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.

∫ 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 Tuesday.

∫ Robyn Valentine — “1825 Days of Survival”: Micropolis Gallery, 30 N. Main St., Gloversville. 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 are also 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.

Author

Friday

∫ Gloversville novelist Bill Blodgett — Writers Circle’s author luncheon: Gloversville Senior Center, 53 Church St., Gloversville, 11 a.m. to noon. Blodgett will discuss the work he has done. A luncheon of pizza, tossed salad, fruit, and homemade dessert follows. Open to the public. $5 payable at door. Reservations appreciated. To reserve, call Ellie DiScioscia at (518) 725-0923.

Benefit

Friday

∫ Johnstown 50 Plus Club garage sale to benefit the family and Drew Hale of Johnstown, age 8, who is recovering from brain tumor surgery, rain or shine: Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., Johnstown, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event includes various items, hot dogs, chili and cold beverages.

Concerts/ family-friendly, alcohol free

Friday

∫ Ed Smyth’s Greek Comedy Hour with special guest Nick Heupel: Dorn Space, 99 N. Main St., Gloversville, 7:30 p.m. $10 admission — cash at door only.

Saturday

∫ Gary Van Slyke: The Rice Homestead, 328 Riceville Road, Mayfield, 1 p.m. Admission is free. The rain venue is Mayfield Methodist Church.

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

∫ Mayfield Historical Society — 37th annual Strawberry Festival at the Rice Homestead, 328 Riceville Road, Mayfield, noon to 4 p.m. The event will include strawberry shortcake; music by Gary Van Slyke; free tours of the home and Loom Room; the digital video disc, “Harnessing Nature: Building the Great Sacandaga” will be available for sale. The rain venue is the Mayfield Methodist Church.

Lecture

Wednesday

∫ Anita Sanchez — Adirondack Mountain Club’s Foothills Chapter: Gloversville Senior Center, 53 Church St., Gloversville, 7 p.m. Sanchez will discuss the value of poison ivy. Sanchez has written two books on the subject — one is for children, “Leaflets Three” and one for adults, “In Praise of Poison Ivy.”

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.

Monday

∫ Tamarack — old time fiddle concert: Gloversville Public Library, 58 E. Fulton St., Gloversville, 6:30 p.m. Free program.

Wednesday

∫ Historical presentation — Saving the USS Slater: Gloversville Public Library, 58 E. Fulton St., Gloversville, 5:30 p.m. Free event.

Nightlife

Today

∫ Padraic Decker: 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

∫ Vinny Michaels Band: Patricia’s, 32 S. Perry St., Johnstown, 8 p.m.

∫ Half Step: Aaron’s Irish Pub, 231 N. Main St., Gloversville, 9:30 p.m.

Saturday

∫ Doc Orloff Duo: The Boathouse, 2090 Route 10, Caroga Lake, 8 p.m. No cover.

Show

Friday

∫ Featured artist Kathryn Greenwold — 24th annual quilt show: Mayfield Central Presbyterian Church, 22 N. Main St., Mayfield, 4 to 8 p.m. Greenwold will present a program on “bed turning” at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 and includes re-admission on Saturday. There will be sandwiches, cookies and beverage, vendors and Fulton-Montgomery Quilt Barn Square Trail display.

Saturday

∫ Featured artist Kathryn Greenwold — 24th annual quilt show: Mayfield Central Presbyterian Church, 22 N. Main St., Mayfield, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission this day only is $3. There will be Presbyterian hamburger soup, sandwiches, cookies and beverage and Fulton-Montgomery Quilt Barn Square Trail display.

Theater

Friday

∫ Over the River and Through the Woods by Joe DiPietro: Colonial Little Theatre, 1 Colonial Court, Johnstown, 7 p.m. Cost: $12 per ticket. For reservations, call (518) 762-4325.

Saturday

∫ Over the River and Through the Woods by Joe DiPietro: Colonial Little Theatre, 1 Colonial Court, Johnstown, 7 p.m. Cost: $12 per ticket. For reservations, call (518) 762-4325.

Sunday

∫ Over the River and Through the Woods by Joe DiPietro: Colonial Little Theatre, 1 colonial Court, Johnstown, 2 p.m. matinee. Cost: $12 per ticket. For reservations, call (518) 762-4325.

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