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.
∫ Winter art show: Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, Gloversville. Public can view the work from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Gallery admission is $5; free to PNAC members and children younger than 18. The show will hang through March 26.
∫ Cherie Batcher — glassware display: Frothingham Free Library, 28 W. Main St., Fonda. The artwork exhibit can be viewed during library hours through March.
Concerts/ daytime music
∫ Third Rail — St. Patrick’s Day show: Mayfield Grill, 8 School St., Mayfield, 4 p.m. No cover.
∫ Aaron Mittler: Stump City Brewing, 521 W. Fulton St. Extension, Gloversville, 12:30 p.m. No cover.
∫ 10th annual St. Patrick’s Day party with Mike Hays and Phil Skyler of MaddHaus and Andi, Bob, Tom and Phil of Skyler’s Dream Team: Aaron’s Irish Pub, 231 N. Main St., Gloversville, 2 p.m.
∫ Insolent Willies — St. Patrick’s Day bash: Meadowbrook Saloon, 119 Meadowbrook Road, Glen, 3 p.m.
∫ Kevin Shea and the Mayfield Rovers featuring traditional Irish music: Partner’s Pub & Grill, 21 S. William St., Johnstown, 3 p.m. No cover.
Concerts/ family friendly, alcohol free
∫ Keanen Stark and Orion Kribs with special guest Bill Ackerbauer: Dorn Space, 99 N. Main St., Gloversville, 7 p.m. $10 admission — cash only.
∫ 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.
∫ St. Patrick’s Day “CELTebration” from 3 to 6 p.m. North Main Street United Methodist Church, 316 N. Main St., Gloversville. The cost is free with monetary offering will be taken for the visiting dance troupes. Get your Irish on with an afternoon chock full of Celtic fun and a free Irish stew dinner. The event will feature presentations by two Irish Dance troupes and a Celtic craft. An audience-participation telling of “Stone Irish Stew,” and a free stew dinner will round out the evening. Those attending are asked to bring a carrot, onion, cabbage or potato to contribute to the stew, which will be cooked in the church kitchen and served at the Celtebration from 5 to 6 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended by calling the church office at (518) 725-7323 with a contact name, telephone number and the number of people in your party. Call Cheryl Bielli at (518) 725-6130 for more information on donating items needed for the stew or to help with Irish background music.
∫ 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.
Wednesday (each third Wednesday)
∫ Local History Round Table: Fort Plain Free Library, 19 Willett St., Fort Plain, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free, drop-in discussion group, hosted by the library. Share memories, family histories, vintage photo albums, post cards, memorabilia, scrapbooks and more. Facilitated by town and village historians. Open to the public. For information, call (518) 993-4646.
∫ Vinny Michaels: Lakeside Tavern and Marina, 306 Woods Hollow Road, Gloversville, 7 p.m. No cover.
∫ Kevin Alexander: Partner’s Pub & Grill, 21 S. William St., Johnstown, 7 p.m. No cover.
∫ Third Rail — St. Patrick’s Day show: The Saratoga Winery, 462 Route 29, Saratoga, 6 p.m. No cover.
∫ Bobby Motyl acoustic solo:Aaron’s Irish Pub, 231 N. Main St., Gloversville, 9 p.m.
∫ The Rock Junkies — St. Patrick’s party: Meadowbrook Saloon, 119 Meadowbrook Road, Glen, 9 p.m.
∫ Doc Orloff Duo: Loopie’s Pub, 410 Mohawk Drive, Tribes Hill, 7:30 p.m. No cover.
∫ Aaron Mittler: Rustic Loft, 4740 Route 30, Amsterdam, 6 p.m. No cover.
∫ Wells Central School Drama Club production of Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka Jr.”: Wells Central School, 1571 Route 30, Wells, 6:30 p.m.
∫ Wells Central School Drama Club production of Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka Jr.”: Wells Central School, 1571 Route 30, Wells, 2 p.m.