Best Bets: July 8, 2021

Best Bets

July 8, 2021

The Friends of the Oneonta Theater are hosting a benefit car show to raise funds to purchase the historic theater. Come see 100 custom and vintage cars, enter the bucket and silent auctions, and enjoy live rockabilly music by Mark Pawkett and the Mopar Cams. Breakfast and lunch are available for purchase from Soda Jerks. Admission and parking are free. Action Lube Car Repair, 458 Chestnut St. in Oneonta from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 10. Call 607-287-8483.

Tour the Haudenosaunee cultural center, “Otsego: A Meeting Place,” at the Fenimore Art Museum. Includes interactive exploration of the reproduction Mohawk bark house and the original Seneca log house, with a museum teacher to answer questions about the life of the Iroquois people in our area. Included with museum admission. Begins at 2 p.m. Friday, July 9 and Saturday, July 10. Call 607-547-1400 or visit

Get outside this weekend to help protect our local ecosystem. The Otsego County Conservation Associaton will be hosting a paddle and pull to remove invasive water chestnuts and European frog bit from Silver Lake. Only OCCA watercraft are allowed. Bring water, sunscreen, a hat and mask, and be prepared to get wet and dirty. Registration required for instructions on where to meet. Silver Lake in Pittsfield. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, July 10. Call 607-547-4488 or visit

Visit the Franklin Mountain Sanctuary to learn about the animal world at night. “Nature’s Symphony & Fireworks” presents opportunities to learn about the fireflies, crickets, owls and more that come out when the sun sets. Will finish with catch and release of fireflies (bring your own jars). The program is open to all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required, limited to 20 participants. Presented by the Delaware Otsego Audubon Society at Franklin Mountain Sanctuary, Grange Hall Road Spur in Oneonta. at 8:15 p.m., Friday, July 9. Call 607-397-3815 or visit

SUNY Oneonta presents the second Virtual Planetarium Show on the night sky. This week the students will be presenting on the Constellations of the Norse peoples as well as how to use them for celestial navigation. Presented by the A.J. Read Science Discovery Center on Microsoft Teams. At 7 p.m. Thursday, July 8. Call 607-436-2011 or visit

Come see the animals that local 4-H students have been raising. Sunday will feature dairy goats, meat goats, and sheep. Monday will have the beef cattle and swine shows and Tuesday will feature dairy cattle. See what the best of the best livestock of our area look like. Presented by The Farmers’ Museum at the Iroquois Farm Showgrounds, at 1659 county Route 33, Middlefield. From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 11 through Tuesday, July 13. Go to

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