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Upcoming Events - 04/17/2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Updated: 7:54 PM

-- Sign up now for community garden plots

CANAJOHARIE -- The Sower's Field Community Garden, a ministry of St. John's and St. Mark's Lutheran church, is now selling plots, which are available for $7 or $10 for two. The garden is conveniently located right off the bike path. A shed is available to store tools and supplies. Water is available on site. A master gardener will help you plan your produce and store your harvest. Please call the church office for registration information at (518) 673-8057.

-- Trinity Lutheran Church to host musical performance April 16

STONE ARABIA -- Trinity Lutheran Church, Stone Arabia, Route 10, will host special music on April 16, at 7 p.m., during their evening Lenten service. Norma and Laura will provide piano and vocal music. Refreshments will be provided following the service.

-- Pancake Breakfast and egg hunt April 19

FORT PLAIN -- The South Minden Vol. Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor the annual Pancake Breakfast at the South Minden Fire Department, Rte. 163, Fort Plain, on Saturday, April 19, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Adults (13 and up) are $5. Children 4-12 are $3. Children 3 and under are free. Bring your cameras for free pictures with the Easter bunny. Egg hunt starts at approximately 11 a.m.

-- Fourth Annual Easter Egg Hunt April 19

ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The H.C. Smith Benefit Club, 538 Crum Creek Road, will hold the Fourth Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19, at 10 a.m. The event is free. All children up to fifth grade are invited to participate. Bring a plastic bag or basket for your child's gathered candy, as the plastic eggs must be returned. Refreshments will be available and the event will feature a visit from the Easter bunny.

-- Canajoharie Library to hold first Town Hall Info Session April 22

CANAJOHARIE -- The Canajoharie Library will be holding two Town Hall Informational Sessions on April 22 and May 13, both at 7 p.m.

The Canajoharie Library is asking residents to provide $100,000 in community based funding in order for the library to restore and expand its services and programs. A vote on the Library Funding Proposition will take place at the Canajoharie High School on May 20, from 12-9 p.m.

As stated in an informational flyer created by the library, "The Canajoharie Library's funding in recent years has been shrinking. Currently, less state and federal grants are available than in years past. As a result, we have had to make some very impactful changes to have our spending reflect the decreased income. Some of the reductions we've had to make include: reduction of hours from 52 to 37 per week, budget for books and DVDs dropped from $21,000 to $7,300, loss of a full-time librarian position, loss of a part-time programs assistant position, reduction of four to one sessions of storytime per week, teen programs reduced."

The $100,000 will allow the library to add open hours, new computers, more family and adult programs, books, movies and music, and new technology.

If the Library Funding Proposition is approved, the average taxpayer (owning a $100,000 home) will pay $28 annually, which equals about 54 cents a week.

The Town Hall Informational Sessions aim to provide details and give residents a chance to ask questions about the proposition.

For more details about the proposition, visit

-- "Just Another High School Play" at OESJ High April 24-25

ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The OESJ Central School High School Drama Club will present "Just Another High School Play", by Bryan Starchman, on Thursday, April 24 and Friday, April 25 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

Cast members include Ryan Becker, Jessica Senft, Grace Yezierski, Laiken Whittredge, Marissa Nellis, Jack Dudar, Amy Yezierski and Allie Dobson.

Tickets are $3 and can be purchased at the door.

-- Local canal cleanups scheduled for April 25-27

In recognition of Earth Day 2014 and in preparation for the upcoming, 190th consecutive navigation season on the New York State Canal System, the New York State Canal Corporation is partnering with Parks and Trails New York, and the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) to sponsor the Ninth Annual Canal Clean Sweep the weekend of April 25-27.

Volunteers, Friends of Fort Plain and the Canajoharie-Palatine Chamber of Commerce will host bike path and Riverfront Park cleanup on Saturday, April 26 starting at 9 a.m.

-- Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Summit to be held April 30

CANAJOHARIE -- On April 30, The Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Summit will be held at the Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event's keynote speaker will be Mike Russon, of Global Foundries, who will speak about attracting and managing regional growth.

Interactive workshops will include: State and Main: Investing in Main Street Revitalization; Rustbelt to Greenbelt: Agribusiness and Locavesting; Colleges as Partners in Community and Economic Development; and Six Counties in Six Minutes.

-- Inaugural Run 4 The Hills to be held May 3

SHARON SPRINGS -- Help support Sharon Springs First Responders during a run and walk to benefit the Sharon Springs Fire Department and Rescue Squad on May 3. The Inaugural Run 4 The Hills event starts at 9 a.m. sharp.

Online registration has closed, but there may be a "Last Minute" (May 2) as well as "Race Day" (May 3) registration option available until the race's 150 spaces are filled. The cost for participation will be $20 per participant and will not include the Inaugural Run 4 The Hills event tee.

Packet Pick-Up will take place Friday, May 2 at The American Hotel, located at 192 Main Street in Sharon Springs, between 3 and 5 p.m. On race morning, packets will be available from 7:30 until 8:30 am. Your packet will not be held or mailed if you don't check in by 8:30 a.m. on race day.

For updates and information, like the event on Facebook and follow updates on Twitter @4TheHillsRun.

-- CHS All-Alumni Reunion planned for May 3

CANAJOHARIE -- The Canajoharie All Alumni Association will hold its eighth “Drums Along the Mohawk” reunion of  CHS alumni and friends on Saturday, May 3, 2014 

This event will take place at the Canajoharie High School, 136 Scholastic Way.

Attendees will gather at 10:45 a.m. to register and visit with classmates and friends.

There will be displays of artwork and photography presented by alumni of CHS who have pursued their talents either professionally or as a hobby, along with displays of treasured school and community memorabilia. At noon, a catered luncheon will be served at a cost of $10 per person.

After lunch, the annual business meeting will be held, followed by the raffle drawing. It should be noted that the raffle will be drawn after the business meeting with prizes of $500, $300 and $200. There are only 200 tickets to be sold and the price of each ticket is $10. Advance tickets can be purchased by contacting any officer. Ticket holders need not be present for this drawing.

Reservations for the luncheon should be received by April 21. Registration forms were mailed in March. Anyone not receiving a registration form by mail but wishing to attend this year may do so by contacting an officer or committee member for a form.

Those who want further information, or would like to reserve a display table, may contact President Nancy Bosch Bowerman at (518) 993-3597, Vice President Jim Heiser at (518) 827-5490, Secretary Susan Yuhasz at (518) 673-3537, Treasurer Clifford Douglass at (518) 673-2394 or Assistant Treasurer Walter Haig at (518) 673-5313.

A post-reunion gathering will be held at the Canajoharie Country Club starting at 4:30 p.m. Cash bar and pub menu will be available. Reservations are not required.

-- Choralaires spring concert "A Rainbow of Dreams" to be held May 4

CANAJOHARIE -- The Valley Choralaires spring concert, titled "A Rainbow of Dreams", has been scheduled for Sunday afternoon, May 4, at 3 p.m. in the United Methodist Church, 50 E. Main St., Canajoharie. The public is invited to attend this free concert and to enjoy the free refreshments after. Parking is available in the lot behind the church as well as across the street. A free will offering will be gratefully accepted.

-- CCSD kindergarten registration May 16 and 17

CANAJOHARIE -- The Canajoharie Central School District will be conducting kindergarten screening and registration Friday, May 16, and Saturday, May 17, for children entering kindergarten in September. It will take place in the library at the East Hill Elementary School.

New York State Education Law requires schools to screen every child entering kindergarten in order to identify conditions which may effect his/her education. For a child to enter kindergarten in Sept., 2014 he or she must be at least five years old on or before Dec. 1, 2014. Parents must bring to screening the child's birth certificate, an immunization record signed by a doctor, proof of residency and completed entrance forms.

Parents of eligible students are requested to contact Sherri Hodge at the East Hill Elementary School at (518) 673-6310 to schedule an appointment.

-- Alumni Association preparing for annual banquet Aug. 2

ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The St. Johnsville Alumni Association is preparing for their annual banquet to be held Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Knight's Inn in Little Falls.

A social hour will be held at 5 p.m. followed by a family style dinner at 6 p.m. The cost is $25 per person and all proceeds will go toward three $500 scholarships given out at graduation. The 50 and 25 year classes will be recognized. The 25 year class is the 100th class to graduate from St. Johnsville High School. Contact persons for the 50 year class are Bernadette Peet and Eleanor Weaver. Tish Christensen can be contacted for the 25 year class. The public is also invited. If you cannot attend, donations are appreciated. Checks can be made out to St. Johnsville Alumni Association and be mailed to Janet Shuster, 150 Crum Creek Rd., St. Johnsville, NY 13452.


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