Area news in brief

Village offices to be open today

BROADALBIN — Village offices and department of public works will be open today, but garbage will be collected on Tuesday because the town transfer station will be closed for the Presidents Day holiday.

Water department meeting canceled

GLOVERSVILLE — The board meeting of the city water department scheduled for Tuesday has been canceled.

Raffle to win iPad being held by club

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown 50 Plus Club is selling tickets for a chance to win a new 32GB Apple iPad with WiFi, a $300 value, according to a news release.

Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10 and are available at the Johnstown Senior Center Office, 109 E. Main St., or from 50 Plus Club members and officers.

The drawing will be held at the club’s annual bazaar on April 14 at the center. For more information, call the office at (518) 762-4643. 

Book discussion planned at library

GLOVERSVILLE — Jolly Readers adult group will discuss the book “The Book That Matters Most” by Ann Hood at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Gloversville Public Library, 34 W. Fulton St.

For more information, call the library at (518) 725-2819 or visit

Spiritual program set to start Wednesday

HAGAMAN — Experiencing Jesus’ Presence During Lent, a public five-week Wednesday afternoon spiritual program will be held Wednesday and Feb. 28 and March 7, 14 and 21 at 1 p.m. in St. Stephen’s church hall, 51 Pawling St.

The 90-minute program will include prayer, scripture, meditation, prayerful reflection, and faith-sharing experiences.

Light refreshments will be provided.  Admission is free, but registration is appreciated. Call Josie Sperduto at (518) 843-2907 or Jeanne Pitkin at (518) 842-0972 for more information and to register.

Winter break activities planned

FORT PLAIN — The Fort Plain Free Library, 19 Willet St., will hold a midwinter Chill Week of activities for children from Wednesday through Friday.

Between 11 a.m. and noon each day, library educators will present supervised story time programs for children aged 4 to 10. Children younger than the age of 7 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

In addition to the reading of snow-themed stories such as Ezra Jack Keat’s Caldecott Award winning book, “The Snowy Day,” staff will supervise art activities and provide a healthy snack. Activities include the making of a mixed-media snow scene, a simple sewing and bead-stringing activity, and the folding and decoration of origami cups.

The stand-alone programs are free, but advance registration is suggested as seating is limited.

To register or for more information, visit the library or call (518) 993-4646. For updates, follow the library on Facebook.