SOUP SERVED UNTIL 2 P.M.
Cooperstown’s Lauren Martin, top photo, fills Linda Kosmer’s bowl with hot soup at the Empty Bowls luncheon, the annual benefit for the Cooperstown Food Bank underway until 2 p.m. in the Christ Episcopal Church Hall on Fair Street. Inset left, Jeannie Graham chooses among the dozen of bowls created by local potters in advance of the event. $15 gets you soup – and you keep the bowl. At right, pals Dierdre Donley Crouse and George Hren-Saphier clean up. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MARCH 7
BENEFIT LUNCH – Noon – 2 p.m. Support Cooperstown Food Pantry at Empty Bowls Luncheon. Pick a unique bowl by a local potter to enjoy lunch of soup by local chef. Suggested donation $15. Parish Hall, Christ Church, 69 Fair St., Cooperstown. 607-547-2627 or visit cooperstownfoodpantry.org
HELICOPTER – 5:30 p.m. Army Reserve & NY Army National Guard collaborate with Cooperstown Graduate Program for military exercise featuring UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters landing at Bassett. Public is welcome to observe, tour once the aircraft are shut down. Please follow direction of military personnel to ensure a safe distance from the aircraft while it is in operation. Landing will be near Bassett Helipad, across from Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown.
Bowls and soup were going fast as over 180 people in the first half hour streamed through the doors of the Christ Church in Cooperstown for the annual Empty Bowls event which benefits the local food pantry. Hungry crowds came to try the many different soups offered by 10 area restaurants and seven individuals who in all created over 40 gallons of soup. Above, Amy Zoltick serves a bowl of curried butternut squash soup with wild rice edamame to Stephanie Adams. At right, event organizer Kathy Chase enlists helps from Diane Detrinis, to refill a crockpot with her Thai chicken and rice soup. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MARCH 2
MEET AND GREET – 12-2 p.m. “Pawsitive Pawsibilities at the Y” aims to connect new families with companion animals from the Susquehanna SPCA. YMCA lobby, 20-26 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, (607) 547-8111.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAR. 3
MUSICAL MADNESS – 10 a.m. – Noon. Musical activities for children aged 2-8 includes an instrument “petting zoo,” music technology, crafts, a dance room, a percussion room. Hartwick students to perform an interactive concert at Noon. Anderson Center, 2nd floor, Hartwick College. Call 607-431-8543 or visit www.facebook.com/OneontaWorldofLearning/
FUNDRAISER – Noon – 2 p.m. p.m. Empty Bowls Luncheon features soup, bread, handmade bowl that you can keep, raffle. Benefits the Cooperstown Food Pantry. Cost, $15 donation. Christ Church, 69 Fair St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-2627 or visit cooperstownfoodpantry.org
Showing off their acquisitions at today’s Empty Bowls Luncheon, a fundraiser for the Cooperstown Food Pantry, are, from left, Hany and Jill Ghaleb, Kate Kamker and Kaaren Fox. At of 1 p.m., 299 soup seekers had bought tickets (which gets each of them an original bowl and soup to fill it), already a record. In all, 350 bowls had been produced this year. At right, Cooperstown’s Amy Zoltick has an air of authority as she, Leslie Breiten and Donna Mackie distributed the offerings. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.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