Today
TOWN OF AMSTERDAM
A free cancer health screening will be held at the St. Mary’s Breast Health Center in the Rao Outpatient Pavilion, 4950 Route 30, from 3 to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Suzanne Hagadorn at 841-3726.

Tuesday
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.
CANAJOHARIE
The Arkell Center will hold a free Tai Chi workshop with Earl O’Brien from 10 to 11 a.m.
CANAJOHARIE
The Canajoharie Library, 2 Erie Blvd., will hold a Computer How-To session on email from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. To register, call 673-2314.
NORTHVILLE
The Northville Public Library, 341 S. Third St., will host Meagan DeMento, program manager for the Alzheimer’s Association, who will hold the program “Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research,” at 10 a.m.

Wednesday
AMSTERDAM
The Horace J. Inman Senior Center will hold bingo from 1:45 to 3:45 p.m.
AMSTERDAM
The Historic Amsterdam League will present a visit from fourth President James Madison portrayed by Kyle Jenks at 6:30 p.m. in the common council chambers of city hall. There will be a short meeting before the presentation.
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 842-2663, ext. 234.
CANAJOHARIE
The Arkell Center will hold gentle yoga with instructor Patty Pietrowicz from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Donation is $5.
MAYFIELD
The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, will hold a painting class, Fruitful Still Life, from 6 to 8 p.m. The class is $30 for those who pre-register and $40 at the door. For more information, call 661-9932 or log on to pncreativeartscenter.org.
TOWN OF AMSTERDAM
A Diabetes Busters Support Group will meet at the St. Mary’s Memorial Campus, burgess room from 5 to 6 p.m. In lieu of a speaker, there will be a holiday party. For more information, contact the Diabetes and Nutrition Education Center at 841-3717.
Thursday
AMSTERDAM
The Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church St., will hold a Preschool Learning Hour: Kitchen Science from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Children will work with the teacher in a whole group setting to make a delicious grilled cheese sandwich with a twist and will predict whether or not color changes the taste of foods we eat.
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, call Meagan Demento at 867-4999.
AMSTERDAM
St. Mary’s Healthcare, 380 Guy Park Ave., will present, The Butt Stop Here, A Smoking Cessation Program, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Bri Giulianelli at 841-7448 or [email protected]
AMSTERDAM
The McNulty Academy will present Heritage Night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to celebrate the diversity in the school and the community. Students will showcase individual presentations about their family’s heritage. Amsterdam Community Transit include a bus stop at McNulty and transfers when needed between 5 and 7:45 p.m. There will be a $2 fare and children under 5 are free.
AMSTERDAM
The Walter Elwood Nature Club will meet at the Horace J. Inman Senior Center, 53 Guy Park Ave., rear entrance, at 7 p.m. Encon officers, Valenty and DeAngelis, will speak about their responsibility to protect the environment, wildlife and people on state land.
CANAJOHARIE
Meagan DeMento, from the Alzheimer’s organization, will talk about “Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors,” at 10 a.m. at the Arkell Center. Reservations are required by Jan. 16. Call 867-4999, ext. 200.
MAYFIELD
The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, will hold an art class, Time Travel with Art: Prehistoric Cave Paintings, from 6 to 8 p.m. The class is $25 for those who pre-register and $35 at the door. For more information, call 661-9932 or log on pncreativeartscenter.org.
NELLISTON
A support group for the National Alliance of Mental Illness of Montgomery, Fulton and Hamilton County will meet at 8 River St., from 5:30 to 7 p.m. For more information, contact Rebecca Cardinale at 843-3261. To RSVP, contact Terry at the chamber at 725-0641 or email [email protected]

Friday
JOHNSTOWN
The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual celebration and cocktail party at the Holiday Inn, 308 N. Comrie Ave., at 5:30 p.m. The theme of the event is “Winter Wonderland,” and will feature signature cocktails, a selfie booth, themed raffles and silent auction prizes.

Saturday
AMSTERDAM
A mental health family support group will meet at St. Mary’s Healthcare, 427 Guy Park Ave., third floor, group room D. For more information, call facilitator Mary Lou Barry at 841-7468.
CANAJOHARIE
A six-hour defensive driving course, presented by April Johnson of the Shults Agency, will be held at Canajoharie High School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $25. To sign up for the event, visit the Canajoharie Central School District website.
GLOVERSVILLE
The North Main Street United Methodist Church, 316 N. Main St., will serve a spaghetti dinner at the church from 4 to 7 p.m. The dinner will include spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, beverage and dessert. The cost is $10 per person. Eat-in or take-out available. The proceeds will used to replace the main roof on the church.
MAYFIELD
The Mayfield Community Winter Carnival will be held at the Mayfield Lake Pump House Road starting at 8 a.m. Events include a Youth Fishing Contest, Polar Dip, Kids Cardboard Box Derby and more.
MAYFIELD
The Paul Nigra Center, 2736 Route 30, will hold the second session of a mini barn quilt program from 9 to 11 a.m. Instructor Brenda Dwyer will show participants how to create a mini barn quill patter on a piece of panel board. Cost is $65 for those who pre-register. For more information, log on to pncreativeartscenter.org or call 661-9932.

Sunday
AMSTERDAM
The Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church St., will host its Amsterdam Reads 2017 kickoff event at 2 p.m. The book of the year is “A Fall of Marigolds,” by Susan Meissner.

Monday
AMSTERDAM
The Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church St., will hold a Preschool Story Hour: “Hello Snow!” by Hope Vestergard, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
TRIBES HILL
Loopie’s Pub, 410 Mohawk Drive, will hold a soup and chili cook-off from 2 to 5 p.m. Donation of $8 per person. Proceeds benefit the SPCA.

Tuesday
CANAJOHARIE
An Alzheimer’s caregiver support group will meet at the Arkell Center from 10 to 11 a.m.
CANAJOHARIE
The Arkell Center will hold a free Tai Chi workshop with Earl O’Brien from 10 to 11 a.m.
CANAJOHARIE
The Canajoharie Library, 2 Erie Blvd., will hold a Computer How-To session on Facebook from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. To register, call 673-2314.
JOHNSTOWN
The Amsterdam-Gloversville-Johnstown branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will hold a dinner and movie night from 6 to 9 p.m. at 1 Church St., the former YMCA in Johnstown.
MAYFIELD
The Paul Nigra Center, 2736 Route 30, will hold Art Around the World: African Rain Stick, from 6 to 8 p.m. The class is $25 for those who pre-register and $35 at the door. For more information, log on to [email protected] or call 661-9932.
ST. JOHNSVILLE
The Margaret Reaney Memorial Library, 19 Kingsbury Ave., will host Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body at 2 p.m. To register, call the library at 568-7822.

Wednesday, Jan. 25
AMSTERDAM
The Horace J. Inman Senior Center will hold bingo from 1:45 to 3:45 p.m.
CANAJOHARIE
The Arkell Center will hold gentle yoga with instructor Patty Pietrowicz from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Donation is $5.
GLOVERSVILLE
The Gloversville Public Library, 58 E. Fulton St., will hold an adult craft, card making class at 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. Attend one of two classes and create “Thank You,” “Get Well,” and “Valentine” cards. To register, log on to the library website or call the library at 725-2819.

Thursday, Jan. 26
AMSTERDAM
The Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church St., will hold a Preschool Learning Hour: A Toothy Engagement,” at 10:30 a.m.
AMSTERDAM
The John J. Wyszomirski American Legion Post 701, 123 W. Main St., will hold an executive board meeting at 7 p.m.
AMSTERDAM
St. Mary’s Healthcare, 380 Guy Park Ave., will present, The Butt Stop Here, A Smoking Cessation Program from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Bri Giulianelli at 841-7448 or [email protected]
CANAJOHARIE
A watercolor class with Joanne Resch will be held at the Arkell Cnter at 1 p.m.
CANAJOHARIE
The home school group will meet at the Canajoharie Library, 2 Erie Blvd., from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. The day will focus on the Colonial days and includes play-time games, stories, Colonial food and hands-on activities for the whole family. RSVP by Jan. 19 by calling 673-2314 or email [email protected]
JOHNSTOWN
The 50 Plus Club, located in the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., will hold a Game Day at the center including a live version of the TV show game, “The Price is Right,” at 1:15 p.m. Prizes will be awarded. There will be refreshments and door prizes. For more information, call 762-4643.

Friday, Jan. 27
CANAJOHARIE
Gary Van Slyke will perform winter songs at 12:30 p.m. at the Arkell Center.

Saturday, Jan. 28
CANAJOHARIE
The Junior Youth Program of Canajoharie will hold a Bowling Fundraiser at Iroquois Lanes, 192 Erie Blvd., from 1 to 3 p.m. A $5 games includes shoe rental. The event will feature basket raffles, a 50/50 and bowling bingo cards for $5 each. For more information, contact JYP coordinator Jo Ann Douglass at 673-2224 or email [email protected]
MAYFIELD
The Paul Nigra Center, 2736 Route 30, will hold the first session of a mini barn quilt program from 9 to 11 a.m. Instructor Brenda Dwyer will show participants how to create a mini barn quill patter on a piece of panel board. Cost is $65 for those who pre-register. For more information, log on to pncreativeartscenter.org or call 661-9932.

Sunday, Jan 29.
AMSTERDAM
United Presbyterian Church will hold a Winter Showcase XIX. Local musicians will perform many genres on flute, clarinet, voice, piano, along iwth the River Valley Ringers to benefit the Margaret K. Lazarou Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students.
AMSTERDAM
St. Michael’s Society and its Polish Club will hold their annual meeting at 1:25 p.m. at the club rooms, 38 Reid St. All reports will be discussed.
AMSTERDAM
St. Mary’s Institute, 10 Kopernick Blvd., will hold a pancake breakfast and open ouse from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, home fries, sausage and a beverage. Prospective students and parents are also welcome to take a brief tour of the facility. Tickets for the breakfast are $8 for adults, $6 for children ages 4 to 12. Purchase advanced tickets and save $1. Contact the SMI office at 842-4100.

MOnday, Jan. 30
AMSTERDAM
The Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church St., will hold a Library 2.0 Makerspace: Lifehack, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Participants will create a batter powered phone charger out of common household objects. For more information, call 842-1080.

Tuesday, Jan. 31
CANAJOHARIE
The Arkell Center will hold a free Tai Chi workshop with Earl O’Brien from 10 to 11 a.m.
CANAJOHARIE
The Canajoharie Library, 2 Erie Blvd., will hold a Computer How-To session on Microsoft Word from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. To register, call 673-2314.