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 Monet canvas and fabric artwork: Frothingham Free Library, 28 W. Main St., Fonda. The exhibit can be viewed during library hours through October.
∫ 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
∫ The Doghouse Carpenters: Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market, 30 N. Main St., Gloversville, noon. No cover.
∫ Linda Lee and the Fox Creek Band: Pawling Hall, 86 N. Pawling St., Hagaman, 4 p.m. $10 cover. All are welcome.
∫ 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.
∫ Fall Fest presented by the Gloversville Recreation Commission at Trail Station park, 109 W. Fulton St., in the city from noon to 4 p.m. A children’s costume parade and trick-or-treating will be held at 4:30 p.m. Vendors, pumpkin decorating for sale food and a variety of children’s activities will all be available.
∫ Harvest Feast at Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd. Canajoharie, 6 p.m. food prepared by the Chefs’ Consortium, a group of New York chefs dedicated to promoting locally grown farm-fresh food. Beverages include local beer and sweet cider, sparkling water and wine. The museum galleries will be open for Harvest Feast. Purchase Harvest Feast tickets in advance at the museum, over the phone (518-673-2314, Ext. 105), or online from its website.
∫ Fall Harvest Festival, Old Fort Johnson, intersection of Routes 5 and 67 in Fort Johnson, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open house with outdoor baking, fresh apple cider pressing and other family activities. Food available for purchase. Take advantage of the last chance of the season to visit the museum and 1918 exhibit. Free admission all day, although donations are always welcome.
∫ Glen Harvest Fest at Conservancy Hall, 1538 Route 161 in Glen, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. hosted by the conservancy and the 77th NY Regimental Balladeers. Live music, face painting, pumpkin painting and period games.
∫ Our Lady of Martyrs Shrine Gala at the shrine, 136 Shrine Road in Fultonville, 5 p.m. An evening celebration and thanksgiving as they honor the North American Martyr’s. 5 p.m. Mass and 6:30 p.m. dinner, silent auction and cash bar.
∫ “Afternoon at the Tavern” hosted by the Palatine Settlement Society at 1747 Nellis Tavern, Route 5 in St. Johnsville, 1 to 4 p.m. Wolf Hollow beer, Rogers Cideryard cider, soup and bread. Tickets are $15 per person and available in advance with a limited number of tickets available at the door. For information or tickets, call Judi at (518) 568-2997 or Joan at (518) 842-6400.
∫ Barbara Neznek, Master Herbalist — Local Medicinal Herbs: Mayfield Central Presbyterian Church, 22 N. Main St., Mayfield, 7 p.m. Free admission. Refreshments will be served. The presentation will include herbs for the cold and flu season.
∫ 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.
∫ Vinny Michaels: Lakeside Tavern and Marina, 306 Woods Hollow Road, Gloversville, 6 p.m. No cover.
∫ Matthew Bosworth: Partner’s Pub, 21 S. William St., Johnstown, 7 p.m. No cover.
∫ Moore 2 Music: Snowed Inn Bar, 375 Midline Road, Amsterdam, 8 p.m. No cover.
∫ Aaron Mittler: Rustic Loft, 4740 Route 30, Amsterdam, 6 p.m. No cover.
∫ Aaron Mittler: Old Trail Inn, 232 N. Shore Road, Edinburg, 5:30 p.m. No cover.