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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 3

‘An American Miscellany’

Choral Society Spring Concert

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CONCERT – 7:30 pm Catskill Choral Society’s Spring Concert, “An American Miscellany: 250 years of American Choral Music.” Reception w/light refreshments. Adv/At the door: Adults $19/$22 Seniors $15/$18 Students $5 Under 12 Free. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, 607-431-6060 or CatskillChoralSociety.com.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 16

Butternut Valley Summer Harvest Fest

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HARVEST FEST – 3 – 6 p.m. Celebrate Summer Harvest featuring Farmers Market, Live Music, kids zoomobile, more. Free admission, food. Guy Rathbun Park (behind firehouse), 117 Main St., Morris. Visit butternutvalleyalliance.org

CABARET – 7 – 8:30 p.m. Join the Guilty Pleasure Cabaret for a fun, all-levels, dance class sure to get you sweating. Combines elements of Jazz, Hip Hop, fitness, stiletto heals to bring out your inner diva, build confidence, find your fierce. Bring water, active wear, sneakers. Cost, $15/adult. THE CHURCH, 2381 NY-205, Mount Vision. 607-638-5119 or visit www.upsi-ny.com/upcoming-events-news/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 7
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 7

Art Walk Through Treadwell

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ART FESTIVAL – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Take a self-guided tour of Artists Studios and galleries at the Stagecoach Run Art Festival. Free, open to the public. Maps available. Treadwell. Call 718-781-5487 or visit www.stagecoachrun.com

FOOD FOR THOUGHT – 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Learn about “Otsego: A Meeting Place,” with Kevin Gray and Emily Travisano. Includes lecture, meal, discussion. Cost, $30/non-member. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/calendar-a

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 23
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 23

Intercontinental Soulful Music

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CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Enjoy Embi Esti, intercontinental fusion band incorporating Afrobeat, North African, Romani traditions in soulful music. The Star Theater, 44 Main St., Cherry Valley. Call 607-264-3080 or visit www.facebook.com/cherryvalleyartworks/

GRADUATION – 10:30 a.m. Seniors graduate. Gilbertsville-Mt. Upton Central School District, 693 St. Hwy. 51, Gilbertsville. Call 607-783-2207 or visit www.gmucsd.org

Mothers And Sons Fill Foothills For Shamrock Swing

Mothers, Sons Elated

At Shamrock Swing

Oneonta’s Matthew Rubin, 10, dances with his mother and his younger brother Luca Rubin, 8, during Oneonta’s third annual Shamrock Swing Mother Son Dance at the Foothills Performing Arts Center. Tickets were sold out ahead of the event, and the dance floor was packed with young men dressed to impress as they danced the night away with their mothers. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAR. 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAR. 16

Mother Son Dance

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SHAMROCK SWING – 6 – 9 p.m. Mother’s and Sons, enjoy dinner, dancing, activities, and win prizes. Cost, $65/couple. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. call 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org

CHAMBER ENSEMBLE – 7:30 p.m. The Capital Trio performs works by Dvorak & Haydn. Free, open to the public. Anderson Theater, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Call 607-431-4000 or visit www.hartwick.edu

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, SEPT. 17
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, SEPT. 17

Race On The Lake

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GLIMMERGLASS REGATTA – 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Celebrate the 50th regatta with Otsego sailing club. See the races on Otsego Lake. Otsego Sailing Club, 5992 St. Rt. 80, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-9473 or visit www.facebook.com/Otsego-Sailing-Club-810835935714714/

THEATER – 2 p.m. Orpheus Theater presents “Spring Awakening.” Hamblin Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Call (607) 432-9392 or visit www.orpheustheatre.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, SEPT. 3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, SEPT. 3

Fair For Labor Day

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FAIR – Noon-6p.m. Celebrate Labor Day and summers end with music, food from local farms and bakers, bid on artwork, check out the silent auction and rummage sale of antiques, goods, and services. Games and activities are available to keep kids entertained. Rain or Shine. Admission, pay-what-you-can, under 10 free. West Kortright Center, 49 West Kortright Church Rd., East Meredith. Visit westkc.org/event/west-kortright-fair-2017/

COOPERSTOWN ARTISANAL FESTIVAL – 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Open to the public, area artisans will show and sell their work. Craft demonstrations will be ongoing and training for both adults and children will be available. Outside the Otsego County Office Building, 197 Main St, Cooperstown. Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce (607)547-9983. Visit cooperstownchamber.org/events/cooperstown-artisan-festival/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUG. 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUG. 26

On Being Positive

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BE POSITIVE FESTIVAL – 10 a.m.-10 p.m. The first annual festival for all ages. Activities include speakers, volunteer opportunities, workshops, art, music, food, and dancing in locations in Downtown Cooperstown. Call (607)638-5538 or visit www.facebook.com/BePositiveFestival/

DANCE – 7-10 p.m. Everyone is invited to the multi-cultural and multi-generational dance capping off the BePositive Festival with music by local bands. The Farmers Market, Cooperstown. Call (607)638-5538 or visit www.facebook.com/BePositiveFestival/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, AUGUST 6
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, AUGUST 6

Fair Finale

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OTSEGO COUNTY FAIR – 8 a.m. Gates. Buildings open 10 a.m. Open to 9 p.m. Finale of the Fair. Come for the Demolition Derby, a Horse Show, a Goat Show, a Carnival, and more. Admission, $5. Fair Grounds, 469 Mill St., Morris. Visit www.otsegocountyfair.org for more information.

PADDLE & PULL – 1-3 p.m. Paddle and help OCCA pull remaining Water Chestnuts out of Goodyear Lake. Canoe/Kayaks available. Bring hat, sunscreen, water and expect to get a little wet. Registration preferred. Meet at NYS Fishing Access site, St. Rt. 28, Portlandville. Call (607) 547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/paddle-pull-goodyear-lake-3/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAR. 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAR. 26

CANO Benefit Auction

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ART AUCTION – 1-4 p.m. Bid for artwork from the collection of Dorothy Caswell. Benefit for the Catskill Choral Society. Auction begins at 2 p.m. final bids at 3:30 p.m. Wine and hors d’ourves served by Dietz & Wall Wines. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, www.canoneonta.org

SUGARING-OFF SUNDAY – 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Historical and contemporary maple sugaring demonstrations with a pancake breakfast and fun activities for kids. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. Info, www.farmersmuseum.org/sos

NATURE WALK – 2 p.m. Educator and naturalist George Steele leads a stroll to discover what animals have survived winter and which birds are present. SUNY Onoenta College Camp, 1 mile from the intersection of Bugbee Rd. and East St. Info, (607)436-3455

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAR. 10
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAR. 10

‘Artistic Discovery’, Students

Congressional Art Exhibit

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Register for Central New York Dairy Day by Noon. Info, cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2017/03/14/2017-central-new-york-dairy-day

ART EXHIBIT – 5-7 p.m. Opening reception of the Annual Congressional exhibit “Artistic Discovery.” Exhibit of Otsego County High school students art. 6 winners will be selected and their art will be shown at the state level with the winners from other counties. Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, www.cooperstownart.com

CONCERT – 7 p.m. Presenting Robert Jones and Matt Watroba playing music that reflects the spirit and history of America. Admissions $20. Benefits Church Window Restoration Project. Fly Creek United Methodist Church, 811 Co Rd 26, Fly Creek. Info, (607)547-9946

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, MAR. 7
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, MAR. 7

‘NeoIndigenA’ Performed At Hartwick

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PERFORMANCE – 8 p.m. Santee Smith performs “NeoIndigenA” (“New Indigenous Woman”) a dance created by her while exploring the intersection of indigenous and contemporary dance. Slade Theater in Yager Hall, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Info, bensenr@hartwick.edu or call (607)431-4902

STUDY GROUP – 10:30-11:30 a.m. For anyone who has an addictive personality, come study “The Heart of Addiction” and learn insights from the message of the Gospel regarding addictive thoughts and behavior. With Friends of Recovery of Delaware and Otsego Counties at The Turning Point, 22 Elm St., Oneonta. Info, www.friendsofrecoverydo.org/events

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEB. 18
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEB. 18

Support This Years

Polar Bear Jumpers

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POLAR BEAR JUMP – 12:30 p.m. Come spectate on people jumping in a freezing lake to support local children, individuals, and organizations in need. Goodyear Lake, Outside Portlandville, St. Hwy. 28, Oneonta. Info, www.thisiscooperstown.com/events/goodyear-lake-22nd-annual-polar-bear-jump

FROZEN TOE RACE – 10:30 a.m. 5 Mile race held regardless of weather conditions. Entry, $35. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. Info, www.clarksportscenter.com

PERFORMANCE – 7:30 p.m. Local and regional talent perform Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues.” Ballroom Gallery of the Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown Village Library. Info, www.cooperstownart.com/special-events.html or call (607)547-9777

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