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

Feeding The Winter Birds

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We still have 6 families in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program in need of a benefactor this holiday season. CLICK HERE to learn how you can help them.

WILD BIRD SEMINAR – 2-3:30 p.m. Learn what to feed the wild birds who stay with us in the winter. Brandow’s Feed and Seed, 4119 NY-7, Oneonta. Info, www.brandowsfeedandpet.com

JAZZ MUSIC – 7 p.m. Doreen Comerford & SMRT Jazz group perform a variety of hit, lesser known, and a few R&B songs. B-Side Ballroom, 1 Clinton Plaza Drive Oneonta. Info, bsideballroom.com/agenda-calendar/

FARMERS GRANTS WORKSHOP – 10 a.m.-Noon Learn how you can find and apply for the right grants, cost share programs, and low interest loan programs for your farm with Elizabeth Higgins, ag business management extension specialist. Registration required. Cooperative Extension Center-Schoharie, 173 South Grand Street, Suite 1, Cobleskill. Info, cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2016/12/14/farmer-grants-workshop

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, DEC. 1
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, DEC. 1

Light The Oneonta Christmas Tree

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

ONEONTA TREE LIGHTING – 5-8 p.m. Join us for the lighting of the Christmas Tree. There will be caroling, shops, warm drinks, an ugly sweater contestwith winners announced just before the lighting, Horsedrawn wagon rides, and visits with Santa. Muller Plaza, Oneonta.Info, call (607)432-2941 or email detinationoneonta@gmail.com

SCHOOL PLAY – 7 p.m. 7/8th grade. Milford Central School, 42 W. Main St., Milford. Info, web.milfordcentral.org

4-H EARN-AN-ANIMAL – Applications available. Gives youth the opportunity to purchase, raise, and show an animal. Info, cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2016/12/01/4-h-earn-an-animal-program-2017-applications-available

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOV. 25
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOV. 25

1840s Thanksgiving

At Farmers’ Museum

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

THANKSGIVING AT THE FARM – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Learn about Thanksgiving Traditions of the 1840s. The Farmers’ Museum, 5775 NY-80, Cooperstown. Info, farmersmuseum.org/Thanksgiving-at-the-Farm

THANKSGIVING BOOK SALE – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 30% for books in 6 local bookshops. Hobart Book Village, Main St., St. Rte. 10, Hobart. Info, www.hobartbookvillage.com

BOOK SIGNING – 1-4 p.m. Local mystery/thriller author Adam Cornell signing his latest book “Hollow Pointe.” Mysteries and More, 688 Main Street, Hobart. Info, www.hobartbookvillage.com/mysteries–more.html

SANTA TRAIN – 2-4:30 p.m. Afternoon train ride with Santa and Mrs. Claus and their helpers with holiday music, goodies and refreshments. Dress. Tickets $20 adults, $19 seniors, $17 for children (3-12), under 3 free. Weekends through Dec. 17., reservations required, seating limited. Milford Depot, 136 East Main Street, Milford. Info, reservations, (607) 432-2429 or visit www.lrhs.com.

COOPERSTOWN SANTA – 5:30 p.m. Santa arrives at his Christmas Cottage in Pioneer Park, Cooperstown.

FAMILY FLOAT NIGHT – 6:45-7:30 p.m. Family fun in YMCA pool Members free, family $18, youth $5. Oneonta Family YMCA, 20-26 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, oneontaymca.org

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23

Gathering Communities

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

CHILDREN’S STORY HOUR – 10:30-11:30 a.m. Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. For more info CLICK HERE.

THANKSGIVING SERVICE – Noon. Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4636 NY-28, Hartwick Seminary. Info, email Pr Paul Messner at PrPaul_TheoInst@hotmail.com

DISCUSSION GROUP – 3-5 p.m. People discussing current events. Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. For more info CLICK HERE.

WINERY EVENT – 4-6 p.m. Help Rustic Ridge Winery celebrate 6th anniversary with prizes, food, and wine tasting. Cost, $0. Rustic Ridge Winery, 2805 St. Hwy. 80, Burlington. Info, rusticridgewinery.com

THANKSGIVING SERVICE – 7 p.m.Atonement Lutheran Church, 1 Center St, Oneonta. Info, Pr Paul Messner PrPaul_TheoInst@hotmail.com

THANKSGIVING SERVICE – 7:30 p.m.St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 125 Main St., Laurens. Info, Pr Paul Messner PrPaul_TheoInst@hotmail.com

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, NOV. 21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, NOV. 21

SUNY Oneonta Festival

Celebrates Global Cultures

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

GLOBAL MOVEMENT FESTIVAL – 6:45 p.m. promoting cross-cultural understanding, tolerance, and global connectedness through the education and presentation of music, dance, poetry, art, food, and culture. Suggested $3 donation benefits Ninash Foundation. Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine pkwy, Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/globalmovementfestival/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16

Who Thought Up Names

Of Otsego Town Roads?

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MEETING – 7 p.m. Fly Creek Area Historical Society, “The Origin of the Names of the Roads in the Town of Otsego” presented by Sherlee Rathbone. Fly Creek Methodist Church, 811 Cty. Rd. 26, Fly Creek. Info, fcahs.org

SENIOR DINNER – 4-6 p.m. Student Coucil hosting dinner for senior citizens. Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School Cafeteria, 597 Co Rd 54, Cherry Valley. Info, Laura Carson, (607) 264-9332 ext. 501, www.cvscs.org.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – 4-6 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 msbc@msbchurch.org or call (607)432-5712

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 12
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 12

CSO Concert Features

Tenor Jon Fredric West

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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

Frozen-themed Party Warms Kids Up To Healthy Fun

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Warms Kids To Healthy Fun

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Marissa Stanton, Oneonta, is twirled around the dance floor by the Hill City Ice Queen at Elsa’s Royal Party at the Oneonta YMCA Saturday morning. The sold-out event featured games, arts and crafts, snacks, yoga, obstacle course, dancing, wall climbing and a snowball fight, all in the company of Elsa from Disney’s “Frozen.” (Ian Austin/ AllOTSEGO.com)

Creative Kids Enjoy Community Themed Paint Fest

Works Of Art!

Sisters Elizabeth and Olivia Collins, Unadilla, got a little carried away and started painting themselves at OWL's 8th annual Paint Fest held this afternoon. The theme of this year's event was 'paint the town', and featured many community themed projects for children to experience from painting rocks, buildings and portraits. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Sisters Elizabeth and Olivia Collins, Unadilla, got a little carried away and started turning themselves into works of art at OWL’s eighth annual Paint Fest this afternoon at the Arc Otsego daycare building on lower River Street. The event’s theme was “paint the town,” and featured many community themed projects for children to experience from painting rocks, buildings and portraits. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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