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Springfest A Hit At Copes Corners

Springfest A Hit

At Copes Corners

Above, little Evelyn Covington, Gilbertsville, gets her face painted by Annika Christensen, Gilbertsville, at Copes Corners Park Springfest in Gilberstville on Saturday afternoon. Visitors enjoyed meeting animals at the Utica Zoomobile, building and racing wooden boats, a fishing derby sponsored by Trout Unlimited, Live music, atlatl throwing, fireman’s competition, vendors, chicken BBQ, live music and an ice cream social.(Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
All Treats, No Tricks At Mall-O-Ween

All Treats, No Tricks

At Mall-O-Ween

Ghouls, ghosts, princesses, dinosaurs, witches and more filled the Southside Mall this afternoon as youngsters and their families enjoyed indoor trick-or-treating as part of the annual Mall-O-Ween event. Above: At the costume contest, Gavin Tandle, left, brother Aiden and mom Michelle, Oneonta, applaud alongside Colin Walsh, Davenport, and Julianna Everson, Worcester. At right, Phoenix Temple strikes a pose as Rosie the Riveter before taking 2nd place in her age category. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

Parents Rejoice! It’s Back To School!

Parents Rejoice!

It’s Back To School!

There were plenty of tears and cheers this morning as children headed off to the first day of school in Oneonta. Above, Jackson Latham wears his best end of summer scowl as mom Christina gives his brother Aaden a goodbye kiss alongside sister Kay as they are dropped off at Greater Plains Elementary.  At left,  Giana Dionisio holds a sign celebrating her first day of 1st grade. At right, Ari Aiyemo helps her kids Ethan and Eden find their way to class (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

Little Delaware Youth Ensemble Hosts Demos, Sing-a-longs

Delaware Youth Ensemble

Hosts Sing-Alongs, More

Uli Speth, Music Director of the Little Delaware Youth Ensemble, sings alongside his students Keely Higgins, Otego, and Quinn Lytel, Cooperstown, at their event at Foothills this morning. It featured musical demonstrations, an instrument petting zoo and sing-a-longs for children and their families.(Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, FEB.6
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, FEB.6

Carnival Free Throw

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CHILDREN’S FREE THROW – 3-4 p.m. Elementary Free Throw contest for the Winter Carnival. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-2800 or visit www.facebook.com/clarksportscenter

FAMILY COOKING – 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Learn to cook “Valentine Desserts” with Executive Chef Jim Perillo. Cost $99/adult + 1 child. Includes all materials. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-9931 or visit www.otesaga.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEB.3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEB.3

Festival Of Ice

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ICE HARVEST FESTIVAL – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Participate in a traditional ice harvest using tools from the 19th century. Includes ice carving demos, hot soup buffet, horse-drawn sleigh rides, local vendors, an a snowman village. Hanford Mills Museum, 51 Co. Hwy. 12, East Meredith. Call (607)278-5744 or e-mail info@hanfordmills.org or visit www.hanfordmills.org

PLAY READING – 4-6 p.m. Presenting “Helen of Troy,” a new work by Central New York Playwright Kathrine Ambrosio. Feedback welcome. Admission by donation. Next reading, 2/17. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/event/next-readings-new-works-regional-playwrights-play-reading-series

Angel Tree Hosts Xmas Party For Kids

Youngsters Make Crafts

For Family’s Presents

Laurie Layman, Cherry Valley, right, and Jackie Graves, Oneonta, left, helps Jaden Lee, Oneonta, front, make a star-shaped yarn ornament at the volunteer with Jail Ministries of Otsego County’s third annual Angel Tree Christmas Party at St. Mary’s in Oneonta this afternoon. The event, for children who have an incarcerated parent, features tables of crafts for youngsters to make for their families, a gift selection table, free mittens and scarves, Bible teachings and holiday cookies. Seventeen local organizations participated. Each family that attended was given a $50 food voucher for a turkey with all the trimmings. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUG. 17
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUG. 17

Celebrate The Harvest In Morris

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HARVEST FESTIVAL – 3-6 p.m. Celebrate the bounty of summer with the Butternut Valley Alliance and the Morris Farmer’s Market. Guy Rathbun Park (behind the firehouse), 117 Main St., Morris. Visit butternutvalleyalliance.org

NATURE WALK – 6-7:30 p.m. Walk through Riddell State Park with Patricia Riddell Kent and Steve Kent. Visit historic structures, fields, and forests along the Schenevus creek and learn the history of the land. Meet at the Main Entrance of the Robert V. Riddell State Park, Riddell Rd., Davenport. Call (607) 547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/nature-walk-robert-v-riddell-state-park/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JULY 31
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JULY 31

Kick Off Water Safety Week

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WATER SAFETY – 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free class where kids can learn how to be safe around water. Week long event for kids. Wilber Park Pool, Oneonta. www.oneontaymca.org

K-9 PRESENTATION – 7-8:15 p.m. The State Police K-9 unit present on how the dogs are trained to help police in their work. Bring your own blanket and lawn chair. Cooperstown Village Library Lawn. www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 29
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 29

Awards At Doubleday

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AWARDS PRESENTATION – 4:30 p.m. Features the presentation of the Ford C. Frick award for baseball broadcasting excellence and the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing. Gates open 3 p.m. Followed immediately by the Parade of Legends Doubleday Field, Cooperstown. baseballhall.org/events/Awards-Presentation-2017?date=0

PARADE OF LEGENDS – 6 p.m. The Legends of baseball ride down Main St. to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. baseballhall.org/events/Parade-of-legends-17?date=0

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28

Book Signing At Hall Of Fame

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BASEBALL AUTHOR – 1 p.m. Richard Sandomir, author of “The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper, and the Making of a Classic,” comes to the Baseball Hall of Fame to discuss the book and take questions from the audience, followed by a book signing in the atrium. Bullpen Theater, Baseball Hall of Fame. baseballhall.org/events/author-series-Richard-Sandomir?date=0

FREE HEALTH SCREENING – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Get tested for HIV. It’s free, fast, and confidential. Family Planning of South Central NY, 37 Dietz St., Oneonta. fpscny.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JUNE 23
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JUNE 23

Kids Day For Archaeology

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ARCHAEOLOGY DAY – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Get the kids out for a day learning about pre-history, fossils, artifacts, and more while having fun in the dirt with the Oneonta World of Learning. Pine Lake Environmental Campus, 1894 Charlotte Creek Rd., Oneonta. www.digdirtday.com

BLOOD DRIVE – 2 p.m. Oneonta YMCA, 20-26 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, www.oneontaymca.org/upcoming-events.html

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JUNE 20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JUNE 20

Kids Tour Of

Clark Sports Center

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SPORTS CENTER TOURS – 3-5 p.m. Children, K-6, are welcome to tour the new facility and learn what about the new program areas. Free to members and non-members. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. www.clarksportscenter.com/events/no-school/

3-D DESIGN WORKSHOP – 3:30-5 p.m. Come tinker with your designs for 3-D printing. Create your own Fidget Spinner. Must be at least 8 years of age. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/calendar/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 31
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 31

Showing ‘The Young Lords’

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FILM SERIES – 5:45 p.m. “The Young Lords.” Includes a vegetarian meal and childcare. No charge. RSVP requested. Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford St., Oneonta. Info, (607) 432-3491, uuso@uuso.org or visit uuso.org

TALKING OPERA – 7 p.m. Joseph Colaneri, Glimmerglass Festival’s Music Director and conductor of this rarely performed Donizetti opera, will give a presentation on his production of “The Seige of Calais.” The Fenimore Art Museum, 5798 NY-80, Cooperstown.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 19
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 19

Catch An Art Walk & Car Show

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FABULOUS FRIDAY – 5-8 p.m. Take an Art Walk through the galleries of Oneonta, hear from the artists and view the car show by Tom and Doug’s Cruise-In. Main St., Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/oneontafabulousfridays/

MUSIC SHOWCASE – 7 p.m. Singer and Songwriters show their talents. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Info, foothillspac.org

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