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Cooperstown Graduate Program

Day Of The Dead, Celebration Of Life

Day Of The Dead,

Celebration Of Life

CGP Hosts Dia de Los Muertos

The Cooperstown Graduate program hosted a Dia de los Muertos event at the Cooperstown Library this afternoon celebrating Dia de los Muertos, The Day of the Dead. Children and their families would come and enjoy tamales, cookies, crafts, storytelling and more. Above, Cooperstown Graduate student Kirbie Sondreal helps Ciara Kaltenbach, Cooperstown make decorative paper marigolds which serve as a guide for spirits returning to the land of the living. At right, first year Cooperstown Graduate Program student Mary Horbiki and CGP graduate Viri Choy, Oneonta, teach children in Spanish and English about the tradition of leaving offerings for the dead on an alter decorated with flowers, food and images of loved ones who have passed on. The offerings are meant to attract the spirits to the alter so their memory can be kept alive. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

Professor Will Read From Novel, ‘Before Che,’ Sign Copies Saturday

Professor Will Read From Novel,

‘Before Che,’ Sign Copies Saturday

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Americans who fought in the Spanish Civil War, reenter the fray in 1950s Cuba in Peter Rutkoff’s new novel.
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ONEONTA – Peter Rutkoff of Cooperstown will be reading from his latest book, “Before Che,” and signing copies 2-4 p.m. this Saturday at the Green Toad Bookstore, 198 Main St.

The novel depicts survivors of the Lincoln Battalion from the Spanish Civil War becoming involved in Fidel Castro’s Cuban revolution of the 1950s.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 1

Meet & Greet With CGP

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COMMUNITY PROGRAM – 6:30 p.m. Cooperstown Graduate Program students give short presentation on community projects, volunteer work at Woodside Hall, ongoing oral history project. Followed by meet and greet with attendees, refreshments. Free, open to public. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-0600, Ext. 101 or visit www.facebook.com/Woodside.Hall/

CGP Adopts Cooperstown Family

CGP Adopts Cooperstown Family

As a community service of the Cooperstown Graduate Program in Museum Studies, students adopted a family through the First Presbyterian Church’s Christmas Families Program, buying gifts and groceries for a local family with two children.  Involved students include, front from left, Phoebe Cos , Tashae Smith and Katrina Kowalski;back row from left, Hannah Sherman, Mary Kate Kenney, Rob Katz and Nate Samoriski.  (Melanie Bruce photo)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, OCTOBER 29
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, OCTOBER 29

CGP Online Auction Opens

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OPENING – Cooperstown Graduate Program auction opens, continues through November 9. Proceeds go to scholarships, activities of SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association. Visit www.biddingforgood.com/CGAauction

SIT N’ KNIT – 1 – 2 p.m. Work on knitting or hand stitching project. Richfield Springs Public Library, 102 Main St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-0230 or visit www.facebook.com/Richfield-Springs-Public-Library-1068210423236404/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

Tribute Concert To Fleetwood Mac

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FLEETWOOD MAC – 7 p.m. Performance by Tusk, Fleetwood Mac Tribute band, performing some of their greatest hits. Cost, $35 in front half of theater. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org

THEATER – 7 p.m. Performance by Tom Morgan “Tales from the Empire” telling story of the Morgan family, former owners of The Empire Hotel in Gilbertsville. Adapted from autobiographical stories in newspaper columns, radio show “Moneytalk.” Cost, $15/adult. Auditorium, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/calendar-a

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 10
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 10

Chamber Celebrating

Commerce & Community

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OPENING RECEPTION – 5:30 – 7 p.m. Opening an exhibit Celebrating Commerce and Community. By first year CGP students, celebrates this years inductees to the Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame and includes refreshments, snacks, friends, furry friends, more. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

HISTORY – 6:30 p.m. Learn about the Hartwick College Archives, which include the Cooper Papers among other cool items, with Shelley Wallace. Free, Open to the public. Kinney Memorial Library, 3140 Co. Rd. 11, Hartwick. Call 607-293-6600 or visit www.facebook.com/OtsegoIsHistory/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, MAY 1
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, MAY 1

Listen To Everyone

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COMMUNITY PROGRAM – 7 p.m. CGP Students present “Listen to Everyone”, using oral history recordings with the aged. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. Call Karen Cadwalader 607-547-0600 ext. 101 or visit www.facebook.com/Woodside.Hall/

TABLET TALK – 10:30 a.m. – Noon. Bring questions about your tablet and find the answers with the group. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/calendar/

Ommegang, CGP Named To Chamber Hall of Fame
WATCH HAZZARD’S ANNOUNCEMENT

Ommegang, CGP Named

To Chamber Hall of Fame

Chamber President Hazzard announces new Hall of Famers.

COOPERSTOWN – Brewery Ommegang and the Cooperstown Graduate Program were among the five local businesses named to the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce’s second annual Hall of Fame, class of 2018.

The Susquehanna Animal Shelter, The Farmers’ Museum and Sperbeck’s Grocery were also named as honorees. The five were picked from 25 nominees, with 1,000 people voting.

 

Experts Advise CGP Class On Funding Of Non-Profits

Experts Advise CGP Class

On Funding Of Non-Profits

Alan Donovan, who has helped and advised numerous non-profits since retiring as SUNY Oneonta president a decade ago, addresses the final session of Professor Brian Alexander’s Museum Management class today at the Cooperstown Graduate Program in Museum Studies. Other experts on the panel were Liz Callahan, left, director of the Hanford Mills Museum, East Meredith, and Ellen Pope, Otsego 2000 executive director. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DEC. 9
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DEC. 9

Holiday Evening At The Museum

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CANDLELIGHT EVENING – 3-7 p.m. Experience the magic of the holidays with tasty holiday treats, performances by the Catskill Chamber Singers, Snowflight, others performing holiday favorites. Tickets, $12/adult, $10.50/senior, $6/junior. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org

BEATLES MUSIC – 8 p.m. Enjoy music from the 60’s by the Beatles. Tickets, $15. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, DEC. 4
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, DEC. 4

Drawing Practice For The Holidays

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FIGURE DRAWING – 6:30 p.m. Non-instructional drawing with live model. Poses chosen by consensus. Cost $12 per class. The Carriage House Art Studio, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-435-8718 or visit carriagehouseartstudio.com/classes/figure-drawing/

INFORMATION SESSION – 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend the presentation of the CGP students Transition Plan a required document identifying areas needing improvement to be accessible to those with Disabilities. Village Hall Ballroom, Cooperstown. Call 547-2411 or e-mail vcooperstown@stny.rr.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, OCT. 29
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, OCT. 29

Halloween Display

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PUMPKIN GLOW – 6-7 p.m. See the carved pumpkins and hear spooky stories by Bruce Markusen. On the steps of the Cooperstown Art Association. Visit www.cooperstownart.com

COOP LOOP RACE – 1 p.m. Enjoy a 5K or 10K run through the beautiful roads of Cooperstown. Check-in/register 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost, $35. Begins/ends Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-2800 or visit www.clarksportscenter.com/events/2017-coop-loop-5k-10k-race/

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