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.

∫ Sandra J. Peters — photography artist of the month: Frothingham Free Library, 28 W. Main St., Fonda. The artwork exhibit can be viewed during library hours through Tuesday.

Author

Monday

∫ Richard H. Nilsen — Trying to Help People: Mysteries on Main Street, Johnstown, 4 p.m. Meet the author and book signing — poetry collection.

Benefit

Saturday

∫ Galaxy Band — annual American Legion luau: Robert Lee Walsh American Legion Post 337, 19 W. Main St., Broadalbin, 12:30 to 4 p.m. The event includes a barbecue — $8 per person, Chinese auction and music. The proceeds will benefit the legion’s scholarship fund

Concerts/ daytime music

Saturday

∫ Linda Lee and the Fox Creek Band: Pawling Hall, 86 N. Pawling St., Hagaman, 4 p.m. $10 cover. All are welcome.

∫ Moore 2 Music Entertainment and karaoke: Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, Gloversville, 4 p.m. There will be a karaoke contest. $20 to enter; $500 first place prize.

Dances

Wednesday

∫ 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.

Earth Day

Saturday

∫ Earth Day — clean energy fair: Sir William Johnson Park, Main Street, Johnstown, noon to 2 p.m. The event will include live music by Tom Simek and Our Secret Love Society and there will be pony rides. Cornell Cooperative Extension will have a master gardener; Venturing Crew 918 will participate and Boy Scout Troop 104 will hold a bottle drive.

Sunday

∫ Pilgrimage for creation care: Starting at Holy Trinity Church, Glebe Street, Johnstown, 1:30 to approximately 3:30 p.m.; First Presbyterian Church, South Market Street, Johnstown; St. John’s Episcopal Church, North Market Street, Johnstown,

Library

Today

∫ 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.

∫ Get stuck on stamps: Fort Plain Free Library, 19 Willett St., Fort Plain, 6:30 to 8 p.m. The library hosts an informal gathering for stamp lovers of all ages and experience levels. Free, drop-in group. Facilitated by stamp collector and American Philatelic Society member Keith Seeber. Open to the public. For information, call (518) 993-4646.

Nightlife

Today

∫ Matt Bosworth: Lakeside Tavern and Marina, 306 Woods Hollow Road, Gloversville, 7 p.m. No cover.

∫ Vinny Michaels: Partner’s Pub & Grill, 21 S. William St., Johnstown, 7 p.m. No cover.

Saturday

∫ The Rock Junkies: Aaron’s Irish Pub, 231 N. Main St., Gloversville, 9 p.m.

Swap shop

Saturday

∫ 42nd annual swap shop: Pine Tree Rifle Club, 419 Johnson Ave., Johnstown, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission: $5; free admission for youth ages 12 and younger. The event includes fishing, hunting, shooting, military — all outdoor gear bought, sold, traded.

Race

Saturday

∫ FM Family Fun Color Run fundraiser, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fulton-Montgomery Community College, 2805 Route 67, Johnstown. All proceeds go to “Little Haven Childcare Center” in Fonda. will include a variety of activities for kids and teens. Run tickets are $10 for adults — with every adult ticket purchased, a child age 10 and younger runs free. Additional kids are $5 and can be purchased at the event the morning of.

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