What’s To do?

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.

Kathleen T. Oughton — quilt-fabric artwork: Frothingham Free Library, 28 W. Main St., Fonda. The work will be on display through September.

∫ 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 under 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

∫ Melissa Clark: Gloversville Farmers Market, Elm Street Pavilion, Gloversville, 9 a.m. Free.

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.

∫ The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, will have a six-week line dancing class from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sue Kaupelis will be the instructor. The cost is $45 for pre-registration; $55 at the door. Members receive a 20 percent discount — enter promotional code in the registration window. Starting with basic steps, the participants will learn simple line dances. This six-week class explores a variety of music genres, from country and pop to Celtic and Latin. Wear soft-soled, comfortable shoes. To register, visit pncreativeartscenter.org or call (518) 661-9932.

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

∫ Come join other writers from 5 to 6 p.m. and discuss what you’ve been working on at the Writer’s Group at Arkell Museum and Library, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. Free. Fore more information, call (518) 673-2314. Find inspiration and encourage other writers in the meantime. Meet at the large table in the Reading Room.

Friday

∫ Enthusiastic Kids’ Book Club: Gloversville Public Library, 34 W. Fulton St., Gloversville, 3:30 p.m.

∫ There will be a book and bake sale from noon to 7 p.m. at the Frothingham Free Library, 28 W. Main St, Fonda. We have a large selection of gently used books and DVDs. Don’t miss the delicious homemade baked goods.

∫ The Virginia Hosley Free Library, Route 30, will hold a book discussion of “The Rest of her Life” by Laura Moriarty at 2 p.m. in the library. This novel about how mothers and daughters can do damage to one another. The copies of “The Rest of her Life” are available for check out at the library, which is open from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. For more information, call Alice Megargle at (518) 924-2220.

Museum

Sunday

∫ Gloversville’s original Kingsboro settlement walking tour: Fulton County Museum, 237 Kingsboro Ave., Gloversville, 2 p.m. Free event.

Ongoing

Nightlife

Friday

∫ Doc Orloff Duo: Kingsboro Golf Club, 301 Kingsboro Ave., Gloversville, 7 p.m. No cover.

Events

Saturday

∫ A Tai Chi class will be offered 5 to 6 p.m. at 174 Shrine Road, Fultonville. The class will ask for a $15 donation to support the development of Holy Mountain Buddha Land, a non-profit organization with a great mission to better our community — world peace, human health, and religious harmony. For more information, call (518) 488-9398.

∫ The Amsterdam City Police Benevolent Association will be hosting its fifth annual cops and joggers 5k on Sept. 8 at the Amsterdam Riverlink Park. The entry fee is $20. The following is the schedule: At 8:30 a.m. the day of packet pickup and race registration will start; at 10 a.m. the race will start; custom made T-shirts will be provided to all pre-registered participants; post registrants while supplies last.

∫ A Chinese language class will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. at 174 Shrine Road, Fultonville. Experience the charm of Chinese culture. with an easy-to-learn Chinese language class. Cost $15. For more information, call (518) 488-9398.

Sunday

∫ There will be a free Not Just For Kids Storytelling at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, 129 Schoharie St., Fort Hunter from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nancy Marie Payne, Ruslan and Ludmila: Alexander Pushkin’s saga of majesty, magic and mayhem, Oh, My! Call (518) 829-7516 for more information.

Tuesday

∫ The Virginia Hosley Free Library, Route 30, will hold a book discussion of “The Rest of her Life” by Laura Moriarty at 2 p.m. in the library. This novel about how mothers and daughters can do damage to one another. The copies of “The Rest of her Life” are available for check out at the library, which is open from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. For more information, call Alice Megargle at (518) 924-2220.

Thursday

∫ There will be a Craft and Chat at Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Bring your current knitting or crochet project and chat with us! Ages 10 to adult. Free. Call (518) 673-2314 for more information.

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