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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

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ONEONTA FARMERS MARKET – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Market runs indoors at Main St. Garage Walkway during winter, outdoors on Muller Plaza during summer. For the health of the community, patrons are asked to limit hand-to-hand contact, frequently wash/sanitize hands. Customers can also reach out to vendors for pre-order & market pick-up. Muller Plaza, Main St, Oneonta. Info, www.oneontafarmersmarket.com

COOPERSTOWN FARMERS MARKET – Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Tuesday Market (June-September) 3 – 7 p.m. Open, requesting all patrons wash their hands before entering, only one person per household should shop, do not touch produce or goods yourself, allow vendors to bag the items for you, pay by credit card if possible or exact change if not, no seating available. maintain social distance of 6 feet, and if you are sick then stay home. 101 Main St., Pioneer Alley, Cooperstown. Rain or shine. Info, www.facebook.com/CooperstownFarmersMarket/

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS — 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays. Join local officials and others in the community to talk about local issues at The Green Earth, 4 Market Street, Oneonta.

ONEONTA HISTORY CENTER — Rotating public exhibits on local history. Free. One exhibit celebrates 150th anniversary of the center’s home building, at 183 Main St. The center is seeking anniversary donations. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St. (at Dietz St.), Oneonta. Hours, info, www.oneontahistory.org or (607) 432-0960

EDMESTON MUSEUM — 9 a.m. – Noon. Every Saturday. View permanent displays of rural upstate NY and rotating “pop-up” exhibits on specific topics on rural living. 1 North St., Edmeston. Visit www.facebook.com/pages/category/Community-Museum/Edmeston-Museum-219562458817938/

ROSEBOOM SHOW – Online Photography Exhibit featuring look back at 3 photo installations held at the Roseboom Historical Association. May The Circle Be Unbroken 1998, Sacred Spaces in Everyday LIfe 2000, Heart of the Country 2002. Visit www.facebook.com/theroseboomshows/ to view.

SCAVENGER HUNT – July 1 – August 31. Youths and families are invited to participate in 2020 Historic Oneonta’s Main Street Architectural Detail Scavenger Hunt. Search for architectural details on Main Street Oneonta and tell the Oneonta History Center about them. A great lead in to upcoming exhibit ‘Building Blocks Of A City: 100 Years of Architecture In Oneonta.’ Visit www.oneontahistory.org/upcomingevents.htm for info.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – Thursday & Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Volunteer aged 14+ are invited to aid in the construction of 2 houses for families in need. Come for a few hour or the whole day, no special skill required. McFarland Rd., Oneonta. 607-432-7874 or visit habitatotsego.org/volunteer/

 

Tuesday,

September 22
COVID-19 TESTING – 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Otsego County residents are invited for free rapid testing for Covid-19. Find out quick, help stop the spread. Pre-registration required. Foothills Performing Arts Center, 22 Market St., Oneonta. 607-547-4279.
VOTER REGISTRATION – Noon – 6 p.m. League of Women Voters host drives to register residents to vote. Stop by the following places to register. Freight Wheel Café & Community Workspace, 3097 Co. Hwy. 11, Hartwick. Aubuchon Hardware, 129 W. Main St., Richfield Springs. 607-547-4247 or visit www.lwvcooperstownarea.org
ASK THE EXPERT – 2 p.m. Learn how hall of fame preserves textiles & caps, from storage to proper documentation. Free Zoom conference. Registration required. Presented by The Baseball Hall of Fame. Visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-curator-spotlight-collections-textiles-caps?date=0 for info.

 

Wednesday,

September 23
COVID-19 TESTING – 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Otsego County residents are invited for free rapid testing for Covid-19. Find out quick, help stop the spread. Pre-registration required. Foothills Performing Arts Center, 22 Market St., Oneonta. 607-547-4279.
RABIES CLINIC – 1 – 6 p.m. Free rabies vaccination for cats, dogs, ferrets. Scheduling for 30 minute intervals to follow social distancing. First come, first serve. Susquehanna SPCA, Rt. 28, Cooperstown. 607-547-4230 or visit sqspca.org/free-weekly-rabies-clinics/
HEATSMART – 6 p.m. Kick-off event on Zoom for Heatsmat Mohawk Valley to help business owner, residents lower heating bills, improve comfort, lower greenhouse gas emissions, more. Features congressman Paul Tonko (Dist. 20), others. Free, open to public. Presented by Otsego County Conservation Association. Visit occainfo.org/calendar/heat-smart-mohawk-valley-kick-off/ for info.
DIGITAL HELP – 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. Call for aid with your little technical issues with phones, computers, more. Also get help with digital collection services Hoopla & Libby. Huntington Memorial Library. 607-386-1465 or visit hmloneonta.org/calendar/
COOPERSTOWN REFLECTS – 7 p.m. Join panel on Zoom to for ‘Cooperstown Reflects on Racism: History, Demographics, and Current Issues’ discussion with representatives from Oneonta NAACP, Cooperstown Graduate Program, Say Their Names exhibit, & Opportunities for Otsego. Presented by Cooperstown Village Library. Visit fovl.eventbrite.com to register.

 

Thursday,

September 24
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Volunteer aged 14+ are invited to aid in the construction of 2 houses for families in need. Come for a few hour or the whole day, no special skill required. Masks required. McFarland Rd., Oneonta. 607-432-7874 or visit habitatotsego.org/volunteer/
RABIES CLINIC – 9 – Noon. Free rabies vaccination for cats, dogs, ferrets. Scheduling for 30 minute intervals to follow social distancing. First come, first serve. Susquehanna SPCA, Rt. 28, Cooperstown. 607-432-7874 or visit sqspca.org/free-weekly-rabies-clinics/
VIRTUAL TOUR – 2 p.m. Zoom meeting featuring walk through of exhibit ‘Pete Souza: Two Presidents, One Photographer’ with photographer Kevin Gray featuring in-depth discussion and Q&A session. Free, registration required. Suggested donation $5. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
FIELD TRIP – 2 p.m. Virtual trip ‘50 Years of Collecting Baseball Cards’ esploring the striking & unusual cards produced from 1970 to present, learn about trends & innovations in their creation. Includes Q&A session. Free, registration required for Zoom conference. Presented by Baseball Hall of Fame. 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-field-trip-50-Years-of-Collecting-Baseball-Cards?date=0
THEATER WORKSHOP – 5:30 p.m. Sign up for virtual theater workshop ‘East Meets West’ featuring meditation, movement, and character archetypes presented by Lanny Harrison, a performance & visual artist. Presented by West Kortright Center. Visit westkc.org/eventbrite-event/sheltering-characters/ for info.
WORD THURSDAY – 7 p.m. Hop online to enjoy prerecorded open-mic by area poets followed by presentation featuring Richard Levine (author of ‘Contiguous States’), Bertha Rogers (poet & founder of Bright Hill Press & Literary Center), and Matthew J. Spireng (‘What Focus Is (2011). Presented by Bright Hill Press. Visit www.facebook.com/brighthp/ for info.

 

Friday,

September 25
PAR FOR PAWS – Come play to benefit homeless, abandoned animals. Golf tournament has been re-configured this year due to Covid-19. Come play all weekend, just mention that you are playing to support the Susquehana SPCA. Admission, $40/person. Otsego Golf Club, 144 Pro Shop Dr., Springfield Center. 607-547-9290 or visit sqspca.org
ONLINE AUCTION – 10 a.m. This years GOHS benefit auction will take place online featuring about a dozen items. Concludes 9/27 at 9 p.m. Presented by Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org
LIT LATTES – 10 a.m. Discuss literature, get book recommendations, hear from guest speakers, much more from the Huntington Memorial Library. Visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/ to join the discussion.

DRIVE-THRU DINNER – 4 – 7 p.m. Stop by to pick up delicious pulled pork dinner to support local fire department. Cost, $7. Edmeston Volunteer Fire Department, 27 East St., Edmeston. 607-965-9834 for pre-order or visit www.facebook.com/EdmestonFire

 

Saturday,

September 26
PAR FOR PAWS – Come play to benefit homeless, abandoned animals. Golf tournament has been reconfigured this year due to Covid-19. Come play all weekend, just mention that you are playing to support the Susquehana SPCA. Admission, $40/person. Otsego Golf Club, 144 Pro Shop Dr., Springfield Center. 607-547-9290 or visit sqspca.org
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Volunteer aged 14+ are invited to aid in the construction of 2 houses for families in need. Come for a few hour or the whole day, no special skill required. Maks required. McFarland Rd., Oneonta. 607-432-7874 or visit habitatotsego.org/volunteer/
BARN SALE – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Stop by to find quilts, linens, antiques, more. 20% of proceeds go to Cooperstown Food Pantry. 5931 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown.
ONEONTA FARMERS MARKET – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Find locally produced food, crafts, more. For safety, please wash hands frequently, maintain social distancing. Preorder and pick-up is available. Muller Plaza, Main St, Oneonta. Info, www.oneontafarmersmarket.com
POP-UP EXHIBIT – 9 a.m. – Noon. View Jim Mayne’s Collection of Axes and Hatchetts featuring the objects and various photos. Free admission. Edmeston Museum, 1 North St., Edmeston. Visit www.facebook.com/pages/category/Community-Museum/Edmeston-Museum-219562458817938/ for info.
COOPERSTOWN FARMERS MARKET – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Find food, crafts and more by local growers, artisans. All patrons are requested to wash hands before entering, maintain social distance. Preorder and pickup available. 101 Main St., Pioneer Alley, Cooperstown. Rain or shine. Info, www.facebook.com/CooperstownFarmersMarket/
BOOK SALE – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Purchase used books to support village library. Available daily through 10/4. Cooperstown Village Library. 607-544-1418 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
MUSIC WORKSHOP – 10 a.m. – Noon. Students aged 12-15 learn about music theory by diving into songs they enjoy, like the music of Taylor Swift, with a focus on chord and how musicians use them. Class for 14-18 year olds available in the afternoon. Cost, $10 suggested donation. Presented by Wesk Kortright Center, East Meredith. 607-278-5454 or visit westkc.org/calendar/
DRIVE BY – 1 – 3 p.m. Stop by the Cider mill for free beverages, donuts and to see the famous pumpkin trophy. Also find delicious homemade apple pie, baked goods, crafts, garlic, pumpkins, much more. Masks & Social Distancing required. Willy’s Farm & Cider Mill, 349 Badeau Hill Rd., Schenevus. Schedule visit at 607-638-9449.
FELTING WORKSHOP – 1 – 5 p.m. Create an apple and autumn leaf through needle felting with artist Shannon Delany. Fun introduction to the craft. Cost, $75/non-member. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

 

Sunday,

September 27
PAR FOR PAWS – Come play to benefit homeless, abandoned animals. Golf tournament has been reconfigured this year due to Covid-19. Come play all weekend, just mention that you are playing to support the Susquehana SPCA. Admission, $40/person. Otsego Golf Club, 144 Pro Shop Dr., Springfield Center. 607-547-9290 or visit sqspca.org
FARMER’S MARKET – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Stop by for crafts & produce by local farmers and artisans. 3909 St. Hwy. 28, Curry Park, Milford. 607-287-2460 or visit www.facebook.com/groups/2048911982045357/
FARMER’S MARKET – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Come out for farm fresh produce, crafts by local artisans for sale in the fresh air & sunshine. For your, others safetyt, please obey all guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic. Franklin Farmer’s Market, 15 Institute St., Franklin. 615-592-1337 or visit franklinlocal.org/farmers-market/
BENEFIT WALK – 1 p.m. Join the Walk to End Alzheimers to raise awareness and funds to support care of dementia patients, support, and research to end the disease. Participants will walk alone or in groups in Otsego County. The opening ceremony will be streamed to participants phones, tablets, or computers. Presented the Walk to End Alzheimers Association. Visit act.alz.org/site/TR?sid=23932&type=fr_informational&pg=informational&fr_id=13642 to register or donate.
FUN PADDLE – 1 – 4 p.m. Take in the sights, sounds on beautiful creek, learn about plants, animals, history of this diverse region with Otsego County Conservation Association. Bring your own (cleaned, drained, & treated) canoe or kayak or reserve one of OCCA’s. Bring water, a snack, & sunscreen. Free, registration required. Butternut Creek. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/occa-calendar/
PROMISE GARDEN – 1:30 – 4 p.m. Drive by to view garden of purple, orange, & yellow flowers created to honor all those impacted by dementia. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. Visit act.alz.org/site/TR?sid=23932&type=fr_informational&pg=informational&fr_id=13642 for info.

VIEWING PARTY – 4 – 5 p.m. Gather online to view art up for auction to support local art gallery, enjoy cocktails, more. Presented by West Kortright Center. 607-278-5454 or visit westkc.org/eventbrite-event/wkc-art-auction-viewing-party/ for info.

 

Monday,

September 28
BLOOD DRIVE – 2:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Donate blood, help save lives. American Legion Post 616, 13 Lake St., Richfield Springs. 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org

 

Tuesday,

September 29
DEADLINE – Last day to submit images for Earlville Opera House virtual quilt show. Up to 4 submissions. Visit website for submission information. Visit www.earlvilleoperahouse.com for info.
STORYTIME – 10 a.m. Children aged 2-8 join Ms. Kathryn on Facebook Live for reading, singing, more all on the fall season. Presented by Huntington Memorial Library. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/
BLOOD DRIVE – Noon – 5 p.m. Donate blood, help save lives. Elm Park Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org
AUTHOR SERIES – 1 p.m. Presentation by James Buckley, author of ‘The National Baseball Hall of Fame Collection’ which tells the stories of the hall of fame inductees throughout the years. Includes sections on Derek Jeter and other 2020 inductees. Concludes with Q&A session. Free Zoom conference, registration required. Presented by Baseball Hall of Fame. 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-author-series-james-buckley?date=0
BLOOD DRIVE – 1 – 6 p.m. Donate blood, help save lives. Wells Bridge Fire Department, 104 Co. Hwy. 4, Wells Bridge. 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org
VIRTUAL TOUR – 2 p.m. Zoom meeting featuring walk through of exhibit ‘Albrecht Dürer: Master Prints’ with Assistant Curator of American Art Ann Cannon featuring in-depth discussion and Q&A session. Free, registration required. Suggested donation $5. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
BOOK CLUB – 7 p.m. Join the group online to discuss this months novel ‘The End of the World Running Club’ by Adrian J. Walker, about a fathers jouney through the apocalypse to return to his family. Hosted by Huntington Memorial Library. Visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/ for info.

 

Wednesday,

September 30
DRIVE-THRU PANTRY – 9 a.m. – gone. Families in the Oneonta City School District are invited to pick up supplies from Regional Food Bank. Oneonta Middle School, 130 East St., Oneonta. 607-433-8200 or visit www.oneontacsd.org
RABIES CLINIC – 1 – 6 p.m. Free rabies vaccination for cats, dogs, ferrets. Scheduling for 30 minute intervals to follow social distancing. First come, first serve. Susquehanna SPCA, Rt. 28, Cooperstown. 607-547-4230 or visit sqspca.org/free-weekly-rabies-clinics/
BLOOD DRIVE – 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Donate blood, help save lives. American Legion Post 259, 279 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org
DIGITAL HELP – 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. Call for aid with your little technical issues with phones, computers, more. Also get help with digital collection services Hoopla & Libby. Huntington Memorial Library. 607-386-1465 or visit hmloneonta.org/calendar/
COOPERSTOWN REFLECTS – 7 p.m. Join panel on Zoom to for ‘Cooperstown Reflects on Racism and Tourism’ discussion with representatives from The Baseball Hall of Fame, The Otesaga, Destination Marketing, Adirondack Diversity Solutions, & Destiny Does Happen. Presented by Cooperstown Village Library. Visit fovl.eventbrite.com to register.

 

Thursday,

October 1
DEADLINE – Last Day for families to apply to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Otsego County. Call 607-432-7874 or visit habitatotsego.org
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Volunteer aged 14+ are invited to aid in the construction of 2 houses for families in need. Come for a few hour or the whole day, no special skill required. Masks required. McFarland Rd., Oneonta. 607-432-7874 or visit habitatotsego.org/volunteer/
RABIES CLINIC – 9 – Noon. Free rabies vaccination for cats, dogs, ferrets. Scheduling for 30 minute intervals to follow social distancing. First come, first serve. Susquehanna SPCA, Rt. 28, Cooperstown. 607-547-4230 or visit sqspca.org/free-weekly-rabies-clinics/
VIRTUAL TOUR – 2 p.m. Zoom meeting featuring walk through of exhibit ‘Pete Souza: Two Presidents, One Photographer’ with photographer Kevin Gray featuring in-depth discussion and Q&A session. Free, registration required. Suggested donation $5. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

 

Friday,

October 2
LIT LATTES – 10 a.m. Discuss literature, get book recommendations, hear from guest speakers, much more from the Huntington Memorial Library. Visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/ to join the discussion.
EXHIBIT OPENINGS – 11 a.m. 3 art exhibit open, no reception planned. Stop by to enjoy ‘Essential Art: The 29th Annual Regional Juried Art Show’ thru 10/30, ‘The Luck of the Draw Exhibit & Fundraiser’ thru 10/17, & ‘Leatherstocking Brush & Palette Club Fine Arts Exhibition’ thru 10/30. Cooperstown Art Association. 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com

 

Saturday,

October 3
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Volunteer aged 14+ are invited to aid in the construction of 2 houses for families in need. Come for a few hour or the whole day, no special skill required. Masks required. McFarland Rd., Oneonta. 607-432-7874 or visit habitatotsego.org/volunteer/
VOTER REGISTRATION – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. League of Women Voters host drives to register residents to vote. Stop by the following places to register. Cooperstown Farmers’ Market. 607-547-4247 or visit www.lwvcooperstownarea.org
ONEONTA FARMERS MARKET – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Find locally produced food, crafts, more. For safety, please wash hands frequently, maintain social distancing. Preorder and pick-up is available. Muller Plaza, Main St, Oneonta. Info, www.oneontafarmersmarket.com
POP-UP EXHIBIT – 9 a.m. – Noon. View Jim Mayne’s Collection of Axes and Hatchetts featuring the objects and various photos. Free admission. Edmeston Museum, 1 North St., Edmeston. Visit www.facebook.com/pages/category/Community-Museum/Edmeston-Museum-219562458817938/ for info.
COOPERSTOWN FARMERS MARKET – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Find food, crafts and more by local growers, artisans. All patrons are requested to wash hands before entering, maintain social distance. Preorder and pickup available. 101 Main St., Pioneer Alley, Cooperstown. Rain or shine. Info, www.facebook.com/CooperstownFarmersMarket/
BAG SALE – 10 a.m. – Noon. Purchase a bag and fill it with used books to support your village library. Cost, $5. Cooperstown Village Library. 607-544-1418 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
VOTER REGISTRATION – Noon – 7 p.m. League of Women Voters host drives to register residents to vote. Stop by the following places to register. Hartwick Fire House, 4877 St. Hwy. 28, Cooperstown. 607-547-4247 or visit www.lwvcooperstownarea.org
MUSIC ON MAIN – 1 – 3 p.m. Get outside to enjoy a live performance by Central NY saxophone quintet, Saxalicious. Pioneer Park, Main St., Cooperstown. Visit www.wearecooperstown.com/free-fridays/ for info.
ENGINE EXHIBIT – 1 – 4 p.m. Stop by the Cider mill to view Cooperstown Steam Engine Association display. Also find delicious homemade apple pie, baked goods, crafts, garlic, pumpkins, much more. Masks & Social Distancing required. Willy’s Farm & Cider Mill, 349 Badeau Hill Rd., Schenevus. Schedule visit at 607-638-9449.
VIRTUAL TOUR – 2 p.m. Zoom meeting featuring walk through of exhibit ‘Albrecht Dürer: Master Prints’ with Assistant Curator of American Art Ann Cannon featuring in-depth discussion and Q&A session. Free, registration required. Suggested donation $5. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
GHOST TOUR – 6 – 7:30 p.m. Hear tales of the mysterious happening over the years at historic mansion, including the ones identified by Ghost Hunters Halloween special on SyFy network. 1-hour after-dark tour. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd., Cooperstown 607-547-5098 or visit hydehall.org

 

Sunday,

October 4
MOBILE COACH – 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Stop by at mobile cancer screening coach for free mammograms, more for women over 40 with no insurance or underinsured. Jerry’s Place, 6635 St. Hwy. 28, Hartwick. 1-888-345-0225 or visit www.bassett.org/services/cancer-care/cancer-screenings/mobile-cancer-screening-coach
FARMER’S MARKET – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Stop by for crafts & produce by local farmers and artisans. 3909 St. Hwy. 28, Curry Park, Milford. 607-287-2460 or visit www.facebook.com/groups/2048911982045357/
BAG SALE – 10 a.m. – Noon. Purchase a bag and fill it with used books to support your village library. Cost, $5. Cooperstown Village Library. 607-544-1418 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
FARMER’S MARKET – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Come out for farm fresh produce, crafts by local artisans for sale in the fresh air & sunshine. For your, others safetyt, please obey all guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic. Franklin Farmer’s Market, 15 Institute St., Franklin. 615-592-1337 or visit franklinlocal.org/farmers-market/
VIRTUAL TOUR – 2 p.m. Zoom meeting featuring walk through of exhibit ‘Pete Souza: Two Presidents, One Photographer’ with photographer Kevin Gray featuring in-depth discussion and Q&A session. Free, registration required. Suggested donation $5. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
GHOST TOUR – 6 – 7:30 p.m. Hear tales of the mysterious happening over the years at historic mansion, including the ones identified by Ghost Hunters Halloween special on SyFy network. 1-hour after-dark tour. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd., Cooperstown 607-547-5098 or visit hydehall.org

STATE OF CITY: ‘We’re Onta Something,’ Mayor Declares

STATE OF CITY:

‘We’re Onta Something,’

Mayor Declares

Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig delivers his 2019 State of the City address Tuesday, March 5, at Foothills Performing Arts Center.

Editor’s Note: This is the text of Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig’s 2019 State of the City address, delivered Tuesday, March 5, at the Foothills Performing Arts Center. He also announced $2.3 million in grants through the city/state Downtown Revitalization Initiative.

During the past year, some have questioned whether we have lost some of our momentum in revitalizing and reinventing the City of Oneonta. I want you to know that the answer to that is absolutely “no.”
We have been taking the time to go about this process the right way. We have engaged the entire community in the planning process, and we have been listening.
Literally, hundreds of people – residents; business and property owners; member of our boards and commissions; committee and focus group volunteers, our truly dedicated city staff, and our Common Council members – have participated and enthusiastically contributed their energy, their ideas and their aspirations to create a blueprint for a new Oneonta.

IN MEMORIAM: Jim Georgeson, 95; Former Mayor, Civic Leader In City

IN MEMORIAM:  Jim Georgeson, 95;

Former Oneonta Mayor, Civic Leader

JAMES N. GEORGESON
JAMES N. GEORGESON

ONEONTA – One of Oneonta’s foremost citizens, James Nicholas Georgeson, 95, a former mayor, businessman and SUNY Oneonta official, passed away Wednesday at Focus Otsego Manor.

In recent years, he lived in Oneonta and Green Valley, Ariz.

Jim was born Oct. 4, 1919, in Oneonta, the son of Christina Vlahos and Nicholas Georgeson, both natives of Greece. He married Charlotte Lunn of Oneonta in 1951.

Jim was a lifetime resident of Oneonta except for his teenage years, when he lived in Norwich. After graduating from Norwich High School in 1937, he attended State Teachers College (now SUNY Oneonta) and then Hartwick College.

His formal education was interrupted by World War II:  In February 1942, he entered the Army Air Corps. Jim spent four years stationed at Tyndall Field in Panama City, Fla., where he served as supervising officer of 80 aerial gunnery instructors. Following his discharge from active duty in 1946, Jim remained in the Air Force Reserve for 23 years, retiring at the rank of lieutenant colonel in 1969.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 29
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 29

Mozart Concert For 

Hans & Edith Wilk

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MEMORIAL CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. The Oneonta community remembers “Hans & Edith Wilk.” Features the combined voices of the Hartwick College Chorus and SUNY Oneonta Concert Choir performing Mozart’s Symphony #35 Haffner and Requiem with the Catskill Symphony Orchestra. Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta. Info, catskillsymphony.net/news-events/upcoming-events.html

SPIRITUAL ARTS & PSYCHIC FAIR – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 2 day fair featuring reading by psychics, vendors, and workshops to help you heal, and find direction in your life. Oneonta Holiday Inn, 5206 State Highway 23, Oneonta. Info, www.shiftnewyork.com

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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/

In State Of The City, Herzig Revisits DRI, Charts Steps Ahead

LET’S GET IT DONE!

In State Of The City,

Herzig Revisits DRI,

Charts Steps Ahead

Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig delivers his 2020 State of the City speech a few minutes ago. Council members at right, from front, are Mark Drnek, John Rafter, Scott Harrington and Len Carson, and City Clerk Nancy Powell. Behind Herzig are Fire Chief Pat Pidgeon, Assistant Chief Jim Maloney, Police Chief Doug Brenner, and City Engineer Greg Mattice. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

Editor’s Note: This is the full text of Mayor Gary Herzig’s State of the City speech, delivered this evening to Common Council in Oneonta City Hall. It is Herzig fifth annual assessment of the city’s health.

By GARY HERZIG • Mayor of Oneonta

In 2018, Hartwick College’s president Margaret Drugovich introduced me to a young lady named Nadya Zhexembayeva, a 2001 graduate of Hartwick College. Nadya came to Hartwick College from Kazakhstan on a Freedom Support Act scholarship. She arrived, with $400 in her pocket, knowing very little English.

Today, as a consultant, she has helped companies such as Coca-Cola, IBM, Cisco, L’Oreal, and Dannon to thrive in today’s changing world by reinventing both their products and their business models. When asked what triggered her fascination with reinvention, she attributed it to her teenage years growing up in Kazakhstan. When the Soviet Union dissolved overnight, it left her society in shambles with no currency, constitution, police, or regulations. What she observed was that some panicked while others saw an opportunity – an opportunity for reinvention.

Margaret Hathaway, 91; Honored Teacher In Oneonta, Laurens

IN MEMORIAM: Margaret Hathaway, 91;

Honored Teacher In Oneonta, Laurens

Margaret Hathaway

ONEONTA – Margaret Cunningham Hathaway, 91, an honored teacher in Oneonta, Laurens and New Jersey, died in her home on Aug. 10, 2018, surrounded by her family, following a long illness.
She was born on Aug. 29, 1926, Margaret Lucille Cunningham in Rochester, the daughter of M. Anne Hutchison and Wesley Yarwood Cunningham.

Her sister, Dr. Elizabeth Faris; brother-in-law, Dr. Art Faris; nephew, Christopher Faris; and longtime companion, William C. Manley, preceded her in death.

Patricia A. Allen, 82; SUNY Oneonta Department Secretary

IN MEMORIAM: Patricia A. Allen, 82;

SUNY Oneonta Department Secretary

ONEONTA – Patricia A. Allen, 82, retired secretary at SUNY Oneonta’s Speech & Theatre Department, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Bassett Hospital.

She was born Dec. 16, 1934, in Mount Kisco, the daughter of the late George C. and Marie (Hanley) Supple.  Pat graduated from Somers High School, attended SUNY Oneonta and was a Katharine Gibbs graduate. She then worked at General Foods in White Plains.

Plan HALLOWEEN Fun With Special Calendar

SPOOKY DAY IS MONDAY, OCT. 31

Plan HALLOWEEN Fun

With Special Calendar

halloween-hero-1-a

(Printed Version in Hometown Oneonta, Freeman’s Journal)

FRIDAY, October 28

SUNY CARNIVAL – 5-6 p.m. Halloween Carnival. Order of Omega honor society hosts family carnival & dorm trick or treat. Info, (607) 436-2514. Hunt Union, 108 Ravine Pkwy., SUNY Oneonta.
FRIGHT FEST 2016 – 5 p.m. performance by They sent the Followers, 7 p.m. Haunted House,. $10 per ticket includes snacks, beer, wine. Body by Stacy, 5514 State Hwy. 7, Oneonta.

IN MEMORIAM Carol A. Blazina

IN MEMORIAM

Carol A. Blazina

Retired SUNY Oneonta Vice President, Community Leader

Carol Blazina, retired SUNY vice president for communications, has passed away.  She is seen here March 5, when she was honored as the Eugene A. Bettiol Jr. Citizen of the Year by the Otsego Chamber of Commerce.    She is with the other honorees, OFO's Dan Maskin, left, and  the Baseball Hall of Fame's Sean Gahagan.  (allotsego.com photo)
Carol Blazina, retired SUNY vice president for communications, has passed away. She is seen here March 5, when she was honored as the Eugene A. Bettiol Jr. Citizen of the Year by the Otsego Chamber of Commerce. She is with the other honorees, OFO’s Dan Maskin, left, and the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Sean Gahagan.   Arrangements are with the Bookhout Funeral Home, which is expected to release the funeral information this afternoon.l(allotsego.com photo)

Editor’s Note:  This is a profile of Carol Blazina, prepared when she received the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce’s Eugene A. Bettiiol Jr. Citizen of the Year Award in March of this year.

By JIM KEVLIN • allotsego.com

ONEONTA

When his youngest daughter was just 3-months-old, Enrico Blazina, a longshoreman in New York City, was struck in the head while on the job.  Work rules then in place forced him back to work before was ready.  “Within a day, he passed,” that daughter, Carol, said simply.

Her mother, Mary, now 96, was left with three daughters, the baby, plus Barbara, 4, and Janet, 2.  “My work ethic is from my mom:  She made it possible for us to stay together,” said her youngest.

That work ethic has been changing Otsego County for the better for a half century now, as the transplant from the city’s “Hell’s Kitchen” became the lightning rod for Title IX at SUNY Oneonta, learned the ways of Albany to obtained funding for Alumni Field House and its Dewar Arena and, retired from a college vice presidency, took Mayor Dick Miller’s vision for Foothills Performing Art Center and, as board president, made tough choices to achieve financial stability.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 14
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 14

Find Unique Items

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AUCTION – 5:30 p.m. Annual event with live & wall auction featuring Phish tickets, art, jewelry, vacation, antiques, more. Free child care available. Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-3491 or visit www.facebook.com/UUSOneonta/

HISTORY SHOW – 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Visit the Postcard and Ephemera Show featuring a display of vintage postcards, sheet music, posters, documents, trading cards, more. Elm Park Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org

Oneonta, Cooperstown Shine At Don Howard Invitational

MORELL, JENSEN LIFT TEAMS

Oneonta, Cooperstown Shine

At Don Howard Invitational

The winning OHS Yellowjackets are, front row from left, Erin Stalder, Ting Poon (holding trophy) and Yuliah Johnson; back row, from left, Sabrina Scianimanico, Jocelyn Turley, Jillian LaHood, Samantha Ficano, Olivia Hanbridge, Miriam Fonjweng, Randy Odago, Autumn Nealis, Oliva O’Donnell, Danielle Basdekis, Morgan Jipson. (Connie Herzig/AllOTSEGO.com)

Editor’s Note:  With this report, Connie Herzig becomes the weekly sports columnist for AllOTSEGO.com, Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal.   An Oneonta resident and retired 25-year elementary phys-ed teacher at Cooperstown Elementary, she is active in the life of both communities, and expert in both sports scenes.  Send Connie news, story tips and any other inputs at herzig@stny.rr.com

OHS’ Brad Morell won both throwing events, pushing his team into first place.  (Photo courtesy David Morell)

The 29th Annual Don Howard Track & Field Invitational last Saturday, May 4, at Cooperstown High School had an unlikely star – the sun popped through for a while on a cloudy, windless and not-rainy day.  The spring season has been cold, wet and windy for much of the young season, but perfect conditions led to many season-best performances.  The great one himself, Don Howard, was there with his wife, Doris, to cheer on the teams.

The Oneonta girls’ team won the 13-team meet with 140.5 points, while Cooperstown’s girls were nipping at their heels in second with 119.5.

The two teams battled head to head in several key events, which were highlighted by the sprints, hurdle races and the jumping events.  In the 400m relay, the Oneonta team of Erin Stalder, Morgan Jipson, Yuliah Johnson and Reece Thorsland posted a time of 53.19, almost a second better than they had previously run this season.

The Cooperstown girls, Ashley Kiuber, Ireland Gable, Samantha Vezza and Nora Jensen, were second, improving their seed time by almost a second at 53.44.  Oneonta’s 1600m relay team also won, with Staldler, Thorsland, Danielle Basdekis and Randy Odago shaving five seconds off their time.

Cooperstown’s Nora Jensen won the 100m hurdles and was second to Oneonta’s Basdekis in the 400m hurdle race. (Cheryl Clough/AllOTSEGO.com)

Cooperstown’s Jensen had a great day in the hurdle races, winning the 100m hurdles and coming in second to Oneonta’s Basdekis in the 400m hurdle race.  Basdekis also won the 200m with teammate Johnson getting third.  Between them was Cooperstown’s freshman sprinter Gable.  Johnson also won the 100m for Oneonta.  In the 400m, Oneonta’s Stalder won the race, taking 3 seconds off her season best.  Teammate Olivia O’Donnell was third and Cooperstown’s Abby Ford was fourth.

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

Run Of The Ugly Sweaters

At 3 p.m. In Cooperstown

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UGLY SWEATER RUN – There’s still time to take in the Ugly Sweater Run:  It departs at 3 p.m. from Pioneer Park in downtown Cooperstown.  (The listing incorrectly reported 1:30 p.m.)  Info, clarksportscenter.com/events/rockin-around-cooperstown-ugly-sweater-run-walk/index.php

CONCERT – 7 p.m. Juice Newton performs her greatest hits. Foothills Performing Arts Center, 24 Market St. Oneonta. Info, foothillspac.org  List to “Angel in the Morning.”

HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. featuring quality, handmade crafts by local and regional crafters. Free admission. Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine pkwy, Oneonta.

PTA HOLIDAY BREAKFAST/MARKET – 8 a.m.-Noon Cooperstown Elementary School,  21 Walnut St, Cooperstown. Info, www.cooperstowncs.org

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