Area news in brief

Yoga for seniors set for Sunday

GLOVERSVILLE — Yoga for seniors will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday at the Fulton Center, 847 County Highway 122.

The event is free to the public.

For more information, call William Wohltjen at (802) 430-8096.

Veteran services being offered

FONDA — The nonprofit DAV Mobile Service Office will assist veterans and their families to obtain services and benefits they have earned from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 2, at the Fonda VA Outpatient Center, Route 30A, according to a news release.

The free program is staffed by people trained to provide professional support throughout the claims and appeals process and is designed to travel to underserved communities across the country.

Veterans should bring identification, Social Security number and any other pertinent documentation regarding their military service. DAV membership is not required to use these services.

Musical group to perform at Revival

WELLS — Annie and the Hedonists will perform at 3 p.m. on April 30 at The Revival, 1441 Route 30.

The group will share a blend of vintage jazz, acoustic blues, roots Americana and swing.

With Annie Rosen on lead vocals; Jonny Rosen on guitar and vocals; Peter Davis on clarinet, tenor guitar, piano and vocals; and Don Young on bass and vocals, the group has been performing to sold out crowds throughout the local 518 area, according to a news release.

The band released their fifth album, “Tonal Indulgence,” which was voted the Best Album of 2015 from NPR station WEXT Albany.

The donation will be $10 donation and includes refreshments.

Stefanik to hold town hall at center

JOHNSTOWN — Rep. Elise Stefanik will hold a public coffee with your Congresswoman town hall from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Citizens Center, 109 E. Main St.

Spring book sale fundraiser planned

BROADALBIN — The Broadalbin Library, 25 N. Main St., will conduct a spring book sale fundraiser to benefit the library on April 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The library has next-to-new hardcover books by popular authors available for sale at $1 each. Also on sale will also be paperback books and handmade baby items knitted by the Library Knitters.

For more information, email [email protected] or call (518) 883-5976.

Meet the artists reception planned

GLOVERSVILLE — A meet the artists reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. May 5, at Micropolis Cooperative Art Gallery with Beverly Cornelius, a basket maker from Schenectady who will be the gallery’s guest artist in May and June.

Cornelius works in both ash and reed to create her baskets and is influenced by Native American and Shaker styles, according to a news release.

She has been asked to design items for the Beekman Boys of Sharon Springs. They challenged Cornelius to design a pie carrier different from baskets already on the market that would be both utilitarian and beautiful. She found the process stimulating, making her stretch both her imagination and her skills as a weaver, according to a news release.

More recently Cornelius has been working on new designs that include leather. Designing the leather strapping for custom pieces has led her to explore the use of leather as more than just strapping but also as a weaving material. This has led to her “Saratoga Collection.”

She has been teaching basket weaving for more than 10 years. “With each class I teach I learn more about weaving and draw inspiration from my students,” she said. “I teach regularly at the Mabee Farm Historic Site in Rotterdam Junction, where I am the resident basket weaver.”

Cornelius has created baskets that have been selected to be included in the permanent collection at the Crandall Folklife Center in Glens Falls.

A new show of artwork by Micropolis member artists will also be on display in the gallery. Work will include paintings, drawings, photographs, fiber art, batik, mixed media, woodwork, glass, digital art, sculpture, jewelry, and pottery. The show will run through the end of June.

Gloversville Community Music has arranged for Melanie Chirignan, flutist, to entertain during the reception. The event is free to the public.

The gallery is located inside Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market at 30 N. Main St. and is open seven days a week, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

By Chad Fleck

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