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AMSTERDAM

The Montgomery County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal (MCSPCA) will hold a Vet vs. Vet tennis benefit for pets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Shuttleworth Park. Dr. Caroline Ennis, a veterinarian, will conduct a free tennis lesson for kids ages 16 and under. After the lesson Ennis will compete against army veteran former Staff Sgt. Anthony Baker. For more information, contact Anthonio at 518-842-8050 or email the shelter at [email protected]

AMSTERDAM

The Amsterdam Farmers Market will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Walter Elwood Museum, 100 Church St. For more information, contact Ben Wallach at 518-221-7828.

AMSTERDAM

City of Amsterdam Riverfest will be held along Riverlink Park and the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook from 1 to 10 p.m. The event includes music all day, food and craft vendors, kids activities, pony rides, petting zoo, fireworks over the river and more.

AMSTERDAM

A mental health family support group will meet at St. Mary’s Hospital, 427 Guy Park Ave., third floor, group room D, from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, contact facilitator Mary Lou Barry, St. Mary’s Behavioral Health, at 518-841-7468.

AMSTERDAM

The Calvary Assembly of God Church, 200 E. Main St., will hold Life is a Highway Vacation Bible School from 6 to 9 p.m. The event includes a free dinner, carnival games, prizes, bounce houses and more. For more information, call 518-842-1261.

AMSTERDAM

The Riverlink Concert Series will feature Sean Rowe at 8 p.m. at Riverlink Park.

CANAJOHARIE

Court Catherine Esther No. 1264 Catholic Daughters will hold a garage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 24 Otsego St. Proceeds will be used to fund the court’s local charities.

CANAJOHARIE

Artist Christine Heller will conduct a free guided tour through her exhibit, “Truth is the Only Safe Ground to Stand Upon,” at 1 p.m. at the Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd. Heller will discuss the suffragists she has depicted in portraits and how their work is relevant to women today.

FORT PLAIN

A Fort Plain Cemetery Walk/Tour will be held at 10 a.m. Meet at the Wagner Street gate, wear comfortable shoes and bring water. Rain date is Aug. 12. For more information, contact Eileen Chambers at 518-993-2628.

FORT PLAIN

Image Quilt Cinema will host the Kids First Film Festival: Movies for Kids (and Kids at Heart) at Unity Hall, 39 Mohawk St., at 1 p.m. Each film festival pass fee is $10 all season.

NORTHVILLE

A summer outdoor concert continue with a performance by Hitrick and Brooks at Northville Waterfront Park, on Main Street at 6 p.m.

Sunday

AMSTERDAM

The Calvary Assembly of God Church, 200 E. Main St., will hold Life is a Highway Vacation Bible School from 6 to 9 p.m. The event includes a free dinner, carnival games, prizes and more. As well, at 10 a.m. the Buddy Buck store will be opened. For more information, call 518-842-1261.

BROADALBIN

The Fish House Community August Breakfast will be held at the Fish House Community Center, 1170 Route 110 from 8 to 11 a.m.

FORT HUNTER

The Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, 129 Schoharie St., will hold Not Just for Kids Storytelling with Elizabeth Ellis from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Visitor Center.

GLOVERSVILLE

Meditation at Mohawk Harvest will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. at the co-op, 30 N. Main St.

Monday

BROADALBIN

The Broadalbin Wilkinson Memorial Library, 25 Main St., will host a workshop on the German art of paper cutting, known as Scherenschnitte, from 3 to 5 p.m. Judy Frederick will be there with supplies in hand. For more information, call the library at 518-883-5976 or email [email protected]

Tuesday

AMSTERDAM

A bereavement support group, Living with Loss, will meet at St. Mary’s Healthcare, 427 Guy Park Ave at 7 p.m. For more information, call Amy S. Weinar at 518-843-5412.

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 Gloversville Public Library, 34 W. Fulton St., will hold Writers Unblocked from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a creative writing forum for adult writers ranging from amateur to experienced.

GLOVERSVILLE

The Gloversville Public Library, 34 W. Fulton St., will hold Drop In Tech Help from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

MAYFIELD

The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, will hold Adirondack Adventure Camp from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities will range from scavenger hunts to arts projects with an outdoor themes. For campers ages 5 to 15. The camp is $130 for those who pre-register and $150 at the door.

NORTHVILLE

The Northville Public Library, 341 S. Third St., will host author Daryll McGrath who will discuss his book, “Flight Paths” from 6 to 8 p.m.

Wednesday

AMSTERDAM

The Horace J. Inman Senior Center will host bingo at 1:45 p.m. Cards go on sale at 1 p.m.

AMSTERDAM

A free fun walking program will be held at the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook bridge with Carla Pasquarelli from 6 to 7 p.m.

AMSTERDAM

Survivors of a Loved Ones (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 free Movies in the Park Series will continue at Sirchia Park at dusk. The movie “Sing” will be shown.

BROADALBIN

The United Methodist Church, N. Main St., will hold an Ecumenical Fireside Gathering at 6:30 p.m. The event includes a worship experience around the fire with music. Bring a lawn chair and a roasting stick for marshmallows. In case of bad weather, the event will be held inside. For more information, call 518-883-8086.

FORT HUNTER

The Schoharie Crossing Historical State Site, 129 Schoharie St., will hold Wildlife Wednesday: Water Life from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

GLOVERSVILLE

The MiSci Museum returns to the Gloversville Public Library, 34 W. Fulton St., from 2 to 3 p.m. The program is about optical illusions.

GLOVERSVILLE

The Gloversville Civic Band Concert will be held at Melchior Park from 7 to 8 p.m.

MAYFIELD

The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, will hold Adirondack Adventure Camp from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities will range from scavenger hunts to arts projects with an outdoor themes. For campers ages 5 to 15. The camp is $130 for those who pre-register and $150 at the door.

Thursday, Aug. 10

BROADALBIN

The Broadalbin Wilkinson Memorial Library, 25 Main St., will hold a free walk-in workshop, Beginner Knitting, from 2 to 4 p.m. Bring a pair of no. 8 short, straight knitting needles. Yarn will be supplied. For more information, call the library at 518-883-5976 or email [email protected]

CHARLESTON

The Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Department, 2053 Burtonsville Road, and Auxiliary will hold an Ice Cream Social from 6 to 8 p.m. The event is $3 perp son and includes ice cream, homemade dessert, raffles and more.

GLOVERSVILLE

The Gloversville Public Library will hold Traveling Story Time at Trail Station Park on W. Fulton Street from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

GLOVERSVILLE

The Gloversville Public Library, 34 W. Fulton St., will host a knitting group from 4 to 6 p.m.

MAYFIELD

The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, will hold Adirondack Adventure Camp from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities will range from scavenger hunts to arts projects with an outdoor themes. For campers ages 5 to 15. The camp is $130 for those who pre-register and $150 at the door.

MINAVILLE

The Fort Hunter Free Library will hold the Summer Reading Program: Animal Builders with Anita Sanchez from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Old Fort Hunter Town Hall, 167 Fort Hunter Road. For more information, log on to www.forthunterfreelibrary.com.

Friday, Aug. 11

AMSTERDAM

The MVGO Sunset Celebrations will continue with Adult Craft Brew Festival from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook bridge. The event will include over 36 breweries with 70 different samples. Tickets are $30 pre-sale and $35 the day of.  Tickets are on sale at Mary Janes Market, Herks Tavern, Parillo’s Armory Grill, Shorty’s Southside Tavern and The Tavern at 1 Port Jackson Square.

FULTONVILLE

The village-wide garage sales will be held from noon to 4 p.m.

GLOVERSVILLE

The Downtown Gloversville Twilight Market will be held along North Main Street from 5 to 8 p.m.

GLOVERSVILLE

Gloversville BID’s Chalk Art on Main Street will be held between Fulton and Church streets from 5 to 8 p.m.

GLOVERSVILLE

The Gloversville Public Library, 34 W. Fulton St., will hold Bibliomaniacs!, a teen reading and writing group, at 4 p.m.

JOHNSTOWN

Dr. Melinda Grub, longtime interpreter of regional women’s rights and suffrage history, will perform in costume as Elizabeth Lady Stanton and recite the Declaration of Sentiments in the Johnstown Park Bandshell at 4 p.m. She will also present a program on Stanton, her father’s influence and her history with Johnstown. The unveiling and decidication of the ECW Commemorative Plaque will follow.

JOHNSTOWN

A chicken barbecue fundraiser will be held at Whitey’s Meat, Deli and Catering, 204 N. Perry St., from 4 to 7 p.m. Dinner includes Whitey’s 1/2 barbecue chicken, cole slaw, potato and dessert. Partial proceeds to benefit the OFA Senior Daycare.

Saturday, Aug. 12

AMSTERDAM

A free fun walking program will be held at the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook bridge with Mammo Team from 8 to 10 a.m.

AURIESVILLE

The Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs will hold a mini retreat, The Friends of St. Isaac Jogues, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Visitor Center. A $12 donation includes lunch. To pre-register by Aug. 9, contact Beth Lynch at 518-366-5694 or email [email protected]

AMSTERDAM

The Amsterdam Farmers Market will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Walter Elwood Museum, 100 Church St. For more information, contact Ben Wallach at 518-221-7828.

AMSTERDAM

The Riverbank Concert Series presents Franklin Micare Trio at 7 p.m. at Riverlink Park. For more information, contact Paul Gavry at 518-866-4999.

CANAJOHARIE

The Arkell Museum will hold Songs of Suffrage with Katie Boardman at 4 p.m. Songs of Suffrage, a program of music for ages, will explore opinions and movements about the right of women to vote.

FORT PLAIN

Image Quilt Cinema will host the Kids First Film Festival: Movies for Kids (and Kids at Heart) at Unity Hall, 39 Mohawk St., at 1 p.m. Each film festival pass fee is $10 all season.

FULTONVILLE

The village-wide garage sales will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

GLOVERSVILLE

The Eddie Music Festival will be held at the Concordia Singing Society, Concordia Club Drive from noon to noon to midnight. The event features approximately 20 bands across 2 stages.

HAGAMAN

St. Stephen’s Rosary Society will sponsor a Garage Sale to coincide with the Village-wide Garage Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

HAGAMAN

St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church is having a Chicken Barbecue, sponsored by the Fun D Committee, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. The pre-sale donation is $10 and $12 on the day of the barbecue. Dinner includes chicken, salt potatoes, cole slaw, bread/roll, beverage and dessert.

MAYFIELD

The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, will hold Saturday Kids Art: Painting with Chocolate! from 9 to 11 a.m. The event is $25 for those who pre-register and $35 at the door. For more information, call 518-661-9932 or log on to www.pncreativeartscenter.org.

RURAL GROVE

The Montgomery County Health Department will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic at the Rural Grove Fire Department, 1192 Route 162, from 9 a.m. to noon. Veterinarian administration fee is $10 per vaccination.  For more information, contact the Montgomery County Public health at 518-853-3531.

ST. JOHNSVILLE

The Margaret Reaney Memorial Library, 19 Kingsburg Ave., will discuss “The Martian” by Andy Weir at 10 a.m. Judith Press will facilitate the discussion. For more information, contact library Director Dawn Lamphere at 518-568-7822.

Sunday, Aug. 13

CANAJOHARIE

The annual Joint Tournament to benefit the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department D.A.R.E. and K-9 programs, as well as, the Montgomery County Office for Aging will be held at the Canajoharie Country Club, 154 Golf Club Road. Shotgun start will be at 9 a.m. Call Montgomery County Office for Aging, Inc. at 518-843-2300 for a reservation form or for sponsorship information.

FORT HUNTER

The Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, 129 Schoharie St., will hold Not Just for Kids Storytelling with Peter Cook from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Visitor Center.

FULTONVILLE

The village-wide garage sales will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 14

AMSTERDAM

A brain injury support group will meet at St. Mary’s Healthcare cafeteria, 427 Guy Park Ave., at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Mickey LaCoppola at 518-843-6527 or 518-866-3707.

BROADALBIN

The Broadalbin Wilkinson Memorial Library, 25 Main St., will host a workshop on the German art of paper cutting, known as Scherenschnitte, from 3 to 5 p.m. Judy Frederick will be there with supplies in hand. For more information, call the library at 518-883-5976 or email [email protected]

Tuesday, Aug. 15

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.

CANAJOHARIE

Music on Mainstream presents Last Daze on the NBT Bank Lawn, corner of Church and Mohawk streets, from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, contact 518-596-4929.

GLOVERSVILLE

The Gloversville Public Library, 34 Fulton St., will hold Mr. Matt Turtle Dance from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The program helps kids come out of their shell with music and dancing.

MAYFIELD

The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, will hold a Living Storybook Camp from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children ages 5 to 10 will work with counselors on characters, story, setting and costumes. At the end of the camp, children will become the story book in a special video. The camp is $90 for those who pre-register and $110.

NORTHVILLE

The Northville Public Library, 341 S. Third St., will hold a book discussion “Our Souls at Night” by Kent Haruf from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The discussion will be facilitated by William Rainbolt, SUNYA retired English progresso.

Wednesday, Aug. 16

AMSTERDAM

Joint School will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 5 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Hospital, 427 Guy Park Ave. Joint School is a free educational service provided to those having, or considering having, joint replacement surgery with Dr. Russell Cecil. For more information, contact Kay Miller at 518-842-2663, ext. 234.

AMSTERDAM

Summer Movies in the Park continues at the Amsterdam Skate Park on East Main Street at dusk. The movie is “The School of Rock”.

FORT JOHNSON

Old Fort Johnson, intersection of routes 5 and 67, will hold Close Road Food in Early America from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sara Evenson, a local food historian, will guide guests through the menu options available to travelers in early Mohawk Valley inns and roadside taverns. The event is $2 and free to MCHS members. This is the last “Evenings at the Old Fort” lecture series. For more information, contact Rachel Bliven at 518-843-0300.

GLOVERSVILLE

The Gloversville Public Library, 34 W. Fulton St., will hold its Jolly Readers Book Discussion from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The title for this month is “The Two-Family House” by Linda Loigman.

JOHNSTOWN

The Fulton Montgomery Young Professionals Network will hold a Paint and Sip Meetup from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 308 N. Comrie Ave. The event includes painting beach-themed wine glasses. One wine glass is $15 or two wine glasses is $30. This is a free networking event unless participating in the Paint and Sip. To RSVP, email Nicole Walrath at [email protected]

MAYFIELD

The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, will hold its Living Storybook Camp for children ages 5-10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Campers should bring their own lunch, snack and water bottles each day.

Thursday, Aug. 17

BROADALBIN

The Broadalbin Wilkinson Memorial Library, 25 Main St., will hold a free walk-in workshop, Beginner Knitting, from 2 to 4 p.m. Bring a pair of no. 8 short, straight knitting needles. Yarn will be supplied. For more information, call the library at 518-883-5976 or email [email protected]

FORT PLAIN

The Fort Plain Free Library, 19 Willett St., will hold a free kids’ flower workshop at 11 a.m. In addition to a brief presentation at the library, participants, kindergarten through sixth grade, will go to nearby Haslett Park to examine flowers with magnifying glasses. To register, call the library at 518-993-4646.

GLOVERSVILLE

The Gloversville Public Library, 34 W. Fulton St., will hold Traveling Story Time from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m for children ages two and up, accompanied by an adult.

GLOVERSVILLE

The Gloversville Public Library, 34 W. Fulton St., will hold its knitting group from 4 to 6 p.m. There is no registration or fee required to join this group.

Gloversville

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

GLOVERSVILLE

The Concordia Singing Society will hold a charity concert for the Gloversville Library and Caroga Lake Music Festival from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the pavilion, 138 Concordia Club Road.

GLOVERSVILLE

The Glove Performing Arts Center, 42 N. Main St., will hold its Disney Aladdin Kids stage production at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. General admission is $8. Cost for students is $5. Children five years and under are free.

MAYFIELD

The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, will hold its Living Storybook Camp from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Campers should bring their own lunch, snack and water bottle each day. Cost is $90 pre-registration, $110 at door.

MAYFIELD

The 41st Bannertown Fair will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. on North School Street.

MINAVILLE

The Fort Hunter Free Library will hold the Summer Reading Program: How to Build a Better World in our own Community from 10 to 11:30 p.m. Kids will participate in a project at the Veterans Memorial Park at the new Town Hall, followed by a picnic. For more information, log on www.forthunterfreelibrary.com.

NELLISTON

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

STONE ARABIA

Salem United Methodist Church, 1254 Stone Arabia Road, will hold a Brooks Chicken Barbecue at 4 p.m. The event is $10 for adults, $6 for children and $7 for just a chicken half. Dinner includes chicken, baked potato, fresh sweet corn, winter slaw, roll, cupcake and beverage. Take-outs available. A portion of the proceeds are being donated to Fort Plain and Ephratah fire departments

Friday, Aug. 18

GLOVERSVILLE

The Glove Performing Arts Center, 42 North Main St., will hold its Disney Aladdin Kids stage production at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. General admission is $8. Cost for students is $5. Children five years and under are free.

MAYFIELD

The 41st Bannertown Fair will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. on North School Street

Saturday, Aug. 19

AMSTERDAM

The Amsterdam Farmers Market will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Walter Elwood Museum, 100 Church St. For more information, contact Ben Wallach at 518-221-7828.

AMSTERDAM

A mental health family support group will meet at St. Mary’s Hospital, 427 Guy Park Ave., third floor, group room D, from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, contact facilitator Mary Lou Barry, St. Mary’s Behavioral Health, at 518-841-7468.

FORT PLAIN

Image Quilt Cinema will host the Kids First Film Festival: Movies for Kids (and Kids at Heart) at Unity Hall, 39 Mohawk St., at 1 p.m. Each film festival pass fee is $10 all season.

FULTONVILLE

Hummingbird Hlls Winery, 1442 Burtonville Road, will celebrate its seven year anniversary with a Classic Car Show and Customer Appreciation Barbecue from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event includes free food, drinks, wine tasting and raffles. A portion of wine and raffle sales will be donated to the Glen Volunteer Fire Department.

MAYFIELD

The 41st Bannertown Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on North School Street.

TRIBES HILL

The Tribes Hill Presbyterian Church, 360 Mohawk Drive, will hold a chicken barbecue dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Dinner on the lawn or take-out. The dinner is $10. To reserve tickets, call the church at 518-829-7012 and leave a message.

Sunday, Aug. 20

FORT HUNTER

The Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, 129 Schoharie St., will hold Not Just for Kids Storytelling with Michael Reno Harrell from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Visitor Center.

GLOVERSVILLE

The Glove Performing Arts Center, 42 N. Main St., will hold its Disney Aladdin Kids stage production at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. General admission is $8, students is $5 and children five years and under are free.

Monday, Aug. 21

GLOVERSVILLE

A free cancer health screening will be held at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Women’s Imaging, 99 E. State St., form 8:30 to 10 a.m. The event is for women, ages 40 to 64, who do not have health insurance.

Tuesday, Aug. 22

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, Aug 23

AMSTERDAM

A free fun walking program will be held at the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook bridge with the Cardiac Rehab Team from 6 to 7 p.m.

AMSTERDAM

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

AMSTERDAM

Summer Movies in the Park will continues at Arnold Avenue Park at dusk. The move is “The Lego Movie”.

Friday, Aug. 25

AMSTERDAM

The MVGO Sunset Celebrations will continue with Adult Karaoke Night from 6 to 9 p.m. at the MVGO.

Saturday, Aug. 26

AMSTERDAM

The Amsterdam Farmers Market will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Walter Elwood Museum, 100 Church St. For more information, contact Ben Wallach at 518-221-7828.

AMSTERDAM

The Amsterdam Knights of Columbus Council 209 will present the third annual Festival of the Feast of the Assumption, 193 W. Main St., starting at noon with the procession of Mary with Bishop Scharfenberger. The event will also include a car show, food and beer, games of chance and more.

AMSTERDAM

The Amsterdam Recreation Department will hold Stop the Violence Basketball Tournament at Veterans Memorial Field.

Sunday, Aug. 27

FORT HUNTER

The Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, 129 Schoharie St., will hold Not Just for Kids Storytelling with Joe Bruchac from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Visitor Center.

Monday, Aug. 28

TOWN OF AMSTERDAM

A free cancer health screening will be held at St. Mary’s Healthcare Rao Outpatient Pavilion, 4950 Route 30, form 4 to 6 p.m. The event is for women, ages 40 to 64, who do not have health insurance.

Tuesday, Aug. 29

AMSTERDAM

A free fun walking program will be held at the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook bridge with Julie Bablin from 8 to 10 a.m.

CANAJOHARIE

The Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library will hold Historic Songs of the Erie Canal with Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle at 7 p.m.