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Neahwa Park

Glorious Glow

Glorious Glow

Dave Markowitz and Nick Scheren, both of the Town of Maryland, inflate their panther balloon as part of the balloon glow during the opening evening of the Susquehanna Balloon Festival in Neahwa Park. The fun continues tomorrow with balloon rides, live music and more in the park. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPT. 1
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPT. 1

Balloons In The Park

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BALLOON FEST – 5-9 p.m. Enjoy an evening of food, music, hot air balloons with Fabulous Friday. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. Call (607)432-2941 or visit www.facebook.com/BalloonGlowFest/

ART RECEPTION – 5-8 p.m. Art exhibit with Anthony Hanakovic “The Baroque Period Revisited” working in Oil Painting, Etchings, Aquatints; Judith Lamb “Organic Matter, The Cycle of Life,” Oil Paintings; James Nefsey “Myths and Ancient Memories” photographs. On display thru 9/17. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call (607) 432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/calendar/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUG. 24
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUG. 24

Star Wars At Doubleday

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STAR WARS – 8:30 p.m. The Village of Cooperstown presents free showing of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Doubleday Field, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-2411

BOOK CLUB – 5:30-7:30 p.m. The second meeting of the social justice book club will discuss “Between The World And Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates who confronts the notion of race in America. The Green Toad Bookstore, 198 Main St., Oneonta. Call (607) 433-8898 or visit www.facebook.com/TheGreenToadBookstore/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUG. 17
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUG. 17

Celebrate The Harvest In Morris

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HARVEST FESTIVAL – 3-6 p.m. Celebrate the bounty of summer with the Butternut Valley Alliance and the Morris Farmer’s Market. Guy Rathbun Park (behind the firehouse), 117 Main St., Morris. Visit butternutvalleyalliance.org

NATURE WALK – 6-7:30 p.m. Walk through Riddell State Park with Patricia Riddell Kent and Steve Kent. Visit historic structures, fields, and forests along the Schenevus creek and learn the history of the land. Meet at the Main Entrance of the Robert V. Riddell State Park, Riddell Rd., Davenport. Call (607) 547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/nature-walk-robert-v-riddell-state-park/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 10
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUG. 10

Chamber Golfing Classic

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GOLF CLASSIC – 1 p.m. Bring clients and co-workers to enjoy the challenge of the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Classic. Oneonta Country Club, 9 Country Club Rd., Oneonta. Call (607) 432-4500 or visit www.facebook.com/TheOtsegoCountyChamber

YOUTH OPERA – 11 a.m.-Noon. Premier of “Robin Hood” performed by the Glimmerglass Youth Chorus and members of the Young Artists Program. Cooperstown Theater Barn south of the Glimmerglass Festival, Cooperstown. Call (607) 547-2255 or visit glimmerglass.org

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUGUST 5
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUGUST 5

Art and Music In

The City Of The Hills

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FESTIVAL – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Take a walk through the City of the Hills Art and Music Festival and the Sidewalk Sale. Main St., Oneonta. www.facebook.com/CANOneonta/

FISHING DERBY – 4-5 p.m. Free “catch and release” fishing competition for children. Bring your own pole, bait/lures, and a clean bucket. Includes refreshments for participants and families. Enter a raffle by the Susquehanna Bass Association. Hodges Pond, Neahwa Park, Oneonta. Call 607-432-0680 or visit oneonta.ny.us/departments/parks-and-recreation/fishing-derby/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 3

County Fair Continues

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OTSEGO COUNTY FAIR – 8 a.m. Gates. Buildings open 10 a.m. Thursday features tractor pulls, western horse shows, other livestock shows including sheep, rabbit, cow, and more. Also various demonstrations and activities for everyone. Open to 9 p.m. Admission, $5. Fair Grounds, 469 Mill St., Morris. Visit www.otsegocountyfair.org

ARTISTS PANEL – 5 p.m. Ashley Norwood Cooper and Tracy Helgeson, moderated by Robert Seward, discuss their works in the Homeland art show. Free admission. Reservations recommended. The Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. Call (607)547-5327 or visit www.facebook.com/TheArtGarageCooperstown/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JULY 27
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JULY 27

Community Concert In The Park

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SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – 7 p.m. Presenting “Oneonta Community Concert Band” at the Bandstand, Neahwa Park, Oneonta. www.oneonta.ny.us/departments/parks-and-recreation/summer-concert-series/

ART EXHIBITION – 5-7 p.m. The Arc Otsego’s 13th Annual Voice! exhibit celebrates Artists with Developmental Disabilities. Reception includes live music, refreshment, and art for sale. $1,500 prize will be awarded and guests can cast their vote for the People’s Choice award. Martin-Mullen Art Gallery, SUNY Oneonta. Call (607)432-8595 or visit www.facebook.com/arcotsego/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JULY 20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JULY 20

‘Seussical,’

The Broadway Musical

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SEUSSICAL – 7 p.m. Sing a Song of Broadway presents the award winning musical based on the Dr. Seuss stories and characters. Admission, $15 adults, $10 students, $7 children 7 and under. First Presbyterian Church, 296 Main St., Oneonta. www.facebook.com/Sing-a-Song-of-Broadway-679324148783927/

WRITERS SALON – 7:30-9 p.m. Presentation from a panel of authors on entering the publishing world. Includes local authors such as our own Libby Cudmore, Jennifer Donohue, April Benson, and April Ford. Community Arts Network of Oneonta. Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. www.canoneonta.org/calendar/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JULY 13
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JULY 13

5K Thru Downtown Oneonta

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ONEONTA 5K – 5:30-6:30 p.m. Support the Oneonta YMCA and historic Damaschke field in this race through downtown Oneonta. Runners can stay for the Oneonta Outlaw game at 7 p.m. Ends at Damaschke Field, Oneonta. www.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=9547

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

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