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Fenimore Art Museum

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, APRIL 24
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, APRIL 24

History Day Presentations

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HISTORY DAY – All Day. Students from the Catskill region of NYS compete to see who has created the best History Day Project and continue on to the Statewide competition. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. Info, nyshistoryday.org

SPRING DINNER – 6 p.m. Roast Pork dinner. Individual seating only, reservations required. Take-out available, ready for pick-up by 5:45 p.m. Middlefield Baptist Church. Info, call Dorothy @ (607)547-9093 or Sue @ (607)264-8042

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19

‘Peter And The Starcatcher,’ SUNY-O

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THEATER – 8 p.m. “Peter and the Starcatcher” presented by SUNY Oneonta. Tells the backstory of JM Barrie’s ‘Peter Pan’ as imagined by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Goodrich Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Info, oneonta.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp

AMAZING AMPHIBIANS – 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Get your elementary aged children out and learn about the amphibians that are waking up from winter and explore Thayer farm to learn which ones live there. Meet at Upland Interpretive Center at Thayer Farm, 7027 State Highway 80, Springfield. Info, occainfo.org/calendar/get-kids-amazing-amphibians/

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Immortals Walk Earth At New Fenimore Show

Immortals Walk Earth

At New Fenimore Show

Skating Olympians Peggy Fleming and Dick Button pause at a display case containing a statue from her days as a three-time world champion. The two stars of the ice and network TV were at The Fenimore Art Museum this afternoon for their first look at “The Art of Figure Skating Through the Ages: The Dick Button Collection,” which opened Saturday for the summer season. Peggy Fleming paused at the yellow dress (it used to be chartreuse, she said) made for her by her mother for what became her Olympic year – 1968 at Grenoble. Button, who has collected hundreds of paintings and artifacts that are the basis of the exhibit, recalled seeing Gillis Grafström and his wife Cecilie Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s collection (now the basis of the World Skating Hall of Fame collection in Colorado) during a visit to Sweden with his parents.  “My father offered to buy the collection for me,” said Button, “but I was 17…”  He later began collecting hundreds of artworks and artifacts of his sport, the basis of this summer’s “Art of Figure Skating” exhibit. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5

Poetry Reading

With Ishion Hutchinson

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POETRY READING – 7 p.m. Reading by Jamaican poet Ishion Hutchinson. Author of 2 collections, “Far District” and “House of Lords and Commons.” Martha Daniel will open the event by reading her poem “On the Table.” Celebration room, Shineman Chapel Hall, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Info, email David Lubell at lubelld@hartwick.edu

EGG DECORATING – 6:30 p.m. Pysanky, Ukranian egg decorating workshop using traditional materials and designs to create a folk patterned easter egg. Material fee, $5. Registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/#crafts

ART DISCUSSION – 12:30-2:30 p.m. Join director of exhibitions Chris Rossi for this weeks Food for Thought discussion “50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons. Maurice Sendak: The Memorial Exhibition.” Registration required. Cost, $25 members, $30 non-members. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Info, www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/lectures or call (607) 547-1461

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, APRIL 2
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, APRIL 2

Spring Music & Crafts

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SPRING CRAFT SHOW – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Come find unique items for gifts from the many vendors. Includes drawings for door prizes and a basket raffle. FoxCare Center, 1 FoxCare Drive, Oneonta.

VIOLIN RECITAL – 1 p.m. Performance by Imad Rajib Altaha with free will offering to benefit the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees. Mr. Altaha received his Bachelor of Music Arts from Bagdad Univeristy in 1994 and has played the violin for 30 years. Inlcudes light refreshments, open to the public. First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. Info, call 547-8401

HAWKEYE REVUE – 2 p.m. CCS Students and guest faculty members perform musical numbers. This years theme is “Songs from Shows We Won’t Do.” Each performance will be accompanied by a large student orchestra with a few professionals. Open to the public. Suggested donation, $10 adult, $5 children. Cooperstown High School Auditorium. Info, www.cooperstowncs.org/hawkeye-revue-returns-to-cooperstown-csd-on-april-1-and-april-2/

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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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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Previews Fenimore’s Dick Button Exhibit

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Previews Fenimore’s Dick Button Exhibit

Fenimore President Paul D’Ambrosio shows off a 1,000-year-old skate with a stone runner, the oldest in Olympian Dick Button’s collection this summer at The Fenimore Art Museum. (AllOTSEGO.com)

In today’s weekly report, “Morning Headlines,” on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), previews Dick Button’s “The Art of Figure Skating Through the Ages,” which opens Saturday for the season at Cooperstown’s Fenimore Art Museum.

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Skating Royalty Dick Button Shows Collection At Fenimore
PEGGY FLEMING, DOROTHY HAMILL JOIN HIM

Skating Royalty Dick Button

Shows Collection At Fenimore

Beginning this Saturday, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Dick Button’s extensive skating-related collection of paintings, sculpture, photographs, artifacts, costumes and more will be on display in “The Art of Figure Skating Through the Ages” at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown.  A highpoint of the summer will be “Art on Ice,” the museum’s annual gala on Friday, July 14, when Peggy Fleming, Dorothy Hamill, JoJo Starbuck and other skating royalty will join Button, then participate in a panel discussion the morning after.  Details and much more in this week’s Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal, available on newsstands this afternoon.
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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAR. 18
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAR. 18

Learn About Local Wool

WORLD OF WOOL – 11 a.m. Learn about local wool and its journey to be clothing. Includes an educational display, a community knitting circle, spinning & weaving demonstrations, live music, and a chance to meet a local Angora Rabbit. At the Cooperstown Farmers Market. Info, www.facebook.com/CooperstownFarmersMarket/

MUSIC FESTIVAL – 7-10 p.m. Bluegrass Americana music festival headlined by The Gibson Brothers. Foothills Performing Arts Center, 24 Market St., Oneonta. Info, foothillspac.org

CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. The Big Galute jewish ensemble band performance explores the intersection between classical and klezmers music, and Jewish music of the Balkans, Turkey, and the US. Anderson Theater, Hartwick College. Info, www.biggalute.com or call the Hartwick College department of music @ (607)431-4800

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAR. 12
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAR. 12

Wedding Planning Expo

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Spring Forward!
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS – 2 a.m. Daylight saving time begins 2 a.m. Move clocks forward one hour!

BRIDAL EXPO – Noon-3 p.m. Get up close and personal with area wedding experts. Cost $5. Foothills Performing Arts Center, 24 Market st., Oneonta. Info, foothillspac.org/index.php/shows/bridal-expo/

CHILI CONTEST – 1-3 p.m. Try all the chili and corn bread and decide which is the best. Includes music by John Hopper and some crafters. Hartwick Community Center, 450 Co Rd 11, Hartwick. Info, call Caren Kelsey (607)293-7530

TREP$ MARKETPLACE – 1-3 p.m. Come support CCS students bring their businesses alive. Cooperstown High School. Info, www.facebook.com/Cooperstown-TREP-1508685209401557/

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