What’s to do?



∫ Sacandaga Valley Arts Network Artists’ Gallery Exhibit: Fulton County Visitor Center, Routes 29 and 30, Vail Mills. Free and open to the public. Gallery is open weekends.

∫ Linda Hinkle — artist of the month: Frothingham Free Library, 28 W. Main St., Fonda. The artwork exhibit can be viewed during library hours. The work will be on display through August.

∫ Janene Bouck — Sacandaga Valley Arts Network Gallery photography exhibit: Northville Library, 341 S. Third St., Northville. The exhibit will be on display through the end of August.

∫ Kevin Kuhne featured artist: Micropolis Gallery, 30 N. Main St., Gloversville. Kuhne works in watercolor as the main medium and mixed media constructions. Paintings, drawings, pastels, photographs, fiber art, batik, mixed media, woodwork, glass, digital art, jewelry, pottery, woodland assemblages and fine art cards by Micropolis artists are also on display. The show, which is free and open to the public, runs through August) from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Concerts/ daytime music


∫ Cosby Gibson: Farmers Market, Elm Street pavilion, Gloversville, 9 a.m.

∫ Bill Ackerbauer: Caroga Lake Farmer’s Market, 2080 Route 10, Caroga Lake, 3 p.m.


∫ Vinny Michaels: Sport Island Pub and Restaurant, 108 Riverside Blvd., Northville. 3 p.m. No cover.

∫ The Sophisticats: Lakeside Tavern and Marina, 306 Woods Hollow Road, Gloversville, 4 p.m. No cover.

Concerts/ familyfriendly, alcohol free


∫ Woody Pines Trio — Johnstown Midsummer Concert Series with special guests Revisions Barbershop Quartet and Public Relations: Jenner Bandshell, 119 W. Main St., Johnstown, 7 p.m. In case of rain, shows will take place inside St. John’s Episcopal Church. Free and open to all.



∫ Free beginner lessons and dancing: Sharp Shooters Billards and Sports Pub, 35 E. Main St., Amsterdam, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. New lessons and open dancing 7:30 to 10 p.m. $5 for those who stay or come in after 7:30 p.m. Sue Kaupelis, instructor.



∫ The Eddie: Concordia Club, 138 Concordia Club Road, Gloversville, noon to 10 p.m. $5 cover. No outside beverages allowed on the ground. There will be various bands, raffles and food.

Historical marker


∫ Historical Johnstown town markers: Former Berkshire Common School No. Five and original Berkshire Volunteer Fire Department, 1013 Route 29A, (East Fulton Street) Gloversville, 10 a.m. Public is invited.

Ice Cream Social


∫ Old fashioned ice cream social — 80th anniversary: Walter Elwood Museum, 100 Church St., Amsterdam, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event will include entertainment by Gibson and Staudle opening for Steve Cowles, inflatables and concessions. Tickets (ice cream and baked good or ice cream sundae) are $4 for adults; $2 for children ages 12 and under.



∫ Creative textile fibers group: Fort Plain Free Library, 19 Willett St., Fort Plain, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Free, drop-in gathering. Participants share ideas, tips, and bring knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, embroidery, beading, felting, and other individual, fiber-based projects to work on in casual setting. Open to the public. For information, call (518) 993-4646.

∫ Writers at Fort Plain: Fort Plain Free Library, 19 Willett St., Fort Plain, 3 to 5 p.m. The group is made up of writers from varied writing backgrounds, genres, interests, goals and experience levels who work on memoirs, novels, short stories, poems, and more. Facilitated by published writer, Joan Caska. Features constructive feedback in a supportive setting. Free. Open to the public. For information, call (518) 993-4646.


∫ Old timey string circle jam: Gloversville Public Library, 58 E. Fulton St., Gloversville, 6:30 p.m. Come to listen or bring an instrument.


∫ Who wore it better? The trials of progress and the wise future face of America: Gloversville Public Library, 58 E. Fulton St., Gloversville, 5:30 p.m. The similarities and differences between Dewitt Clinton and George Washington will be discussed.



∫ “Singing in the Rain” with Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor: Glen Conservancy Hall, 1538 Mill Point Road, 7:30 p.m.



∫ Mayfield Community Choir — 21st year: Mayfield Central Presbyterian Church, 22 N. Main St., Mayfield, 7 p.m. Admission is free — a free-will offering will be received. Short reception with light refreshments will follow.

∫ Vinny Michaels: Lakeside Tavern and Marina, 306 Woods Hollow Road, Gloversville, 7 p.m. No cover.

∫ Dan Lynaugh: Partner’s Pub & Grill, 21 S. William St., Johnstown, 7 p.m. No cover.


∫ Johnstown Citizens Band — final concert: Charles Jenner Memorial Band Shell, downtown park, Johnstown, 6:30 for rehearsal, 7 p.m. for concert. In inclement weather, the band will perform at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

∫ Georgia Wonders Band: Amsterdam Elks Lodge 101, 8 Fourth Ave., Amsterdam, 7 p.m. $10 at the door. Doors open 5:30 p.m.


∫ Mayfield Community Choir — 21st year: West Charlton United Presbyterian Church, 1331 Scandaga Road, West Charleton, 6 p.m. Admission is free — a free-will offering will be received. Short reception with light refreshments will follow.


∫ Durey Creek Bluegrass Band: Caroga Chapel, Route 10 and Chapel Road, Caroga Lake, 7 p.m. Free concert.


∫ Gloversville Civic Band — final concert: Lexington Center, 127 E. State St., Gloversville, 7 p.m. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Marches, show tunes and concert selections will be performed. Concerts are free. Concerts are sponsored in part by this year’s Community Arts Grant from Saratoga Arts. Donations: Gloversville Citizens’ Band, P.O. Box 984, Gloversville, NY 12078.



∫ Sacandaga Musical Theater and Sacandaga Valley Arts Network presents Shakespeare in the park: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”: Northville Village Waterfront Park, 3 p.m. Suggested donation: $20. This will be the Will Kempe Players’ third year returning to Northville. Bring own lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on.



∫ Renovated building tour: Gloversville Public Library, 58 E. Fulton St., 4 p.m. Tours take approximately one hour and will be conducted by Christine Pesses, board of trustees member. Attendees meet Pesses in the main lobby under the dome.

By Patricia Older

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