HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
BASEBALL AUTHOR – 2 p.m. Presentation on ‘Designated Hebrew’ presented by co-authors former New York Yankee Ron Blomberg and his biographer, Dan Schlossberg. Book chronicles Blomberg’s baseball story at a time when the sport was changing and his struggles during. Free, registration required. Presented by Baseball Hall of Fame. Visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-author-series-dan-schlossberg-ron-bloomberg?date=0 for info.
ELECTIONS – 9 a.m. – Noon. Vote in your town and village elections. Fire Hall, 24 Chestnut St., Cooperstown.
COVID-19 TESTING – 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Get free rapid testing for Covid-19. Pre-registration required. Oneonta Armory, 4 Academy St., Oneonta. 607-547-4279.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
FIELD TRIP – 2 p.m. Celebrate Roberto Clemente day with long time friend and Latina American liaison Luis Mayoral. Free, registration for Zoom conference required. Hosted by The Baseball Hall of Fame. Visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-field-trip-Roberto-Clemente-Day?date=0
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
ART TALK – 2 p.m. Zoom presentation ‘Lets Talk Art: Art As Inspiration For Writers’ with Curator of Education Mary Alexander about how writers can use works of art to tell diverse stories. Presented by Arkell Museum. Visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar for info.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
ART EXHIBIT – 10 a.m. Showing ‘Folk Art In Wood’ exhibit of contemporary Catskill traditional artists. Presented by Catskills Folk Connection. On view through 10/15 by appointment only. Free. Hanford Mills Musuem, 51 Co. Rt. 12, East Meredith. 607-278-5744 or visit www.hanfordmills.org/folk-art-in-wood/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUGUST 28
FIELD TRIP – 2 p.m. Celebrate Jackie Robinson Day and learn about this Hall of Fame infielder & Civil Rights Pioneer. Learn about Branch Rickey, the bigotry Robinson faced, his successes on & off the field, and his career after baseball in the Civil Rights Movement. Free, registration for Zoom conference required. Hosted by The Baseball Hall of Fame. Visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-field-trip-Jackie-Robinson-Day?date=0
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, AUGUST 25
ASK THE EXPERT – 2 p.m. Learn how museums preserve the items in their collections, from storage guidelines to documentation, and how you can implement these in your own collection. Q&A as time allows. Free, registration for Zoom conference required. Hosted by The Baseball Hall of Fame. Visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-ask-the-expert-collections-2?date=0
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, AUGUST 18
AUTHOR SERIES – 2 p.m. Double feature of former major league pitcher Luis Tiant, discussing his book, ‘Son of Havana,’ and Kat Williams, discussing her book, ‘Isabel “Lefty” Alvarez: The Improbable Life of a Cuban American Baseball Star.’ Includes Q&A session. Free, registration for Zoom conference required. Hosted by The Baseball Hall of Fame. Visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-author-series-luis-tiant-kat-williams?date=0 for info.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 13
JOB FAIR – 9 a.m. – Noon. Job seekers meet up to 25 local employers without leaving the car. Just follow the signs, keep your mask on, and get flyers/applications for employers in many different sectors that are currently hiring. Parking Lot, Oneonta Outlaws, Damaschke Field, Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-432-4500 or visit members.otsegocc.com/events/details/drive-thru-job-fair-in-damaschke-field-parking-lot-neahwa-park-oneonta-388
COOPERSTOWN – The Yankees helmet Derek Jeter wore when he recorded his 3,000th career hit on July 9, 2011, is among featured items on the “2020 Inductees Exhibit,” now open at the Baseball Hall of Fame.
On display through 2021, the third-floor exhibit features one display for each 2020 inductee, whose actual Induction was delayed by the coronavirus threat until next year.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, AUGUST 11
ASK AN EXPERT – 3 p.m. Learn all about how curators create an exhibit, from brainstorming and goals to storytelling and understanding the audience. Free, registration for Zoom conference required. Presented by The Baseball Hall of Fame. Visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-ask-the-expert-exhibits-1?date=0 for info.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 6
ESCAPE GAME – 7 – 8 p.m. Join resident Game Master and your friends for fun quest to escape imaginary Witches Hut. Solve puzzles to escape, cure the poison mushrooms you and your party have consumed. Available to 4 County Library System Users only. Presented by Huntington Memorial Library. Visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/
COOPERSTOWN – Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is now part of baseball history
The Washington Nationals-themed mask that Fauci wore to throw out the ceremonial first pitch of the 2020 Major League Baseball season, ahead of the game the Nationals and the Yankees on Thursday, July 23, has been donated to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JULY 26
BASEBALL – Noon. Virtual Voices of the Game to honor Hall of Fame 2020 inductee Derek Jeter. Learn more about how the Yankees 5 world series titles with Jeter as the shortstop in every season. Jeter will be joined by fellow Hall of Famers Mariano Rivera, Joe Torre reflecting on their teams and the moments that shaped a dynasty. Visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-legends-of-the-game-Ted-Simmons?date=0 for details.