HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 1

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 1

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CELEBRATION – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mark Independence Day weekend with a muster of the militia and a reading of the Declaration of Independence on the village green at 1 p.m. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. www.farmersmuseum.org/Independence-Day-July-4th-Celebration

WRITERS CAMP – 1:30-3:30 p.m. Join Jen and the HML Writers Group for a NaNoWriMo style weekly workshop. Jen will present prompts and other activities to get you writing. Registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. hmloneonta.org/calendar/

ART EXHIBITION – Last day to enter the Hyde Hall 200th anniversary open exhibition. hydehall.org/call-to-artists/

COOPERSTOWN FARMERS MARKET – 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 101 Main St., in Pioneer Alley, Cooperstown. www.otsego2000.org/cooperstown-farmers-market-and-agriculture/

ONEONTA FARMERS MARKET – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 2 Dietz St., Oneonta. www.oneontafarmersmarket.org

TRAILBLAZING DAY – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Volunteers are invited to help create a trail taking visitors through a variety of terrain and habitats including mature woodlands and by a large pond. Volunteers are needed to help clear the proposed trail of debris with hand tools. Wear appropriate clothing (closed-toe shoes, long pants, hats, etc.) and bring water and insect repellent. Texas Schoolhouse State Forest, New Lisbon. Info/registration, occainfo.org/calendar/volunteer-day-trailblazing-texas-school-house-state-forest/ or contact Stacey Kazacos (607)293-8195 or e-mail stacey@sent.com

SCIENCE STORY HOUR – 10 a.m. Bring the kids to listen to a story about science or science themed. Free. Registration required. A.J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. www.facebook.com/AJReadSDC/

DUCK DERBY – 10 a.m. Purchase or sponsor a duck for the chance to win prizes and gift certificates provided by local merchants. $3 per duck or 4 ducks for $10. Support the Cooperstown Lions Club. Ducks go in the water at Council Rock Park with the finish line south of the Main Street Bridge. Cooperstown. www.facebook.com/CooperstownLionsClub/

NATURE WALK – 11 a.m. Take a guided walk around the SUNY campus to discuss some of the newest research about trees and how they communicate. Free. Registration required. A.J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. www.facebook.com/AJReadSDC/

FREEDOM SPEECH – Noon. Listen to Frederick Douglas’ famous “History is a Weapon” speech about what freedom means to a slave as performed by one of the Templeton Players. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. www.farmersmuseum.org/Abolition-Movement

PICNIC & RALLY – Noon-4 p.m. Celebrate Independence day with the Cherry Valley Democratic Committee. Free food, refreshments, and live music. Opportunity to meet Democratic candidates for local office such as Deborah Horvath, Tony Miles, and Leslie Berliant. Cantina de Salsa, 11 Main St., Cherry Valley. (607)264-9988

TRUNK SHOW – 12:30-1:30 p.m. Presenting “Box and Cox” (1847) by John Madison Morton and performed by some of the best actors in our area. On the Tavern Green at The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. www.farmersmuseum.org/Trunk-Shows

PLANETARIUM SHOW – 11 a.m. Learn about the stars in our night sky in the star theater. Free. Registration required. A.J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. www.facebook.com/AJReadSDC/

ATHLETIC CLUB – 1-4 p.m. Headed by Aaron Macken. Activities include running, hiking, biking, weight training, and more. Friends of Recovery of Delaware and Otsego, 22 Elm St., Oneonta. www.friendsofrecoverydo.org/events

BOOK READING & SIGNING – 2-4 p.m. Featuring local Daniel G. Payne, author of “Orion on the Dunes: A Biography of Henry Beston” and Professor of English at SUNY Oneonta. The Green Toad Bookstore, 198 Main St., Oneonta. www.facebook.com/TheGreenToadBookstore/

WOMEN’S RIGHTS – 2 p.m. Vignettes by the Templeton Players portray what it means to be a woman in the 1800’s. Attend Reverend Bush’s address on women’s place in society at 2 and participate in Carrie Filkins rally calling for equality and liberty at 2:30. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. www.farmersmuseum.org/Women%27s-Rights

SCULPTURE TRAIL – 6 p.m. The Cherry Valley Sculpture trail opens with a reception in the garden of the Cherry Valley Museum, 49 Main St., Cherry Valley. www.cvartworks.org

BOB’S BURGERS COOKOUT – 7:30 p.m. Come enjoy a burger or try a specialty burger featured on the hit show. Event is free for teens 13-19. Bring sides or drink of your choice. Oneonta Teen Center, 4 Academy St., Oneonta. www.facebook.com/oneonta.teencenter

FILM SCREENING – 8:30-11 p.m. “A League of Their Own” will be shown for the 25th anniversary of the film. Bring a blanket, lawn chair, snacks, and your friends and family. Shine only event. Admission free. Doubleday Park, Cooperstown. www.facebook.com/clarksportscenter

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