In Brief

OESJ school board to meet Tuesday

ST. JOHNSVILLE — The following meetings for the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Board of Education will take place Tuesday, according to a news release. — At 5 p.m. the finance committee will meet in the Distance Learning Room. — At 6 p.m. the regular BOE meeting in the ...

Fort Plain library offers free workshop

FORT PLAIN — The Fort Plain Free Library, 19 Willett St., will hosts a free after-school holiday workshop for kids from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday. The families can come to the library that day for individual photos of the children and related craft projects. The projects will include ...

MCS holiday concert slated for Thursday

MAYFIELD — Mayfield Junior-Senior High School will present its annual holiday concert on Thursday, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. The junior high choir, senior high choir and select choir will perform under the direction of Kelly Winters. The junior high band, senior high band and ...

NCS school board to meet Tuesday

NORTHVILLE — The Northville Central School Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the school's lower level conference room, according to a news release.

Cookie plate class set for Monday

GLOVERSVILLE — Suzanna Van Schoonhoven-Hunter will teach a two-part class on making a ceramic holiday cookie plate from 5:50 to 7 p.m. on Monday as well as Dec. 17, at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. The plate will be 8 inches in diameter, and the glazes are lead ...

Fulton County IDA meeting on Tuesday

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Industrial Development Agency will meet at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Fulton County Planning Department conference room, 1 E. Montgomery St., according to a news release.

Day-trip to Vermont offered Dec. 15

DOLGEVILLE — A One Day Bus Trip to visit the Vermont Country Store and Manchester Outlets with an option to tour Hildene, the home of Robert Todd Lincoln, decorated for Christmas is being held Dec. 15, departing from Herkimer and the Amsterdam park and rides. The cost is $50 per person and if ...

Paul Nigra Center is looking for artists

GLOVERSVILLE — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, is seeking artists for its 2019 Winter Art Show. All artists are welcome to submit work of any theme or medium, according to a news release. The show will hang from Jan. 16, to March 26. Throughout its run, the arts ...

Local to perform in ‘The Nutcracker’

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Tara Sweeney, the daughter of Jacki and Lyman Sweeney of Johnstown, will be performing in The National Museum of Dance School of the Arts production of The Nutcracker at 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Maple Avenue Middle School, Saratoga Springs. She will be dancing the ...

Acrylic paint course slated for Monday

GLOVERSVILLE — Melanie Faye will teach how create a winter wonderland with acrylic paints from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. The class is limited to10 people. The cost will be $25 with preregistration or $35 at the door. To register, ...

Taste and Paint event at Elwood

AMSTERDAM — Taste and Paint with Gail Talmadge will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Walter Elmwood Museum, 100 Church St. The cost will be $35. Supplies will be provided. Registration is due by Dec. 10 by calling (518) 843-5151 or emailing ...

Holiday pancake breakfast Saturday

CANAJOHARIE — The eighth annual holiday pancake breakfast will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the 1729 Van Alstyne Homestead and Museum, 42 Moyer St. The menu includes pancakes, local syrup, sausage links, eggs, orange juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate. The cost will be $8 for ...

Sounds of the Season concert on Sunday

GLOVERSVILLE — A Joyous Sounds of the Season concert will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 149 S. Main St., to benefit Mother Theresa’s Closet. Performing will be Olivia Esposito, Jessica Zimmerman, Sue Shrader, Don Ambrosino, Paul Whitney and Sam ...

Kateri Shrine to host Nativity scene

FONDA — The St. Kateri Shrine, 3636 Route 5, will hold a Nativity service titled “The Baby Who Changed Everything” at 4 p.m. on Sunday patterned on a medieval event created by St. Francis of Assisi. The celebration will be held outside in the dark and cold to remind people of the faith ...

Santa to stop by the Meco fire house

MECO — Santa Claus will visit the Meco Volunteer Fire Company, 1600 Route 29A, via firetruck at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Light refreshments will be served.

Rob Constantine center December events

JOHNSTOWN — The following is for the Rob Constantine Recovery Community and Outreach Center, 86 Briggs St., Suite 6; (518)705-4626. Dec. 7, 21: From 5 to 6:30 p.m. creative coffee house. All are welcome for coffee, snacks, and creativity through all forms of artistic expression. Saturday: ...

Birdwatchers invited to participate in survey

GLOVERSVILLE — The National Audubon Society invites birdwatchers to participate in the longest-running community science survey, the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count, on Sunday, Dec. 23, in the Gloversville and Johnstown area, according to a news release. According to Laurie Freeman, ...

Relay for Life teams to wrap presents

JOHNSTOWN — The 2019 Relay for Life of Fulton and Montgomery County committee and its teams will wrap presents for donations inside the Johnstown Movieplex in the Pyramid Mall until Dec. 23 on Thursdays from 6 to 10 p.m., and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Relay for ...

Festival of Trees lunch and open house

AMSTERDAM — A Festival of Trees luncheon and open house will be held Thursday and Friday at the Century Club, 130 Guy Park Ave. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the open house from 4 to 7 p.m. An open house will also be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday Admission for and of the events will be $5 ...

Expressive Journeys music therapy set

GLOVERSVILLE — An Expressive Journeys certified music therapist will present a three-part class on music therapy from 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Dec 11 and 18, for a maximum of 10 people at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. Music therapy is an established health ...