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Fall and Winter 2023 events

Check out the rainbow lights across the canal every night.

-Friday September 22

Community Dance @ the Moose Lodge

7:30 pm - FREE 

-Wednesday October 11th

Coming Out Day Event and Queer Youth Performance

@ Ciao Popolo 

5:30 pm

-Wednesday October 11th

Tales from the Lounge 

@Ciao Popolo

-Saturday October 14th

John Moises Fabulous Fur Ride / Pride Tweed Ride & Picnic

11 am - The Square

-Friday December 8th

"Santa's Belles" - Holiday Drag Show

@ the Moose Lodge

8:30 pm

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Bellows Falls Pride
 

"The Gay Experiment in rural Vermont"  

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"A good place to let down your hair"

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Since the 1970s Bellows Falls has been a home for the LGBTQIA+ community, with the historic Andrews Inn, the first Gay bar in the state of Vermont.  A lot has changed since than, but remains the same is Pride in the area and Pride in the people living here.  Join us for community activities throughout the year!

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Pride Banner hangs across the Square June 2023
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Friday September 22nd
Moose Lodge
59 Westminster Street
Door Open at 7:30
NO ADMISSION!

You loved our June dance with Wade the Great Entertainment.  He's baaaack!  So get out your dancing shoes! Doors open at 7:30.  Bring your own picnic or order in.  Full bar available for those 21+. Dance is open to all families!

BONUS: Meet and greet with Roger Barraby, Running for Pride at the November 2023 Gay Games in Guadalajara Mexico.  Inspire your young adults with his story.

Community Dance
 

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Recognize National Coming Out Day by attending a special public event to honor the people who made a difference to the LGBTQ+ community, past and present The historic marker for the ANDREWS INN is now visible to all since it's been moved in front of the Windham Hotel building and we want to say THANK YOU!

Coming Out Day

Wednesday October 11th
5:30 pm
Ciao Popolo
35 Square, Bellows Falls 

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Join us at 5:30 pm in the lounge at Ciao Popolo, the former home of the Andrews Inn.  Bar and full dinner menu will be avaialbel for purchase; reservations appreciated by Ciao Popolo.  A Queer Youth Performance in the style of Commedia del Arte will be presented by Sean Roberts as part of the event. PUBLIC WELCOME

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To make reservations visit Ciao Popolo, link above
or call 802-732-8477

TALES FROM THE LOUNGE

A chance for everyone to share their remembrances of those golden years when the Andrews Inn was, for many, the only place where the LGBTQ+ community could feel safe and accepted.  

We've heard so many anecdotes since last June and want to provide a space for everyone to be heard.  No need to sign up in advance.  If the spirit moves you, we want to hear your story.  
Come as you are!

Afterwards
the same evening

 

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Also known as as the John Moises Fabulous Fur & Tweed Ride

First Annual Tweed Ride

Saturday
October 14th
11 am

John Moises, proprietor of the Andrews Inn was known for his fabulous outfits, his fur coat not withstanding. So to honor him and to give us a chance to dress to impress too, we’re having our own fabulous bike ride.

 

A tweed ride is a causal slow communal ride where bike riders dress in vintage attire.  But we’re not here to be be sticklers on fashion, so when we say dress to impress, we will let you decide what that means!

 

All styles are welcome.

 

All families are welcome.

 

Ride kicks off in the Square near the Andrews Inn memorial sign, heading out at 11:30 am.  We’ll end in Hetty Green Park after a casual ride through town for a BYOP (Bring Your Own Picnic)  Bring something from home or grab something from one of the local shops.

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"Santa's Belles"

Friday
December 8th
Doors: 8:30 pm
Moose Lodge
59 Westminster Street

Cap off the year with a bang with a Holiday Drag show at the Bellows Falls Moose Lodge.

Featuring Queens from the north with Anita Cocktail & Friends.

Doors at 8:30 pm, show at 9 pm.

Stay tuned for more information about ticket purchase and details!

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