What’s To do?
∫ Micropolis Art Gallery at Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market, 30 N. Main St., will be holding a “Meet the Artist” reception from 5 to 7 p.m. for painter Kevin Kuhne, who will be the featured artist.
∫ Janene Bouck — Sacandaga Valley Arts Network Gallery meet the artist reception: Northville Library, 341 S. Third St., Northville. Light refreshments and beverages will be served, 6 to 8 p.m.
∫ 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 Wednesday (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 members, participating artists, and children under 18.
∫ Linda Biggers — artist of the month: Frothingham Free Library, 28 W. Main St., Fonda. The artwork exhibit can be viewed during library hours. The work will be on display through July.
∫ Visiting author Heidi Sprouse — The Writer’s Circle author luncheon: Gloversville Senior Center, 53 Church St., Gloversville, 11 a.m. to noon, when a luncheon will be served. Open to the public. $5 payable at door. Reservations appreciated by calling (518) 725-0923.
∫ Cosby Gibson: Farmers Market, Elm Street pavilion, Gloversville, 9 a.m.
∫ Vinny Michaels Band: Sport Island Pub and Restaurant, 108 Riverside Blvd., Northville. 3 p.m. No Cover.
∫ Dominic Megna and Pete Jurgensen Duo: Lakeside Tavern and Marina, 306 Woods Hollow Road, Gloversville, 4 p.m. No cover.
∫ Free beginner lessons and dancing: Sharp Shooters Billards 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.
∫ Mayfield Historical Society cruise-in and ice cream social: The Rice Homestead, 328 Riceville Road, Mayfield, 6 to 8 p.m. The event includes music by Hitrick and Brooks — concert admission is free; free tours of the home; weaver and spinning demonstrations. The digital video disc, “Harnessing Nature: Building the Great Sacandaga” will be available for sale. The rain venue is the Mayfield Central Presbyterian Church.
∫ Historic Edinburg Day festival: 11 N. Shore Road, Edinburg, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event includes the Edinburg Museum of Rural Life, the Nellie Tyrrell Museum of Edinburg history; Copeland covered bridge; a bake sale, food; free horse and carriage rides, view the firetrucks and Chinese auction and white elephant sale.
Saturday and Sunday
∫ Saint Kateri National Shrine and Historic Site,3636 Route 5, Fonda, will be hosting program of events for the 2019 Saint Kateri Feast Day Weekend. Saturday’s events will begin at 10 a.m. and include talks, testimonials and a Mass. Sunday’s events will start at 10 a.m. with a Feast Day Mass conducted by the Most Reverend Edward Scharfenberger, Bishop of Albany. A bring-your-own picnic lunch will be held and a documentary is scheduled to be shown. For more information go to www.katerishrine.com.
∫ Star Spangled Fireworks Celebration at Knox Field, 400 S. Perry St., The Life Net helicopter will arrive at 6:30 p.m., Johnstown. Flame will play at 7 p.m. leading up to the choreographed Santore’s Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
∫ 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.
∫ String Circle jam: Gloversville Public Library, 58 E. Fulton St., Gloversville, 6:30 p.m.
Free program. Open jam for players of all acoustic instruments; listeners welcome.
∫ Reptile show for kids: Gloversville Public Library in the Carnegie Library, 58 E. Fulton St., Gloversville, 1 p.m.
∫ Moreland the Magician magic show for kids: Gloversville Public Library, 58 E. Fulton St., 11:30 a.m.
∫ 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.
∫ “Mountain Top”: 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 NR. The movie may contain language and situations or scenes that NCBF does not advocate or condone.
∫ Matt Bosworth: 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.
∫ Johnstown Citizens Band: Charles Jenner Memorial Band Shell, downtown park, Johnstown, 6:30 for rehearsal, 7 p.m. for concert. In inclement weather, the band will perform at St. John’s Episcopal Church.
∫ Vinny Michaels Band: Sport Island Pub and Restaurant, 108 Riverside Drive, Northville, 9 p.m. $6 cover.
∫ 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.
∫ Nobody Special Band — Paradise Ranch Rodeo, Caroga Lake. Gates open 6 p.m.; band at 6:30 p.m.; rodeo starts 8 p.m.
Today, Friday, Saturday
∫ Foothills Family Productions presents “Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr.” at the Gloversville High School Auditorium, 199 Lincoln St., Gloversville. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children. Today and Friday showtimes are 7 p.m. Saturday’s showtime is 2 p.m. For more information and reservations call Foothills Family Productions (518) 224-1083. Tickets will also be sold at the door.
∫ Eight area gardens will be featured during the Amsterdam Area Garden Tour, to benefit the Amsterdam Libary’s summer reading program, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year will feature a shuttlebus between locations or tour the gardens via walking. Tickets with a map and short description of each garden are $10 per person or $15 per car. They can be purchased at the Amsterdam Library, 28 Church St., during library hours. Tickets will also be sold from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday in the library parking lot. Shuttle buses are scheduled to leave at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 1:15 p.m. from the parking lot next to the library.