Today

MINAVILLE

MiSci will present “Techno Jungle” a program for middle and high school children at 6 p.m. in the old town hall, 167 Fort Hunter Road. For more information, call Sue Summerfield 518–922-6034 or log on to www.forthunterfreelibrary.com.

JOHNSTOWN

Fulton-Montgomery Community College, 2805 Route 67, will hold its Fifth Friday Series from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Raider’s Cove. The topic is “Government Efficiencies/Shared Services” with speaker Matthew Ossenfort, Montgomery County executive. Lunch begins 11:30 a.m. and the speaker will go on at 12:15 p.m. To make a reservation, call Diane Boslet at 518-736-3622, ext. 8020.

Saturday

AMSTERDAM

The Christian Women of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church will host a baking class at the parish hall, 39 St. John St., at 9 a.m. Learn how to make Italian pepper biscuits and lemon knot cookies. Participants should bring two cookie sheets. The cost is $10 per person and free for club members. To register, call Vicki at 518-842-2146 or Loretta at 518-842-2181.

BROADALBIN

The Ron (Redbone) Hayes Memorial Ride will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Robert Lee Walsh Post 337, 11 Broad St. Registration is from 11 to noon. The event includes live music, food, a 50/50, Chinese raffles and door prizes. Cost is $15 per person, $25 per couple, and $15 for a nonrider. Proceeds benefit The Rose for Soldier Project.

CANAJOHARIE

The Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library, 2 Erie Blvd., will host a Harvest Feast at 6 p.m. Chef-prepared foods and local beverages will be stationed around the museum’s Great Hall. The event will also include a basket raffle and a signature live auction item. Tickets are $50 per person or purchase a pair of tickets online for $90 by Sept. 23. All proceeds benefit the Arkell Museum exhibits and programs.

FONDA

Nathan Littauer Hospital will hold the Fonda Primary/Specialty Care Center Family Fun Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the new center, 46 E. Main St. The event includes healthy activities for the family, tours of the facility and health care providers on-hand to meet the community.

FORT HUNTER

The Schoharie State Historic Site, 129 Schoharie St., will host musicians Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle at 6:30 p.m. The musicians will provide a program on the history of the Erie Canal and its music. For more information, call the Visitor Center at 518-829-7516.

FULTONVILLE

The Fultonville Reformed Church, intersection of routes 30A and 5S, will host a free community dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Dinner will consist of lasagna, tossed salad, bread, beverage and dessert.

GLOVERSVILLE

The Concordia Club, W. Fulton Street, will hold Oktoberfest from noon to 10 p.m.

MINAVILLE

Loving Hands in All Season Quilt Guild sale will be held at the Old Florida Town Hall, 167 Fort Hunter Road, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event includes a Guild table, quilt and sewing related vendors, raffle and food. For more information, call Judy at 518-842-0951.

JOHNSTOWN

Assemblyman Marc Butler is partnering with the Pine Tree Rifle Club, 419 Johnson Ave, to host a picnic for all area past and active veterans from noon to 4 p.m. The day will include a speaker, retired Col. Robert J. Smullen, of the US Marine Corps., music, games and food. The event is offered to each veteran and one guest at no cost. To make a reservation, contact the Assemblyman’s office at 518-762-1427.

Sunday

FONDA 

Alpacas at Clear View Farm, 899 Old Trail Road, will hold their 10th annual Open House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event includes free farm tours, horse-drawn wagon rides and kids activities. For more information, at 518-853-3098 or [email protected]

GLOVERSVILLE

The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2 N. Main St., will hold Chamber Music at the Chamber: Calliope Brass from 3 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 presale and $15 at the door.

PERTH

The Bridge Walk at Perthshire, 112 Perthshire Drive, will hold a Psychic Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Group meditation is from 1:30 to 2 p.m. The event benefits the Gloversville Cat Sanctuary and Information Center. Admission is $5.

Monday

ST. JOHNSVILLE

The Margaret Reaney Memorial Library, 19 Kingsbury Ave., will hold Color Me Calm with Conversation at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Library Director Dawn Lamphere at 518-568-7822.

Tuesday

AMSTERDAM

The Walter Elwood Museum, 100 Church St., will hold an Adult and Senior Art Class from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Cost is $10. For more information, contact Ann Peconie at 518-843-5151.

AMSTERDAM

Catholic Charities of Fulton and Montgomery Counties and the Mental Health Association will hold a Truck or Treat at Catholic Charities, 1 Kimball St., from 4 to 6 p.m. There will be prizes for the three best decorated cars. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the food pantry. For more information, call 518-842-4202, ext. 3132 or 3152 or 518-762-5332, ext. 114.

BROADALBIN

The Knights of Columbus will host bingo in the St. Joseph’s Parish Center at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. and tickets are sold at 6:15 p.m.

GLOVERSVILLE

The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2 N. Main St., will hold a seminar for employers on Paid Family Leave in New York State at the chamber office, 2 N. Main St., at 8 a.m. To RSVP, contact Terry at the chamber at [email protected]

ST. JOHNSVILLE

The Margaret Reaney Memorial Library, 19 Kingsbury Ave., in cooperation with the Alzheimer’s Association, will host the second of a three-part series, Living with Alzheimer’s for Middle-Stage Caregivers, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the library. Over the course of the presentations, participants will hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s. For planning purposes, please register with the library at 518-568-7822.

Wednesday

AMSTERDAM

Registered nurses can join St. Mary’s Healthcare from 9 a.m. to noon or 2 to 5 p.m. in the Laboratory Conference Room for a chance to discuss career opportunities with recruiters. Candidates are encouraged to dress business professional and bring copies of resumes. For more information, call St. Mary’s Healthcare at 518-842-1900.

AMSTERDAM

The World Peace and Health Organization will hold a World Culture Harmony Festival at the Peace Hall, 17  Liberty St., at 1 p.m. For more information, contact 518-853-1873.

AMSTERDAM

The Horace J. Inman Senior Center will host bingo at 1:45 p.m. Sales open at 1 p.m. Lunch is available before.

GALWAY

The Galway Lioness Club of Lions District 20-Y2 will hold their October Dinner Meeting at the Galway Lions Building on East Street at 7 p.m. Guest speaker Mary Perez, of the Galway Public Library, will share information about the “Galway Get Together,” newsletter, which features news and opportunities in the community. The Lioness Board meeting will be held immediately following. Committee reports will be shared and the upcoming events will be discussed.

PERTH

An African Drum Circle Workshop with John Dickson will be held at The Bridge Walk at Perthshire, 112 Perthshire Drive, from 6 to 8 p.m. The event is $25 pre-registration or $35 at the door. To register, log on to pncreativeartscenter.org or call 518-661-9932.

Thursday

AMSTERDAM

The Walter Elwood Museum, 100 Church St., will hold an Adult and Senior Art Class from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Cost is $10. For more information, contact Ann Peconie at 518-843-5151.

AMSTERDAM

St. Mary’s Healthcare will hold a RN Social Networking event at the Recovery Sports Grill, 5005 Route 30, from 4 to 7 p.m. Recruiters will be present to mingle with current and prospective associates to discuss opportunities with St. Mary’s Healthcare.

AMSTERDAM

The Amsterdam Elks Lodge No. 101, 8 Fourth St., will host bingo at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. Food available at 5:30 p.m.

AMSTERDAM

The John J. Wyszomirkski American Legion Post 701, 123 W. Main St., will hold their October membership meeting at 7 p.m. All veterans are invited to attend.

NORTHVILLE

An Alzheimer’s caregiver support group will meet at the Northville Public Library, 341 S. 3rd St., from 9 to 10 a.m. For more information, contact Meagan Demento at 518-888-5563 or [email protected]

Friday, October 6

AMSTERDAM

The Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church St., will hold a Creative Harvest with poetry and flash fiction readings from local authors.

ST. JOHNSVILLE

The Margaret Reaney Memorial Library, 19 Kingsbury Ave., will hold Family Storytime at 10 a.m. The program is open to children infant to age 4. Finger plays, nursery rhymes, songs and stories will be shared in addition to time set aside for play. If interested in attending, contact the library at 518-568-7822.

Saturday, Oct. 7

AMSTERDAM

A free MVGO Bird Exploration Walk will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Environmental educator George Steele will walk through part of the South Side over the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook Bridge and around Riverlink Park and back to the South Side boat launch. Meet at parking lot next to the boat launch and Bocce courts.

AMSTERDAM

Shakespeare in the Park will be held at 2 p.m. in Riverlink Park. Will Kempe’s Players will perform “Twelfth Night” or “What You Will” by William Shakespeare. Sliding scale donation is $10 to $20. Bring a chair. The show runs approximately 2 hours with two 10-minute intermissions.

GLOVERSVILLE

The annual Witches Jamboree will be held in downtown from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The events features Famous Withes Dance, Pirate Ship and Gypsy Wagon parade and contest, live music, vendors, food and more. For more information, contact Nancy at 518-725-7962.

GLOVERSVILLE

The Harvest Festival at the Fulton County Museum, 237 Kingsboro Ave., will be held from noon to 3 p.m. The event includes live music, displays by community groups and businesses, a pumpkin and sunflower contest for ages 5 and up, a pumpkin decorating contest and more. A special walking tour of Historical Kingsboro will be held at noon.

GLOVERSVILLE

A Bacon and Music Festival will be held at the Farmers Market Pavilion from 2 to 8 p.m.

HAGAMAN

The 26th annual Hagaman Art Show will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at Pawling Hall, 86 Pawling St. The event includes a 50/50 raffle and a painting raffle. Free admission. Vote for a favorite work.

JOHNSTOWN

Slavery at Johnson Hall will be held at the Johnson Hall State Historic Site, 139 Hall Ave., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Presentations and demonstration will be given by The Children of Dahomey, an educational performance group specializing in the historical experiences of African slaves in colonial New York. Donations to help support the event is appreciated.

JOHNSTOWN

The Johnstown Public Library, 38 S. Market St., will hold Rattle the Soul: A Workshop for Writing Memorable Fiction from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants will write fiction and submit for peer and instructor feedback. To register, log on to www.johnstownpubliclibrary.info or call 518-762-8317.

JOHNSTOWN

The sixth annual Evening of Good Taste will be held at the Johnstown Moose Family Center, 109 Comrie Ave., from 6 to 9 p.m. The event, organized by the Habitat for Humanity of Fulton County, will offer samples of pasta and wine from local restaurants, liquor stores and corporate sponsors. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For more information, call 518-843-3994.

NORTHVILLE

SVAN is partnering with the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts to provide SVAN Art Trails 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Art trails is an opportunity for SVAN artists to feature their studios and art or craft.

Sunday, October 8

AMSTERDAM

The St. Stanislaus Rosary Society Annual Membership Mass will be at 10 a.m. Members are requested to wear their badges and assemble in the church hall at 9:25 a.m. A buffet breakfast will be held at the Perthshire on Route 30 immediately following. Cost is $16. TO make a reservation, call Marcia Benjamin at 518-842-2927 or Beverly Scott at 518-882-9735 by Oct. 2.

AMSTERDAM

The Knights of Columbus Council 209 will serve a Lasagna Dinner at 11 a.m. Tickets are $12, eat in or take out, and includes lasagna, salad, bread and butter. For more information, call 518-339-0423.

MAYFIELD

A Chili Contest and Junk in the Trunk Sale will be held at the Bannertown Fairgrounds, North School Street, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The contest is $5 per person to sample and judge the chili.

NORTHVILLE

SVAN is partnering with the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts to provide SVAN Art Trails 2017 at the SVAN Art Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Art trails is an opportunity for SVAN artists to feature their studios and art or craft.

STONE ARABIA

The Valley Choralaires will hold its fall concert at the Stone Arabia Church, Route 10. For more information, call Dorothy Morrison at 518-673-2167.

Monday, Oct. 9

AMSTERDAM

The Walter Elwood Museum, 100 Church St., will hold Fall 2017 STEAM Camp Days at the Museum: Slimy Science! from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Students will study chemistry and what happens when different ingredients are mixed together and create a chemical change. Students will make different types of slime, play dough and oobleck to take home. Registration required. For more information, call the museum at 518-843-5151 or email [email protected]

Tuesday, Oct. 10

AMSTERDAM

The Walter Elwood Museum, 100 Church St., will hold an Adult and Senior Art Class from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Cost is $10. For more information, contact Ann Peconie at 518-843-5151.

BROADALBIN

The Knights of Columbus will host bingo in the St. Joseph’s Parish Center at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. and tickets are sold at 6:15 p.m.

ST. JOHNSVILLE

The Margaret Reaney Memorial Library, 19 Kingsbury Ave., in cooperation with the Alzheimer’s Association will host the last presentation of Living with Alzheimer’s for Middle-Stage Caregivers, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the library. Over the course of the presentations, participants will hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s. For planning purposes, please register with the library at 518-568-7822.

Wednesday, Oct. 11

AMSTERDAM

Registered nurses can join St. Mary’s Healthcare from 9 a.m. to noon or 2 to 5 p.m. in the Laboratory Conference Room for a chance to discuss career opportunities with recruiters. Candidates are encourgaged to dress business professional and bring copies of resumes. For more information, call St. Mary’s Healthcare at 518-842-1900.

AMSTERDAM

The Horace J. Inman Senior Center will host bingo at 1:45 p.m. Sales open at 1 p.m. Lunch is available.

AMSTERDAM

Survivors of Loved Ones to Suicide (SOLOS) support group will meet at 7 p.m. For meeting location, contact Bob Martin at 518-669-8229 or email [email protected]

Thursday, Oct. 12

AMSTERDAM

The Walter Elwood Museum, 100 Church St., will hold an Adult and Senior Art Class from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Cost is $10. For more information, contact Ann Peconie at 518-843-5151.

AMSTERDAM

The Amsterdam Elks Lodge No. 101, 8 Fourth St., will host bingo at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. Food available at 5:30 p.m.

AMSTERDAM

Friends of the Greater Amsterdam School District Music Booster Club will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Wilbur H. Lynch Literacy Academy.

JOHNSTOWN

Colonial Little Theatre, One Colonial Court, will present the 25th annual Putman County Spelling Bee, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The show is a musical comedy that centers on a fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School. Admission is $15.

Saturday, Oct. 14

BROADALBIN

The Eddie Forman Orchestra will perform at the Father Smith Center at St. Joseph’s Church from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available at the parish office or by contacting David Walendziak at 518-883-5481 or Walt Kowalczyk at 518-843-3480. A Polish Kitchen will be open serving Polish food with a la carte pricing.

FULTONVILLE

The Friends of Our Lady of Martyrs Shrine will hold the second annual Martyrs Feast at the shrine, 136 Shrine Road. Mass with Bishop Scharfenberger will be 4 p.m. followed by a dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the Visitor Center. The event also includes a silent auction and cash bar. Tickets are $50 per person and $500 for a table of 10. For more information, call 518-630-9922 or email [email protected]

JOHNSTOWN

Mountain Valley Hospice will hold a Night of Laughs for a Cause, “Crime and Punishment” an interactive mystery dinner theatre experience at the Holiday Inn, 308 N. Comrie Ave., at 6 p.m. Tickets are $85 with proceeds to benefit Mountain Valley Hospice. The event includes dinner and drinks with 1930s costumes optional. For tickets, call 518-725-4545.

MINAVILLE

The Town of Florida Veterans Memorial Park Committee will host a Stage Door Canteen Dance at the Florida Town Hall from 7 to 11 p.m. The event is $20 per patron and includes food, music from the 40s and more. Proceeds benefit the Veterans Park. For more information, log on to www.townoffloridavetteransmemorialpark.org or call Kim at 518-843-0363 or Joe at 518-842-4987.

Sunday, Oct. 15

AMSTERDAM

The St. Stanislaus Ladies Rosary Society will hold a City-wide Rosary Rally at St. Stanislaus Church at 2 p.m. Assemble at 1:45 p.m. and remember to wear badges.

Tuesday, Oct. 17

AMSTERDAM

The Walter Elwood Museum, 100 Church St., will hold an Adult and Senior Art Class from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Cost is $10. For more information, contact Ann Peconie at 518-843-5151.

AMSTERDAM

The Knights of Columbus Women’s Auxiliary, Amsterdam Council 209 will host a Taste and Paint fundraiser from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus hall, 193 W. Main St. Tickets are $35 and includes art supplies, two glasses of wine (or alternate beverage) and snack. Participants will paint an autumn scene. Proceeds benefit “A Thanksgiving Thought” which provides Thanksgiving dinner to those in need in the area. For tickets, contact Ness Stark at 518-477-3033 or Diane Madej at 518-843-5452.

BROADALBIN

The Knights of Columbus will host bingo in the St. Joseph’s Parish Center at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. and tickets are sold at 6:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 18

AMSTERDAM

Registered nurses can join St. Mary’s Healthcare from 9 a.m. to noon or 2 to 5 p.m. in the Laboratory Conference Room for a chance to discuss career opportunities with recruiters. Candidates are encourgaged to dress business professional and bring copies of resumes. For more information, call St. Mary’s Healthcare at 518-842-1900.

AMSTERDAM

The Horace J. Inman Senior Center will host bingo at 1:45 p.m. Sales open at 1 p.m. Lunch is available.

PERTH

The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a Speed Networking event at the Raindancer Restaurant, 4582 Route 30, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 19

AMSTERDAM

The Walter Elwood Museum, 100 Church St., will hold an Adult and Senior Art Class from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Cost is $10. For more information, contact Ann Peconie at 518-843-5151.

AMSTERDAM

The Amsterdam Elks Lodge No. 101, 8 Fourth St., will host bingo at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. Food available at 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 21

AMSTERDAM

The inaugural Oktoberfest Block Party will be held on Bridge Street in the South Side from noon to 8 p.m. The event includes Fall treats, pumpkins, mums and corn stalks for sale; food, music, activities, vendors and more.

AMSTERDAM

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 101 will sponsor the 13th annual Amsterdam Halloween Parade at 1 p.m. The parade will start at the corner of Guy Park and Evelyn avenues with a review stand at 93 Guy Park Ave. The event features floats and vehicles representing the local community. Rain date is Oct. 28.