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/
KNITTERS PROGRAM – 10:30 a.m. – Noon. Find the local knitters group and other guests to help beginners to intermediate knitters work on a project or begin something new. Cooperstown Village Library. Call 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
DRESS SWAP – 1-3 p.m. Find gently used formal dresses for the Father-Daughter Dance and a raffle to a local hair salon. St. James Church, 305 Main St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0010 ext. 9 or visit www.oneontaymca.org/upcoming-events.html
With such an eventful year coming to an end, 2017 is making sure it goes out with one last surprise. Thanks to a low pressure system swooping down from our neighbors to the north, Otsego County residents should prepare for the coldest temperatures of the season leading up to New Years.
“We should expect a prolonged period of very cold and dry air,” says local weather expert David Mattice. “It’s an arctic blast behind the cold front that came through during Christmas.”
CHRISTMAS PAGEANT – 10:30 a.m. Celebrate the holiday with the family. Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta. 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-3491 or visit www.facebook.com/UUSOneonta/
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES – 10:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. & 11 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight and Communion Services. Elm Park united Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-6533 or visit elmparkumconeonta.org
COOPERSTOWN – A cherished figure at The Farmer’s Museum is hoping to get a new home soon. Zeb, a 23-year-old Percheron, retired from full service two years ago, and museum officials are hoping to raise enough money to build him his own stable to relax in.
Following the two busiest shopping days of the year – Black Friday and Cyber Monday – museum officials took action on Giving Tuesday to crowd-source for $10,000, enough to build Zeb a retirement stable.