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October 20, 2012

Defensive Driving Course

From 9:00AM to 3:00PM

Herkimer County is offering the six-hour Defensive Driving Course to Herkimer County residents and non-residents through the Herkimer County Clerk’s Office. The class will be held at the 911 Building, 71 Reservoir Road, near the HCCC Campus. Enrollment is on a first come basis. Payment is $35.00 and includes all books and materials. You will be enrolled when payment is received. So enroll early. Upon completion of the classroom training, participants are eligible for a reduction in New York State Points and Insurance. To enroll or for further information, please call 867-1130.

Baking and Brewing at the Fort

From 10:00AM to 4:30PM

Join us at the Bread Oven where David Manthey will be baking, and nearby, Harvey Alexander will be brewing a Mohawk Valley ale, in the traditions of the 18th century. Sir William's house will be open for tours, along with the gift shop. Stop by for one of the last events of the season.

Ruth Major will also be displaying and talking about her paintings of the Fort, William, Molly and Hendrick.

• Baking in our reproduction bread oven
• Self guided tours of the Old Fort flood recovery program
• 18th century Brewing
• Unique items available in our Gift Shop

The outdoor Bread Ovens at Fort Johnson were made possible by the support of the 2nd Albany County Militia.

Old Fort Johnson is the 1749 home of Sir William Johnson, a prominent New York citizen of the colonial period. The limestone home, fortified during the French and Indian War, reflects Johnson’s early beginnings in the Mohawk Valley.

Owned and operated by the Montgomery County Historical Society, a private, non-profit organization, the Old Fort houses period rooms with a number of furnishings from the Johnson family, special long and short term exhibits showcasing Montgomery County artifacts, and a rare 18th century privy.

Old Fort Johnson is located on Route 5 at the intersection of Route 67 in the village of Fort Johnson, one mile west of Amsterdam, and just a short distance from Thruway Exit 27. For additional information, call 843-0300 or visit our website at

Baking and Brewing at Old Fort Johnson

From 10:00AM to 4:30PM

Baking and Brewing at the Fort. Public Invited. Join us at the Bread Oven where David Manthey will be baking, and nearby Harvey Alexander will be brewing a Mohawk Valley ale, in the traditions of the 18th century. Sir William's house will be open for tours, along with the gift shop.

Benefit for Local Food Pantries

From 12:00PM to 5:00PM

HC Smith Benefit Club, St. Johsnville. Live auction, raffles, lunch and dinner, face painting and duck pond for the little ones. Tickets are $15.00, 12 and under are free. All money goes to help stock the food pantries and help buy hams and turkeys for the holidays. For tickets or to donate, please call Debbie Darrow at 518-568-2514.

Fall Open House

From 12:00PM to 2:00PM

Come tour the West Hill School in Canajoharie and see what remains of the historic building on the site where Susan B. Anthony once taught. Chat with our group of volunteers to find out about our plans for saving the beautiful building. This is a free event! There will also be a bake sale during that time!

Roast Beef Dinner

From 4:00PM to 8:00PM

The dinner will be hosted by the Poland Fire Auxiliary at the Poland Firehouse, 11 Case St. Poland. There will be a 'Family Style' dinner that includes beverage & dessert.

*For information & take-outs, call (315) 826-7141*

Lasagna Dinner

From 4:30PM to 6:30PM

The event will take place at the West Winfield Federated Church on Route 20.

Menu: Lasagna, garlic bread, salad, dessert and beverage.

Cost: Adult - $7, Children (5-10 years) - $4, Under 5 - Free

3rd Annual Taste of Chocolate

From 6:00PM to 7:30PM

The Frothingham Free Library will host its 3rd Annual Taste of Chocolate at St. Cecelia’s Church Hall, at 26 Broadway in Fonda.

Beautiful displayed basket themes, now at the library for viewing and voting till the big night. For up to 50 baskets, $1 tickets will be available at the library till the 20th and then at the church only, at the event itself.

Some basket themes include Newborn, Love to Bake, Duck Lover, Newborn to Toddler, Cooking, Snowman, Hello Kitty, Pooh and Friends(Porcelain Dolls), Skippy Jon Jones, John Deere, and a Cannon Inkjet Photo All-in-One.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $2.50 for children, which include delicious homemade chocolate items, beverages and 3 mini concerts from Cosby Gibson, Gentlemen Jim Faliveno, and Men from Glen. The night will conclude w/the basket drawings; you do not need to be present to win.

Please join us for an enjoyable evening while promoting literacy, the arts and community.