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)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2
DAY OF THE DEAD – 10 a.m. – Noon. Experience Dia De Muertos and the Latinx community by telling stories in Spanish & English, participating in family activities, enjoy traditional food, more. Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
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
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/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7
COMMUNITY DIALOGUE – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Cooperstown Graduate Program presents event to explore topics of women’s rights, citizenship through oral histories, images, music. Light refreshments provided. Free. Village Ballroom, Cooperstown. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.facebook.com/listentoeveryoneproject/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, OCTOBER 29
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
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
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
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/
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.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DEC. 9
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
Give the gift of Christmas to children in need. To participate in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program CLICK HERE!
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 email@example.com
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, OCT. 29
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/