Brian Krohn/Express staff Celebrating Independence Day  Area residents gathered around the Great Sacandaga Lake Saturday evening for a display of fireworks hosted by Lanzi’s on the Lake Restaurant and Marina in Mayfield.

Brian Krohn/Express staff
Celebrating Independence Day
Area residents gathered around the Great Sacandaga Lake Saturday evening for a display of fireworks hosted by Lanzi’s on the Lake Restaurant and Marina in Mayfield.

Bleecker
JULY 15
10 a.m. — The Bleecker Community United Methodist Church will hold its annual summer auction at their Church Hall, 641 County Highway 112. The hall will be open July 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to accept items in good condition and working order. The auction includes home-baked goods and will be held indoors with refreshments. Seating will be provided. Auctioneer, Henri Lebel, will conduct the sale.

Caroga
JULY 18
7-8 p.m. — The Caroga Chapel, Chapel Road on Route 10, will host an evening of old time hymns featuring Nancy Purcell. The program, “Grandma’s Songs,” features dozens of old time and familiar hymns. The songs are believed to be favorites of Nancy’s grandmother, who was a major influence in Nancy’s love of music.

Broadalbin
JULY 18
6-7:30 p.m. — The Broadalbin Kennyetto Historical Society will hold its annual ice cream social at the Broadalbin Presbyterian Church on Main Street. The cost is $3 for adults and $1 for children under 12.
JULY 20, 21 and 22
5-9 p.m. — St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 7 N. Main St., will hold its Parish Festival offering Polish, Italian and American food. There will be a car show on Thursday evening along with Aaron Mitler providing entertainment. On Friday Jim Snack the magician will perform and Sue Kaupelis will demonstrate line dancing. Gabrielle will sing her tunes also. On Saturday evening, the Sophisticates, will entertain everyone. There will be a bouncy house, optical course and pony rides for the kids. There will be raffles, vendors and much more. Room is still available for vendors at $50 for three days. For more information, contact Michele Johnsen, chairperson, at 883-5637 or by e-mail at [email protected]
AUG. 9
6:30 p.m. — The United Methodist Church, N. Main St., will hold an Ecumenical Fireside Gathering. Join everyone for a relaxed worship experience around the fire with music and laughter. Invite a friend or neighbor. Bring a lawn chair and a roasting stick for marshmallows. Food and drinks will be provided. In case of bad weather everyone will meet inside.

Gloversville
JULY 13
4-7 p.m. — The Fulton County Museum will hold the 2nd Annual Priscilla and Lee Mitchell Book Fair. Eleven local authors will be attending. Books will be available for purchase and authors will be on hand to sign your copy and answer questions. Admission is free. This event is co-sponsored by Mysteries on Main Street, 144 W. Main St., and the Fulton County Historian’s Office. Visit fultoncountyhistoricalsociety.com for more information.
5-8 p.m. — The Gloversville Sewing Center will host a Farmer’s Wife Circle. The class will be led by Suzette DuPont and will cost $15. A book is required for the class. Registration can be completed on the Gloversville Sewing Center website.
JULY 14
5-7 p.m. — A Meet the Artists reception will be held at Micropolis Cooperative Art Gallery, inside Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market, 30 N. Main St. Featured guest artist will be painter Takeyce Walter whose focus has been on the natural landscape of the Northeast. She works in both oils and pastels. Childrens activities will also be held at the market to celebrate Gloversville’s first Twilight Market, which will be held on the second Friday of each month through September.
JULY 25, AUG. 8, 15
11a.m.-noon — The Gloversville Recreation Commission is sponsoring community tennis clinics for children eight and older. They will take place at the Darling Field tennis courts. All are welcome and no experience is necessary. Anyone wishing to participate should wear sneakers and bring a tennis racquet. Balls and extra racquets will be provided. The clinic is free of charge and instruction will be coordinated by area tennis players Carol Schery and Ellen Wood.
AUG. 3
10 a.m.-3 p.m. — The Fulton County Office for Aging will hold its senior picnic celebrating “30 Years of Senior Picnics” from 1987-2017 at Concordia Park, 138 Concordia Club Rd. The menu will consist of a pulled pork sandwich, macaroni and cheese, salad and dessert. The cost is $8 per person. Call 518-736-5650 for ticket information. Limited transportation is available.

Johnstown
JULY 6
noon — The 50 Plus Club in the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., will hold its annual summer picnic at Vrooman’s in Caroga Lake. The seniors will be car pooling from the senior center. The theme for the day is red, white and blue, so come dressed in your best patriotic colors for a chance to win a prize. Ticket cost is $10 for members, $15 for non-members and will be on sale through July 5 at noon. To make reservations, or for more information, call the center office at 762-4643.
JULY 13, 14, 15
Foothills Family Productions presents their Children’s Summer Theater production of Roald Dahl’s “WILLY WONKA, JR.” at Fulton-Montgomery Community College Theatre at 7 p.m. July 13-14 and at 2 p.m. on July 15. The show will be performed by children aged 7-14. Tickets for adults will be $10 and tickets for children will be $5. For ticket information, call 224-1083.
JULY 17- AUG. 11
noon-1 p.m. — The Johnstown Council of Churches will provide free meals for students enrolled in pre-kindergarten through high school. The meals will take places at the Bandshell Park, downtown Main Street.
SEPT. 30
noon-4 p.m. — Assemblyman Marc Butler (RIC-Newport) will partner with the Pine Tree Rifle Club, 419 Johnson Ave., to host a picnic for all area veterans. The day will include a speaker, music, games and food. This event is offered to each veteran and one guest at no cost. Reservations are required. Contact the assemblyman’s office at 762-1427.

Mayfield
JULY 13
6-8 p.m. — The Mayfield Historical Society will hold its annual Summer Concert and Ice Cream Social on Thursday at The Rice Homestead, 328 Riceville Road. The concert will feature “The Saints Jazz Quintet Plus One.” The Homestead will be open for free tours. Ice cream, choice of cake, and a beverage will be available with a donation of $3 per adult and $2 for children under 8. Attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs; however, some picnic tables are available. In case of rain, the event will take place at the Mayfield Fireman’s Pavilion on School Street.
5-7 p.m. — The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business After Hours event at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. There will be refreshments, tours of the building and information about the programming that takes place there which includes classes in performing and visual arts, cooking, yoga, and much more. Additionally, the presentation of the Chamber’s HFM Business Education Partnership awards for Business Partner and Business Professional of the Year will be held. The Chamber will be recognizing Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home and Shawn Czadzeck, Townsend Leather. Call 518-725-0641 or email [email protected] to RSVP.
6-9 p.m. — Lanzi’s Lakeside Tavern hosts The Sheaman and the Mayfield Rovers. There is no cover charge for this event.
7 p.m. — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 State Highway 30, presents a concert featuring Doc Orloff’s Blues Elixir Band. Tickets are $10 and are available at pncreativeartscenter.org or at the door.
JULY 14
Noon-1:30 p.m. — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 State Highway 30, will hold a Boards and Brushes class instructed by Brenda Dwyer. The cost is $25, pre-registration only. This class is open to all and is a beginner level.
JULY 15
9 a.m. — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, will hold a Color-A-Thon Run and Walk to benefit the Nigra Art Center. Registration will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. and the run/walk begins at 10:30 a.m. The cost is $30 per person. The colorful event will take place on the grounds of the center. Throughout the family fun course, runners and walkers will be splashed with washable color dust at “color bomb stations.” The dust is safe, non-toxic and completely washable. The race will not be timed. For more information call 661-9932. Register at LexingtonCenterColorRun.com.
JULY 16
12:30 — The Mayfield United Methodist Church, 21 N. Main St., will hold a complimentary luncheon at 12:30 p.m. followed by a free concert by the Good Time Charles at 2 p.m. The luncheon includes sandwiches, salads and beverages. For more information, call Sandy Aesch at 518-725-6309.
3-7 p.m. — Lanzi’s Lakeside Tavern hosts The Dominic Megna and Pete Jurgensen Duo on the deck. There is no cover charge for this event.
JULY 17
10-11 a.m. — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 State Highway 30, will hold an Autism Movement Therapy and Creative Movement class. The class will take place in the Paul Nigra Dance Studio and is instructed by Erin Hollenbeck. The class is a movement and music integration strategy combining patterning, visual movement, calculation, audible processing and rhythm. Parent participation is required. Cost is $25.
10 a.m.-12 p.m. — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 State Highway 30, will hold a Makeover Monday class instructed by Kate Schwan. Cost is $5 for pre-registration or $15 at the door. This class is open to all and is a beginner level. Special accommodations are available.
JULY 18
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 State Highway 30, will hold a Painting with Brenda class instructed by Brenda Dwyer. Students will learn to paint with acrylics in this class. Cost is $25, pre-registration only.
JULY 21
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 State Highway 30, will hold a cooking class with Wally Hart and Jose Kemp. This class is limited to 14 participants. This is a beginners class and is open to all. Special accommodations are available. Cost is $25, pre-registration required.
JULY 21
7-7:45 p.m. — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 State Highway 30, will hold a Laughter Yoga class instructed by Maria Pantalone. Cost is $25.
JULY 29
12-6 p.m. — The One Life Organization, directed by Alexander Kovarovic, will hold a community event to raise funds for the prevention of suicide, child abuse and domestic violence. The event will take place at Darling Field. The event will include an arts and crafts show, dozens of vendors, live music, outdoor games, food, sports tournaments, several fire and police departments, and more. Vendor spots are still available. For more information, call 518-898-6610.
AUG 4, 18
7-7:45 p.m. — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 State Highway 30, will hold a Laughter Yoga class instructed by Maria Pantalone. Cost is $25.
AUG. 20
11 a.m.-1 p.m. — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, will host a celebration concert showcase and brunch in the Grand Gallery. The concert will feature world-renowned talent of the Caroga Lake Music Festival musicians under the direction of Kyle Barrett Price. The brunch menu will include quiche, stuffed French toast, bacon, sausage, potatoes and salad greens, refreshments and desserts. Ticket cost is $25 for adults and $15 for children 10 and under. For reservations, contact the center, at 661-9932.

Northville
Weekly Events
Mondays and Thursdays
5:30 p.m. — Walk Live classes with Laura Liechti will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Parish Hall.
Thursday
10:30-11:30 a.m. — Chair Yoga classes with Ony Antonucci will be held at the Red Rooster Cafe. Cost of classes is $5 per week or six sessions for $25. You may join at any time. Call 863-2168.

JULY 13
11:30 a.m.— Sacandaga Task Force for Senior Living will host Allen Foster, PT, from Community Health Center, who will discuss Falls Prevention. Anne Boles, also from CHC, will be on hand to provide information about the services available from CHC at the Red Rooster Cafe. There will be a congregate meal served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call the Fulton County Office for Aging at 736-5650 to make lunch reservations.
1 p.m. — The Northville Public Library, 341 S. Third St., will host “Moonlight” movie, coming of age drama.
JULY 14
4 p.m. — The Northville Rotary will hold its opening reception for the Woodworking and Fine Arts Weekend at the Northampton Town Park, South Main St. The Woodworking and Fine Arts Weekend will continue Saturday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will include more than 60 accomplished artists, demonstrations, raffles and a silent auction at the Bradt Building and Park on Main Street in the village. Food for purchase will be provided by Klippels Kozy Corner. Proceeds from this event will be used throughout the year to provide scholarships to students, support community organizations and projects of Rotary International.
JULY 15
10 a.m.-3 p.m. — Edinburg Historic Society celebrates its 26th annual Historic Edinburg Day at the Nellie Tyrrell and Rural Museum, 20 N. Shore Road, rain or shine. Free horse drawn wagon rides, live demonstrations, a bake sale, food items, artisans, local crafters and caricatures by Phil Singer.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. — The Northville Central School gymnasium, 131 S. 3rd St., will transform into a mattress store in an effort to raise money for the school’s soccer program. Student-athletes will double as salespeople for this one-day only sale. All profits will directly support the boys’ and girls’ modified, junior varsity and varsity soccer teams.
6 p.m. — The Sacandaga Valley Arts Network will present The George Boone Band at Northville’s Waterfront Park, Main St. Rain venue location will be at the B-con corner located on the corner of Bridge and Main. Bring your lawn chairs and picnics and enjoy a fun-filled summer event in the park. Admission is free, however, a suggested donation of $5 per person would be appreciated.
JULY 18
10 a.m.-1 p.m. — The Northville Public Library, 341 S. Third St., will hold an Adirondack Park Invasive Plant program and will provide invasive plant identification training. This program is free and open to the public.
7 p.m. — The Northville Public Library, 341 S. Third St., will hold a New York State Council of the Arts book discussion of Colm Toibin’s “Nora Webster” led by State University of New York Empire State College professor Elaine Handley.
JULY 19
1-2:30 p.m. —The Northville Public Library, 341 S. Third St., will host a “Science at the Library” program with hands-on science activities.
JULY 20
12:30 p.m. — The Red Rooster Cafe, 99 N. Main St., will host Becky White, Fulton County OFA who will discuss advanced directives and long term care. The program follows the weekly congregate meal, which is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The meal will be turkey divan with egg noodles, Sonoma blend vegetables, white bread and pudding. You may attend the program without attending the meal. Call Fulton County OFA, 736-5650, to make lunch reservations for the OFA meal.
1 p.m. — The Northville Public Library, 341 S. Third St., will host “Manchester by the Sea” movie, a man looks after his teenage nephew.
7 p.m. — The Sacandaga Task Force for Senior Living will be taking the bus to the Edinburg United Methodist Church for a free concert by the Washington County Line, which plays Bluegrass music. The bus will leave the Northville Baptist Church parking lot at 6:15 p.m. If you are interested in this trip, call the STFSL line at 752-8737.
JULY 22
5-8 p.m. — The Friends of the Northville Public Library will host its annual ice cream social and raffle in the library gardens located at 341 S Third St. Homemade cake, ice cream and a beverage will be available for $3 adults / $2 under 12. Music will be held in the gazebo. The raffle will commence at 8 p.m. Tickets for the raffles are five for $6 or $1 each.
6 p.m. — The Sacandaga Valley Arts Network will present The New Shoes-Americana Band at Northville’s Waterfront Park, Main St. Rain venue location will be at the B-con corner located on the corner of Bridge and Main. Bring your lawn chairs and picnics and enjoy a fun-filled summer event in the park. Admission is free, however, a suggested donation of $5 per person would be appreciated.
JULY 25
7 p.m. — The Northville Public Library, 341 S. Third St., will host Gerry Lemmo, nature photographer with a special program “Exploring Albany’s Pine Bush.” There is no charge to attend.
JULY 27
1 p.m. — The Northville Public Library, 341 S. Third St., will host “Fences” movie, life’s struggle in 1950s Pittsburgh.
JULY 29
6 p.m. — The Sacandaga Valley Arts Network will present a SVAN Musical Theater performance with no Waterfront concert. Rain venue location will be at the B-con corner located on the corner of Bridge and Main. Bring your lawn chairs and picnics and enjoy a fun-filled summer event in the park. Admission is free, however, a suggested donation of $5 per person would be appreciated.

Wells
AUG. 9
4-6:30 p.m. — The Wells United Methodist Church, near the center of Route 30, is holding a Chicken and Biscuit Dinner. The menu consists of chicken with gravy on biscuits from Bev Peters, mashed potatoes, green beans, carrots, beverages and desserts. Cost is by donation. Take-outs and gluten-free options are available.