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.
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 younger than 18. The show will hang until Tuesday.
∫ 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.
∫ Stories Behind the Stones — living history walking tour to benefit the Johnstown Historical Society: Johnstown Cemetery, North Perry Street, Johnstown. Costumed guides will lead tour groups — tours are scheduled for 1, 1:20 and 1:40 p.m. Attendees should wear comfortable shoes. Admission is $10; and free for children younger than 12. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event. The rain date will be Sunday.
∫ The Insolent Willies — benefit for homeless veterans: H.C. Smith Benefit Club, 538 Crum Creek Road, St. Johnsville, 2 p.m. Tickets: $15.
Saturday and Sunday
∫ The Eagle Mills Art and Craft Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the mill, 383 County Highway 138 in Broadalbin. More than 100 crafters will be on hand. Admission is free and on premises parking is $5 per car.
Concerts/ daytime music
∫ Amanda and Joe: Gloversville Farmers Market, Elm Street Pavilion, 9 a.m. Free. This is the last one for the season.
∫ Bill Ackerbauer, Our Secret Love Society, Michelle King and others: GHNIC Music on the Porch Day, Melchior Park, Gloversville, 1 p.m. Tickets online at musicontheporch.brownpapertickets.com.
∫ 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 Lexington Foundation’s Night Out at the Paul Nigra Center, 2736 Route 30, 6 to 9 p.m.
∫ 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.
∫ Fred Rogers — Won’t You Be My Neighbor?: North Country Bible Fellowship, Elm Lake Road, Speculator, 7 p.m. Free movie; free refreshments will be served.
∫ Vinny Michaels: 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.
∫ DJ Jukebox Jim and karaoke: Ponderosa Pines Resort, North Shore Road, Edinburg, 9 p.m.
∫ Legends Band: Patricia’s, 32 S. Perry St., Johnstown, 9:30 p.m. No cover.
∫ Aaron Mittler: Rustic Loft, 4740 Route 30, Amsterdam, 6 p.m. No cover.
∫ Aaron Mittler: Old Trail Inn, 232 North Shore Road, Edinburg, 5:30 p.m. No cover.
∫ Kelly Yacobucci Farquhar, Montgomery County historian walking tour in the village of Canajoharie. Attendees will meet at the bank (corner of Route 10 and Mohawk Street), 11 a.m. Sensible shoes are recommended. This is a free program. The tour will highlight various sites associated with the African Americans who lived in the area during the 19th century, as well as potential abolitionist activity.