What’s To do?
∫ 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 Labor Day. 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.
∫ David Pietrusza — The Writers Circle Author Luncheon: Senior Citizens Service Center of Gloversville and Fulton County, 53 Church St., Gloversville, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open to public. $5 payable at the door. Reservations appreciated at (518) 725-0923.
∫ Canada vs. Adirondack amateur boxing: Lanzi’s on the Lake, 1751 Route 30, Mayfield, 2 p.m. — doors open 1 p.m. VIP tickets: $250; tickets, $15. There will be 12 bouts to include Richard Hogan, Zappone, Frances Hogan, Anthony Bailey and Noberto Santiago (subject to change).
Concerts/ daytime music
∫ Durey Creek Bluegrass Band: Caroga Farmers Market, Sherman’s, Caroga Lake, 3 p.m. Free.
∫ Amanda and Joe: Gloversville Farmers Market, Elm Street Pavilion, Gloversville, 9 a.m. Free.
∫ Aaron Mittler: The Boathouse of Caroga Lake, 2090 Route 10, Caroga Lake, 9:30 a.m. No cover.
∫ Don Hoffman: Sport Island Pub and Restaurant, 108 Riverside Blvd., Northville, 2 p.m. No Cover.
∫ Dominic Megna and Pete Jurgensen Duo: Lakeside Tavern and Marina, 306 Woods Hollow Road, Gloversville, 4 p.m. No cover.
∫ Joe’s Boys — music and dancing: Amsterdam Elks Lodge 101, 8 Fourth Ave., Amsterdam, 7 p.m. — doors open 5:30 p.m. Admission: $10 at the door includes free snacks. Desserts and ice cream can be purchased.
∫ 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.
∫ 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.
∫ “Joy of Coloring” adult craft of coloring and listening to Native American music: Gloversville Public Library, 34 W. Fulton St., Gloversville, 1:30 p.m. Registration is requested.
∫ “Joy of Coloring” adult craft of coloring and listening to classic rock: Gloversville Public Library, 34 W. Fulton St., Gloversville, 5:30 p.m. Registration is requested.
∫ “Libraries Rock” sing-along with Beth Jacobs: In the children’s room at the Gloversville Public Library, 34 W. Fulton St., Gloversville, 10:30 a.m.
∫ Local History Round Table: Fort Plain Free Library, 19 Willett St., Fort Plain, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free, drop-in discussion group, hosted by the library. Share memories, family histories, vintage photo albums, post cards, memorabilia, scrapbooks and more. Facilitated by town and village historians. Open to the public. For information, call (518) 993-4646.
∫ The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Auriesville Shrine picnic pavilion, 8 p.m. Free. In case of inclement weather, the movie will be shown in the Visitors Center. The family movie night is presented by the Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Martyrs Shrine Council 16861.
∫ “The Good Lie” with Reese Witherspoon: The North Country Bible Fellowship, 132 Elm Lake Road, Speculator, 7 p.m. Free movie, popcorn, beverages and snacks.
∫ MaryJean Cleland and Maria Simone — organic convergence: Caroga Historical Museum, 145 London Bridge Road, Caroga Lake, 7 to 9 p.m. The exhibit runs through Aug. 26.
∫ Wildlife Sports Education Museum, Route 30, Vail Mills, open from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily June 15 to Sept. 3. Admission: $10 for adults; $5 for youths.
∫ Steve Cowles: 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.
∫ Annie and the Hedonists — Johnstown Midsummer Concert Series: Charles Jenner Bandshell, West Main Street, Johnstown, 7 p.m. In case of rain, the show will take place inside St. John’s Episcopal Church, next to bandshell.
∫ J-Music Pocket Band with Patrick Bartley Jr. — Caroga Lake Music Festival: Nick Stoner Inn, 1810 Route 10, Caroga Lake, 10 p.m. Free.
∫ Doc Orloff Blues Elixir: Sport Island Pub and Restaurant, 108 Riverside Blvd., Northville, 9 p.m. $5 cover.
∫ Annie and the Hedonists: Village Marina, St. Johnsville, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free to public.
∫ Aaron Mittler: Rustic Loft, 4740 Route 30, Amsterdam, 6 p.m. No cover.
∫ Durey Creek Bluegrass Band: Caroga Chapel, 106 Chapel Road, Caroga Lake, 7 p.m. Free.
∫ Bob Boyer: Old Trail Inn, 232 N. Shore Road, Edinburg, 5:30 p.m. No cover.
∫ Gloversville Civic Band — last concert: Melchior Park, Kingsboro Avenue, Gloversville, 7 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Free concert. Rainsite, Lexington Center, 127 E. State St., Gloversville.
∫ Rodeo: Paradise Ranch, 3124 Route 29A, Caroga Lake. The cost is $10 per person; $5 for ages 7 to 12; and free for children younger than age 7. The rodeo will feature bull riding, barrel racing, break-away roping, sheep riding, dollar catch, chute dropping and banana eating contest. For more information, call (518) 848-9534.