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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, AUG. 13
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, AUG. 13

Bringing Back

The Renaissance

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RENAISSANCE FAIR – 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dress in a period costume and take a step back in time on this 2nd day of the faire. There will be vendors, crafters, games, Celtic step dancers, and other performers. Enjoy a pig roast and other food vendors. Admission, $5. Windfall Dutch Barn, 2009 Clinton Rd., Cherry Valley. www.windfalldutchbarn.com/renaissance-fair.html

SUMMER SUNDAY SERIES – 1-3 p.m. Woodworking was an important resource for early settlers. Join Jack Ewen as he describes the techniques used such as carving, turning, splitting, drilling and even decorating with twigs. He will also provide examples. Junction of Wilcox Ave. & Henry St., Oneonta. Call 607-287-7011 or visit swartwilcoxhouse.wordpress.com/summer-sunday-2017/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 29
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 29

Awards At Doubleday

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AWARDS PRESENTATION – 4:30 p.m. Features the presentation of the Ford C. Frick award for baseball broadcasting excellence and the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing. Gates open 3 p.m. Followed immediately by the Parade of Legends Doubleday Field, Cooperstown. baseballhall.org/events/Awards-Presentation-2017?date=0

PARADE OF LEGENDS – 6 p.m. The Legends of baseball ride down Main St. to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. baseballhall.org/events/Parade-of-legends-17?date=0

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NAACP Picnic Offers More For Kids

NAACP Picnic Offers

More For Children

Since 1994, the NAACP has held it’s annual Community Picnic in the park where the public can come and enjoy burgers and hot dogs right off the grill, roasted corn on the cob, baked beans, desserts and more in the Neahwa Park large pavilion this afternoon. In addition to food, this year the NAACP included more for young people including ice cream donated by Stewarts, free face painting, and wooden craft projects donated from Home Depot. Above, grill master Robert Davis kept the hamburgers and hot dogs coming off the grill as patrons load up their plates. Right, Alecia Haynes shows off her rainbow face paint courtesy of Hafsa Mohammad. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JULY 4
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JULY 4

Happy Independence Day!

14-19eventspagePARADE – 11 a.m. Celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence at the 103rd Springfield 4th of July parade. Followed by a party with live music, Brooks chicken bbq, 4th of July Quilt Show, a Revolutionary War display by the Fort Plain Museum, the Utica Zoomobile, a bounce house, games, raffles, and more. Free parking. Springfield Community Center, 137 Co. Rt. 29A, Springfield Center. wskg.org/event/springfield-4th-of-july-parade-and-celebration-2/

FREEDOM – Noon. Listen to Frederick Douglas’ famous “History is a Weapon” speech about what freedom means to a slave as performed by one of the Templeton Players. Followed by a reading of the Declaration of Independence on the Tavern Green at 1 p.m. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. www.farmersmuseum.org/Independence-Day-July-4th-Celebration

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JUNE 29
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JUNE 29

Lucia & Levi In Neahwa Park

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SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – 7 p.m. Presenting “Lucia & Levi” for the first performance at the Bandstand, Neahwa Park, Oneonta. www.oneonta.ny.us/departments/parks-and-recreation/summer-concert-series/

MAMMOVAN VISIT – 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Get free mammograms, clinical breast exams, pap tests, and pelvic exams for no cost at Bassett Healthcares Mammovan. Walk-ins welcome. Family Planning of South Central New York, 37 Dietz St., Oneonta. www.facebook.com/pg/FPSCNY/events/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JUNE 18
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JUNE 18

Soccer Festival, Neahwa Park

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WORLD CUP SOCCER FESTIVAL – 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Come to the 4th annual Play for Peace soccer festival for food, fun, music, and soccer. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. www.facebook.com/KESsoccer/

OUTDOOR GAMES – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Athletes from across the NE compete to see who’s best. Includes a bbq contest and tasting, and the Stihl Timbersports NE Qualifier. Watch the finals of the women’s competition, and the final outdoor games. Alden Field, Cherry Valley Community Center. www.facebook.com/northeastqualifier/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JUNE 2
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JUNE 2

The Avett Brothers Return

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OMMEGANG CONCERT – 5 p.m. The Avett Brothers return for the summer concert series. Advance tickets, $50. Brewery Ommegang, 656 Cty. Hwy. 33, Cooperstown. Info, www.ommegang.com

MANSION SHOW RECEPTION – 5-8 p.m. Theme: RESIST!. Artists use their own interpretation be it political, personal, formal, or otherwise. Juried Art show open to all artist in all mediums. Community Arts Network of Oneonta. Info, www.canoneonta.org/event/exhibition-2017-mansion-show/?instance_id=777

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 19
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 19

Catch An Art Walk & Car Show

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FABULOUS FRIDAY – 5-8 p.m. Take an Art Walk through the galleries of Oneonta, hear from the artists and view the car show by Tom and Doug’s Cruise-In. Main St., Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/oneontafabulousfridays/

MUSIC SHOWCASE – 7 p.m. Singer and Songwriters show their talents. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Info, foothillspac.org

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