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Out & About: Chandler Center kicks off annual Pride Theater festival

  • Jon Gilbert Fox's photograph "Liza Lost" is one of dozens that will be on display as part of the exhibit "At the Right Place At the Right Time" at the Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph. The exhibit can be viewed in person or online. (Jon Gilbert Fox photograph)

Valley News Staff Writer
Published: 7/8/2020 9:48:23 PM
Modified: 7/8/2020 9:48:15 PM

RANDOLPH — The Vermont Pride Theater at Chandler Center for the Arts is going (mostly) virtual this year.

The annual festival kicks off Thursday night with the opening of a photography exhibit by Jon Gilbert Fox titled “At the Right Place at the Right Time,” which features 50 images the Hanover resident took of gay icons including Franklin Kameny, Gore Vidal, David Hockney, and Paul Cadmus, as well as other activists such as Glenn Close, Jesse Jackson, Liza Minelli, Donald Hall and Tony Bennett.

Fox will discuss his exhibit during a live chat at 7 p.m. on Thursday via Register in advance online. Beginning Saturday, the gallery will open to visitors. “At the Right Place at the Right Time” will show through Aug. 2.

Additionally, there will be six online viewings of three plays, followed by online discussions. All plays will be broadcast at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $10. The Homosexuals, by Philip Dawkins, can be viewed on Friday, July 17, and Saturday, July 25; Cloudburst, by Thom Fitzgerald, will be on Saturday, July 18, and Friday, July 31; and Immediate Family, by Paul Oakley Stovall, is up on Friday, July 24, and Saturday, Aug. 1.

Here’s a look at other Upper Valley-based events that are taking place over the next few days.


■The “Minis for Morrill” online auction continues through Sunday. Proceeds from the works of art created by area artists benefit the Justin Morrill State Historic Site in Strafford. The site, located at 214 Justin Morrill Memorial Highway, is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday-Sunday.

■Erin Robinson will discuss how to approach genealogy research, including which databases to use and research and organization strategies, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. during an Etna Library program titled “Researching Your Family History.” Email for Zoom information.


■The Library Arts Center hosts a socially-distanced yoga class from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on the Newport Town Common. All ability levels welcome. $12 single session; $40 for a four-class pass, scholarships available.

■Firehouse 6 will perform Dixieland jazz music at 6 p.m. at Claremont’s Arrowhead Recreation Area, 18 Robert Easter Way. Barbecue food available for preorder. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Masks required except when in seating areas spread out for social distancing. $15 for adults, $5 students. Visit or call 603-542-4433 for tickets and more information.

■Bring lawn chairs and blankets to Lyman Point Park in White River Junction for a free outdoor screening of The Lion King from 7:30-9:30 p.m. View social distance guidelines at before attending.


■Contact the Windsor Public Library (43 State St.) to schedule a 20-minute time slot during its “Tie-Dye (COVID-version)” free program from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Bandanas will be provided, but people are also welcome to bring one item of their own. Registration required at 802-674-2556.

■The Enfield United Methodist Church, located at 314 Route 4, will hold a takeout chicken barbecue beginning at noon. Half-chicken costs $6. Food available until sold out.


■Megan Buchanan, Dede Cummings, Emily Arnason Casey and Taylor Mardis Katz will headline a virtual Community Open Mic from 4-5:30 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by Literary North and Still North Books & Bar. RSVP at for Zoom link. Those interested in reading must sign up by Friday.

■Learn to meditate from 11 a.m.-noon during a free online class hosted by Shambhala Meditation Center of White River Online. A half-hour of meditation with instruction followed by a talk by senior teachers and a discussion period. Email to register.

Art exhibits

■Library Arts Center: Pastel Society of New Hampshire Member Show virtual exhibit. View at through July 28.

■Sculpturefest: View works of art by more than 20 artists at 304 Prosper Road in Woodstock. The exhibit is open from dawn-dusk.

■ArtisTree Community Arts Center: En plein air exhibit “Vermont and The Great Outdoors” on display through Aug. 15 at 2095 Pomfret Road. Gallery open 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday. Visitors are asked to wear masks and practice social distancing.

■Virtually visit Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park Sculptor-in-Residence Zoe Dufour from noon-1 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday via a livestream on the “Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park” Facebook page.

Farmers markets

■Woodstock: Wednesday, 3-6 p.m., Woodstock Green, Route 4. Masks encouraged.

■Lebanon: 3-7 p.m., Thursdays, Colburn Park, 51 N. Park St. Masks required.

■Royalton: 3-6 p.m., Thursdays, Town Green, South Windsor Street, South Royalton. Facebook: “Royalton Farmers Market.”

■Chelsea: 3-6 p.m., Fridays, North Common, Route 110 and Route 113. Masks encouraged.

■Hartland: 4-7 p.m., Fridays, Hartland Public Library, 153 Route 5. Order online Monday-Wednesday and pick up Friday. Masks required.

■Newport: 3-6 p.m., Fridays, Town Common, North Main St. Masks encouraged. Facebook: “Newport Farmers Market.”

■Norwich: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays, 281 Route 5. Masks encouraged.

■Randolph: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays, 44 S. Main St. Masks required.

■Canaan: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sundays, Town Common, Route 4/Route 118. Masks encouraged. Facebook: “Canaan Farmers and Artisans’ Market.”


■American Precision Museum: Open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 196 Main St., Windsor. $5-$10, $20 for family, children 6 and under free. Masks required.

■Bradford Historical Society Museum: Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon, Third floor of the Bradford Academy Building at 172 N. Main St. New exhibit: “What’s Cooking, Washing and Sewing?” Masks requested. 802-222-4423, 802-222-9621,

■Billings Farm & Museum: Open Thursday-Monday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 69 Old River Road, Woodstock. $4-$16, children 2 and under free. Masks required for visitors older than 2.

■Hartford Historical Society: Open Fridays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. and by appointment, 1461 Maple St., Hartford Village. Volunteers needed for oral history project. 802-296-3132 or

■Vermont Institute of Natural Science: Open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 149 Natures Way, Quechee. $5-$10, children 3 and under free. Masks required.

Editor’s note: Email additions and updates to Liz Sauchelli can be reached at or 603-727-3221.

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