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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 11-18-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Photographer Presents on
Local Bird Watching

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AUDUBON PRESENTATION – 7:30 p.m. Enjoy presentation from Rick Bunting, local photographer & naturalist extraordinaire titled ‘Got Cavities.’ The presentation is a compilation of local photos about local cavity nesting bird species and the family lives they create. Free, open to the public. Refreshments available. No recording will be provided. Presented by the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society at Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut Street, Oneonta. (607) 397-3815 or visit doas.us/got-cavities-an-evening-with-rick-bunting/

BLOOD DRIVE – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Save up to 3 lives with the American Red Cross. Community Bible Chapel, 577 Greenough Road, Cooperstown. Register at redcrossblood.org

BLOOD DRIVE—12:30 – 6:30 p.m. Save up to 3 lives with the American Red Cross. Bassett Hall, 1 Atwell, Cooperstown. Register at redcrossblood.org

BE AN ANGEL – The Angel Tree Program has returned. The community is invited to adopt a family and then find Christmas gifts for each of the children listed. Gifts are due unwrapped and without tags to either the office of The Freeman’s Journal at 21 Railroad Ave. in Cooperstown, or at the Salvation Army Church at 25 River St. in Oneonta. Visit allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ for details

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 11-16-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16

OCCA Presents On Invasive Species

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MOUNTAIN CLUB MEETING – 6 p.m. Bring a dish to pass and enjoy dinner with friends followed by presentation on the monitoring of terrestrial invasive species. Focus will be on monitoring for the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid. A hike to apply what is learned will be held 11/29. Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Visit facebook.com/SusquehannaADK

BE AN ANGEL – The Angel Tree Program has returned. The community is invited to adopt a family and then find Christmas gifts for each of the children listed. Gifts are due unwrapped and without tags to either the office of The Freeman’s Journal at 21 Railroad Ave. in Cooperstown, or at the Salvation Army Church at 25 River St. in Oneonta. Visit allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ for details

BLOOD DRIVE – Noon – 5 p.m. Save up to 3 lives with the American Red Cross. 101 C Alumni Hall, SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta. Register at redcrossblood.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 11-15-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15

Take A Fun Hike To Star Field

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COMMUNITY HIKE – 9:45 a.m. The community is invited for a group hike with the Susquehanna Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club. Please bring appropriate clothing, gear, and enough water to stay hydrated and be aware of your level of fitness. Contact hike leader for more information. This weeks hike will be at Star Field, Cooperstown, with hike leaders Jendy Murphy and Paul Wehren. (518) 605-5642 or visit susqadk.org

BLOOD DRIVE – Noon – 5 p.m. Save up to 3 lives with the American Red Cross. 101 C Alumni Hall, SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta. Register at redcrossblood.org

BE AN ANGEL – The Angel Tree Program has returned. The community is invited to adopt a family and then find Christmas gifts for each of the children listed. Gifts are due unwrapped and without tags to either the office of The Freeman’s Journal at 21 Railroad Ave. in Cooperstown, or at the Salvation Army Church at 25 River St. in Oneonta. Visit allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ for details

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 11-09-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9

Draw With The Art Association

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FIGURE THIS – 6 – 9 p.m. Practice drawing from life in the studio. $15/session. Cooperstown Art Association. (607) 547-9777 or visit cooperstownart.com

BLOOD DRIVE – 10:30 – 3:30 p.m. Save up to 3 lives with the American Red Cross. Oneonta Job Corps, 21 Homer Folks Avenue, Oneonta. Register at redcrossblood.org

BLOOD DRIVE – Noon – 5 p.m. Save up to 3 lives with the American Red Cross. Fox Care Center, 1 Fox Care Drive, Oneonta. Register at redcrossblood.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 11-02-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2

Learn About Northern Indian
Classical Music Ahead of Concert

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MUSIC DEMONSTRATION – 7 – 8:30 p.m. Join the Catskill Conservatory, the SUNY Oneonta Music Department, and the Oneonta Concert Association for presentation ‘North Indian Classical Music: The Spontaneity of Creation.’ Free, open to all. Room 212 (choir room), Fine Arts Building, SUNY Oneonta. (607) 436-3500 or visit oneontabulletin.wordpress.com

VOTE – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Early voting is open for this years general election. Otsego County residents can vote on their schedule at either Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta or at Meadows Office Complex, 140 County Highway 33W, Cooperstown. Visit otsegocounty.com/departments/board_of_elections/index.php for more information.

BLOOD DRIVE – Noon – 5 p.m. Save up to 3 lives with the American Red Cross. Hartwick College, Oneonta. Register at redcrossblood.org

BLOOD DRIVE – 1 – 6 p.m. Save up to 3 lives with the American Red Cross. Quality Inn, 5206 State Highway 23, Oneonta. Register at redcrossblood.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 11-01-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1

Hike Wilber Davis State Park
with Adirondak Mountain Club

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COMMUNITY HIKE – 9:45 a.m. The community is invited for a group hike with the Susquehanna Chapter of the Adirondak Mountain Club. Please bring appropriate clothing, gear, and enough water to stay hydrated and be aware of your level of fitness. Contact hike leader for more information. This weeks hike will be at Betty and Wilber Davis State Park, Westford, with hike leader Sarah Patterson. (607)432-6284 or visit susqadk.org

VOTE – Noon – 8 p.m. Early voting is open for this years general election. Otsego County residents can vote on their schedule at either Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta or at Meadows Office Complex, 140 County Highway 33W, Cooperstown. Visit otsegocounty.com/departments/board_of_elections/index.php for more information.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 10-20-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20

Learn About Oneonta’s Haunted History

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HISTORY AFTER HOURS – 5 – 7 p.m. The whole family is invited for fun history activities. This month ring in Halloween with the Haunted History of Oneonta. Learn the local ghost stories and unsolved mysteries. And also enjoy making delicious fudge, some arts & crafts, and more. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit facebook.com/OneontaHistory

BLOOD DRIVE – Noon – 5 p.m. Save up to 3 lives with the American Red Cross. Southside Mall, Oneonta. Register at redcrossblood.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 09-02-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

Fun Social Dance

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CONTRADANCE – 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. Enjoy a fun social dance with the Otsego Dance Society. Will feature music by the Mandigo Blue band with Robby Poulette calling the dances. Suggested donation, $8/adult. New location at Cornfield Hall, 655 Co. Rd. 26, Fly Creek. Visit otsegodancesociety.weebly.com

BLOOD DRIVE – 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. American Legion Post 259, 279 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 07-09-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 9

Explore Exhibit
‘Otsego: A Meeting Place’

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OPEN HOUSE – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Learn about the Haudenosaunee who called this area home. Exhibit features an original Seneca log house and a reproduction Mohawk bark house with museum teachers on hand to answer questions and give insight into the enduring legacy of the Haudenosaunee and the changing landscape of Central New York. A guided tour will depart the museum kiosk at 2 p.m. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

BLOOD DRIVE – 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Main Street Baptist Church, 333 Main st., Oneonta. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 06-20-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JUNE 20

Walk With Friends

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WALKING CLUB – 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Enjoy a fun walk on Mondays & Fridays with friends old and new and listen to music of the 70s. Free for members, non-members aged 50+. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 547-2800, ext. 109 or visit www.clarksportscenter.com

BLOOD DRIVE – 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Quality Inn, 5206 St. Hwy. 23, Oneonta. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Stop and Smell the Wildflowers 05-18-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 18

Stop and Smell the Wildflowers

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WILDFLOWER WALK – 10 a.m. – Noon. Jean Miller Memorial Wildflower Walk returns this year, led by local plant expert and DOAS member Connie Tedesco. Participants should dress for the weather, bring water, binoculars, & insect repellent. Gilbert Lake State Park, 18 CCC Rd. Laurens. 607-397-3815 or visit doas.us/calendar/

BLOOD DRIVE – 2 – 7 p.m. Donate through May 19 for chance to win a travel trailer camper that sleeps eight. Laurens Fire Department, 34 Main St., Laurens. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Alex Torres y su Orquesta Live At The Otesaga 04-22-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 22

Alex Torres y su Orquesta
Live At The Otesaga

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CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. The Cooperstown Concert Series presents Alex Torres y su Orquesta featuring the bands unique blend of Afro-Caribbean rhythms such as Salsa, Merengue, Cha-cha, Bomba, Plena and Latin Jazz. Tickets, $20/person. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 607-547-1812 or visit cooperstownconcertseries.org/alex-torres-y-su-orquesta-friday-april-22-2022-2/

BLOOD DRIVE – Noon – 6 p.m. Elm Park Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org

Winter Storm Prompts Opening Of 2 Overnight Shelters

Winter Storm Prompts
Opening Of 2 Overnight Shelters

With ongoing power outages affecting the County, the Office of Emergency Services, in cooperation with the American Red Cross, Clark Sports Center, and the City of Oneonta,  is opening 2 Emergency Shelters to accommodate residents who are without power. They are set to open at 8 this evening.

The South Otsego County Shelter will be located at the Oneonta Armory, 4 Academy St. in the City of Oneonta.

The North Otsego County Shelter will be at the Clark Sports Center, 124 Co. Hwy. 52, Cooperstown.

Neither facility will be able to accommodate pets.

In addition, SUNY Oneonta is working on accommodations for both SUNY students at the Alumni fieldhouse on SUNY Oneonta campus.

The county will be distributing water and dry ice later this evening.

Currently, over 18,000 Otsego County residents are without power across the NYSEG, REA, and National Grid networks with these outages potentially lasting for up to 72-hours according to a press release from Otsego County Office of Emergency Services.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: ‘Anatomy of a Water Crisis’ 04-20-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20

‘Anatomy of a Water Crisis’

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ENVIRONMENTAL LECTURE – 7 p.m. Start the Earth Day celebrations with an environmental education lecture ‘Anatomy of a Water Crisis’ from Anna Clark, author of ‘Poisoned City’ which recounts the story of the water crisis in Flint Michigan through the people who caused and suffered from it. Free, open to the public. Alumni Field House, SUNY Oneonta. Visit suny.oneonta.edu/sustainability/green-dragon-week for info.

STORM AID – 8 a.m. – Gone. Dry Ice will be available to the public until gone. Otego Fire Department, 5 River St., Otego.

BLOOD DRIVE – 1 – 6 p.m. Super Heroes in Ripped Jeans, 160 Pony Farm Rd., Oneonta. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Jazz Music with the Old Masters 04-19-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, APRIL 19

Jazz Music with the Old Masters

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JAZZ PERFORMANCE – 7 p.m. Celebrate Jazz month with performances by local musicians. This week features a performance by the Old Masters (Dan Martin on the Trombone, Thomas Ives on the Bass, and Dan Sales on the Guitar). Free, open to the public. Cooperstown Art Association. 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com/jazz-in-april.html

BLOOD DRIVE – Noon – 5 p.m. Otsego County Office of Emergency Services, 140 Co. Hwy. 33W, Cooperstown. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org

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