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  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

WALKING PROGRAM – 6:30-7:30 a.m. Free and open to all district residents while school is in session. Sign up in the Superintendents office during regular school business hours. Cooperstown Central School, 39 Linden Ave, Cooperstown. Info, www.cooperstowncs.org/get-in-shape-by-walking-hallways-at-ccs/

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

 

Tuesday,
March 28
3-D DESIGN WORKSHOP – 10:30 a.m.-Noon. Come tinker with your designs for 3D printing. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/calendar/
KNITTING GROUP – 1:30-3:30 p.m. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown, www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar
NARCAN TRAINING – 3-4 p.m. Learn how to administer NARCAN to someone in need with Project Safe Point. Friends of Recovery of Delaware and Otsego, 22 Elm St., Oneonta. Info, www.friendsofrecoverydo.org/events or call (607)267-4435 or email kyle@friendsofrecoverydo.org
3-D DESIGN WORKSHOP – 3:30-5 p.m. Come tinker with your designs for 3D printing. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/calendar/

 

Wednesday,
March 29
CHILDREN’S STORY HOUR – 10:30-11:30 a.m. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar
DISCUSSION GROUP – 3-5 p.m. Discussion of current events. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar
MINECRAFT – 3:30-5:30 p.m. Open hours, no registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/youth-programs/
INFORMATION SESSION – 5-7 p.m. For individuals with developmental disabilities and their families looking to have more choice in their support and services, Cynthia Spann and Vanessa Smith present about Self-Direction. The Arc Otsego, 35 Academy St., Oneonta. Info/register, Marty Kuhn, (607)267-3210 or email kuhnm@arcotsego.org or visit www.facebook.com/arcotsego/
FILM SERIES – 5:45 p.m. “Citizenfour.” Includes a vegetarian meal and childcare. No charge. RSVP requested. Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, uuso@uuso.org, (607)432-3491 or visit uuso.org
PARENTING WORKSHOP – 6-8 p.m. 2 day workshop for single parents, caregivers, co-parenters, and the children in their lives. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Register, Family Service Association, (607) 432-2870.
FCAHS MEETING – 7 p.m. Monthly meeting of the Fly Creek Area Historical Society follwed by a presentation “Healthier Living with Essential Oils” by Ramona Udovich and Dawn Helmstrom. Fly Creek United Methodist Church, 811 Co. Rd. 26, Fly Creek. Info, Melanie Boyer (607)547-2555 ext. 250
RED DRAGON READING SERIES – 8 p.m. Marc Kelly Smith, the founder of the Poetry Slam. Free, all welcome. Info, (607) 436-3446.

 

Thursday,
March 30
PARENTING WORKSHOP – 10 a.m.-noon. Two-day workshop for single parents, caregivers, co-parenters, and the children in their lives. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Register, Family Service Association, (607) 432-2870.
PICKLEBALL – Noon-2 p.m. Come learn the sport. Gym floor, Clark Sports Center, 124 Cty. Hwy. 52, Cooperstown. Info, www.clarksportscenter.com
MINECRAFT – 3:30-5:30 p.m. Open hours, no registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/youth-programs/
SPAGHETTI FUNDRAISER – 5-8 p.m. Enjoy a spaghetti dinner to support the local Calcio United Soccer club based out of Fortin Park, Oneonta. 6th Ward Athletic Club, West Broadway, Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/calciounitedsoccerclub/
LIFE SKILLS WORKSHOP – 5-7 p.m. Learn to manage your time and money with the Friends of Recovery of Delaware and Otsego Counties. Limited space, registration required. The Turning Point, 22 Elm St, Oneonta. Info, www.friendsofrecoverydo.org/events

ORAL HISTORIES – 6:30 p.m. Cooperstown Graduate Program students Emily Pfeil and Kate Webber demonstrates the discussion of oral histories with residents of senior communities. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, Karen Cadwalader, LCSW @ (607)547-0600

OPEN MIC – 7-9 p.m. Share your travel stories whether they be close to home or far and wide. The Roots Brewing Company, 175 Main St., Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/TheGreenToadBookstore/

 

Friday
March 31,
Last day to suggest a clean-up project for Gilbertsville-Mt. Upton students. Info, call Pastor Mark 783-2867
FAMILY NIGHT – 6:45-8:30 p.m. Splash around with hoops in the large pool. Admission, Free, members, $5 public, $18 family. Oneonta YMCA, 20-26 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, www.oneontaymca.org
THEATER – 8 p.m. “Driving Miss Daisiy,” by Alfred Uhry. Presented by Stuff of Dreams Productions. Foothills Performing Arts Production Center, 24 Market St., Oneonta. Tickets, (607)432-5407 or at the Green Toad Bookstore.

 

Saturday,
April 1
SOIL HEALTH MEETING – Last chance to RSVP for the presentation on 4/5. Info, call (607)547-8337 ext. 4 or email weaverb@otsegosoilandwater.com
Last day to order and pay for trees for planting from the Otsego County Soil & Water Conservation District Tree Program. Info, (607)547-8337 ext. 4 or visit www.otsegosoilandwater.com
MUSEUM OPENING – The Fenimore Art Museum opens for the season. www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
PANCAKES – 8 a.m.-Noon. Enjoy pancakes, sausage, juice and real maple syrup for breakfast. Cost, $8 adult, $5 children, free to children 2 and under. Oneonta Community Christian School Cafeteria, 158 River St., Oneonta. Info, www.occseagles.org or call (607)432-0383
PANCAKE BREAKFAST – 8 a.m.-Noon. Open to the public. Includes choice of blueberry, chocolate chip, or buttermilk pancakes. Also sausage and applesauce. Cost $8, free to children under 5. Vets Club, 60 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, (607)547-8282
BOTTLE DRIVE – 9 a.m. Cooperstown residents should place their clean, returnable bottles & cans on the curb or visible from the street. Support Cooperstown Boy Scout Troop 1254. Info, call Bruce @ 267-6730
ONEONTA FARMERS MARKET – 9 a.m. 2 Dietz St., Oneonta. Info, www.oneontafarmersmarket.org
COOPERSTOWN FARMERS MARKET – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 101 Main St., in Pioneer Alley, Cooperstown. Info, www.otsego2000.org/cooperstown-farmers-market-and-agriculture/
PRUNING WORKSHOP – 10 a.m. Learn about pruning large and small trees from specialist Laura McDermott. Dress appropriately, bring your own tools preferred. Registration required. Middlefield Orchards, 2274 St. Hwy. 166, Middlefield. Info, (518) 234-4303, 296-8310, cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2017/04/01/pruning-workshop-large-small-fruit-trees
MONSTER BENCH PRESS COMPETITION – 10 a.m. Watch men and women bench as much weight as they can. Classes include shirted/non-shirted. Entrance fee starts $25. Info, www.clarksportscenter.com/events/monster-bench/ or call Doug McCoy (607)547-2800
HOT MEAL PROGRAM – 11 a.m.-1 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, www.firstumc-oneonta.org
EMPTY BOWLS – Noon-2 p.m. Serving homemade soup in your choice of bowl crafted and donated by local potters. Cost, $15 to benefit the local food pantry. Christ Church Parish Hall on Fair Street, Cooperstown. Info, cooperstownchamber.org/calendar-of-events/#!event/2017/4/1/empty-bowls. To volunteer or donate call (607)547-2627
DRAWING WORKSHOP – 1-4 p.m. Begin your “Journey into Drawing” with Friend of Recovery of Delaware and Otsego counties. Materials are free. All skill levels welcome. Registration preferred. The Turning Point, 22 Elm St., Oneonta. Info, www.friendsofrecoverydo.org/events
SELF AWARENESS WORKSHOP – 1:30 p.m. 3 hour interactive workshop for anyone in any kind of transition. Gain the tools for self-empowerment through guided portrait making. The Green Earth, 4 Market St., Oneonta. Info, www.greenearthoneonta.com
WRITERS GROUP – 1:30 p.m. Poet, speed writer, novelist, or short story writer. Come practice your writing in the format of NaNoWriMo at your pace. Share if you want. Led by Jen Donohue. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/hml-writers-group/
POETRY – 2-4 p.m. Kick off National Poetry Month with a reading by Poet Dr. Craig Ciaran Lennon from his publication “My Beautiful Ruins.” The Green Toad Bookstore, 198 Main St., Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/TheGreenToadBookstore/
BROOKS BBQ DINNER – 4-6:30 p.m. Rib dinner $13, Chicken dinner $10, Childrens chicken dinner $7. Church of Christ Uniting, 22 Church St., Richfield Springs. Info, Teena Shypski (315)858-0126
FOR-DO BOOK CLUB – 4-7 p.m. 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
SOUTH AFRICAN BANQUET – 6-9 p.m. The Mali Education project presents a South African benefit bazaar, dinner and documentary fill titled “Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai,” about the founder of the Green belt Movement in Kenya and winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize. Tickets, $15 adults, $10 children over 5. Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford Ave, Oneonta. Reservation, call (607)434-3303 or email cswolfgould@gmail.com. Info, uuso.org
TOURNAMENT – 6 p.m. Enjoy a game of tournament to support the Susquehanna Animal Shelter. $40 donation to enter. Trophies and cash prizes available. New York Pizzeria, 75 Chestnut St., Cooperstown. Info, susquehannaanimalshelter.org/category/events/
JAZZ CONCERT – 7 p.m. The Bainbridge-Guilford Blues Jazz Band hold a joint concert with The Fabulous Moonlighters. Bainbridge Town Hall Theater, 15 North Main St., Bainbridge. Info, call (607)288-3882
HAWKEYE REVUE – 7 p.m. CCS Students and guest faculty members perform musical numbers. This years theme is “Songs from Shows We Won’t Do.” Each performance will be accompanied by a large student orchestra with a few professionals. Open to the public. Suggested donation, $10 adult, $5 children. Cooperstown High School Auditorium. Info, www.cooperstowncs.org/hawkeye-revue-returns-to-cooperstown-csd-on-april-1-and-april-2/
ROCK MUSIC – 8 p.m. Apollo Music Club showcases popular rock musical hits from Hair, Mamma Mia!, Hairspray, Rent, Rocky Horror Motion Picture Show, and more. Goodrich Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Info, oneonta.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp or call (607)436-3730
THEATER – 8 p.m. “Driving Miss Daisiy,” by Alfred Uhry. Presented by Stuff of Dreams Productions. Foothills Performing Arts Production Center, 24 Market St., Oneonta. Tickets, (607)432-5407 or at the Green Toad Bookstore.

 

Sunday,
April 2
PANKCAKE BREAKFAST – 8 a.m. til the food runs out. All you can eat breakfast with sausage, eggs, applesauce, biscuits, gravy, fried potatoes, grits, and beverages. Cost, $8 Adults, $5 children. Old Grange Building, Cemetery Rd., Fly Creek. Info, Melanie Boyer (607)547-2555 ext. 250
VIOLIN RECITAL – 1 p.m. Performance by Imad Rajib Altaha with free will offering to benefit the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees. Mr. Altaha received his Bachelor of Music Arts from Bagdad Univeristy in 1994 and has played the violin for 30 years. Inlcudes light refreshments, open to the public. First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. Info, call 547-8401
AUTISM AWARENESS DAY – 1-4 p.m. Learn about autism in our area, what services are available to affected individuals, and what you can do to support them. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Info, www.familyrn.org/news_events/event_calendar.html/event/2017/04/02/autism-awareness-day/153305
5K RACE & HEALTH FAIR – 1 p.m. Students Against Destructive Decisions holds Safety walk/run and health fair. Includes face painting, games, etc. Race begins on East St., Oneonta. Info, www.clarksportscenter.com/events/SADD-race/
HAWKEYE REVUE – 2 p.m. CCS Students and guest faculty members perform musical numbers. This years theme is “Songs from Shows We Won’t Do.” Each performance will be accompanied by a large student orchestra with a few professionals. Open to the public. Suggested donation, $10 adult, $5 children. Cooperstown High School Auditorium. Info, www.cooperstowncs.org/hawkeye-revue-returns-to-cooperstown-csd-on-april-1-and-april-2/

THEATER – 2 p.m. “Driving Miss Daisiy,” by Alfred Uhry. Presented by Stuff of Dreams Productions. Foothills Performing Arts Production Center, 24 Market St., Oneonta. Tickets, (607)432-5407 or at the Green Toad Bookstore.
OPENING RECEPTION – 3-5 p.m. Cherry Valley Artist Richard Saba and Poet Mary Ashwood kick off the 2017 exhibit season and national poetry month. Includes discussion of the artwork, readings by Ms. Ashwood, and refreshment. Bright Hill Literary center, 94 Church St., Treadwell. Info, www.brighthillpress.org
EPICUREAN TASTING – 3-6 p.m. 18th Annual Epicurean Food & Wine Tasting, benefiting Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care. Wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, food tasting and auction. The Otesaga, 60 Lake St., Cooperstown. Info, (607) 432-6773, reservations online at foodandwinetickets.com

 

Monday
April 3,
SILENT WITNESS PROJECT – All Day. Life sized silhouettes will show the story of men, women, and children who have been impacted by domestic and dating violence to commemorate National Crimes Victims Week. Dewar Union, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Info, www.ofoinc.org
EMPTY PLACE EXHIBIT RECEPTION – 5:30-7 p.m. Opening reception of “Empty Place at the Table” exhibit for national Crime Victims Awareness Week. Fine Arts Building, SUNY Oneonta. Info, www.ofoinc.org

 

Tuesday,
April 4
SILENT WITNESS PROJECT – All Day. Life sized silhouettes will show the story of men, women, and children who have been impacted by domestic and dating violence to commemorate National Crimes Victims Week. Hunt Union, SUNY Oneonta. Info, www.ofoinc.org
ADDICTION WORKSHOP – 10:30-11:30 a.m. Study “The Heart of Addiction” with Pastor Jack Klosheim. Bring your own book and workbook. Friends of Recovery of Delaware and Otsego County, 22 Elm St., Oneonta. Info, call (607)267-4435 or email kyle@friendsofrecoverydo.org or visit www.friendsofrecoverydo.org/events
JOB FAIR – 1-4 p.m. Come see what jobs are available in the area and listen to employers give a 10 minute presentation about their business and the opportunities you could have. Holiday Inn, 5206 NY-23, Oneonta. Info, otsegocc.com/events/#id=228&cid=673&wid=301
KNITTING GROUP – 1:30-3:30 p.m. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown, www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar
HEALTHCARE LECTURE – 6-7:30 p.m. Dr. William Streck, former president and CEO of Bassett, presents “Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act? What Social and Economic Impacts for New York?” Q&A session to follow. Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center, SUNY Oneonta. Info, Gina Keel Gina.Keel@oneonta.edu
ROUNDTABLE – 6:30 p.m. History presentation on “Joseph Brant’s 1780 Attack on Canajohary” by Wayne Lenig. Van Alstyne Homestead, 42 Moyer St. Canajoharie. Info, arrthudsonmowhawkvalleys@gmail.com or call (518)774-5669

 

Wednesday,
April 5
SILENT WITNESS PROJECT – All Day. Life sized silhouettes will show the story of men, women, and children who have been impacted by domestic and dating violence to commemorate National Crimes Victims Week. Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. Info, www.ofoinc.org
SOIL HEALTH MEETING – 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Presenters will discuss cover crops, quality grazing to improve soil productivity, the transition from conventional tillage to limited or no till, and mobile soil lab demonstrations. A must attend for land owners, crop farmers, livestock owners, and any with an interest in improving the soil for the future. Includes lunch. Otsego County Meadows Complex, 140 Co. Hwy. 33W, Cooperstown. RSVP by 4/1 (607)547-8337 ext. 4 or email weaverb@otsegosoilandwater.com
CHILDREN’S STORY HOUR – 10:30-11:30 a.m. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St.., Cooperstown. Info, www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar
ART DISCUSSION – 12:30-2:30 p.m. Join director of exhibitions Chris Rossi for this weeks Food for Thought discussion “50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons. Maurice Sendak: The Memorial Exhibition.” Registration required. Cost, $25 members, $30 non-members. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Info, www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/lectures or call (607) 547-1461
CAREER FAIR – 1-4 p.m. Holiday Inn Oneonta, 5206 NY-23, Oneonta. Info, otsegocc.com
DISCUSSION GROUP – 3-5 p.m. Discussion of current events. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar
MINECRAFT – 3:30-5:30 p.m. Open hours, no registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/youth-programs/
GUITAR BASICS – 5-7 p.m. Learn to play guitar with John Arlet. Must have your own guitar. Space is limited. Friends of Recovery of Delaware and Otsego, 22 Elm St., Oneonta. Info/reservation, (607)267-4435 or visit www.friendsofrecoverydo.org/events
PASTA DINNER – 5-7:30 p.m. All you can eat dinner to support area Catholic charities. Ticket, $10 adult, $5 children, free for children 5 and under. May be purchased any of the charities in Cobleskill, Oneonta, and Sidney. Holiday Inn, 5206 NY-23, Oneonta. Info, charitiesccdos.org
YARN CLUB – 6:30-7:45 p.m. For knitters and crocheters of all skill levels and ages. Come learn a new skills and work on your current projects. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/calendar/
LIONS CLUB MEETING – 6:30 p.m. Tunnicliff Inn, 34 Pioneer st., Cooperstown. Info, www.facebook.com/CooperstownLionsClub/

POETRY READING – 7 p.m. Reading by Jamaican poet Ishion Hutchinson. Author of 2 collections, “Far District” and “House of Lords and Commons.” Martha Daniel will open the event by reading her poem “On the Table.” Celebration roo, Shineman Chapel Hall, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Info, email David Lubell at lubelld@hartwick.edu

 

Thursday,
April 6
SILENT WITNESS PROJECT – All Day. Life sized silhouettes will show the story of men, women, and children who have been impacted by domestic and dating violence to commemorate National Crimes Victims Week. Muller Plaza, Oneonta. Info, www.ofoinc.org
MINECRAFT – 3:30-5:30 p.m. Open hours, no registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/youth-programs/
OPEN HOUSE – 5-7 p.m. The Otsego Area Occupational Center open house includes display’s games, open enrollment for adult education classes, child fingerprinting, and demonstrations from the CTE programs. Otsego Nothern Catskills BOCES, 1914 Co. Hwy. 35, Milford. Info, www.facebook.com/ONCBOCES/
LIFE SKILLS WORKSHOP – 5-7 p.m. 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
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS –  6-8 p.m. Come meet young professionals from the Otsego area in this networking event. J&D’s Wagon Wheel, Main St., Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/YoungProfessionalsNetworkYPN/
ORAL HISTORY – 7 p.m. The Cooperstown Graduate Program hosts “The Oral Histories of Women’s Rights.” they will share stories from their archives and discuss how women’s roles in society have changed over time in Otsego County. Cooperstown Fire Hall. Info, Kate Webber webbkj79@oneonta.edu or call (607)547-2586
ALDEN SCHOLAR SERIES – 7 p.m. “Rethinking Clutter: An Anthropological Take on the Stuff that’s Hard to Let Go” presented by Dr. Sallie Han. Free reception to follow. Alden Room, Milne Library, SUNY Oneonta. Info, E.K Lee, (607)436-2159
MUSICAL – 7 p.m. Bring the family out for this presentation of Disney’s “High School Musical.” Bring school supplies to donate and half the proceeds of the show go to the Family Service Association “Back to School” drive. Oneonta High School Auditorium, 31 Center Street, Oneonta. Info, www.oneontacsd.org

FIREFIGHTERS SEMINAR – 7 p.m. The NYS Association of Fire Chiefs presents this Seminar for local firefighters “The Active Shooter and the Fire/Rescue Service” presented by Lieutenant Gary Benedict (FDNY EMS) and Detective David Norman (NYPD Emergency Service Unit). Worcester Fire Department, 36 Church St., Worcester. Info, www.nysfirechiefs.com/calendar_list.asp

 

Friday,
April 7
SILENT WITNESS PROJECT – All Day. Life sized silhouettes will show the story of men, women, and children who have been impacted by domestic and dating violence to commemorate National Crimes Victims Week. Southside Mall, Oneonta. Info, www.ofoinc.org
AUTISM CONFERENCE – 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. “Autism and Challenging Behaviors: Teaching Coping and Self Management Skills” featuring Dr. Daniel Mruzek and Dr. Bobby Newman. Registration required. Holiday Inn, 5206 State Hwy 23, Oneonta. Info, www.familyrn.org/news_events/event_calendar.html/event/2017/04/07/autism-and-challenging-behaviors/144422

BLOOD DRIVE – 12:30-6:30 p.m. Walk-ins welcome. Bassett Hall Auditorium, intersection of Beaver and Pioneer Streets, Cooperstown. Appointments, RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-733-2767 or call the Clinical Lab office (607)547-3701
AFTER SCHOOL ART – 3:15 -5 p.m. Paint a jungle like Henry Rousseau using acrylic paint, paper, and collage elements. Cost, $15 members, $20 non-members. Upstairs classroom at the Cooperstown Art Association. Reservations, (607)547-9777. Info, www.cooperstownart.com/for-kids.html
ART EXHIBIT RECEPTION – 5-8 p.m. Exhibits “Within The Happy Crowd,” by Kate Shannon and “Icelandic Images,” by Bret Delanoy opens at the Community Arts Network of Oneonta. Includes music by Wendy Slicer. Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, www.canoneonta.org/calendar/
OPEN MIC – 5-9 p.m. Musicians, poets, comedians and others share their craft for up to 30 minutes. Club Odyssey, 22 Elm St., Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/ClubOdysseyOneonta/
SPRING RECEPTION – 5:30-7 p.m. Grand reopening for museum members with opportunity to view the 2017 exhibits. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Info, www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/spring_reception
CCS FASHION SHOW – 7 p.m. Cooperstown High School Auditorium. Info, Kristin Karasek kkarasek@ccsmail.org
CONTRADANCE – 7:30-10:30 p.m. Come to a group dance to welcome spring. Features music by Tom Wadsworth, guitarist, and ed Lowman, on the bass, guitar, and mandolin. Arrive by 7:15 p.m. for an into to the basic steps. Donation, $8 adult, $4 children. Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St, Cooperstown. Info, https://www.facebook.com/OtsegoDanceSociety/
MUSICAL – 7 p.m. Bring the family out for this presentation of Disney’s “High School Musical.” Bring school supplies to donate and half the proceeds of the show go to the Family Service Association “Back to School” drive. Oneonta High School Auditorium, 31 Center Street, Oneonta. Info, www.oneontacsd.org

THEATER – 8 p.m. “Driving Miss Daisy,” by Alfred Uhry. Presented by Stuff of Dreams Productions. Foothills Performing Arts Production Center, 24 Market St., Oneonta. Tickets, (607)432-5407 or at the Green Toad Bookstore.

 

Saturday,
April 8
SPRING CLEANING – 8-11 a.m. OCCA will be picking up litter along state route 80. Take a brisk walk and help the county environment. safety gear will be provided. Meet at Mohican Farm, St. Rt. 80 and Co. Rd. 27, Cooperstown. Info, occainfo.org/calendar/spring-cleaning-highway-style-2/ or call (607) 547-4488
HOME FIRE PREVENTION CAMPAIGN – 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Volunteer with the local Red Cross to install free smoke alarms, complete fire safety checklists, and create personalized fire escape plans with local families. Sign up @ www.redcross.org/news/event/local/new-york/eastern-new-york/Home-Fire-Campaign-Event—Oneonta or call (315)733-4666
ONEONTA FARMERS MARKET – 9 a.m. 2 Dietz St., Oneonta. Info, www.oneontafarmersmarket.org
CONSERVATION WORKSHOP – 9:30-11:30 a.m. “Invasive Species: Early Detection and Response.” Free, registration required. Cornell Cooperative Extension, 123 Lake St., Cooperstown. Info, (518)234-4303 or email schoharie@cornell.edu or visit cceschoharie-otsego.org
COOPERSTOWN FARMERS MARKET – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 101 Main St., in Pioneer Alley, Cooperstown. Info, www.otsego2000.org/cooperstown-farmers-market-and-agriculture/
CPR/AED COURSE – 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Red Cross Professional Rescuer first aid course. Members $60, Public $70. Oneonta YMCA, 20-26 Ford Ave., Oneonta. www.oneontaymca.org
DRAWING WORKSHOP – 1-4 p.m. Begin your “Journey into Drawing” with Friends of Recovery of Delaware and Otsego counties. Materials free. All skill levels welcome. Registration preferred. The Turning Point, 22 Elm St., Oneonta. Info, www.friendsofrecoverydo.org/events
LEGO – 1-2:30 p.m. Create something special with your family and the expanded Lego set and meet someone special. Cooperstown Village Library. Info, www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar
WRITERS GROUP – 1:30 p.m. Poet, speed writer, novelist, or short story writer. Come practice your writing in the format of NaNoWriMo at your pace. Share if you want. Led by Jen Donohue. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/hml-writers-group/
PRIVACY WORKSHOP – 4-5 p.m. Learn to maintain your cyber-privacy with the Tri-County Women’s Coalition and the Oneonta Resistors. Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, uuso.org
FOR-DO BOOK CLUB – 4-7 p.m. 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
MUSICAL – 7 p.m. Bring the family out for this presentation of Disney’s “High School Musical.” Bring school supplies to donate and half the proceeds of the show go to the Family Service Association “Back to School” drive. Oneonta High School Auditorium, 31 Center Street, Oneonta. Info, www.oneontacsd.org

THEATER – 8 p.m. “Driving Miss Daisy,” by Alfred Uhry. Presented by Stuff of Dreams Productions. Foothills Performing Arts Production Center, 24 Market St., Oneonta. Tickets, (607)432-5407 or at the Green Toad Bookstore.

 

Sunday,
April 9
SOUP! – 11 a.m.-2 p.m., “Second Sunday Soup,” serving homemade hot soup every 2nd Sunday of month. Takeout available. All welcome, donations appreciated. At The Little White Church, Schuyler Lake.
BOWL-A-THON – 1-4 p.m. Includes 3 games, shoes, 50/50 raffle, door prizes, and more. Individuals and teams of 4 welcome. Come support the developmentally disabled of Otsego County. Holiday Lanes Recreation Center, 5198 NY-23 #1, Oneonta. Info, arcotsego.org
THEATER – 2 p.m. “Driving Miss Daisy,” by Alfred Uhry. Presented by Stuff of Dreams Productions. Foothills Performing Arts Production Center, 24 Market St., Oneonta. Tickets, (607)432-5407 or at the Green Toad Bookstore.

TEA WITH ELSA – 3 p.m. Bring the children for a royal tea with the Queen. Princess dresses are encouraged. Includes tea, scones, and pastries in a beautiful dining room. There will be photo opportunities with Elsa. Reservation required. Cost, $15.95 per person. The Otsega. Info, www.otesaga.com/events/glimmerglass-high-tea.aspx?categoryimagno=1 or call 607-544-2524

LIBRARY LECTURE – 3 p.m. “Fly Creek’s Fossil-Hunter and The Art of Commercial Paleontology” with Doug Miller. Village meeting room, Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar
WOMEN’S LIBERATION FILM SERIES – 7 p.m. Film focuses on the Presidential campaign of Shirley Chisholm in 1972. Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage. First Baptist Church, 21 Elm St., Cooperstown. Info, 547-9371
SUNY THEATER – 8 p.m. Theater department production of “Peter and the Starcatcher.” Goodrich Theater, Fine Arts Bldg., 108 Ravine Pkwy.., Oneonta. Info, oneonta.edu/academics/theatre/

 

Monday,
April 10
OPEN PLAY – 3:30-7:30 p.m. Work on your 3-D Print designs. NY Room, Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/calendar/
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,
April 11
3-D DESIGN WORKSHOP – 10:30 a.m.-Noon. Come tinker with your designs for 3D printing. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/calendar/
FCAHS LUNCHEON – 11:30 a.m. Fly Creek Area Historical Society Luncheon, Location to be announced Info, fcahs.org
KNITTING GROUP – 1:30-3:30 p.m. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown, www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar
3-D PRINTING – 6:30 p.m. Create an Easter Egg or an Easter basket using online platform Tinkercard. Participants will have the option to print their designs. Fee not more than $5, based on weight. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/calendar/
TAKE BACK THE NIGHT – 6:30- p.m. March begins at Milne Library, SUNY Oneonta and ends at Mulley Plaza, Downtown Oneonta. Info, www.ofoinc.org

 

Wednesday,
April 12
CHILDREN’S STORY HOUR – 10:30-11:30 a.m. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St.., Cooperstown. Info, http://www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar
DISCUSSION GROUP – 3-5 p.m. Discussion of current events. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, http://www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar
MINECRAFT – 3:30-5:30 p.m. Open hours, no registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, http://hmloneonta.org/youth-programs/
LOCAL GOVERNMENT WORKSHOP – 5-7 p.m. First Session topic “Hot Button Land Uses.” Learn the statues and case law surrounding the regulation of land uses. Space limited, registration encouraged. EMS Training rooms, County Meadows Office Complex, Co. Hwy. 33W., Cooperstown. Register, www.otsegoworkshop.eventbrite.com or call (607)547-4225 during business hours.
GUITAR BASICS – 5-7 p.m. Learn to play guitar with John Arlet. Must have your own guitar. Space is limited. Friends of Recovery of Delaware and Otsego, 22 Elm St., Oneonta. Info/reservation, (607)267-4435 or visit http://www.friendsofrecoverydo.org/events
YURI’S NIGHT – 6 p.m. Celebrate the historic flight of Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space. Features space-focused interactive exhibits, and a presentation “The Human Place in space.” A.J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. Info, https://www.facebook.com/AJReadSDC/ or email Doug Reilly reillydg@oneonta.edu
MEMORIAL LECTURE – 7 p.m. NYS Sen. James Seward delivers the Leslie G Rude Memorial Lecture titled “Politics, Protests, and PR: Public Service in the Age of Fake News, Alt-Left vs. Alt-Right, and Twitter wars.” Free and open to the public. Anderson Center for the Arts Theater, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Info, http://www.hartwick.edu/academics/annual-celebrations-lectures/leslie-g-rude-lecture/ or Alicia Fish @ (607)431-4021 or email fisha@hartwick.edu
LOCAL GOVERNMENT WORKSHOP – 7:15-8:30 p.m. Second Session topic “Surviving A Solar Project Review.” Presented by Attorney Willam Buchan, whose firm assisted Otsego County withtheir power purchase agreement. Space limited, registration encouraged. EMS Training rooms, County Meadows Office Complex, Co. Hwy. 33W., Cooperstown. Register, www.otsegoworkshop.eventbrite.com or call (607)547-4225 during business hours.

 

Thursday,
April 13
LA LECHE NURSERY – 10 a.m. Where mothers can breast feed their children among like minded mothers. Downstairs Nursery, First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, (607)638-9058 or visit http://www.llli.org/groups/@llli*group*otsego.county
MINECRAFT – 3:30-5:30 p.m. Open hours, no registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, http://hmloneonta.org/youth-programs/
ART RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. Opening of the “Off Your Walls” exhibit by Lisa Rodewald. Cooperstown Art Associeation. Info, http://www.cooperstownart.com/
LIFE SKILLS WORKSHOP – 5-7 p.m. Learn to manage your time and money with the Friends of Recovery of Delaware and Otsego Counties. Limited space, registration required. The Turning Point, 22 Elm St, Oneonta. Info, http://www.friendsofrecoverydo.org/events
LA LECHE NURSERY – 5 p.m. Where mothers can breast feed their children among like minded mothers. Church of Christ, 52 Linden Ave., Cooperstown. Info, (607)638-9058 or visit http://www.llli.org/groups/@llli*group*otsego.county
CANVAS & CORKS – 6 p.m. Paint and sip a beverage with artist Susan Jones Kenyon. Cost $75. The Otesaga, 60 Lake St., Cooperstown. Info, http://www.otesaga.com/events
TOASTMASTERS – 6:15-7:30 p.m. Come practice your public speaking in a supportive environment. The Green Earth, 4 Market St., Oneonta. Info, http://oneonta.toastmastersclubs.org/
MUSIC AT THE MANSION – 6:30-8 p.m. Free monthly event features open mic for solo and small ensemble musicians followed by an intermission and then a featured performance. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, http://www.canoneonta.org/calendar/
WORD THURSDAY – 7-9 p.m. Featuring readings by Richard J. Newman, Poet, and Matthew J. Spirent, Poet. Bright Hill Literacy Center, 94 Church Street, Treadwell. Info, http://www.brighthillpress.org/
RED DRAGON READING SERIES – 7:30 p.m. Featuring Marc Neison, author of SCHOOLHOUSE: Lessons on Love & Landscape and winner of the Raymond Carver Short Story Award. Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center, SUNY Oneonta. Info, http://www.oneonta.edu/academics/english/reddragonreading/reddragonreadingseries.asp

 

Friday
April 14,
ART & POETRY CONTEST DEADLINE – Last day to enter the CANO LEAF Art & Poetry contest. The theme is ‘Blue Skies Smilin’ at me: Exploring the beauty of living a life free from the negative impacts of addiction.’ Info, http://www.canoneonta.org/event/opening-reception-leaf-art-poetry-contest-2/?instance_id=752
HISTORY EXHIBIT – “Dressed to the Nines: Williams-Proctor Fashions” showcasing 19th century highsociety dress opens. continuing thru September 3. Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, 310 Genesee Street, Utica. Info, http://www.mwpai.org/view/exhibitions/future-exhibition/williams-proctor-fashions/
MUSIC – 9 p.m. Robert Sarazin Blake & The Letters celebrate their new album ‘Recitative.’ Their music draws inspiration from folk, Americana, and rock to explore everything from couples, single women, and US drone attacks. B Side Ballroom, 1 Clinton Plaza Dr., Oneonta. Info, Alecia Eberhardt-Smith alecia@eberhardtsmith.com or call (631)897-7435