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.

∫ Fourth annual New York state summer art show: Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, Gloversville, with artists from across the state. The artwork will be on display through Oct. 23. The public is welcome to view the show from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Open to the public; free will donations will be accepted (518) 661-9932.

∫ Lynda Naske, colored pencil artist — 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 Monday.

∫ Voices of Recovery art show — National Recovery Month: Gloversville Public Library, 58 E. Fulton St., Gloversville. The photography exhibit features the works by people who are in recovery, families and those who have lost a loved one. The exhibit will be on display through Monday.

Concerts/ daytime music


∫ The Insolent Willies — eighth annual homeless veterans benefit: H.C. Smith Benefit Club, 538 Crum Creek Road, St. Johnsville, 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets: $15. For more information, call Chris Lape at (518) 231-3281.

∫ Bacon Jam: Elm Street pavilion, Gloversville, 3 to 7 p.m. Music performances provided by Craic Agus Ceol, Stinky Boots String Band, Duane Mark & Co. featuring Tim Vee and The Insolent Willies. Don Williams, local historian, will present the history of bacon in Fulton County.

Concerts/ family friendly, alcohol free


∫ William Deuel Band — electric and acoustic rock-blues: Dorn Space, 99 N. Main St., Gloversville, 7:30 p.m. $10 admission — cash at door only. The band recently released a debut album of all original tracks, “Reset.”



∫ 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.



∫ Family fun day at Haslett Park, Main and Willett streets, Fort Plain. Noon to 5 p.m.


∫ Fulton County Sunday on the Farm at Rogers Family Orchards, 360 County Highway 131 in Johnstown, Noon to 4 p.m. Parking and entrance to the grounds are free. Everyone receives a complimentary ice cream cone and a chance to climb the hay mountain. Horse and tractor drawn wagon rides Apple picking, a selection of already picked apples, pumpkins, vegetables, and cider, honey and maple products will be available for purchase. Festival food will be available from vendors. Exhibitors will showcase a variety of farm animals. Local producers of Christmas trees, ornamental nursery stock, bedding plants, fruits, vegetables, and fall flowers will be on display. Farm equipment from days past and modern farming technologies will be represented to remind residents that farming remains viable today and important to our local economy.



∫ Edinburg fall festival: 11 North Shore Road, Edinburg, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event includes free horse and carriage rides; tour the Edinburg Museum of Rural Life; Nellie Tyrrell Museum of Edinburg History; and visit Copeland Covered Bridge; demonstrations of old-tyme crafts; pots of chili, homemade soups, coffee and desserts from the bake sale will be available.


walking tour


∫ The Canajoharie-Palatine Bridge Chamber of Commerce — If Tombstones Could Talk walking tour: The tour will take place in three local cemeteries, the Palatine Cemetery, Canajoharie Falls and Prospect Hill cemeteries with stories of prominent residents and historical connections between characters then and their impact of the villages now. There is no charge, however donations will be accepted.



∫ 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.

∫ Get stuck on stamps: Fort Plain Free Library, 19 Willett St., Fort Plain, 6:30 to 8 p.m. The library hosts an informal gathering for stamp lovers of all ages and experience levels. Free, drop-in group. Facilitated by stamp collector and American Philatelic Society member Keith Seeber. Open to the public. For information, call (518) 993-4646.



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

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


∫ Grand Central Station: Amsterdam Elks Lodge 101, 8 Fourth Ave., Amsterdam, 7 p.m. $10 at the door. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

By Kerry Minor

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