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. Muller Plaza, Main St, Oneonta. Info, www.oneontafarmersmarket.com

COOPERSTOWN FARMERS MARKET – Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Tuesday Market (June-September) 3 – 7 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/

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 – Daily Conference call at 2 p.m. 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. 425-436-6360 access code 422932.

ART EXHIBIT ONLINE – Submit works of art created during this time of Social Distancing to online exhibit by Cooperstown Art Association. Visit www.cooperstownart.com

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.

SCAVENGER HUNT – July 1 – August 31. Youths and families are invited to participate in 2020 Historic Oneonta’s Main Street Architectural Detail Scavenger Hunt. Search for architectural details on Main Street Oneonta and tell the Oneonta History Center about them. A great lead in to upcoming exhibit ‘Building Blocks Of A City: 100 Years of Architecture In Oneonta.’ Visit www.oneontahistory.org/upcomingevents.htm for info.

 

Friday,

August 7
VIRTUAL THEATER – Enjoy past productions recorded live from the Glimmerglobe theater. Showing ‘Othello’ performed 2018. To be preceeded by conversation ‘Speak of Me as I Am: Examining Race in Othello’ featuring Omonike Akinyemi (who starred as Othello 2018) & other cast members. The Fenimore Art Museum. www.facebook.com/fenimoreartmuseum/
ART EXHIBIT – 4 – 7 p.m. Stop at airy gallery to view exhibit by local artist ‘George Hymas: Spontaneous & Deliberate. ’ Hymas uses visionary, colorful sculpture from castoffs like construction debris, twisted trees, spent bullets, more. The Art Garage, middle bay, 689 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. 607-547-5327 or visit www.facebook.com/TheArtGarageCooperstown/
ESCAPE GAME – 5:30 p.m. Join resident Game Master and your friends for fun quest to escape imaginary Witches Hut. Solve puzzles to escape, cure the poison mushrooms you and your party have consumed. Available to 4 County Library System Users only. Presented by Huntington Memorial Library. Visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/
MUSIC ON MAIN – 6 – 8 p.m. Get outside to enjoy a live performance by local band Hanzolo, a 7 piece band whose songs are dance-ably fun with thoughtful lyrics and a bright horn section. Pioneer Park, Main St., Cooperstown. Visit www.wearecooperstown.com/free-fridays/ for info.

 

Saturday,

August 8
OTSEGO LAKE MEETING – 9 – 10 a.m. Join open virtual meeting to discuss the state of the lake, the invasive species present, much more with the Otsego Lake Association. Visit www.otsegolakeassociation.org to participate.

ONEONTA FARMERS MARKET – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Find locally produced food, crafts, more. For safety, please wash hands frequently, maintain social distancing. Preorder and pick-up is available. Muller Plaza, Main St, Oneonta. Info, www.oneontafarmersmarket.com
COOPERSTOWN FARMERS MARKET – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Find food, crafts and more by local growers, artisans. All patrons are requested to wash hands before entering, maintain social distance. Preorder and pickup available. 101 Main St., Pioneer Alley, Cooperstown. Rain or shine. Info, www.facebook.com/CooperstownFarmersMarket/
RADIO CONCERT SERIES – 10 a.m. Enjoy performances from 2019 Honest Brook Summer Music Festival this summer. This week listen to violinist Randall Goosby and pianist Zhu Wang perform works by Debussy, Straus, others on WSKG or channel 105.9 on the radio. Visit www.facebook.com/Honest-Brook-Music-Festival-115728758479086/ for info.

ESCAPE GAME – 1 p.m. Join resident Game Master and your friends for fun quest to escape imaginary Witches Hut. Solve puzzles to escape, cure the poison mushrooms you and your party have consumed. Available to 4 County Library System Users only. Presented by Huntington Memorial Library. Visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/
LECTURE – 1 – 2 p.m. Learn about the coronation of Nicholas II Alexandra Fedorovna of Russia through the vestments worn by the clergy. Includes discussion of the meanings of the designs, the international press coverage of the ceremony, the makers of the cloth, and conclude by tracing the fates of these and other Russian vestments after 1917. Registration required. Presented by The Russian History Museum, Jordanville. Visit www.russianhistorymuseum.org for info.

LIFE SKILLS – 4 – 6 p.m. Teens learn everything from laundry to banking & budgeting with Lynn of the Oneonta Teen Center. Located at The Sol Center, 50 Dietz St., Oneonta. 607-441-3999 or visit www.facebook.com/oneonta.teencenter
DINE ON MAIN – 4:30 p.m. Enjoy a socially distanced evening out. Enjoy diner and support local businesses on Main Street Oneonta.

 

Sunday,

August 9
FARMER’S MARKET – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Stop by for crafts & produce by local farmers and artisans. 3909 St. Hwy. 28, Curry Park, Milford. 607-287-2460 or visit www.facebook.com/groups/2048911982045357/
FARMER’S MARKET – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Come out for farm fresh produce, crafts by local artisans for sale in the fresh air & sunshine. For your, others safetyt, please obey all guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic. Franklin Farmer’s Market, 15 Institute St., Franklin. 615-592-1337 or visit franklinlocal.org/farmers-market/
PADDLE & PULL – 1 – 4 p.m. Enjoy fun socially distanced day to help pull up Water Chestnut stump portion of Goodyear Lake. Personal watercraft allowed, rentals available. Registration required. Meet at Fishing Access Site, St. Hwy. 28, Portlandville. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/paddle-and-pull-silver-lake-4/
SUNDAY SERIES – 1 – 3 p.m. Learn about the Women’s Suffrage movement in Otsego County with Sharon Stuart. Learn about the 3 visits of Susan B. Anthony to Otsego County. The Swart-Wilcox House Musuem, Wilcox Ave., Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/SwartWilcoxHouseMuseum/ for schedule updates.

 

Monday,

August 10
PHOTOGRAPHY – 10 a.m. – Noon. Fun 3 day virtual photography class for children aged 9-12. Requires a webcam and internet connection to participate. Presented by Fenimore Art Museum. Visit www.facebook.com/fenimoreartmuseum/ for info.

 

Tuesday,

August 11

STORYTIME – 10 a.m. Join Miss Kathryn for Facebook Live storytime featuring stories, songs, fun activities based around Birds & Bugs with Huntington Memorial Library. All ages welcome. Visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/ for info.
ASK AN EXPERT – 3 p.m. Learn all about how curators create an exhibit, from brainstorming and goals to storytelling and understanding the audience. Free, registration for Zoom conference required. Presented by The Baseball Hall of Fame. Visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-ask-the-expert-exhibits-1?date=0 for info.

 

Wednesday,

August 12
MINI LESSON – Noon. Take 10 minutes to learn a skill, craft, or lesson. This week, Thanksgiving Address with Mike Tarbell. Presented By The Iroquois Indian Museum. Visit www.facebook.com/iroquoismuseum/ for info.
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/
CONSERVATION – 2 – 3 p.m. Learn about invasive Japanese Knotweed, from its natural history to why it’s so good at taking over everything from roadsides to backyards. Free Zoom conference hosted by Otsego County Conservation Association. Visit occainfo.org/calendar/knot-your-ordinary-weed/ for info.
AUTHOR SERIES – 7 – 8 p.m. Join Zoom meeting with local author Alice Lichtenstein whose latest book ‘The Crime Of Being’ is nominated for a Pullitzer prize. Talk followed by Q&A session. Presented by Huntington Memorial Library. Visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/ for info.

 

Thursday,

August 13
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 – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Donate blood, help save lives. Community Bible Chapel, 577 Greenough Rd., Cooperstown. 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org
CURATOR SPOTLIGHT – 2 p.m. Discover new exhibit ‘Is This Heaven’ highlighting film ‘Field of Dream’ and exploring its inspiration and legacy in American culture. Free, registration for Zoom conference required. Hosted by The Baseball Hall of Fame. Visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-curator-spotlight-if-you-build-it?date=0 for info.
TOWN HALL – 5:30 p.m. Discuss treatment of the incarcerated with activist, minister Helen Prejean who wrote ‘Dead Man Walking’ about the inmates on Death Row she spiritually advised, and Teresa A. Miller who helped rewrite the Standards on the Legal Status of Prisoners. Hosted by The Glimmerglass Festival. Visit glimmerglass.org/events/town-hall-prejean-miller/ for info.
BIRD CHAT – 7 p.m. New to birding, sign up to chat with experience birders of the Delaware Otsego Audubon Society. Bring your questions and observations for virtual discussion. Visit www.facebook.com/DelawareOtsegoAudubonSociety/ for details.
CONCERT SERIES – 7 – 9 p.m. Live From The Park, Oneonta Summer Concert series to feature band The Country Express performing live online. Visit www.facebook.com/oneontarec/ for info.

 

Friday,

August 14
THEATER – Templeton Players present ‘An Evening of Fairytales and Fables.’ Fenimore Art Museum. www.facebook.com/fenimoreartmuseum/
MUSIC ON MAIN – Noon – 1:30 p.m. Get outside to enjoy a live performance by performer Will Walker. Pioneer Park, Main St., Cooperstown. Visit www.wearecooperstown.com/free-fridays/ for info.

 

Saturday,

August 15
ART BY THE LAKE – Annual art exhibit goes virtual. View artworks celebrating Otsego Lake presented by The Fenimore Art Museum online at www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
ONEONTA FARMERS MARKET – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Find locally produced food, crafts, more. For safety, please wash hands frequently, maintain social distancing. Preorder and pick-up is available. Muller Plaza, Main St, Oneonta. Info, www.oneontafarmersmarket.com
COOPERSTOWN FARMERS MARKET – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Find food, crafts and more by local growers, artisans. All patrons are requested to wash hands before entering, maintain social distance. Preorder and pickup available. 101 Main St., Pioneer Alley, Cooperstown. Rain or shine. Info, www.facebook.com/CooperstownFarmersMarket/
ART FEST – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Art By The Lake 13th annual juried art exhibit celebrating relationship between artists and landscape. Features artist demonstrations, food by Origins Cafe, music, more. Lake front Lawn, Fenimore Art Museum, Coopersotwn. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
LIFE SKILLS – 4 – 6 p.m. Teens learn everything from laundry to banking & budgeting with Lynn of the Oneonta Teen Center. Located at The Sol Center, 50 Dietz St., Oneonta. 607-441-3999 or visit www.facebook.com/oneonta.teencenter
DINE ON MAIN – 4:30 p.m. Enjoy a socially distanced evening out. Enjoy diner and support local businesses on Main Street Oneonta.

 

Sunday,

August 16
FARMER’S MARKET – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Stop by for crafts & produce by local farmers and artisans. 3909 St. Hwy. 28, Curry Park, Milford. 607-287-2460 or visit www.facebook.com/groups/2048911982045357/
FARMER’S MARKET – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Come out for farm fresh produce, crafts by local artisans for sale in the fresh air & sunshine. For your, others safetyt, please obey all guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic. Franklin Farmer’s Market, 15 Institute St., Franklin. 615-592-1337 or visit franklinlocal.org/farmers-market/
PADDLE & PULL – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Enjoy fun socially distanced day to help pull up Water Chestnut & European Frog Bit from scenic lake. Canoes & Kayaks will be provided, outside craft not permitted. Registration required. Silver Lake, Silver Lake Rd., New Berlin. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/paddle-and-pull-silver-lake-3/
PADDLE & PULL – 1 – 4 p.m. Enjoy fun socially distanced day to help pull up Water Chestnut & European Frog Bit from scenic lake. Canoes & Kayaks will be provided, outside craft not permitted. Registration required. Silver Lake, Silver Lake Rd., New Berlin. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/paddle-and-pull-silver-lake-4/
SUNDAY SERIES – 1 – 3 p.m. Learn about River Street with Bob Brzowski of the Greater Oneonta Historical Society, S.S. Van Dine with Crime Novelist and journalist Libby Cudmore, and Philo Vance with Rev Hunter at The Swart-Wilcox House Musuem, Wilcox Ave., Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/SwartWilcoxHouseMuseum/ for schedule updates.
BIRD WATCHING – 7 – 8 p.m. Learn the basics of birding as a hobby with Delaware-Otsego Audubon. Free, open to public. Visit doas.us/event/beginning-bird-photography-chat-part-1-your-camera-and-accessories/ for info.

 

Monday,

August 17
BLOOD DRIVE – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Donate blood, help save lives. Registration required. Main Street Baptist Church, Briggs Hall, 333 Main St., Oneonta. 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org