Area news in brief

Historical Society meeting planned

EPHRATAH — The Ephratah Historical Society will meet on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Ephratah town barn, 3782 Route 10. The public is welcome to join the society.

Concert and brunch event at Nigra Center

Gloversville — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is hosting a special concert and brunch event April 2, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., according to a news release.

The Upswing Duo, a jazz group specializing in standards from the classic American Songbook, will provide music while participants enjoy a menu of quiche, stuffed French toast, bacon, sausage, potatoes, salad greens, desserts and beverages. 

The food will be prepared by Kingsboro Catering, which provides training and experience opportunities for men and women supported by Lexington.

The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is hosting this special event in conjunction with its 2017 concert series, wherein a variety of local musical groups will play shows at the arts center throughout the year. Admission for this event, which includes a meal and the concert, is $25 per adult and $15 for children younger than 10.

To reserve tickets, call (518) 662-9932 or visit

 The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is located at 2736 Route 30.

For more information, please call (518) 661-9932 or visit

Workshop on chalk pastels planned

GLOVERSVILLE — A guided workshop on making sunset landscapes in chalk pastel will be offered from 6 to

8 p.m. on Mondays, March 20 and 27, as part of a six-week Lenten Art Series at North Main Street United Methodist Church, 316 N. Main St.

The workshops will be led by Cheryl Bielli of Mrs. B’s Petite Galerie and Studio in Gloversville.

A $10 donation is requested to cover supplies and help defray the cost of utilities. Space is limited to 15.

Pre-register at (518) 725-6130.

Participants should enter on the Seventh Avenue side of the church.

The Lenten Art Series will conclude April 3 and 10 with a watercolor workshop on painting Easter lilies and tulips.

By Chad Fleck

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