Today

AMSTERDAM

The Amsterdam Knights of Columbus will sponsor a haunted house at the Horace J. Inman Senior Center from 7 to 10 p.m. The event, Scare for Foster Care at Dracula’s Castle, will raise funds for Christmas presents for children in foster care in Montgomery and Fulton counties. Admission is $10.

CANAJOHARIE

The Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., will hold a Grown Up Gallery Chat with James McNeil Whistler from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact Curator of Education and Public Engagement Jenna Peterson Riley at [email protected] or 518-674-2314, ext. 113.

FONDA

St. Cecilia’s Church, 26 Broadway, will hold its annual Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds benefit the local ecumenical food pantry, Haven of Hope.

GLOVERSVILLE

The Glove Performing Arts Center, 40 N. Main St., will host British Steel with F.T.A. at 7:30 p.m.

GLOVERSVILLE

The Gloversville Senior Center, 53 Church St., will host a Fulton County Fall Festival from 2 to 10 p.m. The event includes vendors, crafters, food, games, a pumpkin painting contest, music, a Halloween gingerbread house contest and more. The festival will close with a talent show from 8 to 10 p.m.

PERTH

Perth Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary will meet at the Perth Firehouse, 4080 Route 30, at 7 p.m. All attendees are asked to donate candy to the Kids Halloween Party that will be held for Perth Fire District residents on Oct. 22.

Saturday

AMSTERDAM

Healing Touch Level 2: Continuing Education Contact Hours: 16 will be held at the St. Mary’s Healthcare Center for Complementary Therapies, 380 Guy Park Ave., from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call Sister Rita Jean DuBrey at 518-841-7146.

AMSTERDAM

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Church, 24 Pulaski St., will hold a Ukrainian Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature varenyky (pierogi), holubtsi (cabbage rolls), kovbasa, sauerkraut, borshch, homemade pastries and Ukrainian folk art.

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.

CHARLESTON

The Burtonsville Fire Department and Auxiliary, 2053 Burtonsville Road, will hold its annual Chicken Barbecue from 3 to 7 p,m. Dinner is $10, seniors are $9 and half a dinner is $6.

FONDA

St. Cecilia’s Church, 26 Broadway, will hold its annual Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Proceeds benefit the local ecumenical food pantry, Haven of Hope.

FORT JOHNSON

Old Fort Johnson, intersection of routes 5 and 67, will hold a free Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event includes an open house with outdoor baking, fresh apple cider pressing and other family activities.

FORT PLAIN

A Spaghetti Dinner will be held at the Fort Plain VFW, 32 River St., from 4 to 8 p.m. The dinner will feature a Chinese auction, bake sale and door prizes. The event is to raise money for 8-year-old Xzavier Cool, who was injured in an accident in September and is currently in the care of Albany Medical Center’s PICU. All donations raised support medical expenses and the Cool family. To donate, contact Jean Shostek Grandy at 518-568-5858, Kristin Battisti at 518-848-5545 or Keara Battisti at 518-669-5551.

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]

GLOVERSVILLE

The Glove Performing Arts Center, 42 N. Main St., will host Maddhaus at 6:30 p.m. Price is $12. To reserve tickets, call 518-773-8255, ext. 25 or log on to www.glovetheatre.org.

HAGAMAN

The Fund Committee of St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church will sponsor a Chicken Parm Dinner from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the church hall. Pre-sale donation is $10 or $12 at the door. The event includes a 50/50 raffle and dinner of chicken parm, pasta, garlic bread, salad, drinks and dessert. For more information, contact the rectory at 518-843-2951.

JOHNSTOWN

The second annual Color Run/Walk will be held at Johnstown High School, 1 Sir Bill Circle, at 8:30 a.m. The run will raise vital funds for the Johnstown Elementary Schools PTA to provide character education, scholarships, student enrichment, literacy and many other activity opportunities to elementary students. Cost is $30.

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.

MAYFIELD

The second annual Socktoberfest will be held at the Mayfield Bannertown Fairgrounds from 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Tickets include entry for door prizes, food and beverage. Socktoberfest is a fundraiser to help Makenzie Cadmus and to raise awareness about Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) a rare genetic disease which causes extremely fragile skin to blister from minor friction. Proceeds will help offset some of the costs the family will incur relocating to Minnesota for a bone marrow transplant.

MINAVILLE

The Montgomery County Public Health Department will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic at the Town of Florida Highway Department, Fort Hunter Road, from 9 a.m. to noon. Rabies vaccine is free for county residents; donations will be accepted to help defray program costs. Suggested donation is $10 per rabies vaccination. For more information, contact Montgomery County Public Health at 518-853-3531.

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.

NELLISTON

The Valley Alliance Church, Route 5 a mile east of the Nelliston traffic light, will hold a free clothing giveaway from 9 to 11 a.m. Doors open at 8:45 a.m. Refreshments provided.

ST. JOHNSVILLE

The St. Johnsville Chamber of Commerce will host a canal celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. Johnsville Marina. The event will include a pig roast to benefit OESJ Class of 2019, children’s games, pumpkin painting, Junk in the Trunk mobile garage sales, a ribbon cutting for the new marina laundry and bathhouse. For more information, contact event chair Crystal Napier at 315-527-9585 or email [email protected]

Sunday

AMSTERDAM

Healing Touch Level 2: Continuing Education Contact Hours: 16 will be held at the St. Mary’s Healthcare Center for Complementary Therapies, 380 Guy Park Ave., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call Sister Rita Jean DuBrey at 518-841-7146.

AMSTERDAM

St. Mary’s Healthcare will hold a Breast Health Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are available in the campus gift shops or by calling Evelyn Bianchi at 518-843-0720.

AMSTERDAM

Scully’s Angels will host Rocktober Fest at the Amsterdam Municipal Golf Course Clubhouse from 1 to 4 p.m. The event includes music, food, raffles, and beer tastings. A $15 donation will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

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.

AMSTERDAM

The Amsterdam Marching Rams will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon in the Amsterdam High School cafeteria. The breakfast is $7 for adults, $5 for children ages 4 to 12 and free for children under age 3. The event includes a bake sale, basket raffle. Take-out available.

CANAJOHARIE

The Arkell Museum will host author David Siegenthaler, who will discuss his book, “The Airlift Mission: A Human Interest Story Blended with History of the US Air Force Airlift Mission,” at 2 p.m. Copies of the book are available for purchase at the museum gift shop.

JOHNSTOWN

St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 N. Market St., will host Nadia Karnatova, who will share her journey as a child in Ukraine, living in poverty and how she found hope in the form of a simple, gift-filled shoebox from Operation Christmas Child. The event is at 2 p.m. Attendees are asked to pack shoebox gifts with school supplies, hygiene items, notes of encouragement and fun toys.

Monday

AMSTERDAM

Retirement Solutions will present a free Social Security information workshop at the Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church St., at 6 p.m. The workshop is for pre-retirees ages 55 and older. Topics include the best time to claim benefits, how much money one can earn before getting penalized, survivor benefits, recent changes in legislation and more. To RSVP, contact the library at 518-842-1080.

FONDA

The Frothingham Free Library, 28 W. Main St., will host a Craft Group at 2 p.m. Crafters can learn how to knit, crochet or bring their current project to share with the group. The group will also be sharing ideas for holiday wreaths. For more information, log on to fonlib.blogspot.com or call the library at 518-853-3016.

GLOVERSVILLE

The Cancer Services Program of Fulton, Montgomery and Schenectady Counties is offering free cancer screening events at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Women’s Imaging, 99 E. State St., from 8:30 to 10 a.m. The event is for women ages 40 to 64 who do not have health insurance. To pre-register, contact Suzanne Hagadorn at 518-770-6814.

MAYFIELD

The Mayfield Historical Society will host a presentation on the upcoming documentary, “Harnessing Nature: Building the Great Sacandaga,” at 7 p.m. at the Mayfield Presbyterian Church, 22 N. Main St. The film focuses on the social and cultural history of the Great Sacandaga Lake.

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

Club 60 will meet at St. Mary’s Healthcare, 427 Guy Park Ave., at 3:30 p.m. The cost is $6.50 per person, per monthly meeting. For more information, contact Gayle Grajewski at 518-841-3895.

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.

BROADALBIN

The Broadalbin Kennyetto Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. at the Final Guest House, 12 E. Finch St. Parking is limited so meet at the First Presbyterian Church at 6:30 p.m. to car pool to the house. Christine Mayer, owner, will be the hostess.

CANAJOHARIE

The American Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive at St. John’s St. Mark’s Church, 143 Church St., from 1 to 6 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call Kathy at 518-673-5443 or log on to redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code, StJohnsStMarksCanajoharie

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 encouraged to dress business professional and bring copies of resumes. For more information, call St. Mary’s Healthcare at 518-842-1900.

AMSTERDAM

Joint School will be held at St. Mary’s Hospital from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 5 to 6:30 p.m. Joint School is a free educational service provided to those having, or considering, joint replacement surgery with Dr. Russell Cecil. For more information, contact Kay Miller at 518-842-2663, ext. 234.

AMSTERDAM

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

FORT PLAIN

A Local History Round Table forum will be held at the Fort Plain Free Library from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

JOHNSTOWN

The United Way of Fulton County Campaign Kick Off Breakfast will be held at the Holiday Inn of Johnstown, 308 N. Comrie Ave., from 7:30 to 9 a.m. A $10 donation is suggested. To RSVP, contact United Way of Fulton County at 518-725-9817 by Oct. 16.

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.

TOWN OF AMSTERDAM

A Diabetes Busters Support Group will meet at the Burgess Room of the Memorial Campus from 5 to 6 p.m. Bri Giulianelli will make a presentation on yoga. For more information, contact the Diabetes and Nutrition Education Center at 518-841-3717.

Thursday, Oct. 19

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

St. Mary’s Healthcare presents The Butt Stops Here, A Smoking Cessation Program from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Medical Office Building, Suite 304, 425 Guy Park Ave. To register, contact Bri Giulianelli at 518-841-7448 or email [email protected]

GLOVERSVILLE

A support group of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Montgomery, Fulton and Hamilton Counties will meet at at the Argersinger Building, 73 Main St. at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Rebecca Cardinale at 518-843-3261.

NELLISTON

A support group of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Montgomery, Fulton and Hamilton Counties will meet at 8 River St. at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Rebecca Cardinale at 518-843-3261.

ST. JOHNSVILLE

The Margaret Reaney Memorial Library will host writer Christine Oarr Eggleston, who will read from her series of Murder in the Mohawk Valley tales, at the St. Johnsville Community House, 16 Washington St., at 7 p.m.  For more information, contact Library Director Dawn Lamphere at 518-568-7822.

Friday, Oct. 20

AMSTERDAM

The Amsterdam Housing Authority, 52 Division St., will hold a landlord presentation from 5 to 6 p.m. The event includes training, property manager information and local contractor. It will focus on the roles and responsibilities between the Housing Authority, the landlord and the tenant.

Saturday, Oct. 21

AMSTERDAM

The inaugural Oktoberfest Block Party will be held on Bridge Street in the South Side from noon to 7 p.m. The event includes Fall treats, pumpkins, mums and corn stalks for sale; food, music, activities, vendors and more.

AMSTERDAM

Centro Civico, 143 E. Main St., will host Jumpstart’s Read for the Record program at 12:30 p.m. for all children who are preparing to learn to read. This year’s reading will be from the book, “Quackers” by Liz Wong. Following the reading, children will engage in age-appropriate activities.

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.

FULTONVILLE

The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District Class of 2019 will present a haunted hayride and corn maze from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Bellinger’s Orchard, Argersinger Road. The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for students and free for children under age 3. Rain date is Saturday, Oct. 28.

GALWAY

The Galway Central School District will host the Saratoga-Warren County Music Educators Association All-County Band Festival at 2 p.m. Approximately 230 student musicians from 17 school districts will participate in the festival.

NORTHVILLE

The 19th annual Great Sacandaga 10K Run will be held at the Sport Island Pub, 108 Riverside Blvd, at 10:30 a.m. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Entry fee is $20 preregistration and $25 the day of the race. Awards to first overall male and female and to top three male and female in their age groups. A gala post-race buffet will feature hot and cold entries and beverages. A $7 donation for buffet by nonrunners. For more information, contact Keith Goodrich at 518-863-4452 or [email protected] or Dave Gifford at 518-863-8046 or [email protected]

TOWN OF AMSTERDAM

St. Mary’s Healthcare will hold Pirates, Princesses and Pancakes at the Memorial Cafeteria, Route 30. Costumes encouraged. The event includes breakfast, games, activities, goodies and more. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children.

Sunday, Oct. 22

FORT JOHNSON

Home Voices: the American Civil War Experience through Words and Music will be presented at Old Fort Johnson, 2 Mergner Road, at 3 p.m. Saratoga Arts awarded Wanda Burch, historian and writer from Glen, and singer/songwriter, John Kenosian from Clifton Park, an individual artist grant for the presentation of this performance and five others. Suggested donation will be $10.

FORT PLAIN

Fort Plain Free Library, 19 Willett St., will hold a book discussion on “The Girls” by Emma Cline at 3 p.m. Author and SUNY Albany Criminal Justice Professor Frankie Bailey will facilitate the program. To register, visit the library or call 518-993-4646.

PERTH

The Perth Firehouse, 4080 Route 30, will hold a Kids Halloween Party for all fire district residents from 1 to 3 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 23

BROADALBIN

A program, 13 Reason Why You Matter, will be held at Broadalbin-Perth High School, 100 Bridge St., at 6:30 p.m. The program is for students, parents and educators who want to learn how to have a respectful discussion on topics. To register, call Tammy Wilson at 518-841-7134 or email [email protected]

Tuesday, Oct. 24

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

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.

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 will hold Multiple Generations at Work, a Women’s Advisory Council Seminar Series at the Chamber office, 2 N. Main St., from 4 to 5 p.m. The event is free for Chamber members and their employees and $10 for future members. To RSVP, contact Terry at the Chamber at [email protected] or 518-725-0641.

Wednesday, Oct. 25

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]

AMSTERDAM

The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business After Hours at Capstone Rehabilitation Center and Nursing, 206 Swart Hill, from 5 to 7 p.m. Free admission for Chamber members and their employees and $10 for future members. To RSVP, contact Alex at [email protected]

CANAJOHARIE

The Montgomery County Office for Aging will hold a public information session at Arkell Center from 9 to 11 a.m. The session will offer information and assistance with regard to seniors and OFA services. For more information, call 518-843-2300.

Thursday, Oct. 26

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.

Friday, Oct. 27

FULTONVILLE

The Town of Glen Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual Trunk or Treat from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, contact Sandy Knapik at 518-922-8525.

Saturday, Oct. 28

AMSTERDAM

The Horace J. inman Senior Center will serve a military brunch, mess hall style, from 9 a.m. to noon. The brunch is free for veterans, active duty and reservists and $8 for family and friends.

Sunday, Oct. 29

GALWAY

Author Mary Cuffe Perez will read from her book, “Barn Stories, Reflections from a Saratoga County Horse Farm,” at Galway Town Hall, 5910 Sacandaga Road, at 7 p.m. The presentation will include photographs of the Saratoga County barn the stories are drawn from as well as other photos of area barns. Books available for sale.

Tuesday, Oct. 31

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 second annual MVGO Trick or Treat on the Bridge will be held from 5 to 7 p.m.

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.