The Mayfield Historical Society's 27th Annual Christmas Open House at The Rice Homestead, 328 Riceville Road in Mayfield. Visitors will step back in time to an old-fashioned Christmas with hot mulled cider and cookies, music in the Victorian Parlor, lovely seasonal decorations, its famous homemade pie sale, tours of the home, and weaving and spinning demonstrations. Musical entertainment on Saturday will be Gary VanSlyke from 1 – 3 and on Sunday Bill Wemple from 1 – 3 pm. Admission and refreshments are free. Call 518-725-5261 for additional information.
The Charleston Historical Society presents “Christmas in the Country” at the Charleston Historical Society’s headquarters. The program will feature the Fonda-Fultonville High School Key Club singing Christmas Carols, playing various instruments and do readings of our favorite Christmas stories. Sing-a-longs will be conducted as well. The Charleston Historical Society’s headquarters is the former First Baptist Church of Charleston, 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. The program is free and open to the public. Holiday refreshments will be provided and drawings for prizes donated from area businesses will be conducted. For additional information about the program please contact 518-829-7592. Join us for an afternoon of holiday fun!
The Rotary Club of the Mohawk Valley is hosting their 2nd Annual Holiday Food Drive. They're accepting unexpired and non-perishable food items until Dec. 3. You can leave donations at the following locations: Herkimer County Chamber of Commerce, Ilion Free Public Library, Frank J Basloe Library, Frankfort Free Library, Frankfort Village Office, Sorrento Pizzeria, Mohawk Village Market, Franco’s Pizza, M & T Bank, NBT Bank, GPO Federal Credit Union, AmeriCU, Adirondack Bank, Moose River Coffee, Berkshire Bank, Kinney Drugs Store in Ilion, and Melrose Supermarkets in Frankfort.