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Susquehanna Animal Shelter

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, DEC. 12
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, DEC. 12

Advocate For Animals

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POSTPONED DUE TO WINTER WEATHER: “Take Action for Animals: Animal Legislation & Advocacy,” with Libby Post. Learn how you can be an advocate for companion animals. The Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-8111 or visit www.facebook.com/Susquehanna-Animal-Shelter-121696841223218/

FUNDRAISER – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fashion in Action to benefit the Ninash foundation, promoting literacy to children around the world. Hunt Union, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/1663471

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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 THURSDAY, NOV. 30
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOV. 30

‘Home For The Holidays’

SAS Community Exhibit

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HOLIDAY RECEPTION – 5:30-7 p.m. Celebrate the holidays and the opening of the Susquehanna Animal Shelter’s community gallery “Home for the Holiday’s.” The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/event/home-holidays-reception-susquehanna-animal-shelter

COMMUNITY PROGRAM – 6:30 p.m. Dave Edwards of the Leatherstocking Beekeepers Association to discuss “Are Honey Bees really in trouble?” Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-0600 ext. 101 or visit www.facebook.com/Woodside.Hall/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 18
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 18

‘The Exterminating Angels’

Streaming At Foothills

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OPERA – 12:55 p.m. See Ades’ “The Exterminating Angels” streaming live from The Met. Tickets, $20/adult. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org/index.php/shows/metropolitan-opera-in-hd/

CRAFT SHOW – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. See over 100 crafters and artists, find unique gifts for the holiday and win prizes. FoxCare Center, 1 Foxcare Dr., Oneonta.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, OCT. 28
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, OCT. 28

Day Of The Dead In The Library

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LATINO HERITAGE – Noon-2 p.m. Celebrate Day of the Dead. Activities include games, sharing of stories and Mexican Cultural Traditions, coloring sugar skulls, building colorful displays to honor important people in your life. Cooperstown Village Library. Call 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/

ADOPTOBERFEST!!! – Noon-4 p.m. Celebrate Halloween with a pumpkin painting contest, children’s costume contest, face painting, shelter tour, more. Susquehanna Animal Shelter, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-8111 or visit www.facebook.com/Susquehanna-Animal-Shelter-121696841223218/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUG. 25
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUG. 25

Classics From Broadway

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STARSTRUCK – 7:30 p.m. Local teens perform classic Broadway hits from plays like Annie, Wicked, Matilda, more in Starstruck Summer Cabaret. Tickets, $15. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call (607) 432-9392 or visit www.orpheustheatre.org

ART RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. Opening reception for the Fine Art invitational exhibit showing the work of Upstate New York artisans working in wood and the Solo Exhibition in Watercolor by Patrice Downes Centore. Cooperstown Art Association. www.cooperstownart.com

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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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Festival Of Cats Locates New Homes For Strays
NEW IDEA AT ANIMAL SHELTER

Festival Of Cats Locates

New Homes For Strays

Ari Ajakh, left, and Lily Vilacky, top photo, both of Cooperstown, are a little leery of the kittens available at Saturday afternoon’s Festival of Cats at the Susquehanna Animal Shelter in Hartwick Seminary. Because this is the kitten time of year, the shelter was overloaded, and Executive Director Stacie Haynes came up with the idea of waiving the adoption fee to find as many homes as possible for the strays. Hot dogs and other goodies added to the attraction. At right, the Fauths of Oneonta – mom Kristin and daughter Juliana – are tempted to take a kitten home, as Charlotte DeGarmo of Jefferson looks on. The shelter serves all Otsego County. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Shelter Gives 83 Pet Masks To County Fire Companies

Shelter Gives 83 Pet Masks

To County Fire Companies

Tool Helps Firefighters Apply ‘Psychic Fire Aid’

Susquehanna Animal Shelter Director Stacie Haynes and her deputy, Becca Daly, pack 83 Surgivet Pet Oxygen Masks for distribution – two per fire department – at this evening’s meeting of the Otsego County Fire Advisory Board at The Meadows.  Haynes told representatives of fire departments from around the county that a homeowner, distraught about losing a pet in a fire last year, donated $2,500 to the shelter for the pet masks in the hope others’ pets can be saved.  The shelter, through fundraisers, raised another $2,500 “and more,” Haynes said, to acquire the $35 devices, which come in three sizes – for dogs, for cats and for smaller pets like birds.  Art Klinger, acting emergency management services director, at left, demonstrates the use of the devices.  “The psychic first aid of seeing someone care for the pet can make all the difference” in calming victims at a fire scene, he said.  (Jim Kevliin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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