HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20

Pony Palooza!

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PONY PALOOZA – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Horse rescue opens doors for family friendly celebration. Includes pony hugs, tours, games, local vendors, rides, food, face painting, more. Rosemary Farm, 1646 Roses Brook Road, South Kortright. 607-538-1200 or visit www.facebook.com/RosemaryFarm/

HOPS FOR HISTORY – 2 – 8 p.m. Downtown venues offer food pairings with local beers. Tickets, $30 day-of. Available only at Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org

FRENCH TOAST BREAKFAST – 7 a.m. – Noon. Enjoy hearty breakfast to support Sharon Springs Rescue Squad. 137 Beechwood St., Sharon Springs. Visit www.facebook.com/otsegonyfirewire/

FALL PUMPKINS – 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Have fun, pick your perfect pumpkins, enjoy antique snowmobile show, more. Cullen Pumpkin Farm, 587 Cullen Road, Richfield Springs. 315-867-3878 or visit cullenpumpkinfarm.com/events/

RUMMAGE SALE – 9 a.m. – Noon. Find interesting items, also includes $2 bag sale. Fly Creek United Methodist Church, 852 Co. Hwy. 26, Fly Creek. 607-547-9946 or visit www.facebook.com/FlyCreekUMChurch/

HALLOWEEN HUSTLE – 9 a.m. Edmeston National Honor Society hosts 5k/2-mile walk during Edmeston spookfest celebration. Costume prizes awarded. Cost, $15/adult. Edmeston Central School, 11 North St., Edmeston. E-mail Bruce at bmiller@edmeston.net or visit www.facebook.com/The-Edmeston-Spook-Festival-342166699208610/

CLEAN SWEEP – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Town of Hartwick residents bring items they wish to dispose of including backyard trash, green waste, scrap metal, electronics, tires, more. Items not accepted includes hazardous waste, mattresses, old-style tv’s, household garbage. Also includes yard sale of second-hand goods. Town Hall, 103 Town Dr., Hartwick. 607-293-8123 or visit townhartwick.digitaltowpath.org:10113/content/News/View/110

DRIVING COURSE – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 6-hour defensive driving course to reduce insurance rate, remove points from drivers license. Includes breaks, lunch periods. Hosted by Booty Security. Cost, $40. Southside Mall, Oneonta. 607-267-8056 or visit www.facebook.com/WhosWatchingYourBooty/

POETRY FEST – 9 a.m. Poetry workshop, lecture by Anne Waldman (“Trickster Feminism”), Paul Muldoon, followed by Billy Collins in conversation with Muldoon at 2 p.m. Admission Free, registration required. Sharon Springs Library, 129 Main St., Sharon Springs. E-mail info@klinkhart.org or visit www.klinkhart.org/poetry/

FUNDRAISER – 9:30 a.m. Pound For Pink exercise class to support Cancer Treatment Center at Bassett Healthcare. Minimum Donation, $10. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 607-547-2800 or visit www.facebook.com/clarksportscenter/

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Event features Canning Contest, Pet Parade (in costume), give aways, raffles, more. Brandows Feed & Seed, 4119 NY-7, Oneonta. 607-432-3884 or visit www.brandowsfeedandpet.com/events.html

COMMEMORATION – 10 a.m. Celebrate 238th anniversary of Battles of Stone Arabia and Klock’s Field, fought between Albany County Militia led by Sir John Johnson, and British expedition of Indians & Loyalists led by Captain Joseph Brant during Revolutionary War. Stone Arabia Dutch Church, 5371-5407 Ephratah Road, Fort Plain. 518-423-3701

SPOOKFEST – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Fun day of vendors, kid games, raffles, auctions, a dj, costume contest. Funds raised support Edmeston free library. Edmeston. Visit www.facebook.com/The-Edmeston-Spook-Festival-342166699208610/

FORESTRY – 10 a.m. – Noon. Informative walk through Basswood Pond State forest with state forester Nathan Funk. Learn about forests history, planned actions, recreational opportunities. Meet at parking area, Basswood Pond State forest, 500 Conservation Road, Burlington Flats. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/meet-your-state-forester/

PHOTOGRAPHY – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Learn technical, aesthetic basics, get comfortable with 1 or 2 image processing apps to take your phone photography to the next level with award-winning fine art photographer JW Johnston. Registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/

CRAFT WORKSHOP – 11 a.m. Learn to create glass Christmas ornament with Bobby Sharp. 1-hour classes through 2:30 p.m. Cost, $99/student, 6 spots available. Franklin Company, 736 St. Hwy. 28, Oneonta. 607-432-2322 or visit bobbysharpglassworks.com/#!/classes

CHEMISTRY WORKSHOP – Noon – 3 p.m. Hands on fair exploring chemistry of cleaning oil spills, propelling rockets, dyeing clothes, designing batteries, more. A.J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2011 or visit www.facebook.com/AJReadSDC/

CRAFT WORKSHOP – Noon – 5 p.m. 2 day workshop. Create a small, round pumpkin shaped bean basket perfect for trick-or-treating with artisan Beverly Cornelius. Cost, $95/non-member + materials fee, $15/student + cost of handle. Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. 518-673-2314 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar

FOOD FOR THOUGHT – 12:30 p.m. Lecture “Women’s Suffrage” with Tom Heitz, local historian and civil rights activist. Cost, $30/non-member. Bump Tavern, The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/class/womens-suffrage?wcs_timestamp=1540038600

OPERA – 12:55 p.m. Live streaming “Samson et Delila” by Saint-Saens. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org

HARVEST FEST – 1 – 4 p.m. 7th annual fest features soup tasting donated by local chefs & eateries, fall crafts available, delicious locally grown produce. Also featuring local, international artists displaying works, live music, 50/50 raffle, more. Van Alstyne Homestead & Museum, 42 Moyer St., Canajoharie. 315-281-4288 or visit www.facebook.com/VanAlstyneHomestead/

TRAIL BUILD – 1 – 4 p.m. Otsego Land trust invites volunteers to help with second phase to build perimeter trail. Fetterly Forest, 302 Roses Hill Road, Richfield. 607-547-2366 ext. 108 or visit otsegolandtrust.org/the-news/programs-a-events/425-fetterley-forest-trail-building-october-20

BOOK SIGNING – 1 – 4 p.m. Author Connie Spanhake will be signing copies of book “Finding Me.” Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-547-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/calendar/

WRITERS GROUP – 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Join other writers to help improve your craft. Hosted by published author, Jennifer Donohue. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/

HARVEST DINNER – 3 – 8:30 p.m. Fun evening features food, crafts, entertainment. Free, tickets required. The Turning Point, 22 Elm St., Oneonta. 607-267-4435 or visit www.friendsofrecoverydo.org

BUMP IN THE NIGHT – 5:30 p.m. Tour historic village in lantern light. Visit sites with tales of ghostly happenings, see performance of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Tell Tale Heart.” Hour long tour departing every half hour to 8 p.m. Children must be accompanied by adult, small children recommended for early tours. Cost, $15/non-member. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/ghost-tours

GHOST TOURS – 6 p.m. Visit all spooky places in mansion when ghostly phenomena have been reported in last 150 years. Tours leave every half hour to 7:30. Cost, $20/person, reservations required. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Road, Cooperstown. 607-547-5098 ext.6 or visit hydehall.org

COMMUNITY MOVIE – 6 – 8 p.m. Free Showing of “Hotel Transylvania 3” (2018). Viewers welcome to bring snacks, pillows, blankets, more. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 607-547-2800 or visit www.facebook.com/clarksportscenter/

FILM SCREENING – 6:30 & 9 p.m. Showing “Antman and the Wasp.” Cost, $3. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2586245

MUSIC – 7 – 9 p.m. Internationally acclaimed Alexander String Quartet performs Mozart, Penderecki’s “Leaves of an Unwritten Day,” Ravel. Cost, $20 at-the-door. West Kortright Center, 49 West Kortright Church Road, East Meredith. 607-278-5454 or visit westkc.org/event/alexander-string-quartet-2/

POTLUCK DINNER – 7 p.m. Celebrate “Oktoberfest” with food & friends. Residents of Fly Creek, Cooperstown, Hartwick, surrounding areas welcome. Fly Creek United Methodist Church, 852 Co. Hwy. 26, Fly Creek. 607-547-9946 or visit www.facebook.com/FlyCreekUMChurch/

POETRY FEST – 7 p.m. “Your Poem or Mine.” Community members read favorite poems. Admission Free. Roseboro Hotel, 205 Main St., Sharon Springs. E-mail info@klinkhart.org or visit www.klinkhart.org/poetry/

HONOR BAND CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Hartwick Wind Ensemble perform with area high school students after day of music making. Features guest conductor Dr. Christion Wilhjelm. Hartwick College, Oneonta. E-mail paiged@hartwick.edu or visit www.hartwick.edu

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