HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPT. 1
BALLOON FEST – 5-9 p.m. Enjoy an evening of food, music, hot air balloons with Fabulous Friday. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. Call (607)432-2941 or visit www.facebook.com/BalloonGlowFest/
ART RECEPTION – 5-8 p.m. Art exhibit with Anthony Hanakovic “The Baroque Period Revisited” working in Oil Painting, Etchings, Aquatints; Judith Lamb “Organic Matter, The Cycle of Life,” Oil Paintings; James Nefsey “Myths and Ancient Memories” photographs. On display thru 9/17. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call (607) 432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/calendar/
MEDITATION GROUP – 11 a.m.-Noon. Join FORDO for an 11th step meditation group every Friday. The Turning Point, 22 Elm St., Oneonta. Call (607) 267-4435 or visit www.friendsofrecoverydo.org/events
CELEBRATE – 3-6 p.m. Celebrate the end of the summer and the opening of the Hartwick Farmers’ Market. Enjoy root bear floats. Waro’s Store, Co. Rt. 11, Hartwick. Call Caren Kelsey, President, (607)293-7530.
CLOSING PARTY – 4-7 p.m. Celebrate the ‘Homeland’ exhibit, help launch the publication “Lavern Kelly: Farmer Artist,” book signing by Ashley Norwood Cooper of her book “Deployment” which accompanies her exhibit. The Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. Call (607)547-5327 or visit www.facebook.com/TheArtGarageCooperstown/
MUSIC IN RETRO – 7:30 p.m. Performance celebrating 25 years of music with The Millennium Strings. Features works by Beethoven, Brahms, Gliere, Mozart, Pokofiev, more. The First Presbyterian Church, Rt. 51, Gilbertsville. Call 607-263-2304
CONTRADANCE – 7:30-10:30 p.m. Dance, exercise, meet people at this fun, lively dance. Beginners arrive at 7:15 to learn the basics. The Rosetree duo will provide the music, Gary Aney calls. First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. Call (607) 965-8232 or visit www.facebook.com/OtsegoDanceSociety/