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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, FEB. 20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, FEB. 20

Remembering Songs Of Civil Rights

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COMMUNITY SING-A-LONG – 7-9 p.m. An evening of spirituals and other songs of the Civil Rights Movement. Hosted by Intercultural affairs and the Music Department. Celebration Room, Hartwick College. Info, Lee Wright wrightl@hartwick.edu

ROLLER DERBY PRACTICE – 6 p.m. Sports team practice. Anyone 18 and older of any skill level are welcome. Interskate 88, 5185 St. Hwy. 23, Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/hillcityrollers/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, FEB. 19
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, FEB. 19

Snow Date For ‘Love Letters’

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THEATER – 2 p.m. Performance of ‘Love Letters,’ by A.R. Gurney, which tells the story of Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner via the letters they exchanged over their lifetime. The Production Center of the Foothills Performing Arts Center, 124 Market St., Oneonta. Info, (607) 432-5407 or GEStevens17@gmail.com

HYDE HALL HISTORY – 3 p.m. John Bower, Marketing Director of Hyde Hall, presents a brief history from 1817 to 1835. Event is free and open to the public with light refreshments available. Celebrate Hyde Hall’s 200th year. Middlefield Town Hall, on Co. Rt. 25 off St. Rt. 166.

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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 FRIDAY, FEB. 17
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, FEB. 17

Create Beautiful Home Decor

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CRAFT NIGHT – 6:30 p.m. Create some beautiful home decor our of some paint and a burlap canvas. Creative fun for crafters of any skill level. The Green Earth, 4 Market St., Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/branchandbloomny/

STEAK DINNER – 5-7 p.m. Includes salad, potato, vegetable, rolls, and dessert. Open to public. Cost, $20. Oneonta Vets Club, 279 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Reservations, 432-0494 by 2/16.

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. www.cooperstownart.com/special-events.html or call (607)547-9777

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEB. 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEB. 16

Writers’ Workshop Features Poet

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Last Day to register for the Seed Catalog Workshop. Info,

cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2017/02/18/making-sense-of-seed-catalogs-workshop

Last Day to reserve a seat at the Oneonta Vets Club Steak Dinner 2/17. Info, 432-0494

WRITERS SALON – 7:30-9 p.m. Begins with open mic where writers can read their personal works. Followed by a presentation by the featured author, Poet Bob Benson. Event is free and open to the public. Community Arts Network of Oneonta. Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, www.canoneonta.org/event/writers-salon-bob-benson/?instance_id=701

OPEN MIC – 7-10 p.m. Come share your story of love. Whether its for your pet, your significant other, or grilled cheese. All stories are welcome. Roots Brewing Company, 175 Main St., Oneonta. Info, greentoadbookstore.com/events/love-stories-open-mic-night/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15

Learn The Power Of E-mail

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MARKETING SEMINAR – 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The Winter Educational Seminar Series presents “The Power of E-mail Marketing.” Cost, $12 per person includes lunch. Bullpen Theater, Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. Info, cooperstownchamber.org/calendar-of-events/#!event/2017/2/15/the-power-of-email-marketing

LECTURE SERIES – 6:30-8 p.m. Be Informed. Dan Sullivan, Mohawk Valley Economic Development District, presents “How you can make an impact using clean energy” on what clean energy is and how you and your municipality can get involved in programs to have a positive impact on the changing climate. Free. Registration preferred. Mohican Farm, 7195 St. Rt. 80, Cooperstown. Info, http://occainfo.org/calendar/mohican-farm-lecture-series-can-make-impact-using-clean-energy/ or call Jeff O’Handley (607)282-4087

FILM SERIES – 7 p.m. Winter Wednesday’s film series showing of “Juno.” Foothills Performing Arts Center, 24 Market St., Oneonta. Info, foothillspac.org

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, FEB. 14
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, FEB. 14

Visit The Era Of Summer Camps

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Valentine’s Day

Last day to enter your design in the Library Lovers 3-D design Contest. Info, hmloneonta.org/3d-printing

LOCAL HISTORY – 2 p.m. Learn the story of the overnight summer camps for boys and girls on Otsego Lake with Suzan Friedlander, local historian, at Woodside hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, Call (607)547-0600

SINGING VALENTINES – 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sweet Adelines City of the Hills Chorus to deliver musical valentines to significant others in any location requested withing 25 miles of Oneonta. To order, call Elaine Mattice (607)432-0462 or email emattice160@gmail.com

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, FEB. 13
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, FEB. 13

How To Catch An Otsego Bass

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WITH THE SNOW EMERGENCY CONTINUING MONDAY, BE SURE TO CHECK TO SEE IF AN EVENT IS CANCELLED BEFORE YOU VENTURE FORTH

FISHING TIPS – 7 p.m. Meeting of the Dave Brandt Chapter of Trout Unlimited where Tom Trelease presents “All the Secrets you need to catch bass on Otsego & Canadarago Lakes.” Inlcudes demonstrations of best rigs, lures, and baits. Includes spin and fly fishing. The Plains, 163 Heritage Circle, Oneonta. Info, dplummer@stny.rr.com

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

Cancellations Possible

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DUE TO 10-14 INCHES OF SNOW BEING FORECAST SUNDAY AND MONDAY, BE SURE TO CHECK TO SEE IF AN EVENT IS CANCELLED BEFORE YOU VENTURE FORTH

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

CONCERT – 3 p.m. Oneonta Community Concert band presents its annual “Summertime in Winter” concert featuring numbers like “Hail to the Spirit of Liberty”, “I’ve Made My Plans for the Summer”, and “Our Flirtations.” Free and open to the public. Fox Care Center, Oneonta. Info, 437-1052

TOURNAMENT – 4 p.m. Valentine “Hearts” Tournament to benefit Susquehanna Animal Shelter. Trophies and door prizes awarded, with beverages and food available. Cooperstown Beverage Exchange, 73 Main St, Cooperstown. Info, susquehannaanimalshelter.org/category/events/

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