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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, FEB.16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, FEB.16

Cabin Fever Film Finale

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FILM SERIES – 7 – 9 p.m. Cabin Fever film festival presents “Iron Jawed Angels” (2004). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Free, open to the public. Cooperstown Village Library. Call 607-547-8344 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/calendar-a

MAKERSPACE – 3:30 p.m. Makers of all ages create, learn, experiment. Materials provided for many different hands on activities to inspire creative thinking and problem-solving. Everything from Crochet to coding, more. Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie. Call 518-673-2314 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEB.15
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEB.15

Kick Off The Relay Season

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RELAY FOR LIFE – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Otsego County Kick-Off event. Upstate Bar & Grill, 5418 NY-28, Cooperstown. Call 607-766-6925 or visit www.RelayForLife.org/OtsegoCountyNY

PUBLIC MEETING – 3:30-4:30 p.m. Discuss and comment on the Otsego county Draft Local Solid Waste Management Plan. Available for comment through Mar. 18. Huntington Memorial Library, 3rd Floor, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-547-4225 or visit otsegocounty.com/depts/sw/

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

Trends In The Workforce

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WORKFORCE SEMINAR – 8:30 a.m. Melinda Mack, Executive Director of the NY Association of Training & Employment Professionals, will speak on trends in employment and workforce development. Cost, $10, continental breakfast included. Bullpen Theater, Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-9983 or visit otsegocc.com

MINDFULNESS – 6-7 p.m. Come prepared to discuss “Peace Is Every Step” by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. The Green Toad Bookstore, 198 Main St., Oneonta. Call 607-433-8898 or visit www.facebook.com/TheGreenToadBookstore/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, FEB.11
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, FEB.11

Grilled Cheese For A Good Cause

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GRILLED CHEESE NIGHT – 5 – 7 p.m. Enjoy comfort food from local chefs as well as local beer, wine, cider, live music, more. Proceeds benefit Otsego2000 & Otsego Outdoors. Cost, $25/adult, $15/child. Cooperstown Farmers Market, 101 Main St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-8881 or visit www.otsego2000.org

SNOWSHOE WALK – 10:30 a.m.-Noon. Look for signs of life past, present and future with a guide from OCCA. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/winter-carnival-snowshoe-walk/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEB.10
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEB.10

Walk For Heart Health

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HEALTH FAIR – 9 a.m. – Noon. Participate in the indoor Heart Walk, learn hands-only CPR, get free blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose check, visit the pet therapy booth, more. FoxCare Center, 1 Foxcare Dr., Oneonta. Call 607-432-2000 or visit www.bassett.org/heartwalk/

QUILT SHOW – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The 28th Annual Fenimore Quilt Club Show opens with spectacular pieces both old and new on display thru Feb. 25. Quilt Club members will be available each day to demonstrate their craft or answer questions. Cooperstown Art Association. Call 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, FEB.9
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, FEB.9

Kick Off The Winter Carnival

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CHILI LUNCHEON – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Enjoy Homemade chili or soup to warm the soul for Winter Carnival. All you can eat with bread, drink, tasty dessert. Donations support ongoing ministries. First Baptist Church, 21 Elm St., Cooperstown. Visit www.cooperstownwintercarnival.com/event-schedule

ART SHOW – 4 – 6 p.m. Opening “Art in Winter: Rural Resonance” features 3 well know local artists: Tracy Helgeson, Alice Hudson, & Lavern Kelly. The Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-5327 or visit www.facebook.com/TheArtGarageCooperstown/

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

Chili-Bowl Cook-Off

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COOK-OFF FUNDRAISER – Noon-4 p.m. The Chili Bowl cook off returns with hand-painted bowls, delicious entries by area cooks. Cost, $25/bowl. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-2070 or visit www.facebook.com/CANOneonta/

SUNDAY PROGRAM – 3 – 4:15 p.m. Author Dana Spiotta, award winning author of “Innocents and Others,” “Stone Arabia,” more, speaks at the Sunday Afternoon Program. Free, open to the public. Cooperstown Village Library. Call 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEB.3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEB.3

Festival Of Ice

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ICE HARVEST FESTIVAL – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Participate in a traditional ice harvest using tools from the 19th century. Includes ice carving demos, hot soup buffet, horse-drawn sleigh rides, local vendors, an a snowman village. Hanford Mills Museum, 51 Co. Hwy. 12, East Meredith. Call (607)278-5744 or e-mail info@hanfordmills.org or visit www.hanfordmills.org

PLAY READING – 4-6 p.m. Presenting “Helen of Troy,” a new work by Central New York Playwright Kathrine Ambrosio. Feedback welcome. Admission by donation. Next reading, 2/17. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/event/next-readings-new-works-regional-playwrights-play-reading-series

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

Heart Health Discussion

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ROUNDTABLE – 7-8 p.m. Dr. Merle Meyerson presents “Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: We Will Not Go Quietly, We Will Go Red,” about the importance of preventing heart disease. Cooperstown Village Library. Call 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/

STAMP CLUB – 7 p.m. Meeting of the Leatherstocking Stamp Club. All welcome. Tillapaugh Home, 28 Pioneer St., Cooperstown. Call Ellen Tillapaugh, 607-547-5646 or e-mail kuchtill@gmail.com.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JAN. 31
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JAN. 31

Showing ‘I Am Not Your Negro’

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FILM SCREENING – 6 p.m. Showing “I Am Not Your Negro” (2016) Envisioning the unfinished book by James Baldwin about the lives and assassinations of 3 of his close friends. Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Discussion to follow. No charge. Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/1763784

CHESS NIGHT – 7-11 p.m. Chess enthusiasts of all levels welcome to play. Includes free lessons for beginners. Hunt Union Cafeteria, SUNY Oneonta. E-mail dmv2012@aol.com

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