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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24

History Of Canals

In Young America

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HISTORY SERIES – 6 p.m. Presentation “Who Wore It Better? The Trials of Progress and the Wise “Future Face of America”” discussing efforts by DeWitt Clinton and President George Washington to make internal improvements in the young country, specifically their efforts to build the Erie Canal, Potomac Company Canal Project. Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. 518-673-2314 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar

TEEN WRITERS – 4 p.m. Monthly program where teens participate in writing prompts, share ideas, work with others. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/

DISCUSSION GROUP – 3 – 5 p.m. Discuss current events. Cooperstown Village Library. Call 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/

OPEN HOUSE – 4 – 6 p.m. Enjoy light refreshments, tour of senior home. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-0600 or visit www.facebook.com/Woodside.Hall/

STUDIO NIGHT – 5 – 8 p.m. Local artists are invited to drop in to work on personal projects. No instruction, tables, chairs, easels provided. Bring your own (non-toxic) supplies, some proved for limited use. Donations appreciated. Cooperstown Art Association. 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com/studio-nights.html

BOOK DISCUSSION – 6 p.m. Discuss “Bel Canto” by Ann Patchett, in which a birthday party in South America is taken hostage by a band of terrorists. Then, what was a life threatening scenario slowly evolves into something quite different. Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. 518-673-2314 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar

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.

HISTORY PRESENTATION – 7 p.m. Historical talk on kitchen items with Loraine Tyler, Oneonta, utilizing items from Springfield Historical Society collection. Free, open to public. Museum room, Springfield Community Center, 129 Co. Hwy. 29A. Springfield Center. 607 264-3375 or visit www.facebook.com/Springfield-Historical-Society-162620423754372/

POETRY SLAM – 8 – 10:30 p.m. Open mic open to 10 students followed by featured slam poet Sierra DeMulder, 2-time national poetry slam champion, 4-time published. Free, open to public. Waterfront room, Hunt College Union, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2674990

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