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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24

History Of Canals

In Young America

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HISTORY SERIES – 6 p.m. Presentation “Who Wore It Better? The Trials of Progress and the Wise “Future Face of America”” discussing efforts by DeWitt Clinton and President George Washington to make internal improvements in the young country, specifically their efforts to build the Erie Canal, Potomac Company Canal Project. Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. 518-673-2314 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar

TEEN WRITERS – 4 p.m. Monthly program where teens participate in writing prompts, share ideas, work with others. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 9
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 9

CCS Art & Music Night

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ART & MUSIC – 5 – 7 p.m. Cooperstown students showcase their visual arts and musical accomplishments. Includes food, drink, and a performance by the students. Cooperstown Village Library. Call 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/

DEMONSTRATION – 1 – 3 p.m. See how to use the 3D printer. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/calendar/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 2
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 2

‘Too Big To Read’

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FACULTY LECTURE – 12:20 p.m. Assisstant English Prof. Dr. Bradley J. Fest presents “Too Big to Read: The Megatext in the Twenty-First Century” on the proliferation of multi-million page novels, massive video games, huge cinematic universes & what they tell us about contemporary life. Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Call 607-431-4865 or visit www.hartwick.edu/news/hartwick-english-professor-introduces-a-digital-age-phenomenon/

FOOD FOR THOUGHT – 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Tour the Thaw collection of American Indian Art with Eva Fognell, curator of the collection. Cost, $30. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/calendar-a

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4

Ruggles Essay Contest

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ESSAY CONTEST – 9:15 a.m. Ruggles essay competition. Auditorium, Cooperstown High School. Call 607-547-8181 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org

TOWN HALL – 6 – 8 p.m. Gubernatorial candidate, Larry Sharpe, presents. Hosted by the Young Americans for Liberty. The Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-287-9022 or visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/1952949

 

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAR. 28
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAR. 28

Spring Hike In The Mud

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MUD HIKE – 10 – 11:30 a.m. Take a walk around the farm, learn about mud, find animal tracks, make some of your own. Wear boots or bring a change of sock & shoes. Mohican Farm 7207 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/get-the-kids-out-mud/

JUSTICE FILM SERIES – 5:30 p.m. Screening of “My County, My Country,” (2006) about the impact of the US invasion on Iraqis trying to pick up the pieces of their country. Includes vegetarian dinner at 6, screening begins at 7. Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford Ave, Oneonta. Call 607-432-3491 or visit www.uuso.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAR. 21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAR. 21

Family Fun At The Library

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FAMILY NIGHT – 6 p.m. Bring the kids for a fun story time, crafting, scavenger hunt, build with Legos, games, more. Cooperstown Village Library. Call 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/

INTERNATIONAL NIGHT – 5:30-9 p.m. Enjoy food from around the world. This week it’s from France. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-9931 or visit www.otesaga.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAR. 14
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAR. 14

Enjoy An Irish Dinner

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INTERNATIONAL NIGHT – 5:30 – 9 p.m. Enjoy food from around the world. This week it’s from Ireland. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-9931 or visit www.otesaga.com

BOOK CLUB – 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. Social Justice book club discusses “Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, From Ferguson to Flint and Beyond” by Marc Lamont Hill. The Green Toad Book Store, 198 Main St., Oneonta. Call 607-433-8898 or visit www.facebook.com/TheGreenToadBookstore/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAR. 7
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAR. 7

Practice Your Chess Game

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CHESS NIGHT – 7 – 11 p.m. Chess enthusiasts of all levels welcome to play. Includes free lessons for beginners. Hunt Union Cafeteria, SUNY Oneonta. E-mail dmv2012@aol.com

PLANNING – 1 – 3 p.m. Farmers interested in participating in 2018 Family Farm Day are invited to the meeting of the FFD Planning Committee. Cornell Cooperative Extension, 123 Lake St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-8886 or visit cceschoharie-otsego.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, FEB.28
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, FEB.28

Preparing For Climate Change

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CLIMATE LECTURE – 7:30 p.m. Dr. Michael Young, Geologist, presents “Mid-Century Resilience in the Face of Climate Extremes and Population Growth: How Lessons From the Lone Star State Can Benefit the Nation,” at the Rude Memorial Lecture. Free, open to the public. Anderson Center, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Call 607-431-4021 or visit www.hartwick.edu/news/hartwick-welcomes-michael-young-83-rude-memorial-lecture/

JUSTICE FILM SERIES – 5:30 p.m. Screening of “The Times of Harvey Milk” (1984). Includes vegetarian dinner at 6, screening begins at 7. Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford Ave, Oneonta. Call 607-432-3491 or visit www.uuso.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, FEB.21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, FEB.21

Winter Scavenger Hunt

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SCAVENGER HUNT – 10 – 11:30 a.m. Get the kids out enjoy the winter wonderland with OCCA. Riddell State Park, Riddell Rd., Davenport. Call 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/get-the-kids-out-winter-scavenger-hunt/

HISTORY SEMINAR – 6 – 7 p.m. “Roots Seminar: A PowerPoint Event Honoring Black And Hispanic Military Heroes And Heroines.” Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Call 607-431-4428 or visit www.hartwick.edu/news/hartwick-celebrate-african-american-history-month/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, FEB.14
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, FEB.14

Chess Night At SUNY Oneonta

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CHESS NIGHT – 7 – 11 p.m. Chess enthusiasts of all levels welcome to play. Includes free lessons for beginners. Hunt Union Cafeteria, SUNY Oneonta. E-mail dmv2012@aol.com

PUBLIC MEETING – 10 – 11 a.m. Discuss and comment on the Otsego county Draft Local Solid Waste Management Plan. Available for comment through Mar. 18. Meadows Office Complex, Classroom A, 140 Co. Hwy. 33W, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-4225 or visit otsegocounty.com/depts/sw/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, FEB.7
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, FEB.7

Otsego Land Trust Presents

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LIONS CLUB – 6:30 p.m. At this meeting Patricia Szarpa, Executive Director of the Otsego Land Trust, will speak. The Tunnicliff Inn, 34 Pioneer St., Cooperstown. Visit www.facebook.com/CooperstownLionsClub/

HISTORY DISCUSSION – 6:30 – 8 p.m. Introductory Session  of 6 discussions on “Making Sense of the Civil War” facilitated by SUNY Oneonta’s Susan Goodier. Readings available for loan while supplies last. Registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JAN. 31
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JAN. 31

Showing ‘I Am Not Your Negro’

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FILM SCREENING – 6 p.m. Showing “I Am Not Your Negro” (2016) Envisioning the unfinished book by James Baldwin about the lives and assassinations of 3 of his close friends. Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Discussion to follow. No charge. Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/1763784

CHESS NIGHT – 7-11 p.m. Chess enthusiasts of all levels welcome to play. Includes free lessons for beginners. Hunt Union Cafeteria, SUNY Oneonta. E-mail dmv2012@aol.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JAN. 24
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JAN. 24

Practice Your Chess Game

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CHESS NIGHT – 7-11 p.m. Chess enthusiasts of all levels welcome to play. Free lessons for beginners. Hunt Union Cafeteria, SUNY Oneonta. E-mail dmv2012@aol.com

SOUP-TO-GO – 4-5 p.m. Enjoy a bowl of free, homemade soup. The Elm Park Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-6552.

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

Speed Painting Performance

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SPEED PAINTING – 3-5 p.m. Tom Varano wows students with unique art and tales of his experiences. Hunt College Union, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/1746145

INTERNATIONAL NIGHT – 5:30-9 p.m. Enjoy food from around the world. This week it’s from Norway. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-9931 or visit www.otesaga.com

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