What's Happening

Thursday, December 08, 2016 - Updated: 10:17 AM

Today

AMSTERDAM

The Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church St., will hold Makerspace: Youth FX at 4 p.m.

AMSTERDAM

The Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church St., will hold Tech Thursday: Social Media at 6 p.m.

AMSTERDAM

The Friends of Amsterdam Free Library will hold a book sale during library hours. There are hard covers, paperbacks, DVDs and CDs. The cost is $1 each for hard covers and $1 for three paperbacks. Proceeds help the library purchase new books for the "Read to Me" program and new items for the library.

AMSTERDAM

The Wilbur H. Lynch Literacy Academy will hold a band concert at 7 p.m.

AMSTERDAM

West End Liquors will hold a Wine Tasting from 6 to 8 p.m. as part of the Festival of Trees at the Century Club. Must be 21 years old to attend. Admission is $12 per person.

JOHNSTOWN

An Alzheimer's caregiver support group will meet at Healthlink/Vitality Plus Services, 2 Colonial Court, from 4 to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Meagan DeMento at 867-4999, ext. 216, or email mdemento@alz.org.

Friday

AMSTERDAM

The Horace J. Inman Senior Center, 53 Guy Park Ave., will hold a ceramics class from 10 to 11 a.m. There will be a nominal charge for supplies. For more information, call Karen at 210-6715.

AMSTERDAM

The Friends of Amsterdam Free Library will hold a book sale during library hours. There are hard covers, paperbacks, DVDs and CDs. The cost is $1 each for hard covers and $1 for three paperbacks. Proceeds help the library purchase new books for the "Read to Me" program and new items for the library.

AMSTERDAM

The Amsterdam High School Drama Club will present their fall production, "The Importance of Being Earnest," at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $7 or $5 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Saturday

AMSTERDAM

The third annual Breakfast with Santa will be held at the Elk's Lodge at 8:30 a.m. In addition to breakfast, there will be pictures, craft station, face painters and more.

AMSTERDAM

The Amsterdam High School Drama Club will present their fall production, "The Importance of Being Earnest," at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $7 or $5 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

AMSTERDAM

The Century Club will hold a Children's Morning from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. as part of the Festival of Trees. The event includes crafts, goodies and Santa.

AMSTERDAM

The Historic Amsterdam League will host "Christmas at the Sanfords" at Amsterdam City Hall from noon to 3 p.m. Tours of the former home of the Sanford family will be given. The Mohawk Valley Chamber Ensemble will perform at 1 p.m. Guests can purchase the Amsterdam neighbor booklets, postcards and 2017 Amsterdam icons calendar.

AMSTERDAM

The Century Club will hold the Sugar Plum Fairy Ball from 6 to 9 p.m. as part of the Festival of Trees. Admission is $7 per person.

AMSTERDAM

The Friends of Amsterdam Free Library will hold a book sale during library hours. There are hard covers, paperbacks, DVDs and CDs. The cost is $1 each for hard covers and $1 for three paperbacks. Proceeds help the library purchase new books for the "Read to Me" program and new items for the library.

AMSTERDAM

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 24 Pulaski St., will hold Christmas bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Homemade pierogi of potato and cheese or cabbage, stuffed cabbage, kielbasa and sauerkraut, borscht (beet soup), pastries and babka bread will be available for sale. Eat in or take out. There will be a raffle and refreshments also.

CANAJOHARIE

The Canajoharie Library, 2 Erie Blvd., will hold its annual Holiday Gift Fair from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Library Director Hanna Ahrens at 673-2314.

CRANESVILLE

The Cranesville Reformed Church, corner of Route 5 and Cranes Hollow Road, will hold an old fashioned Christmas tea from 1 to 4 p.m. Santa will visit from 2 to 3 p.m. The event will feature a Christmas sweater contest.

GLOVERSVILLE

The Gloversville Public Library, 58 E. Fulton St., will host a DMV approved Defensive Driving Class on the second floor of the library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $35 when individuals pre-pay and $40 at the door. The class is limited to the first 40 who register. To register, call Victor Bujanow, at 784-5009.

MAYFIELD

The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, will hold a Polar Express Celebration from noon to 3 p.m. The event includes live entertainment and activities inspired by the classic tale, "The Polar Express." Admission is $5 to benefit the arts center or a new, unwrapped toy to benefit Toys for Tots.

NELLISTON

The Valley Alliance Church, Route 5, will hold a free clothing giveaway from 9 to 11 a.m. Doors open at 8:45 a.m.

Sunday

CANAJOHARIE

The Valley Choralaires will present their Christmas concert, "Dreaming of Christmas," at 3 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, East Main Street. A free will offering will be taken.

CANAJOHARIE

The sixth annual Holiday Tea and Fine Craft Fair will be held at the Van Alstyne Homestead, 42 Moyer St. The tea is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and costs $10 for VAHS members and $15 for non members. The craft fair will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 673-4186 for seating availability.

GLOVERSVILLE

The Church of the Holy Spirit, 149 South Main St., will host vocalists Olivia Esposito and Jessica Zimmerman with pianist Sam Zimmerman who will perform a holiday concert at 3 p.m. Free will donations and items for Mother Teresa's closet such as soap, personal care items, cleaning products and paper goods, will be accepted.

JOHNSTOWN

The Fonda-Fultonville High School Class of 2020 will host a Breakfast with Santa fundraiser from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Johnstown Moose. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child. Tickets available at the door. The event will feature a bake sale and basket raffle.

MAYFIELD

The Mayfield Presbyterian Church, 22 N. Main St., will hold a Christmas Cantata, "Joy! - A Gospel Christmas Celebration," at 4 p.m. with Luke Horst as conductor.

MAYFIELD

Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, will host a Sensory Santa from 2 to 4 p.m. Sensory Santa is ideal for children with special needs such as autism and sensory process disorders who may be overwhelmed by large crowds, bright lights and loud music. For more information, call 661-9932.

Monday

AMSTERDAM

The Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church St., will hold a Preschool Story Hour at 10:30 a.m.

AMSTERDAM

The Amsterdam Literacy Zone, 25 Church St., will host two exploration events from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event will focus on entry level health care jobs available locally. Job seekers are encouraged to bring a resume and be ready for an informal interview.

AMSTERDAM

The Horace J. Inman Senior Center, 53 Guy Park Ave., will hold a yoga class from 3 to 4 p.m. The cost per class for members is $2, non-members $3, and for one year, $30.

AMSTERDAM

The Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church St., will hold a genealogy class at 6 p.m. There will also be a book signing and reading with James Evan Burroughs at this time.

AMSTERDAM

A brain injury support group will meet at St. Mary's Healthcare, 427 Guy Park Ave., at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Mickey LaCoppola at 843-6527 and 866-3707.

TOWN OF AMSTERDAM

The Cancer Services Program of Fulton, Montgomery and Schenectady Counties will hold free cancer screenings at the St. Mary's Breast Health Center in the Rao Outpatient Pavilion, 4950 Route 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. The event is for women ages 40-60 who do not have health insurance. To pre-register, call Suzanne Hagadorn at 841-3726.

Tuesday

AMSTERDAM

The Horace J. Inman Senior Center, 53 Guy Park Ave., will hold a ceramics class from 10 to 11 a.m. There will be a nominal charge for supplies. For more information, call Karen at 210-6715.

AMSTERDAM

The Horace J. Inman Senior Center, 53 Guy Park Ave., will hold a free Tai Chi class for arthritis from noon to 1 p.m.

AMSTERDAM

Club 60 will meet at St. Mary's Healthcare, 427 Guy Park Ave., at 3:30 p.m. In lieu of a speaker, bingo will be played. To make a reservation, call 841-3895 and leave a name and number of people attending. The cost is $6.50 per person attending. For more information, contact Gayle Grajewski at 841-3895.

AMSTERDAM

The William H. Barkley MicroSociety Magnet School will hold its Holiday Concert for grades 3 to 5 at the Wilbur H. Lynch Literacy Academy at 6:30 p.m.

AMSTERDAM

A bereavement support group, Living with Loss, will meet at St. Mary's Healthcare, 427 Guy Park Ave., from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call Amy S. Weinar at 843-5412.

AMSTERDAM

The Ladies of Charity of Montgomery County will meet at 7 p.m. at St. Stanislaus Church Hall, 50 Cornell St. BROADALBIN

St. Joseph's Church will host bingo in the parish center at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. and tickets are sold at 6:15 p.m.

FONDA

Fonda-Fultonville Central School will hold a DIY Craft Night in the high school cafeteria from 6 to 7 p.m.

MAYFIELD

The Paul Nigra Center, 2736 Route 30, will hold a workshop on how to make a boxwood tree from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $45 pre-registration and $55 at the door. To register, log on to www.pncreativeartscenter.org or call 661-9932.

Wednesday, Dec 14

AMSTERDAM

The Horace J. Inman Senior Center, 53 Guy Park Ave., will host bingo from 1:45 to 3:45 p.m. Lunch will be available for purchase.

AMSTERDAM

The McNulty Winter Concert will be held at the Wilbur H. Lynch Literacy Academy at 6:30 p.m.

AMSTERDAM

Survivors of a Loved One's Suicide Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. at St. Mary's Healthcare. This is a support group for those who have lost a family member, friend or colleague to suicide. Contact Bob Martin at 669-8229 or rmartin5@nycap.rr.com for more information and meeting location.

CANAJOHARIE

Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold Business After Hours at NBT Bank, 20 Mohawk St., from 5 to 7 p.m. To RSVP, contact Alex Ruggeri at membership@fultonmontgomeryny.org or 725-0641.

GLOVERSVILLE

The Gloversville Public Library, 58 E. Fulton St., will host an adult snowman craft workshop at 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. To register, call the library at 725-2819 or use the calendar link on the library website. Materials are provided.

MAYFIELD

The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, will hold a beveled stained glass art class from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Students must be over 18 years old. Cost is $45 for those who pre-register and $55 at the door.

Thursday, Dec. 15

AMSTERDAM

The Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church St., will hold a Preschool Learning Hour at 10:30 a.m.

AMSTERDAM

The Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church St., will hold Makerspace: Youth FX at 4 p.m.

AMSTERDAM

The annual Gift to the Community Concert will be held at the United Presbyterian Church at 4 p.m. Performers include the River Valley Ringers, the MVC Kids and the Mohawk Valley Chamber Ensembles.

AMSTERDAM

The Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church St., will hold Tech Thursday: Holiday Tech Purchases at 6 p.m.

AMSTERDAM

The Wilbur H. Lynch Literacy Academy Chorus will perform in concert at the middle school at 6:30 p.m.

AMSTERDAM

An alzheimer's caregiver support group will meet at the River Ridge Living Center, 100 Sandy Drive, from 3 to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Meagan Demento at 867-4999.

MAYFIELD

The Paul Nigra Center, 2736 Route 30, will hold an abtract glass art class from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $25 for those who pre-register and $30 at the door.

NELLISTON

The support group sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Montgomery, Fulton and Hamilton Counties will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 8 River St. For more information, contact Rebecca Cardinale at 843-3261.

Friday, Dec. 16

AMSTERDAM

The Horace J. Inman Senior Center, 53 Guy Park Ave., will hold a ceramics class from 10 to 11 a.m. There will be a nominal charge for supplies. For more information call Karen at 210-6715.

Saturday, Dec. 17

AMSTERDAM

Alpin Haus, 1863 Route 5S, will hold the Taste of the Mohawk Valley Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

AMSTERDAM

The Walter Elwood Museum, 100 Church St., will hold a Holiday Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. The event is free and includes holiday music, refreshments and crafts.

AMSTERDAM

The WIlliam H. Barkley MicroSociety Magnet School will hold Breakfast with Santa at 9 a.m.

AMSTERDAM

A free mental health family support group will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. at St. Mary's Healthcare, 427 Guy Park Ave. This group is open to family members and loved ones who care for or support someone with mental illness. For more information, call 841-7468.

GLOVERSVILLE

The 18th annual Big Buck Contest Party will be held at the Fuel-N-Food, 3006 Route 30, from 1 to 5 p.m. Entry fee is $20.

NELLISTON

The Valley Alliance Church, Route 5, will hold a free Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Food and fellowship will follow.

Sunday, Dec. 18

MAYFIELD

Mayfield Presbyterian Church, 22 N. Main St., will hold a Children's Christmas Pageant at 10:30 a.m.

Monday, Dec. 19

AMSTERDAM

The William H. Barkley MicroSociety Magnet School will hold its Kindergarten Holiday Concert at 9:30 a.m.

AMSTERDAM

The Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church St., will hold a genealogy class at 6 p.m.

AMSTERDAM

The Amsterdam High School Chorus and Wind Ensemble will perform in concert in the Bert DeRose Theater at 7 p.m.

CANAJOHARIE

St. Johns St. Marks Church, 143 Church St., will hold a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m.

GLOVERSVILLE

The Cancer Services Program of Fulton, Montgomery and Schenectady Counties will hold free cancer screenings at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Women's Imaging, 99 E. State St. To pre-register, contact Suzanne Hagadorn at 841-3726.

Tuesday, Dec. 20

AMSTERDAM

The William H. Barkley MicroSociety Magnet School will hold its First Grade Holiday Concert at 9:30 a.m.

AMSTERDAM

Tecler will hold its Winter Concert at the Wilbur H. Lynch Literacy Academy at 6:30 p.m.

BROADALBIN

The Kennyetto Historical Society will hold its Christmas party at Wine And Roses, 101 W. Main St., at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $17 for members and $19 for guests, with tip included. For reservations, call Carol Pifko at 883-5856, by Dec. 13. Bring a non-perishable food item for the ecumenical food pantry.

BROADALBIN

St. Joseph's Church will host bingo in the parish center at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. and tickets are sold at 6:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 21

AMSTERDAM

The William H. Barkley MicroSociety Magnet School will hold its Second Grade Holiday Concert at 9:30 a.m.

AMSTERDAM

The Marie Curie Winter Concert will be held at the Wilbur H. Lynch Literacy Academy at 6:30 p.m.

MAYFIELD

The Mayfield Presbyterian Church, 22 N. Main St., will hold a Blue Christmas Services at 7 p.m. for anyone who is "blue" during the Christmas season.

MAYFIELD

The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, will hold an art class, Cardinal in Snow, from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $30 for those who pre-register and $40 at the door.

TOWN OF AMSTERDAM

A diabetes support group will be held at 5 p.m. at the Burgess Room of St. Mary's Healthcare's Memorial Campus on Route 30. For more information, call 841-3717.