1 p.m. — The Bleecker Veterans Monument will be erected at the Bleecker Town Hall, 575 Route 112. The ceremony is open to the public and will include refreshments. For information, call 518-725-6784.
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9 a.m.-6 p.m. — The Spirit of the Wolf Native American Festival will take place at Route 29 Pine Park. Cost is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and children under 12 are free. Two day passes are available for $10 for adults and $8 for seniors. For more information, contact Betty Overrocker at 518-842-6672.
7 a.m.-2 p.m. Stay the Course – Veterans Benefit Ride. Stay the Course Veteran’s Benefit Bike Ride is working to raise awareness and monetary support for Team Albany Adaptive Sports Program – a diverse group of veterans and their coaches whose mission is to use adaptive equipment and techniques to help Veterans in their rehabilitative, preventative and therapeutic pursuits. The recreational ride will start at Broadalbin High School at 8 a.m. Day of registration and check-in start at 7 a.m. Riders will choose the 10 or 30 mile loop, both courses offer beautiful views of Sacandaga lake. Road marshalls will be at every intersection to guide and cheer the riders on. All veterans ride for free. All other riders are asked to make a donation. Recommended, but not required, donation amount is $1 per mile.
10 a.m.-noon — The Town of Caroga, the Fulton County Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Canada Lakes Conservation Association will host an informational meeting to discuss efforts to control the spread and mitigate the effects of aquatic invasive species in the waters of Fulton County. The discussion will take place in the meeting room at Caroga Town Hall, Route 10/29A.
12-7 p.m. — The Caroga Lake Volleyball Club is asking for vendors for their craft show at Wheelerville School, 2417 Route 10. This event will run concurrent with the North Bush Church Roast Beef Dinner from 3-7 p.m. For more information, call Greta at 518-604-4044.
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8 a.m.-6 p.m. — The Fulton Center, 847 County Hwy 122, is holding its back to school supply drive. The Fulton Center will have a bin for donations of school supplies and is asking the Fulton County community to help families who need materials. For more information, contact Will at 802-430-8096.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. — The Gloversville Senior Center, 53 Church St., will host Breakfast with the Arts which includes a homemade meal for a $3 donation. The menu includes scrambled eggs with cheese, pumpernickel bread, breakfast kielbasa, fresh fruit and yogurt. A free Last Saturday Open Mic Show will take place after the meal. Senior center painters will also display their work throughout the dining room.
1 p.m. — NeighborhoodsAgainstDrugs will host a Strategy and Training meeting at Forresters Club, 213 E. State St. Volunteers will receive the Audra Doak-Richardson award for helping fight the heroin epidemic. For more information, call the Rev. Henry McGrath at 518-752-9928.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. — The Gloversville Public Library, 34 W. Fulton St., will hold a DMV approved defensive driving class. Save 10 percent on insurance and reduce four points off of your record. Bring your own lunch. Cost is $35 pre-paid, $40 at door. This course is limited to the first 20 registered. Call Victor Bujanow to register at 518-784-5009.
10 a.m. — The Johnstown Senior Center will meet at Washington Park to play Bocce.
3 p.m. — The Johnstown Senior Center is hosting a series of Tai Chi classes given through Nathan Littauer Hospital Healthlink beginning Sept. 20. This is the next level up from the basic series, but beginners are welcome. For more information, call 518-736-1120.
1:15 p.m. — The Johnstown 50 Plus Club at the Johnstown Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., will welcome Mark McLaughlin from the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage program. Afterwards, a representative from Blu Shield will be at the Center to speak to guests about sleep habits and how to wake up in good health. For more information, call 762-4643.
6:30 p.m. — Johnson Hall State Historic Site, 139 Hall Ave., will host Slavery in the Mohawk Valley, a program that seeks to examine how slavery evolved in New York.
4 p.m. — The Montgomery County SPCA will hold the annual Pooch Plunge, sponsored by LaVilla Dog Works of Johnstown, at the Veterans Park swimming pool on Locust Avenue in Amsterdam. Plunge Partner sponsor Harvey’s Home Garden and Pet Center of Johnstown will also participate.
The Johnstown Senior Center will hold its Mystery Day. Cost is $60 for members and $64 for non-members.
12:30 p.m. — The Johnstown 50 Plus Club at the Johnstown Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., will hold a cold plate luncheon. Guests are asked to bring a slightly larger cold dish to pass around and share or something fresh from the garden to enjoy with friends.
10 a.m. — The Johnstown Band Shell in the Main Street Park will hold a Labor Day Lawn Chair Church Service. It will be a joint service with nine churches participating. Following the service there will be a picnic in the park with hotdogs, refreshments, a bounce house and a prayer table. The public is asked to bring eating utensils and a lawn chair.
7:30-10 a.m. — Fulton County and the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth will sponsor a local Site Selector’s Guild Forum, which will bring three nationally recognized corporate Site Selectors to Fulton County. The public is invited to listen to their assessment at the Gloversville-Johnstown Holiday Inn, 308 North Comrie Avenue.
The Johnstown Senior Center will host a trip to Delaware. Call the center at 762-4643 for questions pertaining to pricing.
9 a.m. — The Johnstown Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., will take a trip to the Utica Recycling Center for a tour of the new facility. A Tour and Tasting at the Saranac Brewery will also take place. Following the tour will be a lunch at Babes. Cost is $38 for all.
11 a.m. — The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting its Annual Golf Tournament at Hales Mills Country Club, 146 Steele Road. This year’s tournament will be played in a Ryder Cup style with match play and there will be a Tyron Cup awarded along with twosome prizes and individual prizes. The registration fee is $125 and includes greens fees and cart, continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, on-course refreshments, a goody bag, a golf gift and dinner.
6-9 p.m. — The sixth annual Evening of Good Taste will take place at the Johnstown Moose Family Center, 109 Comrie Ave. The event offers samples of pasta and wine from local restaurants, liquor stores and corporate sponsors. A selection of desserts will also be provided. There will be a display of over 30 gift baskets to be raffled. Music for the event will b e provided by Brass and Ivory. Advanced tickets may be purchased at Mohawk Harvest Co-op in Gloversville and Vintage Cafe in Johnstown. Advance tickets cost $20 or $25 at the door. For more information, call 518-843-3994.
11 a.m. — The Johnstown Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., will take a trip to see a show titled “Sex with Strangers” at The Rep in Albany. Trip includes lunch. Approximate return time is 5:30 p.m. Cost is $90 for members and $95 for non-members.
4-5 p.m. — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 State Highway 30, will hold an adaptive hip hop dance class with Gretchen Salvione. This is a beginners class. Cost is $25 per class or one gift card.
12-1:30 p.m. — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 State Highway 30, will hold a Board and Brush class with instructor Brenda Dwyer. Cost is $25, pre-registration only. This class is beginner level and special accommodations are available.
10 a.m.-12 p.m. — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 State Highway 30, will hold a Muffins and Makeovers class with instructor Kate Swan. She will share makeup tricks and beauty secrets to bring out your natural beauty. Everyone will receive a goodie bag and a chance to win a door prize. Cost is $10 or one gift card.
2-4 p.m. — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 State Highway 30, will hold a Caribbean sunset painting class with instructor Ellen Lauziere. Cost is $25, pre-registration.
10-11 a.m. — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 State Highway 30, will hold a Make and Take Essential Oils class with instructor Heather Mattioni. Supplies will be available and additional roll-ons can be purchased for $2. You can also choose your own scent for an additional $4 each. Cost is $15 per person or one gift certificate.
10-11 a.m. — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 State Highway 30, will hold a country barn painting class with instructor Ellen Lauziere. Cost is $25 pre-registration, $35 at door.
6-8 p.m. — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 State Highway 30, will hold an African Drumming Circle Workshop with instructor John Dickson. Drums will be supplied. Cost is $25 pre-registration, $35 at door.
6-8 p.m. — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 State Highway 30, will hold a Creative Connection Workshop with instructor Melanie Fay. This is a beginner’s workshop and is intended to help participants explore with markers, paint, pencils and paper. Cost is $25 pre-registration, $35 at door.
6 a.m.-4 p.m. — Great Sacandaga Lake Fishing Federation Fall Fishing Contest. Cost: $20 in advance or $25 (day of contest until 10 a.m. only) Children 12 and under free with participating adult. For more information, call Randy Gardinier at 848-7248 or [email protected] Applications online at www.gslff.com.
Mondays and Thursdays
5:30 p.m. — Walk Live classes with Laura Liechti will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Parish Hall.
5-7 p.m. — The Sacandaga Valley Arts Network will hold its weekly music jam sessions at the covered picnic area of the Northville Waterfront Park, Main Street. Musicians and music lovers of all ages are welcome to join. For more information, call Seattle Mike at 518-863-2820.
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.
12:30 p.m. — The Sacandaga Task Force for Senior Living’s Red Rooster Cafe presents a program on fire safety. The cafe will host a representative from the Northville Fire Department. Home Care Partners will also be on hand to hold their monthly blood pressure clinic. The program follows the weekly congregate meal.
The Northville Central School District will hold Superintendent’s Conference Days and Sept. 5, with all staff reporting on all dates. The first day of school for students will be Wednesday, Sept. 6.
5 p.m. — The Northville CSD will host orientation sessions for Pre-K and Kindergarten students and their parents. Kindergarten parents should bring their child’s school supplies to the orientation.
12:30 p.m. — The Sacandaga Task Force for Senior Living’s Red Rooster Cafe presents a program on Mediterranean eating for heart health with Diane Whitten from Saratoga County Cooperative Extension. The program follows the weekly congregate meal.
9:30-11:30 a.m. — CM5K Walk/Run, Waterfront Park, Main Street, Northville. Cost: Pre-Registration: July 1-Sept 1: $25 adults/$15 kids Day of: $30 adults/$20 kids. For more information, call Amanda Pitcher at 518-883-8904, email [email protected] or visit www.cm5krace.com. This year’s race will benefit the Northampton Ambulance Service. 8:30 a.m. check in and race starts at 9:30 a.m. Run or walk from the Northville Waterfront Park throughout the beautiful village and enjoy scenic views of the Great Sacandaga Lake – all for a great cause.
7 p.m. — The Ring of Fire on the Great Sacandaga Lake. Every year, on the Sunday before Labor Day, people light bonfires around the lake as a close to the summer season. Sport Island Pub and Restaurant in Northville also joins in with a fireworks display and an enormous bonfire. This tradition is considered the last hurrah of summer on the Great Sacandaga Lake. For more information, call Fulton County Tourism at 518-725-0641 or [email protected]
12:30 p.m. — The Sacandaga Task Force for Senior Living’s Red Rooster Cafe presents Frank Manning who will entertain with a selection of working man songs. The program follows the weekly congregate meal.
11:30 a.m. — The Sacandaga Task Force for Senior Living’s Red Rooster Cafe presents a program on hospital visits and medicare with Becky White from Fulton County OFA. Jamie Marshall from the Resource Center of Independent Living in Amsterdam will also stop in to discuss their Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Project.
12:30 p.m. —The Sacandaga Task Force for Senior Living’s Red Rooster Cafe presents a program on daily energy routine. This program follows the weekly congregate meal.
4-6:30 p.m. — The Wells United Methodist Church, near the center of Wells on Route 30, is holding a chicken and biscuit dinner. The menu consists of chicken and gravy on biscuits from Bev Peters, mashed potatoes, green beans and carrots, a beverage, and desserts. Cost is by donation. Take-outs and gluten-free options are available.