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Monday, June 16, 2014 - Updated: 6:08 AM



The June meeting of the Broadalbin Historical Society will be a covered dish picnic at the home of George Pifko at 6 p.m. Call Carol Pifko at 883-5856 if you are coming.


The Friends of the Galway Public Library will host a wine tasting at the Cock n Bull Restaurant, 5342 Parkis Mills Road, from 7 to 9 p.m. with dozens of domestic and imported wines. The theme is "A Taste of Summer: Summer Sippers." Tickets are limited to 150, and are available for $20 at the door and from these locations: Galway Public library, Providence town clerk, Galway Town Hall, Village Home & Garden in Galway. The event is a fundraiser for the library.


The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a brown bag lunch and learn seminar on the Nonprofit Revitalization Act Tuesday, June 17, at noon at the chamber's Gloversville office, 2 N. Main St. This event is free for chamber members and their employees; attendees must bring their own lunch and the chamber will provide beverages. RSVP is required for planning purposes. Contact Terry Swierzowski at 725-0641 or email


The 2014 Summer Reading Program "Fizz Boom Read" will begin at Northville Public Library. Signup can be done online. Weekly prizes are available. Programs include: "Jackie the Magician" and "Take Flight." Details are available at the library. Contact Michael Burnett at 863-6922 for more information.



St. Stanislaus Church on Cornell Street will hold its strawberry festival in its parish hall from 5 to 7 p.m. The menu will include strawberry shortcake, hot dogs, potato salad, chips and complimentary beverages. There will be a 50/50 raffle and basket raffles.


The Florida Ladies Fire Auxiliary will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the firehouse. The main discussion will be the planning and preparation for the town-wide garage sale and chicken barbecue to be held on Aug. 2. All members are encouraged to attend.


The first "Evenings at the Old Fort" lecture of the season at Old Fort Johnson National Historic Landmark at 6:30 p.m. is all about digging in the dirt as the group welcomes Maria Vought from the Landreth Seed Co. Employee Maria Vought will talk about the history of the company and specifically, colonial garden plants. Admission is $2 and members of the Montgomery County Historical Society are free. Old Fort Johnson is located at the corners of routes 5 & 67 in Fort Johnson. For more information, call 843-0300 or e-mail



The Amsterdam Free Library will host the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga with Dori Daknis at 6 p.m.


The Walter Elwood Nature Club will have a picnic at 6:30 p.m. at the Yankee Hill Lock State Park on Queen Ann Road. Those attending are asked to bring their own food and beverage. There will be a nature walk for those interested. The picnic is free and open to the public.


The Fort Plain Farmers Market will run on Thursdays beginning today from 1 to 5 p.m. and will be near the Fort Plain Medical Center off of Willett Street.


The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Montgomery, Fulton and Hamilton Counties Inc. will hold family support and consumer support group meetings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Argersinger Building, 73 N. Main Street, Gloversville.


The Red Rooster Cafe will host Becky White, Fulton County Office for Aging, who will present Medicare Minutes: Little Known Facts. The program follows the weekly congregate meal, which is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Programs are held Thursdays at the Red Rooster Cafe (Pink Chicken) at the corner of Bridge and Main streets, Northville. Those who wish to enjoy the OFA meal are asked to call Fulton County OFA at 736-5650 to make lunch reservations.


Perth Youth Commission summer program will hold signups for the summer program from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Perth Town Hall, 1849 Route 107. This year's program will run from June 30 to Aug. 8. For more information contact Lisa Wallace at



The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold an eggs and issues breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Flooring Authority, 100 Church St., Suite 10, Amsterdam. This event is free for chamber members and their employees, but a RSVP is required for planning purposes. Contact Terry Swierzowski at 725-0641 or email


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