HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUG. 17
HARVEST FESTIVAL – 3-6 p.m. Celebrate the bounty of summer with the Butternut Valley Alliance and the Morris Farmer’s Market. Guy Rathbun Park (behind the firehouse), 117 Main St., Morris. Visit butternutvalleyalliance.org
NATURE WALK – 6-7:30 p.m. Walk through Riddell State Park with Patricia Riddell Kent and Steve Kent. Visit historic structures, fields, and forests along the Schenevus creek and learn the history of the land. Meet at the Main Entrance of the Robert V. Riddell State Park, Riddell Rd., Davenport. Call (607) 547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/nature-walk-robert-v-riddell-state-park/
BLOOD DRIVE – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Help save patients in the hospital. Donate blood and platelets at AO Fox Memorial Hospital, 1 Norton Ave., Oneonta. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org/give/drive/driveSearchList.jsp?zipSponsor=13326
BOOKMOBILE – Find boooks and turn in library books at the following times and locations.
10-10:30 a.m. Schenevus Valley Lodge, 4 Main Street, Schenevus.
10:45-11:30 a.m. Fire Station, 1812 County Highway 34, Westford.
12:30-1 p.m. a.m. First Christian Church, 1160 State Highway 165, South Valley.
1:15-2 p.m. a.m. Town Hall, 3717 County Highway 35, Middlefield. Find more info at www.4cls.org or call (607)723-8236
BLOOD DRIVE – 1-6 p.m. All blood types needed. Donors receive $5 e-gift card by e-mail. Christ Episcopal Church, 69 Fair St., Cooperstown. www.redcrossblood.org/give/drive/driveSearchList.jsp?zipSponsor=13326
CHILDRENS TOUR – 3:30 p.m. Children are invited to bring a grandparent or loved one on this tour of the museum with Victoria Wyeth. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call (607)547-1490 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/grand-childrens-tour
SELF-CARE – 6-7:30 p.m. Free introduction to the tools to help balance your life and commitments. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call Bonni (607) 316-8341 or visit hmloneonta.org/calendar/
YARN CLUB – 6-7:45 p.m. For knitters and crocheters of all skill levels and accompanied youths. Come work together and learn a new skill with April from April’s Yarn Basket. Huntington Park Oneonta. hmloneonta.org/calendar/
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – 7 p.m. Presenting “Jaybird Street” at the Bandstand, Neahwa Park, Oneonta. www.oneonta.ny.us/departments/parks-and-recreation/summer-concert-series/
WRITERS SALON – 7:30-9 p.m. Present your works at the open-mic session. Then listen to featured artist Cheryl Petersen reading her memoir “I Am My Father-Mother’s Daughter.” Hear her story of loosing crops, raising foster children, staying married, and learning to handle religious and scientific snobs. She gives voice to an ordinary life of surviving self doubt and realizing life doesn’t go away. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call (607) 432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/event/writers-salon-cheryl-petersen/?instance_id=926
CONCERT – 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sam Whedon teams up with The Currys for a Double Dose of Americana, Folk, Rock, & Pop. Admission, $15. The Star Theater, The Foundry, 44 Main St., Cherry Valley. www.facebook.com/Cherry-Valley-Artworks-137916469562367/