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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 TUESDAY, JULY 25
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JULY 25

‘Wintergreen’

At The Lake Front

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LAKEFRONT CONCERT – 7 p.m. ‘Wintergreen’ folk trio performs a mixture of traditional and contemporary music from the British Isles and America. As well as their own compositions. Bandstand in the Lakefront Park, Cooperstown. richcooperstown.org/lakefront-concert-series/

ART CLASS – 1 p.m. Learn to use pen and ink in art with the Leatherstocking Brush and Palette Club. Fee, $10 members, $20 non-members includes free a free membership. Springfield Community Center. Call Janet Teschke @ (607)397-1770.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JULY 21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JULY 21

Elvis Costello At Ommegang

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CONCERT – 5 p.m. Elvis Costello & The Imposters perform live. Show starts at 7 p.m. Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown. www.ommegang.com/#!events

HISTORY READING – 7:30 p.m. Hear the letters of soldiers of the Civil War as ready by Wanda Burch, accompanied by original music written and performed by John Kenosian. Experience their loneliness, homesickness, and hope for survival. Windfall Dutch Barn, 2009 Clinton Rd., Cherry Valley. www.windfalldutchbarn.com

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City To Seek Demolition For Damaschke Grandstand
80-YEAR-STRUCTURE CLOSED

Damaschke Grandstand

Heading For Demolition

Common Council last evening approved an application for funding to demolish the 80-year-old Damaschke Field grandstand.

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Oneonta Outlaws owner Gary Laing has been concerned for a few years about the safety of seating in the grandstand.

ONEONTA – With Damaschke Field’s box seats condemned and its supports rusting, Common Council voted tonight to apply for a grant to demolish the 80-year-old city landmark.

“It’s a touchy thing, but the building is old and it needs to come down,” said Gary Laing, Oneonta Outlaws owner. “We’ve been talking about it for a few years now, but it’s reached a critical stage.”

“It’s beyond repair,” said Mayor Gary Herzig. “It needs to be completely replaced.”

The grandstand was built in 1939 and seats 500. Earlier this season, the entire set of top boxes was condemned by the city. “That’s when it really came to the forefront,” said Laing. “It’s decrepit.”

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 15
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 15

Pets At The Plains

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PLAINS PET DAY – 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring your 4 legged friends for a day of fun. Features a pet parade, pet photography, a dog kissing booth, vendors, music, food, silent auction/raffle, pet costume contest, the Binghamton zoomobile, and adoptable pets from the Susquehanna Animal Shelter. The Plains, 163 Heritage Cir., Oneonta. www.facebook.com/Susquehanna-Animal-Shelter-121696841223218/

MUSIC FESTIVAL – 8 p.m. Works by Mozart, Bach, Faure, De Falla, and Schumann performed by Kenneth Renshaw on violin and Yang Bao on piano. Honest Brook Music Festival, 1885 Honest Brook Rd., Delhi. Call (607)746-3770 or visit hbmf.org

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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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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JULY 12
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JULY 12

Old Country Concert

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COMMUNITY CONCERT – 7-8.30 p.m. Presenting classic old time country music by “Country & Wes.” Held at the Historic Bandstand, Spring Park, Main St., Richfield Springs. www.richfieldspringschamber.org

DIGGING KNOTWEED – 6:30-8 p.m.Help dig Japanese Knotweed out before it can crowd out other plants at the Mohican Farm. Meet at the Mohican Farm Office, 7207 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. occainfo.org/calendar/digging-knotweed-2/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JULY 11
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JULY 11

History At The Hall

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HYDE HALL VIGNETTES – 6-9 p.m. Explore Clark family history through live vignettes. 1 hour tours, depart once every hour. Cost, $15. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd., Cooperstown. hydehall.org/event/explore-hyde-hall-history-with-live-vignettes/

LAKEFRONT CONCERT – 7 p.m. Cooperstown Community Band celebrates 156 years of patriotic marches, Broadway show tunes, dixieland, jazz, themes and other favorites. Bandstand in the Lakefront Park, Cooperstown. richcooperstown.org/lakefront-concert-series/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 8
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 8

See The Art Of Dance

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DANCE DEMONSTRATION – 10 a.m. Informative demonstration in the art of dance presented by Jillian’s Dance Arts. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. foothillspac.org

ART RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. “Migration-Immigration: A Creative Depiction” opens depicting the arduous and dangerous path that has led many immigrant to the US throughout our history. Features the work of local artists working in water color, acrylics, oils, pen, ink, sculptures, and more. Cherry Branch Gallery, 25 Main St., Cherry Valley. cherrybranchgallery.com

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JULY 6
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JULY 6

Acappella Concert

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BENEFIT CONCERT – 7 p.m. 4-part Acappella group, Syncopation, sings Jazz, Spirituals, and Rock and Roll to give the audience a respite from daily stress. Free will offerings will benefit the roof repair and ongoing restoration of the Inn. The Major’s Inn, Gilbertsville.

www.themajorsinn.com

YPN NETWORKING MIXER – 6-8 p.m. Meet young area professionals. Also feature a short presentation on identity theft, Diana (of the Delaware County Mentoring Program) discussing opportunities to mentor kids in Delaware county, and a talk with a new Otsego county small business owner. Attendance, free. Refreshments available for purchase. Red’s Ale House & Grill, 84 Main St., Oneonta.

www.facebook.com/YoungProfessionalsNetworkYPN/

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