowmobile.com, Rock Maple Racing at rockmapleracing.com and Tame the Track Tour at tamethetracktour.com 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 rangeleyarts.org.

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.

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.

10/11/2018 – Mobile health unit visit

Healthy Community Coalition Announces October Mobile Events

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Healthy Community Coalition announces its upcoming schedule of free mobile health unit events. A variety of education and free health screenings will be offered at each stop including blood pressure and cholesterol checks, colon cancer screening kits (FIT screening), and body composition analysis.

 

The schedule is as follows:

Oct 2: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Tranten’s Market in Kingfield;Oct 3:1-4 p.m. at IGA in Rangeley where Deborah Burchfield, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, will be offering acute health care for under- and uninsured individuals;Oct. 4: 9 a.m.-noon at Walmart in Farmington and 1-4 p.m. at Food City in Wilton;Oct. 9: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fotter’s Market in Eustis;Oct. 10: 9 a.m.-noon at Douin’s Market in New Sharon and 1-4 p.m. at Food City in Livermore Falls; and Oct. 11: 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. at Edmunds Market in Phillips;

 

Staff will also be available to offer assistance with mammography and annual physical exam scheduling, as well as assistance with financial programs to help cover these costs. Other assistance offered includes free tobacco recovery support, cancer prevention, nutrition and physical activity resources, activities for youth, and Affordable Care Act enrollment assistance.

 

All services are provided free thanks to funding from the Doree Taylor Foundation, John T. Gorman Foundation, United Way of the Tri Valley Area, and the Avon Breast Health Outreach Program.

 

For more information please contact Karen Garland-Kidder at 779-2018 or mailto:kgarlandki@fchn.org.

08/26/2018 – Old Home Sunday

OLD HOME SUNDAY AT REEDS MILL CHURCH

MADRID – All are welcome to Old Home Sunday at Reeds Mill Church on Sunday, August 26, 2018. This non-denominational “Church in the Wildwood” celebrates not only the founding fathers of the church, but all who have made the ongoing ministry of this church possible.

A potluck picnic will be at noon – rain or shine. Bring your place setting, beverage and a dish to share. The worship service starts at 1:00. As has been tradition for the last several years, Reverend John Gensel of the Dixfield Congregational Church will be the guest speaker. This will be the last summer worship service for this year. However, mark your calendars for the remaining 2018 special gatherings: Hymn Sing on September 9 at 7:00 PM; Sandy River Ramblers concert September 30, 2:00 PM; Thanksgiving morning at 10:00 AM; and a Candlelight Service on December 23 at 3:00 PM. FMI Call 639-2713 or go to reedsmillchurch.org.

08/26/2018 – "Picnics and Shore Lunches," new exhibit

Picnics and Shore Lunches Exhibit at Outdoor Museum is Sure to Satisfy Visitors

 

Oquossoc- The old-time cartoon character Yogi Bear had a famous line that was often shared as he and his “little buddy”, Boo Boo, raided campsites which became his standard by-line; “Hey Boo Boo what’s in da pic-a-nic basket?” Visitors to the Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum will soon be better able to answer that question for themselves about how picnickers of the past enjoyed dining outside thanks to a brand-new exhibit. Picnics and Shore Lunches set to open at the popular museum in Oquossoc on Friday June 30 th. The new exhibit will share how folks in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries cooked and dined outdoors, through a collection of unique vintage equipment and photos. And yes, there might just be an old bear marauding bear disrupting the delicious “meal” of an exhibit that is sure to satisfy. All the artifacts and images all have backgrounds in the region and have been collected over that past two years by the museum’s staff. “Dining outdoors was a big part of how folks enjoyed the outdoors and occupied their vacation time here in the region and that is still true today of course, but perhaps to a lesser degree”, shared Museum Director, Bill Pierce.

The exhibit was touted in the May issue of Downeast Magazine as being something “that will appeal to not just outdoor enthusiasts but also to Foodies”. The Historical Society hopes that the new exhibit might inspire visitors to perhaps enjoy a few more meals out of doors this summer? It features an interesting mix of vintage equipment including early coolers, nifty folding tables & chairs, picnic baskets and a cookware set for preparing “shore lunches” that was once owned by local legend Capt. Fred Barker. The exhibit also shares a series of vintage images of various shore lunches that took place between 1905 and 1915 along the Upper Magalloway for guests of the Parmachenee Club. The charming images from glass plate negatives have not seen the light of day for over 100 years!

The premiere marks the sixth new exhibit the museum has opened thus far this season. “We are pleased that three out of the six new exhibits were aimed at folks who may not hunt or fish at all, because the history of the outdoor experience in this region is quite diverse and we feel that this exhibit shares another aspect of that”, added Pierce.

The Rangeley Lakes Historical Society is a 501c3 Non-profit operating the Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum as well as the Rangeley History Museum to help preserve and share the region’s iconic history. The Society’s programs and exhibits celebrate the region’s unique character and heritage through the dedication of its volunteers, generosity of its members and without tax-payer support. The Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum is open 10-4pm, 7 days a week in July and August. The Rangeley History Museum opens June 29th from 11 to 4pm Tuesday-Sunday. For more information, please call: 207-864-3091 or log on to: http://www.rangeleyhistoricalsociety.org/

 

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.

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