In Brief

Historical marker for Kirk Douglas

AMSTERDAM — The Historic Amsterdam League will unveil a historical marker to Kirk Douglas at 2 p.m. Sunday at the corner of East Main and Eagle streets, near Douglas’ childhood home. Sunday is not only Douglas’ 102nd birthday, but also the last full day of Hanukkah. After a nearly fatal ...

African drumming course set for today

GLOVERSVILLE — John Dickson will teach African drumming from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. Drums will be supplied. The cost will be $25 with preregistration and $35 at the door. To register call (518) 661-9932 or visit ...

Festival of trees wine tasting event

AMSTERDAM — A Festival of Trees Wine Tasting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Century Club, 130 Guy Park Ave. Admission will be $12 per person, and identification will be required. For more information, visit their Facebook.

Polar express party slated for Saturday

GLOVERSVILLE — A Polar Express celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. Participants are encouraged to bring children or grandchildren in their favorite holiday pajamas and a camera for a picture with ...

Fort Plain Museum set to host Christmas at the Fort

FORT PLAIN — The Fort Plain Museum’s annual holiday event, Christmas at the Fort, will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free admission. This event is held at the museum, 389 Canal Street. The museum is decorated for the holiday season and refreshments will be served. ...

Safe Harbour NY kicks off in Montgomery County

FONDA — County employees and community partners participated in a Safe Harbour NY kickoff event on Tuesday at the Department of Social Services. Safe Harbour supports counties in developing their capacity to identify youth who have been trafficked, sexually exploited, or are at risk of ...

GJSD board to hold meeting Thursday

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District’s board of education will hold a business meeting in the high school small cafe at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. The meeting is open to the public.

Piano and vocal students to perform

GLOVERSVILLE — Retired music teacher Susan VanVoorst, accompanied by her budding young piano and vocal students, will perform some favorite holiday and seasonal classic melodies at a free 5 p.m. spaghetti and meatball dinner on Thursday, the Gloversville Senior Center, 53 Church ...

Art show reception and awards Friday

CANAJOHARIE — A free reception with awards will be included in the Art of New York: Annual Juried Art Show from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday at Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd. Juror Corey Pitkin of Broadalbin will present best in show, two juror’s choice and two excellence awards. Artists from ...

Chamber awards nominations sought

GLOVERSVILLE — Members of the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce may nominate a deserving business or professional for the chamber’s annual awards, to be given out at the chamber’s annual celebration on Jan. 18. Nominations are due by 4 p.m. on Friday at ...

Legally Blonde Jr. musical at GMS

GLOVERSVILLE — Gloversville Middle School’s drama club will present “Legally Blonde, the musical, Jr.” at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the middle school. Directed by Jennifer Flynn and technical director Michele Zavadil, “Legally Blonde, Jr.” is presented ...

Roast beef dinner to benefit fire department

GLOVERSVILLE — The Berkshire Fire Department will hold its annual roast beef dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Station one, 320 Steele Ave. Extension, according to a news release. “Berkshire has been doing this roast beef dinner for over 30 years. I have people asking me all year long ...

Saint Kateri Shrine gift shop is open

FONDA — The Saint Kateri Shrine Gift Shop will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and again on Dec. 15 and 16 for Christmas shopping. Free hot chocolate and candy canes will be offered to shoppers.

Sanford Mansion tour set for Saturday

AMSTERDAM — The Historic Amsterdam League will host its free annual Christmas at the Sanfords tour of the historic Sanford Mansion, now City Hall, 61 Church St., from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Holiday decorations will include tree ornaments depicting Amsterdam views and landmarks, a working ...

Holiday cookie sale slated at church

BROADALBIN — First Presbyterian Church, 54 W. Main St., will hold a holiday cookie sale and raffles on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A variety of Christmas cookies will be available. Raffles will include wreaths, jewelry, a vintage doll, and other items. Proceeds will be used to help ...

Christmas concert set at the Revival

WELLS — The Revival will present an Adirondack Christmas concert on Saturday at 3 p.m. The concert will include quiet classics, revelry and unsung gems and will feature Michele Derwin, Rudy Peters, Steve Page, Jessie Jensen, Matt Brucker, and Lenny and Pam Broiles. Refreshments will be ...

HFM PTECH adds Chinese to its 2018-19 course offerings

JOHNSTOWN — This year the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Pathways in Technology is again breaking new ground for education in the region, offering a Chinese course to its students. In years prior, HFM PTECH students had a Spanish course offered at FMCC as their only option for filling their ...

A very special birthday: Local woman turns 100

AMSTERDMAM — Louise Malkowicz Kubas hit a huge milestone in her life on Nov. 26, she turned 100 years old. According to a news release from Assemblyman Angelo Sanatabarbara’s office, Kubas was born to John and Lillian Malkowicz on Nov. 26, 1918 in Stamford, Connecticut. As a child, ...

ADK Bridge Club winners announced

JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement Mon Nov. 26 at the at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St. The north-south winners were first place, Arlene Comstock and Susan Shaver; second place, Ann Masala and Carol Brookins; third place, Conniejo ...

Arkell Center sets its December events

CANAJOHARIE — The following are the Arkell Center programs for all area seniors for December. Each Monday through Friday: At 11:45 a.m. the Office for the Aging Meals of Montgomery Program serves hot meals, $3 donation for ages 60 and older. Call (518) 673-2000 for reservations. Each ...