HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUGUST 21
OUTDOOR GAMES – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Find more Lumberjack competitions (including a strongman competition), Archery, Tractor show, Tough Cookie 5k benefit walk, and much more. The Field, 2 Genesee St., Cherry Valley. firstname.lastname@example.org or visit cherryvalleyoutdoorgames.com.
NY STATE FAIR – 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Come have fun at this 13 day showcase of agriculture, entertainment, education, and technology. The Great New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse. 315-487-7711 or visit nysfair.ny.gov.
HAZARDOUS WASTE – 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Otsego county residents are invited to drop off their hazardous waste for proper disposal. Everything from paints, pesticides, old batteries, and much more will be accepted. Hosted by Otsego County Department of Solid Waste. The Meadows Office Complex, 140 Co. Hwy. 33, Cooperstown. 607-547-4225 or visit www.otsegocounty.com/departments/solid_waste/household_hazardous_waste_day.php.
PADDLE & PULL – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Help remove water chestnut & European frog bit (both highly invasive) from Silver Lake. Only OCCA water craft allowed. Masks, social distancing required. Bring water, sunscreen, hat, & dress to get wet and dirty. Instruction on where to meet provided upon registration. Silver Lake, Pittsfield. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/paddle-and-pull-silver-lake-august-21/.
IROQUOIS MUSEUM – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Dance troupe leader Randy Greene will demonstrate construction of traditional waterdrum, cow horn rattle, and feather fan used in social dances. Included with museum admission. Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Rd., Howes Cave. 518-296-8949 or visit www.iroquoismuseum.org.
RENAISSANCE FAIR – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Dress in you medival/renaissance best and come out for performances by Celtic step dancers, The Happy Haggs, as well as vendors, crafters, and games for all ages at this years annual Ren Faire. Admission, $5. Windfall Dutch Barn, 2009 Clinton Rd., Cherry Valley. 518-774-0134 or visit www.windfalldutchbarn.com.
TRAIN ROBBERY – 2 p.m. Get in the spirit of the Old West with a fun train ride, getting stopped unexpectedly for some Wild West action. Features gun fights and explosions, fun for the whole family. Refreshments available. Cost, $22/adult. Cooperstown Charlotte Valley Railroad, departing from the Milford Depot, 136 E. Main St., Milford. 607-432-2429 or visit www.cooperstowntrain.com.
EXPLORATION – 2 – 4 p.m. Reserve a space for the kids to explore the ecosystem of a pond. They will learn about everything from tiny arthropods to frogs and great blue herons with the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society. Will also include activities and crafts. Free, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration required. DOAS Sanctuary on Franklin Mountian, Oneonta. 607-397-3815 or visit doas.us/event/pond-exploration/?fbclid=IwAR1CU9EQkaU-pjPbNsdmVog5m6IL1694rqDMcKMxQx5H0eZULiuOUfP4iFw.
EXHIBIT TOUR – 2 p.m. Visit the Haudenosaunee cultural center at the reproduction Mohawk bark house and original Seneca log house for interactive exploration with a museum teacher. Meet at the Kiosk. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org.
LIFESKILLS – 4 – 6 p.m. Teens are invited to learn to cook with Lynn. Menu posted to FB. Seating limited, reservations required. Presented by The Oneonta Teen Center. 50 Dietz St., Oneonta. 607 441 3999 or visit www.facebook.com/oneonta.teencenter.
ANNUAL BBQ – 4:30 p.m. Order take-out Chicken BBQ to support the Grange Hall Improvement Fund. Dinners include, 1/2 a chicken, coleslaw, macaroni salad, cupcake, corn on the cob, more. Take-out only, exact change appreciated. Cost, $12/dinner. Pierstown Grange, 137 Wedderspoon Hollow Rd., Cooperstown. 607-264-3069.
FOLK CONCERT – 6:30 p.m. Enjoy the folk music of Robin & Linda Williams, Virginia based duo who explore the sounds of rural America. Pieces to be performed include “The Grand Old Opry” and “A Prairie Home Companion.” Cost, $20/adult. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd., Cooperstown. 607-547-5098 or visit hydehall.org.
WRAP-UP PARTY – 7 p.m. Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading program with food, ice cream, dinosaur and dragon themed activities, a K-9 demonstration and a movie at dusk. Harris Memorial Library, 334 Main St., Otego. 607-988-6661 or visit www.facebook.com/harrislibrary/.
MOVIE NIGHT – 7 p.m. Join the Richfield Springs Library and the community center for a showing of ‘Raya and the Last Dragon.’ Richfield Springs Community Center, 6 Ann St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-0230 or visit www.facebook.com/Richfield-Springs-Public-Library-1068210423236404/.
CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Enjoy performance by Kyshona, whose music blends roots, rock, R&B, and folk with lyrical prowess to uplift the marginalized and bring awareness to the masses. Tickets, $24/adult. Roxbury Arts Center, 5025 Vega Mountain Rd., Roxbury. 607-326-7908 or visit roxburyartsgroup.org.
CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Concert staging of new opera ‘Libba: Here This Day,’ telling life story of Blues legend Libba Cotten who grew up in the segregated south, played the banjo, and won a Grammy at 91. Free Admission. Franklin Stage Company, 25 Institute St., Franklin. 607-829-3700 or visit franklinstagecompany.org.
THEATER – 8 p.m. Come out for the premier performance of ‘All of Us,’ featuring four characters from a dystopian world sharing their stories on four separate stages for a roving audience. Each represents a hyperbolized aspect of today’s social struggles. Features local talent in beautiful outdoor setting. Cost, $5. Rexmere Park, 159 W. Main St., Stamford. Visit facebook.com/weallofusshow.