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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17

SUNY Oneonta Slam Poetry

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POETRY SLAM – 8 – 10:30 p.m. Open mic open to 10 students followed by featured slam poet Hanif Abdurraqib, author of poetry collection ‘The Crown Ain’t Worth Much,’ essayist, cultural critic from Columbus Ohio. Free, open to public. Waterfront room, Hunt College Union, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2674946

HEATSMART LAUNCH – 6:30 – 8 p.m. Launch event of Heatsmart Otsego, featuring guest speaker Jay Egg, discussing basics of Geothermal energy, how far it can go toward renewable energy future, more. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/heat-smart-otsego-launch-event/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

Forests Of Otsego County

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FOREST WALK – 9 – 11 a.m. Trek through John W. Chase Memorial Forest with Forest Technician Joe Sweeney. Learn about sustainable forest management, pests, invasive species, multi-use land management. Free, open to public. Pre-registration preferred. Meet at intersection of Middlefield, Van Cleef and Pearsall Roads, Middlefield. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/county-forest-walk/

POETRY SLAM – 8 – 10:30 p.m. Open mic open to 10 students followed by featured slam poet Caroline Harvey, performance poet, punk folk theater artist, educator, social justice advocate and has been featured on HBOs Def Poetry. Free, open to public. Waterfront room, Hunt College Union, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2674906

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

Sing Along With Jack The Banjo Man

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COMMUNITY PROGRAM – 2 p.m. The Gathering Place presents “Jack The Banjo Man” performing toe tapping tunes that will get you singing along. Free, open to public, reservations required. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-0600 ext. 101 or visit www.facebook.com/Woodside.Hall/

POETRY SLAM – 8 – 10:30 p.m. Open mic open to 10 students followed by featured slam poet Devin Devine, host of Spokane Poetry Slam. Free, open to public. Waterfront room, Hunt College Union, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2674854

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29

Meet Adoptable Pooches

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ADOPTION EVENT – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Meet furry friends from Susquehanna Animal Shelter, Delaware Valley Humane Society, others. FoxCare Center, 1 Fox Care Dr., Oneonta. 607-547-8111 or visit www.facebook.com/Susquehanna-Animal-Shelter-121696841223218/

THEATER – 7 – 9 p.m. Production of Oscar Wilde’s play “The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People.” Cost, $15/adult. Amphitheater, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/calendar-a

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, DEC. 6
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, DEC. 6

Discussing Careers

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MEETING – 7-8 p.m. Long-time Cooperstown resident Bill Waller discusses his many careers, including clinical engineer, teacher, florist, politician, and author. Cooperstown Village Library. Call 607-547-8344 Visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/

POETRY SLAM – 8-10 p.m. Duo No-Holds-Bar Faculty Poetry Slam. All Poetry Slam rules are off except for the time limit and original composition. Hunt College Union, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/1654968

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, DEC. 3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, DEC. 3

Lighting The Christmas Tree

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TREE LIGHTING – 1:30 p.m. Catskill Area Hospice lights a tree to remember our family, friends, loved ones who have passed. Donate to place a heart shaped ornament with a loved ones name. Front Lawn, Cooperstown Village Library. Call 607-432-6773 or visit www.facebook.com/Catskill-Area-Hospice-Palliative-Care-85107712366/

HOLIDAY MARKET – 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Holiday exhibition open house featuring local artists. Perfect place to find that perfect gift. Choose from arts in everything from oil to acrylic, pencil, pastel, photography, collage, more. All welcome. Cherry Branch Gallery, 25 Main St., Cherry Valley. Call 607-264-9530 or visit www.facebook.com/cherrybranchgallery/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCT. 25
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCT. 25

Future Of Food Conference

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FUTURE OF FOOD – 6-9 p.m. Join Origins Cafe, others to inspire, empower the community to eat and grow locally. Cost $40. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-437-2862 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/origins

LECTURE – 7 p.m. Ecologies Dr. David Inouye delivers lecture on Environmental Education and Communication titled “the Effects of Climate Change on Wildflowers and animals in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.” Free, open to the public. Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-436-3317 or visit suny.oneonta.edu

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 27
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 27

Author Svahn Discusses

‘Conflict & Genius’ Book

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FCAHS MEETING – 7 p.m. David Svahn, author of “Conflict & Genious: A Brief Introduction to a Complex Man – 19th Century Scholar, Poet & Priest William Wilberforce Lord,” presents the story of Rev. William W. Lord, who was rector of Christ Church in Cooperstown. Fly Creek Area Historical Society, 210 Cemetery Rd, Fly Creek. fcahs.org

LATINX DISCUSSION – 7:30-8:30 p.m. “Latinax Women in Literature and Art.” Room 507, Dewar Hall , Hartwick College, Oneonta. Call (607)431-4031 or visit www.hartwick.edu/news/hartwick-college-celebrates-latinohispanic-heritage-month/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13

Auction Action Discussion

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GALLERY TALK – 3:30 p.m. Discuss the enigmatic works of the late David Byrd with guest curators. Free admission. Refreshments available. The Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. Call (607)547-5327 or visit www.facebook.com/TheArtGarageCooperstown/

CAREER FAIR – 2-7 p.m. See what jobs are available at Arc Otsego, 35 Academy St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-8595 or visit www.facebook.com/arcotsego/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUG. 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUG. 26

On Being Positive

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BE POSITIVE FESTIVAL – 10 a.m.-10 p.m. The first annual festival for all ages. Activities include speakers, volunteer opportunities, workshops, art, music, food, and dancing in locations in Downtown Cooperstown. Call (607)638-5538 or visit www.facebook.com/BePositiveFestival/

DANCE – 7-10 p.m. Everyone is invited to the multi-cultural and multi-generational dance capping off the BePositive Festival with music by local bands. The Farmers Market, Cooperstown. Call (607)638-5538 or visit www.facebook.com/BePositiveFestival/

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