What’s To do?

Fonda Fair goers race down a slide on Wednesday. (The Leader-Herald/Briana O'Hara)

Artwork

Ongoing

∫ Sacandaga Valley Arts Network Artists’ Gallery Exhibit: Fulton County Visitor Center, Routes 29 and 30, Vail Mills. Free and open to the public. Gallery is open weekends.

∫ Elizabeth “Betsy” Batchelor: Micropolis Cooperative Art Gallery, 30 N. Main St., Gloversville. Micropolis member artists work on display will include paintings, drawings, photographs, fiber art, batik, mixed media, woodwork, glass, digital art, sculpture, jewelry and pottery. Also on display will be the ceramics of Katie Santomartino, the newest member. The gallery, inside Mohawk Harvest, is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The show will run through Monday. For more information, go to www.MicropolisGallery.com.

∫ Third annual New York State Summer Art Show: Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, Mayfield. Public can view the work from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Gallery admission is $5; free to PNAC members and children younger than 18. The show will hang until Sept. 25.

∫ Art exhibit: Window to the Garden, 9 Woodside Ave., Mayfield. The exhibit will feature four local artists, all original artwork for the home and garden includes pottery, jewelry, paintings and sculpture. By appointment or by chance, (518) 774-7175; www.alexandrahiggins.com. Open until November.

Concerts/ daytime music

Saturday

∫ Scott Seeley: Gloversville Farmers Market, Elm Street Pavilion, Gloversville, 9 a.m. Free.

∫ Vini Lopez and the Wonderful Winos: LakesideTavern and Marina, 306 Woods Hollow Road, Gloversville, 4 p.m. No cover.

Sunday

∫ The Sophisticats: Lakeside Tavern and Marina, 306 Woods Hollow Road, Gloversville, 4 p.m. No cover.

Dances

Wednesday

∫ Free beginner lessons and dancing: Sharp Shooters Billiards and Sports Pub, 35 E. Main St., Amsterdam, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. New lessons and open dancing 7:30 to 10 p.m. $5 for those who stay or come in after 7:30 p.m. Sue Kaupelis, instructor.

Fairs

Now through Monday

∫ The 177th Fonda Fair is underway. The fair will run daily through Labor Day on Monday. For a complete listing of times, events and specials go to fondafair.com

Library

Today

∫ Creative textile fibers group: Fort Plain Free Library, 19 Willett St., Fort Plain, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Free, drop-in gathering. Participants share ideas, tips, and bring knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, embroidery, beading, felting, and other individual, fiber-based projects to work on in casual setting. Open to the public. For information, call (518) 993-4646.

∫ Writers at Fort Plain: Fort Plain Free Library, 19 Willett St., Fort Plain, 3 to 5 p.m. The group is made up of writers from varied writing backgrounds, genres, interests, goals and experience levels who work on memoirs, novels, short stories, poems, and more. Facilitated by published writer, Joan Caska. Features constructive feedback in a supportive setting. Free. Open to the public. For information, call (518) 993-4646.

Wednesday

∫ Teen writing and art group: Gloversville Public Library, 34 W. Fulton St., Gloversville, 3:30 p.m.

Museum

Ongoing

∫ Wildlife Sports Education Museum, Route 30, Vail Mills, open from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily now to Sept. 3. Admission: $10 for adults; $5 for youths.

Nightlife

Today

∫ The Ody Show: Lakeside Tavern and Marina, 306 Woods Hollow Road, Gloversville, 6 p.m. No cover.

∫ Dan Lynaugh: Partner’s Pub, 21 S. William St., Johnstown, 7 p.m. No cover.

Friday

∫ Doc Orloff Trio: The Tavern (formerly LaCucina), 1 Port Jackson Square, Amsterdam, 5 p.m. $20 per person.

Saturday

∫ Doc Orloff Blues Elixir: The Revival, 1441 Route 30, Wells, 7:30 p.m. $10 at the door; free for those younger than age 12. Refreshments.

∫ MaddHaus: Sport Island Pub and Restaurant, 108 Riverside Blvd., Northville, 9 p.m. $5 cover.

Sunday

∫ Vivi Lopez with the Wonderful Winos: Sport Island Pub, 108 Riverside Blvd., Northville, 8 pm. No cover.

Tuesday

∫ Aaron Mittler: Rustic Loft, 4740 Route 30, Amsterdam, 6 p.m. No cover.

Wednesday

∫ Aaron Mittler: Old Trail Inn, 232 N. Shore Road, Edinburg, 5:30 p.m. No cover.

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