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What’s To do?

Artwork

Friday

∫ Meet the artists: Sacandaga Valley Arts Network Gallery and Gift Shop, 303 S. Main St., Northville, is hosting a summer reception to meet its SVAN artists and see their new rotation of work. Light refreshments and beverages will be served, 4 to 7 p.m.

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.

∫ First membership art show exhibit: Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, Gloversville, featuring only the work of its member artists, through July 17. The works on display include paintings, photography, sculpture and fiber art. The public is welcome to view the show from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The gallery admission is $5; and free to Nigra Arts Center.

Comedy

Friday

∫ Ed Smyth’s Geek Comedy Hour: Dorn Space, 99 N. Main St., Gloversville. Will Phillips, a self-proclaimed “recovering pessimist,” will perform at Ed Smyth’s Geek Comedy Hour at 7:30 p.m. Admission will be $10 cash at the door.

Concerts/

daytime music

Today

∫ Bobby Motyl: Sport Island Pub and Restaurant, 108 Riverside Blvd., Northville, 3 p.m. No cover.

∫ Vintage Brothers Band: The Boathouse of Caroga Lake, 2090 Route 10, Caroga Lake, starts 4 p.m.

Sunday

∫ Aaron Mittler: Sport Island Pub and Restaurant, 108 Riverside Blvd., Northville, 3 p.m. No Cover.

∫ Padraic Decker: Lakeside Tavern and Marina, 306 Woods Hollow Road, Gloversville, 4 p.m. No cover.

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.

Festivals

Saturday

∫ Independence Day Fest: Riverlink Park and the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook Bridge, Amsterdam, 6 to 10 p.m. The event includes Scotty Nut Nut Entertainment at MVGOB, 6 p.m.; patriotic paddle with down; watercolor class at Riverlink Park, both 6 to 8 p.m.; Whiskey Highway at Riverlink Park, 7 p.m.

Fireworks

Today

∫ Lanzi’s on the Lake, 1751 Route 30, Mayfield, at dusk.

Saturday

∫ At end of Independence Day Fest — fireworks over Erie Canal, Amsterdam, 9:30 p.m.

Movie

Tuesday

“The Least of These”: North Country Bible Fellowship, 132 Elm Lake Road, Speculator, 7 p.m. Free movie, free popcorn, free beverages, free snacks. Everyone is invited. The movie is rated PG-13 — parental guidance — some material may be inappropriate for children under age 13.

Nightlife

Today

∫ Vinny Michaels: 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

∫ J. Marco Johnson: Lakeside Tavern and Marina, 306 Woods Hollow Road, Gloversville, 7 p.m. No cover.

∫ Doc Orloff Duo: The Pines at Sacandaga Golf Course, 126 Pine Ave., Northville, 7 p.m. No cover.

∫ Third Rail: Sport Island Pub, 108 Riverside Blvd., Northville, 9 p.m. Cover charge.

Saturday

∫ MaddHaus: Sport Island Pub and Restaurant, 108 Riverside Drive, Northville, 9 p.m. $6 cover.

Sunday

∫ Malcolm Kogut and Bryon Nilsson presents “Return to Pickleville”: The Revival, 1441 Route 30, Wells, 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10; $5 for kids. There will be refreshments available.

Tuesday

∫ Durey Creek Bluegrass Band: Caroga Chapel, Route 10 and Chapel Road, Caroga Lake, 7 p.m. Free.

Wednesday

∫ Gloversville Civic Band — Summer Concert in the Park: Trail Station Park, West Fulton Street, Gloversville, 7 p.m. Concerts are free. The rain site will be Lexington Center, State Street, Gloversville. Bring lawn chairs.

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