Otsego County Events Calendar

‘HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO’

Calendar Of Events

For Otsego County,

Cooperstown, Oneonta

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Ongoing Events

VOICES OF THE PANDEMIC – Listen to a series of interviews from local residents, politicians, educators, doctors, non-profits, and many more about the COVID-19 Pandemic. The collection was completed in June, 2021 and is available to the public for free on the GOHS website. Visit oneontahistory.org to listen.

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. 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.

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,

October 22
TURKEY DINNER – 5 p.m. Enjoy a homecooked Roast Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings (including pies), and support a local church. Take-out only, reservations required, donation basis. Deadline 10/12. Middlefield Baptist Church, 121 Rezen Rd., Middlefield. Call Sue at 607-264-8042 for reservations.
GHOST TOURS – 5:30 p.m. Join eerie lantern lit tour through the historic village to lean about the young ghost at the Bump Tavern, the mysterious early morning strikes on the anvil at the blacksmiths, and other ‘Things That Go Bump In The Night.’ 6 tours/night. For social distancing 8 people/tour. Reservation required. Recommended for people aged 10+. Cost, $17/non-member. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607) 547-1456 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org
GHOST TOUR – 6 – 7:30 p.m. Take guided lantern tour through 200 year old mansion full of spooky stories and restless souls. Cost, $20/adult. Extended walking and stair climbing is part of the tour. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd., Cooperstown 607-547-5098 or visit hydehall.org
THEATER – 8 p.m. The Afton Community Theater and Tri-Town Theater presents new Broadway hit musical ‘A Bronx Tale’ based on the book by Chazz Palminteri. Follows a boy who must navigate the bronx between the gangsters, his father, and finding young love. General admission, $13. Community Cultural Center, 1 Bridge St., Sidney. Visit tritown.booktix.com for tickets.

 

Saturday,

October 23
DAFFODILS – All Day. Gather with friends, family, clubs, and others to plant Daffodils in the park with the Rotary Club. Huntington Park, Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org
VACCINE CLINIC – 8:15 – 11:30 a.m. Established Bassett patients aged 18+ are invited to receive either a flu shot or the COVID-19 vaccine. Bassett Family Medicine, Ste 9 , 739 Rt. 28, Southside Oneonta. 607-431-1015 or visit www.bassett.org/news/upcoming-patient-flu-covid-19-vaccine-clinics?fbclid=IwAR2EO0lOO1CmH3CIQRMxsPIGqKRbgmWC2oaJ6IRFYWG1iC5EyBWDAK6INqE
FLU CLINIC – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Established Bassett patients aged 18+ are invited to drive-thru flu vaccination event. No appointment necessary. By the outpatient building, Bassett Medical Center, 1 Atwell Dr., Cooperstown. 607-547-7973 or visit www.bassett.org/events/2021/10/drive-through-flu-shot-clinic-bassett-medical-center-0
EDUCATION – 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Learn about the most recent discoveries, updates, and research on Huntington’s Disease. The presentations will cover everything from family planning information, treatments, to financial planning information. Free, registration for Zoom meeting required. Presented by The Albany Chapter of the Huntington’s disease Society of America. Visit albany.hdsa.org for info.
PAPER SHREDDING – 10 a.m. – Noon. Bring your confidential papers for secure shredding with Confidata. Up to 5 boxes/household. Declutter the office before the winter blues strike. Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
EXHIBIT DISCUSSION – 10:30 a.m. Hop online for live event featuring author/illustrator Marc Brown, creator of beloved series ‘Arthur.’ Brown will be discussing his popular character, reading from his books, and answering questions from the audience. Suggested donation $15, registration required. Presented by The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
OPERA – 12:55 p.m. View live performance of the Metropolitan Opera, streaming live in Oneonta. This week is the performance of ‘Fire Shut Up In My Bones’ by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, about a young mans journey to overcome a life of trauma and hardship. Cost, $20/adult. Lunch available for purchase separately from Soda Jerks. Showing at the Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit www.foothillspac.org
RIDE & WALK – 1 – 4 p.m. Join Otsego County Conservation Association for a guided train ride and nature walk through the Lackawanna Trail Park. Begins with a ride on the historic narrow-gauge train at the Lackawanna Trail Park’s South Columbia train followed by the nature walk to enjoy fall foliage, the great cedar swamp and more. Feel free to bring binoculars, water, snacks, and to dress for the weather. Parking at Newark Milk & Cream Co. building, 167 McKoons Rd., Richfield Springs. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/ride-and-walk-lackawanna-trail-park/
HALLOWEEN PARTY – 2 p.m. Celebrate Halloween at the ice cream parlor with spooky music, Halloween inspired ice cream flavors, and the childrens costume contest. Any child in costume will receive a free kiddie ice cream. Polar Bear Homemade Ice Cream, 5212 St. Hwy. 28 S, Oneonta. 607-432-0901 or visit www.facebook.com/Polar-Bear-Homemade-Ice-Cream-More-538187663021144/
LIFESKILLS – 4 – 6 p.m. Teens are invited to learn to cook with Lynn. Menu posted to FB. Seating limited, reservations required. Presented by The Oneonta Teen Center. 50 Dietz St., Oneonta. 607 441 3999 or visit www.facebook.com/oneonta.teencenter
BENEFIT DINNER – 5 – 8 p.m. Enjoy delicious pasta dinner featuring homemade bolongnese, alfredo and other sauces to help a local women battling against breast cancer. Cost, $10/plate. Anything extra will help toward costs not covered by insurance. The Black Barn, 3522 Co. Hwy. 11, Cooperstown.
PUMPKIN PAINTING – 5 – 7 p.m. Join the Cooperstown Police Department for a fun evening painting pumpkins for Halloween and other make & take crafts. Supplies provided on a first come, first serve basis. To be followed by a movie featuring ‘The Boy Who Lived’ at 7. Come in costume with cozy clothes and blankets. Presented by The Cooperstown Village Library at Lake Front Park, Cooperstown. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
GHOST TOURS – 5:30 p.m. Join eerie lantern lit tour through the historic village to lean about the young ghost at the Bump Tavern, the mysterious early morning strikes on the anvil at the blacksmiths, and other ‘Things That Go Bump In The Night.’ 6 tours/night. For social distancing 8 people/tour. Reservation required. Recommended for people aged 10+. Cost, $17/non-member. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607) 547-1456 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org
GHOST TOUR – 6 – 7:30 p.m. Take guided lantern tour through 200 year old mansion full of spooky stories and restless souls. Cost, $20/adult. Extended walking and stair climbing is part of the tour. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd., Cooperstown 607-547-5098 or visit hydehall.org
SYMPHONY – 7 p.m. The Catskill Symphony Orchestra returns after a nearly 2 year hiatus. The first concert will be titled ‘Archissimo’ and will feature evergreens of the string orchestra reqertoire from MOZART Serenata Notturna, to BARTÓK Romanian Folk Dances. Health guidelines will be followed. Cost is $32/adult. Foothills Performing Art Center, Oneonta. Visit catskillsymphonyorchestra.org
THEATER – 8 p.m. The Afton Community Theater and Tri-Town Theater presents new Broadway hit musical ‘A Bronx Tale’ based on the book by Chazz Palminteri. Follows a boy who must navigate the bronx between the gangsters, his father, and finding young love. General admission, $13. Community Cultural Center, 1 Bridge St., Sidney. Visit tritown.booktix.com for tickets.

 

Sunday,

October 24
PUMPKIN GLOW – 6 – 7 p.m. Bring your best Jack-O-Lanter for display on the step of the village library. There will be spooky decorations inside and out, fall treats, and Bruce Markusen telling frightening (but kid friendly) local ghost stories. Everyone is invited. Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com
THEATER – 7 p.m. The Afton Community Theater and Tri-Town Theater presents new Broadway hit musical ‘A Bronx Tale’ based on the book by Chazz Palminteri. Follows a boy who must navigate the bronx between the gangsters, his father, and finding young love. General admission, $13. Community Cultural Center, 1 Bridge St., Sidney. Visit tritown.booktix.com for tickets.

 

Tuesday,

October 26
VOICES OF THE GAME – 2 p.m. Join former player, analyst, and broadcaster Carlos Peña to discuss the Hall’s latest YouTube series ‘HOF Connections.’ Free, registration required. Presented by The Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-voices-of-the-game-carlos-pena?date=0
AUDITIONS – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Women aged 20s – 60s are invited to audition for comedy play ‘Always A Bridesmaid’ about the wedding day tests and triumphs of the brides 4 friends-for-life. Produced by Out of the Woodwork Players. Show to be performed March 18, 19, & 20. Bainbridge Town Hall Theater, 15 N. Main St., Banbridge. 607-563-2582 or visit www.facebook.com/OWPTheatre/
PALEONTOLOGY – 7 p.m. WSKG presents panel of eminent women paleontologist in ‘Daring to Dig: Women in Paleontology’ where they discuss their experiences of rising through the then male dominated profession, and encouraging the girls of today to enter the field and follow their dreams. Online only program complementing the exhibit ‘Daring to Dig: Women in American Paleontology’ on display at the Museum of the Earth in Ithaca. Hosted by WSKG on YouTube. Visit www.facebook.com/OneontaWorldofLearning/

 

Wednesday,

October 27
NUTRITION – 11:30 a.m. Seniors are invited for 1-hour nutrition class where instructor will teach the ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of healthy eating. Will include time to cook up a sample recipe to share. Free, fun, interactive, and supportive. Registration required. Springfield Library, 129 Co. Rd. 29A, Springfield. 315-858-5802 or visit libraries.4cls.org/springfield/
TRAP SHOOT – 1 & 6 p.m. Bring out your shotgun and shells for fun afternoon and evening trapshoot. (Weather permitting). Cost, $1/round. Please follow all firearm regulations. Crumhorn Rod & Gun Club, 574 Crumhorn Lake Rd., Maryland. 607-638-9379 or visit www.facebook.com/crumhornrodandgunclub/
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS – 6 p.m. Join the Young Professionals Network for an interest meeting. Learn what they do, how you can participate, more. Pre-registration required. Visit www.facebook.com/TheOtsegoCountyChamber/
TRUNK OR TREAT – 6 – 8 p.m. Decorate the trunk of your car and get ready to hand out candy for the kids. Parents, bring the kids to collect candy and enjoy the decorated car trunks at the parking lot of The Oneonta Boys and Girls Club, 70 River St., Oneonta. 607-432-1133 or visit www.facebook.com/OneontaBoysAndGirlsClub/
AUDITIONS – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Women aged 20s – 60s are invited to audition for comedy play ‘Always A Bridesmaid’ about the wedding day tests and triumphs of the brides 4 friends-for-life. Produced by Out of the Woodwork Players. Show to be performed March 18, 19, & 20. Bainbridge Town Hall Theater, 15 N. Main St., Banbridge. 607-563-2582 or visit www.facebook.com/OWPTheatre/
ART IN THE DARK – 6:30 & 7:30 p.m. Tour museums galleries of folk & 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 10/tour. Cost, $15/non-member. Masks, pre-registration required. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

 

Thursday,

October 28
SENIOR LUNCH – Noon. The Otsego County Office for the Aging invites residents aged 60+ for a delicious lunch of shepherds pie, salad, and brownie. Must call 24+ hours in advance. Suggested donation $3.50. Milford United Methodist Church, 113 N. Main St., Milford. 607-547-6454 or visit www.facebook.com/otsegocountyOFA/
HORROR IN THE MUSEUM – 6 – 8 p.m. The public is invited for fun evening of spooky readings and performances by Hartwick students, faculty and staff. Free, open to the public, refreshments will be available. All participants must wear masks and be vaccinated. Yager Museum of Art and Culture, Hartwick College, Oneonta. 607-431-4480 or visit www.facebook.com/yagermuseum/
ART IN THE DARK – 6:30 & 7:30 p.m. Tour museums galleries of folk & 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 10/tour. Cost, $15/non-member. Masks, pre-registration required. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

 

Friday,

October 29
RUMMAGE SALE – 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Stop by to find mens/women clothing, housewares, books, and more at reasonable prices. Will also have a Bag sale starting at 4 p.m. Church of Christ Uniting, 22 Church St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-1553 or visit rschurchofchristuniting.com
GHOST TOURS – 5:30 p.m. Join eerie lantern lit tour through the historic village to lean about the young ghost at the Bump Tavern, the mysterious early morning strikes on the anvil at the blacksmiths, and other ‘Things That Go Bump In The Night.’ 6 tours/night. For social distancing 8 people/tour. Reservation required. Recommended for people aged 10+. Cost, $17/non-member. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607) 547-1456 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org
PUMPKIN GLOW – 6 – 7:30 p.m. Take a stroll through the park, lit by Jack-O-Lanterns on the Friday before Halloween. Admire the creativity of your neighbors and vote on your favorite. Carved pumpkins must be dropped off before 5 p.m. The theme this year is ‘your favorite spooky story.’ Participants receive prizes for the People’s Choice Award and the best pumpkin that fits this the theme, and a chance to win a $50 gift card. You can also request a free pumpkin to carve and display in the park. Huntington Park, Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/
TRUNK OR TREAT – 6 – 7:30 p.m. Bring the kids out to trick-or-treat through a parking lot of decorated trunks and enter to win a prize in the basket raffle. Richfield Springs Central School, 93 W. Main St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-0610 or visit www.facebook.com/RichfieldCSD/
GHOST TOUR – 6 – 7:30 p.m. Take guided lantern tour through 200 year old mansion full of spooky stories and restless souls. Cost, $20/adult. Extended walking and stair climbing is part of the tour. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd., Cooperstown 607-547-5098 or visit hydehall.org

 

Saturday,

October 30
VIRTUAL TOUR – 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Get the family together to explore the exhibit ‘Believe in Yourself: What We Learned From Arthur.’ See original illustrations spanning the career of Marc Brown, the creator of the Arthur Adventure Book series which became the popular television show ‘Arthur.’ See his pencil drawings, learn about the storyboarding process, and see clips from an interview. Free, registration required. Suggested donation, $10. Presented by The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
TRICK OR TREAT – Noon. Kids are invited to join Destination Oneonta to trick or treat at participating businesses and then be wowed by the Ghoulies and Ghosties of the Halloween Parade. Main Street, Oneonta. 607-432-2941 or visit www.facebook.com/DestinationOneonta/
AUDITIONS – 2 – 4 p.m. Women aged 20s – 60s are invited to audition for comedy play ‘Always A Bridesmaid’ about the wedding day tests and triumphs of the brides 4 friends-for-life. Produced by Out of the Woodwork Players. Show to be performed March 18, 19, & 20. Bainbridge Town Hall Theater, 15 N. Main St., Banbridge. 607-563-2582 or visit www.facebook.com/OWPTheatre/
SPIRIT STROLL – 3 p.m. Tour the Hartwick Cemetery with the Hartwick Historical Society and learn the history, legends, and lore of the Town of Hartwick. Appropriate for all ages, lasts approx. 40 minutes. Hartwick Cemetery. For info, e-mail theclerkisin@gmail.com
TRUNK OR TREAT – 3 – 5 p.m. Bring the kids out for safe trick-or-treating, a halloween parade, photo ops, and the costume and trunk decoration contests. Free. Call to reserve a parking space if displaying a trunk. Parking Lot, Laurens Central School, 55 Main St., Laurens. 607-287-8623.
LIFESKILLS – 4 – 6 p.m. Teens are invited to learn to cook with Lynn. Menu posted to FB. Seating limited, reservations required. Presented by The Oneonta Teen Center. 50 Dietz St., Oneonta. 607 441 3999 or visit www.facebook.com/oneonta.teencenter
HUSKY TREAT TRAIL – 4:30 – 6 p.m. Bring the youngsters to walk the trail in costume to collect candy and other treats. Town Park, Hartwick. For info e-mail theclerkisin@gmail.com
GHOST TOURS – 5:30 p.m. Join eerie lantern lit tour through the historic village to lean about the young ghost at the Bump Tavern, the mysterious early morning strikes on the anvil at the blacksmiths, and other ‘Things That Go Bump In The Night.’ 6 tours/night. For social distancing 8 people/tour. Reservation required. Recommended for people aged 10+. Cost, $17/non-member. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607) 547-1456 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org
GHOST TOUR – 6 – 7:30 p.m. Take guided lantern tour through 200 year old mansion full of spooky stories and restless souls. Cost, $20/adult. Extended walking and stair climbing is part of the tour. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd., Cooperstown 607-547-5098 or visit hydehall.org

 

Sunday,

October 31
Halloween!
CLOSING – Last day of the Hyde Hall season.
FACE PAINTING – 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Get your face painted for this Halloween weekend by Shannon Dzikas. Full face is $8. Half or simple design, $5. The Art Dept., 8 Main St., Cherry Valley. Visit www.facebook.com/Theartdeptny
CELEBRATION – 3:30 – 5 p.m. Bring the kids in costume for a trick-or-treat adventure with candy and hall of fame trivia. Outside the Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/events/halloween-celebration-2021?date=0
DEADLINE – 5 p.m. Last day to order quality bird seed and support the Delaware Otsego Audubon Society. Pick up on 11/13. Call 607-397-3815 or visit www.facebook.com/DelawareOtsegoAudubonSociety/ for info.
GHOST TOUR – 6 – 7:30 p.m. Take guided lantern tour through 200 year old mansion full of spooky stories and restless souls. Cost, $20/adult. Extended walking and stair climbing is part of the tour. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd., Cooperstown 607-547-5098 or visit hydehall.org