HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24
PERFORMANCE – 7 – 10 p.m. Support Emergency Shelter program by Opportunities for Otsego while enjoying evening of music by Steve Fabrizio Band. Features light hors d’oeuvres, raffles, cash bar. Cost, $25 at door. B Side Ballroom, 1 Clinton Plaza Dr., Oneonta. 607-433-8000 or visit www.facebook.com/ofoinc/
The air was filled with music this afternoon as musicians and music fans filled Maple Park in Oneonta for the third annual Celebration of Local Musicians. The event, sponsored by The Autumn Cafe, The B-Side Ballroom and Cleinman and Associates is free to the public and features more than 5 local bands who had people dancing away. Above, members of Blues Maneuver Tina Johnson, Rebecca Harrington and Dave Krajicek lend their musical talents to the afternoon lineup while Harry and Mary Bristol, right, Oneonta, swing dance together. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Derek Slayton, partner and creative director with Trampoline Advertising and Design Co. officially unveiled the new branding for the new advertising campaign for Downtown Oneonta during a special event at the B-Side Ballroom this evening. Multiple mock-ups for promotional stickers, gift wrap, signage, shirts, bus wraps and more were on display so visitors could better grasp the campaign that will be rolled out in two weeks. At right, Slayton explains some of the ideas behind the design to Oneonta’s Michelle Catan and Maddy Silber. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MARCH 17
RECEPTION – 10 a.m. The 2019 Goodyear Lake Polar Bear Jump recipients will receive their checks during a church service. Public welcome. Portlandville United Methodist Church, 2878 NY-28, Portlandville. Info, (607) 286-7101.
Three not-for-profits, each chosen at random, made their pitch this evening in hopes of being chosen as the recipient of the 100 Women Who Care event, who gathered at the B-side this afternoon. The event, now in it’s 5th year has donated over 20,000 over the last four years to local not-for-profits. Above, Gretchen D. Owens, Executive Director of the Eric D. Dettenriedder Memorial Fund, named in honor of her late brother, an OHS alumni who enjoyed the outdoors and teaching disabled children to ski. Eric was killed in a skiing accident in 1997. The fund was created by his friends and family to carry on his memory by helping children with terminal illnesses or disabilities to learn and enjoy all manner of sporting activities. The fund was chosen by the women to be this year’s recipient of $7700, the largest amount so far, all raised in an hour. At right, Eric’s sister Gretchen and his mother Sharon embrace as it was announced they were chosen at the recipients. Donations to the EDD Memorial Fund can be made through August 8th by mailing checks to event organizer Colleen Andrew at 2 Nancy Driver in Otego, NY. 13825 (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 17
OPENING DAY – 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy a coffee reception 8-10 a.m., and checkout the what’s new at The Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. Info, www.clarksportscenter.com
COLOR RUN/WALK – 10 a.m. Take a 5K run/walk through the village of Cooperstown and 4 color splash stations as you complete the course. Supports the American Heart Association. Begins/Ends, Cooperstown Central School. Info, cooperstown5kcolorrunwalk.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=6993
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JAN. 6
CONTRADANCE – 7:15-10:30 p.m. Otsego Dance Society hosts. Music by Traverse, Casey Mullaney calls. No partner or experience needed. All dances taught. Newcomers welcome at 7:15 for an introduction to some basic steps. Suggested donation $8 adults; $4 students and teenagers; kids 12 & under free. First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. Info, (607) 965-8232, 547-8164, www.otsegodancesociety.blogspot.com
THEATER – 7 p.m. Auditions are open for the Orpheus Theater’s production of “Steel Magnolias.” The Rowe House, 31 Maple St., Oneonta. Info, www.orpheustheatre.org
Tim Johnson To Retire, Sells
Autumn Cafe To Carringtons
Tim and Andy, owners of the landmark Autumn Cafe in downtown Oneonta, have announced that they will be retiring after 37 years and on Jan. 16 “will be passing to torch” of the restaurant to Wayne and Rebecca Carrington, owners of The B-Side Ballroom. Regular business hours will continue until Sunday, Jan. 15, when an informal fare-thee-well party is planned at 3 p.m. All are welcome to attend to send them off in style.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DEC. 31
New Years Eve!!!
FROSTBITE 5K – 1 p.m. 3rd race of the O’town Triple Crown. Begins on Market St., Oneonta near Sidney Federal Credit Union. Info, www.oneontaymca.org
NEW YEAR’S EVE DANCE PARTY FUNDRAISER – 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Come out to support the Standing Rock Medic and Healer Council with DJ Raphael. Tickets at door $25. Cantina de Salsa, 11 Main St., Cherry Valley. Info, www.facebook.com/events/249553308797227/
NEW YEAR PARTY – 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ring in the new year with champagne and a midnight breakfast buffet with Burning Moonlight. Timber Creek Saloon and Restaurant, 2957 ST. HWY. 23, West Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/TimberCreekLLC/