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Regatta, BASE Race, Hall of Fame Classic Weekend Highlights

Regatta, BASE Race,

Hall of Fame Classic

Weekend Highlights

It’s a wet and wild weekend
as the annual General Clinton Canoe Regatta brings everyone out to the shores – and waters – of the Susquehanna River. Though races run all weekend, the big one kicks off at 6 a.m. Monday, May 26. Follow the racers down the river, then enjoy a barbeque in
Bainbridge. Brookwood Point,
6000 State Hwy 80, Cooperstown.
Info www.canoeregatta.org.

The 11th annual Hall of Fame Classic has six HOF legends and players from all 30 MLB teams playing a 7-inning game. Tickets $11-12.50. Pregame Home Run Derby at noon. Afterwards, kids can do the Doubleday Dash around the bases. 1:50 p.m. Saturday, May 25, Doubleday Field. Info 607-207-9519, www.BaseballHall.org.

Live music and delicious food and wine parings from local restaurants, all to benefit the Catskill Symphony. 7 – 9 p.m. Saturday, May 25, Oneonta Country Club, 9 Country Club Dr, Oneonta. Info catskillsymphony.net.

The best way to show you support healthy lifestyle choices is to run a 5K race! The annual BASE race benefits the Baseball Hall of Fame’s “Be A Superior Example” programs. Registration begins 8:30 a.m.
Saturday, May 25. Info 607-547-0329
http://baserace.itsyourrace.com.

Bring paper to shred and help support the Cooperstown Food Pantry, then stay to enjoy Barnyard Swing and Mini Golf activities. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 4604 State Hwy 28, Milford. Info 607-547-8330.

Hall of Fame Classic 2017 slide show
Grandstand Theater Grand Re-Opening On Eve of Classic Game

Restored, Grandstand Theater

Re-Opening On Eve of Classic

The newly renovated Grandstand Theater will open on Friday, May 25, ahead of the Hall of Fame Classic game.
Jane Forbes Clark spoke to a packed house at the Grandstand Theater during a talk in January 2016. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

COOPERSTOWN – With new surround sound, a state-of-the-art projector and a brand-new film, the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Grandstand Theater is set for re-opening this weekend as part of the museum’s annual Classic Weekend.

“Baseball fans come to the Hall of Fame looking for that ‘wow’ moment, and the new “Generations of the Game” introductory film, shown in the beautifully renovated and state-of-the-art Grandstand Theater, sets the stage and delivers an emotional foundation for a memorable Museum experience,” said Jeff Idelson,  Hall of Fame president.

Covid-19 Cancellations

Events Cancelled Or

Postponed by Covid-19

TOURNAMENT – Saturday, March 14. Have fun & support MCS at 3v3 March Madness Basketball Tournament. Cheer on the teams, see who wins. Milford Central School, 42 W. Main St., Milford. 607-286-7721 ext. 8408 or visit www.milfordeducationfoundation.org

FAMILY ART DAYS – 10 a.m. – Noon. Parents & children work together on fun, hands-on art projects to support community organizations. This month learn how to help care for the environment, enjoy fun hands-on craft project with Otsego Land Trust. Louis C. Jones Center, The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

BOOK SALE – Noon – 5 p.m. Find your next read, support the library at used book sale. Canajoharie Library, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. 518-673-2314 or visit www.facebook.com/canajoharielibrary/ – POSTPONED

OPERA – Saturday, March 14. Performance of “Der Fliegende Hollander,” by Handel, streaming live from Metropolitan Opera House. Cost, $20/adult. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit www.foothillspac.org

LOCAL HISTORY – 2 – 3:30 p.m. Join author/historian Marty Podskoch for power point presentation on new book ‘Adirondack Civilian Conservation Camps: History, Memories and Legacy.’ Will also speak about the camps in our local area during the Great Depression. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/POSTPONED

SHAMROCK SWING – Saturday, March 14. 5th annual Mother & Son dance includes dinner, activities, prizes, more. Cost, $65/1 parent + 1 child. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit www.foothillspac.orgPOSTPONED

POTLUCK & MOVIE – Saturday, March 14. Bring a dish to pass with friends. Drinks, dinnerware provided. Movie to follow. Fly Creek United Methodist Church, 852 Co. Hwy. 26, Fly Creek. 607-547-9946 or visit www.facebook.com/FlyCreekUMChurch

CABARET CONCERT – Saturday, March 14. Catskill Symphony Cabaret Concert featuring America’s Got Talent ‘Golden Buzzer’ Winner Mandy Harvey & Music Director Designee Maciej Żółtowski. Alumni Field House, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2670 or visit catskillsymphony.net

ST. BALDRICK’S FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER – Saturday, March 14. Volunteers have their head shaved to support research into childhood cancer. www.stbaldricks.org

MOVIE NIGHT – Saturday, March 14. Bring the whole family to enjoy a movie. Blankets, snacks, beverages, anything to get comfortable is welcome. This time showing ‘Playing with Fire’ (2019) in which straightlaced firefighters must deal with their toughest job yet, baby-sitting! Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 607-547-2800 or visit www.facebook.com/clarksportscenter

SUGARING OFF SUNDAY – Every Sunday in March. Featured delicious pancake breakfast, then historic and contemporary demonstration of the science of making maple sugar. Farmer’s Museum, Cooperstown. www.farmersmuseum.org

SUNDAY SPEAKER – Sunday, March 15. Antoinette Kuzminski presents ‘Emerging Contaminants in Otsego Lake and the Susquehanna River’ She will review the toxicology from the study, implications of endocrine disrupters in water, & suggest corrective measures. Free, open to public. Ballroom, Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/

HEALTH – Monday, March 16. ‘Know The 10 Signs’ learn the facts & signs of Alzheimers disease with Ann Thayer, Alzheimer’s Association.. Cooperstown Senior Community Center, behind St. Mary’s Church, 31 Elm St., Cooperstown. coopseniorcenter@gmail.comPOSTPONED

PARENTS NIGHT – Monday, March 16. Parents are invited to Junior Ballroom Dance Class. Gym, Cooperstown Elementary School. 607-547-8181 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org

3D TINKERING – Tuesday, March 17. Create your own custom stamp with free design software and 3D printer, now with 2 nozzells instead of 1. For ages 8+. Free. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/

COOPERSTOWN ROTARY CLUB – Tuesday, March 17. Lunch meeting at The Otesaga, Cooperstown. portal.clubrunner.ca/3556

CLUB ODYSSEY GRAND OPENING – Tuesday, March 17. Grand opening of Oneonta’s teen hangout. Club Odyssey, 80 Water St., Oneonta. 607-267-4435 or visit www.facebook.com/ClubOdysseyOneonta/POSTPONED

BINGO – Tuesday, March 17. Enjoy fun community bingo night to celebrate St. Patricks Day. Chance to win big screen TV. Free admission. Chestnut Park Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 330 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-8500 or visit www.facebook.com/ChestnutParkRehabAndNursing/

ELECTION – Wednesday, March 18. Cast your vote in the village election. Make your voice heard. Cooperstown Fire Hall, 24 Chestnut St., Cooperstown. 607-547-2411 or visit www.cooperstownny.org – POSTPONED to April 28.

CLOTHING DRIVE – Wednesday, March 18. Bring clean, gently worn clothing items to donate to those in need in Oneonta community. All items including coats, shirts, pants, winter wear, shoes, socks, more for all ages are accepted. Professional attire will be donated to the Red Closet to aid SUNY Oneonta students. Dewar Arena, Alumni Field House, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2106 or visit oneontabulletin.wordpress.com/2020/03/04/student-athlete-advisory-council-athletics-organizing-clothing-drive/

SOUP TO GO – Wednesday, March 18. Stop by for free, homemade soup with neighbors. No age, socio-economic, or church membership requirement. Just because we’re neighbors. Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-6552 or visit elmparkumconeonta.org

LOCAL GOVERNMENT TRAINING WORKSHOP – Wednesday, March 18th @ The Meadows Office Complex 140 Co. Hwy. 33, Cooperstown. www.facebook.com/Otsego-County-Planning-and-Solid-Waste-Department-974719492662975/

INTERNATIONAL NIGHT – Wednesday, March 18. Enjoy 3-course international themed dinner. Experience flavors from around the world. This week, try food form England. Cost, $20/person. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 607-547-9931 or visit www.otesaga.com/dining/seasonal-dining

ADIRONDACK MOUNTAIN CLUB – Wednesday, March 18. Join ADK for monthly meeting featuring potluck dinner followed at 7 by Sarah Coney presenting on the ecological impact of the Dams along the Susquehanna watershed on species like the American Eel, riverine pearly mussel, others. Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-267-4586 or visit susqadk.org/node/2

BE INFORMED – Wednesday, March 18. ‘Coronavirus: Perspectives from the sciences’ presenting panel discussing Coronavirus with perspective from across the sciences. Includes Jill Fielhaber (Biology), Kelly Gallagher (Chemistry and Biochemistry), and Alanna Rudzik (Anthropology). Moderated by Sallie Han (Anthropology). Perna Lecture Hall, SUNY Oneonta.

CLASSIC FLIX – Thursday, March 19. Showing ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ (1977). Tickets, $6/person. Walton Theater, 30 Gardiner Pl., Walton. 607-865-6688 or visit waltontheatre.org/classic-flicks/

PRODUCE MARKET – Thursday, March 19. Celebrate World Down Syndrome day with door prizes, festive decorations, contests, delicious fresh fruit & vegetables, and baked goods from the Pathfinder Bakery. Pathfinder Village Commons, 3 Chenango Rd., Edmeston. 607-965-8377 or visit pathfindervillage.org

DISCUSSION GROUP – Thursday, March 19. Read ‘Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women’s Rights Movement’ by Sally McMillen. Enjoy casual discussion about women’s past struggles, efforts to win the vote, local women’s contributions to Edmeston. Free, refreshments available. Registration preferred. Edmeston Free Library, 6 West St., Edmeston. 607-965-8208 or visit www.facebook.com/Edmestonfreelibrary/

SAFETY – Thursday, March 19. Week 2 of workshop ‘A Matter Of Balance’ with Becky Sears, Bassett. Registration required. Cooperstown Senior Community Center, behind St. Mary’s Church, 31 Elm St., Cooperstown. coopseniorcenter@gmail.com POSTPONED TO APRIL 23 (tentatively)

FRUIT DAY – Thursday, March 19. Celebrate the fruits of tropical cultures around the world. Features tastings, food-related activities, live music, more. Free, open to public. A.J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2011 or visit www.facebook.com/AJReadSDC/

POETRY – Thursday, March 19. Spend an evening with poetry of Langston Hughes, poet laureate of the Harlem Renaissance, as performed by David Mills. Alumni Little Theater, SUNY Oneonta.

WRITERS SALON – Thursday, March 19. Begin with Open Mic session followed by presentation by poet Tessa Yang. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.orgPOSTPONED

ONEONTA ROTARY CLUB – Thursday, March 19. Lunch meeting at The Quality, Oneonta. oneontarotary.org

SENIOR PLAY – March 19, 20, 21, 22. CCS Seniors present ‘Clue.’ Auditorium, Cooperstown High School. 607-547-8181 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org POSTPONED

CONFERENCE – Friday, March 20. Students from across the Northeast present their research in Political Science. Includes presentations on topics ranging from feminism, economics, sustainability to Locke’s Theory of Authority. Includes debate College Democrats V. Young Americans For Liberty on free college tuition. Followed by networking event. Morris Conference Center, SUNY Oneonta.

SQUARE DANCE – Friday, March 20. Join Doubleday Dancers Modern Western Square Dance Club for St. Patrick’s Day Dance. Bring the friends, enjoy fun music/dance. Cost, $5/person. Cooperstown Elementary School. 607-264-8128.

FILM – Friday, March 20, 21, & 22. Presenting “Frozen II.” Cost, $3/person. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta.

PLANETARIUM – Friday, March 20. Public is invited to enjoy presentation on outer space with new Digistar 6 digital planetarium system. Followed by star gazing at College Camp, weather permitting. Free, advance registration REQUIRED. A. J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2011 or register at ScienceDiscovery.eventbrite.com

FLY CREEK PHILHARMONIC – Friday, March 20. The Fly Creek Philharmonic presents ‘What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love, & Understanding.’ Tickets available at Fly Creek General Store. Fly Creek Methodist Church, 852 Co. Rd. 26, Fly Creek.

TOURNAMENT – Saturday & Sunday, March 21 & 22. Enjoy 16th annual Pattrick C. Fetterman Basketball Tournament. Features boys & girls from 6th grade and below from the local area. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 607-547-2800 or visit www.facebook.com/clarksportscenter POSTPONED

WRITERS GROUP – Saturday, March 21. Join other writers to help improve your craft. Hosted by published author, Jennifer Donohue. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/

COOKING CLINIC – Saturday, March 21. Explore the possibilities of the muffin tin multiple recipes, more to take home. Photograph what you made, start you recipe collection. Gilbertsville Baptist Church, Commercial St., Gilbertsville. 607-547-2536 ext. 225 or visit cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2020/03/21/4-h-muffin-tin-magic-cooking-clinic-otsego

CRAYON CARNIVAL – Saturday, March 21. Support Parent Teacher Association initiatives, programs for students at Crayon Carnival. Gym & Wrestling room, Cooperstown High School. 607-547-8181 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org

SNOWMEGANG – Saturday, March 21. Invitational Beer Festival featuring entertainment, drinks, souvenirs, live entertainment, more. Cost, $55/adult. Muller Plaza, Oneonta. 607-544-1800 or visit www.ommegang.com/event/snommegang-invitational-beer-festival/

SCOREBOARD DEDICATION – Saturday, March 21. Don Axtell Scoreboard dedication and Baseball field ribbon cutting. SUNY Oneonta. POSTPONED to Fall, 2020.

CONCERT – Saturday, March 21. Enjoy performance by ‘The Black Feathers’ featuring a meld of Americana, folk, more styles that sound both modern & ancient. Cost, $20/adult. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 607-547-1812 or visit cooperstownconcertseries.org/the-black-feathers-march-21-2020/

DREAM VACATIONS – Saturday, March 21. Meeting to learn about Cruises by Royal Carribean, North East Ports, & Group Cruising. Free, open to public. Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-441-8223 or visit www.dreamvacations.com/travel/HomePage.html

WORKSHOP – Saturday, March 21. Stock your medicine cabinet with homemade remedies for everyday ailments made from natural ingredients. Learn to turn plants from the backyard to the spice rack to treatments for burns, bruises, more. Cost, $75/person. Registration required. Creamery Classroom, The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/stec_event/salves/

WRITERS GROUP – Saturday, March 21. Join other writers to help improve your craft. Hosted by published author, Jennifer Donohue. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/

PERFORMANCE – Saturday, March 21. The Fly Creek Philharmonic presents ‘What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love, & Understanding.’ Tickets available at Fly Creek General Store. Fly Creek Methodist Church, 852 Co. Rd. 26, Fly Creek.

TREP$MARKETPLACE – Sunday, March 22. Support local student entrepreneurs. Includes door prize raffle, food. Richfield Springs Central School Elementary Gym, 93 W. Main St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-0610 or visit www.richfieldcsd.org

CAMPAIGN RECEPTION – Sunday, March 22. Reception for Jim Barber, candidate for New York State Senate. Visit www.facebook.com/JimBarberforSenate/

WEATHER – Monday, March 23. ‘Skywarn Training’ Learn to report weather info to National Weather Service, discuss our region’s severe weather. Cooperstown Senior Community Center, behind St. Mary’s Church, 31 Elm St., Cooperstown. coopseniorcenter@gmail.com

POP-UP SHOP – Monday, March 23. Find gold & silver jewelry for sale by Faith Tiemann of FC Jewelry Design. The Autumn Cafe, 244 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-6845 or visit www.facebook.com/theautumncafe/

TEEN SCENE – Monday, March 23. Teens learn about, try out healthy coping mechanisms for stress from making stress balls to variety of exercises. Dinner provided, RSVP required by Friday before event. Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-0001 or visit familyrn.org/event/march-teen-scene-healthy-coping-skills/ POSTPONED

DOCUMENTARY – Monday, March 23. Showing ‘Knock Down The House’ following journey of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, Paula Jean Swearengin to challenge congressional incumbents over America’s unsolved issues. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta.

FUN HIKE – 10 a.m. Enjoy relaxing hike on Greenway Trail along Susquehanna River. Call Maureen Dresser for meet location. Oneonta. 607-286-9821 or visit susqadk.org/node/4

FILM SOCIETY – Tuesday, March 24. Cooperstown film society presents ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ (1967). Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Visit www.facebook.com/FilmSocCoop/

TECHIE TUESDAY – Tuesday, March 24. Bring your laptop, cellphone, or i-pad to have tech experts help you with any problems. Franklin Free Library, 334 Main St., Franklin. 607-829-2941 or visit www.franklinfreelibrary.org

COOPERSTOWN ROTARY CLUB – Tuesday, March 24. Lunch meeting at The Otesaga, Cooperstown. portal.clubrunner.ca/3556

FOOD BANK – Wednesday, March 25. Experiencing food insecurity. Come out for mass food distribution by Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY. All welcome, continues till food is gone. Northern Eagle Beverages, 41 Browne St., Oneonta. 607-267-2091 or visit www.unitedwaydo.org

INTERNATIONAL NIGHT – Wednesday, March 25. Enjoy 3-course international themed dinner. Experience flavors from around the world. This week, try food form Belgium. Cost, $20/person. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 607-547-9931 or visit www.otesaga.com/dining/seasonal-dining

DOCUMENTARY – Wednesday, March 25. Showing ‘Masters of Modern Design: The Art of the Japanese American Experience’ which explores the effect of WWII imprisonment had on the second generation Japanese-American artists who’s work had a massive impact on American culture. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta.

SAFETY – Thursday, March 26. Week 3 of workshop ‘A Matter Of Balance’ with Becky Sears, Bassett. Registration required. Cooperstown Senior Community Center, behind St. Mary’s Church, 31 Elm St., Cooperstown. coopseniorcenter@gmail.com

WOODSIDE HALL – Thursday, March 26. Presentation ‘Owls of New York State’ with local birding enthusiast Charlie Scheim. Learn NYS varieties, sounds, behaviors & unique abilities through picture, sound & video. Refreshments to follow. Free, open to public. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-0600, Ext 101 or visit www.facebook.com/Woodside.Hall/

OPENING DAY – Thursday, March 26. Celebrate first day of baseball season with showings of live games from around Major League Baseball. Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/events/opening-day-2020?date=0

READING SERIES – Thursday, March 26. Reading by novelist Jamie Colbert, author of ‘Wild Things’ set in rural upstate New York. Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center, SUNY Oneonta.

WORKSHOP – Thursday, March 26. Kids learn how to make music out of some cardboard, copper tape, and the power of coding. Registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/

ONEONTA ROTARY CLUB – Thursday, March 26. Lunch meeting at The Quality, Oneonta. oneontarotary.org

DISCUSSION GROUP – Thursday, March 26. Read ‘Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women’s Rights Movement’ by Sally McMillen. Enjoy casual discussion about women’s past struggles, efforts to win the vote, local women’s contributions to Edmeston. Free, refreshments available. Registration preferred. Edmeston Free Library, 6 West St., Edmeston. 607-965-8208 or visit www.facebook.com/Edmestonfreelibrary/

THEATER – March 26, 27, 28, & 29. Mask & Hammer Theater Club presents ‘I And You’ by Lauren Gunderson about a house bound girl and the boy who interrupts with waffle fries and a project due the next day which reveals the pairs hopes, dream, the bond that connects them. General Admission, $5/person. Hamblin Theater, SUNY Oneonta.

CANCER AWARENESS – Friday, March 27. Main Street turns blue for Colon Cancer Awareness Celebration featuring opening remarks by Dr. Charles Casale, Chief of Bassett Digestive Disease, then giveaways, refreshments, music, more. Free. Muller Plaza, Oneonta. 1-888-345-0225 or visit www.bassett.org/events/2020/03/main-street-goes-blue-get-screened-colon-cancer POSTPONED

CONCERT – Friday, March 27. Enjoy performance by the Lysander Piano Trio, known for innovative programming of masterworks alongside new works and hidden gems. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-433-7252 or visit oneontaconcertassociation.org

SPRING DINNER – Friday, March 27. Celebrate springs arrival wit delicious Roast Beef Dinner. Reservations required, takeout available. Dinner by donation. Middlefield Baptist Church, 121 Rezen Rd., Middlefield. 607-547-9093.

CANCER WALK – Friday, March 27.  Join Oneonta Fights Cancer Club for walk to support Oneonta Families affected by Cancer. Alumni Field House, SUNY Oneonta.

FILM – March 27, 28, & 29. Presenting “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker.” Cost, $3/person. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta.

THEATER – Friday, March 27. Milford Central School Music Association presents ‘Shreck – The Musical.’ Tickets, $9/adult. Milford Central School Performing Arts Center, 42 W. Main St., Milford. 607-4353889 or visit www.web.milfordcentral.org

PSYCHIC FAIR – Saturday March 28. Fun event featuring psychics, healers, Reiki, angel readings, astrology, crystals, palm readings, more. Old School Gymnasium, 2 Genesee St., Cherry Valley. 607-264-3769 or visit www.facebook.com/ghostlady2013/ – POSTPONED to July 18.

PLANETARIUM – Saturday March 28. Public is invited to enjoy presentation on outer space with new Digistar 6 digital planetarium system. Free, advance registration REQUIRED. A. J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2011 or register at ScienceDiscovery.eventbrite.com

PLAY READINGS – Saturday March 28. NEXT! Readings of New Works by Regional Playwrights. ‘KP’ by Peter Reich and Linda Crawford, about the struggles of the KP team on an army base during Vietnam as they deal with the war, race relations, & a draconian commanding officer. Free, donations accepted. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1453 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

THEATER – Saturday March 28. Milford Central School Music Association presents ‘Shreck – The Musical.’ Tickets, $9/adult. Milford Central School Performing Arts Center, 42 W. Main St., Milford. 607-4353889 or visit www.web.milfordcentral.org

HUNTER SAFETY – Saturday March 28. Learn how to stay safe while hunting in NY State. Required for first time hunter permits. Accepts hunters aged 11+. Registration on DEC website required. Oneonta Sportsmen’s Club, 251 Rod & Gun Club Rd., Oneonta. 607-433-0515 or visit www.facebook.com/OneontaSportsmensClub/

CRAFT SHOW – Saturday March 28. Celebrate spring and find unique items from 70+ vendors. Win door prizes, enter basket raffle, enjoy lunch at cyber cafe. FoxCare Center, 1 FoxCare Dr., Oneonta. 607-432-2000 or visit www.facebook.com/FoxCareCenter/

BALLET – Sunday, March 29. Direct from Moscow, showing of Bolshoi Ballet production of “Romeo & Juliet.” Cost, $20/adult. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org

THEATER – Sunday, March 29. Milford Central School Music Association presents ‘Shreck – The Musical.’ Tickets, $9/adult. Milford Central School Performing Arts Center, 42 W. Main St., Milford. 607-4353889 or visit www.web.milfordcentral.org

EPICUREAN FEAST – Sunday, March 29. Feast featuring extraordinary selection of delicious wines, hors d’ouvres, specialty dishes, & desserts. Held by Helios Care to honor Lola Rathbone for her exemplary service and commitment to hospice care, and the Otesaga hotel for their 20 years of partnership and support of the Epicurean experience. Included live music and a silent auction. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. helioscare.org

COMEDY –Monday, March 30. Laugh with Francisco Ramos who was a top ten finalist on ‘Last Comic Standing,’ and has other appearances in Showtime’s ‘Shameless,’ ‘Angie Tribeca,’ others. Waterfront Room, Hunt Union, SUNY Oneonta.

POP-UP SHOP –Monday, March 30. Find revamped clothes by textile artist Claudia J Koeppel, who uses cast off clothes & her custom print designs to create works of art. The Autumn Cafe, 244 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-6845 or visit www.facebook.com/theautumncafe/

SAFETY – Monday, March 30. ‘Balance Your Daily Living’ about accessing adaptive devices/equipment, know when to replace them, work with what’s already around the house with Kari Mullin. Cooperstown Senior Community Center, behind St. Mary’s Church, 31 Elm St., Cooperstown. coopseniorcenter@gmail.com

COMEDY – Monday, March 30. Laugh with Francisco Ramos who was a top ten finalist on ‘Last Comic Standing,’ and has other appearances in Showtime’s ‘Shameless,’ ‘Angie Tribeca,’ others. Waterfront Room, Hunt Union, SUNY Oneonta.

FUN HIKE – Tuesday, March 31. Enjoy relaxing hike through Wilber Park Oneonta. Call Currie & Ginny Marror meet location. 607-432-5434 or visit susqadk.org/node/4

GENEOLOGY – Tuesday, March 31. Learn to use the 4 county library system to research your family tree. Franklin Free Library, 334 Main St., Franklin. 607-829-2941 or visit www.franklinfreelibrary.org

CONCERT – Tuesday, March 31. CCS Choral Spectacular featuring grades 4-12. Auditorium, Cooperstown High School. 607-547-8181 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org

CCAL  – March Meeting and remaining 6 March classes. Center for Continuing Adult Learning hosts classes on topics ranging from art, history, literature, science, more. ccaloneonta.org

OPENING – Wednesday, April 1. Art Museum opens with exhibits ‘The World of Jan Brett,’ ‘Blue Gardens: Photographs by Gross and Daley,’ & ‘Prismatic Beauty: American People and American Art.’ The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/future-exhibitions/jan-brett – Tentative

ADAPTIVE SWIMMING – Wednesday, April 1.  EDD Adaptive sports presents adaptive swimming lessons for individuals with disabilities. Concludes with friendly races. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 607-547-2800 or visit www.facebook.com/clarksportscenter – POSTPONED
CRITERION CLUB – Wednesday, April 1. Birthday dinner for members is cancelled.

ADAPTIVE SWIMMING – Wednesday, April 1. EDD Adaptive sports presents adaptive swimming lessons for individuals with disabilities. Concludes with friendly races. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 607-547-2800 or visit www.facebook.com/clarksportscenter – POSTPONED

BOOK DISCUSSION – Wednesday, April 1. Join Palatine Literary Society to discuss ‘Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe’ by George Elliot. Bring a brown bag lunch, beverages provided. Canajoharie Library, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. 518-673-2314 or visit www.facebook.com/canajoharielibrary/ – POSTPONED

INTERNATIONAL NIGHT – Wednesday, April 1. Enjoy 3-course international themed dinner. Experience flavors from around the world. This week, try food form Philippines. Cost, $20/person. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 607-547-9931 or visit www.otesaga.com/dining/seasonal-dining

STAMP CLUB – Thursday, April 2. Bring stamp collections, get your questions answered, discuss with other stamp enthusiasts. Tillapaugh Home, 28 Pioneer St., Cooperstown. 607-547 5646 or e-mail kuchtill@gmail.com

NETWORKING MIXER – Thursday, April 2. Join Community Arts Network of Oneonta to mingle, make connections, more leading up to City of the Hills Festival. Cooperstown Beverage Exchange, 73 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/event/monthly-mixer-at-cbe/?instance_id=1176

HEALTHY LIVING – Friday, April 3. 3rd annual Living Healthier Expo on ‘Living Healthier Throughout Your Lifetime.’ Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431 2080 or visit www.facebook.com/foothillsoneonta/ – POSTPONED
COVID-19 – Friday, April 3. Communicable Disease Coordinator, Theresa Oellrich presents what you need to know about Corona Virus at Living Healthier Expor. Followed by question & answer session. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-547-4230 or visit www.facebook.com/OtsegoCountyDepartmentofHealth/ – POSTPONED

FILM – Friday, April 3. Presenting “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood.” Cost, $3/person. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta.

THEATER – Friday, April 3. 4-H Theater club presents spring production of ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.’ Tickets free, reservations required. Hartwick Community Center, 450 Co. Rt. 11, Hartwick. 607-547-2536 ext. 225 or visit cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2016/06/03/4-h-theater-club-spring-production – POSTPONED

FENIMORE MEMBERS RECEPTION – Friday, April 3. Spring members reception. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

PLANETARIUM – Friday, April 3. Public is invited to enjoy presentation on outer space with new Digistar 6 digital planetarium system. Followed by star gazing at College Camp, weather permitting. Free, advance registration required. A. J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2011 or register at ScienceDiscovery.eventbrite.com

TOLKEIN ESCAPE ROOM – Saturday, April 4. Travel back in time to prevent fantasy-hating bandits from erasing Tolkiens works from history. Solve puzzles to foil the plot. 6 people/1-hour timeslot. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/

ARKELLEBRATION – Saturday, April 4. Celebrate opening of 2 exhibits ‘Garth Williams: Illustrator of the Century’ and ‘Winslow Homer: Illustrator’ featuring opportunities to chat with friendly docents on the artworks, storytime for kids featuring books by Garth Williams, a scavenger hunt, games from Little House on the Prairie, Basket Raffle to support the libraries acquisition of new books. Free admission. Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. 518-673-2314 ext. 113 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar – POSTPONED

COMPETITION – Saturday, April 4. See who can lift the most, cheer on your favorites at this years Monster Bench Press competition. Cost, $35 to register for competition. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 607-547-2800 or visit www.facebook.com/clarksportscenter

WORKSHOP – Saturday, April 4. Make your own die-cut Spring Greeting Cards with Linda Shea. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/

WRITERS GROUP – Saturday, April 4. Join other writers to help improve your craft. Hosted by published author, Jennifer Donohue. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/

LEARTHERSTOCKING CREDIT UNION ANNUAL MEETING Saturday, April 4. Annual meeting of members of Leatherstocking Credit Union. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. www.lsrfcu.org – POSTPONED

THEATER – Saturday, April 4. 4-H Theater club presents spring production of ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.’ Tickets free, reservations required. Hartwick Community Center, 450 Co. Rt. 11, Hartwick. 607-547-2536 ext. 225 or visit cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2016/06/03/4-h-theater-club-spring-production – POSTPONED

COVID-19 – Saturday, April 4. Communicable Disease Coordinator, Theresa Oellrich presents what you need to know about Corona Virus at Living Healthier Expor. Followed by question & answer session. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-547-4230 or visit www.facebook.com/OtsegoCountyDepartmentofHealth/ – POSTPONED

EXHIBIT RECEPTION – Saturday, April 4. Celebrate opening of exhibit “Celebrating the Life and Works of Sondra Freckleton” Oneonta artist whose works have been celebrated & displayed across the country. Brighthill Press & Literary Center, 94 Church St., Treadwell. 607-829-5055 or visit brighthillpress.org

OPENING RECEPTION – Saturday, April 4. Celebrate opening of Exhibit featuring works by local artists Lindsay France – ‘Abandoned History’ bringing out the beauty of decay, Gia Sabatani – paintings exploring the relationship between human’s and nature, Vernon Burnett – ‘Trails From The Emerald Ash Borer.’ Refreshments available. Free, open to public. Community Art Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org

FILM – Saturday, April 4. Presenting “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood.” Cost, $3/person. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta.

FILM – Sunday, April 5. Presenting “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood.” Cost, $3/person. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta.

DOG OBEDIENCE – Sunday, April 5. Learn to train your pouch or refresh your (and their) skills. 2 sessions for beginning dog handlers (1 – 2:30) & experienced handlers (2:30 – 4). Crates required. Continues for 8 weeks in various locations. Free, advance registration required. New Lisbon Town Hall, 908 Co. Hwy. 16, Garrattsville. 607-267-2011 or visit cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2019/04/07/4-h-dog-obedience-workshop-otsego

THEATER – Sunday, April 5. Enjoy one-woman show by award winning playwright/performer Nancy Hasting about the incredible life of Jackie Cochran, a record-breaking WASP (Women’s Airforce Service Pilot) during WWII! Admission, $15/adult. Glimmerglobe Theater, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

TEA WITH ELSA – Sunday, April 5. Bring the kids for Afternoon Tea with Elsa & Anna. Dress up and enjoy tea, scones, table side visit from the sisters. Cost, $18/adult, $13/child. Reservations required. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 607-544-2524 or visit www.otesaga.com

SPRING CONCERT – Sunday, April 5. Performance featuring SUNY Oneonta World Percussion Ensemble and the World Chorus. Ballroom, Hunt Union, SUNY Oneonta.

BOARD GAMES – Tuesday, April 7. Night of fun Board & Party games with Serenity Hobbies. Ages 16+ welcome. Huntington Memorial Library, 61 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/

BIRD WALK – Tuesday, April 7. Enjoy walk through the woods with environmental educator Chris DeCesare & Otsego Land Trust Board Member, Joe Homburger to observe spring mating ritual of Woodcocks. Waterproof footwear & headlamp/flashlight recommended. Parslow Road Conservation Area, 127 Parslow Rd., Hartwick. 607-397-3815 or visit www.facebook.com/DelawareOtsegoAudubonSociety/

VISITING AUTHOR – Tuesday, April 7. Enjoy reading by Poet Brendan Walsh, Hartwick graduate, known for works published in American Literary Review, & ‘Buddha Vs. Bonobo’ (2017). Free, open to public. Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, Hartwick College, Oneonta. 607-431-4921 or visit www.hartwick.edu/news/mcauliff-walsh-10-to-present-work-at-hartwicks-visiting-writers-series/

WORD THURSDAY – Thursday, April 9. Presentation by novelist Fred Schneider, Cooperstown resident, whose works ’The Distance of Fathers,’ and ‘Last Stop, Ronkonkoma’ have earned critical acclaim. Bright Hills Press & Literary Center, 94 Church St., Treadwell. 607-829-5055 or visit www.facebook.com/brighthp/

FILM – April 10, 11, 12. Presenting “Birds of Prey: And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn.” Cost, $3/person. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta.

EGG HUNT – Saturday, April 11. Annual Easter Egg Hunt on the lawn of Hyde Hall. Prizes, raffles, visits with the Easter Bunny. Free. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown. 607-547-5098 or visit hydehall.org

WRITERS GROUP – Saturday, April 11. Join other writers to help improve your craft. Hosted by published author, Jennifer Donohue. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/

EASTER BREAKFAST – Saturday, April 11. Enjoy delicious pancake breakfast with the Easter Bunny, send the kids on an Easter Egg Hunt, pose for photos, enjoy activities, more. Quality Inn, 5206 St. Hwy. 23, Oneonta. 607-432-2941 or visit www.facebook.com/DestinationOneonta/

FOOD FOR THOUGHT – Saturday, April 11. Bring the family for fun tour, story time, art activity celebrating works of childrens book author Jan Brett. Lunch included. Cost, $23/adult. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

PLANETARIUM – Saturday, April 11. Public is invited to enjoy presentation on outer space with new Digistar 6 digital planetarium system. Free, advance registration REQUIRED. A. J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2011 or register at ScienceDiscovery.eventbrite.com

INTERNATIONAL NIGHT – Wednesday, April 15. Enjoy 3-course international themed dinner. Experience flavors from around the world. This week, try food form Egypt. Cost, $20/person. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 607-547-9931 or visit www.otesaga.com/dining/seasonal-dining

WRITERS SALON – Thursday, April 16. Begin with Open Mic session followed by presentation by short story writer/local writers workshop facilitator Jennifer Donohue. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org

PLANETARIUM – Friday, April 17. Public is invited to enjoy presentation on outer space with new Digistar 6 digital planetarium system. Followed by star gazing at College Camp, weather permitting. Free, advance registration required. A. J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2011 or register at ScienceDiscovery.eventbrite.com

HISTORY – Saturday, April 18. Learn about the life of Aaron Burr after the fateful duel that ended the life of Alexander Hamilton. Join historian Douglas Ambrose for exploration of treason, exile, debt, & folly that followed Burr to his death in 1836. Auditorium, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

WORKSHOP – Saturday, April 18. Learn to techniques to cook on 1870s woodstove. Make hearty soup, home baked bread, top it off with a sweat treat. Cost, $85/non-member. Bump Tavern, The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/stec_event/woodstove/

BIRD WALK – Saturday, April 18. Join Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society to celebrate the Earth, enjoy walk in the woods to view local birds. Experience not required. Expect to return in time for Milford CS Earth Festival. Carpool leaves from parking lot, Milford Central School, 42 W. Main St., Milford. 607-397-3815 or visit www.facebook.com/DelawareOtsegoAudubonSociety/

WORKSHOP – Saturday, April 18. Introductory blacksmithing class for those interested beginning to learn the art. Learn to build a forge fire, heat metal, hammer control, more to craft a letter opener, fire poker, or key chain to take home. Cost, $100/non-member. Lunch included. Blacksmith Shop, The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/stec_event/woodstove/

POSTCARDS & EPHEMERA – Saturday, April 18. Show and sale featuring historical postcards, papers, more from Greater Oneonta Historical Society, others. Social Hall, Elm Park Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org – POSTPONED

CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT – Saturday, April 18. Come enjoy 2 sports tournaments, cornhole & youth 3-on-3 basketball, concessions, games, activities for the whole family. Support Opportunities for Otsego while having fun. Oneonta Boys & Girls Club, 70 River St. #2358, Oneonta. 607-433-8000 or visit www.facebook.com/ofoinc/ – POSTPONED

WRITERS GROUP – Saturday, April 18. Join other writers to help improve your craft. Hosted by published author, Jennifer Donohue. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/

TRAIL HIKE – Wednesday, April 21. Take a ramble through the woods to visit F. Ambrose Clark’s ‘Irish Tower’ just outside Cooperstown with program director Jeff O’Handley, Susquehanna chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club. Features 3.5 mile walk through wooded landscapes, up/down hills, near wetlands. Release forms required. Meet on Beaver Meadow Rd., South of Co. Rd. 52. Cooperstown. 607-282-4087 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/the-hidden-tower/

INTERNATIONAL NIGHT – Wednesday, April 22. Enjoy 3-course international themed dinner. Experience flavors from around the world. This week, try food form Australia. Cost, $20/person. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 607-547-9931 or visit www.otesaga.com/dining/seasonal-dining

WORD THURSDAY –Thursday, April 23. Presentation by poets Cicada Musselman (Walton) and Bill Stratton (Colchester, VT). Bright Hills Press & Literary Center, 94 Church St., Treadwell. 607-829-5055 or visit www.facebook.com/brighthp/

WRITERS GROUP – Saturday, April 25. Join other writers to help improve your craft. Hosted by published author, Jennifer Donohue. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/

PLANETARIUM – Saturday, April 25. Public is invited to enjoy presentation on outer space with new Digistar 6 digital planetarium system. Free, advance registration REQUIRED. A. J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2011 or register at ScienceDiscovery.eventbrite.com

THEATER – April. Stuff of Dreams production of Maxwell Anderson’s ‘The Bad Seed’ is cancelled with possibility of performance this summer. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. www.facebook.com/GEStevensOneonta/

SPRING RUMMAGE SALE – May 15. Rescheduled for fall, 2020. Church of Christ Uniting, Richfield Springs. 315-858-1451 or visit rschurchofchristuniting.com

HALL OF FAME CLASSIC – May 22-24. Game bringing together previous inductees to the hall of fame for a game of baseball, the BASE race, and the classic clinic where children receive instruction from hall of famers. Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. baseballhall.org

PLANT SALE – Saturday, May 23. Find plants raised, selected by Master Gardeners to do well in Otsego County. Features perennials, vegetables, annuals, herbs, more. Bring a soil sample from your garden for free PH testing. Cornell Cooperative Extension, 123 Lake St., Cooperstown. 607-547-2536 ext. 228 or visit cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2020/05/23/otsego-master-gardener-spring-plant-sale

PRIDEFEST – June 6. Replaced with virtual event. Celebrate Pride 2020 with pride parade through Main St. followed by family friendly festival featuring entertainment, vendors, food, kids activities, more. This years theme is ‘Colors of Pride.’ Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-386 1508 or visit www.facebook.com/otsegopride/

GARDEN & FLOWER SHOW – June 6 & 7 Enjoy state-wide flower show. Also includes floral parade, flower and garden presentations, vendors, entertainment, more. Sharon Springs. 518-860-5513 or visit  sharonspringschamber.com

FRIENDSHIP CRAFT FESTIVAL – June 13. Craft festival featuring Brooks BBQ, more. Returning Spring 2021. Church of Christ Uniting, Richfield Springs. 315-858-1451 or visit rschurchofchristuniting.com

BOOK COLLECTION – June 20. Friends of the Village Library Book Collection to support the Cooperstown Library.

CIVIL WAR WEEKEND – August 14-16. Experience civil war encampment complete with soldiers in authentic uniforms drilling/performing tactical maneuvers, performing period songs. Continues Saturday, Sunday. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd., Cooperstown. 607-547-5098 or visit hydehall.org

CONCERT –September 13. Members of world famous ‘Chatham Baroque’ return to perform 17th & 18th century music on instruments of the era. Cost, $30. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd., Cooperstown. 607-547-5098 or visit hydehall.org

DROP OFF – September. Households are invited to dispose of hazardous waste such as paint, pesticides, solvents, chemical cleaners, antifreeze, more. Contact Otsego County Solid Waste Department for list, restrictions. Unadilla Highway Building, 216 Co. Hwy. 3, Unadilla. 607-547-4225.

LIGHTING TOUR – September 12. Learn about early lighting, enjoy historic cocktails. For adults, 21+. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd., Cooperstown. 607-547-5098 Ext. 4 or visit hydehall.org

HARVEST FESTIVAL – September 19. 2-day fest featuring live performances, music, family activities to celebrate the seasons bounty. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/stec_event/harvest/0/

HALLOWEEN BALL – October 31. Get out for Once In A Blue Moon Halloween costume ball. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd., Cooperstown. 607-547-5098 or visit hydehall.org

Baseball Hall Of Fame Cancels Classic Weekend

Baseball Hall Of Fame

Cancels ‘Classic Weekend’

COOPERSTOWN – The annual Hall of Fame Classic weekend at the Baseball Hall of Fame has been cancelled, Jon Shestakofsky, Communications VP, announced moments ago.

“This precautionary measure is being implemented in accordance with recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and government officials to limit opportunities for large gatherings and the further spread of the COVID-19 virus,”Shestakofsky wrote in a statement.

Retired Played Can Stay Induction-Eligible For Only 10 Years, Hall’s Directors Decide

Retired Players Can Stay Induction-Eligible

For Only 10 Years, Hall’s Directors Decide

COOPERSTOWN – The Baseball Hall of Fame board of directors today announced players will only be eligible to stay on the ballot for 10 years after retiring, instead of 15, effective immediately.

The only players now on the list who would be affected have been grandfathered: Don Mattingly, Alan Trammell and Lee Smith.

Here is the Hall’s full press release:

American Legion Turns 100; Hall Collaborates With Vets

American Legion Turns 100;

Hall Collaborates With Vets

By LIBBY CUDMORE • The Freeman’s Journal & Hometown Oneonta

COOPERSTOWN – The American Legion, especially through American Legion Baseball, and The National Baseball Hall of have had a special relationship for over four decades.

“American Legion Baseball was founded in 1925 to further citizenship through sportsmanship,” said Jeremy Field, director of communication at American Legion’s HQ in Indianapolis. “Every year our player of the year is honored at the Hall of Fame Classic game at Doubleday Field.”

Homer Simpson Inducted Into Baseball Hall of Fame

HALL OF FAME CLASSIC 2017

Homer Simpson

In Baseball Hall

With Jane Forbes Clark, chairman of the board, Jon Shestakofsky, VP/communications, and Jeff Idelson, president, right, Homer Jay Simpson of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant softball team was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame at the end of a 25th anniversary round-table discussion of The Simpsons TV show’s “Homer At The Bat” episode.  Behind Idelson are fellow Hall of Famers and Power Plant teammates Wade Boggs and Ozzie Smith. “If the Cubs can win the World Series and a cartoon can enter the Hall of Fame, there are no rules,” Homer said in his acceptance speech. At right, Cooperstown Mayor Jeff Katz and Homer pose following the opening of the “Homer at the Bat” exhibit in the Hall of Fame, featuring figures, animation cells and signed memorabilia. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HoF Chief ‘Good For Hall, Village’

JEFF IDELSON RETIRING

HoF Chief

‘Good For

Hall, Village’

By JIM KEVLIN

Departing Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson participates in one of the light-hearted events of his tenure: Presenting Homer Simpson with his plaque on May 27, 2017, on the 25th anniversary of “Homer at the Bat.”

COOPERSTOWN – He was there in 2014 when the first sitting president, Barack Obama, visited the National Baseball Hall of Fame, pitching his tourism strategy.
He was there that fall when Little League World Champion pitcher Mo’Ne Davis, a national phenomenon, took a break from Cooperstown All Star Village in Oneonta to donate her jersey to the Hall.
He was there in 2017 on the steps of the Hall’s library to present the plaque inducting Homer Simpson into the Hall on the 25th anniversary of the iconic Simpsons episode, “Homer at the Bat.”
He was there when Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero and four other standout ballplayers drew 53,000 fans to the 2018 Induction, the second largest crowd in Hall history.

Fingers, Gossage Manage Teams In 11th  HoF Classic

Fingers, Gossage Manage

Teams In 11th HoF Classic

Saturday Game Starts at 1:50 in Doubleday Field;
BASE Race Leaves Doubleday Parking Lot At 9
Goose Gossage high-fives Hall of Fame Chairman Jane Forbes Clark at the start of the 2018 Classic. Tomorrow, Gossage and Rollie Fingers are managing this year’s Classic teams. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

COOPERSTOWN – The first pitch of the 11th Hall of Fame Classic Legends Game, bringing six Hall of Famers and other MLB stars to town,  will be thrown at 1:05 p.m. Saturday (tomorrow) in Doubleday Field.

Hall of Famers Rollie Fingers and Goose Gossage will manage their respective teams, while Hall of Famers Bert Blyleven, Trevor Hoffman, Tim Raines and Alan Trammell will lend a hand in the dugout and in the coach’s boxes.

Obama Main Story

Hall of Fame President Surprised

To Learn of White House’s Visit

By JIM KEVLIN

Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States
Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States

& LIBBY CUDMORE

COOPERSTOWN

Jeff Idelson, National Baseball Hall of Fame president, isn’t taking any credit for the First Fan’s planned Thursday, May 22, visit to 25 Main.

“As far as I understand it, with White House events, you get a little bit of notice and you go from there,” said Idelson.

The phone rang the Thursday before.  It was Ken Meifert, the Hall’s VP for development.  He had just gotten a call, out of the blue, advising him President Barack Obama would be paying a visit.

“It originated out of the White House,” said Idelson.  “It was the White House’s idea.  And I can’t think of a better one.”

As for the Hall’s 75th anniversary season – it seems to be just a coincidence, he said, that it starts just two days after the president’s visit with the annual Hall of Fame Classic game.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 27
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 27

Hall Of Fame Classic

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HOF CLASSIC GAME – 1:05 p.m. The seven inning Hall of Fame Classic game begins. Preceded by the Home Run Batting Contest by Big League Players at Noon. Tickets, $12.50 First and Third base seats, $11 general admission outfield seats. Doubleday Field, Cooperstown. Info, (877) 726-9028, baseballhall.org/visit/hall-of-fame-classic.

WWAST SOFTBALL GAME – Noon. Wounded Warrior Amputees play softball against the Oneonta Police and Fire Departments. Support your heroes. Admission by donation. Concessions open 11 a.m. Damaschke Field, 15 James Georgeson Ave., Oneonta. Info, woundedwarrioramputeesoftballteam.org/events/

Obama Stirred Excitement On Visiting Hall Of Fame In ’14

Obama Stirred Excitement

On Visiting Hall Of Fame In ’14

By JIM KEVLIN

On May 22, 2014, Barack Obama made history, becoming the first sitting president to visit the Hall of Fame.

COOPERSTOWN – The Friday before Thursday, May 22, 2014, then-mayor Jeff Katz was hanging out in the kitchen of his Chestnut Street home with son Robbie, who had just gotten home from SUNY Oswego, when the phone rang.

It was Police Chief Mike Covert. With his son just having arrived, the mayor ignored it. The chief called “twice, three times… It had to be important for him to do that.”
Covert didn’t want to talk on the phone. “You can meet me on the front porch,” said Katz, and it was there he got the news.
“I just got word Obama’s coming,” said the breathless chief, as Katz described it. “Next Thursday. Here’s what we know. There will be more to come. As of now, it’s a secret.”
The next night, Katz was at the Southside Cinemas in Oneonta, watching “Godzilla” with sons Robbie and Joey. “My phone started ringing,” people calling about the rumors he couldn’t talk about. “The next morning, Obama announced it on his Saturday address. So now everyone knew.”
At 25 Main St., Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson was having a similar experience.
The day before Covert called Katz, Idelson’s office phone likewise rang. It was Ken Meifert, VP for development, telling his boss he’d just gotten a call from the White House.
“It was the White House’s idea; and I can’t think of a better one,” said Idelson at the time, which just happened to be the Hall of Fame’s 75th anniversary year.

BASEBALL HALL CANCELS INDUCTION
JETER TO JOIN CLASS OF 2021

BOARD MEETS,

CANCELS HALL’S

2020 INDUCTION

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Derek Jeter
Jane Clark

COOPERSTOWN – Derek Jeter will have to wait another year to get into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

“Being inducted into the Hall of Fame will be an incredible honor, but the health and safety of everyone involved are paramount,” said Jeter.

“I respect and support the decision to postpone this year’s enshrinement and am looking forward to joining current Hall of Famers, fans, staff and my family and friends in Cooperstown in 2021.”

The Board of Directors met today and voted unanimously to cancel the annual Hall of Fame Induction ceremony, which has been held in Cooperstown every year since 1961, citing health and safety concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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