Things to Do Calendar

‘HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO’

Calendar Of Events

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 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Tuesdays Noon – 5 p.m.  101 Main St., Pioneer Alley, Cooperstown. Rain or shine. Info, www.CooperstownFarmersMarket.org

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS — 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays. Join local officials and others in the community to talk about local issues at The Green Earth, 4 Market Street, 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

AL-ANON MEETING – 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Support meeting for the families and friends of Alcoholics or those suffering from chemical addictions. Cooperstown Center Nursing Home, 128 Phoenix Mills Cross Rd., Cooperstown.

 

Friday,
October 19
TABLET TALK – 10 a.m. Bring a tablet, questions and get answers from staff. Covers ‘tips & tricks,’ then workshops questions with group. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/
BUILDING DEDICATION – 11 a.m. SUNY Oneonta to dedicate/rename Science 1 Building to Janet R. Perna Science Building, recognizing her ongoing contributions to providing scholarships for women enrolled in STEM field of study, more. SUNY Oneonta.
RUMMAGE SALE – Noon – 5 p.m. Find interesting items, plants, and baked goods at Fly Creek United Methodist Church, 852 Co. Hwy. 26, Fly Creek. 607-547-9946 or visit www.facebook.com/FlyCreekUMChurch/
BUMP IN THE NIGHT – 5:30 p.m. Tour historic village in lantern light. Visit sites with tales of ghostly happenings, see performance of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Tell Tale Heart.” Hour long tour departing every half hour to 8 p.m. Children must be accompanied by adult, small children recommended for early tours. Cost, $15/non-member. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/ghost-tours
GHOST TOURS – 6 p.m. Visit all spooky places in mansion when ghostly phenomena have been reported in last 150 years. Tours leave every half hour to 7:30. Cost, $20/person, reservations required. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Road, Cooperstown. 607-547-5098 ext.6 or visit hydehall.org
BOWL DECORATING – 6 – 9 p.m. Create bowls on potters wheel or paint pre-made bowl to be sold at CANO’s Chili Bowl Cook-Off, raising money to support local art, music, literature programs. Community Arts Network Of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/event/chili-bowl-decorating-ages-21-byob/?instance_id=1059
FILM SCREENING – 6:30 & 9 p.m. Showing “Antman and the Wasp.” Cost, $3. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2586242
PLANETARIUM – 7 – 8 p.m. Live show exploring ancient astronomy. What ancient peoples knew about the nights sky, sites they left behind, more. Planetarium, AJ Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2011 or visit www.facebook.com/AJReadSDC/
POETRY FEST – 7 p.m. Poets Bill Collins, Tracy K. Smith, Anne Waldman share their works with audience. Free, open to public. Auditorium, Sharon Springs Central School, 514 St. Hwy. 20, Sharon Springs. E-mail info@klinkhart.org or visit www.klinkhart.org/poetry/
JAZZ CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. 20th Century Popular Music Gets Jazzed. Hartwick faculty trio showcase versatility of jazz musicians and popular music over past century. Anderson Theater, Hartwick College, Oneonta. E-mail paiged@hartwick.edu or visit www.hartwick.edu

 

Saturday,
October 20
FRENCH TOAST BREAKFAST – 7 a.m. – Noon. Enjoy hearty breakfast to support Sharon Springs Rescue Squad. 137 Beechwood St., Sharon Springs. Visit www.facebook.com/otsegonyfirewire/
FALL PUMPKINS – 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Have fun, pick your perfect pumpkins, enjoy antique snowmobile show, more. Cullen Pumpkin Farm, 587 Cullen Road, Richfield Springs. 315-867-3878 or visit cullenpumpkinfarm.com/events/
RUMMAGE SALE – 9 a.m. – Noon. Find interesting items, also includes $2 bag sale. Fly Creek United Methodist Church, 852 Co. Hwy. 26, Fly Creek. 607-547-9946 or visit www.facebook.com/FlyCreekUMChurch/
HALLOWEEN HUSTLE – 9 a.m. Edmeston National Honor Society hosts 5k/2-mile walk during Edmeston spookfest celebration. Costume prizes awarded. Cost, $15/adult. Edmeston Central School, 11 North St., Edmeston. E-mail Bruce at bmiller@edmeston.net or visit www.facebook.com/The-Edmeston-Spook-Festival-342166699208610/
CLEAN SWEEP – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Town of Hartwick residents bring items they wish to dispose of including backyard trash, green waste, scrap metal, electronics, tires, more. Items not accepted includes hazardous waste, mattresses, old-style tv’s, household garbage. Also includes yard sale of second-hand goods. Town Hall, 103 Town Dr., Hartwick. 607-293-8123 or visit townhartwick.digitaltowpath.org:10113/content/News/View/110
DRIVING COURSE – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 6-hour defensive driving course to reduce insurance rate, remove points from drivers license. Includes breaks, lunch periods. Hosted by Booty Security. Cost, $40. Southside Mall, Oneonta. 607-267-8056 or visit www.facebook.com/WhosWatchingYourBooty/
POETRY FEST – 9 a.m. Poetry workshop, lecture by Anne Waldman (“Trickster Feminism”), Paul Muldoon, followed by Billy Collins in conversation with Muldoon at 2 p.m. Admission Free, registration required. Sharon Springs Library, 129 Main St., Sharon Springs. E-mail info@klinkhart.org or visit www.klinkhart.org/poetry/
FUNDRAISER – 9:30 a.m. Pound For Pink exercise class to support Cancer Treatment Center at Bassett Healthcare. Minimum Donation, $10. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 607-547-2800 or visit www.facebook.com/clarksportscenter/
PONY PALOOZA – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Horse rescue opens doors for family friendly celebration. Includes pony hugs, tours, games, local vendors, rides, food, face painting, more. Rosemary Farm, 1646 Roses Brook Road, South Kortright. 607-538-1200 or visit www.facebook.com/RosemaryFarm/
CUSTOMER APPRECIATION – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Event features Canning Contest, Pet Parade (in costume), give aways, raffles, more. Brandows Feed & Seed, 4119 NY-7, Oneonta. 607-432-3884 or visit www.brandowsfeedandpet.com/events.html
COMMEMORATION – 10 a.m. Celebrate 238th anniversary of Battles of Stone Arabia and Klock’s Field, fought between Albany County Militia led by Sir John Johnson, and British expedition of Indians & Loyalists led by Captain Joseph Brant during Revolutionary War. Stone Arabia Dutch Church, 5371-5407 Ephratah Road, Fort Plain. 518-423-3701
SPOOKFEST – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Fun day of vendors, kid games, raffles, auctions, a dj, costume contest. Funds raised support Edmeston free library. Edmeston. Visit www.facebook.com/The-Edmeston-Spook-Festival-342166699208610/
FORESTRY – 10 a.m. – Noon. Informative walk through Basswood Pond State forest with state forester Nathan Funk. Learn about forests history, planned actions, recreational opportunities. Meet at parking area, Basswood Pond State forest, 500 Conservation Road, Burlington Flats. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/meet-your-state-forester/
PHOTOGRAPHY – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Learn technical, aesthetic basics, get comfortable with 1 or 2 image processing apps to take your phone photography to the next level with award-winning fine art photographer JW Johnston. Registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/
CRAFT WORKSHOP – 11 a.m. Learn to create glass Christmas ornament with Bobby Sharp. 1-hour classes through 2:30 p.m. Cost, $99/student, 6 spots available. Franklin Company, 736 St. Hwy. 28, Oneonta. 607-432-2322 or visit bobbysharpglassworks.com/#!/classes
CHEMISTRY WORKSHOP – Noon – 3 p.m. Hands on fair exploring chemistry of cleaning oil spills, propelling rockets, dyeing clothes, designing batteries, more. A.J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2011 or visit www.facebook.com/AJReadSDC/
CRAFT WORKSHOP – Noon – 5 p.m. 2 day workshop. Create a small, round pumpkin shaped bean basket perfect for trick-or-treating with artisan Beverly Cornelius. Cost, $95/non-member + materials fee, $15/student + cost of handle. Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. 518-673-2314 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar
FOOD FOR THOUGHT – 12:30 p.m. Lecture “Women’s Suffrage” with Tom Heitz, local historian and civil rights activist. Cost, $30/non-member. Bump Tavern, The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/class/womens-suffrage?wcs_timestamp=1540038600
OPERA – 12:55 p.m. Live streaming “Samson et Delila” by Saint-Saens. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org
HARVEST FEST – 1 – 4 p.m. 7th annual fest features soup tasting donated by local chefs & eateries, fall crafts available, delicious locally grown produce. Also featuring local, international artists displaying works, live music, 50/50 raffle, more. Van Alstyne Homestead & Museum, 42 Moyer St., Canajoharie. 315-281-4288 or visit www.facebook.com/VanAlstyneHomestead/
TRAIL BUILD – 1 – 4 p.m. Otsego Land trust invites voluneers to help with second phase to build perimeter trail. Fetterly Forest, 302 Roses Hill Road, Richfield. 607-547-2366 ext. 108 or visit otsegolandtrust.org/the-news/programs-a-events/425-fetterley-forest-trail-building-october-20
BOOK SIGNING – 1 – 4 p.m. Author Connie Spanhake will be signing copies of book “Finding Me.” Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-547-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/calendar/
WRITERS GROUP – 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Join other writers to help improve your craft. Hosted by published author, Jennifer Donohue. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/
HOPS FOR HISTORY – 2 – 8 p.m. Downtown venues offer food pairings with local beers. Tickets, $30 day-of. Available only at Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org
HARVEST DINNER – 3 – 8:30 p.m. Fun evening features food, crafts, entertainment. Free, tickets required. The Turning Point, 22 Elm St., Oneonta. 607-267-4435 or visit www.friendsofrecoverydo.org
BUMP IN THE NIGHT – 5:30 p.m. Tour historic village in lantern light. Visit sites with tales of ghostly happenings, see performance of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Tell Tale Heart.” Hour long tour departing every half hour to 8 p.m. Children must be accompanied by adult, small children recommended for early tours. Cost, $15/non-member. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/ghost-tours
GHOST TOURS – 6 p.m. Visit all spooky places in mansion when ghostly phenomena have been reported in last 150 years. Tours leave every half hour to 7:30. Cost, $20/person, reservations required. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Road, Cooperstown. 607-547-5098 ext.6 or visit hydehall.org
COMMUNITY MOVIE – 6 – 8 p.m. Free Showing of “Hotel Transylvania 3” (2018). Viewers welcome to bring snacks, pillows, blankets, more. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 607-547-2800 or visit www.facebook.com/clarksportscenter/
FILM SCREENING – 6:30 & 9 p.m. Showing “Antman and the Wasp.” Cost, $3. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2586245
MUSIC – 7 – 9 p.m. Internationally acclaimed Alexander String Quartet performs Mozart, Penderecki’s “Leaves of an Unwritten Day,” Ravel. Cost, $20 at-the-door. West Kortright Center, 49 West Kortright Church Road, East Meredith. 607-278-5454 or visit westkc.org/event/alexander-string-quartet-2/
POTLUCK DINNER – 7 p.m. Celebrate “Oktoberfest” with food & friends. Residents of Fly Creek, Cooperstown, Hartwick, surrounding areas welcome. Fly Creek United Methodist Church, 852 Co. Hwy. 26, Fly Creek. 607-547-9946 or visit www.facebook.com/FlyCreekUMChurch/
POETRY FEST – 7 p.m. “Your Poem or Mine.” Community members read favorite poems. Admission Free. Roseboro Hotel, 205 Main St., Sharon Springs. E-mail info@klinkhart.org or visit www.klinkhart.org/poetry/
HONOR BAND CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Hartwick Wind Ensemble perform with area high school students after day of music making. Features guest conductor Dr. Christion Wilhjelm. Hartwick College, Oneonta. E-mail paiged@hartwick.edu or visit www.hartwick.edu

 

Sunday,
October 21
PANCAKE BREAKFAST – 8 a.m. Support Fokine Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, featuring local student dancers with professional ballet dancers in title roles. Enjoy pancakes, bacon served by The Nutcracker cast. Cost, $8/person. Applebees, Southside Mall, Oneonta. 607-431-9200 or visit www.facebook.com/Fokine-Ballet-Company-196306158680/
TAILGATE 5K – 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Walk/Run 5K to support 6th ward Athletic Association Foundation. Includes kids 100 yard dash, post race tailgate party featuring food, raffles, football viewing. 6th Ward Athletic Club, 22 W. Broadway, Oneonta. 607-436-9136 or visit www.facebook.com/6th-Ward-Athletic-Club-430579165622/

FILM SCREENING – 1, 6:30 & 9 p.m. Showing “Antman and the Wasp.” Cost, $3. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2586247
GARDEN HACKS – 1 – 2 p.m. Learn tried and tested gardening tips. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/programs/%5Bfield_program_type-raw%5D/garden_hacks
FUNDRAISER – 2 p.m. Final ticket drawing to win artwork from Luck of the Draw Exhibit. 80 tickets for $80, 80 pieces of art available to win. Cooperstown Art Association. 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com
CONCERT – 3 p.m. Concert by pianist Vyacheslav Gryaznov featuring works by Sergei Rachmaninoff. Suggested donation, $12/adult at-door. Stamford United Methodist Church, 88 Main St., Stamford. E-mail FoMAdmin@friendsmusic.org or visit www.friendsmusic.org
MEET & GREET – 3 – 5 p.m. Campaign event for Judge Elizabeth Burns to be elected to Supreme Court. Clarion Hotel, 55 Market St., Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/events/2076369549059924/
SUNDAY SERIES – 3 – 4:30 p.m. Presentation “Designing Your Healthcare Future” by Michael Jastremski, MD, & Connie Jastremski MS, MBA, RN, ANP-CS, FCCM. Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/

DINNER CONCERT – 4 p.m. Presenting iconic American Composer Neely Bruce performing “This is It #16” penultimate in series of works for solo piano. Start evening at 4 with d’oeuvres, followed by concert, followed by dinner. Cost, $68/person. Reservation required. The Horned Dorset, 2000 NY-8, Leonardsville. 315-855-7898 or visit www.horneddorsetinn.com

 

Monday,
October 22
SIT N’ KNIT – 1 – 2 p.m. Work on knitting or hand stitching project. Richfield Springs Public Library, 102 Main St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-0230 or visit www.facebook.com/Richfield-Springs-Public-Library-1068210423236404/
SPAGHETTI DINNER – 5 – 7 p.m. Support Cooperstown Boy Scouts, enjoy spaghetti with homemade sauce, sausage, meatballs, salad, dessert, more. Takeout available. Cost, $10/adult. Cooperstown Vets Club, 60 Main St., Cooperstown.
TEEN SCENE – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Teens get together, paint/decorate pumpkins for Halloween, enjoy Hot Cocoa. Dress-up encouraged, not required. Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-0001 or visit www.familyrn.org
PUBLIC SPEAKING – 5:30 p.m. Practice public speaking with the toastmasters. All welcome. The White House Building, The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1466 or e-mail b.fischer@fenimoreart.org.
MONSTERS & UNDEAD – 6 – 7 p.m. Presentation by Dr. Tracy Betsinger, bioarcheologist at SUNY Oneonta shares research on deviant burials, such as vampires buried in 17th-18th century Poland. Free, open to community. A. J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2011.
FIGURE DRAWING – 6:30 – 9 p.m. Non-instructional drawing with live model. Poses chosen by consensus. Cost $12/class. The Carriage House Art Studio, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-435-8718 or visit www.canoneonta.org/event/figure-drawing-open-studio/?instance_id=1011
NICOTINE ANONYMOUS – 7 p.m. Meetings for those who desire to live free of nicotine. Front Meeting Room, St. James Episcopal Church, 305 Main St., Oneonta. 845-332-7803 or visit nicotineanonymous.org

 

Tuesday,
October 23
BLOOD DRIVE – 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Student Council blood drive, Cooperstown High School. 607-547-8181 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org
BOOKMOBILE – Check out the mobile library.
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. www.4cls.org or call 607-723-8236
PRESCHOOL TUESDAY – 10 – 11:30 a.m. Bring your preschool for morning of exploration featuring Storytime in the Schoolhouse, Farm Animal Encounters, fun in Childrens Sensory Garden, more. Free with Museum admission. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/programs/%5Bfield_program_type-raw%5D/preschool_tuesdays
TINKERING TUESDAY – 10:30 a.m. Design, print a custom Fall or Halloween themed cookie cutters. Material fee applies. Registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/
KNITTING GROUP – 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
FILM SCREENING – 6 – 8 p.m. Join Library, MVPHP and the Otsego County Department of Health view watch SMACKED! a documentary about addiction, recovery in Otsego County. Followed by panel discussion. Richfield Springs Public Library, 102 Main St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-0230 or visit www.facebook.com/Richfield-Springs-Public-Library-1068210423236404/
READING SERIES – 7:30 – 9 p.m. Red Dragon Reading Series presents Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, author of “Blue Talk and Love,” which tells the stories of girls, women of color navigating daily urban life. Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2761939

 

Wednesday,

October 24
DISCUSSION GROUP – 3 – 5 p.m. Discuss current events. Cooperstown Village Library. Call 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
OPEN HOUSE – 4 – 6 p.m. Enjoy light refreshments, tour of senior home. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-0600 or visit www.facebook.com/Woodside.Hall/
TEEN WRITERS – 4 p.m. Monthly program where teens participate in writing prompts, share ideas, work with others. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/
STUDIO NIGHT – 5 – 8 p.m. Local artists are invited to drop in to work on personal projects. No instruction, tables, chairs, easels provided. Bring your own (non-toxic) supplies, some proved for limited use. Donations appreciated. Cooperstown Art Association. 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com/studio-nights.html
BOOK DISCUSSION – 6 p.m. Discuss “Bel Canto” by Ann Patchett, in which a birthday party in South America is taken hostage by a band of terrorists. Then, what was a life threatening scenario slowly evolves into something quite different. Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. 518-673-2314 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar
CHESS MEETING – 6 – 11 p.m. Weekly meeting welcomes players of all levels. No fees. Cafeteria, College Union, SUNY Oneonta. Call Dom at 607-484-7240.
HISTORY SERIES – 6 p.m. Presentation “Who Wore It Better? The Trials of Progress and the Wise “Future Face of America”” discussing efforts by DeWitt Clinton and President George Washington to make internal improvements in the young country, specifically their efforts to build the Erie Canal, Potomac Company Canal Project. Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. 518-673-2314 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar
HISTORY PRESENTATION – 7 p.m. Historical talk on kitchen items with Loraine Tyler, Oneonta, utilizing items from Springfield Historical Society collection. Free, open to public. Museum room, Springfield Community Center, 129 Co. Hwy. 29A. Springfield Center. 607 264-3375 or visit www.facebook.com/Springfield-Historical-Society-162620423754372/
POETRY SLAM – 8 – 10:30 p.m. Open mic open to 10 students followed by featured slam poet Sierra DeMulder, 2-time national poetry slam champion, 4-time published. Free, open to public. Waterfront room, Hunt College Union, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2674990

 

Thursday, October 25
BOOKMOBILE – Check out the mobile library.
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. www.4cls.org or call 607-723-8236
JOB FAIR – 3 – 5 p.m. Job seekers meet with businesses in retail, manufacturing, healthcare, more. No appointments necessary, dress for success, bring resumes. Southside Mall, Oneonta. 607-432-4401 or visit www.facebook.com/southsidemall/
PUBLIC SPEAKING – 6:15 p.m. Practice your public speaking with the Toastmasters. The Green Earth, 4 Market St., Oneonta. Visit oneonta.toastmastersclubs.org
GHOST STORIES – 6:30 p.m. John Henry Aborn share spine tingling tales of Ghosts of Otsego County. Get in spirit of the season, enjoy refreshments after. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-0600, ext. 101 or visit www.facebook.com/Woodside.Hall/

GAME NIGHT – 6:30 – 10 p.m. Play on-going fantasy game Dungeons & Dragons. Newcomers welcome. Free, Roxbury Arts Center, 5025 Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury. 607-326-7908 or visit roxburyartsgroup.org/2017/03/05/october-25-dungeons-dragons-night/
LECTURE SERIES – 7 p.m. “The Willigee Negroes:” Sir Peter Warren, Sir William Johnson and the First Permanent Settlement in the Mohawk Valley West of Schenectady” presented by Daniel T. Weaver. The Fort Plain Museum, 389 Canal St., Fort Plain. 518-993-2527 or visit www.fortplainmuseum.com/viewevent.aspx?ID=1025
FRIGHT NIGHT – 7 p.m. Tour the haunted galleries, learn about hauntings at Wrigley Field, Tiger Stadium. Ends in plaque gallery which is said to be haunted by Shoeless Joe Jackson and Ty Cobb. Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/node/18155?date=0
WORD THURSDAY – 7 – 10 p.m. Writers are invited to share works at open mic followed by refreshments & featured authors Andy Fogle (The Last Apprenticeship, The Neighborhood We Left), award winning poet Andrea Fry (The Bottle Diggers). Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church St., Treadwell. 607-829-5055 or visit www.facebook.com/brighthp/

 

Friday,

October 26
HAUNTED HOUSE – 4:30 – 830 p.m. Thrill seekers are invited to enjoy a haunted maze where mysterious, creepy creatures lurk. Not recommended for children aged 6 and under. Catskill Veteran’s Outreach Center, 52 Main St., Stamford. 607-214-4095 or visit roxburyartsgroup.org/2017/03/04/october-26-27-haunted-house/
BUMP IN THE NIGHT – 5:30 p.m. Tour historic village in lantern light. Visit sites with tales of ghostly happenings, see performance of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Tell Tale Heart.” Hour long tour departing every half hour to 8 p.m. Children must be accompanied by adult, small children recommended for early tours. Cost, $15/non-member. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/ghost-tours
GHOST TOURS – 6 p.m. Visit all spooky places in mansion when ghostly phenomena have been reported in last 150 years. Tours leave every half hour to 7:30. Cost, $20/person, reservations required. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Road, Cooperstown. 607-547-5098 ext.6 or visit hydehall.org
HIGH SCHOOL DANCE – 6 – 9 p.m. Junior High student government dance. Cafeteria, Cooperstown High School. 607-547-8181 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org
FILM SCREENING – 6:30 & 9 p.m. Showing “Slender Man.” Cost, $3. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2589378
ESCAPE ROOM – 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Team solves clues in Rocky Horror themed room to escape. Limit 6 people per team. Registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/
DANCE PARTY – 7 – 10:30 p.m. Celebrate Halloween with dancing, costume contest, food, prizes, live dj. Oneonta Teen Center, 4 Academy St., Oneonta. 607-441-3999.
SOLO CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Frederic Chrislip performs Renaissance Lute songs. Admission, $10. First Baptist Church, 21 Elm St., Cooperstown. Visit fredericchrislip.com
LECTURE & DISCUSSION – 8 p.m. “Civic Literacy: Engaging in American Society & Government Today” with Chris Di Donna, expert speaker, engaged member of local community holding BA of History & Political Science, more. The CHURCH, 2381 NY-205, Mt Vision. 607-638-5119 or visit www.upsi-ny.com/upcoming-events-news/

HALLOWEEN PARTY – 9 p.m. Fun night out features costume contest, drink specials, music by Lonesome Dove. Upstate Bar & Grill, 5418 St. Hwy. 28, Cooperstown. 607-282-4525 or visit upstatebarandgrill.com

 

Saturday,

October 27
FALL GUITAR FEST – 8:15 a.m. 18th annual Classical Guitar Fall Festival features presentation, performances, ensemble performance, silent auction, collegiate recital, more. Cost, $40/adult for 2-day pass. Fine Arts building, SUNY Oneonta. 607-865-8775 or visit www.cgsuny.org
AUTHOR VISIT – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Author Gray Basnight, (former news writer, editor, producer, reporter,) presents on latest novel “Flight of the Fox,” a political thriller featuring high-tech surveillance, predatory drones, government gone wild. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/
OVER THE TOP – Noon – 4 p.m. Take 4 hour walk through beautiful woods. See 30-foot waterfall, oak & hemlock groves, Mud Lake, a sphagnum bog, more. Learn history of Riddell State Park with Steve Kent. Meet at Pine Lake Campus, Harwick College, 1894 Charlotte Creek Rd., Oneonta. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/over-the-top-mud-lake-2/
OPERA – 12:55 p.m. Live streaming “La Fanciulla del West” by Puccini. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org
SCIENCE WORKSHOP – 1 p.m. This Science Saturday solve the case with forensics. Participants aged 9+ examine a mock crime scene, use techniques in forensic anthropology, criminal science to determine what happened to the victim. Free, tickets required. A.J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2011 or visit www.facebook.com/AJReadSDC/
TRICK OR TREAT – 1 – 5 p.m. Children trick or treat through the historic village. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/trick-or-treat
WRITERS GROUP – 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Join other writers to help improve your craft. Hosted by published author, Jennifer Donohue. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/
HAUNTED HOUSE – 4:30 – 830 p.m. Thrill seekers are invited to enjoy a haunted maze where mysterious, creepy creatures lurk. Not recommended for children aged 6 and under. Catskill Veteran’s Outreach Center, 52 Main St., Stamford. 607-214-4095 or visit roxburyartsgroup.org/2017/03/04/october-26-27-haunted-house/
BENEFIT DINNER – 5:30 p.m. Eric D. Dettenreider memorial fund invites community to Allstar Benefit Dinner & Silent Auction to benefit adaptive sports programs for individuals with disabilities. Elk’s Club, 84 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 802-399-4366 or visit www.eddfund.org/all-star-benefit.html
BUMP IN THE NIGHT – 5:30 p.m. Tour historic village in lantern light. Visit sites with tales of ghostly happenings, see performance of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Tell Tale Heart.” Hour long tour departing every half hour to 8 p.m. Children must be accompanied by adult, small children recommended for early tours. Cost, $15/non-member. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/ghost-tours
GHOST TOURS – 6 p.m. Visit all spooky places in mansion when ghostly phenomena have been reported in last 150 years. Tours leave every half hour to 7:30. Cost, $20/person, reservations required. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Road, Cooperstown. 607-547-5098 ext.6 or visit hydehall.org
FILM SCREENING – 6:30 & 9 p.m. Showing “Slender Man.” Cost, $3. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2589380
HAUNTED OPERA – 7 – 9 p.m. Test your bravery this haunted season with a visit the witches den, funeral parlor, erie couryard, more, if you can survive what lurks between these rooms. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Earlville Opera House, 18 E. Main St., Earlville. 315-691-3550 or visit www.earlvilleoperahouse.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/Content.Display/Page/Home.cfm
COFFEE HOUSE –7 – 9 p.m. Music in range of genres by amateur local performers; light refreshments; all welcome. Schuyler Lake United Methodist Church. Church Rd., Schuyler Lake. Call 315-858-2575 or visit www.facebook.com/littlewhitechurch/
GUITAR CONCERT – 7:30 p.m.Headline concert of Classical Guitar Fall Festival features The Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo performing de Falla, Rossini, Moravec, more. Fine Arts Building, SUNY Oneonta. 607-865-8775 or visit cgsuny.org
CONCERT SERIES – 7:30 p.m. Open 49th Cooperstown Concert series featuring Molly Tuttle, performing distinctly original works. Ballroom, Village Hall, Cooperstown. 607-547-1812 or visit cooperstownconcertseries.org/molly-tuttle-saturday-october-27/

 

Sunday,

October 28
MALLOWEEN – Noon – 3 p.m. Kids trick-or-treating with Costume contest beginning 1 p.m. Southside Mall, Oneonta. 607-432-4401 or visit www.facebook.com/southsidemall/
COOP LOOP RACE – 1 – 3 p.m. 5K & 10K race of moderate difficulty through scenic Cooperstown. Includes costume contests. Cost, $25/adult for 10L race. Begins & Ends at Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 607-547-2800, ext. 111 or visit www.facebook.com/clarksportscenter
FILM SCREENING – 1, 6:30 & 9 p.m. Showing “Slender Man.” Cost, $3. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2589382
GARDEN HACKS – 1 – 2 p.m. Learn tried and tested gardening tips. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/programs/%5Bfield_program_type-raw%5D/garden_hacks
DROP OFF – 1 – 6 p.m. Local artists bring carved pumpkins to enter the Pumpkin Glow in the evening. Cooperstown Art Association. 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com
AWARD RECEPTION – 2 p.m. Greater Oneonta Historical Society presents 2018 Albert E. Morris Award to Bob Brzozowski. Celebrate his years of hard work at reception, enjoy refreshments, more. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org/index.htm
MUSIC – 3 – 5 p.m. Close 2018 season with performance by Jake Fleming Trio performing Jazz numbers with insights on creative process, technique between songs. End of performance Q&A. West Kortright Center, 49 West Kortright Church Road, East Meredith. 607-278-5454 or visit westkc.org/event/blake-fleming-trio/
TASTE OF FOOTHILLS – 5:30 p.m. Enjoy dinner from local vendors followed by show featuring ‘extraordanist’ Craig Karges. Cost, $20/person. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit www.eventbrite.com/e/experience-the-extraordinary-w-craig-karges-foothills-annual-fundraiser-tickets-48071305569
PUMPKIN GLOW – 6 – 7 p.m. Jack O’ Lantern festival featuring carved pumpkins by local artists. Cooperstown Art Association. 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com
GHOST TOURS – 6 p.m. Visit all spooky places in mansion when ghostly phenomena have been reported in last 150 years. Tours leave every half hour to 7:30. Cost, $20/person, reservations required. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Road, Cooperstown. 607-547-5098 ext.6 or visit hydehall.org

 

Monday,

October 29
SIT N’ KNIT – 1 – 2 p.m. Work on knitting or hand stitching project. Richfield Springs Public Library, 102 Main St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-0230 or visit www.facebook.com/Richfield-Springs-Public-Library-1068210423236404/
FIGURE DRAWING – 6:30 – 9 p.m. Non-instructional drawing with live model. Poses chosen by consensus. Cost $12/class. The Carriage House Art Studio, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-435-8718 or visit www.canoneonta.org/event/figure-drawing-open-studio/?instance_id=1012
NICOTINE ANONYMOUS – 7 p.m. Meetings for those who desire to live free of nicotine. Front Meeting Room, St. James Episcopal Church, 305 Main St., Oneonta. 845-332-7803 or visit nicotineanonymous.org

 

Tuesday,

October 30
PRESCHOOL TUESDAY – 10 – 11:30 a.m. Bring your preschool for morning of exploration featuring Storytime in the Schoolhouse, Farm Animal Encounters, fun in Childrens Sensory Garden, more. Free with Museum admission. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/programs/%5Bfield_program_type-raw%5D/preschool_tuesdays
KNITTING GROUP – 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
TINKERING TUESDAY – 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. Design, print a custom object. Item TBA. Material fee applies. Registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/
HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL – 5 – 6 p.m. Celebrate season with treats, activities. Hunt College Union, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2514.
PUMPKIN GLOW – 6 p.m. Illuminate park with carved pumpkin lit with glowsticks or flameless candle. Includes apple cider, doughnuts, prizes for best carving. Free, open to public. Huntington Park, Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/
Halloween in the Halls – 6 – 8 p.m. Student volunteers guide trick-or-treaters and adult guardians on trick-or-treat routes through residence halls. SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2514.

 

Wednesday,

October 31
HALLOWEEN
DAIRY DISCUSSION – 12:30 – 3 p.m. Small, midsized dairy farms learn tools to manage change. Including analyze operating efficiencies, planning for growth, positioning for successful transfer, planning layout of future structures, more with Cornell Cooperative Extension. Quality Inn, 5206 St. Hwy. 23, Oneonta. 607-547-2536 or visit cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2018/10/31/blueprint-for-change-navigating-dairy-decision
DISCUSSION GROUP – 3 – 5 p.m. Discuss current events. Cooperstown Village Library. Call 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
CELEBRATION – 3:30 p.m. Free admission for kids, parent in costume to trick-or-treat through hall of fame plaque gallery featuring candy, hall of fame trivia. Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/events/Halloween-Celebration-18?date=0
HAUNTED PIZZERIA – 5 – 9 p.m. Fun night out features live characters, pizza & batwing specials, more. New York Pizzeria, 75 Chestnut St., Cooperstown. 607-547-2930.
PARADE – 5 p.m. Showcase your Halloween best with Cooperstown Central School band leading the way. Followed by cider and treats at Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce, then trick-or-treating at around Cooperstown. Start at Cooper Park, Cooperstown. 607-547-9983 or visit cooperstownchamber.org/halloween-2/
TRUNK OR TREAT – 6 – 8 p.m. Bring the kids to trick or treat out of decorated trunks. Sharon Springs Chamber of Commerce. 518-860-5513 or visit sharonspringschamber.com
CHESS MEETING – 6 – 11 p.m. Weekly meeting welcomes players of all levels. No fees. Cafeteria, College Union, SUNY Oneonta. Call Dom at 607-484-7240.
TRICK-OR-TREAT – 3 – 6 p.m. Kids trick-or-treat at participating businesses. Main St., Oneonta.
PARADE – 7 p.m. Celebrate Halloween. Costumes encouraged, includes Oneonta High School Bands. Line-up at 6:15. Main St., Oneonta.