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 9 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 show ‘Graphic Sketches’ by Trevor Wilson. Free, be sure to call ahead. The Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. 607-547-5327 or visit www.facebook.com/TheArtGarageCooperstown/

 

Friday,

April 16
LIVE PERFORMANCE – 5 p.m. – ? Oneonta’s own Tommy Joy performs music from the great American Song Book. Roma’s Ristorante, 25 Union Street, Sidney.
PRIDE ALLIANCE – 7 p.m. Join the Otsego Pride Alliance for fun night of board games, video games, pool, & more. Hosted by Oneonta Teen Center, 4 Academy St., Oneonta. 607-441-3999 or visit www.facebook.com/oneonta.teencenter

 

Saturday,

April 17
STORY TIME – 10:30 a.m. Join beloved childrens book author Jan Brett for reading of her latest book ‘Cozy,’ a New York Times Best Seller. She will present a behind the scenes of the making of the book and answer fan questions. Cost, $10/non-member. Presented online by The Fenimore Art Museum. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
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/
LIVE PERFORMANCE – 5 p.m. – ? Oneonta’s own Tommy Joy performs music from the great American Song Book. Roma’s Ristorante, 25 Union Street, Sidney.

 

Sunday,

April 18
COMMUNITY CONCERT – 3 p.m. Oneonta Community Band presents live streamed performance of works looking back on the pandemic year. Includes spirituals, ‘Sea Songs’, Amazing Grace, and the performers favorite Souza Marches. Performance is free, open to public. Performed from the stage of The Foothills Performing Arts Center. 607-432-7085 or visit the facebook group www.facebook.com/groups/169533834979
SUNDAY SPEAKER – 3 p.m. ‘What Will We Eat in a Climate-Changing World?” presented by David C. Brower, PhD,Dean and Professor at the School of Business & Hospitality Management, SUNY Delhi with members the School’s award winning Culinary Arts program. Free, registration required. Visit libraries.4cls.org/cooperstown/2020/10/13/fovl-sunday-speaker-series-for-2020-2021/

 

Monday,

April 19
WELLNESS CHALLENGE – Ongoing. Start the Spring right. Each week Leaf will issue 3 challenges to Do, Visit, or Find to get you out of the house. Snap a selfie, or a groupie and post it to their page to share the fun. Enter to win chance to win gift cards to local businesses. Complete 2 challenges each week for chance to win a bonus prize of a $75 gift card. Continues through 4/20. Presented by LEAF. 607-432-0090 or visit www.facebook.com/SpringWellnessChallenge/
OTSEGO OCTET – Feb.1 – Apr. 30. Explore local trails at the state parks, forests, and land trust sites. Once you’ve completed 8 of the 12 trails send in a form & $5 to receive the Otsego Octet Patch. Participants are encouraged to post pictures. Visit otsegooutdoors.org/our-challenge/ for info.

 

Tuesday,

April 20
CLIMATE DISCUSSION – Last day to register. Join environmental economist Dr. Yoram Bauman (The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change) for innovative discussion on how we (individuals & society) can turn down the heat on our planetary ‘composite pile.’ Free, registration required by 4/20, will be held 4/21 at 7 p.m. Presented by SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2526 or visit oneontaalumni.com/YoramBauman
WRITERS INSPIRATION – 2 p.m. Learn how writers can be inspired by art by looking closely at works to gleen meaning, stories, ideas to propell your writing. Free, registration required. Presented by The Arkell Museum. 518-673-2314 ext. 113 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar
AUTHOR SERIES – 2 p.m. Learn about the 1986 Baseball World Series with author Erik Sherman, whose most recent book ‘Two Sides of Glory’ portrays the losing side of that game. This is the second book in the series with the previous portraying the winners. Free, registration required. Presented by The Basball Hall of Fame. 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-author-series-erik-sherman?date=0

 

Wednesday,

April 21
BLOOD DRIVE – 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Donate blood, help save up to 3 lives. St. Mary’s Roamn Catholic Church, 31 Elm St., Cooperstown. 800-733-2767 or visit https://www.redcrossblood.org/
INTERNATIONAL NIGHT – 5 – 8 p.m. Enjoy 3-course meal from abroad. This week enjoy dinner from Mexico. Cost, $20/person. Reservation required. Take-out available. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 607-544-2524 or visit www.otesaga.com/dining/seasonal-dining
LIFESKILLS – 6 – 8 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/
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,

April 22
EARTH FESTIVAL – 1 – 7 p.m. Fun Online Events to celebrate the little blue marble floating in space that makes us all possible. Celebrate with Otsego County Conservation Association. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/earth-festival/
EARTH WEBINAR – 1 – 2:30 p.m. ‘Many Happy Returns’ presentation presents 3 species that are making a comeback in the Butternut Creek. Presented as part of OCCA’s online Earth Festival. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/earth-festival/
EARTH DISCUSSION – 3 p.m. Learn how conservation easments can protect the land with David Diaz, Interim Executive Director of the Otsego Land Trust. Presented as part of OCCA’s online Earth Festival. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/earth-festival/
FOREST HIKE – 3 – 5 p.m. Join Liz Mundy, OCCA volunteer & ADK Conservation Chair, for Earth Festival hike in George Buckles County Forest. Driving directions to the trail head will be provided in the parking lot at the Milford Central School, 42 W. Main St., Milford. Text 607-287-4395 to sign up or visit occainfo.org/earth-festival/
COOK-A-LONG – 4:30 p.m. Join nutrition educator Kimberly for fun lesson on the ‘why’ & ‘how’ of eating healthy. Includes time for a cook-a-long dish. Free, registration required. Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension. 518-234-4303 ext. 120 or visit cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2021/04/08/whats-for-dinner
WORD THURSDAY – 7 p.m. Enjoy open mic by local writers followed by presentation by featured writer/performer Unity, of Otego NY. Presented by Bright Hill Press, Treadwell. 607-829-5055 or visit www.facebook.com/brighthp/
EARTH WEBINAR – 7 p.m. Discuss pesticide use with Dan Wixted, Pesticide Management Education Program at Cornell University, in presentation ‘Assessing Pesticide Hazard vs. Risk: Glyphosate, a Case Study.’ Presented as part of OCCA’s online Earth Festival. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/earth-festival/

 

Friday,

April 23
DEADLINE – Last Day for farms to register for Family Farm Day, 2021. Visit www.familyfarmday.org for info.
CONSERVATION – 10 – 10:30 a.m. Learn about the Otsego County Soil & Water Conservation District, it’s program, and how county residents can get involved. Presented as part of OCCA’s online Earth Festival. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/earth-festival/
BLOOD DRIVE – Noon – 6 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
FOREST HIKE – 5 – 8 p.m. Join Liz Mundy, OCCA volunteer & ADK Conservation Chair, for Earth Festival hike to Star Field in Cooperstown. Driving directions to the trail head will be provided in the parking lot at the Milford Central School, 42 W. Main St., Milford. Text 607-287-4395 to sign up or visit occainfo.org/earth-festival/
PLANETARIUM – 7 p.m. 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,

April 24
BLOOD DRIVE – 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 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
AUDUBON SOCIETY – 10 a.m. – Noon. Get your questions in Q&A session with the Delaware-Otsego Audubon society board members. Topis on everything from the society in general to birding to effects of lead ammunition. Presented as part of OCCA’s online Earth Festival. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/earth-festival/
FOREST HIKE – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Join Liz Mundy, OCCA volunteer & ADK Conservation Chair, for Earth Festival hike in Arnold Lake State Forest. Driving directions to the trail head will be provided in the parking lot at the Milford Central School, 42 W. Main St., Milford. Text 607-287-4395 to sign up or visit occainfo.org/earth-festival/
RECYCLING – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Drive thru drop off event for this years Earth Festival. Check list online for what will be accepted. Includes document shredding, polystyrene pick-up, toothpaste tubes, pens, planet green materials including some electronics, & glass. Drop off at The Meadows, 140 Co. Hwy. 33W, Cooperstown. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/earth-festival/
SNEAK PEEK – 1 – 3 p.m. Celebrate Grange month with a peek at the Pierstown Grange after some foundation work. Pierstown Grange, Wedderspoon Hollow Rd., Cooperstown. 607-264-3069.
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/
BEETHOVEN CONVERSATIONS – 7 p.m. Tune in for musical soiree ‘The Heiligenstadt Testament – The Struggle Against Fate’ featuring pre-recorded presentation on Beethoven followed by live Q&A session with Maciej Żółtowski, Music Director, and Thomas Wolf, Executive Director. Q&A limited to 10 patrons. Please RSVP. Presented by The Catskill Symphony Orchestra. E-mail cso@oneonta.edu to rsvp.

 

Monday,

April 26
OTSEGO OCTET – Feb.1 – Apr. 30. Explore local trails at the state parks, forests, and land trust sites. Once you’ve completed 8 of the 12 trails send in a form & $5 to receive the Otsego Octet Patch. Participants are encouraged to post pictures. Visit otsegooutdoors.org/our-challenge/ for info.