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Celebrate The Harvest

With Farmers’ Museum


HARVEST FESTIVAL – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 2-day fest featuring live performances, music, family activities to celebrate the seasons bounty. Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit

SELF DEFENSE – 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Lady’s only defensive handgun course. Develop practical skills, learn overview of NYS law, use of force, situational awareness. Improve skills, gain confidence. Bring handgun, 250 rounds. Bring your own lunch. Cost, $150. Oneonta Sportsman’s Club, 251 Rod & Gun Club Rd., Oneonta. 607-433-0515 or visit

PANCAKE BREAKFAST – 7:30 – 11:30 a.m. Fly-In breakfast features all you can eat pancakes, eggs, maple syrup, sausage, beverages, more to support Middlefield Volunteer Fire Department. Cost, $7.50/adult. Cooperstown/Westville Airport, Rt. 166, Cooperstown.

TRUE BLUE WEEKEND – 8 a.m. Community is invited to welcome student to the community, enjoy activities through out the weekend including the Dan Gilbert ‘17 Run to the Top, campus tour, Founders Way Walk, sports, the Blue Bash, more. Hartwick College, Oneonta. 607-431-4064 or visit

HAZARDOUS WASTE – 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Households are invited to dispose of hazardous waste such as paint, pesticides, solvents, chemical cleaners, antifreeze, more. Contact Otsego County Solid Waste Department for list, restrictions. See website for arrival schedule. The Meadows, 140 Co. Hwy. 33W, Cooperstown. 607-547-4225 or visit

BENEFIT WALK – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Out Of The Darkness Walk to erase the stigma, garner support for Suicide Prevention Awareness. 6th Ward Booster Club Field, 7 Scramblin Ave., Oneonta. 518-791-1544 or visit

BAKING WORKSHOP – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Make assortment of quickbreads including biscuits, muffins, crumpets, more using early 20th century ingredients/techniques/recipes on the Hanford House’s Royal Bride wood cookstove. Cost, $55/non-member. Hanford Mills Museum, 51 Co. Hwy. 12, East Meredith. 607-278-5744 or visit

FILM FEST – 9:15 a.m. – 7 p.m. Hall celebrates twin traditions of film and baseball. Featuring ‘St. Louis Browns: Fans Remember,’ ‘Zack Hample Vs. The World,’ ‘50 Summers,’ more. Tickets free, reservations required. Continues 9/21. Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. 607-547-7200 or visit

SUPPORT GROUP – 10 a.m. – Noon. Family, friends, & people with Multiple Sclerosis are invited to group. Open dialogue encouraged, no questions is too big or small. Sunshine Room, Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call Phil Young 607-435-3653 or visit

GARLIC FEST – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate garlic growers of Susquehanna Valley. Includes tastings, music, products, food, t-shirts, more. Cost, free, suggested $5 donation. Wood Bull Antiques, St. Hwy. 28, Milford. Visit

EXHIBIT WORKSHOP – 10 a.m. – Noon. Bring the kids, 8-12, to make their own pottery, learn about the California Gold Rush and the brave Oneonta men who went. Reservations recommended. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit

HEMP PROGRAM – Noon – 1:30 p.m. Learn about farming, business, other opportunities in new hemp industry. Hear what it’s like to own/operate hemp processing facility, what products can be made from hemp from speakers, Steve Halton, CEO of CNY Hemp Processing Inc, Jared Nelson, Asst Prof of Mechanical Engineering at SUNY New Paltz, Aidan Woishnis,CEO of WhatCannaDo & President of the NYHIA. Butternut Valley Grange, 7 Bloom St., Gilbertsville. Visit

PAWSITIVE PAWSIBILITIES – Noon – 2 p.m. Meet adoptable pets from Susquehanna SPCA. Front Lobby, Oneonta YMCA, 20-26 Ford Ave., Oneonta. 607-547-8111 or visit

OPEN KENNEL – Noon – 4 p.m. Meet the clients, guide dogs, trainers, guides in training, others. Includes hot dogs, cider, snacks. Try the obstacle course with ‘Wheeler’ the dog simulator. Tour the kennel, more. Freedom Guide Dogs, 1210 Hardscrabble Rd., Cassville. 315-822-5132 or visit

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. 607-432-1980 or visit

PLANETARIUM – 2 – 3 p.m. Public night at updated planetaruym featuring multimedia experience presented by SUNY Oneonta staff, faculty, students. Free, tickets required. A.J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2011 or visit

AUTHOR READING – 2 p.m. Author Paula DiPerna will read from latest non-fiction work “Travels in the time of Trump.” Green Toad Book Store, 198 Main St., Oneonta. 607-433-8898 or visit

TRIBUTE CONCERT – 6 p.m. ‘The Spirit of Jonny Cash’ concert featuring Harold Ford performing with 4 piece band. Starts at 7, tickets, $20 available at Fly Creek General Store, Ellsworth & Sill, Green Toad Bookstore. Seating limited to 100. Fly Creek Area Historical Society, 210 Cemetery Rd. Fly Creek. 607-547-1275

AUDITIONS – 6:30 p.m. All roles available for Orpheus Theater production of ‘Elf the Musical.’ Rehearsals begin October. Performances December 13-15. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-432-1800 or visit

FILM – 6:30 p.m. Presenting “Anabelle Come Home.” Cost, $3/person. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta.

MUSIC – 7 – 9 p.m. The Murphy Beds present traditional and original folk songs with influences from Ireland to Arkansas. Cost, $20/non-member at door. West Kortright Center, 49 W. Kortright Church Rd., East Meredith. 607-278-5454 or visit



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