GALLERY TALK – 3:30 p.m. Discuss the enigmatic works of the late David Byrd with guest curators. Free admission. Refreshments available. The Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. Call (607)547-5327 or visit www.facebook.com/TheArtGarageCooperstown/
CAREER FAIR – 2-7 p.m. See what jobs are available at Arc Otsego, 35 Academy St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-8595 or visit www.facebook.com/arcotsego/
STARSTRUCK – 7:30 p.m. Local teens perform classic Broadway hits from plays like Annie, Wicked, Matilda, more in Starstruck Summer Cabaret. Tickets, $15. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call (607) 432-9392 or visit www.orpheustheatre.org
ART RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. Opening reception for the Fine Art invitational exhibit showing the work of Upstate New York artisans working in wood and the Solo Exhibition in Watercolor by Patrice Downes Centore. Cooperstown Art Association. www.cooperstownart.com
ART EXHIBITION – 5-7 p.m. The Arc Otsego’s 13th Annual Voice! exhibit celebrates Artists with Developmental Disabilities. Reception includes live music, refreshment, and art for sale. $1,500 prize will be awarded and guests can cast their vote for the People’s Choice award. Martin-Mullen Art Gallery, SUNY Oneonta. Call (607)432-8595 or visit www.facebook.com/arcotsego/
TALKING OPERA – 7 p.m. Kevin Miller, a Glimmerglass Festival Principal Coach/Accompanist, will lead a program focusing on the great American opera “Porgy and Bess.” Christ Church Parish Hall, 69 Fair St., Cooperstown.
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, email@example.com, (607)432-3491 or visit uuso.org
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.facebook.com/arcotsego/
ONEONTA – The Arc Otsego has been awarded $873,000 from Nonprofit Infrastructure Capital Investment Program awards announced last week by state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, grant to modernize 102 Browne St., which houses the agency’s employment services division.
The program provides site-based pre-vocational services to 78 people with developmental disabilities through the operation of a light manufacturing facility that includes packaging, assembly and fulfillment services for local businesses.
HARTWICK – Lynette Marie Dibble, 63, a former Richfield Springs village clerk and a community service provider for Arc Otsego, passed away peacefully on a beautiful Fall Sunday afternoon, Oct. 23, 2016, with her two sons and closest friends by her side.
She was born Oct. 31, 1952, in the Town of New Berlin, a daughter of the late Stanley G. and Lolita V. (Mead) Clark. She graduated from Cooperstown Central School, Class of 1970.
ONEONTA – The Arc Otsego has named Felicia Weaver, RN/Residential Services, as the 2015 Arc Otsego Employee of the Year. Weaver and the Arc Otsego 2015 Employees of the Month were honored Wednesday at a luncheon at Brooks BBQ.
“Felicia’s work ethic embodies The Arc Otsego mission, vision and values,” said Executive Director Patricia Knuth in announcing Weaver’s selection. “Felicia supports people to be as healthy as they can so they can participate in goals and objectives to lead a full and fulfilling life, she establishes that people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities deserve the same health care as any other person and she clearly demonstrates that each person, employee or person receiving services, makes unique contributions to the community in which they live.”