In Brief

Water Board set to meet on Monday

JOHNSTOWN — The city Water Board will hold a special budget workshop at 5 p.m. Monday in the Water Department’s Conference Room, 27-31 E. Main St.

Kick off breakfast for the United Way

JOHNSTOWN — United Way of Fulton County will kick off its annual campaign with a breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Tuesday at Holiday Inn, 308 Comrie Ave. Mark Hitrick will perform on piano. The event will be co-sponsored by state Assemblyman Marc Butler and Holiday Inn. Suggested ...

Retirement info session on Oct. 25

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Public Library will be hosting a Social Security retirement information program at 6 p.m. on Oct. 25 for pre-retirees wanting to make a more informed claiming decision. The topics covered will include: ∫ Choosing the best time to collect benefits. ∫ ...

First permanent settlement talk set

FORT PLAIN — Fort Plain Museum, 389 Canal St., will present “The ‘Willigee Negroes’: Sir Peter Warren, Sir William Johnson and the First Permanent Settlement in the Mohawk Valley West of Schenectady” by Daniel T. Weaver at 7 p.m. on Oct. 25. The talk will include information about ...

Christmas play practice on Oct. 28

AMSTERDAM — Community children are invited to practice for a Christmas play called “Angelhead” at 11 a.m. on Oct. 28, at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, 37 Division St. The story is about Angelhead, an ornament who discovers the true meaning of Christmas, overcoming disfigurement by the ...

City’s Halloween parade on Oct. 27

AMSTERDAM — The city’s annual Halloween parade will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 27, sponsored by the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 101. The parade will start at Guy Park Avenue and Evelyn Avenue and proceed past the review stand at 93 Guy Park Ave. Participants are welcome to ...

Youth award applicants sought

GLOVERSVILLE — Soroptimist International of Fulton and Montgomery Counties, an international volunteer organization for business and professional women, will begin seeking applicants for its annual youth awards. The Youth Citizenship Award is a cash award given in recognition of the ...

Treats to be handed out on MVGO bridge

AMSTERDAM — Area businesses, organizations, clubs and schools will hand out treats from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 31, along the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook pedestrian bridge.

Ayres animal shelter Chinese auction set

CANAJOHARIE — The Ayres Memorial Animal Shelter, 75 Erie Blvd., will hold a Chinese auction from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct, 28. Drawings will begin at 2 p.m. Donated items for the auction are welcome. For more information, call Julie Slaper at (518) 365-7154.

Author and historian set to talk about his newest book

FORT PLAIN — Bruce M. Venter, author and historian, will speak on “Kill Jeff Davis: The Union Raid on Richmond, 1864” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, Fort Plain Museum, 389 Canal St., the first of the museum fall history lecture series. The ostensible goal of the controversial ...

Johnstown High School drama club to present ‘The Zombie’

The Johnstown High School Drama Club announces their fall play “The Zombie” a comedy thriller by Tim Kelly, scheduled for November 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. and November 11 at 2 p.m. In a decayed mansion in the Okefenokee Swamp, dripping with cobwebs and mystery, a former carnival hypnotist ...

Applicants sought for $500 scholarship

The Fulton County Retired Teachers’ Association is offering a $500 scholarship to a full time, part time or substitute teacher working in Fulton County and pursuing an advanced degree in the field of education. The application is due by Nov. 6 for consideration. Contact Irene Hauser at ...

Walk to End Alzheimer’s slated

JOHNSTOWN — The Walk to End Alzheimers for Schenectady, Fulton and Montgomery counties will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady on Saturday. At the event, participants carry flowers representing their connection to Alzheimer’s — a disease that can’t be ...

Autumn walking tour at the Crossing

FORT HUNTER — Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will be hosting an autumn walking tour today from 1 to 3 p.m. The tour covers about a mile of the historic Erie Canal towpath and will include interpretive stops along the way. The tour is free. Tour time is approximately 90 minutes ...

Halloween eats class on Thursday

GLOVERSVILLE — Andrew Dench will teach how to make Halloween eats from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 25 at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. The cost will be $25, minus a 20 percent discount for center members. To register, visit pncreativeartscenter.org or call (518) ...

Taste of Chocolate fundraiser Saturday

FONDA — The Frothingham Library is hosting its fundraiser, the Taste of Chocolate at 6 p.m. Saturday, at St. Cecilia’s Hall, Broadway. There will be chocolate treats to be tasted. Themed baskets will be raffled off. Most of the baskets are on view at the library, 28 W. Main St., where ...

Soup tasting and craft fair Saturday

CANAJOHARIE — The Van Alstyne Homestead Society will present its seventh annual soup tasting and craft fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at 42 Moyer St., according to a news release. The soups will be donated by local chefs and restaurants and there will be harvest specialties from local ...

Ghosts of the past tour this weekend

AMSTERDAM — The Historic Amsterdam League and Green Hill Cemetery Association join together once again to present “Ghosts of the Past” evening walking tours at Green Hill Cemetery on Saturday and Sunday. Tours start and end at Amsterdam City Hall, 61 Church St., where parking will be ...

Spooky window decorations course

GLOVERSVILLE — Melanie Fay will teach how to make shadow spooky window decorations from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 24, in art studio two at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. The cost will be $25, minus a 20 percent discount for center members. To register, visit ...