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.
∫ Mary Ann Delany: Frothingham Free Library, 28 W. Main St., Fonda. The exhibit can be viewed during library hours through Nov. 30.
∫ Holiday Art and Craft Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Arkell Museum and Library, 2 Erie Blvd. in Canajoharie. This year, the fair will feature artisan craft vendors, a used book sale, Girl Scout bake sale, free family activities and a children’s toy and winter clothing drive to benefit the Salvation Army Toys for Tots program. The Palatine Literary Society will also be hosting a luncheon to benefit its award to a graduating senior.
∫ Chocolate festival and Christmas craft fair at the Mayfield United Methodist Church, 19 N. Main St. in Gloversville, from 9 a.m. to noon. Chocolate confections from candy to cakes will be available for sample and purchase and complimentary hot chocolate and free samples will be given out while they last. A variety of Christmas decorations, refurbished toys and hand-crafted items will be for sale.
∫ Soroptimist 37th annual craft fair 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gloversville High School, 199 Lincoln St. A bake sale and food concession will be available. Admission will be $2 for adults and free for children younger than 12. Proceeds will go toward scholarships to students and other area programs.
Concerts/ daytime music
∫ Linda Lee and the Fox Creek Band: Pawling Hall, 86 N. Pawling St., Hagaman, 4 p.m. $10 cover. All are welcome.
∫ Nancy VanDenburgh, Nancy Purcell and Bob Kilmer Duo — 110th Anniversary open house: Willing Helpers’ Home, 1:30 to 4 p.m. The event includes a quilt raffle, basket raffle and refreshments.
∫ Christmas in November Holiday Home Tour, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Amsterdam presented by St. Mary’s Healthcare Auxiliary. Tour a variety of local homes decked out for Christmas. Tour tickets are $25 at the door, $20 in advance. Tickets for children 12 and younger are $8. Tickets available at: St. Mary’s Healthcare Gift Shops (Guy Park and Memorial Campus), Bloomfield’s Florist, June’s Cards and Gifts, Damiano’s Florist, J. Fine Jewelers in Gloversville, Studio Herbage Florist in Johnstown, White Cottage Gardens and the day of the event at the homes and the Carondelet Pavilion Auditorium
Following the tour, please join the auxiliary at the Carondelet Pavilion Auditorium for desserts, basket raffles, vendors, Auxiliary Boutique.
∫ 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.
∫ David Engel: Pirate School for Kids at the Gloversville Public Library, 58 E. Fulton St., 11 a.m. to noon. Join the madcap, swashbuckling one-man family vaudeville show.
∫ Steve Cowles: Partner’s Pub, 21 S. William St., Johnstown, 7 p.m. No cover.
∫ Third Rail: Patricia’s, 32 S. Perry St., Johnstown, 9 p.m. No cover.
∫ Bleecker Community Church Thanksgiving potluck dinner, 6 p.m., at North Main Street United Methodist Church 316 N. Main Gloversville. Entrance off the Seventh Avenue side.
∫ Thanksgiving to Remember, hosted by Change of 1 ministry, Fulmont Community Church, 16 W. Fulton St. in Gloversville, 4:45 to 7 p.m. This year the venue has changed, we will be having the meal at Fulmont Community Church this year in the basement Dining Hall.
∫ Free Thanksgiving breakfast at the Gloversville Senior Center, 53 Church St., 9 to 10 a.m.
∫ Twin Cities Council of Church free Thanksgiving dinner for up to five per household. Take out or delivery. Given out at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 153 S. Main St. Dinner reservations need to be made until 6 p.m. Monday by calling Sharon at (518) 762-4477. No calls on Sunday. If the line is busy, leave a name, delivery address, number of meals and phone number. Volunteers needed for a variety of tasks on the day of or before. Volunteers should notify by phone, as soon as possible, Kaye Jones at (518) 752-5792 or Marilyn Muzzi at (518) 762-9201.