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RFA Annual Street Dance will be held July 25th at 6:30 PM on Main Street in Rangeley.Main Street will be turned into a lively dance floor for the evening.The band will be “Scott and Joe and friends”, playing music from the Beattles to the Stones.We will also have the middle-eastern dance troupe “Scherezade” performing for us. Come dance in the streets and join in the fun that will delight young and old alike.
Rehearsals are well underway and the excitement is building.RFA SUMMER DIVA SHOW will delight audiences of all ages! The RFA Diva shows will be held July 26, 27, 29 and 30 at the Saddleback Base Lodge in Rangeley at 7:30 PM.This very popular show returns to the location with beautiful sunsets and expansive views.Reserved seat ($20) and general admission ($15) tickets are available at the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce 6 Park Road– stop by to select your seats (864-5364). The extremely talented performers have been rehearsing and preparing a very powerfully entertaining show that you will not want to miss.Liza Minelli, Peter, Paul and Mary, Huey Lewis, Tina Turner, Billie Holiday, Madonna, Ethel Merman, Whitney Houston, Cher and many more will delight the audience.One thing is for sure; this show will explode with talent and be filled with many surprises
Art in August
The annual Art in August show sponsored by the RFA will be August 2 from 10am to 4pm.It will be located on Lake Street in downtown Rangeley.There will be around 40 fine artist and fine craftsmen selling their works.There will be paintings, originals and prints, photography, jewelry, fiber art, woodworking, pottery, glass…..This is a juried art show, and this is reflected in the high quality of the work available.
The show is also a judged show giving cash prizes in two categories, 2 D and 3 D art.
Come and join us on Lake Street to support the arts directly, by enjoying the displays and perhaps purchasing a piece of local Maine talent to decorate your home or camp.
The show will be held rain or shine.
For the past 16 years, the Westerhoff Family Foundation has provided the Rangeley community the gift of music by bringing the faculty of their school here to perform.The Westerhoff School of Music and Art, located in Metuchen, New Jersey, is a community-based school offering private and group instruction in music and art.Founded in 1998 by Mrs. Helga K. Westerhoff, the school has grown to a student body of over 300 who enjoy creating and learning both music and art in a supportive environment.
On August 2nd at 7PM, the annual Westerhoff Concert will be held at The Church of the Good Shepherd in Rangeley.
American Wildlife Up Close
A new program this summer will be American Wildlife Up Close; photography presented by Gary Westerhoff to be held August 4th at The Barn on High Street.
Over more than four decades, Gary Westerhoff has developed a passion for outdoor adventures that began with fly fishing for brook trout in the Rangeley area. This grew into a love for combining trout fishing with landscape and wildlife nature photography across America, Canada, Central America and South America. His wildlife images, featured in this presentation, catch the individual characteristics of the animals and their relation to the environment in which they live, often portraying the habits and family life of the animals.
Gary Westerhoff has been a long time summer resident of Rangeley and presently owns a home on Rangeley Lake. He will make a slide show presentation and lead a discussion on Saturday, August 4 from 7 to 8 PM at the Barn of the Congregational Church on 2 High Street in Rangeley. The presentation is sponsored by The Westerhoff Family Foundation and The Rangeley Friends of the Arts. Admission is free however donations to RFA will be accepted.
RFA Home and Garden Tour and Taste of Rangeley
The 2012 RFA Home and Garden Tour and Taste of Rangeley will take place on Tuesday afternoon, August 7th from 1-4PM.Homes have been chosen which capitalize on Rangeley and Oquossoc’s beautiful setting of mountains and lakes as well as excellence in architecture, construction and interior décor.As you tour the four homes showcased in this year’s event, you will observe an array of life styles which share the common element of a passion for the unique quality of life afforded by Rangeley’s natural beauty and resources.
The tour of homes will culminate at the Bald Mountain Camps with THE TASTE OF RANGELEY, an appetizer extravaganza catered by local restaurateurs at 4:15PM.More than 12 restaurants will provide appetizers that will delight the festive crowd as they gather to celebrate Rangeley and the quality of life and events we are privileged to enjoy each year.
Words & Music
August 9th will be a special evening in Rangeley.The RFA (Rangeley Friends of the Arts) and the RPL (Rangeley Public Library) will be collaborating to present a wonderful evening to celebrate the arts in Rangeley.The evening will begin at 4PM at the Rangeley Public Library.You are invited to come and celebrate the Library as you enjoy cocktails and a silent auction.For your entertainment Mike Blythe will be offering acoustic music and there will be delicious light fare, a cash bar provided by Bald Mountain Camps and a fabulous silent auction.All of the auction items will be on display at the Library throughout July.Final bids will be taken at this celebration party.You don’t have to be present to win – just make sure you bid high enough so that no one will top your bid.The Library’s portion of this evening will end sharply at 6:30.
Beginning at 7:00 pm the Rangeley Friends of the Arts will present classical pianist, James D’Leon, at the Church of the Good Shepherd on Main Street.Do you ever wonder what goes on in the creation of classical music you hear?Do you ever feel “lost” when listening to classical music?Do you want to know more but were afraid to ask?Well, acclaimed concert pianist James D’Leon makes a rare appearance in Rangeley to help answer these questions.Through an evening of solo piano performance, he will explain every work on the program.Highlights will include: why D'Leon considers Beethoven's 32 variations in c minor the "Baskin-Robbins" of piano works; how Liszt wrote his Ballade in b minor during his "mid-life crisis"; how you can travel and experience "A Day in a Life of a Spanish Town" without leaving your seat, and listen to Mozart's happy musical theme be transformed by the Doppler Effect in a work that takes place in a haunted house.
Make an evening out of it and attend both Library and RFA event with a Combo Ticket for $25. If you can’t make it to both, individual tickets are available for $15 each and all are on sale at the Library and the Rangeley Chamber of Commerce.
Come and celebrate with two very important Rangeley non-profits that have greatly enriched the lives of so many in this small mountain community.