HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DEC. 17
NUTCRACKER – 7 p.m. The Fokine Ballet Company’s 29th production of “The Nutcracker.” Goodrich Theater, SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine Pkwy., Oneonta. Info/Tickets (607)432-6290, firstname.lastname@example.org
WRITERS PROGRAM – 1:30-3 p.m. Group to host author Shannon Delaney. She will talk about her writing process and journey through publishing. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St, Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org
THEATER – 2 p.m. The Farmers Museum presents Charles Dikens’ “A Christmas Carol.” 5775 Rt. 80, Cooperstown. Info, www.farmersmuseum.org/A-Christmas-Carol
CONCERT – 4 p.m. The Voices of Cooperstown to sing “Handel’s Messiah”. Tickets $20 Adult, $10 Child. Christ Episcopal Church, Fair St., Cooperstown. Tickets available at Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main St., Cooperstown or Riverwood, 88 Main St., Cooperstown or Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce, 31 Chestnut St., Cooperstown.
CONCERT – 7:30 p.m.. “Darlingside” performs live at the Otesaga Resort Hotel, 60 Lake St., Cooperstown. Info, (607) 547-1812, email@example.com, cooperstownconcertseries.org/darling.html
COOP FARMERS MARKET – 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Pioneer Alley (behind Key Bank), rain or shine. Info, (607) 547-6195, www.otsego2000.org
NATIVITY SCENES SHOW – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Calvary Hill Retreat Center, 290 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, Jerry Kabat 432-4926
WASSAIL WEEKEND – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Demonstration on how to make Wassail, the traditional holiday drink. Savory spices blended with sweet cider at The Fly Creek Cider Mill, 288 Goose St., Fly Creek. Info, 1-800-505-6455, flycreekcidermill.com
ONEONTA SANTA – 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Muller Plaza, Main St., Oneonta.
SWEETS & TREATS – 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Meet Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy, receive a mini-ballet lesson, make an ornament, and enjoiy some baked goods while learning the story of the Nutcracker. Tickets $15, one child+one adult. Goodrich Theater, SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine pkwy., Oneonta. Info, 432-6290 or visit www.facebook.com/Fokine-Ballet-Company-196306158680/
SOUTHSDIE MALL SANTA – 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Southside Mall, 5006 State Highway 23, Oneonta.
BASKETBALL COMPETITION – Noon National hoop shoot free thow contest. Free to all participants. Oneonta Elks Lodge, 84-86 Chestnut St, Oneonta. Info, www.elks.org/hoopshoot/
COOPERSTOWN SANTA – 1-5 p.m.Christmas Cottage, Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. Info, cooperstownchamber.org/santas-house-in-cooperstown
SANTA TRAIN – 2-4:30 p.m. Afternoon train ride with Santa and Mrs. Claus and their helpers with holiday music, goodies and refreshments. Dress. Tickets $20 adults, $19 seniors, $17 for children (3-12), under 3 free. Weekends through Dec. 17., reservations required, seating limited. Milford Train Depot, 136 East Main Street, Milford. Info, www.lrhs.com. Reservations, (607) 432-2429.
THEATER – 5 p.m. The Farmers Museum presents Charles Dikens’ “A Christmas Carol.” 5775 Rt. 80, Cooperstown. Info, www.farmersmuseum.org/A-Christmas-Carol
GAMING TOURNAMENT – 6-10 p.m. League of Legends Tourney. Entry fee $5. Prizes are attendance based. Players who plan to enter are free to play with unranked smurfs if they want. Serenity Hobbies, 254 Main St, Oneonta. Info, serenityhobbies.com
FILM SCREENING – 6:30 p.m. “Elf.” Admission, $3. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine Pkwy., Oneonta. Info, 607.436.3730 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CHRISTMAS CONCERT – 7 p.m. Hometown Christmas Concert featuring the Catskill Brass with organist and composer Albert Fedak. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 307 Main St, Franklin. Info, call the Catskill Conservatory @ (607)436-3419
COFFEE HOUSE – 7-9 p.m. featuring saxophone quintet ‘Saxalicious.; Come prepared to sing-a-long with some Christmas Carols. Schuyler Lake United Methodist Church, Church rd. & RT-22, Schuyler Lake.
NUTCRACKER – 7 p.m. The Fokine Ballet Company’s 29th production of “The Nutcracker.” Tickets $20 general, $15 students/seniors at Green Toad Bookstore, Eighth Note Music, Cooperstown Art Association or through Decker School of Ballet. Goodrich Theater, SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine Pkwy., Oneonta. Info/Tickets (607) 432-6290, email@example.com
FILM SCREENING – 9 p.m. “Elf.” Admission, $3. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine Pkwy., Oneonta. Info, 607.436.3730 or email firstname.lastname@example.org