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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - Updated: 7:37 AM

Today

AMSTERDAM

The Greater Amsterdam School District Board of Education will meet for its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at the Central Administration Building, 11 Liberty St.

AMSTERDAM

The Amsterdam Free Library will host Summer Reading Program: Utica Zoo at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. At 1 p.m. Reptiles and Amphibians visit the library and at 3 p.m. More Summer Fun: Movies @ the Library.

AMSTERDAM

The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its 39th annual Scholarship Golf Tournament at Amsterdam Municipal Golf Course. Proceeds from this event benefit the chamber's scholarship program, which will present six $1,000 scholarships, to students in the Fulton Montgomery region in 2015. The $125 registration fee includes greens fees and cart, lunch, snacks, on-course refreshments, goody bag, golf gift and dinner and awards reception. Registration for golfers are limited and available on a first-come, first served basis. The chamber is accepting donations from its business members for its prize raffle. Contact Terry Swierzowski at the chamber at 725-0641 or e-mail terrys@fultonmontgomeryny.org.

FORT JOHNSON

Old Fort Johnson National Historic Landmark's Evenings at the Old Fort Program will present "Bits and Slices: A High-Tech Look at Colonial History" scheduled at 6:30 p.m. The final program in the series will show what recent studies, using 3D laser scanning and ground penetrating radar, are revealing about the above and below ground history of the site. Admission is $2 per person, and members of the Montgomery County Historical Society are free. Old Fort Johnson is located at the intersection of routes 5 & 67, approximately one mile west of Amsterdam. For more information, call 843-0300 or e-mail museum@oldfortjohnson.org.

JOHNSTOWN

Open auditions for "Almost Maine" have been scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. at Colonial Little Theatre. "Almost Maine" is a romantic comedy by John Cariani. There are roles for ten women and nine men. Ages are flexible. Some actors will be asked to play more than one role, director Cheryl Charbonneau said. Production dates will be Oct. 10-12, 17-19. For further information contact the director by e-mailing ccharbo@live.com.

Thursday

AMSTERDAM

The Amsterdam Free Library will host Summer Reading Program: Paint Your Clay Monster at 10:30 a.m. At 1 p.m. Create a Monster and at 3 p.m. More Summer Fun: Movies @ the Library.

AMSTERDAM

The GFWC Century Club will be hosting its annual "Garden Fresh Dinner" event from 4 to 7 p.m. The cost is $10 per person and the menu will be cream of zucchini soup, zucchini parmesan, tangy cucumber salad, and Italian bread. Dessert will be zucchini cobbler. Ice tea and lemonade will be available for those who wish to eat-in. Takeout orders are also available. The event will additionally feature a bake sale and 50/50 raffle. Reservations are appreciated and may be made by calling Kim at 853-4733.

CRANESVILLE

The Cranesville Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is hosting its annual ice cream social from 6 to 8 p.m. at the fire house, 167 Riverview Drive. Soda, water, and popcorn will be available for sale. Admission is $3, which includes ice cream and dessert, with all money raised to support the local fire department auxiliary.

FONDA

A chicken and rib barbecue will be held in the parking lot across the street from the Fonda Raceway from 3:30 to 7 p.m.

FORT HUNTER

Canal Camp 2014 for children 7-10 will be held at the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, or to register, call 829-7516. You may also contact David Brooks through e-mail at david.brooks@parks.ny.gov.

GLOVERSVILLE

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.

JOHNSTOWN

Open auditions for "Almost Maine" have been scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. at Colonial Little Theatre. "Almost Maine" is a romantic comedy by John Cariani. There are roles for ten women and nine men. Ages are flexible. Some actors will be asked to play more than one role, director Cheryl Charbonneau said. Production dates will be Oct. 10-12, 17-19. For further information contact the director by e-mailing ccharbo@live.com.

NORTHVILLE

The Red Rooster Cafe will host Health Link community health educator Karen Sagen, who will present a program entitled, "Diabetes Alert." 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. Those who wish to enjoy the OFA meal are asked to call Fulton County OFA at 736-5650 to make lunch reservations.

ST. JOHNSVILLE

The town board will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. at the town offices, 7431 Route 5, to discuss proposed local law No. 1 of 2014; a local law changing the office of superintendent of highways from elected to appointed.

Friday

AMSTERDAM

The Amsterdam Free Library will host Summer Reading Program: Final Party at 10:30 a.m. and at 3 p.m. More Summer Fun: Movies at the Library.

FONDA

Montgomery County's Early Intervention Program has announced the next meeting of the Local Early Intervention Coordinating Council will be at 1 p.m. in Room 111 in the County Annex Building on Park Street. A guest speaker, recently retired Naval Commander Scott W. Stuart, a developmental-behavioral pediatrician, will provide a brief presentation with the main focus on autism.

FORT JOHNSON

The 11th annual Golf for a Cure Tournament, a fundraiser for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, will be held at Rolling Hills at Antlers in Fort Johnson. The event will begin with a shotgun start at noon and play will consist of a four-person scramble. Registration is $125 which includes greens fees and cart, golf gift, refreshment cart, lunch, prizes, buffet dinner, awards and gift bags. Cost for dinner for non-golfers will be $35. To register for golf or dinner, contact Barbara Johnson Hamm, at 842-7425, 424-7594 or e-mail barbara.m.johnson@verizon.net.

Saturday

AMSTERDAM

The Riverlink Park concert series, presented by the Amsterdam Waterfront Foundation, continues with a performance by Skeeter Creek at 7 p.m. down by the river.

AMSTERDAM

The Montgomery County SPCA's fourth annual Pooch Plunge will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at the Veterans Park swimming pool on Locust Avenue. The fundraising event will benefit the organization's fund to build a new animal shelter. Admission is $10 per dog. The public is welcome to come and watch the dogs enjoy their plunge; a $1 per person donation will be appreciated. The rain date is Saturday, Aug. 30.

BROADALBIN

The Broadalbin-Perth Education Foundation will host a chicken barbecue fundraiser at the American Legion pavilion, Pine Street and Route 29, featuring live music by Crossroads Acoustic Duo from 4 to 7 p.m. Dinner includes a half chicken, potato, coleslaw, roll and dessert. Drinks are not included, but will be available for purchase. Eat in or take out. Tickets may be purchased for $9 each before the event through the foundation website. Tickets will also be available at the event for $10 each.

BROADALBIN

The fifth annual Spirit of the Wolf Native American Festival will be held today and Sunday in Pine Park, Route 29, featuring the Aztec Fire Dancers, Roy Peters-flute player, and Beyond Human Inc., a wildlife/exotic animal education. The festival is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost for adults is $6; seniors $5; two day passes for adults $10; seniors $8; free for children under 12. All proceeds will benefit local charities, and to honor all veterans and emergency responders, all military, police, fire and EMS are invited to join everyone in your honor and to thank you all for your service to the country. Join Spirit Horse as he performs a native honor song in honor of his fellow brothers he lost overseas. All drums and dancers are welcome to attend. For more information contact Betty Overrocker at 842-6672 or e-mail betty@wolfclanny.com. You may also visit the website at http://wolfclanny.com.

EDINBURG

The Edinburg United Methodist Church women will be sponsoring its annual corn harvest supper from 4 p.m. until the food is sold out. The supper will take place at the Edinburg Fire House at the Edinburg Four Corners. The supper includes fresh corn on the cob, sliced ham, meatballs, baked beans, macaroni and potato salads, coleslaw/cabbage salads, zucchini casseroles, pickled beets, rolls, dessert and beverage. Tickets sold at the door will be $8 for adults; $3.50 for children ages 6 to 12; free for children five and under. Take-out will be available.

FORT HUNTER

Tai Chi for Arthritis will begin at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site. This eight week program is in association with the Arthritis Foundation and Tai Chi for Health programs. The New York Department of Health has funded this program through a grant. There is limited amount of space left. If interested call 829-7516 to register.

FORT HUNTER

The Friends of the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site Talk and Meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. and will feature Christina Reith from the New York State Museum's Cultural Resource Survey Program presenting "Technology, Resource Use and Settlement in Eastern New York."

MAYFIELD

Mayfield United Methodist Church, 19 N. Main St., is presenting a summer concert Saturday, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m., to benefit the St. Louis family. The family recently lost their home and all possessions to a devastating fire in the town of Mayfield. Mom, dad, and their two small sons are currently living in a small camper. They will need more permanent housing before cold weather. Featured will be several local vocalists and instrumentalists performing secular and faith-based music. Refreshments will be served following the concert and bottled water will be available during the event. There is no admission charge, but a free will offering will be accepted. If you are unable to attend and wish to help the St. Louis family, contributions can be mailed to the church to the attention of Ray Langley. Please be sure to specify that it is for the family.

NORTHVILLE

"The Earl's Chair" will present a concert of traditional Irish music, sponsored by the Sacandaga Valley Arts Network (SVAN), at the Northville Waterfront Park, Main Street, at 6 p.m. Admission is free at outdoor SVAN music events, with voluntary good-will donations gladly accepted.

STONE ARABIA

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 5426 Route 10, announces a worship service with special music at 6 p.m. The church's historic 1901 Morey organ will be played by Jonathan B. Hall, with additional music provided by classical saxophonist Bill Powers. All are invited to attend. A reception with refreshments will follow the service. For more information, call 673-5443 or 673-2224.

     

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