In Brief

Board of education meeting planned

ST. JOHNSVILLE — The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville board of education meeting scheduled for Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the auditorium at the high school.

Northville kicks off the holiday season

NORTHVILLE — This Saturday join the Northville Civic Association for the Northville Christmas Parade, followed by the annual tree lighting in the park and the arrival of Santa. This is the first year for the parade. The parade begins 4:45 p.m., entering Bridge Street at Third Street to ...

Create a holiday morning painting

GLOVERSVILLE — Melanie Fay will teach beginners how to use acrylic paint to create a Christmas morning in front of the fire on canvas from 6 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 13, in art studio two at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. The cost will be $30 with preregistration or $40 at ...

African drumming workshop planned

GLOVERSVILLE — John Dickson will teach an African drumming circle workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday in the grand gallery of the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. The drums will be supplied. Class is open to any level of expertise. The cost will be $25 with ...

Make a Christmas trifle class set

GLOVERSVILLE — Andrew Dench will teach how to make a Christmas trifle from 6 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 13 in the teaching kitchen at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. He will explain how to bake sponge cake (two flavors: vanilla and chocolate) and layer the cake with homemade ...

Mohawk Valley Chorus concert

AMSTERDAM — The Mohawk Valley Chorus Christmas concert will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday at Amsterdam High School, 140 Saratoga Ave.

Spaghetti dinner and auction set

AMSTERDAM—St. Mary’s Institute, located at 10 Kopernik Blvd., will host its annual spaghetti dinner and auction on Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. The annual fundraiser is organized by the SMI Home and School Association. Tickets are available in advance on the school’s website: ...

How to make holiday cookies

GLOVERSVILLE — Delania Duncovich will teach how to make holiday cookies for beginners from 6 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 12, in the teaching kitchen at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. Special accommodations are available. The cost will be $30, minus a 20 percent discount for ...

Local magicians to meet Dec. 12

LATHAM —The local group of The Society of American Magicians, Assembly No. 24, meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the S. W. Pitts Hose Co. of Latham on Old Loudon Road. All persons, age 16 and older, with any interest in the art of magic whether it be: performance, ...

Special board of education meeting

MAYFIELD — The Mayfield Central School District will hold a special board of education meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the elementary library to award Capital Project bids.

Christmas at the Fort open house

FORT PLAIN — The Fort Plain Museum, 389 Canal Street, will hold its annual Christmas at the Fort holiday open house on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Holiday punch and cookies will be available, and the museum’s gift shop will be open for Christmas shoppers. Weather permitting Santa’s ...

Santa to visit Fort Klock

ST. JOHNSVILLE — Santa Claus will visit Fort Klock Historic Restoration, Route 5, from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday. The free event will include seasonal music, hot chocolate, cider and other goodies.

Future of Beech-Nut discussion planned

CANAJOHARIE — A meeting to gather the community’s ideas about the future of the former Beech-Nut buildings and grounds will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday in the second-floor meeting room at the village firehouse, 75 Erie Blvd., sponsored by the village and county.

Young entrepreneur nominations sought

SYRACUSE — Nominations for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for the 34-county upstate region, including Fulton, Montgomery, Hamilton and Saratoga counties, will be accepted by the Syracuse district of the Small Business Administration by 3 p.m. Jan. 9.  The required forms are ...

Last day to pay without penalty

BROADALBIN — Thursday is the last day to pay village water and sewer bills without penalty. After Thursday, a 20 percent penalty will be added. Late bills not  paid by April 15 will be added to the June 2018 village tax bills. Payments  made by mail must be postmarked by the due date ...

Holiday event planned for Sunday

ST. JOHNSVILLE — The village, in cooperation with the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce and American Legion Post 168, will welcome the start of the Christmas season on Sunday.  The American Legion will host a chili supper beginning at 3 p.m. at a cost of $3 per person, to be ...

Festival of trees slated for Saturday

AMSTERDAM — The Century Club, 130 Guy Park Ave., will hold a festival of trees from Saturday through Dec. 9. The schedule will be as follows: ∫ Saturday: VIP Sneak Peek 7 to 10 p.m. at $10 per person. BYOB. ∫ Sunday: Fun with Santa at $6 per person, open to the public from 2 to 5 ...

Benefit for fire victims planned

GLOVERSVILLE — There will be a benefit for Diane Dunlop and Jeremy Dake, who lost everything in their Gloversville residence in a fire recently, from 2 to 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at Patricia’s, 32 S. Perry St., Johnstown. The event will include dinner buffet, Chinese auctions, a 50-50 raffle and ...

Mountain Valley to host open house

GLOVERSVILLE — The Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Ave., will have an open house Dec. 5 from 3 to 6 p.m. The Dream Catchers will perform their carols. Those who attend can tour the Hospice home and help themselves to some seasonal beverages and baked goods. Everyone is invited.

Christmas tea planned Saturday

CRANESVILLE — A Christmas tea will be presented from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, by Cranesville Reformed Church, 105 Cranes Hollow Road. The event will include a 50/50 raffle, bake sale and crafts.