HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17
POETRY SLAM – 8 – 10:30 p.m. Open mic open to 10 students followed by featured slam poet Hanif Abdurraqib, author of poetry collection ‘The Crown Ain’t Worth Much,’ essayist, cultural critic from Columbus Ohio. Free, open to public. Waterfront room, Hunt College Union, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2674946
HEATSMART LAUNCH – 6:30 – 8 p.m. Launch event of Heatsmart Otsego, featuring guest speaker Jay Egg, discussing basics of Geothermal energy, how far it can go toward renewable energy future, more. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/heat-smart-otsego-launch-event/
SCREENING COACH – 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Mobile cancer screening coach offers FREE mammograms, pelvic exams to women 40+. Family Planning of South Central New York, 37 Dietz St., Oneonta. 1-888-345-0225.
DISCUSSION GROUP – 3 – 5 p.m. Discuss current events. Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
DRAGON DATE – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Paint & Dip Night features night of painting with local artist directing. Register by 10/11. ARC Otsego, 63 Lower River St., Oneonta. 607-432-0001 or visit www.familyrn.org
ANNUAL MEETING/DINNER – 6 p.m. Cornell Cooperative Extension reception featuring meeting, buffet dinner. Honored speaker Chuck Bornt presents “Tales from New York Vegetable Producers” covering challenges of invasive species, changing customer preferences, threats of trade barriers. Cost, $30/person. Register by 10/12. Templeton Hall, 63 Pioneer St., Cooperstown. 607-547-2536 ext. 0 or visit cceschoharie-otsego.org
CHESS MEETING – 6 – 11 p.m. Weekly meeting welcomes players of all levels. No fees. Cafeteria, College Union, SUNY Oneonta. Call Dom at 607-484-7240.
HERITAGE TALK – 6:30 p.m. Enjoy hospitality, friendship at Potluck Dinner, followed by talk on farming in Pierstown Hills in 40s, 50s, 60s when they produced fields of cauliflower alongside dairy. Featuring Kathryn Smith Mollach presenting on her families coming to Otsego County to farm Cauliflower. Pierstown Grange, 137 Wedderspoon Road, Cooperstown.
BOE MEETING – 7 – 8 p.m. Library Media Center, Cooperstown High School. 607-547-8181 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org