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Cooperstown Concert Series
Presents the Beau Sasser Trio

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CONCERT—7:30 p.m. Join the Cooperstown Concert Series for a performance by the Beau Sasser Trio, where they pay tribute to the classic organ trio sound with soul classics in the boogaloo and acid jazz stylings. Tickets, $20/person. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. Visit

BLOOD DRIVE—9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Save up to three lives with the American Red Cross. Quality Inn, 5206 State Highway 23, Oneonta. Register at

BLOOD DRIVE—9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Save up to three lives with the American Red Cross. Unatego Junior Senior High School, 2641 Route 7, Otego. Register at

NATURE GROUP—Noon to 1:30 p.m. Explore and find joy in the winter landscape with Otsego County Conservation Association Education Specialist Shelby MacLeish. This program is great for homeschoolers but is free and open to all. Held at Otsego Land Trust’s Parslow Road Conservation Area, 127 Parslow Road, Hartwick. (607) 547-4488 or visit

OPENING RECEPTION—5-7 p.m. Celebrate opening of exhibit, “The Bold and the Beautiful,” featuring handmade tapestries by Tabitha Gilmore-Barnes and handmade rugs and wall hangings by Liza Oesterle. On display through March 25. Light refreshments available. Headwaters Arts Center, 66 Main Street, Stamford. (607) 214.6040 or visit

CPR COURSE—6 p.m. For the 2023 American Heart Month, locals in the healthcare field are invited to learn to perform CPR. Presented by the Otsego County Office of Emergency Services. Free. Springfield Fire Department, 5733 State Route 20, East Springfield. (607) 547-4328 or visit

OPENING RECEPTION—6 p.m. “The Story of Melpomene” photography exhibit by Stevia Ndoe celebrates its opening night. Drinks and light refreshments will be served. Free, open to the public. 4 Elements Studio, 1607 Genesee Street, Utica. (315) 765-6923 or visit

AUDITION—6:30 p.m. If you enjoy performing in musical theater, audition for a production of “Rent” with Orpheus Theatre. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes you can move in and prepare a song of your choice. Must be aged 16+ (with parental consent if under 18). Performances will be May 12-14. Held at the Orpheus rehearsal space at the Southside Mall, Oneonta. (607) 432-1800 or visit

PLANETARIUM—7 p.m. Journey through the cosmos in a family friendly planetarium show. SUNY Oneonta Planetarium, West Dormitory Road, SUNY Oneonta. Visit

YOUTH ZONE—7-10 p.m. Students in grades 7-12 are invited for a fun night of games and activities each Friday. Games range from air hockey to Xbox games to board games, with arts and crafts, baking, movie nights, and more also offered. Held at The Richfield Springs Community Center, 6 Ann Street, Richfield Springs.

THEATER—7:30 p.m. Enjoy a theatrical performance of “August: Osage County,” which follows the story of the disappearance of Beverly Weston, the patriarch of the Weston family, and the reactions of his wife and three daughters. Tickets, $20/adult. Presented by Bigger Dreams Productions in the Production Center of the Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center, Oneonta. Visit


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