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.
∫ Dan Bridge: Micropolis Cooperative Art Gallery, 30 N. Main St., Gloversville. Micropolis member artists work on display will include paintings, drawings, pastels, photographs, fiber art, batik, mixed media, woodwork, glass, digital art, jewelry, pottery, woodland assemblages and fine art cards. Also on display will be the ceramics of Katie Santomartino, the newest member. The gallery, inside Mohawk Harvest, is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The show will run through February. For more information, go to www.MicropolisGallery.com.
∫ Sierra Steele — Fonda-Fultonville Central School student: Frothingham Free Library, 28 W. Main St., Fonda. The photography exhibit can be viewed during library hours through January.
∫ 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.
∫ 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.
∫ The Fort Plain Free Library, 19 Willett St., will host Julie Takacs, mixed media artist, who will present the series of altered books workshops from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The seating is limited so advance registration is suggested, according to a news release. She will walk participants through the steps for deconstruction and reconstruction of a book into their own work using mixed media techniques and a variety of art materials including paint and fabric. She maintains a practice through teaching and workshops at Mapletown Studio, Canajoharie. She is also an adjunct professor of graphic art and design at the State University of New York at Cobleskill and works part time as a graphic designer. For more information or to register, call (518) 993-4646. Follow the library on Facebook for updates.
∫ The Fort Plain Free Library, 19 Willett St., has a creative writing group which will meet from 3 to 5 p.m. in the local history room. The writers of all experience levels, styles, and genres are invited. The group is made up of authors from varied writing backgrounds, interests, and objectives. In addition to exercises, participants share their work on memoirs, novels, short stories, poems, and more. The event is facilitated by Joan Caska, published writer, and features constructive feedback. The forum is free and open to the public. For more information or a copy of the group’s Winter 2018 compilation, “Our Type of Story,” call (518) 993-4646 or visit the library.
∫ Vinny Michaels: Lakeside Tavern and Marina, 306 Woods Hollow Road, Gloversville, 7 p.m. No cover.
∫ Our Secret Love Society: Partner’s Pub, 21 S. William St., Johnstown, 7 p.m. No cover.
∫ Aaron Mittler: Rustic Loft, 4740 Route 30, Amsterdam, 6 p.m. No cover.
∫ Grilled sausage cooking class with instructor Andrew Dench, from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $25. Join Chef Dench as he teaches you how to make grilled sausage and peppers in vegetable gravy with stuffed jacket potatoes. This is a beginner’s class and all are welcome. Bring your appetite as eating is part of the class. To register visit pncreativeartscenter.org or call (518) 661-9932. Members receive a 20 percent discount.