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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Fly A Kite At Cherry Valley Fest

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KITE FESTIVAL – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. All day outdoor kite fly for all. Includes Rev Riders Team Performances, Fighter Kite Battles, more. Admission, $5/adult. Campbell Road, Cherry Valley. 607-264-3080 or visit www.facebook.com/cherryvalleyartworks/

BLOCK PARTY – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Benefit for Family Resource Network features free hot dogs, vendors, children’s activities, opportunity to dunk Pastor Paul, 3 tries/$1, Noon – 12:30 p.m. Bring friends, meet more. Atonement Lutheran Church parking lot, 1 Center St., Oneonta. 607-432-6852.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

Boston Brass Jazz Band In Concert

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CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Boston Brass treats audience to one-of-a-kind musical experience featuring classical, burning jazz standards. Tickets, $25 general admission. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St.,Oneonta. 607-433-7252 or visit oneontaconcertassociation.org

KITE FESTIVAL – 6 p.m. Build your own kite then see if it can fly without wind at indoor kite fly event. All ages welcome, cost $3. Old School Gymn Genesee St., Cherry Valley. 607-264-3080 or visit www.facebook.com/cherryvalleyartworks/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Tour Our Urban Forest

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TREES OF COOPERSTOWN – 5:30 p.m. Tour Cooperstown with Otsego County Conservation Association, learn benefits of street trees, threats to urban forests, basics of tree anatomy, identification. Free, open to public. Pre-registration preferred. Meet at Pioneer Park, Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/the-trees-of-cooperstown/

GARDEN CLUB – 6:30 p.m. Public meeting hosts Don Urtz presenting photographs of work done by the club over the years. Free, refreshments provided. Richfield Springs Village Library, 102 W. Main St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-0230 or visit www.facebook.com/Richfield-Springs-Public-Library-1068210423236404/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

Red Dragon Reading Series Opens

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READING SERIES – 7:30 – 9 p.m. Join the Red Dragons for reading by Bradley J. Fest and Julie Suarez Hayes. CME Great Room, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2720355

AUTHOR PRESENTATION – 7 – 8 p.m. Noted author David Pietrusza discusses latest book “TR’s Last War: Theodore Roosevelt, The Great War, and a Journey of Triumph and Tragedy.” Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

Celebrate Songs Of The Erie Canal

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CELEBRATION – 7 p.m. 200 year celebration of the Erie canal featuring Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle, Singer/Songwriters performing 8 historic songs from construction of Erie Canal. Refreshments available, donations appreciated. Fly Creek Area Historical Society, Grange Hall, 210 Cemetery Rd., Fly Creek.

EXHIBIT RECEPTION – 4 – 6 p.m. Student exhibit featuring works by recipients of Jean Parish Memorial Scholarship. Project Space Gallery, Fine Arts Center, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-3456 or visit suny.oneonta.edu/art-department/art-galleries/exhibitions

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Betty Thompson, 86; Librarian Began Career At Huntington

IN MEMORIAM: Betty Thompson, 86;

Librarian Began Career At Huntington

Betty Thompson

ONEONTA – Elizabeth “Betty” (Miller) Thompson, 86, whose year on the staff of the Huntington Memorial Library launched her life’s work, passed away surrounded by family, on Aug. 31, 2018, in Cortland.

Formerly of Newark Valley, she was originally from Oneonta.

Betty was born on Feb. 17, 1932, attended Bugbee Elementary School and graduated from Oneonta High School in 1949. She studied history and Spanish at Hartwick College, graduating in 1953, then completed a year of graduate study in library science at Oswego State.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

9/11 Memorial Event

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HERO RUN/WALK – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Memorial run/walk for all the heroes who lost their lives on 9/11/01 and honoring the heroes who still answer the call. Fly Creek Volunteer Fire Company., 832 Co. Hwy. 26, Fly Creek. Visit hero5k.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=6181

RODEO – 4 – 11 p.m. Support your hometown baseball team at Saturday Night Showdown. Pre-rodeo features games, food, music. Rodeo kicks off at 7, followed at 9 by party with music, cash bar, snacks. Tickets, $20/adult. Available at SFCU locations, ISD, The Shipping Room, or Online. Oneonta Outlaws, Damaschke Field, 15 James Georgeson Ave., Oneonta. 607-432-6326 or visit www.facebook.com/oneontaoutlawsbaseball/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

Opening ‘The Floating World’

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RECEPTION – 5 – 7 p.m. Exhibit “The Floating World.” Includes presentation by artist Jian Cui at 6. Martin-Mullen Art Gallery, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-3456 or visit suny.oneonta.edu/art-department/art-galleries/exhibitions

YARN CLUB – 6 – 7:30 p.m. Knitter, Crocheter’s of all skill levels meet to work on projects. Accompanied youths welcome. The Study, Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Print A Jack-O-Lantern

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TINKERING TUESDAY – 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. Design, print a custom Jack-O-Lantern. Material fee applies. Registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit www.eventbrite.com/e/3d-design-tinkering-tuesday-jack-o-lantern-registration-49478291903

BOOK CLUB – 6 – 7 p.m. Come discuss “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History Of How Our Government Segregated America” by Richard Rothstein. The Green Toad Book Store, 198 Main St., Oneonta. 607-433-8898 or visit www.facebook.com/TheGreenToadBookstore/

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