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.
∫ Micropolis Cooperative featured artist Cheryl Gutmaker: Micropolis Gallery, 30 N. Main St., Gloversville. 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 February. 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 presents Johnstown novelist Rosemarie Shepherd at its author luncheon: Gloversville Senior Center, 53 Church St., Gloversville, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shepherd will discuss the works she has done from 11 a.m. until noon when a light luncheon will be served. The event is open to the public. $5 payable at door. Reserve with Wally Truesdell, (518) 725-3886, or: firstname.lastname@example.org.
∫ Linda Lee and the Fox Creek Band: Pawling Hall, 86 N. Pawling St., Hagaman, 4 p.m. $10 cover.
∫ Chili chowder and soup cook-off at Wally’s Driftwood Park, 530 Vandenburgh Point Road in Gloversville at 4 p.m. $5 donations accepted day of the event from patrons. Continue with the fun at 8pm with Music by Third Rail.
∫ The 2020 Miss Fulton County and Miss Montgomery County contests will be held on Sunday at the Gloversville Middle School, 234 Lincoln St., starting at 4 p.m. Tickets are $15 each and available at Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market, 30 N. Main St., June’s Boutique, 4943 Route 30 in Amsterdam, Something Special, 14 W. Main St. in Johnstown, or at the door. Entry is free for children 4 and younger.
∫ 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.
∫ My Favorite Doll Tea party at The Century Club, 130 Guy Park Ave. in Amsterdam, 1 to 3 p.m. Children can enjoy treats like finger sandwiches, chocolate and vanilla cupcakes and “tea” with their favorite doll. Tickets to the event are $6 per person. For more information or to make reservations call Kim at (518) 853-4733. To make a reservations, send a check payable to the Century Club: My Favorite Doll Tea Party, Century Club, 130 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, NY 12010.
∫ Martin Luther King Jr. Day service: Foothills United Methodist Church in the chapel, 17 Fremont St., Gloversville, 1 p.m. The service, sponsored by the Twin Cities Council of Churches, will include a guest speaker.
∫ 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.
∫ Learn bullet journaling at the Gloversville Public Library, 58. E. Fulton St., from 1 to 3 p.m. in the large meeting room. Registration is required and can be obtained by going to the library’s website at gloversvillelibrary.org.
∫ Adult craft workshop: Gloversville Public Library, 58 E. Fulton St., Gloversville, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Call or go online to register. The craft is a button necklace; all supplies will be provided. All programs are free to the public.
∫ 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 under. The museum is open to the public, museum — wildlife on display.
∫ J. Marco Johnson: Lakeside Tavern and Marina, 306 Woods Hollow Road, Gloversville, 6 p.m. No cover.
∫ Matt Bosworth: Partner’s Pub & Grill, 21 S. William St., Johnstown, 7 p.m. No cover.
∫ Half Step: Aaron’s Irish Pub, 231 N. Main St., Gloversville, 9:30 p.m. No cover.
∫ Moore 2 Music featuring DJ Craig Moore: Meadowbrook Saloon, 119 Meadowbrook Road, Fultonville, 9:30 p.m. $5 cover.
∫ Acoustic night returns: Glen Town Hall, Erie Street, Fultonville, 6 p.m. The event, hosted by Fonda-Fultonville Methodist Church, will include music and food.
∫ DJ Roc n Doc: Patricia’s, 32 S. Perry St., Johnstown, 8 p.m. No cover.
∫ Third Rail: Wally’s Driftwood Park, 530 Vandenburgh Point Road, Gloversville, following the chili contest, 8 p.m. No cover charge for the band.
∫ Northern Outlaws: Meadowbrook Saloon, 119 Meadowbrook Road, Fultonville, 9:30 p.m. $5 cover.
∫ Horse-drawn sleigh rides at Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center, 139 Lapland Lake Road, 1 to 4 p.m. The fees will be $25 for a ages 15 and older, $15 for ages 4 to 14, and free for children 4 or younger. Preregistration is required online at www.laplandlake.com or by phone at (518) 863-4974. Private sleigh rides can be arranged.
∫ Horse-drawn sleigh rides at Rogers Family Orchards, 260 County Highway 131 in Johnstown. These free rides are from noon to 3 p.m. Concession stand will be provided by the Rusty Bits 4-H Club. The cideryard will be open. If there is no snow, wagons will be used instead. Call (518) 762-6749 for questions. Jan. 26 has been set aside for a makeup date in case of extremely poor weather conditions.