HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JUNE 22
SWIMMING LESSON – 3:45 p.m. Kids all around the world gather at their local pools to learn to swim. Give your kids the tools to save their lives. Oneonta YMCA, 20-26 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, www.oneontaymca.org/upcoming-events.html
CONVERSATIONS ON HOME – 7 p.m. Lecture and discussion exploring ideas about “home.” Topics include: what defines home, homeland?, How do we understand identity? And more. All sessions free. First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 10
OTSEGO LAKES FESTIVAL – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. A celebration of Otsego lake held in conjunction with Clark Sports Centers “Race the Lake Marathon.” Other activities include free paddle board demonstrations, ‘touch tanks’ with live plants and animals found in our lake, a guided nature walk, music, and food and beer samplings from local vendors. Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown. Info, occainfo.org/otsego-lakes-festival/
CAT CARNIVAL – 1-4 p.m. The SAS opens their ‘adopt a shelter cat month’ with an open house and a carnival with a tour of the shelter, kids face painting, raffles, and refreshments. All adult cat adoption are 20% off, or buy one get one free for the month of June. Susquehanna Animal Shelter, 4841 NY-28, Cooperstown. Info, susquehannaanimalshelter.org or call (607)547-8111
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 17
GARDENING LECTURE – 6:30-8:30 p.m. Learn tips and tricks for keeping pests off your plants in your greenhouse and your garden. Presented by Mohican Farm Manager Bob Sutherland. Program is free, space is limited. Mohican Farm, 7207 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. Info, occainfo.org/calendar/informed-lecture-series-integrated-pest-management-home-greenhouse-garden/
BROCHURE EXCHANGE – 5 p.m. Tourism businesses and professionals are invited to annual brochure exchange and network. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Road, Cooperstown. Info/registration, (607) 547-5098 ext. 6, firstname.lastname@example.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 13
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
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 28
‘LOST BOYS’ LECTURE – 5 p.m. Cousins Sebastian Maroundit and Mathon Noi present “Building Minds in South Sudan” discussing their efforts to rebuild schools in their homeland. Celebration Room, Shineman Chapel House, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Info, Dr. Elizabeth Bloom @ (607)431-4945 or email email@example.com or visit www.hartwick.edu/news/hartwick-host-lecture-sudanese-lost-boys/
ART & POETRY CONTEST – 6-9 p.m. This years theme is Blue Skies, Smilin’ At Me: Exploring the Beauty of living a life free of the negative impacts of addiction. Opening gala features the exhibit, poetry reading, awards ceremony, & music. Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, www.canoneonta.org/event/opening-reception-leaf-art-poetry-contest-2/?instance_id=752
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 20
LECTURE – 7:30 p.m. Bruce Buckley series presents Robert Baron speaking on “Contemporary Resonances of Mid Century Cooperstown Public Folklore and Public History.” The Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium, Cooperstown. Info, Amanda Berman firstname.lastname@example.org
TEEN SCENE – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Teens meet to discuss events that are important to them. This months meeting will have a Paint & Dip in which teens will paint a pattern with a twist of their own. Led by artist Diane Stensland. Reservations required. Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, visit www.familyrn.org/news_events/event_calendar.html/event/2017/04/20/1492727400/teen-scene/153288 or contact Kristin Winn, email@example.com or call (607)432-0001
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, APRIL 18
THE GATHERING PLACE – 2-4 p.m. Learn about the habitat and feeding of the Baltimore Oriole and Ruby Throated Hummingbird as they return to our area this spring. Also touches on the patterns of other migratory birds. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St,. Cooperstown. Info, Karen Cadwalader @ 607-547-0600 or visit www.facebook.com/Woodside.Hall/
CLIMATE LECTURE – 6 p.m. Learn about issues in climate change with Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food and Water Watch, author of Foodopoly and Frackopoly. Hunt Union, Red Dragon ballroom, SUNY Oneonta.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12
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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
MEMORIAL LECTURE – 7 p.m. NYS Sen. James Seward delivers the Leslie G Rude Memorial Lecture titled “Politics, Protests, and PR: Public Service in the Age of Fake News, Alt-Left vs. Alt-Right, and Twitter wars.” Free and open to the public. Anderson Center for the Arts Theater, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Info, www.hartwick.edu/academics/annual-celebrations-lectures/leslie-g-rude-lecture/ or Alicia Fish @ (607)431-4021 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, APRIL 4
JOB FAIR – 1-4 p.m. Come see what jobs are available in the area and listen to employers give a 10 minute presentation about their business and the opportunities you could have. Holiday Inn, 5206 NY-23, Oneonta. Info, otsegocc.com/events/#id=228&cid=673&wid=301
HEALTHCARE LECTURE – 6-7:30 p.m. Dr. William Streck, former president and CEO of Bassett, presents “Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act? What Social and Economic Impacts for New York?” Q&A session to follow. Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center, SUNY Oneonta. Info, Gina Keel Gina.Keel@oneonta.edu
COMMON COUNCIL – 7 p.m. Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig delivers his State of the City address. Common Council chambers, City Hall, 258 Main St., Oneonta. Info, www.oneonta.ny.us/common-council/