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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.

∫ Mary Ann Delany: Frothingham Free Library, 28 W. Main St., Fonda. The exhibit can be viewed during library hours through Nov. 30.

Children’s

Saturday

∫ Foothills Family Productions presents “The Prince and Princess Holiday tea party”: Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, Gloversville, noon. Tickets: $12 per person and must be purchased in advanced — seating is limited. For tickets call FFP at (518) 224-1083 or available at Vintage Cafe, Johnstown. The event for young boys and girls includes crafts, storytelling, songs, dances and a lunch tea party.

Concerts/ daytime music

Saturday

∫ Doc Orloff Blues Elixir: Mayfield Grill, 8 School St., Mayfield, 3 p.m. No cover.

Sunday

∫ Nancy Purcell: Mayfield United Methodist Church, 20 N. Main St., Mayfield, 1 p.m. Free will offering with light refreshments.

Festival

Saturday

∫ The second annual Festival of Wreaths – titled Christmas Stories — at the James Burk Inn, 200 S, William St., from 5 to 8 p.m. The Colonial-themed event will have a selection of unique wreaths for sale during the open house/festival. Admission to the festival is $15 and includes two drink tokens. Two tickets will cost $25. Festival tickets can be purchased in advance at Mysteries on Main Street, 144 W. Main St.; or by contacting festival organizer Helen Martin at (518) 762-7638. Tickets will also be available at the door. Proceeds go to the Johnstown Historical Society.

∫ Home for the Holidays in downtown Gloversville 4 to 6 p.m. The event, hosted by the Gloversville Downtown Business Improvement District will feature children’s crafts, window decorating contest among city merchants, an opportunity to meet santa. A tree lighting ceremony will be held at Castiglione Park, 53 N. Main St., at 6:15 p.m. The Glove theater will be giving out hot chocolate. The Gloversville Christmas Parade will follow the event.

Dances

Wednesday

∫ Free beginner lessons and dancing: Sharp Shooters Billards 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.

Nightlife

Friday

∫ Doc Orloff Duo: Double Eagle at Kingsboro Golf Club, Gloversville, 7 p.m. No cover.

∫ Moore 2 Music: Snowed Inn Bar, 375 Midline Road, Amsterdam, 8 p.m. No cover.

Saturday

∫ Steve Cowles: Loopie’s Pub, 410 Mohawk Drive, Tribes Hill, 8 p.m.

Parade

Saturday

∫ The fourth annual Gloversville Christmas Parade will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in downtown. The parade will being at the corner of North Main Street and continue down to South Main Street, stopping at the Gloversville Water Department.

Tree lighting

Friday

∫ The city of Amsterdam tree lighting ceremony at the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook, 1 Bridge St., from 4 to 8 p.m.

5K run/1.5K walk

Today

∫ The fourth annual Thanks4Giving 5k run/1.5k walk at Shuttleworth Park, 65 Crescent Ave., in Amsterdam at 9 a.m. The cost is $20 and registration is 7 to 8:45 a.m.

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