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 Friday.
∫ 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.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
∫ Fifth annual holiday exhibit of themed Christmas trees — last weekend: Schine Memorial Hall, 40 N. Main St., Gloversville, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Entrance is adjacent to Storto Gloves — take elevator to the third floor.
∫ Holiday Open House at Johnson Hall State Historic Site, 139 Hall Ave., from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Annual event featuring holiday decorations, period music, horse-drawn wagon rides, and holiday gift-shopping, with historic chocolate-making, mulled cider and cookies served fireside in the slaves quarter. Held in conjunction with Johnstown’s Colonial Stroll activities. Free admission. Donations to help support the event will be greatly appreciated.
∫ Johnstown “Home for the Holidays” parade and Colonial Stroll starting at 6:30 p.m. in downtown. Meet Santa in the park will immediately follow the parade for the annual Christmas tree lighting (See page 3 for parade lineup)
∫ 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. (See page 3 for parade lineup)
Saturday and Sunday
∫ 27th annual Christmas Open House at Rice Homestead, 328 Riceville Road in Mayfield, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Put on by the Mayfield Historical Society, the event will feature an old-fashioned Christmas with hot mulled cider and cookies, music in the Victorian Parlor, lovely seasonal decorations, its famous homemade pie sale, tours of the home, and weaving and spinning demonstrations in The Loom Room. The musical entertainment on Saturday will be Gary VanSlyke from 1 to 3 p.m. and on Sunday Bill Wemple from 1 to 3 p.m. Admission and refreshments are free.
∫ 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.
∫ Matt Bosworth: Lakeside Tavern and Marina, 306 Woods Hollow Road, Gloversville, 6 p.m. No cover.
∫ Our Secret Love Society: Partner’s Pub, 21 S. William St., Johnstown, 7 p.m. No cover.
∫ The Doghouse Carpenters: Dorn Space, 99 N. Main St., Gloversville, 8 p.m. $7 cover.
∫ Whiskey Creek Band: Patricia’s, 32 S. Perry St., Johnstown, 9 p.m. No cover.
∫ “A Christmas Carol”: Gloversville High School auditorium, Gloversville, 7 p.m. on Friday and 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday. General admission is $5.