HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 23
COMMUNITY PROGRAM – 6:30 p.m. Learn how the baseball card game began with Hall of Fame librarian Jim Gates in “The Origins of Trading Cards.” Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-0600, ext. 101 or visit www.facebook.com/Woodside.Hall/
PARK WALK – 6:30 – 8 p.m. Walk through norther portion of park with Patricia Riddell Kent and Steve Kent. Visit historic building, fields, forests along Schenevus creek on mostly flat terrain. Riddell State Park, Davenport. 607-432-2114 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/a-walk-on-the-flat-side-riddell-state-park/
BOOKMOBILE – Check out the mobile library.
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. www.4cls.org or call 607-723-8236
READING & DISCUSSION – 10:30 a.m. – Noon. Presenting readings by local authors Vivian Peters, former Planned Parenthood educator and author of “OOPS! Tales from a Sexpert,” and Christina Beachemin with Carlene Nolan, authors of “Let My Legacy Be Love: A Story of Discovery and Tranformation, Tracing Adult Issues to Childhood Hurts.” Free, open to all adults. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 607-547-2800.
FOREST EXPLORATION – 2 – 3 p.m. Learn about the great Northern Forest ecosystem with the Zoomobile. Canajoharie Library, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. 518-673-2314 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar
CONCERT – 2 p.m. Join Glimmerglass Young Artists for a baseball-themed concert featuring revue of nostalgic and hilarious songs on playing, loving baseball. Included with admission. Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/events/glimmerglass-festival-aug-2?date=0
FORUM – 2 – 3:30 p.m. “Breaking Glass” National Forum discussing opera, race, & social justice followed by open Q&A session. All welcome. Pavilion, Glimmerglass Festival, 7300 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. 607-547-2255 or visit glimmerglass.org/breaking-glass/
GARDEN GATHERINGS – 3 – 6 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon gardening with OLT staff member Sara Scheeren and Board Member Jane Couch. Includes gardening tips, lemonade, cookies. Brookwood Point, 6000 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. 607-547-2366 or visit www.otsegolandtrust.org/the-news/programs-a-events/421-brookwood-point-garden-gatherings
CRAFT & CHAT – 3:30 p.m. Bring your current knitting or crochet project and chat with the group. Ages 10+. Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. Call 518-673-2314 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar
YARN CLUB – 6 – 7:30 p.m. Knitter, Crocheter’s of all skill levels meet to work on projects. Accompanied youths welcome. The Study, Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/
FOOD FOR THOUGHT – 6 – 8 p.m. Join Patrick MacGregor, Assistant Manager of Interpretation for special event featuring tours of the gardens used for home, food, medicine followed by locally sourced dinner. Cost, $85/non-member. Bump Tavern, The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547–1510 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/calendar-a
PUBLIC SPEAKING – 6:15 – 7:30 p.m. Practice public speaking with Oneonta Toastmasters. Guests welcome to find your voice, have fun. Green Earth, 4 Market St., Oneonta. Visit oneonta.toastmastersclubs.org
GAME NIGHT – 6:30 – 10 p.m. Play on-going fantasy game Dungeons & Dragons. Newcomers welcome. Free, Roxbury Arts Center, 5025 Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury. 607-326-7908 or visit roxburyartsgroup.org/2017/05/07/august-23-dungeons-dragons-night/
CONCERT – 7 p.m. Performance by Leatherstocking Jazz. Bandstand, Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-432-7997 or visit oneonta.ny.us/departments/parks-and-recreation/summer-concert-series/
WORD THURSDAY – 7 – 10 p.m. Writers are invited to share works at open mic followed by Like Light Regional Reading. Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church St., Treadwell. 607-829-5055.
THEATER – 7:30 p.m. Showing “Doubt, A Parable” by John Patrick Shanley, Directed by Julie Kline. A powerful drama depicting when a Bronx School Principal takes matters into her own hands when she suspects Father Flyn of improper relations with a male student. Free admission. Franklin Stage Company, 25 Institute St., Franklin. 607-829-3700 or visit franklinstagecompany.org/events/doubt/