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Tales From The Empire Hotel


THEATER – 7 – 8:30 p.m. Performance by Tom Morgan “Tales from the Empire” telling the story of the Morgan family, former owners of The Empire Hotel in Gilbertsville. Adapted from autobiographical stories in newspaper columns, radio show “Moneytalk.” Cost, $15/adult. Auditorium, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit

TEDX ONEONTA – 6 – 9 p.m. Locally organized evening of lectures on topics from exercise, genocide, happiness, child rearing in the digital age, the opiod epidemic, more. Goodrich Theater, SUNY Oneonta.

HOPPY TOURS – 11 a.m. Brief history, discussion of beer, brewing, hops. Followed by tour of hop yard, house. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit

BLOOD DRIVE – 12:30 – 6:30 p.m. Give blood, save lives. Auditorium, Bassett Hall, 1 Atwell Road, Cooperstown. 607-547-3701 or visit

COMMUNITY BBQ – 5 – 6 p.m. Kick off school year with Community BBQ, Bonfire. Free, donation appreciated. Milford Central School, 42 W. Main St., Milford. 607-286-3349 or visit

FABULOUS FRIDAY – 5:30 – 8 p.m. Visit Tom & Dougs Cruise-in Car show, enjoy music by Off The Record, tasting of Awestruck Ciders by Northern Eagle Beverages, more. Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-2941 or visit

FILM SCREENING – 6:30 & 9 p.m. Showing “The First Purge.” Cost, $3. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Visit

PLANETARIUM – 7 – 8 p.m. Presentation on Parker Solar Probe, launched 8/12 to travel to outer Corona of the sun, the closest any spacecraft has gotten. Learn about the crafts mission, journey, what we might learn about our star. Followed by night sky viewing, weather permitting, at College Camp Observatory. Free, all welcome, registration required. A.J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2011 or visit

AUDITIONS – 7 – 9 p.m. Try out for a role in Lillian Helman’s “The Children’s Hour.” Roles available for actresses who can play ages 10-16. Also available are roles for a mature woman (grandmother), adult woman, adult man, teenage boy. No preparation necessary. Performers under 18 must be accompanied by adult. Stuff of Dreams Productions, Production Center, Foothills Performing Art Center, Oneonta. 607-432 5407 or visit

CONTRADANCE – 7:30 – 10 p.m. Square Dance with Doubleday Dancers Western Square Dance Club of Cooperstown. Caller, Ray Taylor. Cue, Elma Taylor. Admission, $5/person. Cooperstown Elementary School. 607-547-8665



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