BUDGET HEARING – 6:30 p.m. Learn about the proposed school Budget. Jr./Sr. High School Library, Cooperstown Central School. Info, www.cooperstowncs.org
HIP-HOP OPERA – 7 p.m. See the world premier of “Stomping Grounds,” a show that blends hip-hop and opera to tell a story about survivors of gentrification, the disruption of sacred land, and the fracturing of tradition and history by contemporary realities. SUNY Oneonta Center for Multicultural Experience. Info, glimmerglass.org/festival/second-stages-2017/stomping-grounds/
CLIMATE CHANGE LECTURE – 7 p.m. “US Energy Transition: The Plight of Fossil Fuels and the Rise of Renewables.” A talk by Village Trustee Lou Alstadt on the urgent need to confront climate change by adopting a national carbon tax and dividend policy. Templeton Hall, 63 Pioneer St., Cooperstown. Info, Adrian Kuzminski, moderator, Sustainable Otsego, email@example.com
MUSICAL – 7 p.m. Bring the family out for this presentation of Disney’s “High School Musical.” Bring school supplies to donate and half the proceeds of the show go to the Family Service Association “Back to School” drive. Oneonta High School Auditorium, 31 Center Street, Oneonta. Info, www.oneontacsd.org
ART EXHIBIT RECEPTION – 5-8 p.m. Exhibits “Within The Happy Crowd,” by Kate Shannon and “Icelandic Images,” by Bret Delanoy opens at the Community Arts Network of Oneonta. Includes music by Wendy Slicer. Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, www.canoneonta.org/calendar/
SPRING CRAFT SHOW – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Come find unique items for gifts from the many vendors. Includes drawings for door prizes and a basket raffle. FoxCare Center, 1 FoxCare Drive, Oneonta.
VIOLIN RECITAL – 1 p.m. Performance by Imad Rajib Altaha with free will offering to benefit the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees. Mr. Altaha received his Bachelor of Music Arts from Bagdad Univeristy in 1994 and has played the violin for 30 years. Inlcudes light refreshments, open to the public. First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. Info, call 547-8401
SOUTH AFRICAN BANQUET – 6-9 p.m. The Mali Education project presents a South African benefit bazaar, dinner and documentary fill titled “Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai,” about the founder of the Green belt Movement in Kenya and winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize. Tickets, $15 adults, $10 children over 5. Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford Ave, Oneonta. Reservation, call (607)434-3303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Info, uuso.org
WORLD OF WOOL – 11 a.m. Learn about local wool and its journey to be clothing. Includes an educational display, a community knitting circle, spinning & weaving demonstrations, live music, and a chance to meet a local Angora Rabbit. At the Cooperstown Farmers Market. Info, www.facebook.com/CooperstownFarmersMarket/
MUSIC FESTIVAL – 7-10 p.m. Bluegrass Americana music festival headlined by The Gibson Brothers. Foothills Performing Arts Center, 24 Market St., Oneonta. Info, foothillspac.org
CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. The Big Galute jewish ensemble band performance explores the intersection between classical and klezmers music, and Jewish music of the Balkans, Turkey, and the US. Anderson Theater, Hartwick College. Info, www.biggalute.com or call the Hartwick College department of music @ (607)431-4800
BENEFIT CONCERT – 7-10 p.m. St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and concert with the Stoddard Hollow String Band to benefit the Milford Food Pantry that was lost in the recent church fire. Dinner starts at 11 a.m., concert at 7 p.m. Donations of non-perishable food will be collected. The Elm Inn, 104 East Main Street, Milford. Info (607) 286-9525 or (607) 435-4658.
DINNER – 4-7 p.m. Celebrate St. Patty’s day with a Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner and a performance by the Irish Step Dancers. St. Mary’s Parish Center, 31 Elm St., Cooperstown. Info, (607)437-4626 or email email@example.com
WRITERS SALON – 7:30-9 p.m. Opens with an open mic followed by a presentation from author of the month, Joseph Mish. Community Arts Network of Oneonta. Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, www.canoneonta.org/calendar/
COOPERSTOWN – Cooperstown Hawkeye boys’ and girls’ teams emerged victorious last evening as the Dick White Tournament, an annual Christmas vacation highlight reached its conclusion.
The boys beat the Cobleskill Richmondville Bulldogs 74-62 in the tournament finals; the Lady Hawkeyes beat the Sidney Lady Warriors 62-32. The Hawkeyes’ high scorers were Megan Perrino with 16, and Jack Lambert with 23.
The boys started the night weak but as the game progressed, they definitely made up for it. The boys had done well so far in the annual Dick White Holiday Tournament and finished well also.
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PLANETARIUM – 7-8 p.m. Sky Talk: Leonid Meteor Shower, Fall Galaxies, and video “Wonders of the Universe” SUNY Oneonta Planetarium, 108 Ravine Pkwy., Oneonta. Reservations required. Seats free. Info, oneonta.edu/planetarium/publicshow.asp
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – 4-7 p.m. Pack a shoebox with items that will bring joy to children as they are delivered around the world. Collection point at Main St. Baptist Church, corner of Main and Maple Sts., Oneonta. Info, @ www.msbchurch.org/occ or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (607)432-5712
THEATER – 2 p.m. High School musical, “Into the Woods.” Cooperstown Central School, 39 Linden Ave, Cooperstown. Info, cooperstowncs.org
ART EXHIBIT – 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Drawings “Life on the Family Farm in the 40s & 50s” by Lavern Kelly. The Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. Info, (607)547-5327 or email email@example.com or visit the FACEBOOK page.
SOUP! – 11 a.m.-2 p.m., “Second Sunday Soup,” serving homemade hot soup every 2nd Sunday of month. Takeout available. All welcome, donations appreciated. At the Polly House (next to the Fire House), Schuyler Lake. More info at lollywinne.wix.com/littlewhitechurch
FILM SERIES – 9:30 a.m.-Noon. “ Brunch and Discussion with Peter Rutkoff, “The Language You Cry In.” Templeton Hall, 63 Pioneer St., Cooperstown. Info, glimmerglassfilmdays.org/films-events.
THEATER – 7 p.m. High School musical, “Into the Woods.” Cooperstown Central School, 39 Linden Ave., Cooperstown. Info, cooperstowncs.org
SYMPHONY – 7:30 p.m. Catskill Symphony presents Concert II: Featuring Tenor Jon Frederic West performing Wagner and Vaughan Williams. Symphony also performs Brahms Symphony No. 2. Tickets $30, free admission for veterans, children and the adults who bring them. Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta. Info, tickets, (607) 436-2670, www.catskillsymphony.net
CHINESE AUCTION – 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Milford Central School District 42 W. Main St., Milford. Info, web.milfordcentral.org
HOLIDAY BAZAAR – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Includes lunch and new Children’s Ornament Build $5..The Major’s Inn, 12 Marion Ave, Gilbertsville, Info, (607)783-2393 or (607)783-2967 or visit www.themajorsinn.com
HOLIDAY MARKET AND CRAFT SHOW – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunnycrest Orchards Cidermill Gift Shop, 7869 NY-10, Sharon Springs. For more info visit www.sunnycrestorchards.com