9 a.m.-7 p.m. — The Broadalbin United Methodist Church, N. Main St., will hold its annual spring mission boutique. The boutique will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To donate items, or to volunteer, call 883-5247.
6 p.m. — The Broadalbin-Perth Intermediate School will hold a workshop, “The Anatomy of a 3rd-Grade Art Lesson: Nonverbal Communication and Self-Expression,” and will be led by intermediate school art teacher, Jon Aery, in the BPIS art room. The session is for everyone, regardless of artistic ability, and participants will get a behind-the-scenes look at what happens in an elementary art class at B-P.
Advance registration is required, and because of space considerations, registration is limited to the first 24 participants. Although the session is designed for adults only, free babysitting, is available for the children of those who indicate their need for child care when they register.
5-7 p.m. — The Micropolis Cooperative Art Gallery, located inside Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market, 30 N. Main St., will host a “Meet the Artists” reception and will feature Beverly Cornelius, a basket maker from Schenectady, as its guest artist for May and June.
3 p.m. — The Gloversville Business Improvement District (BID), Gloversville Community Music and the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce will bring to downtown Gloversville “Chamber Music at the Chamber,” a chamber music series. The concert, featuring a Festival of Winds, will take place in the chamber’s Rotunda Art Gallery, 2 N. Main St., and is sponsored by Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home. The cost is $20 for individual concert tickets. Only 50 tickets will be available for each concert. Tickets are available at the chamber’s Gloversville office, 2 N. Main St., and at Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market, 30 N. Main St.
MAY 6, 13 and 20
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — The Johnstown Public Library, 38 S. Market, will host a Writers’ Workshop Series: Short Stories. These sessions are for both the novice and experienced writers. It will be facilitated by Brian Phillip Whalen, a lecturer, at the State University of New York at Albany. Sign up by visiting www.johnstownpubliclibrary.info or call the library at 762-8317.
MAY 8, 15 and 22
The Fulton County YMCA, 213 Harrison St., will offer guitar lessons with Aaron Mittler. Lessons will focus on your strumming technique, more chords and song learning abilities. This is a three week lesson. The beginner’s lesson will be 5 to 6 p.m. and intermediate lesson from 6 to 7 p.m. You must bring your own guitar. Registration must be done at least 24 hours in advance of the first class. The cost is $10 for members and $20 for the general public. For more information, contact the Fulton County YMCA, at 848-3447.
5:30-7:30 p.m. — The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Fulton Montgomery Young Professionals Network (FMYPN) will hold a “Meet-Up” event at the Fox Run Golf Club, 129 Fox Run Drive. In addition to this “Meet-Up,” Rich Scott, PGA Professional and Fox Run Golf Club owner, is offering a free one hour lesson on putting and chipping. After the lesson, attendees are invited to enjoy hors d’ oeuvres and a cash bar in the golf club’s restaurant. This event is free admission, however, reservations are required for planning purposes and can be made on the group’s Facebook page or by contacting Nicole Walrath at the chamber at 725-0641 or email [email protected]
1-2 p.m. — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 State Highway 30, will hold a Drumming Circle with Hailey Lozier, instructor. Participants may learn simple rhythms in this beginner’s class. The cost is $15. Members receive a 20 percent discount. Register at www.pncreativeartscenter.org or call 661-9932.
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 State Highway 30, will hold a drawing class with Brenda Dwyer, instructor. Participants may learn the basic fundamentals of drawing, illustrations, design, hand lettering and more. The cost is $25. Members receive a 20 percent discount. Register at www.pncreativeartscenter.org or call 661-9932.
2-4 p.m. — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 State Highway 30, will hold a May Sunset painting class with Ellen Lauziere, instructor. Receive step-by-step instructions as you create your own acrylic beautiful sunset painting. The cost is $25 for pre-registration; $35 at the door. Members receive a 20 percent discount. Register at www.pncreativeartscenter.org or call 661-9932.
MAY 8, 15, 22/June 5, 12,19
6:30-8 p.m. — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 State Highway 30, will hold a six week Line Dancing class with Sue Kaupelis, instructor. Start with the basic steps and learn simple line dances for fun and exercise. Explore a variety of music genres from country and pop to Celtic and Latin. Be sure to wear soft-soled comfortable shoes. The cost is $45 for pre-registration; $55 at the door. Members receive a 20 percent discount. Register at www.pncreativeartscenter.org or call 661-9932.
10-11:30 a.m. — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 State Highway 30, will hold a watercolor class with Kittie Coffey Bintz, instructor. Explore your artistic ability with watercolors in this beginner’s class. The cost is $25. Members receive a 20 percent discount. Register at www.pncreativeartscenter.org or call 661-9932.
7-9 p.m. — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 State Highway 30, will hold an Open Mic-Monthly Coffee House Cabaret, hosted by Vinnie Saj. No auditions or rehearsals, just a microphone and a stage. Admission cost is $5 and includes two cups of coffee or hot chocolate.
Mondays and Thursdays
5:30 p.m. — Walk Live classes with Laura Liechti will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Parish Hall.
11:30 a.m. — Sacandaga Task Force for Senior Living will host Jennifer Gardella, chairperson of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Hometown Association, who will discuss why Johnstown is considered the birthplace of women’s equality, as well as, how the ECTHA continues Elizabeth’s work, at the Red Rooster Cafe. There will be a congregate meal served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May birthdays will be celebrated with a cake provided by Marion Balch. Call the Fulton County Office for Aging at 736-5650 to make lunch reservations.
6 p.m. — The Northville Central School District will hold its elementary, middle and high school spring concert at the school located at 131 S. Third St. Weather permitting, the concert will be held on the school’s front lawn. The concert will also feature a Jazz Band performance, recognition of the Music and Art Honor Society inductees, an elementary drumming performance and a Trash Can Ensemble.
10 a.m. — The Sacandaga Book Club will meet at the Northville Public Library, 341 S. Third St., in the library’s program room. Pat Nugent will lead a discussion of “Once We Were Brothers” by Ronald Balson, a compelling tale, of two boys and a family who struggle to survive in war-torn Poland. At 6:30 p.m., “Rethinking Wealth,” the second part of the series, will be held. A discussion of financial independence will be led by Darrell Cook.