Today

AMSTERDAM

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

GALWAY

The Galway Public Library, 5264 Sacandaga Road, is hosting a Community Ice Cream Social from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Galway Town Pavilion on Route 147. The event will include music, games, and ice cream sundaes. There will be a presentation at 6 p.m. with Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh, and the opportunity for the community to learn of the next steps involved with the library’s new building. For more information, contact the library director at [email protected] or 518-882-6385.

GLOVERSVILLE

The Gloversville Public Library, 34 W. Fulton St., will hold Bibliomaniacs! meeting at 4 p.m. All are welcome and admission is free.

MAYFIELD

The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, will hold Around the World Kid Cooking Camp/Mexico from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Campers will learn how to make empanadas and Tutti Frutti Salad in a professional teaching kitchen with instructor Nita Preddice. Camp also includes fun and games related to Mexico. The camp is $65 for those who pre-register and $85 at the door. To register, log on to pncreativeartscenter.org or call 518-661-9932.

MAYFIELD

The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, will hold an art class, Board and Brushes, from noon to 1:30 p.m. The class is $25. To register, log on to www.pncreativeartscenter.org or call 518-661-9932.

ST. JOHNSVILLE

The St. Johnsville Firemens Field Days Fair will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. The event includes a Car Show and Cruise. Fireworks starts at 10 p.m. Cost is $15 for wristbands. For more information, contact Tiger and St. Johnsville Fire Department at 518-568-7996.

Saturday

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 Montgomery County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MCSPCA) will hold its seventh annual Pooch Plunge from noon to 4 p.m. at Veterans Park swimming pool on Locust Avenue. Admission is $10 per dog. For more information, visit www.mc-spca.org or email [email protected]

AMSTERDAM

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

AMSTERDAM

The Riverbank Concert Series will present Los Hacheros at Riverlink Park at 7 p.m. For more information, email Paul Gavry at [email protected]

BROADALBIN

The eighth annual Spirit of the Wolf Native American Festival will be held at 29 Pine St. Ext from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. This year’s Pow Wow will bring to life the rich history of the Native American tradition through song, dance, food and games. The cost is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, and free for children under age 12. Two days passes are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors. All proceeds benefit local charities and to honor all veterans and emergency responders.

FULTONVILLE

The Fultonville Reformed Church will host a Back to School Bash for Fonda-Fultonville Central School students from 4 to 6 p.m. The event includes carnival style games for the students to “win” their supplies.

MAYFIELD

The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, is holding Painting with Chocolate! with instructor Beth Spraggs. This class is for children ages 5 and up and will run from 9 to 11 a.m. Cost is $25 pre-registration, $35 at door. Call 518-661-9932 for more information.

NORTHVILLE

The Sacandaga Valley Arts Network will present a concert with Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys at Waterfront Park on Main Street at 6 p.m.

ST. JOHNSVILLE

The St. Johnsville Firemens Field Days Fair will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. Rides closed till 6 p.m. Fireworks at 10 p.m. Cost is $15 for wristbands. For more information, contact Tiger and St. Johnsville Fire Department at 518-568-7996.

ST. JOHNSVILLE

Crystal Grove Diamond Mine and Campground, 161 Route 114, will hold a Rock Swap and Chicken Barbecue from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Take-out available. The cost is $12 per meal, $15 with mining. For more information, email Bobby Jo at [email protected]

Sunday

AMSTERDAM

St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, 37 Division St., will hold its monthly free Community Meal from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the parish hall. No take-outs.

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.

GLOVERSVILLE

The Glove Performing Arts Center, 42 North Main St., presents All Paul: A Paul McCartney and Beatles tribute band from 4 to 8 p.m. Admission is free and food will be available.

MAYFIELD

The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, will hold an art class, Caribbean Sunset, from 2 to 4 p.m. The class is $25 pre-registration and $35 at the door.

Monday

TOWN OF AMSTERDAM

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

Tuesday

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.

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

A workshop, Rotational Dairy Grazing, will be held at 492 Marsville Road, from 1 to 4 p.m. Aaron Fischer will share his knowledge on balance forages for his milk cow herd and sheep. Mark Kopecky, Organic Valley Agronomist, will speak on balancing soils in a grazing rotation. For more information, contact Amy Blum at 585-271-1979.

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.

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.

JOHNSTOWN

The Adirondack Chapter 602 of the Experimental Aircraft Association will hold its monthly general meeting at 7 p.m. at the Fulton County Airport off Route 67. The meeting is open to anyone with an interest in aviation. For more information, log on to www.eaa602.org.

Wednesday

AMSTERDAM

The Horace J. Inman Center  will host Bingo. Sales open at 1 p.m. and the games start at 1:45 p.m. Lunch is available beforehand.

CANAJOHARIE

The Arts Factory of Montgomery County invited the public to an exhibition of fine arts by regional artists from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Regional Art Galleries of the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library, 2 Erie Blvd.

CANAJOHARIE

The Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., will hold Stuffed Animals Sleepover from 6 to 7 p.m. The event includes a special story hour in the library with a fun activity, stories and special reading time. For more information, contact Library Director Hanna Conbeer at 518-673-2314, ext. 107 or [email protected]; or Curator of Education and Public Engagement Jenna Peterson Riley at 518-673-2314, ext. 113 or [email protected]

FONDA

The 176th Fonda Fair will be held at the Fonda Fairgrounds, 21 S. Bridge St. General admission is $8. For more information, log on to www.fondafair.com.

Thursday, Aug. 31

FONDA

The 176th Fonda Fair will be held at the Fonda Fairgrounds, 21 S. Bridge St. General admission is $8. For more information, log on to www.fondafair.com.

GLOVERSVILLE

The Gloversville Public Library, 34 W. Fulton St., will hold Story Time 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.

Friday, Sept. 1

FONDA

The 176th Fonda Fair will be held at the Fonda Fairgrounds, 21 S. Bridge St. General admission is $8. For more information, log on to www.fondafair.com.

Saturday, Sept. 2

AMSTERDAM

A free MVGO Bird Exploration Walk will be held at the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook pedestrian bridge from 8 to 10 a.m. Join environmental educator George Steele on a boring bird walk through part of the South Side over the bridge, around Riverbank Park and to the South Side boat launch. Meet at parking lot net to South Side Boat Launch and Bocce Courts.

CANAJOHARIE

The Canajoharie Library, 2 Erie Blvd., will host a Labor Day Book Sale from noon to 5 p.m. A wide variety of books will be available at bargain prices including CDs and DVDs.

FONDA

The Haudenosaunee Film Festival will be held at Kanatsiohareke, 4934 Route 5, from 6 to 10 p.m. Adults are $5, seniors and children are $3 and children under 5 are free. To RSVP call 518-673-4197 or email [email protected]

NORTHVILLE

The fourth annual CM5K Run/Walk will be held at Waterfront Park at 9:30 a.m. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. This year’s proceeds will go to the Northampton Ambulance Service. Register online at cm5krace.com.

Sunday, Sept. 3

CANAJOHARIE

The Canajoharie Library, 2 Erie Blvd., will host a Labor Day Book Sale from noon to 5 p.m. A wide variety of books will be available at bargain prices including CDs and DVDs. Fill a bag for $1 with selected books.

FONDA

The 176th Fonda Fair will be held at the Fonda Fairgrounds, 21 S. Bridge St. General admission is $8. For more information, log on to www.fondafair.com.

NORTHVILLE

The Ring of Fire on the Great Sacandaga Lake will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Every year, people light bonfires around the lake as a close to the summer season. Sport Island Pub will host a fireworks display and bonfire.

Monday, Sept. 4

FONDA

The 176th Fonda Fair will be held at the Fonda Fairgrounds, 21 S. Bridge St. General admission is $8. For more information, log on to www.fondafair.com.

Tuesday, Sept. 5

AMSTERDAM

The Walter Elwood Museum, 100 Church St., will hold an Adult and Senior Art Class from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The class 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.

CANAJOHARIE

The Valley Choralaires, a woman’s choral group, will be begin its fall rehearsals at 6:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, East Main Street. For more information, call Dorothy Morrison at 518-673-2167.

Wednesday, Sept. 6

ESPERANCE

The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business After Hours at Landis Aboretum, 174 Lape Road, from 5 to 7 p.m. To RSVP, contact Alex Ruggeri at 518-725-0651 or [email protected]

Thursday, Sept. 7

GLOVERSVILLE

The Gloversville Public Library, 34 W. Fulton St., will hold Story Time from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

MARSHVILLE

Marshville Evangelical Church, Route 10 South, will hold a Brook’s Chicken Barbecue, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Take-out only. The cost is $6.50 per half. Those with pre-paid tickets can pick up by 5 p.m. For more information, call 518-673-2394.

Friday, Sept. 8

GLOVERSVILLE

A Meet the Artists Reception will be held at Microplis Cooperative Art Gallery at the Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market, 30 N. Main St., from 5 to 7 p.m. during the Down Twilight Market. Special guest Marion Katky will be on hand to present  collection of her work inspired by the Adirondacks and the National Parks. A new show of artwork by Micropolis member artists will also be on display.

Saturday, Sept. 9

AMSTERDAM

The Amsterdam Police Benevolent Association is hosting its fourth annual Cops and Joggers 5K at Riverlink Park. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. with the race starting at 10 a.m. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Amsterdam PBA and the Amsterdam Free Library. Online registration at https://copsandjoggers5k.racedirector.com.

AMSTERDAM

The Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church St., will hold a coffee reception for the artist of the month, Mary Insogna, at 10 a.m.

AMSTERDAM

Italiafest will be held on Bridge Street in the South Side from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The event includes vendors, food, rides, live entertainment, music, fireworks and more.

AMSTERDAM

The Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church, will hold its annual Thank You Picnic for the community on the back lawn at noon. Bring a dish to share.

ST. JOHNVILLE

The annual Fort Klock Historic Restoration Craft Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission and concessions. The event will feature 100 crafters selling a variety of handmade quality items.

Sunday, Sept. 10

AMSTERDAM

The St. Stanislaus Ladies’ Rosary Society will hold its monthly business meeting at 2 p.m. in the church hall, located on 50 Cornell St.

FORT HUNTER

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

ST. JOHNVILLE

The annual Fort Klock Historic Restoration Craft Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission and concessions. The event will feature 100 crafters selling a variety of handmade quality items.

Tuesday, Sept. 12

AMSTERDAM

The Fulton-Montgomery Young Professionals Network will hold a meetup at Down by the River Kayak Rentals from 5:30 to 7 p.m. There are only 10 kayak rentals available so RSVP to Nicole at [email protected] or call 518-725-0641. The fee is $10 (cash only).

AMSTERDAM

A bereavement support group, Living with Loss, will meet at St. Mary’s Healthcare, 427 Guy Park Ave at 6 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.

Wednesday, Sept. 13

BROADALBIN

The First Presbyterian Church, 54 W. Main St., will hold an Ecumenical Fireside Gathering at 6 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.

Friday, Sept. 15

AMSTERDAM

The Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church St., will hold a champagne reception for local author Jim Ziskin at 5:30 p.m. Ziskin will share his newest installment in the popular Ellie Stone series.

FONDA

The Montgomery County Office for Aging, Inc. will sponsor its annual senior picnic at the Fonda Fairgrounds beginning at 9 a.m. Tickets available at OFA for an $8 donation.

Saturday, Sept. 16

AMES

The Run for the Ames Museum 5k Run/Walk will be held at 9 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Registration fee is $20 and pre-registration is $15 before Sept. 6. Group registration is $15 each for three or more. For more information, call 518-673-4440.

AMSTERDAM

The Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church St., will hold its second annual Flea Market, sponsored by the Friends of the Library during normal hours.

AMSTERDAM

The Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church St., will hold a Couponing Workshop at 10 a.m.

FORT PLAIN

A Church Block Party will be held at Wiles Park all day. The event includes live entertainment, relay races and speakers.

FORT PLAIN

Image Quilt Cinema will screen the groundbreaking musical comedy “Falsettos,” at Unity Hall, 39 Mohawk St., at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 with proceeds benefiting the facility’s heating system. Tickets are available at the door or online at http://imagequilt.com.