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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.

∫ 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 Tuesday. 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.

Author

Friday

∫ The Writers Circle: Gloversville Senior Center, 53 Church St., Gloversville, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The writers group is open to all area writers regardless of age. Come and share work with other writers. All genres. For more information, call Wally Truesdell at (518) 725-3886 or e-mail: wtruesdell@nycap.rr.com.

Concerts/ daytime music

Saturday

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

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

∫ Author Carol Bryan Freeman and husband Bill Freeman: Gloversville Public Library, 58 E. Fulton St., Gloversville, 6 p.m. They will share the story how Carol Freeman became an author of two murder mysteries.

Museum

Saturday

∫ 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.

Monday

∫ Museum Monday at Schohaire Crossing State Historic Site, 129 Schoharie St. in Fort Hunter, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Schoharie Crossing will open up the exhibit one day per month during the “off season” and offer #MuseumMonday programming. Each first Monday of the month through April, Schoharie Crossing will be open at 10 a.m. and provide a themed discussion within the Pathway to Empire Exhibit. The first discussion will be at 10 a.m. and a second will be held at noon. The exhibit space will be open until 2 p.m. each of these days. The first theme will be #ShortbreadDay, and feature a talk on Sir William Johnson’s connection to Fort Hunter, the Scots-Irish he populated his lands with, and how the tasty “biscuit” shortbread connects to the Erie Canal.

Nightlife

Today

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

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

Winter

activities

Saturday

∫ Horse drawn sleigh rides at Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center, 139 Lapland Lake Road, 1 to 4 p.m. The cost for the approximate 30-minute ride is $25 for those ages 15 and older, $15 for children ages 4 to 14 and free for children younger than 4. Discount available with same day facility use pass purchase. Call for information regarding private runs. Pre-registration required. Register online at laplandlake.com or by phone at (518) 863-4974.

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