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Delany Ruston Screens Her Film ‘Screenagers’ At OHS

Delany Ruston Screens Her

Film ‘Screenagers’ At OHS

Documentary film maker Delany Ruston talks to parents and teachers who gathered in the OHS Beldin Auditorium this evening for a free screening of her film “ScreenAgers: Growing Up In The Digital”. The documentary deals with how her personal struggles with her teenage daughter are part of a much larger problem of addiction in young people today and how we can take action to correct it in our families. In a talk following the film, Ruston stressed the importance of boundaries like limited time per day and not having screens in the bedroom. She also spoke about success with short, weekly conversations tech talks with her family that help create mindfulness by discussing what is effective vs. not effective about technology. For more ideas and frequently asked questions you can visit screenagersmovie.com. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 19
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 19

‘To Grow A Farmer’ Exhibit

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OPENING RECEPTION – 5 – 7 p.m. Exhibit “To Grow A Farmer,” a photographic essay of farming families in upstate New York. Project Space Gallery, Fine Arts Center, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-436-3456 or visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/1977291

WRITERS SALON – 7:30 – 9 p.m. Present your writing at the open mic then enjoy a reading by the featured author John Verdon, author of the Dave Gurney series of mystery thrillers – international bestsellers. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/event/writers-salon-john-verdon/?instance_id=978

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PBS Documentary In Works Based On Dr. Sorin’s Research

PBS Documentary In Works

Based On Dr. Sorin’s Research

Dr. Gretchen Sorin, front left, delivers her findings in her talk Driving While Black: African Americans on the Road in the Jim Crow Era at the 1st Presbyterian Church in Cooperstown this afternoon. Sorin’s research, which focuses on African American families, their cars and The Green Book has become the basis for an upcoming documentary to be aired on PBS during the 2019-2020 season. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JAN. 13
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JAN. 13

How Was It Made:

The Metropolitan Opera

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THE OPERA HOUSE – 12:55 p.m. Special showing of the Documentary chronicling the creation of The Metropolitan Opera. Tickets, $15/person. The Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org

BOWL DECORATING – 1-4 p.m. Create and decorate a bowl for the Chili Bowl Cook-off Fund raiser. The Carriage House Art Studio, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-2070 or visit www.facebook.com/CANOneonta/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JUNE 8
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JUNE 8

USAF Brass Band Performs

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BRASS CONCERT – 6-8 p.m. Free Brass band concert performed by the US Air Force Heritage of America Band. The Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Info, foothillspac.org

FILM – 1:30 p.m. Presenting “The Other Side of the Kennel” the documentary on the 100 year history of the Susquehanna Animal Shelter. St James Retirement Community, 9 St. James Place, Oneonta. Info, www.stjamesmanor.com

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 1
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 1

‘Empty Bowls’ Benefit Today

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EMPTY BOWLS – Noon-2 p.m. Serving homemade soup in your choice of bowl crafted and donated by local potters. Cost, $15 to benefit the local food pantry. Christ Church Parish Hall on Fair Street, Cooperstown. Info, cooperstownchamber.org/calendar-of-events/#!event/2017/4/1/empty-bowls. To volunteer or donate call (607)547-2627

SOUTH AFRICAN BANQUET – 6-9 p.m. The Mali Education project presents a South African benefit bazaar, dinner and documentary fill titled “Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai,” about the founder of the Green belt Movement in Kenya and winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize. Tickets, $15 adults, $10 children over 5. Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford Ave, Oneonta. Reservation, call (607)434-3303 or email cswolfgould@gmail.com. Info, uuso.org

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAR.25
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAR. 25

Creating Natural Remedies

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WORKSHOP – 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Learn about plants and how to create natural remedies from your spice rack or what’s in your backyard. Registration required. Cost, members $40, non-members $50, juniors $30. Materials included. In the Creamery Classroom, The Farmers’ Museum. Info, (607) 547-1461, www.farmersmuseum.org/programs/%5Bfield_program_type-raw%5D/americana_academy_workshop_balms_salves

PLAY READING – 6:30 p.m. Reading of “SAPE” by local playwright Karen Butler. Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium, 5798 NY-80, Cooperstown. Info, www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

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