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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.

∫ Fourth annual New York state summer art show: Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, Gloversville, with artists from across the state. The artwork will be on display through Oct. 23. 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. Open to the public; free will donations will be accepted – (518) 661-9932.

∫ Lynda Naske, colored pencil artist — 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 September.

∫ Voices of Recovery art show — National Recovery Month: Gloversville Public Library, 58 E. Fulton St., Gloversville. The photography exhibit features the works by people who are in recovery, families and those who have lost a loved one. The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 30.

Concerts/ daytime music

Saturday

∫ Joe and Amanda — last one for this summer season: Farmers Market, Elm Street pavilion, Gloversville, 9 a.m.

∫ Third Rail: Pines Bar and Grill at Sacandaga Golf Club, 126 Pine Ave., Northville, noon. The event will take place rain or shine and is open to the public. All Fired Up will be playing noon to 3 p.m.; then Third Rail will take the stage. There will also be a barbecue.

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

Sunday

∫ Lost River Band: Virginia Hosley Free Library summer concert series: Wesleyan Church, 1332 N. Main St., Wells, 3 p.m.

Craft Fair

Saturday, Sunday

∫ Broadalbin Youth Commission two day craft fair at Broadalbin-Perth High School, 100 Bridge St., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday Admission is $3, payable at the door. See page 3A form more information.

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.

Festival

Saturday

∫ Ames Museum Summer’s End Festival, 611 Latimer Hill Road, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 5K run/walk, vendors, museum tours. Event is free.

Sunday

∫ Pine Lake Park Craft Fair and Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 136 Timerline Lane in Caroga Lake. Hundreds of craft items, mums and pumpkins. Browse the vintage cars and enjoy hay rides, chili cook-off, food and refreshments, and the beautiful fall foliage.

Fundraiser

Saturday

∫ 8th annual Woofstock, 1 to 5 p.m. at the Concordia Singing Society, 117 W. Fulton St. in Gloversville. The event is a fundraiser for the Regional Animal Shelter. Vendors, two bands: Sideline and The Galaxy Band, as well as performances by “The Magic Man” Bill Bing and Creative Dance Studio. Admission is $20 for adults, $10 for those younger than 13 years of age and free for children younger than 5. The cost includes your picnic lunch. Cash bar is available. This is a family and dog friendly event. Well mannered, leashed dogs are welcome (six ft. leash recommended) but no retractable leashes please. Raffle baskets and gift certificates as well as a 50/50 drawing. Guests do not need to be present to win raffles. Raffles will start to be pulled at 4 p.m.

Sunday

∫ Music on the Porch, Melchior Park, South and North Park drives Gloversville, from 1 to 4 p.m. Four musical acts will be performing on four porches of homes surrounding the park. The event is a fundraiser for the Gloversville Neighborhood community garden. The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children. See ad on this page for more information and ticket purchasing information.

History events

Saturday

∫ Johnstown Historical Society living history walking tour, “Stories Behind The Stones”: Johnstown Cemetery, North Perry Street, begins 1 p.m. and last tour departs 2:30 p.m. Costumed guide actors will lead tour groups. In celebration of “The Year of the Glove,” the tour will feature leather and glovemaking business people who were instrumental in shaping the city of Johnstown and beyond. Information boards with historical facts will mark the path. Tours will go every 15 minutes. Note:   The walking tour takes about 90 minutes. The ground may be uneven; wear comfortable shoes. Tickets are $10; and free for children under age 12. Tickets are available the day of the event.

∫ Fifth annual Minden history fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Haslett Park, corner of River and Willett streets. Visitors will have an opportunity to play with 18th century toys and games, participate in a scavenger hunt and take a walking tour of local historical sites. Free ice cream, German food and an old-time farmers market A triple feature, including “Drums Along the Mohawk,” “Mohawk,” and the animated “Liberty’s Kids,” will be shown throughout the day in an “old tyme theatre.” Home bakers are invited to participate in a chocolate jumble cookie contest. To enter, competitors can e-mail Carter in advance at mindenhistorian@yahoo.com or bring two dozen cookies to the park before 2 p.m. on the day of the contest. The family-friendly event — sponsored by the town and village, the Fort Plain Free Library, the Fort Plain Museum and Historical Park, an area restaurant, and Stewart’s Shops — is free and open to all. Prizes will be awarded to winners of the jumble cookie contest and the scavenger hunt.

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.

∫ Grand opening celebration for the new Galway Public Library, 1 to 3 p.m. at the new location, 2112 East St. ribbon cutting ceremony at 1:30 p.m. followed by tours of the building and refreshments.

Monday

∫ Dream Catchers concert — a mix of ’50s to ’70s oldies: Gloversville Public Library, 58 E. Fulton St., Gloversville, 6 p.m. Free concert.

Nightlife

Today

∫ Johnstown 50 Plus Club open mic night returns: Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., Johnstown, 6 p.m. Those who will be performing are to be at the center by 5:30 p.m. to get a spot on the evening performance list. Free entertainment; free refreshments.

∫ Matt Bosworth: Lakeside Tavern and Marina, 306 Woods Hollow Road, Gloversville, 6 p.m. No cover.

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

Friday

∫ Moore 2 Music: Robin’s Nest, 230 Steevers Mills Road, Broadalbin, 8 p.m. No cover.

Saturday

∫ Hairband Riot: Aaron’s Irish Pub, 231 N. Main St., Gloversville, 8 p.m.

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