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Angel Tree Hosts Xmas Party For Kids

Youngsters Make Crafts

For Family’s Presents

Laurie Layman, Cherry Valley, right, and Jackie Graves, Oneonta, left, helps Jaden Lee, Oneonta, front, make a star-shaped yarn ornament at the volunteer with Jail Ministries of Otsego County’s third annual Angel Tree Christmas Party at St. Mary’s in Oneonta this afternoon. The event, for children who have an incarcerated parent, features tables of crafts for youngsters to make for their families, a gift selection table, free mittens and scarves, Bible teachings and holiday cookies. Seventeen local organizations participated. Each family that attended was given a $50 food voucher for a turkey with all the trimmings. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DEC. 2
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DEC. 2

Home For The Holidays Parade

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HOLIDAY PARADE – 10 a.m.-Noon. Join area businesses, organizations, as well as Santa, Elsa, and Anna for a fun parade. Line up at 10, parade begins 11. Main St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-2941 or visit www.destinationoneonta.com/events/2017/12/2/home-for-the-holidays-parade

HOLIDAY RUN – Noon. Pull out your ugliest holiday sweater. It’s the Rockin’ Around Cooperstown Ugly Sweater Run/Walk. Check 10:30-11:30 a.m. Enjoy a hot chocolate or beer upon completion. Cost $25/individual. Begin at Santa’s House, Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-2800 or visit www.clarksportscenter.com/events/2017-rockin-around-cooperstown-ugly-sweater-runwalk/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, NOV. 27
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, NOV. 27

Community Screening

‘Chasing The Dragon’

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FILM SCREENING – 6:30 p.m. In conjunction with in school showings,  the community is invited to this showing of “Chasing the Dragon,” followed by a Q&A session with LEAF. Auditorium, Cooperstown Central School. Call 607-547-8181 www.cooperstowncs.org/opiod-assemblies-chasing-the-dragon-screening-rescheduled/#.WhRKaVWnGUk

FIGURE DRAWING – 6:30 p.m. Non-instructional drawing with live model. Poses chosen by consensus. Cost $12 per class. The Carriage House Art Studio, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 435-8718.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOV. 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOV. 26

Pet Pictures With Santa

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VISIT SANTA – Noon-2 p.m. Visit Santa in his cottage. Bring your four-legged friends for picture. Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. Visit cooperstownchamber.org/santas-house-in-cooperstown/

CHRISTMAS DISPLAY – 3:30-5:30 p.m. Enjoy Christmas decorations, music, refreshments with the Garden Club. Free, open to the public. Memorial Room, Richfield Springs Public Library. Call 607-547-5648.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 25
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 25

Wreaths For Christmas

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WREATH FESTIVAL – 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. See what’s Adorning the Doors this Christmas season. Place bids on your favorites. Enter the raffle for the “Dinner’s On Us,” a weeks worth of gift certificates to local restaurants. Cooperstown Art Association. www.cooperstownart.com

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOV. 23
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOV. 23

Turkey Trot For Hospice

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Give the gift of Christmas to children in need. To participate in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program CLICK HERE!

TURKEY TROT – 9-10:30 a.m. Run/Walk at 5K or 2.5K to start the holiday. Cost $30. Proceeds benefit Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care. Starts at The Oneonta Boys & Girls Club, 70 River St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-6773 or visit thanksgivingday5kturkeytrotforhospice.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=9965

DINNER – 2-5 p.m. Celebrate Thanksgiving with the Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-3491 or visit www.facebook.com/UUSOneonta/

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Angel Tree Program

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Celebrate The Spirit Of Christmas!Salvation Army And AllOTSEGO Angel Tree Christmas - Celebrate The Spirit Of Christmas

The AllOTSEGO newspapers, The Freeman’s Journal and Hometown Oneonta, are joining with The Salvation Army to make a joyful Christmas for area families through its Angel Tree Program.

This tradition dates back to 1921 with the creation of The Freeman’s Journal Christmas Fund by Editor & Publisher Rowan D. Spraker Sr. as a way for neighbors to help others enjoy a happy holiday. This week marks the 96th year of this community tradition, partnering this year with The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army has gathered Christmas wish lists grouped by family which can be seen below.

Embrace one individual or an entire family. Every gift is appreciated. Shop by yourself or with friends and colleagues. The more the merrier! Gifts should be both new and unwrapped (price tags removed please), and received no later than Dec. 14 (to allow the elves time for wrapping and loading). Gifts may be dropped off at the newspaper offices at 21 Railroad Ave., Cooperstown, or at the Salvation Army Chapel, 25 River St., Oneonta.

Here are the items that are needed (crossed out families and individuals have found a benefactor):

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, DEC. 12
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, DEC. 12

This Christmas, Support The Arts

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We still have 6 families in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program in need of a benefactor this holiday season. CLICK HERE to learn how you can help them.

HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE – 4-6 p.m. Opening reception showcasing The Smithy Clay Studio Artists & Visiting Ceramicists. The Smithy, 1 Otsego Court, Cooperstown. Info, (607) 547-8671 or visit www.smithyarts.org

MUSIC – 6-11 p.m. Featuring Vinnie Caruna. Hunt Union Waterfront, 108 Ravine Pkwy, Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/The-Music-Industry-Club-146119779808/

 

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, DEC. 1
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, DEC. 1

Light The Oneonta Christmas Tree

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ONEONTA TREE LIGHTING – 5-8 p.m. Join us for the lighting of the Christmas Tree. There will be caroling, shops, warm drinks, an ugly sweater contestwith winners announced just before the lighting, Horsedrawn wagon rides, and visits with Santa. Muller Plaza, Oneonta.Info, call (607)432-2941 or email detinationoneonta@gmail.com

SCHOOL PLAY – 7 p.m. 7/8th grade. Milford Central School, 42 W. Main St., Milford. Info, web.milfordcentral.org

4-H EARN-AN-ANIMAL – Applications available. Gives youth the opportunity to purchase, raise, and show an animal. Info, cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2016/12/01/4-h-earn-an-animal-program-2017-applications-available

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOV. 25
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOV. 25

1840s Thanksgiving

At Farmers’ Museum

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THANKSGIVING AT THE FARM – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Learn about Thanksgiving Traditions of the 1840s. The Farmers’ Museum, 5775 NY-80, Cooperstown. Info, farmersmuseum.org/Thanksgiving-at-the-Farm

THANKSGIVING BOOK SALE – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 30% for books in 6 local bookshops. Hobart Book Village, Main St., St. Rte. 10, Hobart. Info, www.hobartbookvillage.com

BOOK SIGNING – 1-4 p.m. Local mystery/thriller author Adam Cornell signing his latest book “Hollow Pointe.” Mysteries and More, 688 Main Street, Hobart. Info, www.hobartbookvillage.com/mysteries–more.html

SANTA TRAIN – 2-4:30 p.m. Afternoon train ride with Santa and Mrs. Claus and their helpers with holiday music, goodies and refreshments. Dress. Tickets $20 adults, $19 seniors, $17 for children (3-12), under 3 free. Weekends through Dec. 17., reservations required, seating limited. Milford Depot, 136 East Main Street, Milford. Info, reservations, (607) 432-2429 or visit www.lrhs.com.

COOPERSTOWN SANTA – 5:30 p.m. Santa arrives at his Christmas Cottage in Pioneer Park, Cooperstown.

FAMILY FLOAT NIGHT – 6:45-7:30 p.m. Family fun in YMCA pool Members free, family $18, youth $5. Oneonta Family YMCA, 20-26 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, oneontaymca.org

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