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5k race to benefit Sudan medical program Nov. 22

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AMSTERDAM — The fourth annual Thanks4Giving 5kRun/1.5K walk to benefit Dr. Tom Catena’s mission work at Mother of Mercy Hospital in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, Africa, will be held at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 22, at Shuttleworth Park, 65 Crescent Ave. Each day the Amsterdam ...

Memory Tree lighting scheduled for Nov. 25

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GALWAY — The 24th annual Memory Tree lighting to remember loved ones during the Christmas season will be held on Nov. 25 at 5:30 p.m. near the bandstand in the village park, Sacandaga and Galway roads, sponsored by the Galway Lioness Club. A $1 donation is requested for each name of a loved ...

City to hold tree lighting ceremony

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AMSTERDAM — The city of Amsterdam will hold a tree lighting ceremony and festival from 4 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 23 at the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook, 1 Bridge St. The free event will include pictures with Santa, horse carriage rides, kids train rides, food, holiday music and other ...

GHA to hold monthly meeting

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Nov. 20 at the administration office, 181 West St., according to a news release.

Budget meeting to be held tonight

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Water Department will hold its annual budget meeting at 6 p.m. tonight at the Gloversville Water Department, 67-73 S. Main St.

Chicken and rice recipe class slated

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GLOVERSVILLE — Chef Jose Kemp will teach a beginners class on how to make his chicken and rice recipe from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, in the teaching kitchen of the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. Special accommodations are available. The cost will be $25 with ...

Nature Club meeting slated for Thursday

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AMSTERDAM — The Walter Elwood Nature Club has scheduled its next meeting for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Horace Inman Senior Center, 53 Guy Park Ave.; use the rear entrance. Scott Stoner and Denise Hackert-Stoner of Naturelogues will give a presentation about the birds of North America. The ...

Snow shadow class slated for Sunday

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GLOVERSVILLE — Ellen Lauziere will teach a beginners class on painting snow shadows with acrylics on canvas from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday in art studio two at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. The cost will be $25 with preregistration or $40 at the door, minus a 20 ...

Senior center meal Thanksgiving Day

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Senior will be offering its traditional free Thanksgiving Day breakfast from 9 to 10 a.m. on Nov. 22. The meal will consist of hot scrambled eggs, baked ham, toast, homemade pumpkin spice pancakes, fresh fruit, homemade apple and raisin cake, old fashioned ...

City leaf and debris pickup continues

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JOHNSTOWN — The city will begin curbside pickup of leaves and lawn debris is currently on going. All leaves should be placed on the terrace, not in the street, no later than Nov. 30; leaves put out after this time will not be picked up. The brush drop off on West Main Street is still open ...

Soup, pie and craft sale on Saturday

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FONDA — A soup, pie and craft sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at Frothingham Free Library, 28 W. Main St. Admission is free. For more information, call the library at (518) 853-3016 or visit https://fonlib.blogspot.com/.

Annual Community Thanksgiving set

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SPECULATOR — The North Country Bible Fellowship, Elm Lake Road, will hold its annual community Thanksgiving service at 6 p.m. Sunday. Everyone is invited to attend. Refreshments will follow the service.

Holiday open house slated for Nov. 24

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FORT JOHNSON — A holiday open house will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 24 at Old Fort Johnson, corner of Routes 5 and 67. The fort, the 1749 home of Sir William Johnson, will show off decorations and provide seasonal music and light refreshments. Suggested donation is $5. For more ...

EMVI Chocolate set to raffle figurines

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BROADALBIN — EMVI Chocolate, 111 Belden Road, will raffle off 11 of its giant chocolate figurines — four giant turkeys (six pounds each) and seven giant Santas (five pounds each) for the holidays. EMVI Chocolate will raffle one giant turkey each day from Friday through Nov. 19, and one ...

Comics course is slated for Friday

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GLOVERSVILLE — Melanie Fay will teach how to make a comic from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday in art studio one at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. She will use simple jumpstart games to generate ideas. The cost will be $25, minus a 20 percent discount for center ...

Bible Fellowship set to show movie

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SPECULATOR — The North Country Bible Fellowship, Elm Lake Road, will show the movie “Billy Graham — an Extraordinary Journey” at 7 p.m. Friday. The movie was released in honor of what would have been Graham’s 100th birthday. The movie, popcorn, beverages and snacks are all free. ...

Fonda-Fulton BOE to meet on Monday

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FONDA — The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District has scheduled a regular board of education meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the multi-purpose room in the middle school, according to a news release.

Intro to photography class set at Nigra

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GLOVERSVILLE — Todd Bailey will teach a beginners introduction to photography from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19, at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. The class will show how to make better images with a smartphone or DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera. The ...

Holiday garbage collection schedule

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JOHNSTOWN — The garbage for both Ward 1 and Ward 4 will be collected on Nov. 23. The city residents are reminded to put their garbage out either the night before or by 6:30 a.m. on the day of their scheduled collection day, according to a news release.

Holiday craft fair at Northville school

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NORTHVILLE — Northville Parent-Teacher Organization holiday craft and vendor fair will be held on Dec. 1, in the school gym from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vendor space is still available. For more information, contact Cristen Shepard at cshepard@northvillecsd.org.