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December 01, 2012

Ken Waldman - Alaska's Fiddling Poet

From 10:00AM to 12:00PM

Come join us at the Frankfort Free Library, 123 South Frankfort St., Frankfort.

Ken Waldman combines Appalachian fiddle music, storytelling and original poetry, (plus poetry written by children) for an interactive program that is both entertaining AND educational. According to Angela Seals, Program Manager of the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, "He stands out for his truly warm and friendly spirit, reminiscent of Fred Rogers."

The Austin Chronicle had this to say; "Ken Waldman, Alaska's Fiddling Poet, is back in town with a new CD and his wondrous energy...Feels like a Ken Burns movie. So American. Imagine an America that can hold Eminem and Waldman, Sweet!, as my girls say. Always recommended."

The event is free to the public and brought to you by The Artist in Residency Program of Rome Capital Theater and Poets & Writers of the New York State Council on the Arts.

Christmas Open House!

From 12:00PM to 4:00PM

Please come and join us at the Ayres Memorial Animal Shelter in Sprakers. We will have wreaths, kissing balls, christmas items, baked goods, hot dogs and beverages, not to mention our animals! Please bring your animals and/or kids to get their pictures taken with Santa. I hope to see everyone there. Add us on Facebook-Ayres Shelter.

5th Annual Holiday Pet Photos

From 12:00PM to 4:00PM

The Montgomery County SPCA 5th annual Holiday Pet Photos will take place on Saturday, December 1st from noon to 4pm, and Sunday December 2nd from 11am to 3pm, at the Amsterdam Riverfront Center.

Only $10 per photo, or $25 for 3 photos, for a holiday photo of your pet alone, with Santa or with the whole family. Individuals and families without pets are welcome too. All pets must be leashed or caged until photo time.

Also featured are the Holiday Shelter Shop and other vendors, cat adoption clinic, dog training advice, model train displays, reptile shows, kids’ activities, refreshments and more.

All proceeds directly benefit the homeless animals at the Montgomery County SPCA Animal Shelter.

World AIDS Day Event

From 2:00PM to 5:00PM

The public is invited to attend a World AIDS Day event, sponsored by the MVCC Student Congress Association and AIDS Community Resources at Mohawk Valley Community College Information Technology Theater.

Speakers from Africa will discuss the HIV/AIDS epidemic in their native land. Also on tap are performances by local individuals, poets, rappers, a singer-songwriter, and the MVCC faculty band.

The event also celebrates the work of ACR volunteers and peers who are on the frontline of the fight against AIDS, striving to help us “Get To Zero” infection and that we “Can’t Stop Now” which is the World AIDS Day theme chosen by our local artist.

Join us for all or part of the event.

5th Annual Holiday Auction

From 5:00PM to 7:30PM

Come join us for the Richfield Springs Community Center's 5th Annual Holiday Auction.The auction preview and dinner will be held at 5:00 PM and the auction will commence at 6:30 PM.

Admission includes Dinner, Dessert, and Auction Number. Credit Cards Accepted; but, Checks/Cash are Preferred. New this year: Holiday Guess-timate Games and Mystery Boxes

We are pleased that Sid and Grace Talma will be assisting with the auction proceedings again this year! Get ready for a fun time!

If you would like to donate or have questions, please, contact the RSCC @ 315-858-3200. All proceeds to benefit RSCC Youth Programs.

*Directions: Turn off Route 20 onto Walnut Street at New Holland tractor dealer - Center is at the end of Walnut St. on the right - plenty of free parking!*

Roast Beef Dinner/Christmas Cookie Sale

From 5:00PM to 7:00PM

The dinner/sale will be held at the Mohawk American Legion on 43 West Main Street in Mohawk. Children under 5 are Free. 6 - 12 are $6.00. Adults are $10.00.

The event is sponsored by the Paines Hollow United Methodist Church. All proceeds to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

For more info & tickets call Elizabeth at 866-2506. Takeouts are available.

NYC Holiday Bus Trip

One Day Holiday Bus Trip to New York City, a fundraiser for the Herkimer County Historical Society. There will be two buses leaving from Herkimer. One bus will drop people off at Macy's Department Store at Herald Square and the other one will drop off at Bryant Park, near Rockefeller Center and the Theater District. The cost of the trip is $60.00/person. To sign up or for more information, call (315) 866-6413.

"Shall We Have Christmas?"

See what Christmas was really like in the 1840s. Take a horse-drawn wagon ride. Enjoy holiday gift-making, singing and socializing, greeting-card printing, and decoration making. See holiday foods prepared over an open hearth. Visit for details.

44th All-Free Acoustic Coffee House

From 6:30PM to 10:00PM

The Fultonville Methodist Church on Montgomery Street in Fultonville is honored and blessed to announce the 44th All-Free Acoustic Coffee House, held downstairs.

The no admission, no donation Acoustic Coffee House is a no alcohol event and is open to all types of music as long as NO Vulgarity, Doesn’t Offend Anybody and acoustic instruments only (piano on the premises). So play, sing or just enjoy as we continue to celebrate approaching our 5th year of great music, food and fellowship and of course, the best audience ever!!!

Check out some pictures of shows gone by in our Facebook Photos (Acoustic Coffee House in Fultonville, NY).

We welcome all to a very special amazing and magical evening indeed.

If you can’t make it at 6:30, that’s OK there is a new performer every 9 -13 minutes on average. 518.853.4964