Area news in brief

Mayfield grange meeting Saturday

MAYFIELD — The Mayfield Grange 683 and the Perthshire Grange will have their next meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday at the home of John and Rebecca Schwed, 34 W. Main St.

The granges will have a business meeting, games to benefit the heart fund and a potluck luncheon to follow. There will also be two new members received at this meeting.

The grange meetings are open to all who want to attend to see what it’s all about.

Board of education meeting planned

MAYFIELD — The Mayfield Central School District has scheduled a special board of education meeting at 8 a.m. Saturday in the district office for the purpose of contract discussion and personnel, according to a news release.

Transist system

closed Monday

GLOVERSVILLE — Gloversville Transit System will be closed on Monday in observance of President’s Day.

The regular transit schedule will resume on Tuesday.

Family yoga class scheduled

 JOHNSTOWN — HealthLink Littauer, the community health and wellness service of Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home, announced a new class of Family Yoga will be held on Feb. 24 from

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at their wellness center located in downtown Johnstown on

2 Colonial Court. 

“Mind-body fitness is a family affair,” stated instructor Jeannie Moller of Happy Heart Yoga. “Bring your children to this special one-hour session consisting of fun Yoga poses and activities for all ages.” 

This class is open to the public. There is a $10 fee per family payable upon arrival.  To attend, call HealthLink Littauer at 736-1120.

Acrylics class set for Feb. 25

GLOVERSVILLE — Brenda Dwyer will teach a beginner-level class in acrylics from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Paul Nigra Center for the Creative Arts, Route 30.

Special accommodations are available. Participants are limited to 10. The fee is $25 with preregistration required.

Mardi Gras party planned

JOHNSTOWN — The Dixie Land Band will perform for a Mardi Gras party from 3:30 to 6:30 on Feb. 25 at First Presbyterian Church, 37 S. Market St.

Food will be available at the public event. For more information, call 762-8263.

VIP luncheon set for Wednesday

GLOVERSVILLE — Vitality Plus, HealthLink Littauer’s adult membership program for anyone 50 years old and older, announced this month’s luncheon program, Eye Health, will be held on Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Littauer’s Auditorium, 99 E. State St.

There will be a buffet-style luncheon followed by guest speaker, Lynda Kearney R.P.A., of Cataract Care Center. Learn about vision changes later in life, preventing common eye problems and current treatments available locally.

This program is open to the general public at noon for the speaker presentation free of charge. To attend the buffet-style luncheon at 11:30, the fee is $5 for ViP members and $6 for the public, payable at the door.

Luncheon reservations are required by calling HealthLink Littauer at 736-1120 by today.

Rabies vaccination clinic planned

TRIBES HILL — The first rabies clinic of the year will be held Saturday at Tribes Hill Fire Department, 280 Mohawk Dr., from 9 to 11 a.m.

New York State Public Health Law requires that all dogs, cats and domestic ferrets have initial vaccinations administered against rabies no later than

4 months of age and stay up to date with re-vaccinations. Re-vaccinations are required one year later and a booster shot every three years. It is important to have pets vaccinated in a timely manner in order for the pet to be considered protected against the virus. Pet owners should bring proof of their pet’s last rabies vaccination. This helps the veterinarian determine whether the pet will receive a one- or three-year vaccination; without it your pet will receive a one-year vaccination only.

Vaccination is available free of charge, but donations will be accepted to help defray program costs. Suggested donation is $10. Other vaccines will be available at additional fees.

To assure the safety of other pets and people, dogs must be leashed; cats and ferrets must be contained in a pet carrier or box when attending the rabies clinic.

For more information about rabies, contact Montgomery County Public Health at

853-3531 Monday through

Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. or your veterinarian.

Gem and fossil show planned

ALBANY — The State Museum, 222 Madison Ave., will host the 24th annual James Campbell Memorial Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show and Sale on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More than 30 vendors from throughout the region will display and sell gems, minerals, fossils and jewelry.

Admission is $5 in cash only. Children ages 12 and younger are free.

Museum staff will give free guided tours of the Minerals of New York gallery at 2 p.m. both days of the show.

In addition, children can mine for minerals, dig for fossils, and learn about geology and paleontology at the free “Rock & Fossil Fair” in the main lobby from noon to 3 p.m. on both days.

The Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show and Sale is co-sponsored by the Capital District Mineral Club and the New York Academy of Mineralogy. All proceeds benefit the museum’s mineral acquisition fund.

The State Museum is a program of the New York State Education Department’s Office of Cultural Education.

The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Admission is free.

More information about programs and events can be obtained by calling 474-5877 or visiting the museum website at