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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.

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

∫ 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.

Comedy

Saturday

∫ Comedy show and dinner: Broadalbin Hotel, 59 W. Main St., Broadalbin, 7 p.m. for dinner, 9 p.m. for show. $40 per person (price does not include tax or gratuity).

Concerts/daytime music

Saturday

∫ The Insolent Willies: Cycle Adirondack Harvester event: Johnson Hall, Johnstown, noon to 3 p.m. Free admission for music.

∫ Linda Lee and the Fox Creek Band: Pawling Hall, 86 N. Pawling St., Hagaman, 4 p.m. $10 cover. All are welcome.

∫ Third Rail — “Not Past Your Bedtime” music season at the Mayfield Grill. Music starts at 3 p.m. No cover.

Sunday

∫ Nancy Purcell — Those were the Days concert: Mayfield United Methodist Church, Mayfield, 1 p.m. Free concert. Meet and greet and complimentary dessert reception follows the concert.

Cycling Tour

Saturday

∫ The Harvester Cycling Tour, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Johnson Hall State Historic Site. The event is a family road cycling event that will be based at Johnson Hall State Historic Site and feature the agricultural landscape and history of Fulton County and the southern Adirondacks. All cycling routes will start and finish at Johnson Hall. In between, guests will experience rural roads offering an up-close look at the landscape of the Mohawk Valley and southern Adirondacks. Registration will include light breakfast options at Johnson Hall. Following the ride, a finish line barbecue will be held at Johnson Hall. The barbecue will also feature local craft beers, ciders and live entertainment from The Insolent Willies from noon to 3 p.m. The finish line barbecue and entertainment is a community event open to all which flows perfectly into the annual Bacon Jam set for later that afternoon in downtown Gloversville, the news release stated.

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.

Festivals

Saturday

∫ Bacon Jam festival: Farmers Market pavilion, Elm Street, Gloversville, 4 to 8 p.m. The event will include bacon-centric food, community groups and beer garden. Entrance is free — beer garden entrance fee is $5. Bring lawn chairs. The live music schedule: Craic Agus Ceol, 4 to 5 p.m.; Michelle King, 5 to 6 p.m.; Our Secret Love Society, 6 to 7 p.m.; The Insolent Willies, 7 to 8 p.m.

History

Saturday

∫ Interrupted Harvest 1778: The raid begins, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Fort Klock Historic Restoration, Route 5 in St. Johnsville. “Devastating raids have begun, and refugees, both ‘Patriot’ and ‘Loyalist’ are impacting valley communities.” See renenactments, meet authors Gavin Watt and Jennifer DeBruin, and attend their presentations in the Forts Dutch Barn.

Library

Today

∫ 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.

Nightlife

Today

∫ 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.

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