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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 18
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 18

Party For Pridefest

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MARDI GRAS – 5:30-8:30 p.m. Fundraiser for Oneonta Pridefest. Enjoy a fabulous party with appetizers from Humphrey’s, beads and masks, a photo booth, raffles, and more. Admission, $5. Humphrey’s, 437 Main St., Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/events/393988020988511/

WRITERS SALON – 7:30-9 p.m. Opens with an open mic followed by a presentation from author of the month, Jake Wolff. Community Arts Network of Oneonta. Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, www.canoneonta.org/calendar/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 11
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 11

Musical Open Mic

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MUSIC AT THE MANSION – 6:30-8 p.m. Free event features open mic for solo and small ensemble musicians followed by an intermission and then a featured performance. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, www.canoneonta.org/calendar/

HISTORY PROGRAM – 6:30 p.m. Dr. John Davis, retired physician & hospital historian, presents on Dr. M.I. Bassett & The History of Bassett Hospital. Kinney Memorial Library, Cty. Hwy. 11, Hartwick. Info, www.facebook.com/OtsegoIsHistory/ , Deb Mackenzie, (607) 293-6635, Harriett Geywits, (315) 858-2575.

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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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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, APRIL 30
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, APRIL 30

Activities At The Yager

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FAMILY FUN DAY – Noon-3 p.m. Spend an afternoon at the museum with the kids creating masks, playing art detective, doing a junior archaeology dig, and more arts and crafts. Each activity will tie in with the theme of storytelling. Yager Museum, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Info, www.hartwick.edu/news/hartwicks-yager-museum-host-2nd-family-fun-day-event/

OCCA GARAGE SALE – 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle items to raise money for county-wide environmental programs by OCCA. At the Cooperstown Farmers Market. Info, occainfo.org/calendar/save-date-reduce-reuse-recycle-garage-sale/ or call (607) 547-4488

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 13
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 13

History Of WWI, Bassett Hospital

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HISTORY PRESENTATION – 6:30 p.m. Tom Heitz opens history season with some stories from WWI about shell shocked aviators recovering at Bassett Hospital and the good-natured hijinks they got into with the Cooperstown community. Event is free and open to all. Includes light refreshments. Kinney Memorial Library, Co. Rt. 11, Hartwick. Info, Deb Mackenzie, President Otsego County Historical Association, (607)293-6635

ART RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. Opening of “Off Your Walls: A Tribute to Lisa Rodewald” and “The Fabric of Life: Textiles From
Around the World” art exhibits.  Cooperstown Art Associeation. Info, www.cooperstownart.com

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAR. 29
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAR. 29

Showing ‘Citizenfour’

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

INFORMATION SESSION – 5-7 p.m. For individuals with developmental disabilities and their families looking to have more choice in their support and services, Cynthia Spann and Vanessa Smith present about Self-Direction. The Arc Otsego, 35 Academy St., Oneonta. Info/register, Marty Kuhn, (607)267-3210 or email kuhnm@arcotsego.org or visit www.facebook.com/arcotsego/

RED DRAGON READING SERIES – 8 p.m. Marc Kelly Smith, the founder of the Poetry Slam. Free, all welcome. SUNY Oneonta. Info, www.oneonta.edu/academics/english/reddragonreading/reddragonreadingseries.asp or call (607) 436-3446.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAR. 4
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAR. 4

Take A Hike With OCCA

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SNOWSHOE HIKE – Noon-4 p.m. 3.5 hour hike to begin the nature hike series. Highlights include a 30-foot waterfall, the history of the park as told by your guide, Steve, and the Sphagnum bog known as Mud Lake. Riddell State Park. Info, occainfo.org/calendar/snowshoe-hike-mud-lake/ or call 607-547-4488

RE-OPENING PARTY – 9 a.m.-Noon. Enjoy a free workout, tour the training studio, and more. Healthlinks @ Foxcare, Oneonta. Info, healthlinksoneonta.com or call (607)431-5454

STREAMING COMIC-CON – Noon-8 p.m. Listen to guest speakers, find out what’s next for your favorite creative teams, and pose questions to special guests. Secret Comix Cave, 453 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/secretcomixcave/

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

Conservation Training

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CONSERVATION TRAINING – Noon-3 p.m. Learn to map stands of Eastern Hemlock to volunteer with conservation services in the effort to counter the spread of the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid. Free, registration required. Mohican Farm, 7195 State Route 80, Cooperstown. Info, occainfo.org/calendar/hemlock-woolly-adelgid-finding-hemlock-stands/ or call (607) 282-4087

OPERA – 12:55 p.m. “Rusalka.” The Met streaming live in HD. Foothills Performing Arts & Civic Center, 24 Market St., Oneonta. Cost $18/seniors, $20/adults, 10/students. Season pass $200. Box Office: (607)431-2080, foothillspac.org/index.php/shows/metropolitan-opera-in-hd/

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

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEB. 18
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEB. 18

Support This Years

Polar Bear Jumpers

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POLAR BEAR JUMP – 12:30 p.m. Come spectate on people jumping in a freezing lake to support local children, individuals, and organizations in need. Goodyear Lake, Outside Portlandville, St. Hwy. 28, Oneonta. Info, www.thisiscooperstown.com/events/goodyear-lake-22nd-annual-polar-bear-jump

FROZEN TOE RACE – 10:30 a.m. 5 Mile race held regardless of weather conditions. Entry, $35. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. Info, www.clarksportscenter.com

PERFORMANCE – 7:30 p.m. Local and regional talent perform Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues.” Ballroom Gallery of the Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown Village Library. Info, www.cooperstownart.com/special-events.html or call (607)547-9777

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEB. 9
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEB. 9

Learn, Discuss Civil Rights History

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FILM SERIES – 7-9 p.m. Celebrate Black History Month with a showing of “Palante, Siempre Palante.” Includes a presentation and a Q&A session. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Info, oneonta.collegiatelink.net/organization/oneonta/calendar/details/1206852

TOASTMASTERS – 6:15-7:30 p.m. Speech contest with free refreshments. Come practice your public speaking in a supportive environment. The Green Earth, 4 Market St., Oneonta. Info, oneonta.toastmastersclubs.org or call (607)873-2070

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