In Brief

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 ...

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.