Today
AMSTERDAM
A mental health family support group will meet at St. Mary’s Healthcare, 427 Guy Park Ave., third floor, group room D, from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, contact facilitator Mary Lou Barry, of St. Mary’s Behavioral Health, at 841-7468.
FONDA
The Frothingham Free Library, 28 W. Main St., will host a Winter Craft Group at 11 a.m., weather permitting. Crafters can learn how to crochet, knit or bring their current craft project to share with the group. Beginners will need a crochet hook or knitting needles and a skein of yarn. For more information, contact the library at 853-3016 or log onto fonlib.blogspot.com.
GLOVERSVILLE
The second annual Soupurr Cook-off will be held at 53 Church St., from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The event includes samples of soups from the area, 50/50 raffle and door prizes. All proceeds go to benefit the Cat Sanctuary and Information Center.
JOHNSTOWN
A benefit for Tara Papura will be held at the Masonic Temple from 1 to 6 p.m. Papura is a mother of three children, under 13, who is battling lung and brain cancer. Tickets are $10 donation; under age 10 is free. The event includes food and beverages, live entertainment, an auction and a 50/50. For more information or donation, contact Terri Wood at 339-6253 or Stephanie Bellinger at 568-2713.
MAYFIELD
The Paul Nigra Center, 2736 Route 30, will hold a Kids Cooking Class on french bread rolls and mini apple strudels from 9 to 11 a.m. The class is $25 for those who pre-register and $35 at the door. For more information, call 661-9932.
ST. JOHNSVILLE
The Chapter 3: High School Havoc wrestling event will be held at Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johsville Junior/Senior High School. The event is a fundraiser for the seventh and eighth grades and will feature famous wrestlers such as Swoggle. To purchase tickets, log on to http://chateriii.bpt.me.
TOWN OF AMSTERDAM
A free cancer health screening will be held at St. Mary’s Breast Health Center in the Rao Outpatient Pavilion, 4950 Route 30, from 9 a.m. to noon. To pre-register, contact Suzanne Hagadorn at 841-3726.
TRIBES HILL
The Montgomery County Public Health Department will hold a rabies vaccination clinic at the Tribes Hill Fire Department, 280 Mohawk Drive, from 9 to 11 a.m. Vaccination is available free of charge but donations will be accepted to help defray program costs. Suggested donation is $10. Other vaccines will be available at additional fees. For more information, contact Montgomery County Public Health at 853-3531.
ST. JOHNSVILLE
The H.C. Smith Benefit Club, 538 Crum Creek Road, will hold a Chili Cook-off from 1 to 4 p.m. All proceeds will benefit those in need throughout the year.

Sunday
AMES
The Ames Volunteer Fire Department will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ames Firehouse, 595 Latimer Hill Road. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, liver sausage, home fries, applesauce, doughnuts and beverages. Adults are $8, children are $4 and free if under the age of 5.
AMSTERDAM
The Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church St., will hold its Sunday Book Club at 2 p.m. The book is “The Year of Magical Thinking,” by Joan Didion.

Monday
GLOVERSVILLE
A blood drive will be held at the Fulton Center, 847 Route 122, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Walk-ins welcome or schedule an appointment by calling 1-800-red-cross or log onto redcrossblood.org.

Tuesday
AMSTERDAM
The Walter Elwood Museum, 100 Church St., will hold a camp day focused on portrait painting from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Participants will look at the presidential portraits in the museum collection and then try one of their own.
BROADALBIN
The Broadalbin Library, Wilkinson Memorial Book Station, 25 N. Main St., will offer a two-session Beginner Knitting Group for children in grade 4 through 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. A fee of $5 will cover the cost of knitting needles and yarn which will be provided to each participant. Pre-registration and a signed release from a parent or adult required. To register, call the library at 883-5976 or email us [email protected]
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.
BROADALBIN
The Broadalbin Kennyetto Historical Society will meet at the First Presbyterian Church on West Main Street. The guest speaker will be Jonas Kover, history professor from Fulton-Montgomery Community College.
FONDA
The Frothingham Free Library, 28 W. Main St., will host a President’s Day story hour at 11 a.m.
MAYFIELD
The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, will hold a Kid Cooking Camp from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. From pizza to other treats, young chefs will keep busy in the professional teaching kitchen. They will also create fun food-related art projects they can take home. The camp is $130 for those who pre-register and $155 at the door. To register, log on to www.pncreativeartscenter.org or call 661-9932.

Wednesday
AMSTERDAM
The Walter Elwood Museum, 100 Church St., will hold a camp day focused on letter writing from 9:30 to noon. Participants will try writing with quill and ink.
AMSTERDAM
The Horace J. Inman Senior Center, 53 Guy Park Ave., will host bingo starting at 1:30 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 [email protected] for more information and meeting location.
FONDA
The Frothingham Free Library, 28 W. Main St., will host game time at 2 p.m.
ST. JOHNSVILLE
Nifty Needles will meet at the Margaret Reaney Memorial Library, 19 Kinsbury Ave., at 10 a.m. For more information, contact the Dawn Lamphere at 568-7822.

Thursday
AMSTERDAM
The Walter Elwood Museum, 100 Church St., will hold a camp day focused on the invention of electricity from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Participants will look at a few of Edison’s inventions and then make a luminary to take home.
AMSTERDAM
The Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church St., will show “For Love or Money,” as part of the second annual Kirk Douglas Film Festival, at 6 p.m.
AMSTERDAM
The Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church St., will host an educational workshop, Making Cents of Social Security — Planning for Comfortable Retirement, at 6 p.m. Topics will include recent changes in legislation, why Social Security is crucial to women, avoiding frequent claiming mistakes and the best way to maximize benefits. Seating is limited. To RSVP, call 315-735-5800.
CANAJOHARIE
A watercolor class will be held with Joanne Resch at the Arkell Center at 1 p.m.
FONDA
Montgomery County’s Early Intervention Coordinating Council will meet at 1 p.m. in Room 111 in the County Annex Building on Park Street. Guest speaker will be Joan Drauss, SPOA coordinator for Fulton, Montgomery counties and Charlie Gray, program manager for the children’s Health Homes at St. Mary’s Healthcare. Discussion will include the proposed integration between the children’s Health Homes Program and Early Intervention Program. Call 853-3531 for more information.
JOHNSTOWN
Health Link at Littaur, 2 Colonial Court, will hold a workshop Managing Stress: Budgeting, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Learn how to spend with healthy boundaries and create new ideas and habits to improve money skills. For more information, call Karen Sagan, Littauer’s Community Health Educator, at 736-1120.

Friday
FONDA
The Frothingham Free Library, 28 W. Main St., will hold a Children’s Concert with Gary VanSlyke at 2 p.m. Registration required. For more information, contact the library at 853-3016 or log on to fonlib.blogspot.com.
MINAVILLE
The Fort Hunter Free Library, 167 Fort Hunter Road, will hold their Preschoolers Story Hour from 10 to 11 a.m. in the library. The event includes story time, crafts, exercise, music and snacks. For more information, call 829-7258.

Saturday, Feb. 25
CANAJOHARIE
The Palatine Settlement Society will hold its annual Antique Show and Sale at the Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The admission cost is $5; appraisals for one item is $5, or three for $10. The show is to benefit the restoration of the 1747 Nellis Tavern n St. Johnsville. For more information, call Donna Reston, show manager, at 843-1601.
JOHNSTOWN
The First Presbyterian Church, 37 S. Market St., will host a Mardi Gras party from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. with live music by the “Dixie Land Band.” Food will be available. For more information, call the church, at 762-8263.
MAYFIELD
The Mayfield Community Winter Carnival will be held at the Mayfield Lake Pump House Road from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event includes a youth fishing contest, frying pan toos, broom ball, ice bowing, polar dip and more.
MAYFIELD
The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, will hold a Meet the Instructors Open House and Soup Cook-off, from noon to 3 p.m. Admission is free but $5 for samples of soup.

Sunday, Feb. 26
JOHNSTOWN
Horse Lover Unlimited 4H Club will hold a flapjack fundraiser at Applebees, 223 N. Comrie Ave., from 8 to 10 a.m. A pancake breakfast is $5. The money will help buy supplies for upcoming projects, community service opportunities, day trips and the end of year camping trip.

Tuesday, Feb. 28
AMSTERDAM
St. Stanislaus Church will hold a chicken and biscuit dinner in the church hall, 50 Cornell St., from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Menu includes salad, chicken and biscuit, homemade cake and a beverage. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and under. Tickets are available before and after all Masses and at the parish office. For more informatio, call 842-2771.
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.
MAYFIELD
The Mayfield United Methodist Church, 19 N. Main St., will serve a complimentary pancake supper from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, bacon, beverages and more. For more information, call Sandy Aesch at 725-6309.