In Brief

Ames Museum open house on Saturday

AMES — Ames Museum, 611 Latimer Hill Road, will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, call (518) 673-5820 or visit www.amesmuseum.weebly.com.

Chefs’ Consortium at Arkell Museum

CANAJOHARIE — Chefs’ Consortium will offer a harvest feast of area farm-fresh food at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd. Beverages will consist of area beers and cider, sparkling water and wines. The museum’s art galleries will be open for viewing. It’s American Art ...

Fall harvest festival at Old Fort Johnson

FORT JOHNSON — A fall harvest festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at Old Fort Johnson, routes 67 and 5. An open house for the museum and its 1918 exhibit will consist of outdoor baking, fresh apple cider pressing and family activities. Admission is free, but donations ...

Tavern afternoon set at Nellis Tavern

ST. JOHNSVILLE — The Palatine Settlement Society will hold its annual Afternoon at the Tavern from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday at its historic 747 Nellis Tavern, Route 5. A variety of beer and cider will be provided by Wolf Hollow and Rogers Cidery. Soup and bread will also be served. Tours of ...

Gala celebration at the Martyrs Shrine

AURIESVILLE — Our Lady of Martyrs gala celebrating the North American martyrs will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday at the shrine, 136 Shrine Road. Albany Bishop Edward Scharfenberger will celebrate Mass at 5 p.m., followed by dinner, a silent auction and cash bar at 6:30 p.m. The evening ...

Polka dance at the St. Joseph’s church

BROADALBIN — A polka dance featuring the Rymanowski Brothers will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at St. Joseph’s Church, 7 North St. Polish food will be available for sale. For more information call the pastoral associate of administration at (518) 833-3774 or email to ...

Master herbalist to speak on Monday

MAYFIELD — Barbara Neznek, master herbalist, will speak on “Local Medicinal Herbs (Especially for Cold and Flu Season!)” Monday at 7 p.m. at Mayfield Presbyterian Church, 22 N. Main St., sponsored by the Mayfield Historical Society. Herbs were used in the America during Colonial times ...

Rotary Club chicken parmesan dinner

AMSTERDAM — The 13th annual Amsterdam Rotary Club chicken parmesan dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday at Raindancer Restaurant, 4582 Route 30. Takeouts are available for $12. For advance tickets, call Bob Dulysz at (518) 843-1060 or from an Amsterdam Rotarian.

Autumn walking tour at the Crossing

FORT HUNTER — David Brooks, educator at the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, 129 Schoharie St., will lead an autumn walking tour from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday starting at the visitors center. The free tour of about 90 minutes will cover about a mile of the historic Erie Canal towpath ...

Soup tasting event slated for Oct. 20

CANAJOHARIE — The seventh annual soup tasting, craft fair and harvest festival will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 20, at the Van Alstyne Homestead Society and Museum, 42 Moyer St., rain or shine. The Jan Cronhkite Trio will provide music. Museum tours and a 50/50 raffle will be ...

Watercolors class on Oct. 23 at Nigra

GLOVERSVILLE — Karen Cooper will teach a class on painting with watercolors from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 23 at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. The cost will be $25 with preregistration or one class pass, minus a 20 percent discount for center members. To register, ...

October schedule for Rob Constantine recovery center

JOHNSTOWN — The following is for the Rob Constantine Recovery Community and Outreach Center, 86 Briggs St., Suite 6, according to a news release. ∫ Oct. 14, 21, and 28: From 1 to 4 p.m. is football at the center. ∫ Oct. 15, 22, and 29: At 6 p.m. all recovery meeting. All who struggle ...

Family Counseling sets a events for October

GLOVERSVILLE — The staff at The Family Counseling Center of Fulton County and its Domestic Violence Program will be participating in numerous community events throughout this month in an effort to draw attention to the critical issue of domestic violence. Some of these events include: ...

Tedra Cobb set to speak on Thursday

JOHNSTOWN — Tedra Cobb, candidate for the 21st congressional district, will speak and answer questions at a public gathering of the Johnstown 50 Plus Club at the Johnstown Senior Center on Thursday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Send an email events@tedracobb.com if ...

Benson Town Board to meet on Thursday

BENSON — The Benson Town Board will hold a special budget meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the town hall, according to a news release.

Neighborhood garage sales Saturday

BLEECKER — The Bleecker Community Church Hall, 641 Route 112, will have a neighborhood garage and food sales to benefit the church from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Photos can be viewed on the church’s Facebook page, according to a news release.

Animal shelter fundraiser Oct. 17

GLOVERSVILLE — The James A. Brennan Memorial Humane Society is planning a spaghetti and meatball dinner fundraiser from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Plaza’s Italian Bistro, 130 N. Pine St. The dinner is takeout only and the tickets are $8 each. The tickets are presale and not available ...

Alzheimer’s program slated for Thursday

JOHNSTOWN — The HealthLink Littauer, the community health and wellness service of Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home, announced a program on “Alzheimer’s — Caregiver Stress” will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday at its wellness center, 2 Colonial Court, according to a news ...

Budget workshop to be held Thursday

NORTHVILLE — The town of Northampton will hold a 2019 budget work session at 10 a.m. Thursday in the municipal office, 412 S. Main St., according to a news release. The purpose of the meeting is a presentation of the tentative 2019 budget; to conduct a work shop; and any other business that ...

Taste of Chocolate fundraiser Oct. 20

FONDA — The Frothingham Library is hosting its fundraiser, the Taste of Chocolate at 6 p.m. Oct. 20, at St. Cecilia’s hall, Broadway. There will be chocolate treats to be tasted. There will also be themed baskets to raffle off. Most of the baskets are on view at the library, 28 W. Main ...