Otsego County Events Calendar

‘HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO’

Calendar Of Events

For Otsego County,

Cooperstown, Oneonta

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Ongoing Events

ONEONTA FARMERS MARKET – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturdays. Market runs indoors at Main St. Garage Walkway during winter, outdoors on Muller Plaza during summer. For the health of the community, patrons are asked to limit hand-to-hand contact, frequently wash/sanitize hands. Customers can also reach out to vendors for pre-order & market pick-up. Atrium, Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Info, www.oneontafarmersmarket.com

COOPERSTOWN FARMERS MARKET – Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Open, requesting all patrons wash their hands before entering, only one person per household should shop, do not touch produce or goods yourself, allow vendors to bag the items for you, pay by credit card if possible or exact change if not, no seating available. maintain social distance of 6 feet, and if you are sick then stay home. 101 Main St., Pioneer Alley, Cooperstown. Rain or shine. Info, www.facebook.com/CooperstownFarmersMarket/

GARDEN SHOW – Online. Virtual horticulture and Photography show titled “Garden Interludes.” Visit https://www.lakeandvalleygc.org/virtual-show-fall-2020 to view.

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS — 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays. Join local officials and others in the community to talk about local issues at The Green Earth, 4 Market Street, Oneonta.

ONEONTA HISTORY CENTER — Rotating public exhibits on local history. Free. One exhibit celebrates 150th anniversary of the center’s home building, at 183 Main St. The center is seeking anniversary donations. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St. (at Dietz St.), Oneonta. Hours, info, www.oneontahistory.org or (607) 432-0960

EDMESTON MUSEUM — 9 a.m. – Noon. Every Saturday. View permanent displays of rural upstate NY and rotating “pop-up” exhibits on specific topics on rural living. 1 North St., Edmeston. Visit www.facebook.com/pages/category/Community-Museum/Edmeston-Museum-219562458817938/

ROSEBOOM SHOW – Online Photography Exhibit featuring look back at 3 photo installations held at the Roseboom Historical Association. May The Circle Be Unbroken 1998, Sacred Spaces in Everyday LIfe 2000, Heart of the Country 2002. Visit www.facebook.com/theroseboomshows/ to view.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – Thursday & Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Volunteer aged 14+ are invited to aid in the construction of 2 houses for families in need. Come for a few hour or the whole day, no special skill required. McFarland Rd., Oneonta. 607-432-7874 or visit habitatotsego.org/volunteer/

ART GALLERY – Stop by to view art works by local artists. Currently on view ‘The Sibling Show’ by Julien, Sophie, & Ginger Miller. Free, be sure to call ahead. The Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. 607-547-5327 or visit www.facebook.com/TheArtGarageCooperstown/

FOOD PANTRY – The Daily Bread Food Pantry is open for walk-ins. Saturdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and Tuesdays 9 a.m. – Noon. The Community Center, 2 Genesee St., Cherry Valley.

 

Friday,

May 7
Nerf Night – 5:30 – 8 p.m. Teens get out for an Ultimate Nerf Battle with the folks at Club Odyssey. Ages 12-25 welcome. Presented by Oneonta Teen Scene, 4 Academy St., Oneonta. 607-441-3999.
PLANETARIUM – 7 p.m. Final Show. Explore the universe, learn whats new in the field of astronomy in fun virtual planetarium show with the SUNY staff and Nebula society students. Free, registration on Eventbrite required. Presented by the A.J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2011 or visit www.eventbrite.com/o/science-discovery-center-and-planetarium-14332374215

 

Saturday,

May 8
BLOOD DRIVE – 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Donate blood, help save up to 3 lives. Main Street Baptist Church, 333 Main St., Oneonta. 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org
CRAFT SHOW – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Find something for Mom made by a local artisan. There will be quilts, jewelry, tumblers and more. Enter the raffle to win a free gift and to support Supper Heroes in Ripped Jeans. Southside Mall, Oneonta. 607-432-4401 or visit www.facebook.com/southsidemall/
FOOD PANTRY – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The Daily Bread Food Pantry is open for walk-ins. Saturdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and Tuesdays 9 a.m. – Noon. The Community Center, 2 Genesee St., Cherry Valley.
VIRTUAL TOUR – 10 a.m. Join live tour of exhibit ‘The World of Jan Brett’ which features over 70 original paintings from her books as well as a live reading. Free, suggested donation $10. Presented by The Fenimore Art Museum. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
FUNDRAISER – 11 a.m. Benefit for Sidney LifeNet pilot who recently suffered a medical condition. Enter a raffle to win a gift basket or purchase a t-shirt. Presented by LifeNet of Sidney. 140 Delview Ext., Delhi. Visit www.facebook.com/otsegonyfirewire/
WRITERS GROUP – 1:30 p.m. Join supportive group to share your writing, get constructive criticism & encouragement, participate in writing exercises. Presented by Huntington Memorial Library. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/
LIFESKILLS – 4 – 6 p.m. Workshop for teens to learn skills to help them through life, from cooking to resumes and more. Presented by The Oneonta Teen Center. The Sol Center, 50 Dietz St., Oneonta. 607-441-3999 or visit www.facebook.com/ClubOdysseyOneonta/

 

Sunday,

May 9
MOTHERS DAY!
MOTHERS DAY DINNER – 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Take Mom out for a delicious celebratory dinner at the Hawkeye. Take-out available. Hawkeye Bar & Grill, The Otesaga Hotel, Cooperstown. 607-544-2524 or visit www.otesaga.com/dining/seasonal-dining

 

Monday,

May 10
HISTORY PROGRAM – 7 p.m. “Preserving Family Heirlooms” with Kate Jacus. Free webinar, pre-registration required. Presented by Sharon Historical Society. Call 518-860-5513 or visit www.sharonhistoricalsocietyny.org to register.

 

Tuesday,

May 11
BLOOD DRIVE – Noon – 5 p.m. Donate blood, help save up to 3 lives. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org
VOICES OF THE GAME – 2 p.m.Learn the story of how left-handed pitcher Rob Nelson started Big League Chew from humble beginnings in 1977 to now with 800+ million pouches sold. Free, registration required. Presented by The Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-voices-of-the-game-rob-nelson?date=0

 

Wednesday,

May 12
BLOOD DRIVE – Noon – 5 p.m. Donate blood, help save up to 3 lives. Laurens Fire Department, 34 Main St., Laurens. 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org
VIRTUAL TOUR – 2 – 3 p.m. Join live tour of exhibit ‘Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams’ which features photographs documenting the Japanese internment camp in California in 1943. Free, suggested donation $10. Presented by The Fenimore Art Museum. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
DIGITAL HELP – 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. Call in for help with your digital devices. Presented by Huntington Memorial Library. 607-386-1465.

 

Thursday,

May 13
BLOOD DRIVE – Noon – 5 p.m. Donate blood, help save up to 3 lives. Community Bible Chapel, 577 Greenough Rd., Cooperstown. 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org
AUTHOR SERIES – 2 p.m. Former All-Star Outfielder Dave Parker joins the author series to discuss his autobiography ‘Cobra: A Life of Baseball and Brotherhood.’ Free, registration required. Presented by Baseball Hall of Fame. 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-author-series-john-shea?date=0
WORD THURSDAY – 7 p.m. Enjoy open mic from area writers before listening to featured author. This week, winner of Bright Hill’s Full Length Poetry Contest V.P. Loggins will be launching his poetry collection ‘Wild Severance.’ Will include reading followed by Q&A session with editor Bertha Rogers. Suggested donation $3. Presented by Bright Hill Press & Literary Center. 607-829-5055 or visit www.facebook.com/brighthp/

 

Friday,

May 14
BOOK SALE – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 24th annual book sale to support Kinney Memorial Library. Find your next good read. Cost for hardcovers $1, pocket-paperbacks $0.25. Masks/social distancing required. Hartwick Community Center, 450 Co. Rd. 11, Hartwick. 607-293-6600 visit www.facebook.com/Kinney-Memorial-Library-826941007399746/
BLOOD DRIVE – Noon – 5 p.m. Donate blood, help save up to 3 lives. Elm Park Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org
PUPPET THEATER – 6:30 p.m. Get out to enjoy an old-time melodrama performed with puppets ‘The Villain’s Moustache.’ Set in the heyday of hobos, railroads, heroines in distress, and moustache twirling villains. Audience participation, from booing the villain to giving advice to the heroes, is encouraged. Tickets required. Presented by the Catskill Puppet Theater. Showing at Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit www.foothillspac.org

 

Saturday,

May 15
DELIVERY – The Daily Bread Food Pantry is offering free home delivery to people in need. Sign up online or call. The Community Center, 2 Genesee St., Cherry Valley. 607-435-6064 or visit www.tinyurl.com/dailybreaddeliver
BIRD WALK – 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. Take an early morning walk with experienced birder. Bring binoculars and a field guide and see what you can spot in the variety habitats on this walk. Reservations required. Masks required. Presented by Delaware Otsego Audubon society co-president Becky Gretton with Otsego County Conservation Association. Walk at Mohican Farm, 7207 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/early-birds-at-mohican-farm/
CLEAN SWEEP – 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Residents of Hartwick are invited to clean up hartwick for 2021 by dropping trash and recyclables (everything from mattresses, to ceramics, to electronics and green waste) at the Town Hall. No household garbage or hazardous waste. Also, find usable items at Clean Sweep Yard Sale. Town Hall, 103 Town Dr., Hartwick. 607-293-8123 or visit www.facebook.com/TownofHartwick/
SENIOR SEND-OFF – 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. City of Oneonta celebrate graduating seniors of SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College. Features all day deals, giveaways, & music. Main Street will be closed 5 – 10 p.m. for outdoor dining. Presented by Town-Gown Taskforce, Main Street, Oneonta.
APPRECIATE HARTWICK DAY – 9 a.m. Stop by to learn about and enjoy this local community. Includes book sale, free gifts for the kids, local history & photo display at Kinneys Memorial Library, garden center open house, food from the Tickled Pink Food Truck, much more. Town of Hartwick. 607-293-8123 or visit www.facebook.com/TownofHartwick/
BOOK SALE – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 24th annual book sale to support Kinney Memorial Library. Find your next good read. Cost for hardcovers $1, pocket-paperbacks $0.25. Masks/social distancing required. Hartwick Community Center, 450 Co. Rd. 11, Hartwick. 607-293-6600 visit www.facebook.com/Kinney-Memorial-Library-826941007399746/
VIRTUAL TOUR – 10 a.m. Join live tour of exhibit ‘The World of Jan Brett’ which features over 70 original paintings from her books as well as a live reading. Free, suggested donation $10. Presented by The Fenimore Art Museum. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
CHICKEN DINNER – 11 a.m. Enjoy delicious chicken half for $8 or a full dinner with roll, coleslaw, dessert, & more for $10. Proceeds to support Otego Fire Department, 5 River St., Otego. Visit www.facebook.com/Otego-Volunteer-Fire-Dept-167672683967
WRITERS GROUP – 1:30 p.m. Join supportive group to share your writing, get constructive criticism & encouragement, participate in writing exercises. Presented by Huntington Memorial Library. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/
VIRTUAL TOUR – 2 – 3 p.m. Join live tour of exhibit ‘Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams’ which features photographs documenting the Japanese internment camp in California in 1943. Free, suggested donation $10. Presented by The Fenimore Art Museum. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
PUPPET THEATER – 3 p.m. Get out to enjoy an old-time melodrama performed with puppets ‘The Villain’s Moustache.’ Set in the heyday of hobos, railroads, heroines in distress, and moustache twirling villains. Audience participation, from booing the villain to giving advice to the heroes, is encouraged. Tickets required. Presented by the Catskill Puppet Theater. Showing at Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit www.foothillspac.org

 

Sunday,

May 16
BOOK SALE – 9 a.m. – Noon. 24th annual book sale to support Kinney Memorial Library. Find your next good read. Cost for hardcovers $1, pocket-paperbacks $0.25. Also includes a Bag Sale. Masks/social distancing required. Hartwick Community Center, 450 Co. Rd. 11, Hartwick. 607-293-6600 visit www.facebook.com/Kinney-Memorial-Library-826941007399746/
SUNDAY SPEAKER – 3 p.m. Learn about recently opened Fenimore Art Museum exhibit “Keith Haring: His Art and Times” from Chris Rossi, Director of Exhibitions & Gary Cassinelli, collector and owner of artworks in the exhibit.Free, registration required. Visit libraries.4cls.org/cooperstown/2020/10/13/fovl-sunday-speaker-series-for-2020-2021/

 

Monday,

May 17
RABIES CLINIC – 2 – 5 p.m. Free rabies vaccination for cats, dogs, ferrets. Scheduling to follow social distancing. First come, first serve. Susquehanna SPCA, Rt. 28, Cooperstown. 607-547-4230 or visit sqspca.org
BLOOD DRIVE – 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. Donate blood, help save up to 3 lives. Richfield Springs Community Center, Walnut St., Richfield Springs. 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org

 

Wednesday,

May 19
VIRTUAL TOUR – 2 – 3 p.m. Join live tour of exhibit ‘Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams’ which features photographs documenting the Japanese internment camp in California in 1943. Free, suggested donation $10. Presented by The Fenimore Art Museum. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
DIGITAL HELP – 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. Call in for help with your digital devices. Presented by Huntington Memorial Library. 607-386-1465.

 

Thursday,

May 20
WRITERS SALON – 7:30 p.m. Open mic followed by presentation by author Michael Amos Cody, ‘Gabriels Song Book’ & ‘The Twilight Reel.’ Free, open to public. Presented by Community Arts Network of Oneonta. 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/event/writers-salon-april-ford/?instance_id=1195

 

Friday,

May 21
CHICKEN DINNER – 4:30-6 p.m. Enjoy a take-out Brooks chicken dinner including a half chicken, coleslaw, baked potato, and a roll. Cost, $12/dinner. Pre-orders by Wednesday encouraged. First Baptist Church of Cooperstown, 21 Elm St., Cooperstown. Contact baptistcooperstown@gmail.com with name, number, quantity.

 

Saturday,

May 22
SPRING CLEANING – 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Come by the Sportsmens club to clean up for the season. Tasks include cleaning, maintenance, handiman tasks, more. Whatever your preference, there’s something for your to do. Donuts offered at 8:30, lunch will be served at Noon. Free. Oneonta Sportsmens Club, 251 Rod & Gun Club Rd., Oneonta. 607-433-0515 or visit www.facebook.com/OneontaSportsmensClub/
ELECTRIC CAR SHOW – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Come view Electric Vehicles on display by local owners and dealers. Learn what options exist in our area, benefits of owning an EV, more. Damaschke Field Parking Lot, Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-397-3815 or visit doas.us
WRITERS GROUP – 1:30 p.m. Join supportive group to share your writing, get constructive criticism & encouragement, participate in writing exercises. Presented by Huntington Memorial Library. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/