What’s To do?
∫ 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.
∫ Fall art show: Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, Gloversville, featuring 120 pieces in all media with 54 artists from across the state and as far away as New Mexico. The artwork will be on display through Jan. 7. 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. Admission is a suggested $5 donation.
∫ Micropolis and Friends art show: Micropolis Gallery, 30 N. Main St., Gloversville. The work of 27 artists will include the work of invited guests, Linda Batchelor, Julie Branch, Betty Hanson, Juliet Konieczny, Marion Kratky, Darlene Van Sickle and an Adirondack woodman. The artwork on display include paintings, pastels, photographs, fiber art, mixed media, woodwork, sculpture, glass, digital art, jewelry, pottery, drawings, woodland assemblages, baskets and collages of fine art cards. The show, which is free and open to the public, runs through December. The hours are 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 4 p.m. Sunday.
∫ The Writers Circle will not meet.
Concerts/ daytime music
∫ Linda Lee and the Fox Creek Band — country hoe down: Amsterdam Elks Lodge, 8 Fourth Ave., Amsterdam, 4 p.m. $10 at the door.
∫ 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.
∫ Gloversville Public Library, 4 to 6 p.m., Knitting Group. Adult members meet to knit, crochet, and discuss projects. There is no registration or fee required to join this group. Held in the small meeting room. For more information, call (518) 725-2819.
∫ Gloversville Public Library, “Make A Change” themed story time. The theme for December is “Make A Change.” Bring the kids for a fun hour of stories, nursery rhymes, crafts and a snack.
∫ STEAM Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church St, Amsterdam. Schoharie River Center Environmental Study Team — learn about our city environment and use microscopes to study the macro-invertebrates present in our water; Catapult Engineering- Which design shoots objects further? How does the weight of the object affect how far it goes?; Learn Binary Code — use your name or message for wearable binary code; Star Wars Origami and Snowflakes; Open Lego Build; additional programs include 10 a.m. Engineering Solutions with CMost. Recommended for grades third through fifth — from building strong bridges, to creating self-supporting structures engineers create solutions to everyday problems: 11 a.m. Owl Ecology with George Steele, recommended for grades pre-K through fourth. Learn about owls and how they live, and dissect a real owl pellet: Noon, BONES, BONES, BONES with Anita Sanchez, recommended for grades kindergarten through fifth. A hands-on exploration of real animal bones. Learn how animals, including humans, are put together by studying vertebrae, ribs, and skulls. We’ll compare predator fangs, learn how joints move and why rodents have orange teeth.
∫ Gloverville Public Library, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Homework Club, all elementary aged students 5 to 12 years old are invited to an After School Homework Club. This is an opportunity for elementary students to complete their homework, finish a project, or any school work needing attention. It also provides a time to place full attention on getting the work done and feeling less pressured to hurry and finish. In the meantime, free help is available for school work that any student is having difficulty with. Facilitator Daryl Hilferty Phalen is experienced in teaching elementary grade subjects with express strength in reading and math. Held in Youth Activity Room.
∫ Wildlife Museum, Vail Mills, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $10 for adults; $5 for children; free for children ages 6 and younger. The museum is open to the public, museum — wildlife on display.
∫ Vinny Michaels: 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.
New Year’s Eve Festival noon to midnight, Spend New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam. Events and activities for both kids and adults will take place all throughout the city all day long. Pick up a map and activity guide at participating locations.
∫ Austin and Derek: Partner’s Pub, 21 S. William St., Johnstown, 8 p.m. No cover.