HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14
GHOST TOURS – 5:30 p.m. Join eerie lantern lit tour through the historic village to learn 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. Reservations required. Recommended for people aged 10+. Cost, $20/non-member. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1456 or visit farmersmuseum.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
PLANETARIUM NIGHT – 7 p.m. The public is invited to explore the cosmos with the powerful Digistar 6 digital planetarium system in a show hosted by SUNY O faculty, staff, and students. Free, open to the public. Registration REQUIRED. A. J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. Visit facebook.com/AJReadSDC/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
HISTORY AFTER HOURS – 5 – 7 p.m. The whole family is invited for fun history activities. This month celebrate the areas harvest history. Activities will include a beer tasting (21+), a children’s story times, cornhusk doll making, and the chance to learn about hops and dairy farming in the Oneonta area. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit facebook.com/OneontaHistory
FALL OCTET – Complete 8 of the activities featured on Otsego Outdoors and receive the Fall Octet patch and be listed in the challenge roster. Get out and connect with the natural world this season. Visit OtsegoOutdoors.com
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 13
HISTORY CENTER OPENING – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Celebrate the grand re-opening of the renovated history center featuring new exhibit ‘Small Community, Big Ideas.’ Evening will include opening remarks, exhibit tours, and live entertainment. Free, open to the public. Beer & wine will be served. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit oneontahistory.org
BLOOD DRIVE – Noon – 5 p.m. Donate through May 19 for chance to win a travel trailer camper that sleeps eight. Quality Inn, 5206 St. Hwy. 23, Oneonta. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 1
FUNDRAISER – Noon – 4 p.m. Stop by for Chili bowl cook-off & fundraiser. Featuring delicious chili & hand-decorated bowls. There will also be live music from Hanzolo, Jump the Shark, and the Mansion Jam Band. Help support our local artists. Wilber Mansion, Community Arts Network of Oneonta, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13
PLANETARIUM – 7 – 8 p.m. Hop online for virtual deep dive into space and its wonders. This month take a deep dive into the science behind nebulae and galaxies. Free, registration REQUIRED. Presented by The A.J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. Visit www.eventbrite.com/o/science-discovery-center-and-planetarium-14332374215
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MARCH 18
CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. The Oneonta Concert Association presents a performance of the Lysander Piano Trio who won the Concert Artists Guild Competition and has been praised for “incredible ensemble, passionate playing, articulate and imaginative ideas, and a wide palette of colours.” Tickets, $25/person. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-433-7252 or visit oneontaconcertassociation.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9
PLANETARIUM – 7 – 8 p.m. Hop online for virtual deep dive into space and its wonders. Free, registration REQUIRED. Presented by The A.J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. Visit www.eventbrite.com/o/science-discovery-center-and-planetarium-14332374215
GET ON BOARD – Noon. Zoom meeting for local non-profits to pitch their organizations to the public and discuss what they need, from board members to volunteers to furniture. Presented by the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce. 607-432-4500 or visit otsegocc.com
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1
OPENING RECEPTION – 5 – 7 p.m. Celebrate opening of The Central New York Watercolor Society’s Annual Members-Only Juried Exhibition accompanied by and a new exhibit from wood artist Emilie Rigby. Both showing through 10/29. Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com
July 29, 2021
Come down to the park and make art with (mostly) natural materials. These items will be left in the park for others to find and enjoy. Pre-registration required, children must be accompanied by an adult. Come prepared to get messy. Presented by the Oneonta World of Learning. At Fortin Park, 167 Youngs Rd. in Oneonta at 10 and 11:30 a.m., Saturday, July 31. Call 607-431-8543 or visit Oneonta World of Learning on Facebook.
July 8, 2021
The Friends of the Oneonta Theater are hosting a benefit car show to raise funds to purchase the historic theater. Come see 100 custom and vintage cars, enter the bucket and silent auctions, and enjoy live rockabilly music by Mark Pawkett and the Mopar Cams. Breakfast and lunch are available for purchase from Soda Jerks. Admission and parking are free. Action Lube Car Repair, 458 Chestnut St. in Oneonta from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 10. Call 607-287-8483.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JULY 8
PLANETARIUM – 7 p.m. Explore the night sky with SUNY Oneonta and Nebula Society students. The theme of this weeks show is TBA. Registration required for virtual show, hosted on Microsoft Teams. Presented by A.J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2011 or visit www.facebook.com/AJReadSDC/
Explore the architectural gems found in the city of Oneonta. Trolley tour will be led by Dr. Cindy Falk, professor of material culture at SUNY Oneonta, and will visit the historic districts of Downtown Oneonta and Walnut Street, featuring examples from the first European settlement to the boom of the Victorian era, when the railroad came to town, and more. Registration, masks and proof of COVID-19 vaccination are required. The cost is $10 per person. Presented by Otsego 2000. Pick-up is at the Riverside Elementary School parking lot at 39 House St. in Oneonta. Tours are at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m., Sunday, June 27. Call 607-547-8881 or visit facebook.com/otsego2000/ for information.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 7
NERF NIGHT – 5:30 – 8 p.m. Teens get out for an Ultimate Nerf Battle with the folks at Club Odyssey. Ages 12-25 welcome. Presented by Oneonta Teen Scene, 4 Academy St., Oneonta. 607-441-3999.