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WREATH FESTIVAL – 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. See what’s Adorning the Doors this Christmas season. Place bids on your favorites. Enter the raffle for the “Dinner’s On Us,” a weeks worth of gift certificates to local restaurants. Cooperstown Art Association. www.cooperstownart.com
CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. the Catskill Symphony Orchestra presents their Veterans day concert featuring Angelo Xian Yu performing Beethoven, Timothy Perry performing Mozart, Victor Sungarian performing Strauss. Tickets, Free to Veterans, $30 all others. Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-436-2670 or visit catskillsymphony.net
VETERANS & COMMUNITIES – Noon-5 p.m. Enjoy free lunch buffet followed by workshops, readings, & discussion of war, peace, country. Free, open to the public. Bright Hill Press & Literary Center, 94 Church St., Treadwell. Call 607-829-5055 or visit brighthillpress.org
FAIR – Noon-6p.m. Celebrate Labor Day and summers end with music, food from local farms and bakers, bid on artwork, check out the silent auction and rummage sale of antiques, goods, and services. Games and activities are available to keep kids entertained. Rain or Shine. Admission, pay-what-you-can, under 10 free. West Kortright Center, 49 West Kortright Church Rd., East Meredith. Visit westkc.org/event/west-kortright-fair-2017/
COOPERSTOWN ARTISANAL FESTIVAL – 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Open to the public, area artisans will show and sell their work. Craft demonstrations will be ongoing and training for both adults and children will be available. Outside the Otsego County Office Building, 197 Main St, Cooperstown. Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce (607)547-9983. Visit cooperstownchamber.org/events/cooperstown-artisan-festival/
BE POSITIVE FESTIVAL – 10 a.m.-10 p.m. The first annual festival for all ages. Activities include speakers, volunteer opportunities, workshops, art, music, food, and dancing in locations in Downtown Cooperstown. Call (607)638-5538 or visit www.facebook.com/BePositiveFestival/
DANCE – 7-10 p.m. Everyone is invited to the multi-cultural and multi-generational dance capping off the BePositive Festival with music by local bands. The Farmers Market, Cooperstown. Call (607)638-5538 or visit www.facebook.com/BePositiveFestival/
SPRING FEST – 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Features music and events including the Ross Park Zoomobile and a Fishing Derby by Trout Unlimited. Copes Corner Park, on Rte. 51 between Gilbertsville and Mt. Upton. Info, www.townofbutternuts.org/copes-corners-park/
INTERFAITH COMMUNITY GATHERING – 3 p.m. Program titled “With Malice Toward Non: Honoring America’s Legacy of Religious Inclusion.” Affirming America’s principles of democracy, religious freedom, compassion, and unity for people of all faiths. Temple Beth El, 83 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, Ken Sider, email@example.com or visit www.templebetheloneonta.org/2017/04/with-malice-toward-none/
EARTH FESTIVAL – 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 13th annual festival featuring interactive exhibits, activities, vendors, and entertainment. Milford Central School, 42 W. Main St, Milford. Info, occainfo.org/calendar/earth-festival-2017/
ART AUCTION – 1-4 p.m. Bid for artwork from the collection of Dorothy Caswell. Benefit for the Catskill Choral Society. Auction begins at 2 p.m. final bids at 3:30 p.m. Wine and hors d’ourves served by Dietz & Wall Wines. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, www.canoneonta.org
SUGARING-OFF SUNDAY – 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Historical and contemporary maple sugaring demonstrations with a pancake breakfast and fun activities for kids. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. Info, www.farmersmuseum.org/sos
NATURE WALK – 2 p.m. Educator and naturalist George Steele leads a stroll to discover what animals have survived winter and which birds are present. SUNY Onoenta College Camp, 1 mile from the intersection of Bugbee Rd. and East St. Info, (607)436-3455
THEATER – 7 p.m. High School musical, “Into the Woods.” Cooperstown Central School, 39 Linden Ave., Cooperstown. Info, cooperstowncs.org
SYMPHONY – 7:30 p.m. Catskill Symphony presents Concert II: Featuring Tenor Jon Frederic West performing Wagner and Vaughan Williams. Symphony also performs Brahms Symphony No. 2. Tickets $30, free admission for veterans, children and the adults who bring them. Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta. Info, tickets, (607) 436-2670, www.catskillsymphony.net
CHINESE AUCTION – 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Milford Central School District 42 W. Main St., Milford. Info, web.milfordcentral.org
HOLIDAY BAZAAR – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Includes lunch and new Children’s Ornament Build $5..The Major’s Inn, 12 Marion Ave, Gilbertsville, Info, (607)783-2393 or (607)783-2967 or visit www.themajorsinn.com
HOLIDAY MARKET AND CRAFT SHOW – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunnycrest Orchards Cidermill Gift Shop, 7869 NY-10, Sharon Springs. For more info visit www.sunnycrestorchards.com
COOPERSTOWN – Local police have been alerted by Village DPW Superintendent Brian Clancy a “very large crowd” is possible for next Friday’s (the 8th) auction of the furnishings and other contents of the Cooperstown Motel – including potentially valuable baseball memorabilia – and to plan accordingly.
The auction, by MacFadden & Sons of Sharon Springs, begins at noon.
The motel, at Beaver and Chestnut, is at the “major access point” to Bassett Hospital, according to an e-mail from Chief Michael Covert to Rob O’Brien, county 911 director.