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07/17/2018 – 19th Century Rangeley in 3D

The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will be partnering with the Rangeley Lakes Historical Society to present the independent production 19th Century Rangeley in 3D on Tuesday, July 17th 2018 and Wednesday, July 18 2018 at the RFA Lakeside Theater. Both shows will start at 7 PM. Enjoy a cash bar (beer/wine), snacks, and a Silent Auction. Advance tickets are available at the Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum in Oquossoc, at the Historical Society, and at the door.  $8, Children 12 & under are FREE.

This production features vintage 19th Century Stereograph views of the Rangeley Region, utilizing modern 3D glasses to view vintage “stereo views” on the big screen. Museum Director Bill Pierce will be your host; vintage film of the region will also be included.

07/17/2018 – RFA Annual Street Dance

The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will be hosting the Annual Street Dance on Pond Street in downtown Rangeley on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, from 6:30 PM until 10 PM. The event is free to the public; your at-will donations are gratefully accepted.

This year’s show will feature the classic rock of  JoJo & the Bros,  and this year will again include an interlude between sets featuring special guests: the Sheherazade Middle Eastern Dance Troupe, under the direction of Liz Pimentel.

This event is co-sponsored by Forks in the Air and Ecopelagicon.

07/17/2018 – "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/

 

07/11/2018 – Children’s Drama Camp

The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will be hosting a week long Summer Drama Camp at the RFA Lakeside Theater from July 9-13, 9:30 AM-3:00 PM daily. The program is $150; tuition assistance is available.

Drama camp is for children in grades 2-6, ages 7-12. Morning activities will focus on skill development, with creative games and activities that focus on dramatic elements such as pantomime, storytelling, creating characters, and improvisation. Afternoon activities will focus on production work and will be dedicated to rehearsal for the show at the end of the week. The program will be supervised under and directed by Anne Crump.

This program is exclusively sponsored by Town & Lake Motel and Cottages.

07/05/2018 – Pianist Julian Gargiulo

The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will be hosting pianist Julian Gargiulo at the Church of the Good Shepherd on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 7 PM. The event is general admission, with tickets at $18 for adults and $10 for youth. Tickets are available online and will also be available at the door.

Born and raised in Italy, Julian Gargiulo is a pianist, composer, and recording artist.  He has performed in the United States, Canada, England, Italy, France, Germany, Greece, Russia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, China, and Australia, to both public and critical acclaim.  This year, Julian was named a Steinway Artist.

Mr. Gargiulo performs regularly throughout the world in halls such as Carnegie Hall (US), United Nations’ Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium (US), Moscow Conservatory Hall (Russia), Verona Philharmonic Hall (Italy), The Esplanade (Singapore) and the Seymour Theatre Centre (Australia).  Collaborations include performances with soprano Olga Makarina (Metropolitan Opera), violinists Elizabeth Zeltser (NY Philharmonic), Dmitri Berlinsky (Paganini Gold medalist), Lucio Degani (Solisti Veneti), choreographer Neta Pulvermacher, composer/conductor Octavio Vazquez and trumpet virtuoso Joe Burgstaller (Canadian Brass).  TV and Radio appearances include stations such as RAI Uno TV (Italy), RAI Tre TV (Italy), RAI International TV (Italy), CTV (Canada), RTN TV (Russia), RAI Uno Radio (Italy), Radio One – CBS (USVI), Paradise Radio (USVI) and SBS Radio (Australia).

This event is exclusively sponsored by Morton and Furbish Real Estate and Vacation Rentals.

07/05/2018 – "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/

 

06/29/2018 – "Annie"

The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will be performing “Annie” as the Summer Musical for TWO weekends at the RFA Lakeside Theater on Friday June 29, Saturday June 30, and Sunday July 1, AND Friday July 6, Saturday July 7, and Sunday July 8. All shows will be at 7 PM except for July 8, which will be a 2 PM matinee. Admission is $18 for adults and $10 for youth, except for the first night (6/29), which will be $15 for adults. All seats are reserved; tickets can be purchased online or at the door.

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theater hits ever written, including “Tomorrow.”

Little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations… and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt!

06/06/2018 – Student Music Recital

The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will host a Student Music Recital on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 6:30 pm at the Lakeside Theater. Admission is free, but your at-will donations are gratefully accepted. The students of local music instructors will be showcasing their progress this year on the piano, strings, drums, voice, and other instruments.

Kingfield POPS Concert set for Saturday, June 30th

Kingfield POPS Concert set for Saturday, June 30th

The 2018 Kingfield POPS will feature the Bangor Symphony Orchestra conducted by Lucas Richman with collaborating guests – Adam Ezra Group and Gypsy Tailwind Reunion featuring Anna Lombard…And solo performances by Shawn Tooley, Golden Oak, Gypsy Tailwind Reunion, thenAdam Ezra Group and the Western Mountain Trash Can Band. Program Highlights The Kingfield POPS will be…

05/31/2018 – Creative After-School Arts, ages 6-12

The Rangeley Friends of the Arts is offering a Creative After School Arts program (CASA) beginning September 5, 2017, for students in grades 6-12. It will coincide with the 40 week school year, from September to June, during after school hours, Monday through Friday, until 6 PM at the RFA Lakeside Theater in downtown Rangeley.CASA will have a rolling registration, and students can attend every day or any day, so it can fit in with their other after-school commitments. It’s an open environment where students can join in the activities offered, or just hang out with friends and get their homework done in a creative, supportive environment. There will be workshops in dance and movement, broadcasting and engineering with WRGY, theater performance and operations, music and performance, graphic art, fine arts and design, digital media, creative writing and community service. There will be a nominal fee per semester and scholarships will be available. Latch-key kids, artistic kids, ambitious kids, quiet kids, YOUR kids, will find a relaxed, healthy home-away-from-home where they can thrive. Registration forms are available in the brochure holders outside at the theater entrance. FMI contact the RFA at 207-864-5000, rangeleyarts@gmail.com.

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