HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
WORD THURSDAY – 7 p.m. Enjoy open mic from area writers before listening to presentation by Jennifer Finkle and the ‘Random Acts of Kindness’ writers. Random Acts is a journal project started in Andes Central School to document the kindness each person did for eachother. Suggested donation $3. Presented by Bright Hill Press & Literary Center. 607-829-5055 or visit www.facebook.com/brighthp/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JULY 15
SHOW & GALLERY – 7 p.m. View annual art exhibition ‘The Voice!’ featuring art from across NYS which celebrates the creative voices of artists with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Go online to view this virtual show. Presented by The Arc Otsego. Visit www.arcotsego.org/event/voice/ for info.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 13
AUTHOR SERIES – 2 p.m. Former All-Star Outfielder Dave Parker joins the author series to discuss his autobiography ‘Cobra: A Life of Baseball and Brotherhood.’ Free, registration required. Presented by Baseball Hall of Fame. 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-author-series-john-shea?date=0
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 22
EARTH FESTIVAL – 1 – 7 p.m. Fun Online Events to celebrate the little blue marble floating in space that makes us all possible. Celebrate with Otsego County Conservation Association. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/earth-festival/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25
WORD THURSDAY – 7 p.m. Celebrate Black History Month with area poets online. Opens with open mic, followed by presentation by award winning novelist Jeffrey Colvin. Presented by Bright Hill Press & Literary Center. 607-829-5055 or visit www.facebook.com/brighthp/
VOICES OF THE GAME – 10:30 a.m. Continue celebrating Black History Month with discussion with Players’ Alliance President, Curtis Granderson on his career and his role as the president of the Players Alliance to better the game and society. Free, registration required. Presented by The Baseball Hall of Fame. 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-voices-of-the-game-curtis-granderson?date=0
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22
WORD THURSDAY – 7 – 9 p.m. Open mic followed featuring poets recently published in ‘Seeing Things: An Anthology of Poetry’ by presentation by Robert Bensen and Pam Strother. Donations welcome. Zoom conversation presented by Bright Hills Press & Literary Center, Treadwell. 607-829-5055 or visit www.facebook.com/brighthp/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
VIRTUAL TOUR – 2 p.m. Zoom meeting featuring walk through of exhibit ‘Pete Souza: Two Presidents, One Photographer’ with photographer Kevin Gray featuring in-depth discussion and Q&A session. Free, registration required. Suggested donation $5. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
ART WORKSHOP – 7 p.m. Join SDC to get started creating botanical illustrations of the natural world around you with artist Tessa Scheele. Zoom workshop presented by A.J. Read Science Discover Center, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2011 or visit www.facebook.com/AJReadSDC/ for info.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 27
GLIMPSE – 5:30 p.m. Enjoy first look at ‘From The Diary of Sally Hemmings’ a dramatic song cycle that imagines the experience of Sally Hemmings, who was the slave of Thomas Jefferson, as told through fictional diary entries. Presented by Glimmerglass Festival. Visit glimmerglass.org/events/glimpse-from-the-diary-of-sally-hemings/ for info.
COVID-19 TESTING – 9 a.m. – Noon. Healthy individuals are invited to drive-thru testing for Covid-19, free to Otsego County residents courtesy of the Otsego County Department of Health. Registration required. Greenie’s, 2591 St. Hwy. 7, Otego. 607-547-4279.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 28
READING – 7 – 8:30 p.m. English professors from SUNY Delhi share their creative writing in literary & speculative genres. Includes Q&A session after reading. Sponsored by Huntington Memorial Library. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27
OOBLECK – 6 – 7:30 p.m. Celebrate birthday of Dr. Seuss and make the mysterious substance from the book ‘Bartholomew and the Oobleck.’ Learn about the strange properties of non-Newtonian fluids. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14
ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – Give the Gift of Christmas this holiday season. Adopt a family in need. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ to learn how.
CELEBRATION – 3 – 5 p.m. Join St. Mary’s Food Pantry to celebrate 40 years. Enjoy refreshments, tour the pantry. RSVP by 11/1. St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 39 Walnut St., Oneonta. 607-386-2623 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7
FILM DAYS – Fall film fest features films on theme “Adaptations.” Includes films:
‘Anthropocene: The Human Epoch’ – 6 – 7:45 p.m. Grand Stand Theater, Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown.
Opening Party/Exhibit – 8 – 9:30 p.m. The Smithy, 55 Pioneer St., Cooperstown.
‘The Unchanging Sea.’ 9:30 – 10:30 p.m. Templeton Hall, 63 Pioneer St., Cooperstown. Runs through 11/11. Visit www.glimmerglassfilmdays.org
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/