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.
Concerts/ daytime music
∫ Melissa Clark: Gloversville Farmers Market, Elm Street Pavilion, Gloversville, 9 a.m. Free.
∫ Linda Lee and the Fox Creek Band: Pawling Hall, 86 N. Pawling St., Hagaman, 4 p.m. $10 cover.
∫ Bob Boyer: Sport Island Pub and Restaurant, 108 Riverside Blvd., Northville, 2 p.m. No cover.
∫ The Sophisticats: Lakeside Tavern and Marina, 306 Woods Hollow Road, Gloversville, 4 p.m. No cover.
∫ 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.
∫ Get stuck on stamps: Fort Plain Free Library, 19 Willett St., Fort Plain, 6:30 to 8 p.m. The library hosts an informal gathering for stamp lovers of all ages and experience levels. Free, drop-in group. Facilitated by stamp collector and American Philatelic Society member Keith Seeber. Open to the public. For information, call (518) 993-4646.
∫ 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.
∫ “All Saints” with John Corbett: 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. The exhibit runs through Sunday.
∫ 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.
∫ J. Marco Johnson: 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.
∫ Doc Orloff Duo: Wolf Hollow Brewery, 6882 Amsterdam Road, Glenville, 7 p.m.
∫ Third Rail: Old Trail Inn, 232 N. Shore Road, Edinburg, 8 p.m. No cover.
∫ Doc Orloff Blues Elixir: The Caboose, 99 1/2 W. Fulton St., Gloversville, 9 p.m.
∫ Third Rail — Master Cylinders: Siro’s, 168 Lincoln Ave., Saratoga after Travers Race, approximately 6:30 p.m.
∫ Daryl Kosinski & Friends — Song Soup: Glen Conservancy, 1538 Route 161, Glen, 7:30 p.m.
∫ 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 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.