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Events Calendar - 06/19/2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - Updated: 3:52 AM

-- Canajoharie

June 20, 7 p.m. -- On Friday, June 20, Upstate Chapel, Cliff St., will hold a Hymn Festival and Sing-a-Long. Because of last year's devastating flood, the 2013 Hymn Festival was cancelled. This event features an expanded program, including local performers Our Lady of Hope Choir, The Sentimentalists, Valley Bog Players (with special guests Joanne McNamara and Germaine Connelly), Rachael Takacs and Norma Bowley, Community Bible Church and Dr. Eric M. Stroud.

Light refreshments will be served. Doors open at 6 p.m.

All Upstate Chapel concerts and events are open to all and free-will offerings are encouraged. All proceeds are used to promote musical arts in Canajoharie. For more information, visit:

June 21, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. -- The Canajoharie-Palatine Bridge Farmers Market will be open this Saturday, June 14, outside the entrance to the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library. The market will be open every Saturday.

The market will have locally grown fruits, greens, vegetables, meat and an assortment of other farm-related products.

July 7-11, 6-8 p.m. -- Vacation Bible School will be held at St. John's and St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 143 Church St. Pre-K through fifth graders are welcomed. Call (518) 673-2224 for more information.

-- Canajoharie

Arkell Center

Daily activities taking place at Arkell Center during the month of June 2014 will be as follows:

Mondays through Fridays -- Noon meals are provided by OFA Meals of Montgomery Program (M.O.M.). Reservations are required by noon of the previous day. Call (518) 673-2000 or (518) 843-2300. Suggested donation is $3 for those 60 years of age or older.

Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon -- The Indoor Walking Program will continue. Seniors are invited.

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 10-10:30 a.m. -- Arkell Center Senior Exercise Program takes place in the basement. Stop for coffee afterwards.

Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m. -- Gentle yoga will take place with instructor, Patty 


Thursday, June 19 and 26, 1-4 p.m. -- Second Time Around Band will practice and all are welcome to listen.

-- Upcoming classes

Aug. 12, Oct. 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. -- Defensive Driving classes will be held sponsored by Shults Agency. Classes are filling up fast. Reserve now by calling (518) 673-4408.

-- Special Events

June 24, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. -- A blood pressure clinic will be held with Home Health Care Partner's Corp., co-sponsored by, St. Mary's and Nathan Littauer Hospital. Home Health Care Partners Corp. also provides health and wellness information.

June 25, 12:30 to 4 p.m. -- Senior citizens public pinochle card party will take place. Donation is $2 with prizes and refreshments. If you would like to sub call Terry at (518) 673-5635.

June 27, 1 p.m. -- Price Chopper Pharmacy will discuss home delivery. Stop in for information.

-- Meetings

June 24, 10-11 a.m. -- Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregiver Support Group meeting will be held at Arkell Center sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association of NE New York.

June 27, 1 p.m. -- Canajoharie Senior Citizens meeting will take place.

-- Fort Plain

June 19, 1-5 p.m. — The Fort Plain Farmers Market will run on Thursdays beginning June 19 from 1 to 5 p.m., located near the Fort Plain Medical Center, off Willett St.

June 21, noon -- AMVETS Post 2000 will be having their 13th annual barbecue. From noon to 2 p.m. hamburgers and hot dogs will be served for lunch. At 4 p.m., a chicken barbecue will be served including all the fixings. There will be a Chinese auction, pool, bowling and egg toss. For more information call (518) 993-3637.

June 26, 5-7 p.m. -- Fort Plain Youth Sports Organization will be having youth soccer sign-ups at Fort Plain Elementary School lobby. Cost is $25 per child for children entering Grades K through 6. Players do not have to live in or attend FP school district. For any questions, contact Melinda Herron, at 774-5062.

July 3 -- The 27th annual 4th on the 3rd celebration, sponsored by the Fort Plain Community Activities Council, will take place on Thursday, July 3, at Wiles Park.

While most activities will be centered in Wiles Park, the celebration officially begins at 8 a.m. with the Mohawk River Fishing Derby. Sign-up at the Sportsman’s Den on Canal St., for children and adult classes. 

The Fishing Derby is free and sponsored by the Central Mohawk Valley Lions Club, and concludes at 3 p.m. Trophies will be awarded at 5 p.m.

Completely new this year will be a demonstration by the Civil War Reenactors from the NY 125th Volunteer Infantry Regiment, including a Civil War surgeon’s tent, encampment and rifle demonstration. 

Families with young children will delight in a bounce house, inflatable slide and obstacle course.

Food concessions will be available, offering hot dogs, hamburgers, fried dough, soda and water from 3-9 p.m. Horse-drawn hay wagon rides to the Fort Plain Museum and back will also operate from 4-8 p.m.

The Emeralds of July will perform from 4-7 p.m.

A Little League All Star Exhibition Game between Fort Plain and Canajoharie will begin at 4 p.m.

A rock climbing wall will be available from 5-9 p.m. and Empower Federal Credit Union will sponsor an Old Time Photo Booth and Melvin the Magnificent a balloon artist, free, from 4-8 p.m.

Wayne Tucker will DJ and emcee from 3-11 p.m. in Wiles Park. Craft fair and non-profit booths will be open from 3-9 p.m.

Brooks Chicken Barbecue dinners will be sold by the Fort Plain Reformed Church from 4-7 p.m. There is a separate parking area for take-outs; ask at the park entrance.

A petting zoo and pony rides will be available from 5-9 p.m.

Beginning at 6 p.m., you can play Just for Fun Bingo with prizes, or sign up for the Canajoharie-Fort Plain Elks Club Horseshoe Tournament. Play begins at 6:30 p.m.

The Rusty Mento Blue River Band will entertain from 8-11 p.m.

The enormous fireworks display will take place at 9:45 p.m. This event is underwritten by the Big Bang Club, the Yerdon Foundation and the day's barrel drive.

The bonfire and community sing-a-long begins at 10 p.m., at the conclusion of the fireworks display.

For a complete schedule, please check the Fort Plain Community Activities Council Facebook page.

-- Aug. 11, 7 a.m. -- Fort Plain Senior Center is hosting a Raquette Lake boat trip and luncheon cruise departing from the senior center. Cost is $30 a person. Call (518) 993-3432.

-- Fort Plain

Weekly Events

Mondays, 8 a.m.-noon -- Art instruction and paint-by-numbers get-togethers at the Fort Plain Senior Center. Call (518) 993-3432 for details.

Mondays, 7-8 p.m. -- AA meeting will be held at the Fort Plain Senior Center. Call (518) 993-2031 for details.

Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m. -- Fort Plain's Mayor Guy Barton will hold a weekly "Meet With The Mayor" session at the Village Hall, 168 Canal St. During the weekly gathering, which members of the public are encouraged to attend, Mayor Barton will discuss the future of Fort Plain. He will also answer questions pertaining to the village.

Tuesdays, 8 a.m.-noon -- Pitch tournament at the Fort Plain Senior Center. Call (518) 993-3432 for details.

Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. -- Fort Plain Central School District Superintendent Douglas C. Burton will hold a coffee hour in the district office throughout the school year. Residents will be able to ask questions or find out more about the district. For more information, please call the district office at (518) 993-4000.

Every other Tuesday, 9 a.m.-noon -- Quilting get-together at the Fort Plain Senior Center. Call (518) 993-3432 for details.

Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m. -- The Lotus Center for Wellness and Self Care will be offering yoga sessions at 9 Center St. Call (518) 993-9904 for more information. The center is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. -- The Lotus Center for Wellness and Self Care will be offering aerobic classes at 9 Center St. Call (518) 993-9904 for more information.

Tuesdays -- AA group will once again be meeting at The Reformed Church in the Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m.

Every fourth Tuesday, 9:30-11 a.m. -- Blood pressure check at the Fort Plain Senior Center. Call (518) 993-3432 for details.

Every other Wednesday, 1-4 p.m. -- The Fort Plain Senior Center holds a pinochle tournament.  More players are always welcome. Call (518) 993-3432 for details.

Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon -- The Fort Plain Senior Center will hold bingo and  lunch. Call (518) 993-3432 for details.

Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. -- Veteran employment representative at VFW Earl Stock Memorial Post 3275.

Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. -- TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Fast Track Support Group is now meeting at a new location which is the Reformed Church, 165 Canal St. For more information, please call Geri Raymond, (518) 673-2318 or Margaret Miller, (518) 673-5979.

Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon -- The Fort Plain Senior Center holds a poker tournament. Call (518) 993-3432 for details.

Saturdays, noon -- Manna House meals served free of charge at the Fort Plain Reformed Church, 165 Canal St. All are welcome.

2nd Thursday of each month the Fort Plain Community Activity Council will meet at the Village Hall at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. 

3rd Wednesday of each month the Fort Plain Autism Support Group will meet at the Fort Plain United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. For more information call (518) 993-4353.

Every Monday Thursday and Friday is baked goods, Fort Plain Fulmont Community Action Agency, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Please bring your own bags. People may sign up for Child Health Plus with Vicki Morgan every other Friday at the center by appointment only. Please call Vicki at 773-5419 for an appointment.

The Fort Plain Village Planning Board will meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the village hall located on 168 Canal St. in Fort Plain.

Weekdays from 8 a.m. to noon -- Fort Plain Senior Center has computer lessons and rental space is available for parties. Call (518) 993-3432 for details.

Computer lessons are currently being offered at the Fort Plain Senior Center. Call (518) 993-3432 for details.

-- Nelliston

Weekly Events 

Second Mondays, 7 p.m. -- Nelliston Activities Council meeting at village office. All welcome.

-- St. Johnsville

July 4, noon to 4 p.m. -- Independence Day celebration and strawberry festival will take place at Fort Klock. Declaration of Independence reading will be at 1 p.m. followed by a Tryon County Militia patriotic musket salute. Add to the strawberries, homemade cakes, ice cream, strawberry shortcake and refreshments, for a small fee. Listen to musicians fill the air with old time music. Call Fort Klock at (518) 568-7779 for any questions, and, to confirm dates.

July 25, 7 p.m. -- Stone Soup, a popular group of local musicians, will entertain everyone in concert at Fort Klock in the Dutch barn with a variety of original and folk songs. Featured are Suzanne Bladek, vocalist, on guitar; Joseph Sinchak on Mandolin; Nick Friers on guitar; Peter Liljeberg on bass, plus multi-talented David Bladek. Bring lawn chairs for your comfort. Donations are sincerely appreciated and accepted for restoration projects at Fort Klock.

Aug. 2 -- Klock Family Reunion will take place at Fort Klock. All Klock-Clock family members are invited to attend the luncheon and spend time with family and friends. A small fee is charged for registration and the luncheon. Register early by calling (518) 568-7779 to insure adequate food is prepared.

Aug. 5, 6 and 7 -- A "Young Pioneer Program" will be held at Fort Klock. This is a unique educational experience for children ages 9 through 13. These young pioneers will learn frontier life and colonial lifestyles. They will enjoy hands-on activities and wearing the colonial style clothing that is provided. Only 20 students will be accepted. Register early by calling (518) 568-7779. A small fee is charged.

-- St. Johnsville

Weekly Events

Third Thursdays, 2-3 p.m. -- A Caregiver Support Group will meet in the rehab kitchen at the St. Johnsville Rehab and Nursing Center, 7 Timmerman Ave., St. Johnsville. Contact Lisa Hubbard at (518) 568-5037, Ext. 226 for more information or e-mail:


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