What’s To do?

Artwork

Friday

∫ Robyn Valentine featured artist — meet the artists reception: Micropolis Gallery, 30 N. Main St., Gloversville, 5 to 7 p.m. Valentine creates three-dimensional collages of metals, leather, fiber and cement. Paintings, drawings, pastels, photographs, fiber art, batik, mixed media, woodwork, glass, digital art, jewelry, pottery, woodland assemblages and fine art cards by Micropolis artists will also be on display. The show which is free and open to the public runs through June 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 5 p.m. Sunday.

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 May.

∫ Year of the Glove: Fulton-Montgomery Chamber of Commerce in the rotunda gallery, 2 N. Main St., Gloversville, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. The exhibition by the Fulton County middle and high school student art and essay competition, sponsored by the Fulton County historian and Fulton County Historical Society, will be on display through June 11.

Concerts/ family-friendly, alcohol free

Friday

∫ Dwayne “D-Dubb Experience” DeLong — classic pop and rock music concert: Dorn Space, 99 N. Main St., Gloversville, 7:30 p.m. Special free event.

∫ Organ variety concert with Dr. Eric Stroud, Pastor Mark Fowler and other area musicians: Trinity Lutheran Church, Route 10 north, Stone Arabia, 7 p.m. Free will offering and refreshments provided. Featured: Stroud’s presentation, organs, pipes and sounds, will play one selection on the 1901 Morey pipe organ using the original organ hand pump and will be playing pieces from 1720s to 1820s. Also featured organ duet, classical and cappella music.

Dances

Tuesday

∫ Line dance lessons: Rustic Loft, 4740 Route 30, Amsterdam, in the SawMill Pavilion. Beginners lessons and dancing, 7 to 9:30 p.m. $5 cover charge. Sue Kaupelis, instructor.

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.

Festivals

Saturday

∫ Cornhole Tournament — opening of the pavilion: Concordia Club, 128 Concordia Club Drive, Gloversville. $25 per team (coed teams only). Signups start at 10 a.m. and bags fly at 11 a.m. Contact Matthew Baldwin at (518) 339-4019 or Bradley Baldwin at (518) 848-4957. The event will include music by The Rock Junkies from 2 to 6 p.m.; food; 50-50 raffle; cash prizes for first, second and third place. Open to the public. No coolers.

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.

Saturday

∫ Craft and story hour: Gloversville Public Library, 58 E. Fulton St., Gloversville, 10:30 a.m. Free program.

Monday

∫ Author Anastasia Goodman — mystery series discussion: Gloversville Public Library, 58 E. Fulton St., Gloversville, 6:30 p.m. Free program. Refreshments to follow.

Wednesday

“The Notebook” by Nicholas Sparks — book discussion: Virginia Hosley Free Library, Route 30, Wells, 2 p.m. Copies of the book are available for check-out.

∫ 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.

Nightlife

Today

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

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

Friday

∫ Acoustic solo: Aaron’s Irish Pub, 231 N. Main St., Gloversville, 9 p.m.

Saturday

∫ HyGeer: Patricia’s, 32 S. Perry St., Johnstown, 8 p.m. No cover.

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