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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 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.

Book signing

Saturday

∫ Lucy Ladd Stratton and Sandy Nellis Lane — “The Trail of the Wild Flowers” 1884-1916″ at Mysteries on Main Street, 144 W. Main St., Johnstown, 1 to 3 p.m. Stranton, a Victorian woman who hiked 6,000 miles to find the flowers for the 1568 water colors, now at the Library of Congress.

Breakfast

Tuesday

∫ United Way Kick Off Breakfast at the Holiday Inn of Johnstown-Gloversville, 308 N. Comrie Ave., 7:30 to 9 a.m. Pay as you will. Breakfast to celebrate the kick off of the United Way’s annual Community Campaign. Please RSVP to Lisa Pfeiffer (518)725-9817.

Concerts/daytime music

Saturday

∫ Linda Lee and the Fox Creek Band: Johnstown Moose Lodge, 109 S. Comrie Ave., Johnstown. $10 cover. Public welcome.

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.

Festival

Saturday

∫ 7th annual Soup Tasting, Craft Fair And Harvest Festival at the Van Alstyne Homestead Society and Museum, 42 Moyer St. in Canajoharie from 1 to 4 p.m. Soups donated by local chefs, and eateries, fall seasoned crafts available by vendors, and harvest specialties grown by local producers. There will also be local and international artists on hand with their works on display. Live music will be performed by the Jan Cronkhite Trio (in the century old ballroom), museum tours will be available, as well as a 50/50 raffle. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 6 to 10 years of age (children 5 years of age and younger are free).

Halloween

Saturday

∫ Second Halloween parade: Brown’s Ford, Johnstown, noon. Best costumes. Prizes for birth to age 6; and children ages 7 to 12.

Library

Today

∫ 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

Friday

∫ Bobby “Badfinger” Motyl: Broadalbin Hotel, 59 W. Main St., Broadalbin, 8 p.m. Free event.

Saturday

∫ Rough-n-Real Band: Robin’s Nest, 230 Stevers Mills Road, Broadalbin, 8 p.m. $5 cover.

∫ No Limit: Gloversville Moose, 140 E. State St., Gloversville, 8 p.m. No cover. All are welcome — open to the public.

Theater

Friday

“Dial M for Murder”: Colonial Little Theatre, 1 Colonial Court, Johnstown, 7 p.m. $12 for all tickets. Reservations suggested by calling (518) 762-4325.

Saturday

“Dial M for Murder”: Colonial Little Theatre, 1 Colonial Court, Johnstown, 7 p.m. $12 for all tickets. Reservations suggested by calling (518) 762-4325.

Sunday

“Dial M for Murder”: Colonial Little Theatre, 1 Colonial Court, Johnstown, 2 p.m. $12 for all tickets. Reservations suggested by calling (518) 762-4325.

Tour

Saturday and Sunday

∫ Ghosts of the Past tour at Amsterdam City Hall, 2 Hewitt St. from 6 to 9 p.m. Tour starts at City Hall and includes the Green Hill Cemetery. Ticket holders must check-in at the lobby; please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the time of your tour. Tours will begin at 6 p.m. both evenings with a new tour departing approximately every 30 minutes until 8:30 p.m. Tours will last approximately one hour. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended. Attendees are invited to enjoy free Halloween refreshments at City Hall. Tour tickets are $10 for adult and $5 for children 10 years old and younger. Tickets are on sale at The Book Hound, 16 Main St., and Damiano’s Flowers, 2 Hewitt St., in Amsterdam. Tickets must be purchased in advance to guarantee accommodation. Unsold tickets — if any remain — will be available at the door for that evening’s tours. Each tour is limited to a maximum of 24 guests.