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Cooperstown Concert Series

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2

Ice Harvest Fest At Mills

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ICE HARVEST – 10 – 3 p.m. Participate in traditional ice harvest. Includes ice carving, ice fishing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, snowman village, hot soup buffet, food truck, blacksmithing, cooking demonstration, exhibits by local businesses, farmers. Cost, $9/adult. Hanford Mills Museum, 51 Co. Hwy. 12, East Meredith. 607-278-5744 or visit www.hanfordmills.org/programs/events/ice-harvest/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15

Concert By The Empty Pockets

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CONCERT SERIES –7:30 p.m. Performance by The Empty Pockets showcasing multiple lead singers, rich harmonies, skilled instrumentalists, an old-school sensibility built on Americana, Blues, Soul. Ballroom, Village Hall, Cooperstown. 607-547-1812 or visit cooperstownconcertseries.org/the-empty-pockets-saturday-december-15-2018/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24

Adorn-A-Door Wreath Festival

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WREATH FESTIVAL – 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Find beautiful wreathes up for auction at Adorn-A-Door Wreath Festival. Cooperstown Art Association. 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com

FORGE & FEAST – 7 p.m. Come dressed as a viking with a dish for the feast at 7:30, followed by LARPing competition to determine greatest warrior. Oneonta Teen Center, 4 Academy St., Oneonta. 607-433-2009.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27

Fall Guitar Fest Concert

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GUITAR CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Headline concert of Classical Guitar Fall Festival features The Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo performing de Falla, Rossini, Moravec, more. Fine Arts Building, SUNY Oneonta. 607-865-8775 or visit cgsuny.org

CONCERT SERIES – 7:30 p.m. Open 49th Cooperstown Concert series featuring Molly Tuttle, performing distinctly original works. Ballroom, Village Hall, Cooperstown. 607-547-1812 or visit cooperstownconcertseries.org/molly-tuttle-saturday-october-27/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAR. 24
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAR. 24

Music Of Appalachia & More

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CONCERT SERIES –7:30 p.m. Enjoy the lush harmonies and non-conformist songs of The Railsplitter as they demonstrate the merging of diverse musical influences with traditional Appalachian music. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1812 or visit cooperstownconcertseries.org/the-railsplitters-32418-at-the-otesaga-resort-hotel/

BUTTERFLY GARDEN – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Children learn to plan, plant a butterfly garden. Includes indoor seed starting with butterfly games, seed games, activities, & crafts. Admission, $5/child. Oneonta World of Learning, 167 Youngs Rd., Oneonta. Call 607-431-8543 or visit www.facebook.com/OneontaWorldofLearning/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEB.24
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEB.24

Western Swing By The Brain Cloud

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CONCERT –7:30 p.m. “The Brain Cloud” presents their brand of Western Swing, a mashing together or American Southern music and old-time Jazz. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1812 or visit cooperstownconcertseries.org/the-brain-cloud-22418-at-the-otesaga-resort-hotel/

SOUP BUFFET – 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Enjoy homemade soups, stews chowders, rolls crackers, desserts & beverages. Takeout available. Admission by donation. Mt. Vision United Methodist Church, 2345 St. Rte. 205, Mt. Vision. Call 607-432-2947.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DEC. 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DEC. 16

Christmas Oratorio Performance

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CONCERT – 4:30 p.m. Enjoy the Bach Christmas Oratorio as presented by the Voices of Cooperstown. Concert begins 5 p.m. Cost, $25/adult. Christ Church, Episcopal, 46 River St., Cooperstown. Visit www.facebook.com/events/909332185899869/

DANCE PARTY – 8 p.m.-Midnight. Enjoy a night of Dancing in the 90s. Enjoy the music, & wear a costume. Cost, $3/costume, $5/no costume. The Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org

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

Halloween Festival

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SCARE FEST – 2-7 p.m. Bring the kids to a fun fall event featuring potato sack races, wheel barrow races, hayride, pumpkin painting, country music, a costume contest, more. Otsego County Fair Grounds, Mills St., Morris. Call 607-263-5289 or visit www.facebook.com/otsegocountyfair/

CONCERT SERIES – 7:30 p.m. Presenting “Friction Farm,” a modern fold duo of traveling troubadours who combine storytelling, social commentary and humor to create their songs. First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1812 or visit cooperstownconcertseries.org/friction-farm-102117-at-cooperstown-first-presbyterian-church/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPT. 23
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPT. 23

Country Blues Concert

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CONCERT SERIES – 7:30 p.m. Presenting Jerron“Blind Boy” Paxton the most sensational newcomer to blues. First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. Call (607) 547-8401 or visit cooperstownconcertseries.org/jerron-blind-boy-paxton-92317-at-cooperstown-first-presbyterian-church/

ENVIRONMENT – 6 p.m. Wildlife Pathologist Ward Stone presents a talk on environmental stewardship and activism. Begins with a potluck, followed by the talk, ending with Q&A. The Star Theater, Old Village hall, 44 Main St., Cherry Valley. Call (607)264-3099 or visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wildlife-pathologist-ward-stone-talk-tickets-37473656716?aff=es2

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAR. 11
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAR. 11

Guest Conductor Competition

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CABARET – 7:30 p.m. Featuring the Catskill Symphony Orchestra and entrants to the guest conductor competition, Les Grummons, Jeff Joyner, and Neal Miller. SUNY Oneonta Alumni Field House. Info, catskillsymphony.net

KNITTING MAKERSPACE – 12:30-2 p.m. Experience and beginner knitters invited to share experience. Special guests from the library knitting club. Cooperstown Village Library. Info, www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar

OPERA – 12:55 p.m. “La Traviata.” 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/

PLAY READING – 6:30 p.m. Reading of “Sunset Painting” by local playwright Greg Klein. Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium, 5798 NY-80, Cooperstown. Info, www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

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 SATURDAY, NOV. 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 26

Unique Holiday Wreaths

At CAA’s Adorn-A-Door

Horse hair, seed pearls and porcelain curlers adorn the wreath outside the wig-maker's shop in Colonial Williamsburg. (Susan Reimer/Baltimore Sun)

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY!

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

ADORN-A-DOOR – 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Silent Auction of Decorated Wreaths. Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. To learn more CLICK HERE.

CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. “Front Country” performs live at the Otesaga Resort Hotel, 60 Lake St., Cooperstown. Info, (607)547-1812, info@cooperstownconcertseries.org, cooperstownconcertseries.org/front.html

VIKING DINNER – 7-10 p.m. Oneonta Teen Center, 4 Academy St., Oneonta.

Singer Returns To Coop, ‘Mythical (Natal) Land’
ANDREASSEN BORN AT BASSETT

Singer Returns To Coop,

‘Mythical (Natal) Land’

Kristin Andreassen's Official Music Video for 'Simmon'
Cooperstown native Kristin Andreassen performs Saturday at The Otesaga, hosted by the Cooperstown Concert Series.
Cooperstown native Kristin Andreassen performs Saturday at The Otesaga, hosted by the Cooperstown Concert Series.

COOPERSTOWN – For Kristin Andreassen, the singer, poet and dancer, her Cooperstown Concert Series performance at 7:30 this Saturday at The Otesaga will be something of a homecoming.

“Point of interest – I was BORN in Cooperstown. (Yes, I’m a Bassett baby),” she wrote www.allotsego.com in an e-mail the other day.  “So I’m extra psyched to be visiting.”

She was raised in Portland, Ore., but “my dad was interning at the hospital for a couple of years in the mid-70s and hence,  I have a special relationship with Cooperstown.”

She called her birthplace “a mythical land named on my passport and other important bits of paperwork.”

Kristin opened for another band at the Cooperstown Concert Series in January 2015, “and, apparently, the audience enjoyed the performance enough that they ‘had to have me back’,” Mayor Jeff Katz, a CCS organizer, told her.

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