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.

 

Tuesday,

December 4
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/

ANNUAL LECTURE – 7 p.m. Annual Richard Siegfried Lecture featuring Andrew Bottomley presenting “Voices From Below: Audio Storytelling and the Politics of Experience.” Free, open to public. Followed by dessert reception. Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2902174
WINTER CONCERT – 7 p.m. Oneonta Middle School students present winter concert. Auditorium, Oneonta High School, 31 Center St., Oneonta. 607-433-8200 or visit www.oneontacsd.org

 

Wednesday

December 5
DISCUSSION GROUP – 3 – 5 p.m. Discuss current events. Cooperstown Village Library. Call 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
RABIES CLINIC – 4 – 6 p.m. Bring pets to be vaccinated or to receive their 3-year booster shot with Dr. Puritz. Susquehanna Animal Shelter, 4841 St. Rt. 28, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-8111 or visit susquehannaanimalshelter.org/2018-otsego-county-free-rabies-clinics/
CRAFT NIGHT – 6 p.m. Bring sweater, winter apparel to make ugly for those holiday parties/contests. Materials, wearable electronics provided. Roots Brewing Company, 175 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/
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.
POETRY SLAM – 8 – 10:30 p.m. Open mic open to 10 students followed by featured slam poet Julian Randall, author of ‘Refuse’ (winner of 2017 Cave Canem Poetry Prize), founder of Afrolatinx poetry collective ‘Piel Cafe,’ more. Free, open to public. Waterfront room, Hunt College Union, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2675035

 

Thursday,

December 6
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 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar
TREE LIGHTING – 5 – 8 p.m. Celebrate the season at annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony featuring music, vendors, kids activities, dancing, Santa, more. Muller Plaza, Oneonta. 607-432-2941 or visit www.facebook.com/DestinationOneonta/
SOLAR PRESENTATION – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Learn about benefits of Community Shared Solar! Includes food, refreshments, raffle for $50 gift card to local restaurant. Best Western 50 Commons Dr., Cooperstown. 607-241-0125 or visit solstice.us
YARN CLUB – 6 – 7:30 p.m. Knitter, Crocheter’s of all skill levels meet to work on projects. Accompanied youths welcome. The Study, Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/
CHORAL CONCERT – 6:30 p.m. Choral performance by grades 5-12. Gilbertsville-Mount Upton Central School, 693 St. Hwy. 51, Gilbertsville. 607-783-2207 or visit www.gmucsd.org
WINTER CONCERT – 7 p.m. Elementary students perform musical selections for winter concert. Auditorium, Cooperstown High School. 607-547-8181 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org
THEOLOGY – 7 p.m. Enjoy beer, wine, non-alcoholic drink, discussion, God, more. Be prepared for different religions, perspectives, experiences, more. Alex’s Bistro, 149 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9371 or visit www.facebook.com/ctownfirstbaptist/

 

Friday,

December 7
AUCTION – 2 p.m. CNY Beef producer teleauction featuring opportunity to purchase fall feeder calves. Cornell Cooperative Extension, 123 Lake St., Cooperstown. 607-547-2536 ext. 226 or visit cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2016/10/14/central-new-york-beef-producers-fall-feeder-calf-sale
VISIT SANTA – 3 – 6 p.m. Visit & Take pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus. Santa’s Cottage, Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. 607-547-9983 or visit cooperstownchamber.org/santas-house-in-cooperstown/
LADIES NIGHT – 5 – 9 p.m. Night out features mini-makeovers, massages, food, drink for free. Make a purchase, 10% of proceeds to be donated to local charity of shoppers choice. Beekman 1802, 187 Main St., Sharon Springs. 888-801-1802 or visit beekman1802.com/events/
HOUSE & HOME EXHIBIT – 5 p.m. 2D, 3D work depicting, derived from dwellings showing conjunction, distinction between house & home. Curated by Jason Kates van Staveren with works by many artists. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/event/art-exhibit-house-and-home/?instance_id=1063
EXHIBIT RECEPTION – 5 p.m. Celebrate annual Juried Art Show: Art of New York. Features works in wood-fired stoneware, black and white infrared photography, and encaustic, oil, acrylic, and pastel paintings. Juror, exhibiting artists in attendance. Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. 518-673-2314 x 110 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar
FUNDRAISER – 6 p.m. Enjoy Cat Yoga with Lisa Brown and Susquehanna SPCA. All proceeds to Susquehanna SPCA. Suggested donation, $10. Bring your own mat. First Baptist Church, 21 Elm St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9371 or visit www.facebook.com/ctownfirstbaptist/
HOLIDAY PARADE – 6 p.m. Parade of Lights. Sharon Springs Chamber of Commerce. 518-860-5513 or visit sharonspringschamber.com
FILM SCREENING – 6:30 & 9 p.m. Showing “Smallfoot.” Cost, $3. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2606390
THEATER – 7 – 10 p.m. Decker Ballet School presents “The Nutcracker” as performed by The Fokine Ballet Company. Tickets available. Goodrich Theater, SUNY Oneonta. 607-432-6290 or visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2871885
FILM SERIES – 7 p.m. Discrimination Matters presents “Rent” followed by open discussion. Free, open to public. Light snacks available, or bring your own. Waterfront Room, Hunt College Union, SUNY Oneonta. oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2747308
CONTRADANCE – 7:30 p.m. Fun social dance with music by Ms. Marty & her Smokin’ Good Band. Peter Stix will call. Arrive at 7:15 for introduction to steps. Admission, $8/adult. First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. 607-547-8164 or visit otsegodancesociety.blogspot.com
HOLIDAY REVUE – 7:30 p.m. 2nd annual revue features music, cash bar, light hors d’oeuvres, more presented by Klinkhart Hall. Ticket’s, $40/person. Limited seating. Stone House, 123 Pavilion Ave., Sharon Springs. 518-284-2067 or visit www.facebook.com/SharonSpringsChamber
THEATER – 8 p.m. Catskill Community Players present Souther Fried, Yuletide comedy “Christmas Belles.” Tickets, $18. Wieting Theater, 168 Main St., Worcester. 607-433-2089 or visit catskillplayers.org

 

Saturday,

December 8
HOLIDAY BREAKFAST – 8 a.m. – Noon. Parent Teacher Association holds holiday pancake breakfast and Marketplace. Cafeteria, Cooperstown Elementary School. 607-547-8181 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org
ORNAMENTS – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Bring the kids to make paper ornaments. Cooperstown Farmers Market, Pioneer St. Cooperstown. 607-547-6195 or visit www.facebook.com/CooperstownFarmersMarket/

HOLIDAY BAZAAR – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Support local vendors, get Christmas shopping done, find your next book at Scholastic Book Fair. Oneonta Christian Academy, 158 River St., Oneonta. 607-432-0383 or visit www.facebook.com/oneontaca/
SEWING CLINIC – 9 a.m. – Noon. Beginners workshop teaches ages 8+ about parts of sewing machine, practice sewing, safety rules, make star for holiday gift or decoration, more. Cost, $3/person for materials. Bring sewing machine if you have one. Space limited, registration required. Cornell Cooperative Extension, 123 Lake St., Cooperstown. 607-547-2536 or visit cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2018/12/08/4-h-sewing-clinic-otsego-county
HOLIDAY CELEBRATION – 9 a.m. Enjoy 8th annual pancake breakfast with all the trimmings. Cost, $10/adult. Van Alstyne Homestead & Museum, 42 Moyer St., Canajoharie. Visit www.facebook.com/VanAlstyneHomestead
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 or visit www.facebook.com/DestinationOneonta/
POP-UP SHOP – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Find books, one of a kind gifts, quilts by local artisans, textiles, more. Kent Administration Center, Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass St. Prk. Road, Springfield. 607-547-5098 or visit hydehall.org/event/book-and-gift-shop-holiday-pop-up-store/
CHRISTMAS MOVIE – 10 – 11:30 a.m. Bring kids to watch classic film “How The Grinch Stole Christmas.” Richfield Springs Public Library, 102 Main St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-0230 or visit www.facebook.com/Richfield-Springs-Public-Library-1068210423236404/
OPEN HOUSES – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Annual Christmas event featuring door prizes, goodies, relaxed shopping, unique gifts, more at Cherry Valley businesses. Main St., Cherry Valley. 607-264-3100 or visit www.cherryvalleychamber.org/Upcoming_Events.html
MUSEUM CHRISTMAS – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Celebrate Christmas at the Fort with Colonial Christmas music, book fair featuring local authors, holiday shopping, free tours. Free admission. Fort Plain Museum, 389 Canal St., Fort Plain. 518-774-5669 or visit www.fortplainmuseum.com
VICTORIAN HOLIDAY – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate the holidays in the Victorian style. Main St., Sharon Springs. 518-860-5513 or visit sharonspringschamber.com
HOLIDAY MARKET – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Festive exhibition of 30+ artists work selected for gift giving. Enjoy refreshments, meet artists at open house. Cherry Branch Gallery, 25 Main St., Cherry Valley. 607-264-9530 or visit www.cherrybranchgallery.com
CARD CRAFTING – 10 a.m. – Noon. Bring family to make cards that light up & pop up. Lights & craft materials provided. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Onoenta. . 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/calendar/
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Find festive shops, refreshments, prizes, local products, decorations, unique gift items, visit with Santa from 1-3, more. Free, Open to public. Cherry Valley Museum, 49 Main St., Cherry Valley. 607-264-3303 or visit www.facebook.com/Cherry-Valley-Museum-123419291047729/
OPEN HOUSE – Noon – 3 p.m. Christmas celebration featuring bake sale, free hot cocoa/cookies, free ornament/card making for children, auction, door prizes, reading of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,” more. Earlville Opera House, 18 E. Main St., Earlville. 315-691-3550 or visit www.earlvilleoperahouse.com
THEATER – 1 – 3 p.m. Decker Ballet School presents “The Nutcracker” as performed by The Fokine Ballet Company. Tickets available. Goodrich Theater, SUNY Oneonta. 607-432-6290 or visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2871886
VISIT SANTA – 1 – 5 p.m. Visit & Take pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus. Santa’s Cottage, Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. 607-547-9983 or visit www.thisiscooperstown.com/events/santas-arrival-parade-cooperstown
DECK THE HALLS – 1 – 5 p.m. Enjoy hands on activities in Holiday craft area at 1 p.m., Holiday performance by Pathfinder Village Bell Choir at 2 p.m., Bring new, unwrapped toy or 5+ non-perishable food items to benefit OFO or Cooperstown Food Bank, receive free admission to museum. Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/events/holiday-celebration-2018
DAR MEETING – 1 p.m. Chapter meeting of DAR. All members, prospective members, HODARS, and guests are invited to attend. Masonic Temple, 322 Main St., Oneonta.
HOLIDAY PARTY – 2 – 4 p.m. Kids & families are invited to fun day featuring crafts, games, food, a petting zoo, caroling, photographs with Santa, more. Cooperstown Fire Department, 24 Chestnut St., Cooperstown.
CANDLELIGHT EVENING – 3 – 7 p.m. Experience magic of Christmas season with a candlelit museum covered in Christmas greenery, horse-drawn sleighs, carolers, bonfires, wassail, theater performances, more. Tickets available at door. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/Candlelight-Evening
QUARTER AUCTION – 6 p.m. Gilbertsville-Mt. Upton Central School, 693 St. Hwy. 51, Gilbertsville. 607-783-2207 or visit www.gmucsd.org
FILM SCREENING – 6:30 & 9 p.m. Showing “Smallfoot.” Cost, $3. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2606392
THEATER – 7 – 10 p.m. Decker Ballet School presents “The Nutcracker” as performed by The Fokine Ballet Company. Tickets available. Goodrich Theater, SUNY Oneonta. 607-432-6290 or visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2871887
THEATER – 7 p.m. Performance of “Christmas Belles” a Southern-fried, small town, chaotic family comedy. Wieting Theater, 168 Main St., Worcester. Visit catskillplayers.org
HOLIDAY REVUE – 7:30 p.m. 2nd annual revue features music, cash bar, light hors d’oeuvres, more presented by Klinkhart Hall. Ticket’s, $40/person. Limited seating. Stone House, 123 Pavilion Ave., Sharon Springs. 518-284-2067 or visit www.facebook.com/SharonSpringsChamber

CELTIC CHRISTMAS – 8 p.m. “Cherish The Ladies” at family holiday show featuring world class Irish music, song, dance. Tickets, $25 at-door. Walton Theater, 30 Gardener Place, Walton. 607-865-6829 or visit waltontheatre.org

 

Sunday,

December 9
VICTORIAN HOLIDAY – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Celebrate the holidays in the Victorian style. Main St., Sharon Springs. 518-860-5513 or visit sharonspringschamber.com
HOLIDAY MARKET – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Festive exhibition of 30+ artists work selected for gift giving. Enjoy refreshments, meet artists at open house. Cherry Branch Gallery, 25 Main St., Cherry Valley. 607-264-9530 or visit www.cherrybranchgallery.com

OPEN HOUSES – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Annual Christmas event featuring door prizes, goodies, relaxed shopping, unique gifts, more at Cherry Valley businesses. Main St., Cherry Valley. 607-264-3100 or visit www.cherryvalleychamber.org/Upcoming_Events.html

VISIT SANTA – 1 – 4 p.m. Visit & Take pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus. Santa’s Cottage, Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. 607-547-9983 or visit www.thisiscooperstown.com/events/santas-arrival-parade-cooperstown
YULETIDE FESTIVAL – 1 – 4 p.m. Celebrate the season with hunt for the Yule log, refreshments, other seasonal activities. SUNY College Camp, 119 Hoffman Road, Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2850281
THEATER – 2 p.m. Catskill Community Players present Souther Fried, Yuletide comedy “Christmas Belles.” Tickets, $18. Wieting Theater, 168 Main St., Worcester. 607-433-2089 or visit catskillplayers.org
FILM SHOWING – 4 – 7 p.m. Get Woke! Film Series & Conversations on Race presents “Selma” (2014). Discussion to follow. Free, open to public, refreshments served. Sanford Hall, SUNY Delhi, 454 Delhi Dr., Delhi. 607-746-4000 or visit www.facebook.com/sunydelhi/
DINNER CONCERT – 4 p.m. Enjoy Gourmet Dinner surrounded by holiday lights, trimmings with performance by pianist Sar-Shalom Strong featuring some holiday faire. The Horned Dorset Inn, 2000 NY-8, Leonardsville. 315-855-7898 or visit www.horneddorsetinn.com

 

Monday,

December 10
SIT N’ KNIT – 1 – 2 p.m. Work on knit or hand stitch project. Richfield Springs Public Library, 102 Main St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-0230 or visit www.facebook.com/Richfield-Springs-Public-Library-1068210423236404/
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 or e-mail b.fischer@fenimoreart.org.
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=1018
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

 

Tuesday,

December 11
KNITTING GROUP – 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
COMMUNITY PROGRAM – 2 p.m. The Gathering Place presents “Santa’s Second Home” featuring Mary Kuhn aka Mrs. Claus shares artwork & story of Santa’s Cottage at pioneer park. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-0600 ext. 101 or visit www.facebook.com/Woodside.Hall/
VOLUNTEER – 6 p.m. Orientation for new volunteers to get to know animal shelter. Reservations preferred. Susquehanna SPCA, 4841 St. Hwy. 28, Cooperstown. 607-547-8111 or visit www.facebook.com/Susquehanna-SPCA-121696841223218/
CONCERT – 7 p.m. Jr./Sr. winter concert. Cooperstown High School. 607-547-8181 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org
WINTER CONCERT – 7 – 8 p.m. Winter songs with elementary students. Milford Central School, 42 W. Main St., Milford. 607-286-7721 or visit www.web.milfordcentral.org

 

Wednesday,

December 12
DISCUSSION GROUP – 3 – 5 p.m. Discuss current events. Cooperstown Village Library. Call 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
INTEREST MEETING – 4 – 5 p.m. Writers are invited to bring works in progress, question for published author Shannon Delany. Purpose to gauge interest in monthly or more writing group. Harris Memorial Library, 334 Main St., Otego. 607-988-6661 or visit www.facebook.com/harrislibrary/
CELEBRATION – 5 – 7 p.m. Have fun at Merry & Bright Holiday Celebration featuring refreshments, hors d’oeuvres. RSVP required. NBT Bank, 1 Wall St., Oneonta. 607-267-4010 ext. 104 or visit www.facebook.com/TheOtsegoCountyChamber/
FLY TYING CLASS – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Learn about fly fishing with Craig Buckbee, licensed NYS fishing guide and certified instructor. Includes demonstrations, hands on lesson with equipment, materials. Otsego Land Trust, 101 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-2366 ext. 108 or visit otsegolandtrust.org/the-news/programs-a-events/429-fly-tying-class-december-12
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.
CONSERVATION – 6:30 p.m. Presentation on Emerald Ashborer, invasive species from Asia that burrows in and kills Ash Trees. Learn about presence in Otsego County, biology, management practices, how citizens can help preserve Ash trees. Otsego County Chamber of Commerce, 189 Main St., Ste. 500, Oneonta. 607-282-4087 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/a-looming-threat-emerald-ash-borer/

BOOK DISCUSSION – 7 p.m. Non-fiction book club meets to discuss “On Tyranny: Twenty Lesson from the Twentieth Century” by Timothy Snyder. Canajoharie Library, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. 518-673-2314 or visit www.canajoharielibrary.org

 

Thursday,
December 13
VISIT SANTA – 3 – 6 p.m. Visit & Take pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus. Santa’s Cottage, Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. 607-547-9983 or visit https://www.thisiscooperstown.com/events/santas-arrival-parade-cooperstown
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 or visit http://www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar
FUNDRAISER – 5 – 8 p.m. Enjoy meal based on award winning danish film “Babettes Feast” with 10% of proceeds going to support West Kortright Center. Tulip and the Rose, 435 Main St., Franklin. 607-829-4040 or visit http://westkc.org/event/wkc-fundraiser-babettes-feast-themed-tapas/
PREVIEW PARTY – 5 – 7 p.m. Preview ceramic items at pop-up holiday market featuring functional, decorative items from local artists. The Smithy, 55 Pioneer St., Cooperstown. 607-547-8671 or visit http://www.smithyarts.org/
PUBLIC SPEAKING – 6:15 p.m. Practice your public speaking with the Toastmasters. The Green Earth, 4 Market St., Oneonta. Visit oneonta.toastmastersclubs.org
INSTRUMENTAL CONCERT – 6:30 p.m. Performance by grades 5-12. Gilbertsville-Mount Upton Central School, 693 St. Hwy. 51, Gilbertsville. 607-783-2207 or visit http://www.gmucsd.org/
GAME NIGHT – 6:30 – 10 p.m. Play on-going fantasy game Dungeons & Dragons. Newcomers welcome. Free, Roxbury Arts Center, 5025 Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury. 607-326-7908 or visit http://roxburyartsgroup.org/2017/01/17/december-13-dungeons-dragons-night/
Friday,
December 14
HOLIDAY MARKET – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Pop-up ceramic shop features one-of-a-kind gifts by local artists. Features both decorative, functional ceramic creations. The Smithy, 55 Pioneer St., Cooperstown. 607-547-8671 or visit http://www.smithyarts.org/
COMMENCEMENT – 1 – 3 p.m. Celebrate accomplishments of SUNY Delhi’s class of 2018. SUNY Delhi, 454 Delhi Dr., Delhi. 607-746-4000 or visit https://www.facebook.com/sunydelhi/
VISIT SANTA – 3 – 6 p.m. Visit & Take pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus. Santa’s Cottage, Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. 607-547-9983 or visit https://www.thisiscooperstown.com/events/santa-his-main-street-cottage-cooperstown
BOWL DECORATING – 6 – 9 p.m. Create bowls on potters wheel and/or paint premade bowl to be sold at CANO’s Chili Bowl Cook-Off, raising money to support local art, music, literature programs. Community Arts Network Of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. 607-432-2070 or visit http://www.canoneonta.org/event/chili-bowl-decorating-ages-21-byob/?instance_id=1061
FILM SCREENING – 6:30 & 9 p.m. Showing “Night School.” Cost, $3. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Visit https://oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2606451
THEATER – 7 p.m. Musical performance of Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” by Orpheus Theater. Goodrich Theater, SUNY Oneonta. 607-432-1800 or visit https://www.facebook.com/OrpheusTheatre/
A CHRISTMAS CAROL – 7 – 9 p.m. Live performance of Charles Dicken’s classic tale featuring local performers. Tickets, $15/adult. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit https://www.farmersmuseum.org/A-Christmas-Carol
CHRISTMAS CEILI – 7 – 9 p.m. Full traditional Irish dance performed by Iona Dance Troop. Features Spirits & light fare. Cost, $10/adult. Cooperstown Art Association. 607-547-9777 or visit http://www.cooperstownart.com/
CONTRADANCE – 7:30 p.m. Fun Christmas dance. Ray Talylor to call, Elma Taylor to Cue. Admission, $5 at-door. Cooperstown Elementary School. 607-547-8665.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Concert featuring Frederic Chrislip, performing songs, lute solos. Admission, $10. Tickets available at Cooperstown Natural Foods, The Green Toad Book Store, Eigth Note Music Store. First Baptist Church, 21 Elm St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9371 or visit http://www.fredericchrislip.com/
Saturday,
December 15
FRENCH TOAST BREAKFAST – 7 a.m. – Noon. Enjoy hearty breakfast to support Sharon Springs Rescue Squad. 137 Beechwood St., Sharon Springs. Visit https://www.facebook.com/otsegonyfirewire/
HOLIDAY BREAKFAST – 8 – 11 a.m. Bring your kids to enjoy breakfast with Santa and special guests Anna, & Elsa. Cost, $18.95/adult, $9:95/children -12. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 607-547-9931 or visit https://www.otesaga.com/
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 or visit https://www.facebook.com/DestinationOneonta/
HOUR OF CODE – 10, 11 a.m., Noon, & 1 p.m. Learn to code a simple app or game in 1 hour at introduction to computer science. AJ Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2011 or visit https://www.facebook.com/AJReadSDC/
SHOEBOXES FOR SENIORS – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Drop off a gift to be delivered to a homebound senior this holiday season. The Green Earth, 4 Market St., Oneonta. 607) 432-6600 or visit https://www.facebook.com/southsidemall/
HOLIDAY MARKET – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Pop-up ceramic shop features one-of-a-kind gifts by local artists. Features both decorative, functional ceramic creations. The Smithy, 55 Pioneer St., Cooperstown. 607-547-8671 or visit http://www.smithyarts.org/
OPERA – 12:55 p.m. Live streaming “La Traviata” by Verdi. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit http://foothillspac.org/
VISIT SANTA – 1 – 5 p.m. Visit & Take pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus. Santa’s Cottage, Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. 607-547-9983 or visit https://www.thisiscooperstown.com/events/santa-his-main-street-cottage-cooperstown
HOLIDAY PARTY – 1 – 4 p.m. Make cookies, fudge, crafts, ugly sweaters, more to take home for holidays. The Turning Point, 22 Elm St., Oneonta. 607-267-4435 or visit https://www.facebook.com/ClubOdysseyOneonta/
A CHRISTMAS CAROL – 2 – 4 & 5 – 7 p.m. Live performance of Charles Dicken’s classic tale featuring local performers. Tickets, $15/adult. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit https://www.farmersmuseum.org/A-Christmas-Carol
SOLAR INFO – 3 – 5:30 p.m. Hear presentations about off-grid, on-grid, community solar options. Meet reps from Solstice Community Solar, Heat Smart Otsego. Learn ABC’s of solar power in Otsego County, bring a dish/drink to pass. Tanner Hill Herb Farm, 294 Tanner Hill Road, Cooperstown. 607-547-2536 ext. 233 or visit https://www.youngfarmers.org/chapter/ny-leatherstocking-region-young-farmers-coalition/
CHRISTMAS CONCERT – 3:30 p.m. The Voices of Cooperstown present George Frederic Handel’s “Messiah.” Cost, $25/adult. Christ Church, Episcopal, 46 River St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9555 or visit http://www.christchurchcooperstown.org
COMMUNITY MOVIE – 6 – 8 p.m. Free Showing of “Christopher Robin” (2018). Viewers welcome to bring snacks, pillows, blankets, more. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 607-547-2800 or visit https://www.facebook.com/clarksportscenter/
FILM SCREENING – 6:30 & 9 p.m. Showing “Night School.” Cost, $3. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Visit https://oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2606453
THEATER – 7 p.m. Musical performance of Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” by Orpheus Theater. Goodrich Theater, SUNY Oneonta. 607-432-1800 or visit https://www.facebook.com/OrpheusTheatre/
CONCERT SERIES –7:30 p.m. Performance by The Empty Pockets showcasing multiple lead singers, rich harmonies, skilled instrumentalists, an old-school sensibility built on Americana, Blues, Soul. Ballroom, Village Hall, Cooperstown. 607-547-1812 or visit http://cooperstownconcertseries.org/the-empty-pockets-saturday-december-15-2018/
DRAG SHOW – 8 – 11 p.m. Winter Wonderland Drag show to support Oneonta Pridefest 2019. Admission, $5/person. All welcome. My Father’s Place, 5690 St. Hwy. 7, Oneonta. 607-386-1508 or visit https://www.facebook.com/otsegopride/
Sunday,
December 16
HOLIDAY BREAKFAST – 8 – 11 a.m. Bring your kids to enjoy breakfast with Santa and special guests Anna, & Elsa. Cost, $18.95/adult, $9:95/children -12. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 607-547-9931 or visit https://www.otesaga.com/
PANCAKE BREAKFAST – 8 – 11 a.m. Enjoy hearty breakfast with all the trimming, visit with Santa. All children receive gift, proceeds go to Memorial Scholarship. Admission by donation. Mount Vision Fire Department, 179 Co. Hwy. 11B, Mount Vision. 607-433-0997 or visit https://www.facebook.com/MountVisionFireDepartment/
HOLIDAY MARKET – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Pop-up ceramic shop features one-of-a-kind gifts by local artists. Features both decorative, functional ceramic creations. The Smithy, 55 Pioneer St., Cooperstown. 607-547-8671 or visit http://www.smithyarts.org/
VISIT SANTA – 1 – 4 p.m. Visit & Take pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus. Santa’s Cottage, Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. 607-547-9983 or visit https://www.thisiscooperstown.com/events/santa-his-main-street-cottage-cooperstown
FILM SCREENING – 1, 6:30 & 9 p.m. Showing “Night School.” Cost, $3. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Visit https://oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2606455
THEATER – 2 p.m. Musical performance of Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” by Orpheus Theater. Goodrich Theater, SUNY Oneonta. 607-432-1800 or visit https://www.facebook.com/OrpheusTheatre/
PAINT & SIP – 2 – 5 p.m. Create painting with professional instruction while enjoying wonderful non-alcoholic drinks by The Artful Spirits. Cost, $35/adult. Includes all supplies, drinks, snacks. Community Room, Southside Mall, Oneonta. 607-432-4401 or visit https://www.facebook.com/southsidemall/
CONCERT – 2 p.m. “Northern Country Christmas” performed by The Gibson Brothers. Cost, $10-$40. Earlville Opera House, 18 E. Main St., Earlville. 315-691-3550 or visit http://www.earlvilleoperahouse.com
A CHRISTMAS CAROL – 3 – 5 p.m. Live performance of Charles Dicken’s classic tale featuring local performers. Tickets, $15/adult. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit https://www.farmersmuseum.org/A-Christmas-Carol
TEA PARTY – 4 – 6 p.m. Annual Silver Tea returns featuring tea, elegant snacks, gift basket raffle. Harris Memorial Library, 334 Main St., Otego. 607-988-6661 or visit https://www.facebook.com/harrislibrary/
CHRISTMAS CONCERT – 7 p.m. Catskill Conservatory presents annual concert featuring Catskill Brass Ensemble performing original works. Free, open to public. Millpond Community Center, Rt. 80, Van Hornesville. 607-263-5230 or visit.
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 https://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 https://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 http://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 http://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 http://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
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 http://www.cooperstownart.com/
BOE MEETING – 5:30 p.m. Library Media Center, Cooperstown High School. 607-547-8181 or visit https://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 https://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.