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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JAN. 28
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JAN. 28

Fido Fest At Winter Carnival

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DOG COMPETITION – 10:30 a.m. Check out the Fido Fest Dog show where dogs and their owners compete for titles in categories like best trick, waggiest tail, and best mirror image. Part of the Winter Carnival Festivities. Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. Info, susquehannaanimalshelter.org/category/events/

WINTERFEST – 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Stay warm and have fun with outdoor activities like sledding, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing,campfires and more. Cost, free. Gilbert Lake State Park, 18 CCC Road, Laurens. Info, www.cabinfeverwinterfest.com

CABIN FEVER FILM SERIES – 6:30 p.m. “The Jungle Book” (1967). Refreshments available with proceeds benefiting Susquehanna animal Shelter. Clark Sports Center, 124 Cty. Hwy. 52, Cooperstown. Info, baseballhall.org/events/cabin-fever-2017

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JAN. 27
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JAN. 27

It’s Movie Night At Y Pool

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COOPERTOWN WINTER CARNIVAL BEGINS!!!

MOVIE NIGHT – 6:30-8:30 p.m. Float with you friends in the pool while enjoying a movie. Root bear floats will be served afterward. Oneonta YMCA, 20-26 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, www.oneontaymca.org

HISTORY EXHIBITION – Noon-4 p.m.. “Oneonta’s Trolley Line: The Southern New York Railway.” Greater Oneonta Historical Society, 183 Main St., Oneonta. Info, www.oneontahistory.org/upcomingevents.htm#More

FUNDRAISER – 4:30-6:30 p.m. Brooks Chicken dinner to support the Susquehanna Animal Shelter. Tickets $10. Christ Episcopal Church, 46 River St, Cooperstown. Info, susquehannaanimalshelter.org/brooks-chicken-dinner-fundraiser/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JAN. 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JAN. 26

‘Know Your Rights’

At Hartwick College

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DISCUSSION – 7-8 p.m. Dinner and a Panel discussion “Know Your Rights.” Chesebro Room, Dewar Hall, Hartwick College, Harwick Dr., Oneonta. Info, www.hartwick.edu/news/hartwick-college-celebrates-king-jr-civil-rights-heritage-month/

CONFERENCE – 8:30-10 a.m. Local manufacturers and training providers meet to discuss goals to ensure there is a trained workforce in the county to meet employers needs. Reservation required. Foothills Performing Arts Center, 24 Market St., Oneonta. Info, Barbara Ann Heegan, President/CEO Otsego County Chamber of commerce, (607)432-4500 ext. 202 or email baheegan@otsegocc.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25

Hulse Family To Discuss 

Tiny Home Near Fly Creek

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TINY HOME – 7 p.m. Rick and Christine Hulse present “Our Great Big Tiny Life – A Brief Testimonial” about creating a tiny home that has been featured on HGTV, at the Fly Creek Historical Society’s monthly meeting at Fly Creek United Methodist Church, 811 Co. Rte. 26, Fly Creek. Info, mboyer@nysw.com or call (607)547-2555 ext. 250

FILM SERIES – 5:45 p.m. “Paying the Price for Peace: The Story of St. Brian Wilson.” Includes a vegetarian meal and childcare. No charge. RSVP requested. Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford St., Oneonta. Info @ uuso.org, (607)432-3491.

READING – 7 p.m. Authors Michelle Burke and April Ford present reading readings and signings of their latest works. The Green Toad Book Store, 198 Main St., Oneonta. Info, greentoadbookstore.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JAN. 23
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JAN. 23

Scouts Plan Spaghetti Dinner

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SPAGHETTI DINNER – 5-7 p.m. Enjoy homemade sauce, sausage and meatballs, and more. Take out available. Adults $10, Children 12 and under $8. Support Boy Scout Troop 1254. Cooperstown Vets Club, 60 Main St, Cooperstown.

ART EXHIBIT – “Celestial/Terrestrial” featuring the works of Alexandra Davis and Jill Parisi opens. Runs thru March 17. Martin-Mullen Art Gallery, Fine Arts Gallery, 106 Fine Arts, SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine pkwy, Oneonta. Info, www.oneonta.edu/academics/art/gallery/gallery.html

STRESSBUSTERS – 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monthly class giving you the tools for self-care and empowerment. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/calendar/

DRAWING GROUP – 7-9 p.m. Come practice drawing with a live model. $10 donation. To attend call the Cooperstown Art Association, (607)547-9777

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JAN. 22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JAN. 22

Public Discussion Of Oneonta

Downtown Revitalization Plan

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PUBLIC FORUM – 1 p.m. Share your thoughts on how the $10 million Downtown Revitalization plan should take advantage of the cities history to contribute to economic development. Greater Oneonta Historical Society, 183 Main St., Oneonta. Info, www.oneontahistory.org/upcomingevents.htm#More

SNOW TUBING – 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Park will provide snow tube with $5 tubing fee. No charge to enter park. Glimmerglass State Park, 1527 County Highway 31, Cooperstown. Info, www.thisiscooperstown.com/events/snow-tubing-glimmerglass-state-park

CHICKEN & BISCUIT BENEFIT – Noon.  Benefits Firefighter Tim West, Sec. Lt. in Hartwick Emergency Squad who is ill at this time.  By donation – Until food or people run out!   Hartwick Fire Dept. Company #1, Hartwick.  Info, Caren Kelsey, (607)-293-7530, Deb Clegg, (607) 293-6135.

THEATER – 2 p.m. Stuff of Dreams presents “Never Too Late.” Tickets @ Green Toad Book store or by calling (607)432-5407. Cost $15 adult, $12 senior and students, and $10 children 12 and under. Production Center of Foothills Performing Arts Center, 24 Market St., Oneonta.

LIBRARY LECTURE – Panel discussion on the impact of arts on the local economy. Info, www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar Cancelled

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JAN. 21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JAN. 21

Enjoy These Afternoon Shows

14-19eventspageOPERA – 12:55 p.m. “Roméo et Juliette.” The Met streaming live in HD. Foothills Performing Arts & Civic Center, 24 Market St., Oneonta. Cost $18/seniors, $20/adults, 10/students. Season pass $200. Box Office: (607)431-2080, foothillspac.org/index.php/shows/metropolitan-opera-in-hd/

MUSIC – 7 p.m. Presenting The Atkinson Family Blue Grass Band. Bainbridge Town Hall Theater, 15 North Main St., Bainbridge. Info, www.jerichoarts.com

CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. “The Young Novelists” perform live at The Otesaga, 60 Lake St., Cooperstown. Info, (607) 547-1812, info@cooperstownconcertseries.org, cooperstownconcertseries.org/young.html

THEATER – 8 p.m. Stuff of Dreams presents “Never Too Late.” Tickets @ Green Toad Book store or by calling (607)432-5407. Cost $15 adult, $12 senior and students, and $10 children 12 and under. Production Center of Foothills Performing Arts Center, 24 Market St., Oneonta.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JAN. 20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JAN. 20

Explore The Taste Of Wine

With Sommelier Chad Douglas

14-19eventspageWINE TASTING – 6 p.m. Join Sommelier Chad Douglass for this monthly class. This month’s theme is the Year of the Rooster and will be ringing in the Chinese new year. The Otesaga, 60 Lake St., Cooperstown. Info, www.otesaga.com/events

BLOOD DRIVE – 12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Bassett Hall Auditorium, intersection of Beaver and Pioneer St., Cooperstown. Appointments, RedCrossBlood.org or call (607)547-3701

OPEN MIC – 5-9 p.m. Come perform yourself or support those who do. Sing up for a time slot on facebook. Club Odyssey, 22 Elm St., Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/ClubOdysseyOneonta/

FILM – 6:30-8:30 p.m. Showing “Arrival.” Cost $3. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Info, oneonta.collegiatelink.net/events

THEATER – 8 p.m. Stuff of Dreams presents “Never Too Late.” Tickets @ Green Toad Book store or by calling (607)432-5407. Cost $15 adult, $12 senior and students, and $10 children 12 and under. Production Center of Foothills Performing Arts Center, 24 Market St., Oneonta.

FILM – 9-11 p.m. Showing “Arrival.” Cost $3. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Info, oneonta.collegiatelink.net/events

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JAN. 19
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JAN. 19

‘Local Heroes’ Exhibit

Opening Reception

 

14-19eventspageART RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. Meet the artists behind the “Local Heroes” exhibit. Project Space Gallery, SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine Pkwy., Oneonta. Info, www.oneonta.edu/academics/art/gallery/gallery.html

PICKLEBALL – Noon-2 p.m. Come learn the sport. Gymn floor, Clark Sports Center, 124 Cty. Hwy. 52, Cooperstown. Info, www.clarksportscenter.com

CONSERVATION MEETING – 12:30-3:30 p.m. Discussion of manure spreading strategies to reduce nutrient runoff. A must for farmers spreading or storing manure this winter. Otsego County Meadows Complex, 140 Ct. Hwy. 33W. RSVP by 1/12, (607)547-8337 ext. 4. or email weaverb@otsegosoilandwater.com

AUDITIONS – 3-6:30 p.m. Catskill Choral Society opens auditions for new members and potential Dox Apprentices. Unitarian Universalist Church, 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 431-6060 to schedule and appointment.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18

Winter Film Series Continues,

Foothills PAC Oneonta

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FILM SERIES – 7 p.m. Winter Wednesday’s film series showing of “Birdman.” Foothills Performing Arts Center, 24 Market St., Oneonta. Info, foothillspac.org

CHILDREN’S STORY HOUR – 10:30-11:30 a.m. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar

DISCUSSION GROUP – 3-5 p.m. Discussion of current events. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar

MINECRAFT – 3:30-5:30 p.m. Open hours, no registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/youth-programs/

BOE MEETING – 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cooperstown High School Library Media Center, 39 Linden Ave., Cooperstown. Info, www.cooperstowncs.org/juniorsenior-high-school/

YARN CLUB – 6:30 p.m. For knitters and crocheters to learn and share skills and to work on winter projects. Registration preferred. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/

 

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JAN. 17
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JAN. 17

Award-Winning Poet

To Read At SUNY-O

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POETRY READING – Noon. Award winning poet Danniel Schoonebeek to read from his poetry. Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, Hartwick College, Hartwick Dr, Oneonta. Info, www.hartwick.edu/about-us/news-events/

KNITTING GROUP – 1:30-3:30 p.m. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown, www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar

INFORMATION – 2-4 p.m. Free Front Door Information Session to educate individuals and families with developmental disabilities about the resources available from the Office for Persons with Developmental Disabilities. The Arc Otsego, 35 Academy St., Oneonta. Info, Sara Hanlon, D. Quality Life Planning, (607) 433-8417 or email, hanlons@arcotsego.org

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JAN. 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JAN. 16

Observance, Lecture Honor

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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HONORING DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. – 7 p.m. First ever observance in Cooperstown of the Birth Day of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St, Cooperstown. Info, www.facebook.com/First-Presbyterian-Church-Cooperstown-NY-42793051908/

LECTURE – 9-11 a.m. Lecture “Race, Justice, and the Death Penalty: A Martin Luther King Day Commemoration” hosted by guest speaker Francis D. Landrey, Esq. Celebration Room, Shineman Chapel house, Hartwcik College, Hartwick Dr., Oneonta. Info, www.hartwick.edu/news/hartwick-college-celebrates-king-jr-civil-rights-heritage-month/

DINNER DISCUSSION – 5-7 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. discussions hosted by Pluralism Associates League for Students. Chesebro Room, Dewar Hall, Hartwick College, Harwick Dr., Oneonta. Info, www.hartwick.edu/news/hartwick-college-celebrates-king-jr-civil-rights-heritage-month/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JAN. 15
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JAN. 15

Paint Murals At Fenimore Museum

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CALL FOR ARTISTS – Application deadline for 2017 art exhibitions with the Community Arts Network of Oneonta. Info, www.canoneonta.org/exhibits/call-for-artists/

MURAL PAINTING – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Community event to create murals for Auditorium of the Fenimore Art Musuem. Event is free and open to the public. Fenimore Art Musuem, 5798 NY-80, Cooperstown. Info, www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Boys section. Annual Patrick C. Fetterman Memorial Tournament. Clark Sports Center, 124 County Hwy. 52, Cooperstown. Info, www.clarksportscenter.com/events/fetterman-basketball-tournament/

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