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Maine’s Musical Mavericks: Unconventional Artists and Sounds

Maine’s Musical Mavericks: Unconventional Artists and Sounds

Maine is one of the countries in the US that has been nurturing a traditional and authentic musical expression for years. Of course, nowadays, you can find really interesting events in this state, but all this is possible thanks to the development of classical native music and modern genres like blues, jazz, and rock.

4 Tips to Organize an Event Successfully

Anyone who has ever organised an event knows it’s a massive undertaking. After all, a lot goes into the process more than people realise. It’s for this reason that many organisers have been referred to as ducks—on the exterior, they look calm, but they’re paddling desperately underwater to ensure they remain afloat. The good news…

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.

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