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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Golden Hour Photography at The Farmer’s Museum 05-23-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MAY 23

Golden Hour Photography
at The Farmer’s Museum

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PHOTOGRAPHY – 6:30 p.m. Visit the museum’s historic village with your camera at the ‘golden’ hour just before sunset. Staff member Kevin Gray will walk you through the ground and provide tips on photo composition, more to send you home with fantastic photos. Cost, $17/non-member. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/event/sunset-on-the-farm-photography-excursions-2/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Art Exhibits Opening At Cooperstown Art Association 05-20-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 20

Art Exhibits Opening
At Cooperstown Art Association

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OPENING RECEPTION – 5 – 7 p.m. Celebrate the opening of 3 popular shows ‘ESSENTIAL ART’ the 31st Annual Regional Juried Art Show, ‘Into The Light’ featuring acrylic paintings by Mimi George, and the 55th year of the annual Leatherstocking Brush and Palette Club Fine Arts Exhibition showcasing works by Otsego County artists. Cooperstown Art Association. 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Learn to Bake with the Huntington Memorial Library 05-16-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MAY 16

Learn to Bake with the
Huntington Memorial Library

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BAKING CLASS – 6 p.m. Learn how to make light and fluffy Cinnamon Rolls at home with amateur baker Alex Benjamin. Zoom link & ingredients will be sent 5/13. Cook-a-long or just enjoy the show. Presented online by the Huntington Memorial Library, Oneonta.

BLOOD DRIVE – 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. Donate through May 19 for chance to win a travel trailer camper that sleeps eight. Richfield Springs Community Center, Walnut St., Richfield Springs. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Oneonta History Center Celebrates Grand Re-Opening 05-13-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 13

Oneonta History Center
Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

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HISTORY CENTER OPENING – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Celebrate the grand re-opening of the renovated history center featuring new exhibit ‘Small Community, Big Ideas.’ Evening will include opening remarks, exhibit tours, and live entertainment. Free, open to the public. Beer & wine will be served. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit oneontahistory.org

BLOOD DRIVE – Noon – 5 p.m. Donate through May 19 for chance to win a travel trailer camper that sleeps eight. Quality Inn, 5206 St. Hwy. 23, Oneonta. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Online Cooking Lesson with Cornell Cooperative Extension 05-09-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MAY 9

Online Cooking Lesson with
Cornell Cooperative Extension

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COOK-A-LONG – 5:30 p.m. Join nutrition educator for 6 week series of classes on the why and how of healthy eating. Nutrition lesson includes a cook-a-long dish each week with a recipe. Free, registration required. Presented by the Cornell Cooperative Extension. 518-234-4303 ext. 120 or visit cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2021/11/22/whats-for-dinner-virtual

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Return to the dance floor with the Otsego Dance Society 05-06-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 6

Return to the dance floor
with the Otsego Dance Society

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CONTRADANCE RETURNS – 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. Rejoin your friends for a fun social dance with the Otsego Dance Society. Will feature music by Erik House & Friends and Peter Blue will be the caller. Suggested donation, $8/adult. New location at Cornfield Hall, 655 Co. Rd. 26, Fly Creek. Visit otsegodancesociety.weebly.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Cook Healthy with the Cornell Cooperative Extension 05-02-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MAY 2

Cook Healthy with the
Cornell Cooperative Extension

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COOK-A-LONG – 5:30 p.m. Join nutrition educator for 6 week series of classes on the why and how of healthy eating. Nutrition lesson includes a cook-a-long dish each week with a recipe. Free, registration required. Presented by the Cornell Cooperative Extension. 518-234-4303 ext. 120 or visit cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2021/11/22/whats-for-dinner-virtual

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Catskill Choral Society Returns 04-30-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 30

Catskill Choral Society Returns

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MOZART CONCERT – 7 p.m. The Catskill Choral Society returns to the stage after a 2 year pandemic silence to celebrate 50 years of making music with their spring concert titled ‘How Can We Keep From Singing.’ The concert will feature the beloved Mozart Requiem accompanied by a full Orchestra. The program will begin with light choral pieces by such composers as Bernstein, Alice Parker, Samuel Barber, and Gwyneth Walker. Tickets, $25/adult. Available at The Green Earth, Oneonta, and Cooperstown Natural Foods. Hosted at The First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Visit catskillchoralsociety.com

MEDICATION TAKE-BACK-DAY – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Got unused medication? Avoid the risk of having dangerous unused medications in the house and take them to a DEA take-back-location. Otsego County location is The Otsego County Sheriff’s Office, 172 Co. Hwy. 33W, Cooperstown. 607-547-4271 or visit www.facebook.com/OtsegoSheriff/?view_public_for=1219166834832301

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Celebrate Our Earth 04-23-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 23

Celebrate Our Earth

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CLEAN UP – 9 a.m. – Noon. Morris residents are invited to join the Butternut Valley Alliance, others, to show your love for our Earth and help clean up the local roadways and streams, donate to the food bank, more. Parking Lot, Morris Central School, 65 W. Main St., Morris. Visit www.butternutvalleyalliance.org

RECYCLING – Noon – 3 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day and recycle responsibly. Bring your hard to recycle items including rigid expanded polystyrene containers and packing material, natural wine corks, paper shredding for residents, a clothing and textile collection, and more. Participants will receive a coupon for 10% off at the Ommegang Tap House. Pre-registration required to avoid congestion. Brewery Ommegang, 656 Co. Hwy. 33, Cooperstown. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/earth-festival-drive-through-drop-off-recycling/

RECRUITNY – Local fire stations open their doors to the public to recruit community members to the local volunteer fire department. Visit with the:
• West Oneonta Fire Department, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. featuring tours, demos, Q&A. 2865 Co. Hwy. 8, West Oneonta. 607-432-1310
• Wells Bridge Vol. Fire Department, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Open House. 114 Co. Hwy. 4, Wells Bridge. 607-988-2542.
• Richfield Springs Vol. Fire Department, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. open house. 3026 St. Hwy. 20, Richfield Springs. 315-858-0863.
• Unadilla Fire Department, Hours TBD. Open house, come meet the members, see the equipment, more. 77 Clifton St., Unadilla. 607-369-9150.
• Worcester Hose Company Inc., 1 – 3 p.m. Open house with equipment displays, demonstration, and refreshments. 36 Church St., Worcester. 607-397-8032.
• Morris Fire Department, Noon – 4 p.m. Open house. 117 Main St., Morris. 607-263-5500.

BLOOD DRIVE – 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Burlington Flats Baptist Church, 101 Arnold Rd., Burlington Flats. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Alex Torres y su Orquesta Live At The Otesaga 04-22-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 22

Alex Torres y su Orquesta
Live At The Otesaga

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CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. The Cooperstown Concert Series presents Alex Torres y su Orquesta featuring the bands unique blend of Afro-Caribbean rhythms such as Salsa, Merengue, Cha-cha, Bomba, Plena and Latin Jazz. Tickets, $20/person. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 607-547-1812 or visit cooperstownconcertseries.org/alex-torres-y-su-orquesta-friday-april-22-2022-2/

BLOOD DRIVE – Noon – 6 p.m. Elm Park Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org

Community Aids Those Who Remain Without Power

Community Aids Those
Who Remain Without Power

Sean White and director Val Paige unload  water into the vestibule at the Clark Sports Center.

The Clark Sports Center was quiet. The bottles of water were waiting in the foyer and the cots were ready to be unpacked from their trailer for use, delivered by the staff of the Otsego County Emergency Services.

In the end, about a dozen people came in to warm up, charge their phones, and take a shower. Soap, shampoo, and towels were provided. Some came seeking dry ice. None chose to stay overnight at the North Otsego Emergency Overnight Shelter.

The Sports Center will continue to offer bottled water, showers, and heat to the community throughout the day and will be open to any who need a warm place to sleep tonight.

In Oneonta, everything proceeded smoothly at the Emergency Shelter at the Armory where three people stayed the night.

The Shelter also remains open to the public and will be open this evening to anyone needing a warm place to sleep. If transportation help is needed residents can contact the Oneonta City Police for assistance at 607-432-1111 ext. 0.

In other news around the county:

As of 10 a.m. this morning, bottled water and dry ice are available while supplies last at the Schenevus Fire Department, 40 Main St., Schenevus.

The Susquehanna Animal Shelter will be offering emergency boarding of companion animals who are up to date on their rabies vaccinations. Temporary emergency boarding will be provided on a first come, first serve basis at no charge. The Shelter is located at 5082-5088 St. Hwy. 28, Cooperstown. 607-547-8111

The Southern Transfer Station and Northern Transfer Station have reopened after being closed on Tuesday.

The Otsego Express will remain closed 4/20 as several routes are still impacted by road closures.

The State of Emergency in Otsego County has been lifted; residents are asked to continue to exercise caution when driving.

Winter Storm Prompts Opening Of 2 Overnight Shelters

Winter Storm Prompts
Opening Of 2 Overnight Shelters

With ongoing power outages affecting the County, the Office of Emergency Services, in cooperation with the American Red Cross, Clark Sports Center, and the City of Oneonta,  is opening 2 Emergency Shelters to accommodate residents who are without power. They are set to open at 8 this evening.

The South Otsego County Shelter will be located at the Oneonta Armory, 4 Academy St. in the City of Oneonta.

The North Otsego County Shelter will be at the Clark Sports Center, 124 Co. Hwy. 52, Cooperstown.

Neither facility will be able to accommodate pets.

In addition, SUNY Oneonta is working on accommodations for both SUNY students at the Alumni fieldhouse on SUNY Oneonta campus.

The county will be distributing water and dry ice later this evening.

Currently, over 18,000 Otsego County residents are without power across the NYSEG, REA, and National Grid networks with these outages potentially lasting for up to 72-hours according to a press release from Otsego County Office of Emergency Services.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: ‘Magic Beyond Imagination’ 04-15-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 15

‘Magic Beyond Imagination’

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MAGIC SHOW – 7:30 p.m. Come out for show ‘Magic Beyond Imagination’ featuring 3 world class magicians, Garrett Thomas (the greatest up-close magician of our day according to magician David Blaine), Kozmo (a legendary street performer who will keep you in stitches while blowing your mind with whats possible with ordinary objects), and Joe Maxwell (drummer and mental magician who stuns audiences with his predictions). Cost, 35/person (advance tickets for general admission). Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit www.foothillspac.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Healthy Cooking Class 04-11-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, APRIL 11

Healthy Cooking Class

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COOK-A-LONG – 5:30 p.m. Join nutrition educator for 6 week series of classes on the why and how of healthy eating. Nutrition lesson includes a cook-a-long dish each week with a recipe. Free, registration required. Presented by the Cornell Cooperative Extension. 518-234-4303 ext. 120 or visit cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2021/11/22/whats-for-dinner-virtual

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Soprano Presents ‘American Voices with the Oneonta Concert Association 04-08-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 8

Soprano Presents ‘American Voices’
with the Oneonta Concert Association

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CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Join the Oneonta Concert Association for fun concert featuring soprano Rachel Schutz performing with pianist Spencer Myer and featuring young artist Louis Doherty. Cost, $25/adult. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-433-7252 or visit oneontaconcertassociation.org/rachel-schutz-soprano-and-spencer-myer-piano-march-19-2021/

BLOOD DRIVE – 1 – 6 p.m. p.m. Donate today to receive an exclusive Red Cross T-Shirt while supplies last. Zion Episcopal Church, 162 Main St., Morris. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org

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