SANTA ARRIVES – 5 p.m. Bring the friends and kids to greet Santa as he arrives at his cottage. Refreshments and music will be available. Please wear a mask to visit Santa’s cottage. Pioneer Park, Cooperstown.
GOLF CLASSIC – 1 p.m. Join the Otsego Chamber of Commerce for the 35th Annual Golf Classic to support the Chamber’s efforts to help the local community thrive. Sign up for golf tournament at 1 and Lunch/networking event at 11:30. Registration required. Oneonta Country Club, 9 Country Club Dr., Oneonta. 607-432-4500 or visit otsegocc.com
PLANETARIUM – 7 p.m. Explore the universe, learn whats new in the field of astronomy in fun virtual planetarium show with the SUNY staff and Nebula society students. Free, registration on Eventbrite required. Presented by the A.J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2011 or visit www.eventbrite.com/o/science-discovery-center-and-planetarium-14332374215
FORUM – Noon. Mohawk Valley legislative leaders meet online to discuss local issues and plans for 2021. Participants will include Senator Peter Oberacker, Assemblyman Brian Miller, Senator Joseph Griffo, Rome Mayor Jacqueline Izzo, more. Presented by The Chamber Alliance of the Mohawk Valley. RSVP to email@example.com or visit www.facebook.com/chamberalliancemv/ for info.
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT – 9 a.m. View artworks in exhibit ‘Pieces of Me’ by recipient of Bright Hills Annual emerging artist feature, Sophie Bille. Suggested donation $3, works are available for purchase. Presented by Bright Hill Press & Literary Center. 607-829-5055 or visit brighthillpress.org/wordandimagegallery/
FILM SCREENING – 6:30 p.m. Beat Cabin Fever with “Phantom Thread” (2017) about the love life of dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock. Free with donation. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
ART & POETRY – 6 p.m. Contest to explore the beauty of living life free from the negative impacts of addiction. Opening Gala in the CANO Gallery, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0090 Ext 106 or visit www.facebook.com/LEAFArtContest/
SPRING SUMMIT – 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 a.m. Event for Youth Food Movement featuring film, school garden discussion, Disco soup, live music, seed starting, internship/job info, Community Building. Cooperstown Farmers Market, 101 Main St., Pioneer alley, Cooperstown. Call 607-437-2862 or visit www.celebrateorigins.com/yfm
AUCTION – 5:30 p.m. Annual event with live & wall auction featuring Phish tickets, art, jewelry, vacation, antiques, more. Free child care available. Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-3491 or visit www.facebook.com/UUSOneonta/
HISTORY SHOW – 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Visit the Postcard and Ephemera Show featuring a display of vintage postcards, sheet music, posters, documents, trading cards, more. Elm Park Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org
SPRING FEST – 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Features music and events including the Ross Park Zoomobile and a Fishing Derby by Trout Unlimited. Copes Corner Park, on Rte. 51 between Gilbertsville and Mt. Upton. Info, www.townofbutternuts.org/copes-corners-park/
ONEONTA – In 1986, a handful of women gathered to form the Susquehanna Valley Quilters and share their love of fabric craft.
“We got together and decided there was going to be a quilting renaissance,” said Debby Clough, who helped start the original group. “I started quilting in 1976, and it didn’t matter what we were working on. I was at a table surrounded by women, and I was happy.”
Now with 85 members, the SVQ celebrated their 30th birthday tonight with games, a slideshow of ephemera, a cake, hand-quilted caddy mugs for all the members present and plenty of memories. Quilting has even continued in recent years with people continuing to preserve memories with something similar to this memorystitch tshirt blanket.
“When I was president, I taught a class on Sunbonnet Sues,” said Barb Blanchard. “At the end of my term, everyone gave me a quilt with all their Sue squares in it!”