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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, DEC. 7
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, DEC. 7

Lighting The Christmas Tree

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TREE LIGHTING – 5-8:30 p.m. Celebrate the season with wagon rides, music and more as we count down to lighting the Christmas Tree. Muller Plaza, Oneonta. Call 607-432-2941 or visit www.destinationoneonta.com/events/2017/12/7/tree-lighting-ceremony

NETWORKING – 6-8 p.m. Year end celebration with the Young Professionals Network. Bring a gift for toys-for-tots and receive a free ticket to the State of the State Breakfast. Stella Luna Ristorante, 58-60 Market St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-4500 or visit www.facebook.com/YoungProfessionalsNetworkYPN/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, OCT. 5
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, OCT. 5

Autumn Networking With YPN

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YPN NETWOKING – 6-8 p.m. Bring your business cards and have fun with the Young Professionals. Includes donuts, cider, bonfire, pumpkin carving station, presentation by Phil Wright of Benson Agency about the process of purchasing your first home and the options available. Cost $5. Oneonta Sports Park, 132 Co. Hwy. 37, Oneonta. Call (607) 432-4500 or visit www.facebook.com/YoungProfessionalsNetworkYPN/

READING SERIES – 7:30 p.m. Author of “The Perpetual Now,” writer for ClimateCentral.org, and editor at The Scientific American Michael D. Lemonick reads at the Red Dragon Reading Series. Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-436-3446 or visit www.oneonta.edu/academics/english/reddragonreading/reddragonreadingseries.asp

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, SEPT. 7
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, SEPT. 7

Musicians In The Mansion

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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 a featured performance by Bill Mayer. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 435-8718 or visit www.canoneonta.org/calendar/

EXHIBIT OPENING – 5-7 p.m. Opening reception for “Games Without Rules” by Art Professor Emeritus Nancy Callahan with gallery talk at 6. Martin-Mullen Art Gallery, SUNY Oneonta. Call (607)436-2445 or visit www.oneonta.edu/academics/art/gallery/gallery.asp

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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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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JUNE 1
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JUNE 1

Exhibit Of Local Art

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OPENING RECEPTION – 5:30-7 p.m. “Our Town” exhibit featuring works by the students of the Cooperstown High School. The Fenimore Art Museum, 5798 NY-80, Cooperstown. Info, www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/Our-Town

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS – 6-8 p.m. Come meet young professionals from the Otsego area. Allen Ruffles will host with representatives from local businesses like Bassett, NYSHA, NYCM, NY Life, and Otsego County. They will be giving resume and application tips, interviewing advice, and presenting about their businesses. Rustic Ridge Winery, 2805 St. Hwy. 80, Burlington Flats, Info, www.facebook.com/YoungProfessionalsNetworkYPN/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 4
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 4

Discover The Outdoors

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OTSEGO OUTDOORS – 4:30 p.m. Learn how you can connect with nature year round. The go on a bike ride, hike, or do some paddling on Gilbert Lake. Includes refreshments. Glibert Lake State Park, 18 CCC Rd., Laurens. Info, www.otsego2000.org/2017/04/27/launching-otsego-outdoors/

LOCAL HISTORY – 7 p.m. “Lose the Battle, Win the War: Women’s Fight to Vote in Cooperstown,” a presentation with the League of Women Voters exploring the movement in Otsego County that lead to women gaining the right to vote across New York State 100 years ago. Christ Church Parish Hall, 69 Fair St., Cooperstown. Info, www.facebook.com/LWVoftheCooperstownArea/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 22

Honoring Our Legacy Of Inclusion

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INTERFAITH COMMUNITY GATHERING – 3 p.m. Program titled “With Malice Toward Non: Honoring America’s Legacy of Religious Inclusion.” Affirming America’s principles of democracy, religious freedom, compassion, and unity for people of all faiths. Temple Beth El, 83 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, Ken Sider, ksider@hotmail.com or visit www.templebetheloneonta.org/2017/04/with-malice-toward-none/

EARTH FESTIVAL – 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 13th annual festival featuring interactive exhibits, activities, vendors, and entertainment. Milford Central School, 42 W. Main St, Milford. Info, occainfo.org/calendar/earth-festival-2017/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 6
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 6

Professional Networking Event

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YOUNG PROFESSIONALS –  6-8 p.m. Come meet young professionals from the Otsego area in this networking event. J&D’s Wagon Wheel, Main St., Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/YoungProfessionalsNetworkYPN/

OPEN HOUSE – 5-7 p.m. The Otsego Area Occupational Center open house includes display’s games, open enrollment for adult education classes, child fingerprinting, and demonstrations from the CTE programs. Otsego Nothern Catskills BOCES, 1914 Co. Hwy. 35, Milford. Info, www.facebook.com/ONCBOCES/

ALDEN SCHOLAR SERIES – 7 p.m. “Rethinking Clutter: An Anthropological Take on the Stuff that’s Hard to Let Go” presented by Dr. Sallie Han. Free reception to follow. Alden Room, Milne Library, SUNY Oneonta. Info, E.K Lee, (607)436-2159

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAR. 2
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAR. 2

Sneak Peek At Exhibit

On Women’s Rights

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VOTING RIGHTS PRESENTATION – 7 p.m. Public is invited to history program, “Votes for Women” by Ashley Hopkins-Benton and Jennifer LeMak from the NYS Museum. Offers a sneak peak at the upcoming exhibit marking the centennial of womens suffrage. Christ Church Parish Hall, 69 Fair St., Cooperstown. Info, Cindy Falk cynthia.g.falk@gmail.com

WOMEN’S GATHERING – 5 p.m. Follow up gathering and potluck dinner to discuss issues and further action. Open to ALL supporters of the Women’s March Movement. Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, ms.elayneous@yahoo.com

YPN NETWORKING – 6-8 p.m. Come meet young professionals from the Otsego area. The topic for this evening is community involvement. Roundhouse Indoor Golf, 174 Roundhouse Rd., Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/YoungProfessionalsNetworkYPN/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEB. 2
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEB. 2

Design, Print 3-D Valentine’s Gift

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Check back at 5 p.m. for tomorrow’s events.

3-D PRINTING – 10-11:30 a.m. Design a keepsake heart box for someone special. Fee based on weight Registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/calendar/

YPN NETWORKING – 6-8 p.m. Come meet young professionals from the Otsego area. The topic for this evening is community involvement. The Beverage Exchange, 73 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, www.facebook.com/YoungProfessionalsNetworkYPN/

FUNDRAISER – 7 p.m. Live music will be performed. The public may donate for the opportunity to perform. Donations go to the Cooperstown Lion’s Club fund to support area residents to lessen financial stress. Mel’s at 22, Cooperstown. Info, www.facebook.com/Melsat22/

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