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Cooperstown Elementary School

Students, Baseball Hall Present Project On Jackie Robinson

Students, Baseball Hall

Present Project On Civil Rights

Third graders at Cooperstown Elementary School presented their research on civil rights pioneers who helped pave the way for Jackie Robinson to break baseball’s color barrier during a school-wide assembly Thursday. The research, conducted in partnership with the Baseball Hall of Fame, also utilized the school’s monthly theme, “kindness,” which Pee Wee Reese showed to Robinson. From back left, Bruce Markusen, Beckett Grady, Henry Ayers, Abby Congdon, Abby Cole, Carlotta Falso, Dehjlah Harrington, Kinnley Wightman. In front,Sylverline Amachi, Siri Shanker, Peter Loenguth, Frank Pasek, JJ Wirchansky, Parker McManus, Ms. Szwejbka.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14

Christmas Music With Lute & Tenor

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CHRISTMAS CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Concert featuring Frederic Chrislip, performing songs, lute solos. Admission, $10. Tickets available at Cooperstown Natural Foods, The Green Toad Book Store, Eighth Note Music Store. First Baptist Church, 21 Elm St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9371 or visit www.fredericchrislip.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8

Candlelight & Carols

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ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – Give the Gift of Christmas this holiday season. Adopt a family in need. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ to learn how.

CANDLELIGHT EVENING – 3 – 7 p.m. Experience magic of Christmas season with a candlelit museum covered in Christmas greenery, horse-drawn sleighs, carolers, bonfires, wassail, theater performances, more. Tickets available at door. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/Candlelight-Evening

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16

GOHS Benefit Auction Arrives

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BENEFIT AUCTION – 5:30 p.m. Annual benefit for Greater Oneonta Historical Society features hundreds of items up for live, silent, bucket auctions. Kevin Herrick of Lettis Auction will be auctioneer. Quality Inn, 141 Courtyard Dr., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org/upcomingevents.htm

UPSTAIR/DOWNSTAIRS TOUR – 10:30 a.m. 95 minute look into both sides of English Country Manor House through 5 generations of family, staff. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Road, Cooperstown. 607-547-5098 or visit hydehall.org/event/upstairs-downstairs-special-tours-nov-16-2018/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13

Black Bears Of New York State

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COMMUNITY PROGRAM – 2 p.m. The Gathering Place welcomes Wildlife Biologist Larry Bifaro presenting “New York’s Black Bears: Biology, Behavior & Management.” Bring questions, learn best practice when encountering a bear. Followed by refreshments. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-0600 ext. 101 or visit www.facebook.com/Woodside.Hall/

CRAFT PROGRAM – 6 – 7 p.m. “Nailed It: A Crafts-Gone-Wrong Program” for teens to try online crafting challenges. Includes awards for best copy, best fail. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12

‘Renaissance Men’

Vocal Ensemble Performance

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CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Boston’s premier vocal chamber ensemble “Renaissance Men” perform vocal music from all periods, by many composers. Tickets, $25 general admission. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St.,Oneonta. 607-433-7252 or visit oneontaconcertassociation.org

SQUARE DANCE – 7:30 p.m. Dance with friends at Doubleday Dancers Western Square Dance Clubs Fall All Plus Dance. Features Keith Harter as Plus caller, Jeanne Harter as Cuer. Admission, $5/person. Cooperstown Elementary School. 607-264-8128.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9

4-H Club Information Night

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INFO NIGHT – 6:30 – 8 p.m. Cooperstown Youths age 5 – 19 learn about programs offered by 4H in Otsego County from clubs, workshops, activities, more. Cornell Cooperative Extension, 123 Lake St., Cooperstown. 607-547-2536 ext. 225 or visit cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2018/10/09/4-h-information-night-otsego-county

WORKSHOPS – 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Learn about Social Security Entitlement plans for people with Disabilities. Includes PASS Plans, Medicaid Buy-In and 1619(b), Social Security Eligibility. CDO Workforce, 12 Dietz St., Oneonta. 607-433-2343 or visit www.cdoworkforce.org/news/free-workshops-on-social-security-entitlement-programs

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Young Professionals Networking Mixer

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NETWORKING – 6 – 8 p.m. Mixer featuring opportunity to sample beers, meet other young professionals, maybe win a door prize with Young Professionals Network of Otsego County. Cooperstown Brewing Company, 110 River St., Milford. 607-432-4500 or visit www.facebook.com/YoungProfessionalsNetworkYPN/

RUMMAGE SALE – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Find good used clothing for women, girls, children, toddlers, babies, men, boys. Also, sheets, blankets, beach towels, bath towels, linens, curtains, kitchen utensils, toys, games, jewelry, more. First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. E-mail joycejones@stny.rr.comor visit www.facebook.com/CooperstownPres/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

Forests Of Otsego County

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FOREST WALK – 9 – 11 a.m. Trek through John W. Chase Memorial Forest with Forest Technician Joe Sweeney. Learn about sustainable forest management, pests, invasive species, multi-use land management. Free, open to public. Pre-registration preferred. Meet at intersection of Middlefield, Van Cleef and Pearsall Roads, Middlefield. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/county-forest-walk/

POETRY SLAM – 8 – 10:30 p.m. Open mic open to 10 students followed by featured slam poet Caroline Harvey, performance poet, punk folk theater artist, educator, social justice advocate and has been featured on HBOs Def Poetry. Free, open to public. Waterfront room, Hunt College Union, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2674906

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

DoubleDay Dancers Mark 45th

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45TH BIRTHDAY – 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Celebrate The DoubleDay Square Dance Club of Cooperstown with 2 days of square dancing. Exercise, meet people, see your friends. No costume/age requirements. Refreshments provided. Cooperstown Elementary School. 607-264-8128 or visit doubledaydancers.com

CHESS MEETING – 6 – 11 p.m. Weekly meeting welcomes players of all levels. No fees. Cafeteria, College Union, SUNY Oneonta. Call Dom at 607-484-7240.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

September 11 Memorial

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MEMORIAL – 9 a.m. Ceremony remembering 7 SUNY Oneonta Alumni who lost their lives in the attacks on 9/11. Memorial, Quad, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2589433

BOOK SIGNING – 5 – 7 p.m. Reading of “Riko: Seduction of an Artist” a biography of a Czech artist from the ‘30s thru the ‘80s. Written by Denise B. Dailey. Signing to follow. The Green Toad Book Store, 198 Main St., Oneonta. 607-433-8898 or visit www.facebook.com/TheGreenToadBookstore/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JUNE 12
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JUNE 12

Hall Of Fame Anniversary Party

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BIRTHDAY – 9 a.m. Celebrate the 79th anniversary of the Hall of Fame, enjoy special programs throughout the day and sign the card in the Museum Lobby. Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/events/HOF-79th-birthday?date=0

TINKERING TUESDAY – 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. Design, print a custom object. Material fee applies. Registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/

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