With Santa and Mrs. Claus taking final Christmas wishes, the line was still long a few minutes ago with youngsters waiting to share their Christmas wishes with the couple at Santa’s Cottage in Cooperstown’s Pioneer Park. Top, Gunnar Lee, 6, and brother Cash, 3, of Fly Creek, pose with dad Justin on the sleigh in front of the cottage. At right, Margaret Wolfert, 3, and sister Gloria, 5, of Cooperstown, wait on line with Mom Kayla and Dad Matthew. At 4 p.m., the Clauses were scheduled to hurry back to their workshop at the North Pole to make sure their elves fulfill the wishes in time for tomorrow’s Christmas Day delivery. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DEC. 23
CHRISTMAS DINNER – 12:30-2:30 p.m. Enjoy a homemade Christmas dinner. Transportation to the meal and home delivery available. The First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call Ann Steen @ 432-1283.
WASSAILING – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy hot, spiced apple cider. Fly Creek Cider Mill, 288 Goose St., Fly Creek. Call 607-547-9692 or visit www.flycreekcidermill.com/wassailing-weekend-28
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DEC. 22
AUDITIONS – 7 p.m. Try out for a part in Orpheus Theater’s production of “Osage County,” premiering in August. All roles available. Rowe House, 31 Maple St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-1800 or visit www.facebook.com/OrpheusTheatre/
DELIVERY – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Items for the Friends of Christmas Dinner on 12/23 should be delivered. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 432-1283 to volunteer.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, DEC. 21
JEWELRY SHOW & SALE – 5-8 p.m. Lynn & Dale Price display their rings, pins, & bracelets made from vintage buttons, bakelite, and coins. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org
CHRISTMAS PARTY – 9:30-11:30 a.m. Get the kids dressed-up in their holiday finest for this pre-school party. Bring a snack for them to share with their friends and parents too. Santa arrives at 10:30 a.m. The Gym Floor, The Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-2800 or visit www.clarksportscenter.com
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, DEC. 20
WINTER CONCERT – 3:30 p.m. The Catskill Chamber Singers present “Christmas In Our Hometown: Songs of the Season.” Admission, free. The Plains at Parish Homestead, 163 Heritage Circle, Oneonta. Call 607-433-0999 or visit catskillchambersingers.com
SUPPORT GROUP – 4-5:30 p.m. A peer led group for people dealing with cancer in themselves or others. Morris Conference Center, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/1194941
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, DEC. 19
OPERA – 7 p.m. Enjoy a performance of family friendly opera, “The Little Prince,” this holiday season. Auditorium, Cooperstown High School. Call 607-547-2255 or visit glimmerglass.org/festival/little-prince/
SENIOR SOCIAL – 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Seniors enjoy fun in the pool, hot beverages, luncheon, bingo, more. Oneonta YMCA, 20-26 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0010 or visit www.oneontaymca.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, DEC. 18
CHRISTMAS CRAFTS – 6-7:30 p.m. Create something fun for the holidays. Includes storytime and 4 themed art activities. Springfield Library, 129 Co Rd 29A, Springfield Center. Call 315-858-5802.
NATIVITY SCENE – 1-5 p.m. See magnificent art displays depicting Creche scenes by members of the community. On display thru 12/21. The Auditorium, Calvary Hill Retreat Center, 290 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 432-4926 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, DEC. 17
PERFORMANCE– 3-5 p.m. Enjoy this production of Charles Dickens’ classic tale “A Christmas Carol.” Tickets, $15/adult. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1453 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org
CHRISTMAS CONCERT – 2 p.m. “Our Lady of the Lake” presented by St. Mary’s Church. Features traditional Christmas carols sung by the congregation. St. Mary’s Church, 31 Elm St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-2213 or visit www.stmaryscoop.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DEC. 16
CONCERT – 4:30 p.m. Enjoy the Bach Christmas Oratorio as presented by the Voices of Cooperstown. Concert begins 5 p.m. Cost, $25/adult. Christ Church, Episcopal, 46 River St., Cooperstown. Visit www.facebook.com/events/909332185899869/
DANCE PARTY – 8 p.m.-Midnight. Enjoy a night of Dancing in the 90s. Enjoy the music, & wear a costume. Cost, $3/costume, $5/no costume. The Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DEC. 15
CHRISTMAS CEILI – 7-9 p.m. Participate in a traditional Irish Dance performed by the Iona Troupe. Tickets, $10/adult, $5/child. Cooperstown Art Association. Call 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com
MUSICAL – 7:30-10 p.m. The Orpheus Theater presents “Annie.” Tickets, $20/adult. Goodrich Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-432-9392 or visit www.facebook.com/OrpheusTheatre/