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Friday, August 29, 2014 - Updated: 6:19 AM



Broadalbin Masonic Lodge 599 will have a chicken barbecue in front of the lodge building at 2 Bridge St. beginning at 4 p.m. Eat-in or take-out is available. Menu will consist of a half barbecued chicken, potato salad, cole slaw, dinner roll with butter and dessert. The cost is $9. Lemonade or soda will be available for $1. For more information contact R.L. Gugenberger at 773-7027 or S.E. Sparks at 762-4349.



The Amsterdam Farmers Market, 100 Church St., has doubled in size since its initial week. It takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Among the new scheduled vendors include Josephine's Whole Grain Bakery, Ceci's Pierogies, Pop Pop Pesto, Windy Hill Goat Dairy, Hummingbird Hills Winery, Hessian Hill Farm, Swirl jams and jellies, and Willowplace Farm.


The Riverlink Park concert series presented by the Amsterdam Waterfront Foundation continues with a performance by the Joey Thomas Big Band at 7 p.m. down by the river.


Easy Street Horse Rescue, 109 Langley Road, is hosting a Navajo healing ceremony for horses at 10:30 a.m. Four rescued horses will receive the traditional blessings from members of the Navajo Nation to promote emotional and physical healing. Attendees are encouraged to bring a chair. The ceremony is free but goodwill offerings will be accepted. For more information, call Andrea Neiman at 928-8255.


CMK and Associates Real Estate will host i 5K walk/run in the village starting at Waterfront Park at 9 a.m. Proceeds will support the nonprofit adoption organization Open Hearts and Homes for Children, which advocates for eastern European orphans by hosting them within families in the United States. Runners and walkers can register for $15 at, or register the day of for $20. For more information contact Jamie Philo at 775-3042 or 863-5055.



St. Ann's Episcopal Church, 37 Division St., Amsterdam, will hold its community meal from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The menu includes Italian sausage sandwiches, steak fries, baked beans, and dessert. The meal is free and open to all. Sorry, no takeout.


The Fort Plain Community Activity Council will present the 4th on the 3rd fireworks display, which has been rescheduled at 8:30 p.m. at Wiles Park. Activities will start at 5 p.m., and will include a bonfire, bounce house, and a DJ. Refreshments will include hot dogs, soda, water, fried dough, cotton candy and ice cream. Participants are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and flashlight.



Calvary Assembly of God Church will distribute 120 bookbags filled with school supplies from 10 a.m. to noon. The supplies are available to students in grades kindergarten through fifth, with a maximum of 20 bookbags distributed for each grade, and a maximum of two children per family. First come, first serve. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian and show a report card or a classroom assignment.



Montgomery County Executive Matthew Ossenfort will present his 2015 budget to the public at 6 p.m. at the county courthouse, 64 Broadway.



The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Montgomery, Fulton and Hamilton Counties Inc. will hold a family support group meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Suite 2390, second floor, Amsterdam Riverfront Center.


Marshville Evangelical Church, Route 10, will hold a chicken barbecue from 3:30 p.m. until sold out. Cost for take-out is $6 per half chicken. On sale will be baked goods, beans, salad and baked potatoes. Pre-paid tickets should be picked up by 5 p.m. For more information, call 673-2394.


The Red Rooster Cafe will host David Jacquard who will present a program on the history of the Northville Fire Department. September birthdays will be celebrated with a cake provided by Marge Decker. The program follows the weekly congregate meal, which is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Programs are held 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.

Friday, Sept. 5


The Wilkinson Memorial Book Station, 25 N. Main St., will hold an end-of-summer book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to raise funds for the library, and clear the shelves to make way for new material.


The Frothingham Free Library, 28 W. Main St., will host a homeschooling meet-and-greet at 11 a.m. Families who are homeschooling their children are invited to meet other homeschooling families in the area. For more information, log on to, the library's Facebook page, or call the library at 853-3016 during library hours.

Saturday, Sept. 6


The Sons of the American Legion Post 701, 123 W. Main St., will hold their annual walk and chicken bake benefit from noon to 5 p.m. Proceeds will go to the Albany V.A. and veterans special projects. The cost is $15 for the walk and bake and $8 for just the bake. The menu will consist of a half chicken, potato, corn, cole slaw and roll. Sign up at Russo's, Bosco's, Irish American Club, PAV, Marcellino's and Post 701. For any questions contact Sons Commander Tom Fennhahn at 842-2290.


The Wilkinson Memorial Book Station, 25 N. Main St., will hold an end-of-summer book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to raise funds for the library, and clear the shelves to make way for new material.


The 18th annual Mary Plank, Jim Dern & Richard Burgess Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit the Canajoharie-Palatine-Root Community Chest will be held at the Canajoharie Golf & Country Club. For additional information, contact Cathy Smith at 673-2718.


A giant craft fair will be held at Fort Klock. Thousands of craft and art objects will be exhibited. Admission and parking are free. Hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 568-7779.

Sunday, Sept. 7


Elaine Mikenas and Dennis Viscanti invite you to a Square Dance to be held at the ED Center aka "The Church" located on 31 Spring St. from noon to 4 p.m. No experience is necessary. Will teach. Singles and couples are welcome. From noon to 1 p.m. there will be free open dancing and from 2 to 4 p.m. there will be Mainstream and Plus with Round Dancing for a cost of $7. Theme for this event will be "Disney Song and Dance" where you can dance to your favorite Disney song. For information call 225-1405 or visit


The Mayfield Historical Society will hold a chicken barbecue at the Mayfield Grill, 8 School St., from 1 to 4 p.m. This event is open to the public. Whitey's of Johnstown will prepare the food which will include barbecue chicken, baked potato, cole slaw, roll and butter and dessert. Eat in or take out will be available. The public is also welcome to picnic at the Rice Homestead. Tickets will be $10 each and will be sold on a pre-sale basis until Aug. 30. Tickets may be purchased at the Mayfield Grill and through any member of the Mayfield Historical Society including Bart Warner at 661-5964 and Sylvia Parker at 661-5576.


A giant craft fair will be held at Fort Klock. Thousands of craft and art objects will be exhibited. Admission and parking are free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 568-7779.

Monday, Sept. 8


St. Mary's Healthcare will have childbirth education classes beginning today and continuing every Monday through Oct. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $60 per couple, scholarships available. Call 841-7134 to register.


The Fulmont Community Action Agency Inc. board of directors monthly meeting will be held in Room 111 of the County Annex Building at 5 p.m.


MJ Engineering and Land Surveying, PC of Clifton Park will present results of a feasibility study on the connector highway proposed to link Exit 28 on the state Thruway with Route 30A near the Johnstown Industrial Park. The public information meeting is scheduled at 6 p.m. in the theater room of the visual arts and communications building at Fulton-Montgomery Community College, 2805 Route 67. Information regarding the study can be viewed at


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