Blankets of Color Spreading Across Maine This Weekend Augusta, ME (October 12, 2016) – The 2016 fall foliage report from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry reports peak conditions throughout Maine this upcoming weekend. “Those leaf peepers who prefer a less hectic weekend for a fall foliage drive, now that the busy Columbus Day…
THE ECUMENICAL FOOD PANTRY FOR THE RANGELEY AREA IS OPEN EACH TUESDAY FROM 10:00 A.M. TO 12:00 NOON. YOU ARE WELCOME TO COME IN, CHECK US OUT, AND LEARN WHAT WE ARE ALL ABOUT.WE ARE LOCATED IN THE UNDERCROFT OF THE CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD (THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH) ON MAIN STREET IN RANGELEY.
The Dead River Area Historical Society in Stratton, will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday August 28th. An Ice Cream Social will be from 1 to 3 p.m. and along with your ice cream enjoy a Brownie Alamode made and served by our volunteers. Charlie Bruce will entertain us with a…
The annual Frog Jumping contest will leap onto the scene again at this
year’s Blueberry Festival on Thursday, August 18 th in Rangeley. All frogs
and toads can sign up for the contest starting at 12:30 PM; the contest begins
at 1:00 PM. Come try your luck at beating the record of 47.5 inches! Have
no fear, if your little jumper is too small or not feisty enough to jump that
far, prizes will be awarded in many different categories. Please be sure to
catch and release your amphibian in the same location, to keep him or her
happy (and alive!). Arrive early to try to catch your own right at the festival
site, if necessary. A limited supply of buckets and nets are available to
borrow, but bring your own if you have them.
Jump at the chance to be part of this event! Call Liz at 864-2426 for
more information, or to volunteer for this fun event. We need catchers,
judges, and people to help register contestants.
More here: 08/18/2016 – Rangeley Lake Blueberry Festival
Rangeley, Maine — Square Dance Party at The Wilhelm Reich Museum’s Conference Center, Dodge Pond Road, Rangeley , Monday August 15th at 7:00 to 9 p.m. No experience or reservations necessary. National Caller and Rangeley resident, Red Bates, will teach all the moves. Families and singles welcome. Casual dress. Contribution: $10.00 for adults and $3.00…
Westerhoff-RFA Music CampMon – Fri, August 8-12, 9 AM – 3 PM.
Lakeside Theater and other Rangeley locations
Make great music and great friends at the Westerhoff-RFA Music Camp this summer!
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.
Instruments: All instruments and voice
Prerequisite/eligibility: 6 months experience playing an instrument or studying voice, or singing in a group setting (chorus or choir); students with no previous musical experience are also encouraged to apply and will be considered for participation on an individual basis.
Camp Size: A maximum of 20 students working both individually and in small and large groups.
Location: RFA Lakeside Theater and other downtown locations in Rangeley, Maine.
Dates, Time: August 8-12, 9 AM – 3 PM. Before and after hours available for additional fee.
Instructors: David Iskowitz of Westerhoff School of Music, Timothy Macek of Howard University, Erin Smith: Music Instructor at RLRS, Emily Drexler: East Tennessee Symphony Orchestra, and Mike Blythe, guitarist.
Tuition: $150 for the week (financial aid available); ($50 nonrefundable deposit required upon registration)
Click here to register: Music Camp Brochure
Click here for Tuition Assistance Form
The Westerhoff/RFA Music Camp is presented by the Westerhoff School of Music and the Rangeley Friends of the Arts. It is supported by a grant from the Maine Community Foundation. The RFA receives other support from the Davis Family Foundation, the Skowhegan Savings Bank and the Sugarloaf Region Charitable Trust.
The Phillips Area Community Center (PACC) launches its third year of
First-Saturday- of-the- Month Flea and Craft Markets on May 7.
Vendors from all over the area set up tables in the old gym (PACC) to sell
everything from hand-knitted and hand-carved items to jewelry, books,
tools, toys, and kitchenware. “It’s a miscellaneous market,” says organizer
Pam Matthews. “The only theme it has is bargain shopping and buying
Started two years ago, the market quickly became a success, with more than
a dozen vendors showing up on an average weekend. The PACC sells snacks
and beverages, while across the way in the American Legion Hall, a weekly
Farmer’s Market (from Memorial Day weekend to the end of September)
features a wide range of produce and goods from local growers and bakers.
The Flea and Craft Market, located at the Community Center on Depot
Street in Phillips, runs from 10 to 2 every first Saturday of the month
through September. Vendor tables are $10, with tables and chairs provided.
Anyone who wishes to participate may call Pam Matthews at 639-2630.
RFA TEEN DRAMA WEEKAugust 2-6, 2016, 9 AM – 3 PM
Lakeside Theater, presented by the Rangeley Friends of the Arts.
Let’s Get Into the act!
for students entering 7th grade through 12th grade or age 13 through 18 years old
The week will combine improvisation, scene work and developing onstage skills for young actors. Performers will play games and work creatively to explore character development, movement, and story-telling. The camp will include the rehearsal of a short show to be performed at the end of the week.
LOTS OF FUN… During the week we will produce a show and focus on the following topics: improvisation, scene work, developing the character, movement, story-telling, reaching your objectives, and developing on-stage skills.
Talley Murphy is a junior directing student at Barnard College, Columbia University. She has directed and/or dramaturged for Dominion Stage, DC Fringe, Dodgeball Theatre, Rangeley Friends of the Arts, CU Players, Barnard Theatre Department (Thesis Festival II), Anacostia Playhouse, Young Gotham Arts, and NOMADS. She was a founding member of DBT’s Teen Ensemble. Her ongoing and upcoming projects include: Tapes From Jane Street (The Found Company, available on iTunes); Macbeth in the Basement (DBT/DC Fringe, July 2016); and Macbeth (KCST, April 2016).
SPACE IS LIMITED – Registrations accepted on first come -first served basis.
For more details contact: Millie Hoekstra: 207-864-2963 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Click for the Teen Drama Week Brochure and Registration form.
Click for the Tuition Assistance Form.
by Robert Harling
July 28, 29, 31 and August 1, 2016, 7:00 PM
Steel Magnolias met with immediate critical and popular acceptance in its premier production in New York. Concerned with a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, the play is alternately hilarious and touching-and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies its characters. “Harling has given his women sharp, funny dialogue… The play builds to a conclusion that is deeply moving.” -NY Daily News, “…suffused with humor and tinged with tragedy.” -NY Post.
Steel Magnolias has been produced on stages around the world, on Broadway, TV and Film. Anne Crump will be directing our production.
Admission: All seats are reserved and are $15. It is highly recommended that you purchase your tickets in advance. There will be a limited number of tickets available at the door. Buy tickets for this event HERE.