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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 22

Honoring Our Legacy Of Inclusion

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INTERFAITH COMMUNITY GATHERING – 3 p.m. Program titled “With Malice Toward Non: Honoring America’s Legacy of Religious Inclusion.” Affirming America’s principles of democracy, religious freedom, compassion, and unity for people of all faiths. Temple Beth El, 83 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, Ken Sider, ksider@hotmail.com or visit www.templebetheloneonta.org/2017/04/with-malice-toward-none/

EARTH FESTIVAL – 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 13th annual festival featuring interactive exhibits, activities, vendors, and entertainment. Milford Central School, 42 W. Main St, Milford. Info, occainfo.org/calendar/earth-festival-2017/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 20

Otsego Folklore And History

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LECTURE – 7:30 p.m. Bruce Buckley series presents Robert Baron speaking on “Contemporary Resonances of Mid Century Cooperstown Public Folklore and Public History.” The Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium, Cooperstown. Info, Amanda Berman bermal72@oneonta.edu

TEEN SCENE – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Teens meet to discuss events that are important to them. This months meeting will have a Paint & Dip in which teens will paint a pattern with a twist of their own. Led by artist Diane Stensland. Reservations required. Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, visit www.familyrn.org/news_events/event_calendar.html/event/2017/04/20/1492727400/teen-scene/153288 or contact Kristin Winn, info@familyrn.org or call (607)432-0001

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, APRIL 17
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, APRIL 17

E-Branding From The Expert

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HACKONOMY – 7:30-9 p.m. Bonin Bough, host of TV program ‘Cleveland Hustles’ and author of ‘Txt Me: Your Phone Has Changed Your Life. Let’s Talk About It,” presents “Hackonomy: Lessons from the Largest Brands in the World.” The lecture is free an open to the public. Followed by a book signing. Hartwick College, Oneonta. Info, www.hartwick.edu or call Joanna Cacciola @ (607)431-4013 or cacciolaj@hartwick.edu

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

Author Viramontes Speaks

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READING SERIES – 7:30 p.m. The Red Dragon Reading series presents Author Helena Maria Viramontes reading her works followed by a book signing and reception. Free and open to the public. Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center, SUNY Oneonta. Info, www.oneonta.edu/academics/english/reddragonreading/reddragonreadingseries.asp or call Ruth Carr @ (607)436-3446 or George hovis @ (607)436-2571

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEB. 4
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEB. 4

Enjoy Final Day-Long Celebration

Of Coop’s  50th Winter Carnival

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FUN IN THE SNOW! Final day of the 50th anniversary Cooperstown Winter Carnival features snowman building, soup’n’ chili, soccer slushing in Pioneer Park,  the “Fatty Bumppo” bike race ghost tours, wine tasting, a chicken wing competition, the Fire & Ice Bar at The Otesaga, Annie & The Hedonists concert, and the carnival closer.  For full schedule of events, see  www.cooperstownwintercarnival.com/event-schedule

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25

Hulse Family To Discuss 

Tiny Home Near Fly Creek

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TINY HOME – 7 p.m. Rick and Christine Hulse present “Our Great Big Tiny Life – A Brief Testimonial” about creating a tiny home that has been featured on HGTV, at the Fly Creek Historical Society’s monthly meeting at Fly Creek United Methodist Church, 811 Co. Rte. 26, Fly Creek. Info, mboyer@nysw.com or call (607)547-2555 ext. 250

FILM SERIES – 5:45 p.m. “Paying the Price for Peace: The Story of St. Brian Wilson.” Includes a vegetarian meal and childcare. No charge. RSVP requested. Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford St., Oneonta. Info @ uuso.org, (607)432-3491.

READING – 7 p.m. Authors Michelle Burke and April Ford present reading readings and signings of their latest works. The Green Toad Book Store, 198 Main St., Oneonta. Info, greentoadbookstore.com

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JAN. 21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JAN. 21

Enjoy These Afternoon Shows

14-19eventspageOPERA – 12:55 p.m. “Roméo et Juliette.” The Met streaming live in HD. Foothills Performing Arts & Civic Center, 24 Market St., Oneonta. Cost $18/seniors, $20/adults, 10/students. Season pass $200. Box Office: (607)431-2080, foothillspac.org/index.php/shows/metropolitan-opera-in-hd/

MUSIC – 7 p.m. Presenting The Atkinson Family Blue Grass Band. Bainbridge Town Hall Theater, 15 North Main St., Bainbridge. Info, www.jerichoarts.com

CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. “The Young Novelists” perform live at The Otesaga, 60 Lake St., Cooperstown. Info, (607) 547-1812, info@cooperstownconcertseries.org, cooperstownconcertseries.org/young.html

THEATER – 8 p.m. Stuff of Dreams presents “Never Too Late.” Tickets @ Green Toad Book store or by calling (607)432-5407. Cost $15 adult, $12 senior and students, and $10 children 12 and under. Production Center of Foothills Performing Arts Center, 24 Market St., Oneonta.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JAN. 19
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JAN. 19

‘Local Heroes’ Exhibit

Opening Reception

 

14-19eventspageART RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. Meet the artists behind the “Local Heroes” exhibit. Project Space Gallery, SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine Pkwy., Oneonta. Info, www.oneonta.edu/academics/art/gallery/gallery.html

PICKLEBALL – Noon-2 p.m. Come learn the sport. Gymn floor, Clark Sports Center, 124 Cty. Hwy. 52, Cooperstown. Info, www.clarksportscenter.com

CONSERVATION MEETING – 12:30-3:30 p.m. Discussion of manure spreading strategies to reduce nutrient runoff. A must for farmers spreading or storing manure this winter. Otsego County Meadows Complex, 140 Ct. Hwy. 33W. RSVP by 1/12, (607)547-8337 ext. 4. or email weaverb@otsegosoilandwater.com

AUDITIONS – 3-6:30 p.m. Catskill Choral Society opens auditions for new members and potential Dox Apprentices. Unitarian Universalist Church, 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 431-6060 to schedule and appointment.

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Marty Appel Speaks at Hall of Fame

SUNY Oneonta Grad Marty Appel Discusses

Book, ‘Pinstripe Empire,’ At Hall Of Fame

Author, baseball historian and SUNY Oneonta grad Marty Appel, right, was on hand today at the Baseball Hall of Fame, promoting his book "Pinstripe Empire,"  and speaking about his experiences in baseball. Here, Appel shakes hands with Steve Folven, a Babe Ruth impersonator at the Hall of Fame for the opening of the Babe Ruth Exhibit.  (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)
Author, baseball historian and SUNY Oneonta grad Marty Appel, right, was on hand today at the Baseball Hall of Fame, promoting his book “Pinstripe Empire,”  and speaking about his experiences in baseball. Here, Appel shakes hands with Steve Folven, a Babe Ruth impersonator at the Hall of Fame for the opening of the Babe Ruth Exhibit.  (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)

Here’s what the New York Times reviewer said about ‘Pinstripe Empire’

“This is a marvelous book to take on vacation. It’s divided into 47 chapters — each one featuring a different player, milestone, era or fracas — and you can dip into it whenever the mood strikes.”

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