HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 1

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 1

‘Empty Bowls’ Benefit Today

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EMPTY BOWLS – Noon-2 p.m. Serving homemade soup in your choice of bowl crafted and donated by local potters. Cost, $15 to benefit the local food pantry. Christ Church Parish Hall on Fair Street, Cooperstown. Info, cooperstownchamber.org/calendar-of-events/#!event/2017/4/1/empty-bowls. To volunteer or donate call (607)547-2627

SOUTH AFRICAN BANQUET – 6-9 p.m. The Mali Education project presents a South African benefit bazaar, dinner and documentary fill titled “Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai,” about the founder of the Green belt Movement in Kenya and winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize. Tickets, $15 adults, $10 children over 5. Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford Ave, Oneonta. Reservation, call (607)434-3303 or email cswolfgould@gmail.com. Info, uuso.org

SOIL HEALTH MEETING – Last chance to RSVP for the presentation on 4/5. Info, call (607)547-8337 ext. 4 or email weaverb@otsegosoilandwater.com
Last day to order and pay for trees for planting from the Otsego County Soil & Water Conservation District Tree Program. Info, (607)547-8337 ext. 4 or visit www.otsegosoilandwater.com

MUSEUM OPENING – The Fenimore Art Museum opens for the season. www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

PANCAKES – 8 a.m.-Noon. Enjoy pancakes, sausage, juice and real maple syrup for breakfast. Cost, $8 adult, $5 children, free to children 2 and under. Oneonta Community Christian School Cafeteria, 158 River St., Oneonta. Info, www.occseagles.org or call (607)432-0383

PANCAKE BREAKFAST – 8 a.m.-Noon. Open to the public. Includes choice of blueberry, chocolate chip, or buttermilk pancakes. Also sausage and applesauce. Cost $8, free to children under 5. Vets Club, 60 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, (607)547-8282

BOTTLE DRIVE – 9 a.m. Cooperstown residents should place their clean, returnable bottles & cans on the curb or visible from the street. Support Cooperstown Boy Scout Troop 1254. Info, call Bruce @ 267-6730

ONEONTA FARMERS MARKET – 9 a.m. 2 Dietz St., Oneonta. Info, www.oneontafarmersmarket.org

COOPERSTOWN FARMERS MARKET – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 101 Main St., in Pioneer Alley, Cooperstown. Info, www.otsego2000.org/cooperstown-farmers-market-and-agriculture/

PRUNING WORKSHOP – 10 a.m. Learn about pruning large and small trees from specialist Laura McDermott. Dress appropriately, bring your own tools preferred. Registration required. Middlefield Orchards, 2274 St. Hwy. 166, Middlefield. Info, (518) 234-4303, 296-8310, cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2017/04/01/pruning-workshop-large-small-fruit-trees

MONSTER BENCH PRESS COMPETITION – 10 a.m. Watch men and women bench as much weight as they can. Classes include shirted/non-shirted. Entrance fee starts $25. Info, www.clarksportscenter.com/events/monster-bench/ or call Doug McCoy (607)547-2800

HOT MEAL PROGRAM – 11 a.m.-1 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, www.firstumc-oneonta.org

DRAWING WORKSHOP – 1-4 p.m. Begin your “Journey into Drawing” with Friend of Recovery of Delaware and Otsego counties. Materials are free. All skill levels welcome. Registration preferred. The Turning Point, 22 Elm St., Oneonta. Info, www.friendsofrecoverydo.org/events

SELF AWARENESS WORKSHOP – 1:30 p.m. 3 hour interactive workshop for anyone in any kind of transition. Gain the tools for self-empowerment through guided portrait making. The Green Earth, 4 Market St., Oneonta. Info, www.greenearthoneonta.com

WRITERS GROUP – 1:30 p.m. Poet, speed writer, novelist, or short story writer. Come practice your writing in the format of NaNoWriMo at your pace. Share if you want. Led by Jen Donohue. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/hml-writers-group/

POETRY – 2-4 p.m. Kick off National Poetry Month with a reading by Poet Dr. Craig Ciaran Lennon from his publication “My Beautiful Ruins.” The Green Toad Bookstore, 198 Main St., Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/TheGreenToadBookstore/

BROOKS BBQ DINNER – 4-6:30 p.m. Rib dinner $13, Chicken dinner $10, Childrens chicken dinner $7. Church of Christ Uniting, 22 Church St., Richfield Springs. Info, Teena Shypski (315)858-0126

FOR-DO BOOK CLUB – 4-7 p.m. Group reading followed by discussion. The group votes on the book to be read. For anyone who doesn’t read enough. At The Turning Point, 22 Elm St., Oneonta. Info, www.friendsofrecoverydo.org/events

TOURNAMENT – 6 p.m. Enjoy a game of tournament to support the Susquehanna Animal Shelter. $40 donation to enter. Trophies and cash prizes available. New York Pizzeria, 75 Chestnut St., Cooperstown. Info, susquehannaanimalshelter.org/category/events/

JAZZ CONCERT – 7 p.m. The Bainbridge-Guilford Blues Jazz Band hold a joint concert with The Fabulous Moonlighters. Bainbridge Town Hall Theater, 15 North Main St., Bainbridge. Info, call (607)288-3882

HAWKEYE REVUE – 7 p.m. CCS Students and guest faculty members perform musical numbers. This years theme is “Songs from Shows We Won’t Do.” Each performance will be accompanied by a large student orchestra with a few professionals. Open to the public. Suggested donation, $10 adult, $5 children. Cooperstown High School Auditorium. Info, www.cooperstowncs.org/hawkeye-revue-returns-to-cooperstown-csd-on-april-1-and-april-2/

ROCK MUSIC – 8 p.m. Apollo Music Club showcases popular rock musical hits from Hair, Mamma Mia!, Hairspray, Rent, Rocky Horror Motion Picture Show, and more. Goodrich Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Info, oneonta.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp or call (607)436-3730

THEATER – 8 p.m. “Driving Miss Daisiy,” by Alfred Uhry. Presented by Stuff of Dreams Productions. Foothills Performing Arts Production Center, 24 Market St., Oneonta. Tickets, (607)432-5407 or at the Green Toad Bookstore.

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