The Riverlink Park concert series, presented by the Amsterdam Waterfront Foundation, continues with a performance by Skeeter Creek at 7 p.m. by the river.
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.
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.
The fifth annual Spirit of the Wolf Native American Festival will be held today and Sunday in Pine Park, Route 29. 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. For more information contact Betty Overrocker at 842-6672 or e-mail email@example.com. You may also visit the website at http://wolfclanny.com.
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.
Tai Chi for Arthritis will begin at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site. There is limited amount of space left. If interested call 829-7516 to register.
The Friends of the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site Talk and Meeting will be held 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 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. 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.
"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.
A car/truck show will take place on Lion Avenue to benefit the St. Johnsville Fire Department from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $10 per vehicle entry. There will be trophies and food. This event will be held rain or shine in conjunction with the St. Johnsville Firemen's Fair. For more information contact Colleen at 774-2130.
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.
The Polish American Congress, Central Division of New York State, is sponsoring Polish Day at the National Shrine of the North American Martyrs at Auriesville, Sunday, Aug. 24. Pilgrimage devotions will begin at 2 p.m. with the Stations of the Cross; recitation of the rosary; Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and Veneration of Martyrs Relics. Confessions in Polish and English will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Further details may be obtained from Teresa Bunk, president, Polish American Congress, Central Division of New York State at 272-5727.
Bob Reiser, storyteller, teacher and award winning author of books for children and adults, will be performing at 6 p.m. at the Schoharie Crossing Visitor Center as part of the Not Just For Kids Storytelling Series. His program is entitled "Across the Brooklyn Bridge-Tales of Life, Love and Knishes from the land of the Brooklyn Dodgers."
The Stone Arabia Preservation Society is hosting its 21st Annual Vehicle Show and Craft Fair at the Stone Church, Route 10, three miles north of Palatine Bridge. The show will take place, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Anyone desiring further information is invited to contact Ken Edwards at 993-4280.
The Canajoharie Central School District Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. in the high school conference room.
The Ladies of Charity of Montgomery County will hold their meeting at St. Stanislaus Church hall at 7 p.m. Members are urged to attend as plans will be made for giving to the needy in the county.
The village board will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m., at the Village Municipal Building, 16 W. Main St. for the purpose of reviewing insurance proposals, and to conduct any other business to come before the Board.
Broadalbin-Perth High School will host an orientation for incoming ninth-graders and other new students from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the high school auditorium. All students and their parents/guardians are encouraged to attend. During the orientation, students will receive their class schedules, meet with their school counselors, and tour the school. Parents and guardians will attend an informational meeting with principal Robin Blowers and assistant principal Adam Barnhart. Families looking for more information about orientation should contact the high school main office at 954-2600.
The Canajoharie Middle School will hold a sixth-grade orientation for students and families at 7 p.m. in the middle school gathering space. During orientation students will be able to get their schedules and locker assignments, see their classrooms and learn more about the school.
Wilbur H. Lynch Literacy Academy will be holding an orientation for 6th grade students Wednesday, Aug. 27 between 9 a.m. and noon. We invite the entire family to accompany the new incoming 6th grade students to the orientation. Questions are welcome.
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will host a Comic Book Project workshop at the site from 3 to 6 p.m. For more information on The Comic Book Project visit www.comicbookproject.org.
WIC, the women, infant, and children nutrition program, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 53 Church St. A public health nurse will be available from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 736-5720.
The Amsterdam Free Library will host New York State Prepare-Red Cross Presentation at 6 p.m.
Canal Camp 2014 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
WIC, the women, infant, children nutrition program, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 53 Church St. A public health nurse will be available from 9 a.m. to 12 Noon. For more information, call 736-5720.
The Alzheimer's Association of Northeastern NY will hold a free seminar at 2 p.m. at the Fulton County YMCA, 213 Harrison St. Call Healthlink at 736-1120 for more information.
The Red Rooster Cafe will present Liz Argotsinger, who will talk about the new Quilt Barn Trail. After the presentation there will be a game day featuring board and card games. 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.