HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEB. 4
Enjoy Final Day-Long Celebration
Of Coop’s 50th Winter Carnival
FUN IN THE SNOW! Final day of the 50th anniversary Cooperstown Winter Carnival features snowman building, soup’n’ chili, soccer slushing in Pioneer Park, the “Fatty Bumppo” bike race ghost tours, wine tasting, a chicken wing competition, the Fire & Ice Bar at The Otesaga, Annie & The Hedonists concert, and the carnival closer. For full schedule of events, see www.cooperstownwintercarnival.com/event-schedule
ICE HARVEST FESTIVAL – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Participate in traditional ice harvesting. Includes ice carving, ice fishing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, snowman village, hot soup buffet, and blacksmithing and cooking demonstrations. Adults and Teens $9, Seniors $7, Children free, Hanford Mills Museum, 51 County hwy 12, East Meredith. Info, www.hanfordmills.org
STORYTELLING – 7 p.m. Join Roger Longtoe Sheehan, Chief of the El Nu Abenaki of Vermont, and James Swift Fox Taylor, a tribe elder, to share in their tradition of winter storytelling. Morris Conference Center, SUNY Oneonta. Info, 436-3455 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ONEONTA FARMERS MARKET – 8 a.m. 9 Dietz St., Oneonta. Info, www.oneontafarmersmarket.org
BOTTLE DRIVE – 9 a.m. The Cooperstown Boy Scouts will be collecting bottles. Leave your clean, returnables on the curb or visible from the street. Info, call Bruce @ 267-6730
COOPERSTOWN FARMERS MARKET – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 101 Main St., in Pioneer Alley, Cooperstown. Info, www.otsego2000.org/cooperstown-farmers-market-and-agriculture/
VALENTINES WORKSHOP – 10 a.m.-Noon Create 2 valentines hearts for your special somones using polymer clay and decorating materials. Bring your own. Cost, members $20, non-members $25. Space limited to 10 participants. Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. To register call (607)547-9777 or email email@example.com. Info, www.cooperstownart.com/for-adults.html
SNOW TUBING – 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Park will provide snow tube with $5 tubing fee. No charge to enter park. Glimmerglass State Park, 1527 County Highway 31, Cooperstown. Info, www.thisiscooperstown.com/events/snow-tubing-glimmerglass-state-park
HOT MEAL PROGRAM – 11 a.m.-1 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, www.firstumc-oneonta.org
SELF AWARENESS WORKSHOP – 1:30 p.m. 3 hour interactive workshop for anyone in any kind of transition. Gain the tools for self-empowerment through guided portrait making. Cost, $44. The Green Earth, 4 Market St., Oneonta. Info, www.greenearthoneonta.com
WRITERS GROUP – 1:30 p.m. Poet, speed writer, novelist, or short story writer. Come practice your writing in the format of NaNoWriMo at your pace. Share if you want. Led by Jen Donohue. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/hml-writers-group/
READING – 2-4 p.m. A.H. Gilbert reads from her new book “The Crandhall Haunting.” The Green Toad Book Store, 198 Main St., Oneonta. Info, greentoadbookstore.com
PARTY – 5-Midnight. Gabrielle’s celebrates their first anniversary with a customer appreciation party. Includes live music by Rubber Sould, a buffet, prizes, and games for the kids. Bring a dish to pass or just come as you are. Admission $15. Gabrielle’s Pizza & Bowling, 3692 State Highway 28, Milford. Info, www.gabriellespizzaandbowling.com or call 607-286-4054
FATHER/DAUGHTER DANCE – 6-9 p.m. Includes, dinner buffet, raffles, photo’s, gifts, flowers, and more. Registration required. Members, $80, Non-members, $105. Oneonta YMCA, 20-26 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, www.oneontaymca.org
Winter Carnival Events
PANCAKE BREAKFAST – 7-11 a.m. Cooperstown Vets Club, 60 Main St, Cooperstown
ZUMBA – 10 a.m. All ages welcome. Ballroom, Village Library, Cooperstown.
ICE SKATING – 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Come play some Hockey. Badger Park, Cooperstown.
CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES – 11-2 p.m. Give the kids a break with a book, crafts, and snowman building. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown.
WARM DRINKS – 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hot chocolate and warm apple cider available at the Winter Carnival Headquarters, 134 Main St., Cooperstown.
SLUSHING – Noon-3 p.m. Join the Cooperstown Soccer Club for some fun in the snow. Pioneer Park Cooperstown.
DABBING BOTTLE FLIP COMPETITION – 1 p.m. Winter Carnival Headquarters, 134 Main St., Cooperstown.
GHOST TOURS – 1-2 p.m. Pioneer Park, Cooperstown.
WINE TASTING – 2-4 p.m. Rudy’s Liquor Store, 143 Main St, Cooperstown.
CHICKEN WING COMPETITION – 3:30-4:30 p.m. Farmers market, 101 Main St. in Pioneer Alley, Cooperstown.
BAR – 4-9 p.m. Fire and Ice themed bar. The Otesaga, 60 Lake St., Cooperstown.
50TH ANNUAL WINTER CARNIVAL CLOSER – 5 p.m. Farmers market, 101 Main St. in Pioneer Alley, Cooperstown.
LIP SYNC BATTLE & FLUX CAPACITOR – 8 p.m. Farmers market, 101 Main St. in Pioneer Alley, Cooperstown.