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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.

08/20/2018 – Square Dance Party

Rangeley, Maine . . . Square Dance Party at The Wilhelm Reich Museum’s Conference Center, Dodge Pond Road, Rangeley , Monday August 20th 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 for children 12 and under. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call or e-mail the Museum office at 864-3443, or wreich@rangeley.org. Tickets can be purchased at the museum Ticket Office or at the door.

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.

08/03/2018 – RFA Teen Drama Week

The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will be hosting a one week Summer Teen Drama Week at the RFA Lakeside Theater from Monday, July 30 until Friday, August 3. Space is limited; reservations are on a first come first served basis. The cost is $150; tuition assistance is available. The program is open to students in grades 7-12, ages 13-18.

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, scene work, improvisation, movement, and story-telling. The camp will include the rehearsal of a short show to be performed at the end of the week. The program will be directed by Lindsay (MacNaughton) Hinojosa.

This event is exclusively sponsored by Rangeley Lakes Resort

Original play to be staged in Rangeley

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Friends of the Arts is presenting a World Premiere Play entitled “Self-Storage: The Contents of our Lives,â€� Aug. 17 to 20 at 7 p.m. at the RFA Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main St in Rangeley. “Self-Storageâ€� is a dark comedy about human quirks and the life choices that lead us to collect […]

Raffles of original work support the arts

; RANGELEY – The Rangeley Friends of the Arts is currently offering two raffles; both offer a piece of original artwork as the prize and funds earned support the mission of the RFA. The works are on display at the Lakeside Contemporary Gallery in the lobby of the RFA Lakeside Theater. Tickets can be purchased […]

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.

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