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.

∫ Kyle Hale — Forest to Home July exhibit: The Caroga Historical Museum, Caroga Lake, 7 to 9 p.m. The exhibit will run through July 29. The museum is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Free admission — donations excepted.

∫ Charlene McNamara display: Frothingham Free Library, 28 W. Main St., Fonda. The work will be on display through July.

∫ Elizabeth “Betsy” Batchelor: Micropolis Cooperative Art Gallery, 30 N. Main St., Gloversville. Micropolis member artists work on display will include paintings, drawings, photographs, fiber art, batik, mixed media, woodwork, glass, digital art, sculpture, jewelry and pottery. Also on display will be the ceramics of Katie Santomartino, the newest member. The gallery, inside Mohawk Harvest, is open 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. The show will run through Labor Day. For more information, go to www.MicropolisGallery.com.

∫ Third annual New York State Summer Art Show: Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, Mayfield. Public can view the work from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Gallery admission is $5; free to PNAC members and children younger than 18. The show will hang until Sept. 25.

∫ Art exhibit: Window to the Garden, 9 Woodside Ave., Mayfield. The exhibit will feature four local artists, all original artwork for the home and garden includes pottery, jewelry, paintings and sculpture. By appointment or by chance, (518) 774-7175; www.alexandrahiggins.com. Open until November.



∫ Labatt Blue New York State Cornhole Championship Qualifier: Lakeside Tavern and Marina, 306 Woods Hollow Road, Gloversville, 1 p.m. Enter teams — qualifying team advances to regional finals at Full Moon Bar Aug. 11; the winner advances to the state final in Syracuse, Onondaga County, for the Labatt state championship and cash prizes.

Concerts/ daytime music


∫ Bill Ackerbauer: Gloversville Farmers Market, Elm Street Pavilion, Gloversville, 9 a.m. Free.


∫ Bob Boyer: Sport Island Pub and Restaurant, 108 Riverside Blvd., Northville, 2 p.m. No cover.

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

Craft fair


∫ Annual craft fair: Caroga Historical Museum, 145 London Bridge Road, Caroga Lake, 10 a.m. to 3 pm. No admission. The event includes crafters, a bake sale, raffles and a barbecue. Music by Durey Creek Bluegrass Band, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.



∫ Free beginner lessons and dancing: Sharp Shooters Billiards 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.



∫ Chris Cionek fundraiser: Johnstown Moose Club, 109 S. Comrie Ave., Johnstown, 1 to 5 p.m. The event includes food, music, basket raffles, 50-50.

Ice cream social


∫ Ice cream social: Peck’s Lake Schoolhouse, 104 Peck’s Lake Road, Gloversville, 4 to 7 p.m. $5.



∫ 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.


∫ Gloversville Public Library’s Traveling Story Time: Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market, 10:30 a.m.



∫ Wildlife Sports Education Museum, Route 30, Vail Mills, open from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily June 15 to Sept. 3. Admission: $10 for adults; $5 for youths.



∫Vinny Michaels: Lakeside Tavern and Marina, 306 Woods Hollow Road, Gloversville, 6 p.m. No cover.

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

∫ Our Secret Love Society — Johnstown Midsummer Concert Series: Charles Jenner Bandshell, West Main Street, Johnstown, 7 p.m. In case of rain, the show will take place inside St. John’s Episcopal Church, next to bandshell.


∫ Hitrick and Brooks concert: Paul Nigra Arts Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, Gloversville, 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 available at the door or at pncreativeartscenter.org.

∫ Doc Orloff Duo: Timeless Tavern, 162 S. Main St., Northville, 6:30 p.m. No cover.

∫ Johnstown Citizens Band: In the band shell, Johnstown, 7 p.m. In case if inclement weather, the concert will move to St. John’s Episcopal Church next door to the band shell.

∫ Moore 2 Music Entertainment and karaoke: Snowed Inn Bar, 375 Midline Road, Amsterdam, 8 p.m. No cover.


∫ Secret Love Society: Sport Island Pub and Restaurant, 108 Riverside Blvd., Northville, 9 p.m. $5 cover.


∫ Fulton Chain Gang: Village marina, St. Johnsville, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free to public.


∫ Gloversville Civic Band: Melchoir Park, Kingsboro Avenue, Gloversville, 7 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Free concert. Rainsite, Lexington Center, State Street, Gloversville.

Reenactment wedding


∫ Mohawk Country and Julyfest presents “Marriage of Gil and Lana Borst Martin” recreated wedding from “Drums Along the Mohawk”: Palatine Church, Route 5, Nelliston, 3 p.m. The reception will follow at the Nellis Tavern, Route 5, St. Johnsville, 4 p.m. $5 for adults; free for children.



∫ Color splash run-walk: Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, Gloversville, 9 a.m. to noon. Registration, 9 a.m.; run, 10:30 a.m. $25 pre-register; $30 per person day of event.

By Josh Bovee

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