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Calendar 11-18-21

What’s fun in Otsego County

►Thursday, Nov. 18
SHOEBOXES FOR SENIORS – Create a box with non-perishables to give to area seniors. Drop-off locations are receiving up to 12/15 at The Green Earth, Southside Mall, NY Skin & Vein, The Working Kitchen in Oneonta. Visit facebook.com/otsegocountyOFA/
ART CONTEST – Calling all artists. Enter your rendition of an Exoplanet Tourism poster to celebrate the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope. The winner receives a $20 gift card to Goddard Space Flight Center’s NASA store. Must enter by 12/10. Presented by The Huntington Memorial Library, Oneonta. 607-432-1980.
SENIOR DINING – 11:30 a.m. Residents aged 60+ are invited to enjoy lunch of an omelette, hash browns,
orange juice, more. Cost, $3.50/person. Reservations required. Presented by Otsego County Office for the Aging. Richfield Springs Community Center, 6 Ann St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-3200.
ARTFUL JOURNAL – 1 p.m. Record feelings/experiences through sketch, collage, calligraphy, with supportive group. Bring your own supplies.
Springfield Library, 129 County Rd. 29A, Springfield. 315-858-5802.
PERSONAL SECURITY – 2 p.m. Seniors are invited to learn about ‘Personal Safety and Security’ with
Diana Nicols. Lesson on awareness techniques/safety assessment. Cooperstown Senior Center, 31 Elm St., Cooperstown. coopseniorcenter@gmail.com
ARTIST TALK – 5:30 p.m. Enjoy a night of art/food with artist Noelle Adamoschek who makes stained glass mosaics and owns 25 Main Art Collective. Stay for discussion and 4-course meal by the Rose & Kettle, cost $50. 25 Main
Collective, 25 Main St., Cherry Valley. 607-264-5340.
AUTHOR READING – 7 p.m. Award winning author Uri Shulevitz reads from newest book ‘Chance: Escape from the
Holocaust’ about a family fleeing the Nazis across Europe. Open to all. Presented by
the Franklin Free Library.
607-829-2941.
WORD THURSDAY – 7 p.m. Open mic with local writers, then presentation by featured writers Jen Karetnick and Jennifer K. Sweeney. Suggested donation, $3. Presented by Bright Hill Press, Treadwell. 607-829-5055.
WRITERS SALON – 7:30 p.m. Open mic followed by presentation by poet Roger Hecht, author ‘Farmers Awake!’ rally songs and poems from New York’s Anti-Rent War.’ Free, open to public. Presented by Community Arts Network of Oneonta. 607-432-2070.
►Friday, November 19
BLOOD DRIVE – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Community Bible Chapel, 577 Greenough Rd., Cooperstown. 800-733-2767.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Unique hand-crafted gifts, homemade baked goods, more. Presented by Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association. Proceeds go to Schoharie Valley Railroad and 1743 Palatine House Museums. At the Schoharie Valley Railroad Museum Complex, 143 Depot Ln., Schoharie. 518-295-7505.
BOOK CLUB – 1 p.m. Discuss novel ‘The Alice Network’ by Kate Quinn with the group. Available at library desk. Springfield Library, 129 County
Rd. 29A, Springfield Center. 315-858-5802.
OPEN HOUSE – 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Support local artists at open house/reception featuring Tracy Helgeson and Ashley Norwood Cooper, paintings, and Marcie Schwartzman, sculpture. Includes warming pit outside the gallery and warm refreshments inside. The Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. 607-547-5327.
CHICKEN DINNER – 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Enjoy Brooks chicken dinner and pie sale to benefit The Cooperstown Food Pantry’s for Thanksgiving. Cost, $12/dinner. Take out only. Christ Church Episcopal, 69 Fair St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9555.
BENEFIT AUCTION – 5:30 – 8 p.m. 15th annual auction for the Greater Oneonta Historical Society. Find cool items to bid on and support this local historical society. Quality Inn, 5206 State Hwy 23, Oneonta. 607-432-0960.
BIRD BEHAVIOR – 7:30 p.m. Join behavioral ecologist Anne Clark for ‘Through the Eyes and Lives of Crows:
Opportunities and Challenges of Anthropogenic Change.’ Clark presents the results of a study of the crow population of Ithaca and the wider implications for the species globally. Registration required for Zoom. Presented by the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society. Visit doas.us/through-the-eyes-and-lives-of-crows/
►Saturday, Nov. 20
VACCINE CLINIC – 8:15 – 11:30 a.m. Established Bassett patients aged 18+ are invited to receive a flu shot or the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Bassett Family Medicine, Ste 9, 739 Rte 28, Southside Oneonta. 607-431-1015.
BOOSTER CLINIC – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Eligible people are invited to receive their booster shot for the Pfizer, Moderna, or J&J COVID-19 vaccine. Must be aged 18+ and bring vaccine and insurance card. Walk-ins welcome. Foxcare Center,
1 Foxcare Dr., Oneonta.
HOLIDAY SHOPPING – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Find gifts for your
loved ones among the antiques, cookies, natural products, crafts and more available at this years holiday bazaar. Also enjoy soup, chili, & take-out. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-4102.
HOLIDAY MARKET – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Get the holiday shopping done and help local charities. Participating vendors will be donating 25% of profits to Orpheus Theater and Foothills Performing Arts Center. There will be everything from make-up to woodwork available. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080.

►Saturday, Nov. 20
HOLIDAY BAZAAR – 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Unique hand-crafted
gifts, homemade baked goods, and daily raffle for basket filled with specialty items. Presented by Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association. Proceeds go to Schoharie Valley Railroad and 1743 Palatine House Museums. At the Schoharie Valley Railroad Museum Complex, 143 Depot Ln., Schoharie. 518-295-7505.
AUTUMN SOUP & STEW –
Noon till soup is gone! Drive in and order cup of soup or stew to support local church. Donations will go to repair the churches foundation. Take-out only. United Methodist Church of Cooperstown Junction, 6367 St. Hwy. 7, Maryland.
THEATER – 1 & 6 p.m. Enjoy theatrical production ‘The Song of Pandora,’ $5 suggested donation. The Red Door Church, 381 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-7520.
ROAST BEEF DINNER – 4 – 8 p.m. Support a local fire department and enjoy dinner of roast beef, roast potatoes,
salad, more. Dine in or eat out. Cost, $20/dinner. Hartwick Fire Department Co. #2, 4877 State Hwy. 28, Hartwick Seminary. 607-547-8091.
LIFESKILLS – 4 – 6 p.m. Teens learn to cook with Lynn. Menu posted to FB. Seating limited, reservations required. Presented by The Oneonta Teen Center. 50 Dietz St., Oneonta. 607-441-3999.
SYMPHONY – 7 p.m. The Catskill Symphony Orchestra presents serenades by a trio of master composers: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonín Dvořák, Richard Strauss. Health guidelines will be followed. Cost is $32/adult. Foothills Performing Art Center, Oneonta. Visit catskillsymphonyorchestra.org
►Sunday, Nov. 21
HOLIDAY BAZAAR – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. At the Schoharie Valley Railroad Museum. See Saturday Listing.
DECORATING – 2 p.m. Join Cooperstown Christmas
Committee to help decorate Santa’s cottage and the
village lampposts for the holidays. Decorations provided, bring gloves and ladders. Meet at Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. E-mail cooptownchristmas@gmail.com to reserve a pole.
AUCTION – 5 p.m. Online benefit auction for the Greater Oneonta Historical Soceity concludes. Visit oneontahistory.org/event/gohs-online-annual-benefit-auction/ before it’s too late.
►Monday, Nov. 22
HISTORY PROGRAM – 7 p.m. “The Assassination of John F. Kennedy – 58 Years Later” with Washington D.C. History Center. Free webinar, pre-registration required. Presented by Sharon Historical Society. Call 518-860-5513 or visit sharonhistoricalsocietyny.org to register.
►Thursday, Nov. 25
SENIOR LUNCH – Noon. The Otsego County Office for the Aging invites residents aged 60+ to lunch. Must call 24 hours ahead. Suggested donation $3.50. Milford United
Methodist Church, 113 N. Main
St., Milford. 607-547-6454.
►Friday, November 26
THANKSGIVING – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Stroll through The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. See Friday Listing.
BLOOD DRIVE – Noon – 6 p.m. Elm Park Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 1-800-733-2767.
SANTA ARRIVES – 5 p.m. Greet Santa as he arrives at his
cottage. Refreshments and music. Please wear a mask to visit Santa’s cottage. Pioneer Park, Cooperstown.
►Saturday, Nov. 27
SPRINGFIELD READS – 10 a.m. Springfield community members present stories of thankfulness for the youth of Springfield. In collaboration with Hyde Hall. Springfield Library, 129 County Rd. 29A, Springfield Center. 315-858-5802.
WREATH FESTIVAL – 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Stop by to bid on holiday wreaths created by community members and businesses. Holiday raffle, silent auction, holiday cheer. Benefits the association and the Scholarship Fund. Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9777.
THANKSGIVING – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Stroll through The Farmers’ Museum. See Friday Listing.
VIRTUAL TOUR – 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Explore ‘Believe in Yourself: What We Learned From Arthur.’ See original illustrations spanning the career of Marc Brown, the creator of the Arthur adventure book series. Free, registration required. Suggested donation, $10. Presented by The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400.
►Tuesday, Nov. 30
BLOOD DRIVE – 1 – 6 p.m. Garrattsville Fire Department, 4413 St. Rt. 51, Garrattsville, 800-733-2767.
OPEN HOUSE – 4:30 p.m. Congressman Brian Miller hosts open house at new district office. Bring questions, comments, or concerns about the state legislature, plus non-perishable food to donate to ‘Feed Our Vets’ food drive. Ribbon cutting at 4:45. Brian Miller’s District Office, 48 Genesee St., New Hartford. 315-736-3879.
CRIMINAL ELEMENT –
6 p.m. Mystery and thriller
authors come together to write a short story live on this edition of ‘Once Upon a Crime’.Presented by Huntington
Memorial Library, Oneonta. 607-432-1980.
►Wednesday, Dec. 1
SANTA VISITS – 6 p.m. Bring the kids to tell Santa their Christmas wishes. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980.
►Thursday, Dec. 2
ARTFUL JOURNAL – 1 p.m. Record your feelings/experiences through sketch,
collage, calligraphy, and more with a supportive group. Please bring your own supplies. Springfield Library, 129 County Rd. 29A, Springfield. 315-858-5802.
CHRISTMAS TREE – 6:30 p.m. Learn the properties of different varieties of Christmas trees from scent to needle
retention and more. Hybrid class offers either in-person discussion or online. Presented by The Cornell Cooperative Extension, 173 S. Grand St., Cobleskill. 607-547-2536.
►Friday, December 3
HOLIDAY TOUR – 3 –
8 p.m. Tour the historic
village by lantern. See it dressed in its winter finery, learn about winter celebration including Christmas and how they were celebrated in
Upstate New York in years past. Cost, $20/adult. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450.
►Saturday, Dec. 4
HOLIDAY TOUR – 3 – 8 p.m. Tour the historic village by lantern. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. See Friday Listing.
LIFESKILLS – 4 – 6 p.m. Teens learn to cook with Lynn. Menu posted to FB. Seating limited, reservations required. Presented by The Oneonta Teen Center. 50 Dietz St., Oneonta. 607-441-3999.

 

 

Calendar 11-11-21

What’s fun in Otsego County

►Thursday, Nov. 11
BOOK CLUB – Pick up a copy of ‘Writers & Lovers’ by Lilly King, then discuss it with the group on Zoom on 11/30 at 7 p.m. Presented by Huntington Memorial Library, Oneonta. Visit facebook.com/hmloneonta/ for info.
CELEBRATION – 9 a.m. Celebrate Hall of Famers who served in the armed forces. Visitors will also have a chance to write a letter to military personnel and veterans from noon – 2 p.m. which will be sent through Operation Gratitude. Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. 607-547-7200.
FOREST WALK – 9 – 10:30 a.m. Learn about ‘The Forest from the Ground Up’ with Jeff O’Handley. Walk focuses on the forest floor and how it supports everything above. Registration required. Presented with Glimmerglass Film Days. Presented by Otsego County Conservation Association. Meet at gate of Clark Tower Trail, Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. 607-547-4488.

Calendar 11-4-21

What’s fun in Otsego County

►Thursday, Nov. 4
LIBRARY RESOURCES –
10 a.m. Learn how to access eBooks, eAudio, and eMagazines through Libby/Overdrive apps. Cooperstown Village
Library. 607-547-8344.

ART EXHIBIT – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Enjoy exhibit by award winning artist Enid Baxter Ryce, whose film, ‘War and the Weather,’ is included in the Glimmerglass Film Days film festival. The Smithy Gallery, 55 Pioneer St., Cooperstown. 607-547-8881.

SENIOR DINING – 11:30a.m. Residents aged 60+ are invited to enjoy lunch of Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetables, more. Cost, $3.50/person. Reservations required. Presented by Otsego County Office for the Aging. Richfield Springs Community Center, 6 Ann St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-3200.

NUTRITION – 2 p.m. Join nutrition educator Kimberly Ferstler, CCE, to discuss cooking for 1 – 2 people, barriers to cooking at home, and how to overcome these barriers. Cooperstown Senior Community Center, 31 Elm St., Cooperstown. coopseniorcenter@gmail.com.

Calendar 10-7-21

What’s fun in Otsego County

►Thursday, Oct. 7
ART GALLERY – Local artist May-Britt Joyce is the artist of the month and will be displaying paintings featuring lake and Cooperstown views, flora and fauna, and more. Samples of her pet portraits are included and benefit the Susquehanna SPCA. The Family Tree Gallery, 171 Main St., Cooperstown.
HARVEST CELEBRATION – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate the harvest season in 1800s style. Walk around the historic village and enjoy the fall activities: wagon rides, corn shelling/grinding,tinsmithing, and more. Included with admission. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit farmersmuseum.org/event/celebration-of-autumn/
OPEN HOUSE – 2 p.m. Celebrate the completion of a 3-year project to improve the local waste water treatment plant. The public is invited to meet the operators, tour the facilities, and hear remarks from Mayor Tillapaugh, state representatives. Delaware Engineering representatives will discuss upgrades to protect the Susquehanna River and expand capacity for the future. Driveway access is between the ball fields at the south end of Linden Ave. Waste Water Treatment Plant, Cooperstown. 607-322-4039.
DISCUSSION – 6 p.m. Speaker Michelle Schenandoah of the Oneida Nation Wolf Clan will be discussing ‘Hartwick’s Place on Haudenosaunee Land’ about the Haudenosaunee confederacy, on whose lands Hartwick college sits, and what Hartwick could do to honor its obligations to Indigenous people and governments now and into the future. Jager Museum, Hartwick College, Oneonta. 607-431-4480 or visitfacebook.com/yagermuseum/
►Friday, October 8
HARVEST CELEBRATION – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate the harvest season in 1800s style. See Thursday Listing.
GHOST TOUR – 6 – 7:30 p.m. Take guided lantern tour through 200-year-old mansion full of spooky stories and restless souls. Cost, $20/adult. Extended walking and stair climbing. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd., Cooperstown 607-547-5098 or visit hydehall.org
MUSICAL – 7 p.m. Get a behind-the-scenes look at off-broadway musical ‘Radiant Baby’ about the life and work of Keith Haring, whose art is on display through 10/11. Radiant Baby features 3 musical performances by Lena Hall (Tony award winner, Grammy nominee) Debra Barsha (composer/co-lyricist) who were part of the original production. Includes discussion of the show’s history and creative process with Stuart Ross (book/co-lyricist) and Stephen Brackett (director). Free, available for streaming on Facebook and YouTube. Presented by The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit fenimoreartmuseum.org/
THEATER – 7:30 p.m. Come enjoy a spooky stage production of Shirley Jackson’s ‘The Haunting of Hill House.’ Cost, $20/adult. Presented by Bigger Dreams Productions. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Visit biggerdreamsproductions.org/
►Saturday, Oct. 9
PANCAKE BREAKFAST – 8 a.m. until sold out. Stop by for pancakes, eggs, sausage, and
more to support a local fire department. Take-out only. Some outdoor seating if weather cooperates. Cost, $8/meal. Richfield Springs Fire Department, 34 E. James St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-0850 or visit facebook.com/richfieldspringsfire-
department
GOLF WALK – 8 – 9:30 a.m. Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Leatherstocking Golf Course and learn how it is managed to reduce the use of water and chemicals and make the course a place for plants, wildlife, and golfers. Presented by Otsego County Conservation Association with Mike O’Neill, course superintendent. Free, registration required. Meet at the course. Use entrance at Cooperstown Country Club, 5748 NY-80, Cooperstown. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/leatherstocking-golf-course-walk/
FALL FLING – 10 a.m. –
5 p.m. A spring tradition is happening in the Fall this year. The Cooperstown Rotary Club presents their annual craft fair featuring vendors, artisans, live music, food, drink, crafts and much more.
New this year is the Utica Zoomobile. Returning is the ever-popular Basket Auction. Proceeds help to support variety of local foundations. On the lawn, The Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. Visit cooperstownfallfling.com/
HARVEST CELEBRATION – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate the harvest season in 1800s style. See Thursday Listing.
OPERA – 12:55 p.m. View live performance of the Metropolitan Opera, streaming live in Oneonta. This week is the performance of ‘Boris Godunov’ depicting the life of the Tsar of Russia during what is known as ‘The Time of Trouble’ around 1600. Cost, $20/adult. Lunch available for purchase separately from Soda Jerks. Showing at the Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org
IROQUOIS MUSEUM – 1 – 4 p.m. Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day at the musuem with contemporary art show ‘Identity/Identify’ featuring speaker Drew Hayden
Taylor, writer/journalist who discusses role of humor in negotiating difficult issues such as tribal membership, colonization, and adoption as a mixed race individual. Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Rd., Howes Cave. 518-296-8949 or visit iroquoismuseum.org
TRAIN ROBBERY – 2 p.m. Get in the spirit of the Old West with train ride which gets stopped unexpectedly for some Wild West action with gunfights and explosions. Fun for the whole family. Refreshments available. Cost, $22/adult. Cooperstown Charlotte Valley Railroad, departing from the Milford Depot, 136 E. Main St., Milford. 607-432-2429 or visit cooperstowntrain.com
MEMORIAL – 2:30 p.m. Celebrate the life and contributions of Paul Kuhn. A bench in his honor will be placed by the Cooperstown Christmas Committee and the Village of Cooperstown in Pioneer Park, Cooperstown.
LIFESKILLS – 4 – 6 p.m. Teens are invited to learn to cook with Lynn. Menu posted to Facebook. Seating limited, reservations required. Present-
ed by The Oneonta Teen Center. 50 Dietz St., Oneonta. 607 441 3999 or visit Facebook.com/oneonta.teencenter
GHOST TOUR – 6 – 7:30 p.m. Take guided lantern tour through 200-year-old mansion.
See Friday listing. 607-547-5098 or visit hydehall.org
THEATER – 7:30 p.m. Come enjoy a spooky stage production of Shirley Jackson’s ‘The Haunting of Hill House.’ See Friday Listing.
►Sunday, October 10
FRANKLIN MARKET – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Find delicious local produce from the Franklin area, including bread, beef, plant seedlings and more. Also, enjoy music in the market from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. featuring classic country blues singer Randy Miritello. Franklin Farmers Market, lawn in front of Chapel Hall, 15 Institute St., Franklin. Visit https://franklinlocal.org/
SECOND SUNDAY SOUP! – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Serving homemade soups every 2nd Sunday of month. Takeout only. All are welcome. Donations to Schuyler Lake United Methodist Church appreciated. At The Pantry, 1472 County Hwy 22, Schuyler Lake.

►Sunday, October 10
Calendar from Pg. 11
CPR TRAINING – 1 – 5 p.m. Learn to perform CPR alone or with a team and what to do to keep yourself and others safe. Registration required. Participants aged 14 or older. Cost, $88/non-member. Multi-purpose room, Oneonta YMCA, 20-26 Ford Ave., Oneonta.
THEATER – 2 p.m. Come enjoy a spooky stage production of Shirley Jackson’s ‘The Haunting of Hill House.’ See Friday Listing.
►Monday, October 11
HARVEST CELEBRATION – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Final day of the autumn celebration. See Thursday Listing.
BIRD SEED WREATH – 7 – 8:30 p.m. Join the Oneonta Federated Garden Club with Sally Lane and Sabrina Beckerink demonstrating how to make bird seed wreaths to hang in the garden or give as gifts. Hands-on program for the first meeting of the year. All welcome. St. James Church, 305 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-1458 or visit facebook.com/Oneonta-Federated-Garden-Club-133855897358767/
HISTORY PROGRAM – 7 p.m. “The Adler Hotel – From Heyday to Present Day” with Ron Ketelsen. Free webinar, pre-registration required. Presented by Sharon Historical Society. 518-860-5513 or visit sharonhistoricalsocietyny.org to register.
►Tuesday, October 12
GRAND OPENING – Noon. Bring your four-footed friend to celebrate ribbon cutting of the Dog Park in Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-432-0680 or visit facebook.com/oneontarec/
►Wednesday, Oct. 13
TRAP SHOOT – 1 & 6 p.m. Bring your shotgun and shells for afternoon and evening trapshoot. (Weather permitting). Cost, $1/round. Please follow all firearm regulations. Crumhorn Rod & Gun Club, 574 Crumhorn Lake Rd., Maryland. 607-638-9379 or visit facebook.com/crumhornrodandgunclub/
BLOOD DRIVE – 2 – 7 p.m. Schenevus Central School, 159 Main St., Schenevus. 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org
VISITING WRITERS – 7 p.m. The Hartwick College presents the first reading in the Visiting Writers Series. This month will feature poet Roger W. Hecht (Associate professor of English at SUNY Oneonta) reading from his works, meeting with students, and giving insights to what its like to be a professional writer. Free. Masks, vaccination required. Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, Hartwick College, Oneonta. 607-431-4921.
►Thursday, Oct. 14
ANNUAL DINNER – 5:30 p.m. Fundraising dinner with the Greater Oneonta Historical Society. Celebrate accomplishments, raise money for the future. Cost, $55/non-member. Hosted at Toscana Northern Italian Grill, 76 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit oneontahistory.org/event/gohs-annual-dinner/
►Friday, October 15
BLOOD DRIVE – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Community Bible Chapel, 577 Greenough Rd., Cooperstown. 800-733-2767.
CHICKEN DINNER – 4:30 – 6 p.m. Enjoy a take-out Brooks chicken dinner: half chicken, coleslaw, baked potato, roll. Cost, $12/dinner. Pre-orders by Wednesday encouraged. First Baptist Church of Cooperstown, 21 Elm St., Cooperstown. Contact baptistcooperstown@gmail.com with name, number, quantity.
GHOST TOURS – 5:30 p.m. Join lantern-lit tour through historic village to find ‘Things That Go Bump in the Night’. 6 tours/night, 8 people/tour. Reservation required. Recommended for ages 10+. Cost, $17/non-member. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1456 or visit farmersmuseum.org/

Calendar 9-30-21

What’s fun in Otsego County

►Thursday, Sept. 30
HARVEST CELEBRATION – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Celebrate the harvest season in 1800s style. Walk around the historic village, learn from the interpreters and enjoy fall activities. Included with admission. The Farmers’ Museum, near Cooperstown. 607-547-1450.
BLOOD DRIVE – Noon – At 5 p.m. Zion Episcopal Church, 162 Main St., Morris For info: 1-800-733-2767.
WARD MEETING – At 7 p.m. First Ward members are invited to attend a meeting with Common Council Member Luke Murphy. First Floor conference room, City Hall in Oneonta. For info: 518-275-7365.
►Friday, OcT. 1
HARVEST CELEBRATION – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Celebrate the harvest season in 1800s style. See Thursday Listing.
►Saturday, Oct. 2
CLEAN SWEEP – From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Residents of the town of Hartwick are invited to dispose of damaged furniture, yard trash, and scrap metal. There will also be a yard sale of donated items. Check the website for the full list of what can be dropped of for disposal and the charges. Hartwick Town Hall, 103 Town Dr. in Hartwick. For info: 607-547-8070.
HARVEST CELEBRATION – From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Celebrate the harvest season. See Thursday Listing. LIFESKILLS – From 4 to 6 p.m. Teens are invited to learn to cook with Lynn. Menu posted to FB. Seating limited, reservations required. Presented by The Oneonta Teen Center. At 50 Dietz St. in Oneonta. For info: 607 441 3999 or www.facebook.com/oneonta.teencenter.
►Saturday, October 2
OUTDOOR CONCERT – 7 p.m. Enjoy an evening out with Corey Harris, one of the performers who popularized the Blues in the 90s. Tickets, $26/non-member. West Kortright Center, 49 West Kortright Church Rd., East Meredith. 607-278-5454.

►Sunday, Oct. 3
HARVEST FEST – From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Celebrate Autumn with the Middlefield Historical Association. Fest includes a history exhibit, games, activities like pumpkin painting for the little ones. There will also be a tractor show, an artisan booth, and the Lucky Draw Auction featuring items donated by local crafters. Food available from Tickled Pink Food Truck. Free, open to the public, donations appreciated. At the Old Middlefield Schoolhouse, 3698 County Route 35 in Middlefield. For info: 607-242-6449.
FRANKLIN MARKET – From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Find delicious local produce from the Franklin area, everything from bread to beef to plant seedlings and more. Also, enjoy music in the market from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., featuring Thumbs & The Professor performing wide variety of blues, traditional and original tunes. At the Franklin Farmers Market lawn in front of Chapel Hall at 15 Institute St. in Franklin.
WELCOME HOME FEST – At 12:30 p.m. Parishoners, new and old are invited to return to church to welcome new Pastor Michael Cambi. There will be food, prizes, games, and more. Must be present to win. St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 31 Elm St., in Cooperstown. For info: 607-547-2213.
►Monday, Oct. 4
PHOTOGRAPHY EXCURSION – From 7 to 8 a.m. Enjoy early morning walk and photo lesson all about how to photograph Otsego Lake at sunrise. Presented by staff member Kevin Gray providing tips on composition, light & shadow, techniques and more. Cost is $17/non-member. At Fenimore Art Museum, near Cooperstown. For info: 607-547-1400.
RABIES CLINIC – From 4 to 7 p.m. Free rabies vaccination for cats, dogs, ferrets. Scheduling to follow social distancing. First come, first serve. At the Susquehanna SPCA, County Route 28 near Cooperstown. For info: 607-547-4230 or visit sqspca.org.
►Wednesday, OCT. 6
TRAP SHOOT – At 1 and 6 p.m. Bring your shotgun and shells for fun afternoon and evening trapshoot. (Weather permitting). Cost is $1/round. Please follow all firearm regulations. At Crumhorn Rod & Gun Club, 574 Crumhorn Lake Rd. in Maryland. For info: 607-638-9379.
AUTHOR READING – At 7 p.m. Author Lila Nordstrom ‘Some Kids Left Behind’ discusses her book about her experience as a student at Stuyvesant High School in Lower Manhattan on 9/11 to her adult life as an activist testifying before congress for the Victim Compensation Act to include civilians who were exposed to toxins in the aftermath of 9/11. Come listen and discuss. Registration required for Zoom meeting. Presented by Franklin Free Library. For info: 607-829-2941.
►Thursday, Oct. 7
OPEN HOUSE – At 2 p.m. Celebrate the completion of a three-year project to improve the water treatment plant. At the south end of Linden Ave. in Cooperstown.
For info: 607-322-4039.
►Friday, October 8
HARVEST CELEBRATION – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate the harvest season in 1800s style. See Thursday Listing.
GHOST TOUR – 6 – 7:30 p.m. Take guided lantern tour through 200 year old mansion full of spooky stories and restless souls. Cost, $20/adult. Extended walking and stair climbing is part of the tour. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd., Cooperstown 607-547-5098.

Calendar 9-15-2021

A complete guide to what’s fun in Otsego County

Thursday, Sept. 16
RUMMAGE & BOOK SALE – From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. At First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St. in Oneonta. Call 607-432-4102 or visit https://www.firstumc-oneonta.org/.
AUTHOR SERIES – At 2 p.m. Author Dan Taylor discusses his book “Lights, Camera, Fastball: How the Hollywood Stars Changed Baseball”. Free, registration for Zoom required. Presented by the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. For info: 607-547-7200 or www.baseballhall.org/events/virtual-author-series-ralph-wimbish?date=0.
WRITERS SALON – At 7:30 p.m. CANO presents drama salon “Applause,” featuring original works and presentations. Open mic is cancelled to fit as many performers as possible. Presented through Zoom by the Community Arts Network of Oneonta. For info: 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/writers-salon.
Friday, Sept. 17
RUMMAGE & BOOK SALE – At 9 a.m. to noon. Bring a bag and fill it up with whatever
you find for $2. At First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., in Oneonta.
CHICKEN DINNER – From 4:30 to 6 p.m. Enjoy a take-out Brooks chicken dinner including a half chicken, coleslaw, baked potato, roll. $12/dinner. At First Baptist Church of Cooperstown, 21 Elm St. in Cooperstown. Contact baptistcooperstown@gmail.com with name, number, quantity to pre-order.
Saturday, Sept. 18
EXHIBIT OPENING – From 4 to 6 p.m. Enjoy the last show of the “High Alert Artists Speak Out” series featuring “Direct from Nairobi: Adam Masava.” Masava is a self-taught Kenyan artist who draws on positive inspiration from the people of his community, the notorious Mukuru slum. Showing through Nov. 13. At The Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Rd. in Middlefield. For info: 607-547-5327 or www.facebook.com/TheArtGarageCooperstown/.
LIFESKILLS – From 4 to 6 p.m. Teens are invited to learn to cook with Lynn. Menu posted to FB. Seating limited, reservations required. Presented by The Oneonta Teen Center at 50 Dietz St. in Oneonta. For info: 607 441 3999 or visit www.facebook.com/oneonta.teencenter.
MOVIE NIGHT – At 7 p.m. Join the Richfield Springs Library and the community center for a showing of “Luca.” At the Richfield Springs Community Center, 6 Ann St. in Richfield Springs. For info: 315-858-0230 or Richfield Springs Public Library on Facebook.
Sunday, Sept. 19
FUNDRAISER – At 1 p.m. Golf tournament to support the Friends of the Oneonta Theater in its efforts to reopen the historic theater. 18 holes, a putting contest, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, more. Cost is $75/player. At the Oneonta Country Club, 9 Country Club Dr. in Oneonta. Call 607-432-8950 or www.oneontacountryclub.org/events-1.
TRIBUTE CONCERT – At 3 p.m. Tribute to J. S. Bach featuring David Fung on piano exploring works of homage and devotion. The performance is dedicated to all those affected by the pandemic. Presented by the Friends of Music of Stamford. At the Stamford United Methodist Church, 88 Main St. in Stamford. For info: 518-918-8003 or www.friendsmusic.org/.
Monday, Sept. 20
HARVEST CELEBRATION – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate the harvest season in 1800s style. Learn from historic interpreters and enjoy other fall activities in the historic village. Wagon rides, corn shelling/grinding, tinsmithing with the blacksmith, and more. Included with admission. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit https://www.farmersmuseum.org/event/celebration-of-autumn/

Tuesday, Sept. 21
ART TRIP – 7 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Join GOHS for a bus trip to the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass., and The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, known for vast galleries and collection of indoor and outdoor performing arts venues. $98/person. All participants must be fully vaccinated. Registration required by 9/7. Meet at Price Chopper, Oneonta parking lot. Call 607-432-1385 or visit https://oneontahistory.org/ for info.
HARVEST CELEBRATION – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate the harvest season in 1800s style. See Monday listing.
ILLUSIONIST – 6 p.m. Leon Etienne will perform jaw-dropping illusions and magic tricks. Live at Lake Front park, Cooperstown. Visit https://www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryofCooperstown/
FIRE SEMINAR – 7 p.m. Local firefighters are invited to “The ABCs of Rescue Company Operations.” Presented by the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs. $40/non-member. Worcester Fire Department, 36 Church St., Worcester. Visit www.nysfirechiefs.com for info.
Wednesday, Sept. 22
HARVEST CELEBRATION – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate the harvest season in 1800s style. See Monday listing.
TRAP SHOOT – 1 & 6 p.m. Bring your shotgun and shells for fun afternoon and evening trapshoot. (Weather permitting). $1/round. Please follow all firearm regulations. Crumhorn Rod & Gun Club, 574 Crumhorn Lake Rd., Maryland. 607-638-9379 or visit https://www.facebook.com/crumhornrodandgunclub/
Thursday, Sept. 23
HARVEST CELEBRATION – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate the harvest season in 1800s style. See Monday listing.
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 they did for each other. Suggested donation $3. Presented by Bright Hill Press & Literary Center. 607-829-5055 or visit https://www.facebook.com/brighthp/
Friday, Sept. 24
HARVEST CELEBRATION – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate the harvest season in 1800s style. See Monday listing.
Saturday, Sept. 25
HIGHWAY CLEAN-UP – 8:30 – 11 a.m. Join the Otsego County Conservation Association to clean up a 2-mile section of local highway. Wear sturdy/comfortable shoes, long pants. Other equipment provided. Registration required. Meet at OCCA’s office, 207 State Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. 607-547-4488 or visit https://occainfo.org/calendar/occa-highway-cleanup/
HARVEST CELEBRATION – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate the harvest season in 1800s style. See Monday listing.
LIFESKILLS – 4 – 6 p.m. Teens learn to cook with Lynn. See previous Saturday listing.
MOVIE NIGHT – 7 p.m. Join the Richfield Springs Library and Community Center for a showing of ‘The One and Only Ivan.’ Richfield Springs Community Center, 6 Ann St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-0230 or visit www.facebook.com/Richfield-Springs-Public-Library-1068210423236404/
Sunday, Sept. 26
HARVEST CELEBRATION – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate the harvest season in 1800s style. See Monday listing.
FRANKLIN MARKET – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Find local produce from the Franklin area and enjoy music from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Franklin Farmers Market, lawn in front of Chapel Hall, 15 Institute St., Franklin. Visit https://franklinlocal.org/

 

Calendar September 2, 2021

►Thursday, Sept. 2
New York STATE FAIR – From 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. A 13-day showcase of agriculture, entertainment, education and technology. At the Great New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. in Syracuse. For info: 315-487-7711 or visit nysfair.ny.gov.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEB. 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEB. 16

Writers’ Workshop Features Poet

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Last Day to register for the Seed Catalog Workshop. Info,

cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2017/02/18/making-sense-of-seed-catalogs-workshop

Last Day to reserve a seat at the Oneonta Vets Club Steak Dinner 2/17. Info, 432-0494

WRITERS SALON – 7:30-9 p.m. Begins with open mic where writers can read their personal works. Followed by a presentation by the featured author, Poet Bob Benson. Event is free and open to the public. Community Arts Network of Oneonta. Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, www.canoneonta.org/event/writers-salon-bob-benson/?instance_id=701

OPEN MIC – 7-10 p.m. Come share your story of love. Whether its for your pet, your significant other, or grilled cheese. All stories are welcome. Roots Brewing Company, 175 Main St., Oneonta. Info, greentoadbookstore.com/events/love-stories-open-mic-night/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 26

Unique Holiday Wreaths

At CAA’s Adorn-A-Door

Horse hair, seed pearls and porcelain curlers adorn the wreath outside the wig-maker's shop in Colonial Williamsburg. (Susan Reimer/Baltimore Sun)

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY!

To Learn How You Can Help Area Families This Holiday Season CLICK HERE.

ADORN-A-DOOR – 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Silent Auction of Decorated Wreaths. Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. To learn more CLICK HERE.

CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. “Front Country” performs live at the Otesaga Resort Hotel, 60 Lake St., Cooperstown. Info, (607)547-1812, info@cooperstownconcertseries.org, cooperstownconcertseries.org/front.html

VIKING DINNER – 7-10 p.m. Oneonta Teen Center, 4 Academy St., Oneonta.

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