Things to Do 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. Main St, Oneonta. Info, www.oneontafarmersmarket.com

COOPERSTOWN FARMERS MARKET – Saturdays 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  101 Main St., Pioneer Alley, Cooperstown. Rain or shine. Info, www.CooperstownFarmersMarket.org

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.

TOASTMASTERS – 6-7 p.m. 2nd and 4th Thursdays. Improve speaking and leadership skills in supportive club. Green Earth Market, 4 Market St., Oneonta. Info, www.oneonta.toastmastersclubs.org

NICOTINE ANONYMOUS –  7 p.m. Mondays. Meetings for those who desire to live free of nicotine. Front Meeting Room, St. James Episcopal Church, 305 Main St., Oneonta. 845-332-7803 or visit nicotine-anonymous.org

AL-ANON MEETING – 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Support meeting for the families and friends of Alcoholics or those suffering from chemical addictions. Cooperstown Center Nursing Home, 128 Phoenix Mills Cross Rd., Cooperstown.

 

Monday,
December 17
SIT N’ KNIT – 1 – 2 p.m. Work on knitting or hand stitching project. Richfield Springs Public Library, 102 Main St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-0230 or visit www.facebook.com/Richfield-Springs-Public-Library-1068210423236404/
VISIT SANTA – 3 – 6 p.m. Visit & Take pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus. Santa’s Cottage, Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. 607-547-9983 or visit www.thisiscooperstown.com/events/santa-his-main-street-cottage-cooperstown
FIGURE DRAWING – 6:30 – 9 p.m. Non-instructional drawing with live model. Poses chosen by consensus. Cost $12/class. The Carriage House Art Studio, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. 607-435-8718 or visit www.canoneonta.org/event/figure-drawing-open-studio/?instance_id=1019
PUBLIC MEETING – 7 p.m. Meeting on Oneonta Theater. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org
NICOTINE ANONYMOUS – 7 p.m. Meetings for those who desire to live free of nicotine. Front Meeting Room, St. James Episcopal Church, 305 Main St., Oneonta. 845-332-7803 or visit nicotine-anonymous.org
WRITERS EVENING – 7 p.m. Local writers present works in progress followed by moderated Q&A session. New writers welcome to supportive community. Stamford Village Library, 117 Main St., Stamford. 607-326-7908 or visit roxburyartsgroup.org/2017/01/13/december-17-writers-evening/

 

Tuesday,
December 18
BOOKMOBILE – Check out the mobile library.
9:30-9:50 a.m. Town Hall, 3966 NY-23, West Oneonta.
10:10-10:50 a.m. Little Lambs Children Center, 383 Co Rd 11, Oneonta.
12:20-12:45 p.m. Methodist Church, 811 Co Rd 26, Fly Creek.
1:15-1:35 p.m. Methodist Church, 2343 NY-205, Mt Vision.
2:10-2:30 p.m. Firehouse, 116 County Rd 4, Wells Bridge. www.4cls.org or call 607-723-8236
KNITTING GROUP – 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
VISIT SANTA – 3 – 6 p.m. Visit & Take pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus. Santa’s Cottage, Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. 607-547-9983 or visit www.thisiscooperstown.com/events/santa-his-main-street-cottage-cooperstown

 

Wednesday,
December 19
VISIT SANTA – 3 – 6 p.m. Visit & Take pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus. Santa’s Cottage, Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. 607-547-9983 or visit www.thisiscooperstown.com/events/santa-his-main-street-cottage-cooperstown
DISCUSSION GROUP – 3 – 5 p.m. Discuss current events. Cooperstown Village Library. Call 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
Cancelled – STUDIO NIGHT – 5 – 8 p.m. Local artists are invited to drop in to work on personal projects. No instruction, tables, chairs, easels provided. Bring your own (non-toxic) supplies, some proved for limited use. Donations appreciated. Cooperstown Art Association. 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com – Cancelled
BOE MEETING – 5:30 p.m. Library Media Center, Cooperstown High School. 607-547-8181 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org
HOLIDAY TREES – 6 – 8 p.m. View festive trees arranged by local businesses, organizations displayed throughout museum. The Edmeston Museum, 1 North St., Edmeston. E-mail edmestonmuseum@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/Edmeston-Museum-219562458817938/
CHESS MEETING – 6 – 11 p.m. Weekly meeting welcomes players of all levels. No fees. Cafeteria, College Union, SUNY Oneonta. Call Dom at 607-484-7240.

 

Thursday,
December 20
CHRISTMAS PARTY – 9 – 11 a.m. Dress up in your holiday best for annual preschool Christmas party. Bring treat to pass for kids, parents. Santa arrives at 9:30. Gym Floor, Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 607-547-2800 or visit www.facebook.com/clarksportscenter
BOOKMOBILE – Check out the mobile library.
10-10:30 a.m. Schenevus Valley Lodge, 4 Main Street, Schenevus.
10:45-11:30 a.m. Fire Station, 1812 County Highway 34, Westford.
12:30-1 p.m. a.m. First Christian Church, 1160 State Highway 165, South Valley.
1:15-2 p.m. a.m. Town Hall, 3717 County Highway 35, Middlefield. www.4cls.org or call 607-723-8236
VISIT SANTA – 3 – 6 p.m. Visit & Take pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus. Santa’s Cottage, Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. 607-547-9983.
CRAFT & CHAT – 3:30 p.m. Bring current knit or crochet project, chat with group. Ages 10+. Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. 518-673-2314 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar
INTERFAITH SERVICE – 5:30 p.m. Service offering support to all for whom the holidays are a difficult time. Also to honor Cooperstown School community at this difficult time. All welcome. First Baptist Church, 21 Elm St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9371 or visit www.facebook.com/ctownfirstbaptist/
PIANO CONCERT – 6 – 8 p.m. Sing-a-long to player piano performing holiday carols, other favorites. Includes seasonal refreshments. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org
CLASSIC FILM – 7 p.m. Showing “The Bells of St. Mary’s.” The Walton Theater, 30 Gardiner Place, Walton. 607-865-6688.
CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Showcasing chamber groups like percussion, flute, brass ensembles. Hartwick College, Oneonta. E-mail paiged@hartwick.edu or visit www.hartwick.edu

 

Friday,
December 21
DONATIONS – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Volunteers are invited to donation time, money, food items (baked pies, Christmas cookies, fresh fruit, apples, cranberry juice, etc.) for Friends of Christmas Dinner. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-4102.
VISIT SANTA – 3 – 6 p.m. Visit & Take pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus. Santa’s Cottage, Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. 607-547-9983.
CELEBRATION – 3 – 5 p.m. Celebrate an old fashioned Christmas with games, fun, a special visitor. Richfield Springs Public Library, 102 Main St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-0230 or visit www.facebook.com/Richfield-Springs-Public-Library-1068210423236404/
SANTA VISIT – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Visit Santa, bring a letter, get pictures with old St. Nick. Santa’s Cottage, Muller Plaza, Oneonta. 607-432-2941 or visit www.facebook.com/DestinationOneonta/
FUNDRAISER – 6 p.m. Cat Yoga with Lisa Brown and Susquehanna SPCA. All proceeds to Susquehanna SPCA. Suggested donation, $10. Bring your own mat, be prepared to meet adoptable kitties. First Baptist Church, 21 Elm St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9371 or visit www.facebook.com/ctownfirstbaptist/

 

Saturday,
December 22,
SANTA VISIT – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Visit Santa, bring a letter, get pictures with old St. Nick. Santa’s Cottage, Muller Plaza, Oneonta. 607-432-2941.
SANTA VISIT – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bring the kids to see Santa while you shop. Southside Mall Oneonta. 607-432-4401 or visit www.facebook.com/southsidemall/
CRAFT CAMP – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Kids can do a fun craft with Mrs. Claus while parents finish their shopping. $10 for single child, $5 each additional child. Community Room, Southside Mall, Oneonta. Info, www.theartfulspirits.com
CHRISTMAS DINNER – 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Free Holiday meal prepared by The Friends of Christmas, Saturdays Bread, local churches with food donated by local businesses, individuals. Delivery available to sick/homebound. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-4102.
VISIT SANTA – 1 – 5 p.m. Visit & Take pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus. Santa’s Cottage, Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. 607-547-9983.
TREE LIGHTING – 4:30 – 6 p.m. Inaugural ceremony with Otego Mayor Ernie Kroll followed by Christmas tree lighting at the library, then caroling. Bring non-perishable food for Otego Food Bank. Begins at Otego Firehouse, 5 River St., Otego. 607-988-6661 or visit www.facebook.com/harrislibrary/
HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS – 6 p.m. Celebrate the season with the Catskill Brass. Donations to support interior restoration. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 307 Main St., Franklin. 607-829-6404.
COFFEE HOUSE – 7 – 9 p.m. Music in range of genres by amateur local performers; light refreshments; all welcome. Schuyler Lake United Methodist Church. Church Rd., Schuyler Lake. Call 315-858-2575.

 

Sunday,
December 23
SANTA VISIT – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Visit Santa, bring a letter, get pictures with old St. Nick. Santa’s Cottage, Muller Plaza, Oneonta. 607-432-2941.
SANTA VISIT – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bring the kids to see Santa while you shop. Southside Mall Oneonta. 607-432-4401 or visit www.facebook.com/southsidemall/
BIRTHDAY – 11 a.m. – Noon. Join congregation to celebrate birth of Jesus a little early. Inlcudes cake, treats after worship. First Baptist Church, 21 Elm St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9371 or visit www.facebook.com/ctownfirstbaptist/
VISIT SANTA – 1 – 4 p.m. Visit & Take pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus. Santa’s Cottage, Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. 607-547-9983.
CRAFT CAMP – 2 – 4 p.m. Kids can do a fun craft with Mrs. Claus while parents finish their shopping. $10 for single child, $5 each additional child. Community Room, Southside Mall, Oneonta. Info, www.theartfulspirits.com
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM – 6:30 p.m. Bring a dish to pass, table service for potluck dinner, followed by candlelight service. United Methodist Church, 2878 St. Hwy. 28, Portlandville.

 

Monday,
December 24
CHRISTMAS EVE
SANTA VISIT – 9 a.m. – Noon. Bring the kids to see Santa while you shop. Southside Mall Oneonta. 607-432-4401 or visit www.facebook.com/southsidemall/
CRAFT CAMP – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Kids can do a fun craft with Mrs. Claus while parents finish their shopping. $10 for single child, $5 each additional child. Community Room, Southside Mall, Oneonta. Info, www.theartfulspirits.com
VISIT SANTA – 1 – 4 p.m. Visit & Take pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus. Santa’s Cottage, Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. 607-547-9983.
SIT N’ KNIT – 1 – 2 p.m. Work on knitting or hand-stitching project. Richfield Springs Public Library, 102 Main St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-0230.
CHRISTMAS EVE – 4 p.m. Christmas pageant with holy Eucharist followed by musical prelude and carol sing at 9:30. Then candle service and Holy Eucharist at 10. Christ Church Episcopal, 46 River St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9555 or visit www.christchurchcooperstown.org
CHRISTMAS EVE – 4 p.m. Worship with annual pageant followed by 10 p.m. candlelight worship, celebration of communion “When Midnight Meets Morning” with Rev. Elsie Rhodes preaching. All welcome. First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. 607-547-8401 or visit www.facebook.com/CooperstownPres/
CHRISTMAS EVE – 4:30, 7:30, 11 p.m. Candlelight & Communion service. Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-6552 or visit elmparkumconeonta.org
CHRISTMAS EVE – 5 p.m. Celebration with Family Eucharist, followed by Service of Carols at 10:30 p.m., Festive Choral Eucharist at 11 p.m. St. James Episcopal Church, 305 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-1458 or visit www.stjamesoneonta.org
PUBLIC SPEAKING – 5:30 p.m. Practice public speaking with the toastmasters. All welcome. The White House Building, The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1466.
CHRISTMAS EVE – 6 p.m. Live nativity scene followed by 7 p.m. Candlelight Service. Refreshments following the service. Main Street Baptist Church, 333 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-5712 or visit www.facebook.com/mainstreetbaptistchurch1856/
CHRISTMAS SERVICE – 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Family friendly traditional Christmas Service with Rev. Craig Schwalenberg. Followed by Candlelight service at 9. Unitarian Univeralist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta. 607-432-3491 or visit www.facebook.com/UUSOneonta/
FIGURE DRAWING – 6:30 – 9 p.m. Non-instructional drawing with live model. Poses chosen by consensus. Cost $12/class. The Carriage House Art Studio, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. 607-435-8718.
CHRISTMAS EVE – 7 p.m. Candlelight Service with The Red Door Church, 2 Walling Ave., Oneonta. 607-432-7520 or visit www.facebook.com/TheRedDoorChurch/
CANDLELIGHT SERVICE – 7 – 8 p.m. Celebrate Christmas Eve with candles, carols, Christmas message. First Baptist Church, 21 Elm St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9371 or visit www.facebook.com/ctownfirstbaptist/
NICOTINE ANONYMOUS – 7 p.m. Meetings for those who desire to live free of nicotine. Front Meeting Room, St. James Episcopal Church, 305 Main St., Oneonta. 845-332-7803 or visit nicotine-anonymous.org
CHRISTMAS EVE – 7 p.m. Contemporary family service with Childrens pageant followed by Christmas Tea at 8, Candlelight service with choirs and holy communion at 10. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-4102 or visit firstumc-oneonta.org
CHRISTMAS VIGIL – 7:30 p.m. Solemnity of Christmas with Mass for the Vigil. Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, 39 Walnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-3920 or visit www.stmarysoneonta.org

 

Tuesday,
December 25
Christmas Day
CHRISTMAS – 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Christmas day mass. Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, 39 Walnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-3920 or visit www.stmarysoneonta.org
KNITTING GROUP – 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-8344.

 

Wednesday,
December 26
LEGO CHALLENGE – 10 a.m. Bring the kids over during holiday break to build structures with Legos. Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. 518-673-2314 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar
DISCUSSION GROUP – 3 – 5 p.m. Discuss current events. Cooperstown Village Library. Call 607-547-8344.
CHESS MEETING – 6 – 11 p.m. Weekly meeting welcomes players of all levels. No fees. Cafeteria, College Union, SUNY Oneonta. Call Dom at 607-484-7240.

 

Thursday,
December 27
OPEN STUDIO – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Create something this holiday break. Bring your own ideas or be inspired. Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. 518-673-2314 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar
CRAFT & CHAT – 3:30 p.m. Bring your current knitting or crochet project and chat with the group. Ages 10+. Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. 518-673-2314.
PUBLIC SPEAKING – 6:15 p.m. Practice your public speaking with the Toastmasters. The Green Earth, 4 Market St., Oneonta. Visit oneonta.toastmastersclubs.org
GAME NIGHT – 6:30 – 10 p.m. Play ongoing fantasy game Dungeons & Dragons. Newcomers welcome. Free, Roxbury Arts Center, 5025 Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury. 607-326-7908.

 

Friday,
December 28
BUILD-A-THON – 10 a.m. Bring the kid to build something with Magnatiles this holiday break. Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. 518-673-2314 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar
BLOOD DRIVE – 1 – 6 p.m. Donate blood, save a life. Main Dining Room, Cooperstown Center, 128 Phoenix Mills Cross Road, Cooperstown. 607-544-2672 or visit www.redcrossblood.org
FUNDRAISER – 6 p.m. Cat Yoga with Lisa Brown and Susquehanna SPCA. All proceeds to Susquehanna SPCA. Suggested donation, $10. Bring your own mat, be prepared to meet adoptable kitties. First Baptist Church, 21 Elm St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9371 or visit www.facebook.com/ctownfirstbaptist/
FUNDRAISER – 6 – 10 p.m. Celebrate end of 2018 with Superheroes in Ripped Jean at ‘Cat tails & Cocktails’ event. Semi formal wear encourage, award presented to best dressed. Tickets, $30 found at Underground Attic, Peter Clarks Student Rentals, My Father’s Place. Covers admission, 2 drinks, hors d’oeuvres, raffle ticket. My Father’s Place, 5690 St. Hwy. 7, Oneonta. 607-441-3227 or visit www.facebook.com/superheroesirj/

 

Saturday,
December 29
CELEBRATION – 11 a.m. – Noon. Celebrate a New Year with games, themed crafts, a ‘toast’ at Noon. Richfield Springs Public Library, 102 Main St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-0230 or visit www.facebook.com/Richfield-Springs-Public-Library-1068210423236404/

 

Monday,
December 31
FROSTBITE 5K – 1 p.m. Run through scenic Oneonta this New Year’s Eve. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-432-0010 ext. 205.
SIT N’ KNIT – 1 – 2 p.m. Work on knitting or hand-stitching project. Richfield Springs Public Library, 102 Main St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-0230.

CELEBRATION – 6 p.m. – Midnight. Fireworks at 10. Ring out 2018 with pizza party before parade down Main St., performances by Alex Torres and his Latin orchestra. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Visit firstnightoneonta.com
FIGURE DRAWING – 6:30 – 9 p.m. Non-instructional drawing with live model. Poses chosen by consensus. Cost $12/class. The Carriage House Art Studio, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. 607-435-8718.
NICOTINE ANONYMOUS – 7 p.m. Meetings for those who desire to live free of nicotine. Front Meeting Room, St. James Episcopal Church, 305 Main St., Oneonta. 845-332-7803 or visit nicotine-anonymous.org

 

Wednesday,
January 2
CHESS MEETING – 6 – 11 p.m. Weekly meeting welcomes players of all levels. No fees. Cafeteria, College Union, SUNY Oneonta. Call Dom at 607-484-7240.