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/

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/

 

Tuesday,

November 24
BLOOD DRIVE – 1 – 6 p.m. Donate blood, help save lives. Laurens Fire Dept., 34 Main St., Laurens. 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org
ASK THE EXPERT – 2 p.m. Learn about how the collections team cares for baseball cards. From storage guidelines to documentation, learn how you also can care for your own collections. Free, registration required. Presented by the Baseball Hall of Fame. 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-ask-the-expert-collections-baseball-cards?date
BOOK CLUB – 7 p.m. This month read ‘Fixed Stars’ by Molly Wizenberg, a memoir exploring her struggle with identity, sexual orientation, and enduring family relationships. Register for Zoom meeting. Presented by Huntington Memorial Library. 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/

 

Wednesday,

November 25
MOBILE COACH – 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Stop by at mobile cancer screening coach for free mammograms, more for women over 40 with no insurance or underinsured. Southside Mall, Oneonta. 1-888-345-0225 or visit www.bassett.org/services/cancer-care/cancer-screenings/mobile-cancer-screening-coach
RABIES CLINIC – 1 – 6 p.m. Free rabies vaccination for cats, dogs, ferrets. Scheduling for 30 minute intervals to follow social distancing. First come, first serve. Susquehanna SPCA, Rt. 28, Cooperstown. 607-547-4230 or visit sqspca.org/free-weekly-rabies-clinics/

 

Thursday,

November 26
SCAVENGER HUNT – Thursday – Sunday. Participate in Thanksgiving weekend scavenger hunt. Find items indoors and out on the list, post them to facebook with the tag #OCCAfoundit for the chance to win prizes. Presented by Otsego County Conservation Association. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/holiday-2020-programming/
RABIES CLINIC – 9 – Noon. Free rabies vaccination for cats, dogs, ferrets. Scheduling for 30 minute intervals to follow social distancing. First come, first serve. Susquehanna SPCA, Rt. 28, Cooperstown. 607-547-4230 or visit sqspca.org/free-weekly-rabies-clinics/
COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING – Noon – 1:30 p.m. Community members are invited to enjoy dinner of Thanksgiving Turkey with all the trimmings, including pie. Free, delivery or take-out only. Presented by The Lords Table, 18 Elm St., Oneonta. 607-433–0356 or e-mail oneontathanksgiving@gmail.com

 

Friday,

November 27
THEATER – Hartwick College Theater Department presents ‘The Story of My Life.’ Available for streaming 11/27 through 12/4. Explore the simplicity of human need and the complexity of emotion beneath them with this THEA 490 Senior Thesis Production. Cost, $5. Presented by Hartwick College, Oneonta. 607-431-4923 or visit www.showtix4u.com/event-details/41538
THANKSGIVING – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Learn about Thanksgiving in the 1840s. Stroll through historic village to see the blacksmith crafting eating utensils, learn how food was cooked, stop at the Bump Tavern for traditional dessert. Masks required. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/stec_event/thanksgiving/0/
AUCTION – Noon. – 11/28, 4 p.m. Adorn-A-Door wreath festival/silent auction goes online. Place bids for wreaths by individuals & businesses, or enter the ‘Dinner’s On Us’ raffle. All proceeds go to Cooperstown Art Association. Visit www.cooperstownart.com/adorn-a-door.html for info.

 

Saturday,

November 28
THANKSGIVING – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Learn about Thanksgiving in the 1840s. Stroll through historic village to see the blacksmith crafting eating utensils, learn how food was cooked, stop at the Bump Tavern for traditional dessert. Masks required. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/stec_event/thanksgiving/0/

 

Monday,

November 30
ORNAMENT DROP-OFF – 8 a.m. Last day for residents to make compost friendly or organic ornaments to decorate Muller Plaza Christmas Tree, then drop them at the office or in the box. Destination Oneonta, 4 Dietz St., Oneonta. 607-432-2941 or visit www.facebook.com/TheOtsegoCountyChamber/

 

Tuesday,

December 1
GIVING TUESDAY – All Day. Give to support charities & organizations you care about. Visit www.givingtuesday.org for info.
VIRTUAL DUCK DERBY – All Day. Plastic ducks race to the finish line to support the FRN. Purchase 1 for $5 or 6 for $20. Cash prizes awarded to first place finishers of each race. Fundraiser to support Family Resource Network. 607-432-0001 or visit www.facebook.com/FamilyRN/
OPEN HOUSE – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Enjoy week long open house, find handcrafted items by local artisans for Christmas, enter raffle to win gift basket from the shop. Continues thru December 5. Support the Artisans Guild, 148 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-1080 or visit www.facebook.com/The-Artisans-Guild-Of-Oneonta-NY-108933675813052/
AUTHOR SERIES – 2 p.m. Journalist Tim Madigan and former Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Fred Claire discuss Madigan’s new book ‘Extra Innings: Fred Claire’s Journey to City of Hope and Finding a World Championship Team.’ Includes Q&A session. Free, registration for Zoom meeting required. Presented by The Baseball Hall of Fame. 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-author-series-fred-claire-tim-madigan?date=0
ART TALK – 2 p.m. ‘Portraits of the Permanent Collection’ discussion with curator Mary Alexander on what portraits say about the sitter, artist, and time they were painted. Free Zoom conference. Presented by Arkell Museum. 518-673-2314 ext. 113 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar

 

Wednesday,

December 2
HOLIDAY EATING – 10:30 a.m. Fun webinar for holiday meal makers, celebrators, and eaters of any age. Learn tips/tricks to for a healthy & enjoyable holiday season. Free, registration required for Zoom meeting. Presented by Cornel Cooperative Extension of Schoharie & Otsego Counties. 518-234-4303 ext. 120 or visit cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2020/12/02/i-wish-you-a-healthy-holiday
RABIES CLINIC – 1 – 6 p.m. Free rabies vaccination for cats, dogs, ferrets. Scheduling for 30 minute intervals to follow social distancing. First come, first serve. Susquehanna SPCA, Rt. 28, Cooperstown. 607-547-4230 or visit sqspca.org/free-weekly-rabies-clinics/

 

Thursday,

December 3
MOBILE COACH – 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Stop by at mobile cancer screening coach for free mammograms, more for women over 40 with no insurance or underinsured. Next to Cherry Valley Post Office, 2 Genesee St., Cherry Valley. 1-888-345-0225 or visit www.bassett.org/services/cancer-care/cancer-screenings/mobile-cancer-screening-coach
RABIES CLINIC – 9 – Noon. Free rabies vaccination for cats, dogs, ferrets. Scheduling for 30 minute intervals to follow social distancing. First come, first serve. Susquehanna SPCA, Rt. 28, Cooperstown. 607-547-4230 or visit sqspca.org/free-weekly-rabies-clinics/
BLOOD DRIVE – 1 – 6 p.m. Donate blood, help save lives. South Wesleyan Church, 5300 St. Hwy. 23, Oneonta. 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org
AUTHOR SERIES – 2 p.m. Learn about the partnership between the Spokane Tribe of Indians of Northeast Washington, and The Spokane Indians baseball team. Free, registration for Zoom meeting required. Presented by The Baseball Hall of Fame. 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-voices-of-the-game-spokane-indians?date=0
VIRTUAL TOUR – 2 p.m. Zoom meeting featuring walk through of exhibit ‘Pete Souza: Two Presidents, One Photographer’ with photographer Kevin Gray featuring in-depth discussion and Q&A session. Free, registration required. Suggested donation $5. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
HOLIDAY EATING – 6 p.m. Fun webinar for holiday meal makers, celebrators, and eaters of any age. Learn tips/tricks to for a healthy & enjoyable holiday season. Free, registration required for Zoom meeting. Presented by Cornel Cooperative Extension of Schoharie & Otsego Counties. 518-234-4303 ext. 120 or visit cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2020/12/02/i-wish-you-a-healthy-holiday
HOLIDAY PARTY – 6:30 p.m. Hop online for interactive ‘Talk Show’ with OCCA staff. Features a guest ‘bartender’ to teach how to make a festive, educational ‘cocktail,’ OCCA partners discuss what they have coming in the new year. Presented by Otsego County Conservation Association. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/holiday-2020-programming/

 

Friday,

December 4
LANTERN TOUR – 3 p.m. Tour historic village in its winter finery while learning about history of Christmas, how it was celebrated in our area in the past, origin of Christmas trees, much more. Each tour limited to 8 people, leaves at 20 minute intervals to 8 p.m., face masks required. Dress warmly for 1 hour tour. Reservations required. Cost, $20/non-member. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1534 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org
ART IN THE DARK – 4:30 p.m. Tour museums galleries of folk art & fine art by Lantern Light with guides. Learn some of the mysterious, melancholy, untold stories behind the pieces & discover secrets with ultra-violet light. Limited to 8/tour. Cost, $14/non-member. Masks, pre-registration required. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
MUSICAL EXHIBITION – 6 p.m. Enjoy musical performance set to landscape paintings from the Arkell Museum. 518-673-2314 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar

FUNDRAISER – 7 p.m. Livesteam Montreal performance by Mustard’s Retreat, telling insightful and witty stories of from stupid frogs to wandering cadavers and everything in between. Free, donations accepted. Benefit for Earlville Opera House. 315-691-3550 or visit www.earlvilleoperahouse.com

 

Saturday,

December 5
CHRISTMAS DISPLAYS – Morning. Come view window displays styled after old fashioned commercial holiday windows. Created by artists and business owners in windows of empty store fronts to light up these dark times. Lights come on at 4:30 p.m. On view through February, 2021. Main St., Cherry Valley. Visit www.instagram.com/lightupcherryvalley/
CHRISTMAS CAROLS – 1 p.m. Enjoy great music by great musicians to put you in the holiday spirit. At the Gazebo on Main St., Cherry Valley. 607-264-3080 or visit www.facebook.com/cherryvalleyartworks/
LANTERN TOUR – 3 p.m. Tour historic village in its winter finery while learning about history of Christmas, how it was celebrated in our area in the past, origin of Christmas trees, much more. Each tour limited to 8 people, leaves at 20 minute intervals to 8 p.m., face masks required. Dress warmly for 1 hour tour. Reservations required. Cost, $20/non-member. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1534 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org
ART IN THE DARK – 4:30 p.m. Tour museums galleries of folk art & fine art by Lantern Light with guides. Learn some of the mysterious, melancholy, untold stories behind the pieces & discover secrets with ultra-violet light. Limited to 8/tour. Cost, $14/non-member. Masks, pre-registration required. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

 

Sunday,

December 6
SKILLS – Online. 2 courses available. Learn the basics of babysitting ($48) or Cat & Dog First Aid ($28). Online at your convenience. Presented by Oneonta YMCA. Contact mcook@oneontaymca.com or visit www.oneontaymca.org/main/american-red-cross/ for info.
SUNDAY SERIES – 3 – 4 p.m. Friends of the Village Library presents ‘From Antebellum to Anti-Racism: Redirecting Your Down South Tourism’ featuring Sydney Waller discussing sites to include on a Civil Rights themed trip through the American South. Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/