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Friday, September 05, 2014 - Updated: 6:35 AM



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 home-schooling meet-and-greet at 11 a.m. Families who are home-schooling their children are invited to meet other home-schooling 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.



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 benefit the Albany V.A. and veterans special projects. The cost is $15 for the walk and bake, or $8 for just the bake. The menu will consist of a half chicken, potato, corn, coleslaw 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.


The Hagaman Volunteer Fire Department will host a spaghetti dinner Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the fire house. The event will benefit the Leatherstocking Honor Flight. Adult meals will cost $8; $5 for children.


A 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.



Alden (Joe) Doolittle, storyteller and raconteur, will be performing at the Schoharie Crossing Visitor Center as the final performer of the Not Just For Kids Storytelling Series. His program "If the Rivers Could Speak, the Stories They'd Tell," stories and songs of the Upstate New York valleys, will be presented at 6 p.m. Homemade refreshments will be served following the performance.


Elaine Mikenas and Dennis Viscanti invite you to a Square Dance to be held at the ED Center aka "The Church," 31 Spring St., from noon to 4 p.m. No experience necessary. 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. The menu will include barbecued chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, 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 are $10 each. For ticket information, call Bart Warner at 661-5964 and Sylvia Parker at 661-5576.


A 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.



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 are available. Call 841-7134 to register.


The Ladies Auxiliary of the Cranesville Volunteer Fire Department will hold their meeting at the fire house at 7 p.m.


Sign-ups for the Broadalbin Youth Commission fall soccer program will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the village municipal building, 16 W. Main St. This will be the only sign up time, and mail-in registrations will not be taken. The fall program is for boys and girls in kindergarten (age 4) through 8th grade (age 14). Registration for grades kindergarten through 4th is limited to children in the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District. Registration for grades 5th through 8th is open to all children in Fulton and Montgomery counties. A registration donation of $35 is requested for the fall season. Registration is available online at under the soccer tab. Questions concerning the program should be directed to Keith Buchanan at 883-5827. Late registrants are subject to being placed on a waiting list.


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. The firm, which was hired by the Fulton County Board of Supervisors, will provide a presentation regarding the work completed to date on the feasibility study to identify and evaluate alternative routes for trucks traveling between Exit 28 of the Thruway and the Johnstown Industrial Park. Information regarding the study can be viewed at


The 2014-15 fall yoga classes taught by Marilyn Betz and James Meehan, certified yoga instructors, will begin at the United Methodist Church, Golf Course Road. Classes of various levels will be held Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For more information contact Marilyn at 842-6156 or Jim at 842-9737.



St. Mary's Hospital will host "Living with Loss," a bereavement support group for free at 6 p.m. Attorney Del Salmon will be the presenter. The meeting will be facilitated by a bereavement counselor. To register, or for more information call Amy Weinar of Community Hospice at 843-5412 ext 17.


The Sacandaga Book Group begins its sixth season in the Northville Public Library's program room at 10 a.m. Elaine Hlaing will lead a discussion of "Catch 22" by Joseph Heller. The group is open to all who wish to participate.


Oil and acrylic painter and pastel artist Kathryn Bartscht will be exhibiting her artwork at the SVAN Art Gallery at the Northville Public Library, 341 S. Third St. Her artwork will be on display through October 29 during library hours, with a meet-the-artist reception today from 6 to 8 p.m.


The Montgomery County Public Health Department will have a rabies vaccination clinic from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the town barn, 7431 Route 5. Pet owners should bring proof of their pet's last rabies vaccination. Veterinarian administration fee is $10 per rabies vaccine. Dogs must be leashed; cats and ferrets must be contained in a pet carrier or box. For more information call 853-3531.



There will be a special meeting of the Greater Amsterdam School District Board of Education at 6 p.m. at the Central Administration Building, Liberty Street, Amsterdam. The purpose of this meeting is to enter into executive session in regard to contractual negotiations with the superintendent of schools.


Vendors, crafters and volunteers are needed to help with the village's annual block party tentatively scheduled Saturday, Sept. 27, from 4 to 9 p.m. There will be a planning meeting Wednesday, Sept. 10, at village hall, 16 W. Main St., at 6 p.m. Anyone interested in helping with the event is encouraged to attend. At least 15 volunteers are needed at any given time during the party, twice that if two-hour shifts are arranged. If there aren't enough volunteers committed by Wednesday, Sept. 10, the party will be canceled, a news release said. To sign up, call 883-8265 or send an e-mail to no later than Sept. 10. Questions may be directed to Keith at 598-9266, or the village clerk at 883-8265.


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