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‘HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO’

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For Otsego County,

Cooperstown, Oneonta

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Ongoing Events

ONEONTA FARMERS MARKET – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Market runs indoors at Main St. Garage Walkway during winter, outdoors on Muller Plaza during summer. Main St, Oneonta. Info, www.oneontafarmersmarket.com

COOPERSTOWN FARMERS MARKET – Saturdays  101 Main St., Pioneer Alley, Cooperstown. Rain or shine. Info, www.CooperstownFarmersMarket.org

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS — 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays. Join Oneonta Common Council members for coffee & chat. Starting Aug. 25: moving back to Main Street Creamery, 254 Main St., Oneonta.

ONEONTA HISTORY CENTER — Rotating public exhibits on local history. Free. One exhibit celebrates 150th anniversary of the center’s home building, at 183 Main St. The center is seeking anniversary donations. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St. (at Dietz St.), Oneonta. Hours, info, www.oneontahistory.org or (607) 432-0960.

TOASTMASTERS – 6-7 p.m. 2nd and 4th Thursdays. Improve speaking and leadership skills in supportive club. Green Earth Market, 4 Market St., Oneonta. Info, www.oneonta.toastmastersclubs.org

DRAWING GROUP – 7-9 p.m. Mondays. Open Drawing Group. $10 per class suggested donation. Cooperstown Art Association, 5 Railroad Ave., Cooperstown. Info Janet Erway, (607) 547-9777.

WRITERS’ SALON — 7:30 p.m. (3rd Thursday of each month.) Featured author and book readings each week. Free. CANO at Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave, Oneonta. Info, www.canoneonta.org

‘POP-UP’ FILM SCREENINGS — 7 p.m., various dates monthly. New series of monthly “Indie Lens Pop-up” films featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series “Independent Lens.” Free; all welcome. Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships. Registration recommended at (607) 547-1453. Auditorium, The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Info, www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

FOR-DO BOOK CLUB – 4-7 p.m. Every Saturday beginning in March. Group reading followed by discussion. The group votes on the book to be read. For anyone who doesn’t read enough. At The Turning Point, 22 Elm St., Oneonta. Info, www.friendsofrecoverydo.org/events

LIFE SKILLS WORKSHOP – 5-7 p.m. Every Thursday beginning in March. Learn to manage your time and money with the Friends of Recovery of Delaware and Otsego Counties. Space is limited. Registration required. the Turning Point, 22 Elm St, Oneonta. Info, www.friendsofrecoverydo.org/events

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

CHILDREN’S LUNCH – Noon-1 p.m. Every day, July 5 – August 25. Children under 18 can have a good time and eat a lunch of sandwiches, fruits, vegetables, and milk. Free for children and accompanying adults. Meals must be eaten at the pavilion. Neahwa Park Large Pavilion, Oneonta.

 

 

Tuesday
August 15,
BOOKMOBILE – Find boooks and turn in library books at the following times and locations.
9:30-9:50 a.m. Town Hall, 3966 NY-23, West Oneonta.
10:10-10:50 a.m. Little Lambs Children Center, 383 Co Rd 11, Oneonta.
12:20-12:45 p.m. Methodist Church, 811 Co Rd 26, Fly Creek.
1:15-1:35 p.m. Methodist Church, 2343 NY-205, Mt Vision.
2:10-2:30 p.m. Firehouse, 116 County Rd 4, Wells Bridge. Find information at www.4cls.org or call (607)723-8236
STORY TIME – 10:30 a.m. Spend a morning with your child listening to a story, sing-a-long, or make a craft. For children pre-school thru first grade accompanied by an adult. This week reading “The Quiltmakers Gift” and make some very special quilt blocks. Filers Corners School, The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. www.farmersmuseum.org/storytime
KNITTING GROUP – 1:30-3:30 p.m. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown, www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar
ART DISCUSSION – 5 p.m. Artist Ashley Norwood Cooperdiscusses her ‘Deployment’ series painted while her husband was deployed in Afghanistan. The Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. Call (607)547-5327 or visit www.facebook.com/TheArtGarageCooperstown/

SPIRITUAL COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP – 6-8 p.m. Bring your questions and experiences. Demonstration of Mediumship. Experience guided meditation and prayer techniques to connect with Loved Ones. Interfaith, All Welcome. Gallery ticket $25.00 per person. Darling Hill Farm Retreat, 404 Ed Herman Rd, Westford. Call (607)638-5111, RSVP Storyducey@gmail.com or visit www.darlinghillfarmretreat.com  

BEEF WORKSHOP – 6 p.m. Beef producers are invited to this chute-side workshop to learn about vaccinations and health management in beef cattle. Cost, $15. Pre-registration required. Oakstone Farm, Fly Creek. Call the Cornell Cooperative Extension @ (607)547-2536 ext. 0.
LAKEFRONT CONCERT – 7 p.m. Scott Freeman Band, a quartet, plays a diverse repertoire of classical, jazz, oldies, Irish, and pop music. Weather permitting. Bandstand in the Lakefront Park, Cooperstown. richcooperstown.org/lakefront-concert-series/

 

Wednesday
August 16,
WATER SAFETY – 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Children aged 11-14 have fun in the pool while learning about water safety and lifeguarding with the Oneonta YMCA. Cost, $35 members, $50 public. Briggs Pool, Wilber Park, Oneonta. Call (607)432-6939 or visit www.oneontaymca.org/upcoming-events.html
RECOVERY GAME GROUP – 10:30-11:30 a.m. Try out FORDO’s selection of recovery based board and card games. The Turning Point, 22 Elm St., Oneonta. Call (607) 267-4435 or visit www.friendsofrecoverydo.org/events
FARM FAMILY TOUR – 10:30 a.m.-Noon. Come discover the life of the family in 1845. Includes hands on activities about learning, playing and working in the 19th century. Celebrate the completion of the tasks with a free ride on the carousel. Included with museum admission. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. www.farmersmuseum.org/family-tour
CHILDREN’S STORY HOUR – 10:30-11:30 a.m. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St.., Cooperstown. www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown
WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP – 1-3 p.m. Try a new activity in a small group setting with a knowledgeable instructor. This week, turn a piece of wood into a useful “shaved” object such as a peg or cane on the shaving horse with instructor Jack Ewen. Reservations required. The Swart-Wilcox House Museum, Wicox ave., Oneonta. Call (607)287-7011 or visit swartwilcoxhouse.wordpress.com/wednesday-workshops-2017/
TRAP SHOOT – 1 p.m. Practice your trap shooting with 25’s. Cost $3 per 25. Crumhorn Rod & Gun Club, 574 Crumhorn Lake Rd., Maryland. Call Brian Cole (607)638-9379.
BASEBALL AUTHOR – 1 p.m. Ron Kaplan, author of “Hank Greenberg in 1938: Hatred and Home Runs in the Shadow of War,” comes to the Baseball Hall of Fame to discuss the book and take questions from the audience, followed by a book signing in the atrium. Bullpen Theater, Baseball Hall of Fame. baseballhall.org/events/author-series-ron-kaplan?date=0
ART FOR KIDS – 3-4 p.m. Children create art inspired by the art in the galleries. Ages 4-8. Cost, $5. Adults may join in if they wish. This week, its egg tempera making and painting. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/programs/%5Bfield_program_type-raw%5D/afternoon_art_for_kids
DISCUSSION GROUP – 3-5 p.m. Discussion of current events. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar
MINECRAFT – 3:30-5:30 p.m. Open hours, no registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. hmloneonta.org/youth-programs/
DRAWING CLASS – 5-7 p.m. Learn the basics of drawing with the high-end materials at FORDO. The Turning Point, 22 Elm St., Oneonta. Call (607)267-4435 to register or visit www.friendsofrecoverydo.org/events
ART & PHOTOS – 6-8 p.m. Exhibit opening features the art of local artists and old photos of Roseboom. On display thru Aug. 30. Roseboom Historical Association, 123 St. Hw. 165, Roseboom. Visit www.facebook.com/RoseboomHistorical/
TRAP SHOOT – 6 p.m. Practice your trap shooting with 5’s. Cost $1 per 5. Crumhorn Rod & Gun Club, 574 Crumhorn Lake Rd., Maryland. Call Brian Cole (607)638-9379.
CANCELLED – GARDEN CONCERT – 7 p.m. Dance to the original funk/reggae band “Hanzolo.” $5 suggested donation at the door. The Smithy, Cooperstown. Call (607)547-8671 or visit www.smithyarts.org/concerts-events  – CANCELLED
CONCERT – 7-8:30 p.m. “New Horizons Barbershop Chorus & Quartets” sing A Capella in the Barbershop style. Spring Park,27-35 E. Main St., Richfield Springs. Call 315-858-0964 or visit www.richfieldspringschamber.org/?tribe_events=concert-in-the-park-7
THEATER – 7 p.m. The Glimmer Globe Theater presents William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/A-Midsummer-Nights-Dream

 

Thursday
August 17,
BOOKMOBILE – Find boooks and turn in library books at the following times and locations.
10-10:30 a.m. Schenevus Valley Lodge, 4 Main Street, Schenevus.
10:45-11:30 a.m. Fire Station, 1812 County Highway 34, Westford.
12:30-1 p.m. a.m. First Christian Church, 1160 State Highway 165, South Valley.
1:15-2 p.m. a.m. Town Hall, 3717 County Highway 35, Middlefield. Find more info at www.4cls.org or call (607)723-8236
HARVEST FESTIVAL – 3-6 p.m. Celebrate the bounty of summer with the Butternut Valley Alliance and the Moris Farmer’s Market. Guy Rathbun Park (behind the firehouse), 117 Main St., Morris. Visit butternutvalleyalliance.org
CHILDRENS TOUR – 3:30 p.m. Children are invited to bring a grandparent or loved one on this tour of the museum with Victoria Wyeth. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call (607)547-1490 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/grand-childrens-tour
SELF-CARE – 6-7:30 p.m. Free introduction to the tools to help balance your life and commitments. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call Bonni (607) 316-8341 or visit hmloneonta.org/calendar/
NATURE WALK – 6-7:30 p.m. Walk through Riddell State Park with Patricia Riddell Kent and Steve Kent. Visit historic structures, fields, and forests along the Schenevus creek and learn the history of the land. Meet at the Main Entrance of the Robert V. Riddell State Park, Riddell Rd., Davenport. Call (607) 547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/nature-walk-robert-v-riddell-state-park/
YARN CLUB – 6-7:45 p.m. For knitters and crocheters of all skill levels and accompanied youths. Come work together and learn a new skill with April from April’s Yarn Basket. Huntington Park Oneonta. hmloneonta.org/calendar/
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – 7 p.m. Presenting “Jaybird Street” at the Bandstand, Neahwa Park, Oneonta. www.oneonta.ny.us/departments/parks-and-recreation/summer-concert-series/
WRITERS SALON – 7:30-9 p.m. Present your works at the open-mic session. Then listen to featured artist Cheryl Petersen reading her memoir “I Am My Father-Mother’s Daughter.” Hear her story of loosing crops, raising foster children, staying married, and learning to handle religious and scientific snobs. She gives voice to an ordinary life of surviving self doubt and realizing life doesn’t go away. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call (607) 432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/event/writers-salon-cheryl-petersen/?instance_id=926
CONCERT – 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sam Whedon teams up with The Currys for a Double Dose of Americana, Folk, Rock, & Pop. Admission, $15. The Star Theater, The Foundry, 44 Main St., Cherry Valley. www.facebook.com/Cherry-Valley-Artworks-137916469562367/

 

Friday,
August 18
WATER SAFETY – 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Children aged 11-14 have fun in the pool while learning about water safety and lifeguarding with the Oneonta YMCA. Cost, $35 members, $50 public. Briggs Pool, Wilber Park, Oneonta. Call (607)432-6939 or visit www.oneontaymca.org/upcoming-events.html
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
FABULOUS FRIDAY – 2-9 p.m. Take an Art Walk through the art galleries of Oneonta including the Community Arts Network of Oneonta, the Oneonta History Center, the Artisans Guild, and more. Call (607)432-2941 or visit www.facebook.com/oneontafabulousfridays/
CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT – 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Experience a civil war encampment with the 125th and 61st New York Regiments. Includes Civil War weaponry, tactics, drills, and firing demonstrations. Also a concert and a battle reenactment. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown. Call (607) 547-5098 or visit hydehall.org/event/civil-war-weekend/

 

Saturday,
August 19
PANCAKE BREAKFAST – 7:30-11:30 a.m. all you can eat pancakes, eggs, maple syrup, sausage and beverages at the Fly-In breakfast. Price, $7.50 adults, $5 children under 12. Cooperstown/Westville Airport, Rt. 166, Cooperstown.
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. Get free samples of locally brewed Roots Brewery Beers, and live roots and blues music by Mike Herman at the Beer and Blues day. 2 Dietz St., Oneonta. www.oneontafarmersmarket.org
CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT – 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Experience a civil war encampment with the 125th and 61st New York Regiments. Includes Civil War weaponry, tactics, drills, and firing demonstrations. Also a concert and a battle reenactment. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown. Call (607) 547-5098 or visit hydehall.org/event/civil-war-weekend/
SHOW TALK – 10-11 a.m. Dramaturg Kip Cranna presents a talk on “The Enlightened Despot: Handel and the Age of Reason” with Young Artists introducing similar characters from opera. Cost, $25. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. glimmerglass.org/event/showtalk/showtalk-lunch/?eID=3010

HIGHWAY CLEANUP – 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Help clean a 2-mile stretch of St. Hwy. 80 with Adopt-A-Highway. Bags, vests, gloves, hardhats provided. Meet at Mohican Farm, 7207 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. Visit occainfo.org/calendar/highway-cleanup-5/

GROWING LAVENDER – 10-11:30 a.m. Learn the basics of growing, pruning, winter protection, more. Cost, $35. Kingfisher Lavender, 182 Buck Rd., Fly Creek. Register at info@kingfisherlavender.com or visit kingfisherlavender.com/visit/
JURIED ART SHOW – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. “Art by the Lake” celebrating the relationship between artist and landscape. Features 25 regional artists. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/Art-by-the-Lake
HOPS FESTIVAL – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Learn and celebrate the local history of hops in the Cooperstown area. Includes family friendly activities, an exhibit, visiting with the tradesmen to learn how hops were incorporated into daily life. There will be opportunities to brew and taste craft bears. Finish the day with some food and drink with your friends on the Bump tavern green. Tickets, $12 adults, $10.50 seniors, $6 juniors. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. www.farmersmuseum.org/Hopsego
FARM FAMILY TOUR – 10:30 a.m.-Noon. Come discover the life of the family in 1845. Includes hands on activities about learning, playing and working in the 19th century. Celebrate the completion of the tasks with a free ride on the carousel. Included with museum admission. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. www.farmersmuseum.org/family-tour
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
DREAMCATCHER WORKSHOP – 2-5 p.m. Create your own dreamcatcher with FORDO. Registration required, space limited. The Turning Point, 22 Elm St., Oneonta. Call (607)267-4435 or visit www.friendsofrecoverydo.org/events
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 Finkles rally calling for equality and liberty at 2:30. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. www.farmersmuseum.org/Women%27s-Rights

ART RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. Opening the new exhibit “And the Children Spoke,” in which artists reflected on their formative experiences and the places that shaped them. The Cherry Branch Gallery, 25 Main st., Cherry Valley. Call (607)264-9530 or visit cherrybranchgallery.com

 

Sunday,
August 20
CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Experience a civil war encampment with the 125th and 61st New York Regiments. Includes Civil War weaponry, tactics, drills, and firing demonstrations. Also a concert and a battle reenactment. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown. Call (607) 547-5098 or visit hydehall.org/event/civil-war-weekend/
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
SUMMER SUNDAY SERIES – 1-3 p.m. Celebrate the centennial of WWI. This presentation, with RN’s Gertrude Hutchinson DNS. and Jeanne Westcott PhD., will present on the medical and health problems faced by the soldiers on the battlefront. The focus will be the health problems faced, how they were treated, and who provided the care. Junction of Wilcox Ave. & Henry St., Oneonta. swartwilcoxhouse.wordpress.com
ANTI-RENT WAR VIGNETTES – 2 p.m. The Templeton players perform short vignettes portraying historical events, characters, and folklore. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. www.farmersmuseum.org/programs/%5Bfield_program_type-raw%5D/antirent_war_vignette
PIANO CONCERT – 3 p.m. Tim Horne piano pieces from Oneontas music history on this last day of the Oneonta Music History Exhibition. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. Call (607)432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org
SQUARE DANCE – 5-9 p.m. Go dancing with your friends. Oneonta Moose Club, 87 West Broadway, Oneonta. Call Sandy @ 435-6871

CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. The summer music festival presents “Time for Three.” The Otesaga, Cooperstown. www.cooperstownmusicfest.org/timeforthree/

 

Monday
August 21,
3-D PRINTING – 3:30-7:30 p.m. Open hours for the printer. Work on your designs, ask questions. No appointment needed. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Visit hmloneonta.org/calendar/
FIGURE DRAWING – 6:30 p.m. Non-instructional drawing with a live model. Poses chosen by consensus. Cost $12 per class. The Carriage House Art Studio, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 435-8718 or visit carriagehouseartstudio.com/classes/figure-drawing/
DRAWING GROUP – 7-9 p.m. Come practice drawing with a live model. $10 donation. To attend call the Cooperstown Art Association, (607)547-9777

 

Tuesday
August 22,
STORY TIME – 10:30 a.m. Spend a morning with your child listening to a story, sing-a-long, or make a craft. For children pre-school thru first grade accompanied by an adult. This week the theme is Sheep Go To Sleep. Filers Corners School, The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. www.farmersmuseum.org/storytime
KNITTING GROUP – 1:30-3:30 p.m. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar
3-D PRINTING WORKSHOP – 3:30-5 p.m. Children 8 and up design and print their own fidget spinner. Basic mouse skills required. $2 material fee. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. hmloneonta.org/calendar/
LAKEFRONT CONCERT – 7 p.m. Fritz Henry, solo singer and guitar, performs a fun an interactive variety of music for all ages. Weather permitting. Bandstand in the Lakefront Park, Cooperstown. richcooperstown.org/lakefront-concert-series/

 

Wednesday,
August 23

RECOVERY GAME GROUP – 10:30-11:30 a.m. Try out FORDO’s selection of recovery based board and card games. The Turning Point, 22 Elm St., Oneonta. Call (607) 267-4435 or visit http://www.friendsofrecoverydo.org/events
FARM FAMILY TOUR – 10:30 a.m.-Noon. Come discover the life of the family in 1845. Includes hands on activities about learning, playing and working in the 19th century. Celebrate the completion of the tasks with a free ride on the carousel. Included with museum admission. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. http://www.farmersmuseum.org/family-tour
CHILDREN’S STORY HOUR – 10:30-11:30 a.m. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St.., Cooperstown. https://www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown
BLOOD DRIVE – 1-6 p.m. Help save patients in the hospital. Donate blood and platelets at Main Street Baptist Church, 33 Main St., Oneonta. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/
WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP – 1-3 p.m. View Milly Parish’s extensive postcard collection and share your own special postcards. Reservations required. The Swart-Wilcox House Museum, Wicox ave., Oneonta. Call (607)287-7011 or visit https://swartwilcoxhouse.wordpress.com/wednesday-workshops-2017/
Mediumship Workshop – 1-3 p.m. Connect with loved ones, bring questions. Darling Hill Farm Retreat, 404 Ed Herman Rd, Westford. RSVP Storyducey@gmail.com or visit www.darlinghillfarmretreat.com
TRAP SHOOT – 1 p.m. Practice your trap shooting with 25’s. Cost $3 per 25. Crumhorn Rod & Gun Club, 574 Crumhorn Lake Rd., Maryland. Call Brian Cole (607)638-9379.
ART FOR KIDS – 3-4 p.m. Children create art inspired by the art in the galleries. This week children sculpt with clay. Ages 4-8. Cost, $5. Adults may join in if they wish. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. http://www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/programs/%5Bfield_program_type-raw%5D/afternoon_art_for_kids
DISCUSSION GROUP – 3-5 p.m. Discussion of current events. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. http://www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar
DRAWING CLASS – 5-7 p.m. Learn the basics of drawing with the high-end materials at FORDO. The Turning Point, 22 Elm St., Oneonta. Call (607)267-4435 to register or visit http://www.friendsofrecoverydo.org/events
SCRABBLE CLUB – 5-7:45 p.m. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. http://hmloneonta.org/calendar/
LA LECHE NURSERY – 5-6 p.m. Where mothers can breast feed their children among like minded mothers. Downstairs Nursery, First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. (607)638-9058 or visit http://www.llli.org/groups/@llli*group*otsego.county
LECTURE SERIES – 6-8 p.m. Go ‘Up The Creek’ with Dr. Orzetti. Learn stream ecology, collect water quality & critter samples. Learn about a new program starting this fall. Mohican Farm, 7207 St. Rt. 80, Cooperstown. Call (607) 547-4488 or visit http://occainfo.org/calendar/save-date-informed-lecture-series/
YARN CLUB – 6-7:45 p.m. Knitters, crocheters of all skill levels and accompanied youths. Come work together and learn a new skill with April from April’s Yarn Basket. Huntington Park Oneonta. http://hmloneonta.org/calendar/
TRAP SHOOT – 6 p.m. Practice your trap shooting with 5’s. Cost $1 per 5. Crumhorn Rod & Gun Club, 574 Crumhorn Lake Rd., Maryland. Call Brian Cole (607)638-9379.
FCAHS SUPPER – 6 p.m. Covered dish supper and election of officers. Fly Creek Area Historical Society, 210 Cemetery Rd, Fly Creek. fcahs.org
PARK CONCERT – 7-8:30 p.m. “Cincinnati Creek” perform Bluegrass, Folk, and Standard. Spring Park, Richfield Springs. Call (315)858-0964 or visit https://www.richfieldspringschamber.org/?tribe_events=concert-in-the-park-8
THEATER – 7 p.m. The Glimmer Globe Theater presents William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. http://www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/A-Midsummer-Nights-Dream
BOE MEETING – 7 p.m. Library, Cooperstown High School. Call (607)547-5364 or visit http://www.cooperstowncs.org/
Thursday,
August 24
BOOK CLUB – 5:30-7:30 p.m. The second meeting of the social justice book club will discuss “Between The World And Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates who confronts the notion of race in America. The Green Toad Bookstore, 198 Main St., Oneonta. Call (607) 433-8898 or visit https://www.facebook.com/TheGreenToadBookstore/
TINKERING THURSDAY – 6-730 p.m. Design and print your own fall themed napkin holder. Ages 14+. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Visit http://hmloneonta.org/calendar/
YARN CLUB – 6-7:45 p.m. For knitters and crocheters of all skill levels and accompanied youths. Come work together and learn a new skill with April from April’s Yarn Basket. Huntington Park Oneonta. http://hmloneonta.org/calendar/
HISTORY ROUND TABLE – 7 p.m. Learn about 18th Century Military Archaeology in the Upper Hudson and Champlain Valleys with David Starbuck. Schuylerville Town Hall, 12 Spring St., Schuylerville. Call (518)774-5669 or e-mail arrthudsonmohawkvalleys@gmail.com
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – 7 p.m. Presenting “Fritz’s Polka Band” at the Bandstand, Neahwa Park, Oneonta. http://www.oneonta.ny.us/departments/parks-and-recreation/summer-concert-series/
Friday,
August 25
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 http://www.friendsofrecoverydo.org/events
BLOOD DRIVE – 1-6 p.m. Help save patients in the hospital. Donate blood and platelets at Church of the Latter Day Saints, 107 Balmoral Dr., West Oneonta. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/
ART RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. Opening reception for the Fine Art invitational exhibit showing the work of Upstate New York artisans working in wood and the Solo Exhibition in Watercolor by Patrice Downes Centore. Cooperstown Art Association. http://www.cooperstownart.com/
SUNNY MOMENTS EXHIBIT – 5-7 p.m. The closing reception of the “Sunny Moments” exhibition. Includes refreshment and an opportunity to view and purchase artwork. The Arc Otsego’s Main View Gallery & Studio, 73 Main St., Oneonta. http://www.arcotsego.org/
BENEFIT CONCERT – 6 p.m. Linda Chesis and Sarah Cunningham on the viola da gamba perform with Bradley Brookshire on the harpsichord to support Hyde Hall and CSMF. Sparkling Wines and cheses to be served. Admission $35. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Road, Cooperstown. Call (607)547-5098 or visit http://hydehall.org/event/bubbly-baroque-music-champagne-concert/
DOGS OF SUMMER – 6-8 p.m. Come to the ‘Dog Day of Summer’ event featuring a seasonal buffet, live music, silent auction and a dog show featuring adoptable dogs from the Susquehanna Animal Shelter. Registration required. Origins Cafe, 558 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. Call (607) 437-2862 or visit https://www.facebook.com/Susquehanna-Animal-Shelter-121696841223218/
GAME NIGHT – 6-8 p.m. Enjoy a pizza and a fun night of games with your friends. Available are classics like scrabble and chess. Legos will be available. Feel free to bring your own board game. Cooperstown Village Library. Call (607) 547-8344 or visit https://www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
FAMILY FLOAT NIGHT – 6:45-8:30 p.m. Enjoy the floats and spend an evening in the pool with your family. Admission, $5 public, $18, family. Oneonta YMCA, 20-26 Ford Ave., Oneonta. http://www.oneontaymca.org/upcoming-events.html
Saturday,
August 26
TENNIS TOURNAMENT – All day. Youth progression orange ball tournament for any child 10 and under. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. Call (607)434-0830 or visit http://www.cooperstowntennis.org/
CARS & COFFEE – 8-11 a.m. Have a car interest? Meet others at this casual gathering. All vintages, marques, interests are welcome. Excessive revving is not. Mt. Wellington Market, 7471 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. Call (607)221-4201 or visit https://www.facebook.com/CooperstownCarsNCoffee/
COOPERSTOWN FARMERS MARKET – 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 101 Main St., in Pioneer Alley, Cooperstown. http://www.otsego2000.org/cooperstown-farmers-market-and-agriculture/
FCAHS COMMUNITY DAY – 8:30 a.m. Meet the neighbors, pick up a needed item, or find a bargain at the Community Yard Sale. Fly Creek.
ONEONTA FARMERS MARKET – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. It’s Childrens day featuring free tastings, balloons, and a free children’s craft with Branch & Bloom. Muller Plaza, Oneonta. http://www.oneontafarmersmarket.org/
BE POSITIVE FESTIVAL – 10 a.m.-10 p.m. The first annual festival for all ages. Activities include speakers, volunteer opportunities, workshops, art, music, food, dancing in locations in Downtown Cooperstown. Call (607)638-5538 or visit https://www.facebook.com/BePositiveFestival/
GARLIC CELEBRATION – 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Celebrate the Garlic Harvest. Enjoy garlicky food samples, get growing tips, find seed stock. Follow Signs on Allen Lake Rd. to Ainslies Rd. Call (315)858-0506
FARM FAMILY TOUR – 10:30 a.m.-Noon. Come discover the life of the family in 1845. Includes hands on activities about learning, playing and working in the 19th century. Celebrate the completion of the tasks with a free ride on the carousel. Included with museum admission. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. http://www.farmersmuseum.org/family-tour
OLT PICNIC – 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring family, friends for food, games, auction, music, hikes, more to support the conservation efforts of the Otsego Land Trust. Tickets, $25 adult, $14 children 14 and under. Greenwoods Conservancy, 800 Zachow Rd., Burlington. Call Julie at (607)547-2366 or visit http://otsegolandtrust.org/
AUCTION – 11 a.m. Enter Chinese Auction with lottery board & 50/50 raffle. Support Eclipse Winterguard. Oneonta Moose Lodge, 87 West Broadway, Oneonta. Call (607) 282-2366 or e-mail Jodi Christian at Jodi.Lynn13@yahoo.com
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. http://www.farmersmuseum.org/Trunk-Shows
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 Finkles rally calling for equality and liberty at 2:30. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. http://www.farmersmuseum.org/Women%27s-Rights
POETRY SLAM – 5 p.m. The First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. Call (607)638-5538 or visit https://www.facebook.com/BePositiveFestival/
DANCE – 7-10 p.m. Everyone is invited to the multi-cultural and multi-generational dance capping off the BePositive Festival with music by local bands. The Farmers Market, Cooperstown. Call (607)638-5538 or visit https://www.facebook.com/BePositiveFestival/
CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Simpler Times and guest artists present an Evening of Indie Rock. The Star Theater, The Foundry, 44 Main St., Cherry Valley. https://www.facebook.com/Cherry-Valley-Artworks-137916469562367/
Sunday,
August 27
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. http://www.farmersmuseum.org/Trunk-Shows
SUMMER SUNDAY SERIES – 1-3 p.m. Learn about the artifacts found in the fields of the Swart-Wilcox house from the period of the Revolutionary War. Junction of Wilcox Ave. & Henry St., Oneonta. https://swartwilcoxhouse.wordpress.com/
Mediumship Workshop – 1-3 p.m. Connect with loved ones, bring questions. Darling Hill Farm Retreat, 404 Ed Herman Rd, Westford. RSVP Storyducey@gmail.com or visit www.darlinghillfarmretreat.com
ANTI-RENT WAR VIGNETTES – 2 p.m. The Templeton players perform short vignettes portraying historical events, characters, and folklore. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. http://www.farmersmuseum.org/programs/%5Bfield_program_type-raw%5D/antirent_war_vignette
OPEN MIC – 3 p.m. The Barn welcomes those of you who would like to share your poetry with others on a summer afternoon at the Windfall Dutch Barn, 2009 Clinton Rd., Cherry Valley. http://www.windfalldutchbarn.com/events.html
CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Performance of “Four Seasons: Vivaldi and Piazzolla” by violinist Joseph Lin. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. http://www.cooperstownmusicfest.org/four-seasons/
Monday,
August 28
CPR CLASS – 2-5 p.m. Get certified in CPR & AED with FORDO & the American Red Cross. Space limited, registration required. Fee, $25 due on registration. The Turning Point, 22 Elm St., Oneonta. Call (607)267-4435 or visit http://www.friendsofrecoverydo.org/events
BLOOD DRIVE – 2:30-6:30 p.m. Help save patients in the hospital. Donate blood and platelets at Richfield springs Community Center, Walnut St., Richfield Springs. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/
STRESSBUSTERS – 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monthly class with Bonni Canavan and Jackie Madden. This month, “Letting Go Of Fear” with Jackie Madden. 3rd Floor Community Room, Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. https://www.facebook.com/groups/SPEAK.Only.Love/
FIGURE DRAWING – 6:30 p.m. Non-instructional drawing with a live model. Poses chosen by consensus. Cost $12 per class. The Carriage House Art Studio, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 435-8718 or visit https://carriagehouseartstudio.com/classes/figure-drawing/
DRAWING GROUP – 7-9 p.m. Come practice drawing with a live model. $10 donation. To attend call the Cooperstown Art Association, (607)547-9777