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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JUNE 22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JUNE 22

Swimming Lesson

Around The World

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SWIMMING LESSON – 3:45 p.m. Kids all around the world gather at their local pools to learn to swim. Give your kids the tools to save their lives. Oneonta YMCA, 20-26 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, www.oneontaymca.org/upcoming-events.html

CONVERSATIONS ON HOME – 7 p.m. Lecture and discussion exploring ideas about “home.” Topics include: what defines home, homeland?, How do we understand identity? And more. All sessions free. First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21

Learn About Baseball’s

Greatest Heroes & Moments

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BASEBALL AUTHOR – 1 p.m. Stephen Wong, author of “Game Worn: Baseball Treasures from the Game’s Greatest Heroes and Moments,” comes to the Baseball Hall of Fame to discuss the book and take questions from the audience, followed by a book signing in the atrium. Bullpen Theater, Baseball Hall of Fame. Info, baseballhall.org/events/author-series-stephen-wong?date=0

ART DISCUSSION – 12:30-2:30 p.m. Join President and CEO Paul D’Ambrosio for this weeks Food for Thought discussion “Spirit of the Ice: The Art of Figure Skating Through the Ages” exploring the new Dick Button exhibit. Registration required. Cost, $25 members, $30 non-members. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/fenimore/programs/special_events or call (607) 547-1461

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JUNE 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JUNE 16

Cherry Valley Outdoor Games

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TIMBERSPORTS COMPETITION – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Athletes from around the NE compete with tools not used commercially since the invention of the Chain saw. Watch the STHIL Timbersports Women’s Division qualifying rounds. Alden Field, Cherry Valley Community Center. Info, www.facebook.com/northeastqualifier/

SUNNY MOMENTS EXHIBIT – 5-7 p.m. The opening reception of the “Sunny Moments” exhibition. This is a chance to meet the artists, purchase the art, and enter to win a quilt. The Arc Otsego’s Main View Gallery & Studio, 73 Main St., Oneonta. www.arcotsego.org

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JUNE 15
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JUNE 15

An Afternoon With The Artists

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ARTIST TALK – 4 p.m. “Pushing Boundaries” artist, Marcie Schwartzman, gives a talk discussing her work. Moderated by Robert Seward, professor emeritus of Tokyo University. The Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. www.facebook.com/TheArtGarageCooperstown/

WRITERS SALON – 7:30-9 p.m. Opens with an open mic followed by a presentation from author of the month, Mona Sen. She is the author of her memoir, The Shifting Creek. Community Arts Network of Oneonta. Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, www.canoneonta.org/event/writers-salon-mona-sen/?instance_id=847

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14

Baseball Author

John Carvalho Q&A

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BASEBALL AUTHOR – 1 p.m. John Carvalho, author of “Frick: Baseball’s Third Commissioner,” comes to the Baseball Hall of Fame to discuss the book and take questions from the audience, followed by a book signing. Bullpen Theater, Baseball Hall of Fame. Info, baseballhall.org/events/author-series-john-carvalho

FLAG BURNING – 6 p.m. This Flag Day, the American Legion and the local Boy Scouts host an American Flag Burning Ceremony to respectfully dispose of damaged American Flags. The Soldiers’ Monument, Commercial St., Gilbertsville. E-mail Roberta Halbert berth@frontiernet.net or call (607)783-2691

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JUNE 12
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JUNE 12

Oneonta Outlaws Home Game

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HOME GAME – 7 p.m. The Oneonta Outlaws vs. Mohawk Valley Diamond Dawgs. Damaschke Field, Oneonta. Info, www.oneontaoutlaws.com/teams/default.asp?u=ONEONTAOUTLAWS&s=baseball&p=home

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.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7

Discuss The Thaw Collection

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ART DISCUSSION – 12:30-2:30 p.m. Join Eva Fognell, Curator of the Thaw Collection, for this weeks Food for Thought discussion “Dwell with Beauty: Native Americans at Home” exploring the Thaw collection exhibit. Registration required. Cost, $25 members, $30 non-members. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Info, www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/programs/%5Bfield_program_type-raw%5D/food_for_thought_dwell_with_beauty_native_americans_at_home or call (607) 547-1461

VINYASA YOGA – 5:30-6:30 p.m. Practice a more flowing style of yoga. Open to all levels and age groups. Blocks and straps provided, mats available, wear comfortable clothing. Class is on the outdoor dance floor. Fee, $10 per class. West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Rd., East Meredith. Info, westkc.org/event/vinyasa-flow-yoga-4/2017-06-07/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JUNE 5
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JUNE 5

Solve Past Puzzles

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CCAL CLASS – 1-3 p.m. “Swart-Wilcox Ephemera: Piecing History Together Through Documents.” Learn how to use items of a short-lived nature, such as letters, checks, newspapers, flyers, tickets, etc, to piece together the history of a family, house, or town. Swart-Wilcox House Museum, Wilcox Ave., Oneonta. Info, Debra ccaloneonta@stny.rr.com or visit swartwilcoxhouse.wordpress.com/summer-schedule/ccal-classes/

LOCAL SCREENING – 2-4 p.m. The Lincoln Center streams the reunion of band mates Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, and Robert Ellis. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 31
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 31

Showing ‘The Young Lords’

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FILM SERIES – 5:45 p.m. “The Young Lords.” Includes a vegetarian meal and childcare. No charge. RSVP requested. Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford St., Oneonta. Info, (607) 432-3491, uuso@uuso.org or visit uuso.org

TALKING OPERA – 7 p.m. Joseph Colaneri, Glimmerglass Festival’s Music Director and conductor of this rarely performed Donizetti opera, will give a presentation on his production of “The Seige of Calais.” The Fenimore Art Museum, 5798 NY-80, Cooperstown.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 17
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 17

Pest Management For

The Greenhouse & Garden

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GARDENING LECTURE – 6:30-8:30 p.m. Learn tips and tricks for keeping pests off your plants in your greenhouse and your garden. Presented by Mohican Farm Manager Bob Sutherland. Program is free, space is limited. Mohican Farm, 7207 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. Info, occainfo.org/calendar/informed-lecture-series-integrated-pest-management-home-greenhouse-garden/

BROCHURE EXCHANGE – 5 p.m. Tourism businesses and professionals are invited to annual brochure exchange and network. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Road, Cooperstown. Info/registration, (607) 547-5098 ext. 6, johnbower@hydehall.org

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