The history of the national pastime stretches across multiple centuries. But the connections that link baseball’s early days to today’s game are always evident in Cooperstown.
Through its new YouTube series, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is sharing those connections with viewers at home, according to a media release.
The Hall of Fame is debuting a YouTube series, “Hall of Fame Connections,” produced by MLB Network and made possible by a grant from I LOVE NY/New York State’s Division of Tourism.
The series looks at the Hall of Fame’s collection from a new and exciting angle, with each episode telling a different story of how two seemingly unrelated artifacts in the museum’s vast collection connect to each other, crossing through generations of baseball history.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14
VALENTINES – 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. City of the Hills Sweet Adelines deliver love songs, tokens of affection at location of your choice within 25 miles of Oneonta. Cost, $30. Call 607-267-5540 or visit sachorus.wixsite.com/cityofthehills
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JANUARY 20
MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr. DAY
DOCUMENTARY – 7 – 9 p.m. Showing ‘King In The Wilderness’ depicting the final chapters of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as he deals with criticism from both sides of the political spectrum. Discussion to follow. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23
ART IN THE DARK – 6:30 p.m. Tour folk art exhibit by Lantern Light, learn some of the mysterious, melancholy, untold stories behind the pieces. Limited to 15/tour. Cost, $14/non-member. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JANUARY 24
DOCUMENTARY – 6 p.m. Free screening of “Someone You Love” in honor of Cervical cancer awareness month. Follows stories of 5 women affected by HPV, cervical cancer followed by panel discussion with experts, free light refreshments. Classroom 1, Foxcare Center, Oneonta. 1-888-345-0225.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
TREES OF COOPERSTOWN – 5:30 p.m. Tour Cooperstown with Otsego County Conservation Association, learn benefits of street trees, threats to urban forests, basics of tree anatomy, identification. Free, open to public. Pre-registration preferred. Meet at Pioneer Park, Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/the-trees-of-cooperstown/
GARDEN CLUB – 6:30 p.m. Public meeting hosts Don Urtz presenting photographs of work done by the club over the years. Free, refreshments provided. Richfield Springs Village Library, 102 W. Main St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-0230 or visit www.facebook.com/Richfield-Springs-Public-Library-1068210423236404/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 19
OPENING RECEPTION – 5 – 7 p.m. Exhibit “To Grow A Farmer,” a photographic essay of farming families in upstate New York. Project Space Gallery, Fine Arts Center, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-436-3456 or visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/1977291
WRITERS SALON – 7:30 – 9 p.m. Present your writing at the open mic then enjoy a reading by the featured author John Verdon, author of the Dave Gurney series of mystery thrillers – international bestsellers. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/event/writers-salon-john-verdon/?instance_id=978
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JAN. 13
THE OPERA HOUSE – 12:55 p.m. Special showing of the Documentary chronicling the creation of The Metropolitan Opera. Tickets, $15/person. The Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org
BOWL DECORATING – 1-4 p.m. Create and decorate a bowl for the Chili Bowl Cook-off Fund raiser. The Carriage House Art Studio, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-2070 or visit www.facebook.com/CANOneonta/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JUNE 8
BRASS CONCERT – 6-8 p.m. Free Brass band concert performed by the US Air Force Heritage of America Band. The Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Info, foothillspac.org
FILM – 1:30 p.m. Presenting “The Other Side of the Kennel” the documentary on the 100 year history of the Susquehanna Animal Shelter. St James Retirement Community, 9 St. James Place, Oneonta. Info, www.stjamesmanor.com
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 1
EMPTY BOWLS – Noon-2 p.m. Serving homemade soup in your choice of bowl crafted and donated by local potters. Cost, $15 to benefit the local food pantry. Christ Church Parish Hall on Fair Street, Cooperstown. Info, cooperstownchamber.org/calendar-of-events/#!event/2017/4/1/empty-bowls. To volunteer or donate call (607)547-2627
SOUTH AFRICAN BANQUET – 6-9 p.m. The Mali Education project presents a South African benefit bazaar, dinner and documentary fill titled “Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai,” about the founder of the Green belt Movement in Kenya and winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize. Tickets, $15 adults, $10 children over 5. Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford Ave, Oneonta. Reservation, call (607)434-3303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Info, uuso.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAR. 25
WORKSHOP – 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Learn about plants and how to create natural remedies from your spice rack or what’s in your backyard. Registration required. Cost, members $40, non-members $50, juniors $30. Materials included. In the Creamery Classroom, The Farmers’ Museum. Info, (607) 547-1461, www.farmersmuseum.org/programs/%5Bfield_program_type-raw%5D/americana_academy_workshop_balms_salves
PLAY READING – 6:30 p.m. Reading of “SAPE” by local playwright Karen Butler. Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium, 5798 NY-80, Cooperstown. Info, www.fenimoreartmuseum.org