HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JULY 13
LAKEFRONT CONCERT – 7 – 8:30 p.m. 3 local organizations collaborate to present concerts at Lake Front Park. This week enjoy a performance of the Kennesaw Mountain Boys. Lakefront Park, Cooperstown. Visit www.wearecooperstown.com
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JUNE 29
SUMMER BOOK SALE – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Browse through used books of many genres, including nonfiction, arts and crafts, children’s books, cookbooks and much more to support your local library. Cost, $1-$2 for most books. Thru July 4. Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JUNE 24
CIRCUS – 5:30 & 7:30 p.m. Bring the kids out for the Zerbini Family Circus featuring Animals, Aerialists, Jugglers, Clowns, and more. Pony rides available 1 hour before. Masks, social distancing required. Cost, $15/adult. Free Parking. 6th Ward Playground, Scramling Ave., Oneonta. 607-434-4419 or visit zerbinifamilycircus.com
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JUNE 22
PRIMARY ELECTIONS – 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. Come vote in the primary elections. 607-547-4247 or visit www.otsegocounty.com/departments/board_of_elections/index.php
BIRDING – 8 – 9 a.m. Learn about beginner bird watching. Registration required. $1 donation requested. Presented by the Cooperstown Senior Community Center. Brookwood Gardens, 6000 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. 607-547-8471 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JUNE 17
WRITERS SALON – 7:30 p.m. Open mic followed by presentation by Marly Youmans, author of eight novels, 2 Southern fantasies, an adventure in blank verse, and 4 collections of poetry. Free, open to public. Presented through Zoom by the Community Arts Network of Oneonta. 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/event/writers-salon-marly-youmans/?instance_id=1203
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JUNE 15
MYPLATE – 2 p.m. Older adults are invited to get their nutrition questions answered by CCE nutrition educator Kim Ferstier. She will also create a delicious, affordable, meal to sample. Presented by the Cooperstown Senior Community Center, brick building behind St. Mary’s Church, 31 Elm St., Cooperstown. email@example.com
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 27
AUTHOR SERIES – 2 p.m. Join Rico Petrocelli of the Boston Red Sox for a discussion of his book ‘An All-Star’s Cardboard Memories.’ Free, registration required. Presented by The Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-author-series-rico-petrocelli?date=0
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 20
NOBLE EAGLE – 2 p.m. Cooperstown Senior Community Center presents Joshua Ives sharing his story of his military experience in Afghanistan through photography. Brick building behind St. Mary’s Church, 31 Elm St., Cooperstown. firstname.lastname@example.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, MAY 18
MOVE OUT – 9 a.m. – Used items from SUNY Oneonta students are available. Everything under the tent is free. ReUse Center, 23 Duane St., Oneonta. E-mail Rachel.email@example.com.
By KEVIN LIMITI • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
Carol Lachance and Mike Lachance were presented with an “Outstanding Seniors of the Community” recognition from the Office of the Aging in an award announced Monday, May 3.
“It is truly an honor and very much a surprise,” Carol said.
The Lachances run the Cooperstown Senior Community Center in the recreation center of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church at 31 Elm St. in Cooperstown. Mike said that he didn’t really expect the award, but he wants to use it to promote the senior center.
“Seniors want to feel that somebody cares about them,” Mike said. “It really revives them.”
COVID-19 has affected everybody, but no group has been as impacted like senior citizens. The pandemic has affected the senior population disproportionately compared to other age groups with 85% of deaths occurring to those 65 or older, according to 2020 statistics from the New York Department of Health.
The center has been taking steps to help seniors affected by the pandemic, including those dealing with increased social isolation.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MARCH 12
DRAGON DATES – 5:30 p.m. Dip & Paint with local artist, Diane Stensland. Choose an image to paint then enjoy variety of dipping foods with the Family Resource Network. Preregistration required. Elm Park United Methodist, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-0001 or visit familyrn.org/event/dragon-dates-paint-and-dip-activity/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MARCH 5
DEBATE – 7-9 p.m. Three candidates for two seats on the Cooperstown Village Board – Democrats MacGuire Benton and Joe Membrino, and Republican Mary Margaret Robbins Sohns – will debate in the Village Board room, lower level, at Village Hall, 22 Main. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters. Election is Wednesday, March 18.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MARCH 2
SAFETY – 1:15 p.m. Learn how to travel safely in, outside the country with Diana Nichols. Cooperstown Senior Community Center, behind St. Mary’s Church, 31 Elm St., Cooperstown. firstname.lastname@example.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27
OOBLECK – 6 – 7:30 p.m. Celebrate birthday of Dr. Seuss and make the mysterious substance from the book ‘Bartholomew and the Oobleck.’ Learn about the strange properties of non-Newtonian fluids. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/