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Upcoming Events - 09/12/2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - Updated: 7:39 PM

-- Fundraising library book, baked goods, and yard sale Sept. 13-15

CANAJOHARIE - The Canajoharie Library‘s Fall Fundraiser is coming up this weekend. Through the sale of baked goods, used books and donated yard sale items, the library seeks to raise funds to purchase new books for the collection.

Starting on Friday, September 13 and ending on Sunday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the library will be selling a variety of items. 

Some of the incredible items in the sale include musical instruments, new kitchen appliances, vinyl records, kids toys, sports equipment, desks, chairs, craft supplies, sets of dishes, serving ware, and electronics such as Wii accessories and vintage cameras. 

The yard sale will take place in the Town Court area just outside the main entrance.

Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Fall Used Book Sale will be held in the library basement. Tons of books, movies, music, and audiobooks will be available for sale. A portion of the sales will be donated to help the Fort Plain Library and victims of the recent flooding. The library will also be collecting any additional donations for flood victims.

On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the yard sale check-out booth, there will be baked goods and refreshments for sale to benefit the library.

The Canajoharie Library is located at 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. For additional information, contact the library at (518) 673-2314 or visit the library online at

-- 5th Annual Toy/Household Items Run to take place Sept. 14

CANAJOHARIE - Jim's Irish Harbour and the Canajoharie Fire Department will host the 5th Annual Toy/Household Items Run on Saturday, Sept. 14. Sign up is at 10 a.m., and the group will promptly leave at 11 a.m. Participants will travel 135 miles, round trip. Stops include Nicks's Waterfall House, Gilboa; Red Rooster, Cairo; The Saloon, East Durham; The Parrot House, Schoharie; ending back at Jim's Irish Harbour, 30 Little Mohawk St. $10 donation for the "Famous Harbour Buffet" after the ride. Bring one new toy or household item per rider to be donated to the Fort Plain flood victims. Donations may also be dropped off at Jim's Irish Harbour or the Canajoharie Fire Dept. The ride will be held in memory of fallen loved ones: Jack Blair, Raymond D. Hart, Justin D. Snell, Cindy Wall, Gregory G. Conrad, Jeff H. Hunt, Donna Buley, Dustin K. Watson, Chuck Miles and Ethel Healey.

-- Smorgasbord dinner to benefit flood victims Sept. 14

FORT PLAIN - The Knights of Columbus of Broadalbin will host a Smorgasbord Dinner on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 4-8 p.m., at Our Lady of Hope Parish Hall, Center St., St. Johnsville (the former St. Patrick Church hall).  

This dinner will be an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord and proceeds will benefit the June 28 flood victims. Advance tickets will be $10, and will be sold after weekend liturgies at Our Lady of Hope Church, Reid St., Fort Plain, and at the parish office during business hours, Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Residents of St Johnsville may purchase advanced sale tickets by calling Madelaine Taylor at (518) 568-2267 or Mary Lou Corso at (518) 568-7020. 

Tickets will be sold at the door for $12. Take-outs will also be available.

-- Architecture tour focusing on historic churches scheduled for Sept. 15

FORT PLAIN - The Friends of Fort Plain will sponsor the last in a series of Canal Architecture Tours in the village of Fort Plain on Sunday, Sept. 15. The walking tour will start at 1 p.m. at 47 Main Street/Diefendorf Hall and will focus on the iconic brick churches in Fort Plain's Historic District.

The tour will be led by History Consultant Jessie Ravage, who prepared the Cultural Resource Survey for the village of Fort Plain. The Canal Architecture Tours are made possible by funds from the Montgomery County Occupancy Tax administered by the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors.

-- Salem United Methodist Church to hold annual church auction Sept. 21

FORT PLAIN - Salem United Methodist Church, located at 1254 Stone Arabia Road, will be holding their annual church auction Saturday, Sept. 21, at 1 p.m. Lunch will take place at 11:30 a.m. New and used items, baked goods, pies, chocolate jumbles, and much more will be available.

-- Museum to host book signing and model unveiling Sept. 22

FORT PLAIN - The Fort Plain Museum, 389 Canal St., will hold a book signing Sunday, Sept. 22, from 1-4 p.m., to unveil a new local history book by A.J. Berry titled "Fort Plain and Fort Plank, Two Revolutionary War Forts".

The author will be on hand to sign copies of the book and discuss the pension research process used to accumulate historical data.

Also on exhibit will be the museum's new digital computer model of Fort Plain/Fort Rensselaer. The model was created by artist/historian Len Tantillo and a committee of museum researchers from archival materials and archaeological notes assembled over the past 50 years. 

Mohawk Valley Historian Wayne Lenig will be on hand to explain the research and answer questions about Revolutionary War Fort Plain. 

Admission will be $2 at the door.

-- Charleston Historical Society to host flood-centered program Sept. 22

CHARLESTON - The Charleston Historical Society will be hosting a program on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. titled “History of One Acre: Interconnections between Forts, Farms, Families, Flood and the Erie Canal”.  

The flood that occurred as a result of Tropical Storm Irene has sparked historical research to find answers to questions about the 300 year history of a one acre plot.

The program will feature guest speaker Tricia Shaw from the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site. Tricia Shaw has been the education coordinator at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site for 15 years.  

The program is free to the public. Refreshments will be provided. 

The Charleston Historical Society’s headquarters is the former First Baptist Church of Charleston, located on Polin Road in the town of Charleston. Follow NYS Route 30A south outside of Fultonville to the town of Charleston. Take a right off of Route 30A on to Polin Road to the Charleston Historical Society’s headquarters.

For more information, call (518) 829-7592.

-- Library to host discussion of "Elsewhere" Sept. 29

FORT PLAIN - A discussion of the book "Elsewhere" by Richard Russo will take place on Sunday, Sept. 29, at 3 p.m., as part of a book discussion series sponsored by the New York Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the Mohawk Valley Library System (MVLS). 

The book discussion will be led by Rob Edelman, a professor at SUNY Albany and contributing editor of Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide, as well as a film commentator on WAMC (Northeast) Public Radio. 

This NYSCA book discussion is free, open to the public, and ADA accessible. Books are available on loan in advance. For more information, contact the Fort Plain Free Library at (518) 993-4646. 


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