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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JUNE 18
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JUNE 18

Soccer Festival, Neahwa Park

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WORLD CUP SOCCER FESTIVAL – 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Come to the 4th annual Play for Peace soccer festival for food, fun, music, and soccer. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. www.facebook.com/KESsoccer/

OUTDOOR GAMES – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Athletes from across the NE compete to see who’s best. Includes a bbq contest and tasting, and the Stihl Timbersports NE Qualifier. Watch the finals of the women’s competition, and the final outdoor games. Alden Field, Cherry Valley Community Center. www.facebook.com/northeastqualifier/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 13
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 13

Meet The Veterans Club

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OPEN HOUSE – Noon-3 p.m. Talk to representatives of The American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, The Ladies Axiliaries, Amvets, Sons of the the American Legion, and others. Cooperstown Veterans Club, 60 Main St., Cooperstown.

GARDEN PARTY – 1-4 p.m. Treat Mom to a garden party that includes tea and treats on the veranda, a maypole and live music for dancing, activities, and a first look at a new exhibit by the Cooperstown Graduate Program. Free, all welcome. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd., Springfield. Info, hydehall.org/event/celebrate-mom-garden-party/ or call (607) 547-5098

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From Cooperstown, Thaw Exhibit On Display At Met This Summer

From Cooperstown, Thaw Exhibit

On Display At Met This Summer

Fenimore Art Museum President Paul D’Ambrosio addresses the opening of “American Indian Art from the Fenimore Art Museum: The Thaw Collection,” last evening at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City.   Selections from the Cooperstown museum’s nationally known collection of Native American art will be on display at the Met throught the summer.  Also attending the reception was Eva Fognell, Thaw Collection curator.
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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 7
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 7

The Music Festival Begins

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SPRING CONCERT – 4 p.m. The first performance of the Summer Music festival presents Brahms Horn Trio and other classics. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. Info, www.cooperstownmusicfest.org

VOLUNTEER – 1-4 p.m. Help clean up the gardens. Tools and refreshments provided. Brookwood Point, 6000 State Highway 80, West Lake Rd., Cooperstown. Info, otsegolandtrust.org

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 4
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 4

Discover The Outdoors

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OTSEGO OUTDOORS – 4:30 p.m. Learn how you can connect with nature year round. The go on a bike ride, hike, or do some paddling on Gilbert Lake. Includes refreshments. Glibert Lake State Park, 18 CCC Rd., Laurens. Info, www.otsego2000.org/2017/04/27/launching-otsego-outdoors/

LOCAL HISTORY – 7 p.m. “Lose the Battle, Win the War: Women’s Fight to Vote in Cooperstown,” a presentation with the League of Women Voters exploring the movement in Otsego County that lead to women gaining the right to vote across New York State 100 years ago. Christ Church Parish Hall, 69 Fair St., Cooperstown. Info, www.facebook.com/LWVoftheCooperstownArea/

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‘Blue Skies’ Shines At CANO

‘Blue Skies’ Shines At CANO

Ryan Alsheimer, left, and William Cream, both of Oneonta, admire “Big Blue” by Birte Jorgensen at LEAF’s annual Poetry & Art Contest that opened at CANO in Oneonta’s Wilber Mansion this evening. The piece won the Motif Award for best representation of the theme “Blue Skies Smilin’ At Me.” The show will also be opening at The Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown on May 4. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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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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