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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.

∫ Fourth annual New York state summer art show: Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, Gloversville, with artists from across the state. The artwork will be on display through Wednesday. The public is welcome to view the show from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Open to the public; free will donations will be accepted — (518) 661-9932.

∫ Photography: An A to Z Scavenger Hunt — Linda Buckman, Trisha Johnson and Cindy Sagendorph: Frothingham Free Library, 28 W. Main St., Fonda. The artwork exhibit can be viewed during library hours. The work will be on display through October.

Author

Saturday

∫ Author Richard Nilsen — Writer’s Block workshops: Johnstown Public Library, 38 S. Market St., Johnstown, 10:30 a.m. Registration preferred — call the library at (518) 762-8317.

Concerts/ family-friendly, alcohol free

Friday

∫ The Ethan Ullman Comedy Show — Devo Spice: Dorn Space, 99 N. Main St., Gloversville, 8 p.m. $10 admission — cash at door only.

Crafts

Saturday

∫ The 8th annual Soup Tasting and Craft Fair on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Van Alstyne Homestead, 42 Moyer St. Seasonal crafts, harvest specialities from local growers, artist displays and soups donated by local chefs and eateries. Raffles, live music and museum tours. Admission is $10 for adults.

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.

Fundraiser

Sunday

∫ The 8th annual Moosefest will be held at the Johnstown Moose Family Center 1185, 109 S. Comrie Ave., from 1 to 5 p.m. Moosefest is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Moose. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 7 to 12 and free for children 6 and younger. Ticket includes food, draft beer, boxed wine and soda. Raffles and music.

Historic fundraiser

Saturday

∫ Evening at the 1747 Nellis Tavern: 1747 Nellis Tavern, 7355 Route 5, St. Johnsville, 4 to 7 p.m. Donation $20 per person. The event will include craft beer, cider, soups, bread, dessert, period music and candlelight. RSVP by calling (518) 568-2997.

Lecture

Monday

∫ Mayfield Historical Society hosting David Brooks — “15 Miles on the Sacandaga Canal?”: Mayfield Central Presbyterian Church, 22 N. Main St., 7 p.m. Free admission; refreshments served. Brooks is the education director of the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site.

Library

Today

∫ Friends story time: Gloversville Public Library, 58 E. Fulton St., Gloversville, 10:30 a.m. Story time is held every Thursday. All programs are free to the public.

∫ 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.

Friday

∫ Bright Sideup hosting a special preschool story hour — “A Pair of Socks”: Gloversville Public Library, 58 E. Fulton St., Gloversville, 10:30 a.m.

Monday

∫ Sonny and Perly musical duo: Gloversville Public Library, 58 E. Fulton St., Gloversville, 6 p.m. Free concert. The concert kicks off the Friends of the library week celebrations.

Nightlife

Today

∫ Johnstown 50 Plus Club open mic night: Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., Johnstown, 6 p.m. Those who will be performing are to be at the center by 5:30 p.m. to get a spot on the evening performance list. Free entertainment; free refreshments.

∫ Vinny Michaels: Lakeside Tavern and Marina, 306 Woods Hollow Road, Gloversville, 6 p.m. No cover.

∫ Our Secret Love Society: Partner’s Pub & Grill, 21 S. William St., Johnstown, 7 p.m. No cover.

Friday

∫ Friday Afternoon Club (Phil, Andi and Bob): Aaron’s Irish Pub, 231 N. Main St., Gloversville, 6 p.m.

∫ Moore 2 Music: Robin’s Nest, 230 Steevers Mills Road, Broadalbin, 8 p.m. No cover.

Saturday

∫ Doc Orloff Duo: Loopies Pub, 410 Mohawk Drive, Tribes Hill, 8 p.m. No cover.

∫ Moore 2 Music: Meadowbrook Saloon, 119 Meadowbrook Road, Fultonville, 9 p.m. $5 cover.

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