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Calendar of Events - 10/18/2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012 - Updated: 9:22 AM


Oct. 20, 12-2 p.m. — The Historic West Hill School Committee invites the public to come and see inside the school during a Fall Open House. Portions of the building will be open to visitors from 12-2 p.m. There will be no charge for the tour, however, donations are welcomed. There will also be a bake sale during the event.

Oct. 25, 7 p.m. — Members of the Montgomery County Charter Commission, a group appointed by the Board of Supervisors to draft the proposed charter, will hold a local public meeting at the Town of Canajoharie Hall, 12 Mitchell St., Canajoharie.

Commission members will explain the history of the charter, the process of drafting it, and the problems they sought to address with it. Following the recitation, the members of the commission will take questions from the audience.

Oct. 26, 7 p.m. — A Halloween Recital will be held at former Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Canajoharie. The one-hour, family friendly recital will feature scary pipe organ music and musical works for All Hallows Eve.

Featured performers include the East Hill Chorus, directed by Sue Crua; Hallows Eve Singers; The Sentimentalists (Mohawk Valley Chorus); Norma Bowley, organ; Caitlin and Jordan Hurd, pianists; The Upper Catskills String Quartet; Mark Hitrick, piano; Naphtali Rothrock, organ; Carol Cechnicki, organ; and Eric M. Stroud, organ.

Attendees are welcomed to dress in costume. Light refreshments will be served. The former Sts. Peter and Paul Church is located at the corner of Cliff St. and Walnut St. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

Oct. 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. —  A Health and Wellness Expo will be held at the Canajoharie High School. The event, which is a fundraiser for the Canajoharie High School Band’s 2013 trip to perform in Florida, will feature free snacks, free ZUMBA, free boot camp, and information on fitness and nutrition. Attendees may obtain 10th Annual Turkey Trop applications. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 students, and kids under 3 are free. A family rate of $20 is available for families of three or more.

Nov. 2, 7 p.m. — The Mohawk Valley Lions Club will present “November Stars,” a variety show, for all ages to enjoy. The show will be held in the Arkell Performing Arts Center at the Canajoharie High School. The Canajoharie High School International Club will be preparing and serving a chicken and biscuit supper prior to the show from 5 to 6:30 p.m. All donations for the dinner will go directly to the International Club’s activities. Proceeds from the Variety Show will fund scholarships for local high school students and will also provide the best possible care for people who depend on your donations for their sight and hearing needs. One hundred percent of all donations fund local, as well as worldwide projects, involving Lions’ activities.

Arkell Center

Daily activities taking place at Arkell Center during the month of October 2012 will be as follows:

Monday through Friday — Noon meals are provided by the 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.

Wednesday, 3-4 p.m. — Gentle Yoga for seniors will be held, with instructor, Gloria W. or Patty P.

• Special Events

Oct. 23, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — A blood pressure clinic will be held with Home Health Care Partners Corp. and co-sponsored by St. Mary’s Hospital and Nathan Littauer Hospital. In addition to conducting the blood pressure clinic, the Home Health Care Partners Corp., will also provide health and wellness information.

Oct. 24, 12:45 p.m. — A public card party will be held. Donation is $2, with prizes.

Oct. 26, 10:15 a.m. — The Canajoharie Kindergarten Halloween parade will be held at Arkell Center.

Oct. 26, 1 p.m. — The Senior Citizens Club meeting, with Fritz Traudt, will take place sharing fire safety along with a brief film on an actual fire that will be shown. An Ice Cream Social will be held following the meeting.

• Meetings

Oct. 25, 2-3 p.m. — The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers Support Group meeting will be held with Lisa Hubbard. This service is sponsored by the Alzheimers Assoc. of Northeastern NY.

Oct. 26, 1 p.m. — The Canajoharie Senior Citizens meeting will be held with programs to follow.

Oct. 30, 8:30-10 a.m. — The Chamber of Commerce will present a program on Community Health Care Act. All are welcome to attend.

Fort Plain

Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m. — The Fort Plain Autism/Special Needs Support Group will be holding a meeting at the United Methodist Church of Fort Plain located on 39 Center St. & Lydius. The workshop will focus on “Papers, Papers Everywhere: Accessing, organizing and Understanding your Child’s Records” with Julie Keegan, Special Ed Resource Specialist of Parent Network of Capital Region. Parents, guardians, family members, educators, therapists, students, Pastors and Sunday School, Scout leaders, teachers and the community are welcomed to come and learn, discover, support, share, promote and network with professionals and other parents. Respite/Sitter provided by Liberty ARC. To reserve a seat, or for more information, call (315) 823-0327 or email

Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-Noon — The Fort Plain United Methodist Church, located on 39 Center St. in Fort Plain, will be hosting a Harvest Fun Day, which includes make-your-own pumpkins. Pumpkin face kits will be provided. A coloring contest will take place, with prizes awarded for the two best pictures. Treats, refreshments and goody bags will be available. Children ages preschool through sixth grade are welcome to attend. This event is free. For more information, contact the church office at (518) 993-3863.Oct. 31, 5:15 p.m. — The Fort Plain Fire Department will host a parade on Legion St. parking lot and will be marching to the fire house on Canal St.

Oct. 31, 5:15 p.m. — The Fort Plain Fire Department will host a parade starting at the Legion St. parking lot, marching to the fire house on Canal St.

Oct. 31, 6:30-8 p.m. — The Village of Fort Plain will hold Trick or Treat.

Weekly Events

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, 8:30 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.

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 thru 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 — The Fort Plain Senior Center will hold a Pitch Tournament. For more details call (518) 993-3432.

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

Every other Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. — The Fort Plain Senior Center holds a pinochle tournament with prizes, sandwiches, cake and ice cream. For those of you who do not know the game of pinochle, come in any week day morning and lessons will be available. More players are always welcome. The game is easy and fun. Call (518) 993-3432 for details.

Thursdays — The Fort Plain Senior Center will hold a Poker Tournament. For more details call (518) 993-3432.

Thursdays — The Fort Plain Senior Center will hold bingo and a soup and sandwich lunch. For more details call (518) 993-3432.

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.

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 hold its regular meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

Saturdays, 10-11 a.m. — Preschool Story Hours at the Fort Plain Library. No registration is required for this free, drop-in event. For further information, please call the Fort Plain Free Library at (518) 993-4646 during regular library hours.

Saturdays/Sundays, 5 p.m. — Manna Meals served free of charge at Reformed Church, 165 Canal St. All welcome.

Saturdays — The Fort Plain Senior Center will hold art classes. The instructor will be A. Williams. Call (518) 993-3432 to sign up.


Oct. 20, 5:30 p.m. — The Canajoharie-Fort Plain Elks Lodge #2621, Old Station Road, Nelliston, will host dinner and a show, featuring comedy hypnosis by Jack Hirsh, who, according to press material, asks you to imagine a world where “slipping on an ordinary pair of sunglasses gives you x-ray vision, you can speak fluent martian, napkins become $100 bills.”

Cocktails will be served at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for dinner and the show are $25. Purchase them now by calling (518) 993-2621 or 421-2969.

Oct. 20, 6:30-9 p.m. — he Nelliston Activities Council will host their annual Haunted House at the old Nelliston school house. Entrance donation is $2 for adults over 18, while entrance for those 18 and under is $1.

Weekly Events

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

Palatine Bridge

Oct. 22, 7 p.m. — The Village of Palatine Bridge Village Board will hold their monthly meeting.

St. Johnsville

Oct. 19 and 20 — Fall Clean-up is scheduled for the Town of St. Johnsville residents. This applies to rural residents only, not village residents. Dumpsters will be available on Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon. Appliances and tires will not be accepted at this time. No construction or demolition material will be accepted. Dumping will be for household refuse only and will be at the discretion of the monitor.

Nov. 24 — The St. Johnsville Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a bus trip to the Christmas show at Radio City Music Hall. Trip includes bus transportation, tickets to show and time to shop or sight-see. Cost of the trip is $110. For further information call Carmen at (518) 727-6024 or Gail at (518) 706-0736.

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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