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Richfield Springs

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2

Create Apple Appliques

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WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP – 1-3 p.m. Try a new activity in a small group setting with a knowledgeable instructor. This week, create an appliqued apple block with Debby Clough. Reservations required. The Swart-Wilcox House Museum, Wilcox ave., Oneonta. Call (607)287-7011 or visit swartwilcoxhouse.wordpress.com/wednesday-workshops-2017/

PICNIC – 6-7 p.m. Meet the local firefighters and enjoy a submarine sandwich, swing at a pinata, and check out the trucks and gadgets used by the firefighters. Registration required. Huntington Park, Oneonta. hmloneonta.org/calendar/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JULY 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JULY 26

Baseball Authors

At Hall Of Fame

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BASEBALL AUTHOR – 1 p.m. Bernie Carbo and Peter Hantzis, authors of “Saving Bernie Carbo,” comes to the Baseball Hall of Fame to discuss the book and take questions from the audience, followed by a book signing in the atrium. Bullpen Theater, Baseball Hall of Fame. baseballhall.org/events/author-series-bernie-carbo-peter-hantzis?date=0

WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP – 1-3 p.m. Try a new activity in a small group setting with a knowledgeable instructor. This week its Metal Detecting on the grounds of the museum with Alex & Michelle Osterhout and Christ & Kim Altman. Reservations required. The Swart-Wilcox House Museum, Wicox ave., Oneonta. Call (607)287-7011 or visit swartwilcoxhouse.wordpress.com/wednesday-workshops-2017/

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Joan W. Atkins, 81; Teacher In Richfield, Schuyler Lake

IN MEMORIAM: Joan W. Atkins, 81;

Teacher In Richfield, Schuyler Lake

Joan W. Atkins

RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Joan Willard Atkins, 81, a former teacher in Richfield Springs, passed away Monday July 17, 2017, in Cortland Regional Medical Center, with her family by her side.

She was born on Dec. 4, 1935, in Orchard Park, daughter of the late George E. and Florence Fisher Willard. Joan was raised in Orchard Park and was a graduate of Orchard Park High School. She received a bachelor’s in education at SUNY Cortland.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JULY 19
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JULY 19

Kids Day In The Woods

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GET THE KIDS OUT! – 10-11:30 a.m. Help the kids beat the Summer doldrums. Bring them for a fun day exploring the woods. Gilbert Lake State Park, 18 CCC Rd., Laurens. occainfo.org/calendar/save-date-get-kids-gilbert-lake-state-park/

WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP – 1-3 p.m. Try a new craft in a small group setting with a knowledgeable instructor. This week its Origami with instructor Pat Follett. Reservations required. The Swart-Wilcox House Museum, Wilcox ave., Oneonta. Call (607)287-7011 or visit swartwilcoxhouse.wordpress.com/wednesday-workshops-2017/

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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 MONDAY, JULY 10
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JULY 10

Farm Animals On Show

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LIVESTOCK SHOW – 9:30 a.m. Judging begins for the animal and showmanship classes. Discuss safe spaces on the farm at 5 p.m. Prizes for the best poster in the farm safety for kidz contest will be awarded at 6 p.m. Iroquois Farm Show Grounds, 1659 County Highway 33, Cooperstown. www.farmersmuseum.org/Junior-Livestock-Show

COOKING CLASS – 10:30 a.m.-Noon. Learn to cook healthy meals while having some summer fun. Registration required. Spring Park, St. Hwy. 20 & Church St., Richfield Springs. Call 607-547-2536 or e-mail otsego@cornell.edu to register. cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2017/07/10/cooking-up-summer-fun-spring-park-richfield-springs

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JULY 5
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JULY 5

Swinging American Concert

14-19eventspageCOMMUNITY CONCERT – 7-8.30 p.m. The “Laurie Stewart Band.” Swinging the American Standards with country, pop, and oldies. Held at the Historic Bandstand, Spring Park, Main St., Richfield Springs. www.richfieldspringschamber.org

THEATER – 7 p.m. The Glimmer Globe Theater presents William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/A-Midsummer-Nights-Dream

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JULY 3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JULY 3

Parades On The Lakes

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BOAT PARADE – 3 p.m. Decorate your boat and sail, motor, paddle, or whatever from 3 mile point to Lake Front Park. Decorate boats anyway you want. All entries are welcome at any point. Enter the contest at 3 mile point. Spectators can view from Lake Front Park, Cooperstown. Contact Wayne Bunn (518)542-6630 or visit otsegolakeassociation.org

BOAT PARADE – 6-7:15 p.m. Show your boat in its Patriotic glory and then view the fireworks after. Meet at the New York State Boat Launch, 135 Denison Rd., Richfield Springs. www.canadaragolake.com

FIREWORKS – 9:30-10 p.m. Celebrate the Fourth of July with an amazing show above Canadarago Lake. www.canadaragolake.com

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14

Baseball Author

John Carvalho Q&A

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BASEBALL AUTHOR – 1 p.m. John Carvalho, author of “Frick: Baseball’s Third Commissioner,” comes to the Baseball Hall of Fame to discuss the book and take questions from the audience, followed by a book signing. Bullpen Theater, Baseball Hall of Fame. Info, baseballhall.org/events/author-series-john-carvalho

FLAG BURNING – 6 p.m. This Flag Day, the American Legion and the local Boy Scouts host an American Flag Burning Ceremony to respectfully dispose of damaged American Flags. The Soldiers’ Monument, Commercial St., Gilbertsville. E-mail Roberta Halbert berth@frontiernet.net or call (607)783-2691

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