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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31

Halloween Parades

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HALLOWEEN

PARADE – 5 p.m. Showcase your Halloween best with Cooperstown Central School band leading the way. Followed by cider and treats at Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce, then trick-or-treating at around Cooperstown. Start at Cooper Park, Cooperstown. 607-547-9983 or visit cooperstownchamber.org/halloween-2/

PARADE – 7 p.m. Celebrate Halloween. Costumes encouraged, includes Oneonta High School Bands. Line-up at 6:15. Main St., Oneonta.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17

SUNY Oneonta Slam Poetry

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POETRY SLAM – 8 – 10:30 p.m. Open mic open to 10 students followed by featured slam poet Hanif Abdurraqib, author of poetry collection ‘The Crown Ain’t Worth Much,’ essayist, cultural critic from Columbus Ohio. Free, open to public. Waterfront room, Hunt College Union, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2674946

HEATSMART LAUNCH – 6:30 – 8 p.m. Launch event of Heatsmart Otsego, featuring guest speaker Jay Egg, discussing basics of Geothermal energy, how far it can go toward renewable energy future, more. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/heat-smart-otsego-launch-event/

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 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10

Meet & Greet Senate Candidate

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MEET & GREET – 6-8 p.m. Oneonta Residents meet with Democratic state Senate candidate Joyce St. George. Reservation required. Humphrey’s, 437 Main St., Oneonta. 607-441-3366 or visit secure.actblue.com/donate/jsgoneonta

RABIES CLINIC – 6 – 8 p.m. Bring pets to be vaccinated or to receive their 3-year booster shot with Dr. Puritz. Otego Fire Department. Call 607-547-8111 or visit susquehannaanimalshelter.org/2018-otsego-county-free-rabies-clinics/

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 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Animal Shelter Fundraiser

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MEMORIAL FUNDRAISER – 6 – 8 p.m. Celebrate wonderful life of Dr. Gahleb with wife Jill, Susquehanna Animal Shelter. Cost, $100/person includes 2 drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres, silent auction. RSVP by 9/20. Veranda, The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 607-547-8111 ext. 101 or visit www.facebook.com/Susquehanna-Animal-Shelter-121696841223218/

BENEFIT 5K/MILE – 9 a.m. Run/walk in Mindful Mile & Fight Hunger 5K to benefit the Riverside Back Pack Program, providing Oneonta school children food over the weekend. Registration from 8-8:45 a.m. Cost day-of, $25 for 5K, $15 for Mile. Alumni Field House, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-3337 or visit oneonta.sodexomyway.com/explore/mindful_mile

Family Farm Day Shows Off County’s Best

Family Farm Fans Flock

To 17 Venues Countywide

Maryland’s Henry Panny, 5, enjoyed visiting Hulse Hill Farm in Fly Creek this afternoon as he is seen feeding leaves to a goat. The family farm was one of 17 farms across the county participating in the Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Family Farm Day. From lavender farming to alpacas, the event showed off some of Otsego County’s more unique farms. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JULY 12
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JULY 12

Open Mic At The Mansion

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MUSIC AT THE MANSION – 6:30 – 8 p.m. Begins with half hour open mic session followed by featured performer Wendy Slicer – vocalist, acoustic guitar & piano. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/event/music-mansion-wendy-slicer/?instance_id=1046

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE – 6 – 8 p.m. Enjoy burgers, beer, & bowling with the Richfield Springs Community Food Cooperative. Richfield Lanes, 16 Bronner St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-0049 or visit www.facebook.com/rscommunityfoods/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JUNE 3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JUNE 3

Girls Leadership 5K Run

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GIRLS ON THE RUN – 10 a.m. Enjoy fun activities and 5K fun race starting at Noon. Open to the community. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. Call 607-435-3861 or visit www.facebook.com/girlsontheruncny/

BIRDING – 8:30 a.m. – Noon. Train your ear to recognize birds with classes and a walk with the local audobon chapter leaders. Pre-registration required. Betty & Wilbur Davis State Park, Davis Rd, Worcester. Call 607-547-5648 or visit doas.us/event/birding-by-ear-2018/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 26

9th Annual Hall Of Fame Classic

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HOF CLASSIC – Noon. Get hyped for the game with the Home Run Contest then enjoy the 9th Hall of Fame Classic Game. First pitch scheduled for 1:05 p.m. Doubleday Field, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/events/classic-18?date=0

LIVE AUCTION – 3 p.m. Find beautifully painted tables, chairs, and paddles for auction. General Clinton Park, 2507 Hinkley Ln., Bainbridge. Call 914-262-3216 or visit www.jerichoarts.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 20

Council Rock To Council Rock

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COUNCIL ROCK RACE – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Annual race from Council Rock park to Council Rock Brewery 4.4 mile race. Enjoy spring in Otsego County. Cost $25/individual. Council Rock Park, 11 River St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-2800 or visit www.facebook.com/clarksportscenter

FUNDRAISER – 3 – 6 p.m. Get into the spirit of the holiday, paint something patriotic on a large 16”x20” canvas while enjoy a glass of wine or beer. Includes professional instruction by Linda of The Artful Spirits. Cost, $35. Support the Oneonta Vets Club, 279 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0494 or visit www.facebook.com/OneontaVetsClub/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 21

Celebrate The Earth

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EARTH DAY FESTIVAL – 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day, have fun, and learn about your environment at fun interactive exhibits, workshop, and more. Milford Central School, 42 Main St., Milford. Call 607-547-2536 Ext 0 or visit occainfo.org/earth-festival/

CIDER RUN – 10 a.m. 5K/10K run open to children and adults to benefit the Susquehanna Animal Shelter. Fly Creek Cider Mill, 288 Goose St., Fly Creek. Call 607-547-9692 or visit www.flycreekcidermill.com

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