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Dancers Dazzle At Fokine’s ‘The Nutcracker’

Dancers Dazzle At

Fokine’s ‘Nutcracker’

The Nutcracker (Caio Legname, right), and Clara (Julianna Brzezinski, left) dance with Sugarplum Fairy Maya Schonbrun  during the Fokine Ballet Company of Oneonta’s annual production of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” Saturday afternoon at SUNY Oneonta’s Goodrich Theater.  Inset, Mouse King Evan Clark and The Nutcracker lock in a duel of swords beneath the Christmas Tree. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

Pay It Forward Event Underway At Legion

Play It Forward Event

Underway At Legion

Oneonta’s Mark Spaziani, Rick Rogers and Ross Rogers – The Roundhouse Rockers – gave an evening of live music started this afternoon at the second annual Play It Forward event at the Oneonta Vets Club. This seven-hour jam session features live music, a chicken BBQ and raffles, with 100 percent of all funds donated to the American Legion Legacy Run. At right, Oneonta native Sandy Ross shares a kiss on the dance floor with her new husband Robb; the two married this morning. The couple, who flew up from Florida, co-created the event with Sandy’s sister Carla Balnis, and in lieu of a reception, decided to invite family and friends to attend the event and donate to the cause. Musicians from Florida, NYC, Utica and Oneonta will keep you rocking until 10 p.m. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Square Dancing Hosted At Moose Lodge

Square Dancing At Moose Lodge

Robert Lull and wife Trisha, Laurens, take to the dace floor in matching attire (made by Trisha) at the Tri-County Social Club square dance, held this evening at the Oneonta Moose Lodge. Live music was provided by the Dirt Road Express Band. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 11
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 11

Catskill Symphony Orchestra

Veterans Day Performance

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VETERANS DAY!

CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. the Catskill Symphony Orchestra presents their Veterans day concert featuring Angelo Xian Yu performing Beethoven, Timothy Perry performing Mozart, Victor Sungarian performing Strauss. Tickets, Free to Veterans, $30 all others. Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-436-2670 or visit catskillsymphony.net

VETERANS & COMMUNITIES – Noon-5 p.m. Enjoy free lunch buffet followed by workshops, readings, & discussion of war, peace, country. Free, open to the public. Bright Hill Press & Literary Center, 94 Church St., Treadwell. Call 607-829-5055 or visit brighthillpress.org

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/

Mothers & Daughters Enjoy Dining, Dancing

Mothers & Daughters

At Foothills Tea Party

With Mom’s Day a weekend away, over 150 mothers and daughters filled the Foothills Atrium this morning, where they enjoyed dancing, tea and snacks, making fascinators and crafts,  and partaking of scavenger hunts and face painting, part of the Performing Arts Center’s first annual Mother-Daughter Tea Party.   In top photo, Oneonta’s Makenna Frazier, Taryn Brockway, Kaylee Ferrara and Joanna Ferrara twirl across the dance floor. At left, Deanie Lord helps Eliana Morey decoupage a vase at Jillybeans’s craft table area. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, APRIL 23
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, APRIL 23

State Gymnastics Championships

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GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS – 9 a.m. 225 gymnasts from across New York State meet to show their skills. SUNY Oneonta. Info, call Oneonta YMCA (607)432-0010 or visit www.oneontaymca.org/programs_pages/gymnastics/ymca-nys-gymnastics-championships.html

MUSIC – Noon. The Binghamton Morris men and friends welcome spring back to the northeast with a live performance. The Major’s Inn, 104 Marion Avenue, Gilbertsville. Info, www.facebook.com/binghamton.morris/

Revelers Enjoy Masquerade at Oneonta Boys & Girls Club

Revelers Enjoy Masquerade

At Oneonta Boys, Girls Club

Fran Colone, Oneonta, dances with Sharon Edwards, Oneonta, at the Masquerade Ball & Casino Night fundraiser at the Oneonta Boys & Girls Club Saturday night. Revelers also enjoyed casino games staffed by the Hartwick College men’s soccer team, open bar, silent auction, Cajun hors d’oeuvres served by members of Phi Sigma Phi, and the musical talents of the Jim Johnson & Friends band. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Season Ending Sock Hop Biggest Success To Date

Season Ending Sock Hop

Biggest Success To Date

Oneonta's Tiffany Gardner, Casey Daum, Isabella Gracias, Emily Morell and Emily Thompson dance the night away at the final Sock Hop of the year at the First United Methodist Church this evening. Songs of yesteryear were alive and well for 123 attendees who raised over $2500 at the event, making it the most successful Sock Hop to date. Proceeds go to First United Methodist and Hospice. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Oneonta’s Tiffany Gardner, Casey Daum, Isabella Gracias, Emily Morell and Emily Thompson dance the night away at the final Sock Hop of the year at the First United Methodist Church this evening. Songs of yesteryear were alive and well for 123 attendees who raised over $2500 at the event, making it the most successful Sock Hop to date. Proceeds go to First United Methodist and Hospice. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Desserts, Cars, Music Highlight Fab Friday

Desserts, Cars, Music

Highlight Fab Friday

Kim Snyder, Oneonta, and her son Nathan, dance to the classic rock sounds of Off The Record, who was preforming in Muller Plaza during the Cruise In at this evening's First Friday. Main st. was closed off and filled with classic cars and food, including brownie sundaes at the Greater Oneonta Historical Society. (Ian Ausin/AllOTSEGO.com
Kim Snyder, Oneonta, and her son Nathan, dance to the classic rock sounds of Off The Record, who was preforming in Muller Plaza during the Cruise In at this evening’s First Friday. Main st. was closed off and filled with classic cars and food, including brownie sundaes at the Greater Oneonta Historical Society. (Ian Ausin/AllOTSEGO.com

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Class of 2016 Dances The Night Away At Prom

Oneonta Class Of 2016

Boogie Down At Prom

The OHS class of 2016 enjoyed their senior prom at the Southside Holiday Inn last night, where food and revelries were had by all. Here Natasha Kashii, Tony Russo, Brittney Ngoyn, Bhanu Gaur, Tara Austin and Daniel Mazei dance to "Cupid Shuffle" by Cupid. The after-prom party was held in the cafeteria of the High School where students could partake in casino games and win a wide selection of prizes.(Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Prom night finally arrived and the Oneonta High School  Class of 2016 enjoyed every minute of it! Here Natasha Kashii, Tony Russo, Brittney Ngoyn, Bhanu Gaur, Tara Austin and Daniel Mazei hit the dance floor to “Cupid Shuffle” by Cupid.  The after-prom party was held in the OHS cafeteria, where students could play in casino games and win TVs, video game systems and a jar of money. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Mothers & Sons Dine And Dance At Foothills

Mothers & Sons Dine

And Dance At Foothills

Emma Spinoza, Oneonta, gets down on the dance floor with her sons Theo, left, and Marco, at the Shamrock Swing dinner and dance for mothers and sons at Foothills this evening. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Emma Spinoza, Oneonta, gets down on the dance floor with her sons Theo, left, and Marco, at the Shamrock Swing dinner and dance for mothers and sons at Foothills this evening. The event, the first of it’s kind in the area, had raffles, and fun stations with legos, minecraft, basketball, dinner and dancing for mothers and sons.(Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Masquerade Offers Dancing, Exclusive Beer

Masquerade  Offers Dancing, Exclusive Beer

Roger Davidson, right, and his wife Maureen owners of Council Rock Brewry dance at the PTA Masquerade at the Otesaga Hotel on Saturday night. Revelers were treated to an exclusive American Farmhouse 5 Brew Ale, which was donated for the event by the Davidsons exclusively for the event.
Roger Davidson, right, and his wife Maureen owners of Council Rock Brewery dance at the PTA Masquerade at the Otesaga Hotel on Saturday night. Revelers were treated to an exclusive American Farmhouse 5 Brew Ale, which was donated for the event by the Davidsons exclusively for the event. (Ian Austin/ allotsego.com)

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