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black history month

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19

Learn To Ice Fish

On Canadarago Lake

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FISHING CLINIC – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. All ages are welcome to come learn basics of ice fishing with DEC. Bait & tackle provided. Experienced anglers encouraged to bring your own. Dress warmly. Free. Relocated to Canadarago Boat Launch, 135 Dennison Rd., Richfield Springs. 607-547-8662 or visit www.facebook.com/GlimmerglassStatePark/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2020
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17

‘Step Afrika’ Dance Performance

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PRESIDENTS DAY!

PERFORMANCE – 9 – 10:30 p.m. ‘Step Afrika’ performs dance that uses the human body as an instrument as practiced by traditionally African American fraternities, sororities and incorporates song, story telling, audience participation. Admission, $3/person. Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2020
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3

Theatrical Showing Of

‘BLACKkKLANSMAN’

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FILM – 7 p.m. Showing ‘BLACKkKLANSMAN’ about a dangerous undercover mission by Ron Stallworth, the first African-American detective in Colorado Springs Police department with colleague Flip Zimmerman, to take down the KKK as they change their rhetoric to appeal to mainstream America. Admission, $3/person. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAR. 1
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAR. 1

Share Your Writing

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WORD THURSDAY – 7 – 9 p.m. Share your writing or writing by a black writer that inspires you to celebrate Black History Month. Bright Hill Press & Literary Center, 94 Church St., Treadwell. Call 607-829-5055 or visit www.facebook.com/brighthp/

THEATER – 7:30 p.m. SUNY Oneonta Theater dept. presents “Barefoot in the Park,” a romantic comedy about a newlywed couples emerging life in NYC. Admission, $5/person. Hamblin Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Visit connect.oneonta.edu/event/1836751

PBS Documentary In Works Based On Dr. Sorin’s Research

PBS Documentary In Works

Based On Dr. Sorin’s Research

Dr. Gretchen Sorin, front left, delivers her findings in her talk Driving While Black: African Americans on the Road in the Jim Crow Era at the 1st Presbyterian Church in Cooperstown this afternoon. Sorin’s research, which focuses on African American families, their cars and The Green Book has become the basis for an upcoming documentary to be aired on PBS during the 2019-2020 season. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Local Collector Creates Black History Month Display

Local Collector Creates

Black History Month Display

“If it happened, I want to know about it,” said local American history collector Ed Leone, Oneonta, as he explained his love of collecting memorabilia. “If it existed, I want to own it. I just don’t have room for the pyramids.” Leone has spent the past 30 year collecting all sorts of artifacts and items relating to American history. In honor of Black History Month, Leone rented the display case in front of Community Bank on Main Street, Oneonta, and filled it with his collection of items relating to African American history in the United States. Pictured at right are Leone’s painting of boxing legend Muhammed Ali and a t-shirt featuring a picture of Martin Luther King Jr. “It’s an important part of our history,” said Leone. “I look at this as just another part of American History that needs to be preserved.” (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEB. 9
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEB. 9

Learn, Discuss Civil Rights History

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FILM SERIES – 7-9 p.m. Celebrate Black History Month with a showing of “Palante, Siempre Palante.” Includes a presentation and a Q&A session. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Info, oneonta.collegiatelink.net/organization/oneonta/calendar/details/1206852

TOASTMASTERS – 6:15-7:30 p.m. Speech contest with free refreshments. Come practice your public speaking in a supportive environment. The Green Earth, 4 Market St., Oneonta. Info, oneonta.toastmastersclubs.org or call (607)873-2070

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