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

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

 

Friday,
May 26
MINDEN HISTORY FAIR – Last day to reserve space at the Annual History Fair at the Fort Plain Elementary School. Share your collections with the public and exchange information with fellow history enthusiasts. Free of charge. Info, Town Historian Rob Carter @ (518)993-1023 or email mindenhistorian@yahoo.com or visit townofminden.org/2017/04/town-of-minden-history-fair-june-3-2017/document-15-3/
ART SHOW – Essential Art: Regional Juried Show opens. Exhibit through June 29. Info, www.cooperstownart.com
ART SHOW – “8×10” Recent paintings by Edward McDaniel. Cooperstown Art Association. Info, www.cooperstownart.com

WATERSHED TRAINING – 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Learn how you can help defend your local water bodies from invasive species. Free, bring a bag lunch and a drink. SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station Boathouse, 7016 St. Hwy. 80, Springfield. Info, call Paul H. Lord at (607)435-4989 or email paul.lord@oneonta.edu
NO TILL WORKSHOP – 10 a.m.-Noon. Sarah Williford of East Brook Farm teaches about sheet mulching to build an organic garden bed. Eliminates erosion, conserves moisture, and builds the soil while producing crops without disturbing the soil. East Brook Farm, 2253 Co. Hwy. 22, Walton. Info, www.cadefarms.org/events-1/2017/5/26/no-till-workshop
DASH FOR CASH – 4 p.m. 5 mile sprint race to Bainbridge. Entry fee $10 with. Starts in Sidney, just above the Main street bridge. Info, www.canoeregatta.org/Dash_For_Cash.html
CONCERT – 5 p.m. Spend and evening with CAKE, the 90’s band that was an antagonistic answer to grunge. Ommegang Brewery, Cooperstown. Info, www.thisiscooperstown.com/events/evening-cake
OPENING RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. Opening “8×10: Recent Paintings by Edward McDaniel.” Cooperstown Art Association. Info, www.cooperstownart.com
OPENING RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. Opening the Leatherstocking Brush and Palette club all member fine art show. Cooperstown Art Association. Info, www.cooperstownart.com
EXHIBIT RECEPTION – 5-8 p.m. The EcoArt Exhibit has been a favorite of the OCCA Earth Day Festival and now the public can view the results of the trash-to-treasure challenge at the Community Arts Network of Oneonta. Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, www.canoneonta.org/event/ecoart-exhibit/?instance_id=831
THE WALL THAT HEALS – 6 p.m., opening ceremony, Neawha Park. On exhibit 24 horus a day through 4 p.m. Monday. Info, act.vvmf.org/page/s/the-wall-that-heals—oneonta-ny

TASTE OF THE REGATTA – 6 p.m. Taste the products of local producers before the canoe regatta. General Clinton Canoe Regatta Park, Bainbridge. Info, cooperstownchamber.org/calendar-of-events/#!event/2017/5/26/2nd-annual-taste-of-regatta
GENERATION GAP RACE – 6:15 p.m. Fun 4 mile downstream canoe race for young and old (at least 14 years older). Entry Fee, $30 per canoe. Sidney Fishing Access, Rt. 7. Info, www.canoeregatta.org/Friday_Gen_Gap.html
WATER BASEBALL – 6:45-8:30 p.m. Enjoy a night in the pool with friends and family and baseball. Oneonta YMCA, 20-26 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, www.oneontaymca.org/upcoming-events.html

FIDDLERS FROLIC – 7 p.m. Come out for an evening of food, drink, and live traditional music. Free and open to the public. Greater Milford Historical Association, 906 Main St., Milford. Info, www.milfordhistory.net
MUSIC – 7 p.m. The Robert Mabe performs ‘Somewhere in the Middle,” his Bluegrass/Newgrass show. B-Side Ballroom, 1 Clinton Plaza, Oneonta. Info, robertsbanjo.com
SPRING CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. “A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening” presented by Oneonta’s Catskill Chamber Singers. Includes pieces like “Fa Una Canzone” and “Hard By a Fountain” and others from Brahms and Schubert. No charge, free-will donations accepted. Christ Episcopal Church Chapel, 46 River St., Cooperstown. Info, call Emma Kirsch 433-0999 or visit www.catskillchambersingers.com

 

Saturday,
May 27
CARS & COFFEE – 8-11 a.m. Meet other car enthusiasts for a casual gathering. All vintages, marques, an interests are welcome. Excesive revving, burnouts, and such are not. Mt. Wellington Market, 7471 St. Hyw. 80, Cooperstown. Info, www.facebook.com/CooperstownCarsNCoffee/
COOPERSTOWN FARMERS’ MARKET – 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 101 Main St., in Pioneer Alley, Cooperstown. Info, www.otsego2000.org/cooperstown-farmers-market-and-agriculture/
BASE RACE – 8:55 a.m. 5k and 10k event to benefit the HoF educational initiative “Be A Superior Example” promoting healthy lifestyle choices for all ages. Race will include selected former major league players. Begins at Doubleday Field, Cooperstown. Info, www.clarksportscenter.com/events/baseball-hall-of-fame-base-race/
WRESTLING TOURNAMENT – 9 a.m. Youth, high school, and open divisions compete in memory of Gary Seymour. In conjunction with General Clinton Canoe Regatta. Under the Big Tent, General Clinton Park, Rt. 7 E., Bainbridge. Info, www.canoeregatta.org/Clinton_Clash_Wrestling_Tournament.html
ONEONTA FARMERS MARKET – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 2 Dietz St., Oneonta. Info, www.oneontafarmersmarket.org
MASTER GARDENER PLANT SALE – 9 a.m.-noon. Buy perennials, annuals, herbs, vegetable, and native plants raised locally by the Master Gardeners. Cornell Cooperative Extension, 123 Lake St., Cooperstown. Info, cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2017/05/27/master-gardener-volunteer-spring-plant-sale
HONORING THE SIMPSONS – 9:30-11 a.m. A roundtable featuring Hall of Famers Boggs and Smith with executives from THE SIMPSONS will discuss the episode “Homer at the Bat” and include Homer Simpson’s ‘induction’ into the Hall of Fame. An exhibit dedicated to the Simpsons will also be introduced. The National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. Info, baseballhall.org/events/simpsons

EXHIBITION OPENING – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. “Andrew Wyeth at 100: A Family Rememberance.” Celebrates Andrew Wyeth’s 100th Birthday with displays of his work, sketches, studies, and personal items. Victorial Wyeth, his Granddaughter and guest curator, will be presenting gallery a gallery talk and tours throughout the season. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Info, www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/AndrewWyeth
FREE FAMILY SATURDAY – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy a guided tour and fun activities with the kids. Listen to folk music by Catfish Meyer from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Up to 2 adults may enter free when accompanied by a child under 18. Teens and children enter free. Hanford Mills Museum, 51 Co. Hwy. 12, East Meredith. Info, www.hanfordmills.org
HERITAGE PLANT SALE – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Get a start on your spring garden with these hardy, locally grown plants. Outside the Main Entrance of The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. Info, www.farmersmuseum.org/Heritage-Plant-Sale
WWAST SOFTBALL GAME – Noon. Wounded Warrior Amputees play softball against the Oneonta Police and Fire Departments. Support your heroes. Admission by donation. Concessions open 11 a.m. Damaschke Field, 15 James Georgeson Ave., Oneonta. Info, woundedwarrioramputeesoftballteam.org/events/
HOF CLASSIC GAME – 1:05 p.m. Hall of Famers return to Cooperstown for the Classic game. Preceded by the Home Run contests at Noon. Doubleday Field, Cooperstown. Info, baseballhall.org/events/classic17
ATHLETIC CLUB – 1-4 p.m. Headed by Aaron Macken. Activities include running, hiking, biking, weight training, and more. Friends of Recovery of Delaware and Otsego, 22 Elm St., Oneonta. Info, www.friendsofrecoverydo.org/events
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
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. Includes reading by Bob Benson. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/hml-writers-group/
ZUMBA & CRAFTING – 2-5 p.m. Dance to support RUS NY or create interesting items like a Burlap Wreath, $10, Clothes Pin Horse and Cowboy Scene, $5, or essential oils. Space and supplies limited. Also enter raffles and contests, check out the vendors, and participate in the outdoor games. Pittsfield Fire Dept., 167 NY-80, New Berlin. Info, www.facebook.com/RUSNYSeries/ or email Michelle Miller mnmiller84@gmail.com or call (607)643-8047
OPEN HOUSE – 3-9 p.m. The Church kicks off it’s summer season with a night of food, beverages, music by Tommy and the Spins, and an outdoor film screening just after sunset. Decommissioned Baptist Church, 2381 St. Hwy. 205, Mount Vision. Info, www.upsi-ny.com/upcoming-events-news/
FOR-DO BOOK CLUB – 4-7 p.m. Feel like you don’t read enough, come to this book club. The group votes on the book to be read. At The Turning Point, 22 Elm St., Oneonta. Info, www.friendsofrecoverydo.org/events
WINE & FOOD TASTING – 7-9 p.m. Taste 12 different wines paired with an appetizer provided by a local eatery. Music by “Alone Together” Tickets, $30 in advance or $35 at the door, available at the Oneonta Country Club or the Green Toad Bookstore. Benefit for The Catskill Symphony Orchestra. Oneonta Country Club, 9 Country Club Rd., Oneonta. Info, catskillsymphony.net/news-events/upcoming-events.html
MUSICAL HISTORY – 8-10 p.m. The Ebony Hillbillies perform music that was the genesis of jazz, blues, bluegrass, and more of the most beloved musical genres. Admission, $27 at the door, $21 member, $11 under 19. West Kortright Center, 49 W. Kortright Church Rd., East Meredith. Info, (607) 278-5454, info@westkc.org, westkc.org/event/the-ebony-hillbillies/

 

Sunday,
May 28
SOCCER TOURNAMENT – 9 a.m. 3 on 3 competition at the Canoe Regatta. Entry, $25 per team. General Clinton Park, 2507 Hinkley Ln, Bainbridge. Info, www.canoeregatta.org/3on3_soccer.html
PADDLE BOARD DEMOS – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. If you’ve ever wanted to try stand-up paddling, here’s your chance. Free. General Clinton Park, 2507 Hinkley Ln., Bainbridge. Info, www.canoeregatta.org/SUP.html
HERITAGE PLANT SALE – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Get a start on your spring garden with these hardy, locally grown plants. Outside the Main Entrance of The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. Info, www.farmersmuseum.org/Heritage-Plant-Sale
SPRINT RACE – Noon. Race the last 15 miles of the General Clinton Canoe Regatta. Great warm-up for racers and their crews for race day. Entry Fee, $35. 1 Bridge St., Wells Bridge. Info, www.canoeregatta.org/Sprint.html
DOUBLE HEADER – 12:30 p.m. The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team face off against 1st the Coopertown Fire Dept. and then a team of representatives from the sponsors. Doubleday Field, Cooperstown. Info, woundedwarrioramputeesoftballteam.org/event/cooperstown-ny/

GIFT BASKETS – 2 p.m. Enter to win a gift basket, win other prizes or just come have some fun. Drawing begins at 4 p.m. Cherry Valley Community Center, 2 Genesee St., Cherry Valley. Info, (607) 264-3779, turnpikecatholics.com
PADDLEBOARD RACE – 3:30 p.m. 2-mile, easy course for beginners. Entry, $10. Boards available for rent. General Clinton Park, 2507 Hinkley Ln., Bainbridge. Info, www.canoeregatta.org/SUP.html
CONCERT – 5 p.m. The Old Crow Medicine Show returns performing Bob Dylan’s album “Blond on Blond.” Ommegang Brewery, Cooperstown. Info, www.ommegang.com/#!events
TALENT SHOW – 6-9 p.m. Northern Star Production hosts the “Regatta’s Got Talent” competition. On the Pavilion, General Clinton Park, 2507 Hinkley Ln, Bainbridge. Info, www.canoeregatta.org/Regatta_s_got_Talent.html
POTLUCK DINNER – 6 p.m. Opening event of a Metaphysical Summer Lecture series. Come for an Interfaith Blessing Puja, to release the past, and invoke the new. Bring lawn chairs and a dish to pass. Darling Hill Gardens and Retreat House, 404 Ed Herman Rd., Westford. Info, Tapashb@aol.com, Lucile, 638-5111
CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. The Cherry Valley Artworks opens its season with an homage to jazz legend Paul Bley who was a CV Native and passed away last year. Featuring Kris Adams, Pat Battstone, Richard Poole, and Rich Mollin who were friends, students and collaborators of Paul Bley’s. The Star Theater, The Foundry, 44 Main St., Cherry Valley. Info, www.facebook.com/Cherry-Valley-Artworks-137916469562367/

 

Monday,
May 29
GENERAL CLINTON CANOE REGATTA – 7 a.m. Entrants in the 55th annual, 70 mile canoe regatta, enter the river for this test of endurance. Brookwood Point, 6000 St. Rt. 80, West Lake Rd., Cooperstown. The finish line is in the General Clinton Park, Bainbridge. Info, otsegolandtrust.org/places-to-explore-103/brookwood-point
ONEONTA MEMORIAL DAY PARADE – 10 a.m. Line up on Market St., members of the armed services, and many more organizations will proceed down Main St. to Neawah Park for memorial services by the American Legion. Info, Vic Bronner, (607) 263-5349, vicjbronner@frontiernet.net
CHILDREN’S TOUR – 10:30 a.m. Bring kids to experience what life on a farm was really like in the 1800s. Includes a visit to the schoolhouse for games and writing with quill and ink, a stop at the printer, blacksmith shop, the general store, pharmacy, and workhshops in the farmhouse. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. Info, www.farmersmuseum.org/childrens-tour
DIABETES WORKSHOP – 1-3:30 p.m. Free 7 week workshop where diabetics can share tips and techniques to cope with the challenges of living with diabetes. Participants will have access to a national evidence-based self-management program to inform their decisions and be a more active manager of their health. Registration required. St. Thomas the Apostle, 1 Church St., Cherry Valley. Info, call (607)547-3360 or e-mail LivingWellSessions@bassett.org or visit www.bassett.org/information/myhealthy-decisions/news/bassett-offers-free-living-well-diabetes-sessions-herkimer-and-otsego-county/
DRAWING GROUP – 7-9 p.m. Come practice drawing with a live model. $10 donation. Info, attend, Cooperstown Art Association, (607) 547-9777.

 

Tuesday,
May 30
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, (607) 267-4435, kyle@friendsofrecoverydo.org, www.friendsofrecoverydo.org/events
SELF DIRECTION – 1-3 p.m. Individuals with developmental disabilities and their families can learn about how to better direct their own care. The Arc Otsego, 35 Academy St., Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/arcotsego/
KNITTING GROUP – 1:30-3:30 p.m. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown, www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar

 

Wednesday,
May 31
DIABETES WORKSHOP – 9-11:30 a.m. Free seven-week workshop where diabetics can share tips and techniques to cope with the challenges of living with diabetes. Participants will have access to a national evidence-based self-management program to inform their decisions and be a more active manager of their health. Registration required. Richfield Springs Community Center, 6 Ann St., Richfield Springs. Info, (607)547-3360, LivingWellSessions@bassett.org or visit www.bassett.org/information/myhealthy-decisions/news/bassett-offers-free-living-well-diabetes-sessions-herkimer-and-otsego-county/
CHILDREN’S STORY HOUR – 10:30-11:30 a.m. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St.., Cooperstown. Info, www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar
CURRENT EVENTS – 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
FILM SERIES – 5:45 p.m. “The Young Lords.” Includes a vegetarian meal and childcare. No charge. RSVP requested. Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford St., Oneonta. Info, (607) 432-3491, uuso@uuso.org
TALKING OPERA – 7 p.m. Joseph Colaneri, Glimmerglass Festival’s Music Director and conductor of this rarely performed Donizetti opera, will give a presentation on his production of “The Seige of Calais.” The Fenimore Art Museum, 5798 NY-80, Cooperstown.
BOE MEETING – 7 p.m. Regular meeting of the Cooperstown Central School District Board of Education. Jr./Sr. Library, Cooperstown High School. Info, www.cooperstowncs.org/board-of-education-meeting-previously-set-for-may-24-changed-to-may-31/

 

Thursday,
June 1
MINECRAFT – 3:30-5:30 p.m. Open hours, no registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/youth-programs/
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
OPENING RECEPTION – 5:30-7 p.m. “Our Town” exhibit featuring works by the students of the Cooperstown High School. The Fenimore Art Museum, 5798 NY-80, Cooperstown. Info, www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/Our-Town
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS – 6-8 p.m. Come meet young professionals from the Otsego area. Allen Ruffles will host with representatives from local businesses like Bassett, NYSHA, NYCM, NY Life, and Otsego County. They will be giving resume and application tips, interviewing advice, and presenting about their businesses. Rustic Ridge Winery, 2805 St. Hwy. 80, Burlington Flats, Info, www.facebook.com/YoungProfessionalsNetworkYPN/
YARN CLUB – 6-7:45 p.m. For knitters and crotcheters 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. Info, hmloneonta.org/calendar/
PROGRAM – 6-7 p.m. ‘The Butt Stops Here’ session to help people quit smoking. Free, includes a workbook and a supply of nicotine patches or gum. Registration preferred, will receive a 5 day pay to the Oneonta YMCA. Led by a facilitator with group support. Oneonta YMCA, 20-26 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info/register, Sarah Buttice (607)431-5180 or e-mail Sarah.buttice@aofmh.org or visit www.oneontaymca.org/upcoming-events.html
LIONS CLUB MEETING – 6:30 p.m. Tunnicliff Inn, 34 Pioneer st., Cooperstown. Info, www.facebook.com/CooperstownLionsClub/