HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

Ride The Rails For Tails

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FUNDRAISER – 5:30 – 10 p.m. Enjoy a train ride, live music to support The Susquehanna Animal Shelter. Meet the dogs. Cost, $40/person. Cooperstown Charlotte Valley Railroad, 136 Main St., Milford. 607-547-8111 or visit susquehannaanimalshelter.org/on-the-rails-for-tails/

ANNIVERSARY – 7 – 8:30 p.m. Celebrate 80th anniversary of Fairy Spring Park. Features local funk band Hanzolo, Stewarts’ ice cream floats, silent auction of painting of the park by local painter, May-Britt Joyce. Free admission, donations welcome. Fairy Springs Park, 136 Co. Rd. 31, Cooperstown.

HOPPY TOURS – 11 a.m. Brief history, discussion of beer, brewing, and hops, followed by a tour of the hop yard, hop house. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/hoppy-trails

HISTORY PRESENTATION – 2 p.m. Learn about family lives, traditional clothing, objects used by Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) historically, today in hands-on presentation with Historian Glenn Bentz. Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. 518-673-2314 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar

MAKERSPACE – 3:30 p.m. Makers of all ages create, learn, experiment. Materials provided for many different hands on activities to inspire creative thinking and problem-solving. Everything from Crochet to coding, more. Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie. Call 518-673-2314 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar

FIREPIT FRIDAY – 6 – 9 p.m. Enjoy cold beers, roaring bon fire, live music by The Spectacular Average Boys. Catch a trolley from Doubleday field to, from Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown. 607-544-1800 or visit www.facebook.com/ommegang/

TWAIN READING – 7 – 8 p.m. Reading of play by Mark Twain “The Diaries of Adam and Eve.” Free with cash donation. Amphitheater, The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/calendar-a

SEMINAR – 7:30 – 9 p.m. Presentation “Bob Gasparini: The Genetics Of Cancer” on testing and the genetics of Cancer. Cost, $20/adult. Reservation required. The Star Theater, 44 Main St., Cherry Valley. E-mail heidi@klinkhart.org or visit www.facebook.com/cherryvalleyartworks/

THEATER – 7:30 p.m. Showing “Doubt, A Parable” by John Patrick Shanley, Directed by Julie Kline. A powerful drama depicting when a Bronx School Principal takes matters into her own hands when she suspects Father Flyn of improper relations with a male student. Free admission. Franklin Stage Company, 25 Institute St., Franklin. 607-829-3700 or visit franklinstagecompany.org/events/doubt/

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