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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

Tales From The Empire Hotel

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THEATER – 7 – 8:30 p.m. Performance by Tom Morgan “Tales from the Empire” telling the story of the Morgan family, former owners of The Empire Hotel in Gilbertsville. Adapted from autobiographical stories in newspaper columns, radio show “Moneytalk.” Cost, $15/adult. Auditorium, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/calendar-a

TEDX ONEONTA – 6 – 9 p.m. Locally organized evening of lectures on topics from exercise, genocide, happiness, child rearing in the digital age, the opiod epidemic, more. Goodrich Theater, SUNY Oneonta. www.tedxoneonta.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUGUST 3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUGUST 3

Cruise In Car Show

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FABULOUS FRIDAY – 5:30 – 8 p.m. See classic cars at Tom and Doug’s Cruise In Car Show. Enjoy music by Off The Record, tastings by Northern Eagle Beverages. Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-2941 or visit www.facebook.com/DestinationOneonta/

O-COUNTY FAIR – 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. See best Otsego County has to offer. Daily shows, rides, more. Highlights include agriculture day, 2Xtreme racing monster truck show, beef show, contradancing, more. Otsego County Fair, Mills St., Morris. 607-263-5289 or visit www.otsegocountyfair.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPT. 9
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPT. 9

Bull Riding,

Barrel Racing, More

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RODEO – 7 p.m. Features Bull Riding, Barrel Racing, Bronco Riding, Team Roping, Steer Wrestling. Pre-rodeo fun starts at 4 with games, food, music. Tickets, $20. Damaschke Field, Oneonta. Visit www.oneontaoutlaws.com/teams/default.asp?u=ONEONTAOUTLAWS&s=baseball&p=home

HERO 5K – 10 a.m. Support your local heroes at 9/11 heroes 5K. Registration, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Fee, $35. Proceeds benefit Fly Creek Fire & EMS Depts. Fly Creek Fire Dept., 832 Co. Hwy. 26, Fly Creek. Call 6075472800

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPT. 1
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPT. 1

Balloons In The Park

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BALLOON FEST – 5-9 p.m. Enjoy an evening of food, music, hot air balloons with Fabulous Friday. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. Call (607)432-2941 or visit www.facebook.com/BalloonGlowFest/

ART RECEPTION – 5-8 p.m. Art exhibit with Anthony Hanakovic “The Baroque Period Revisited” working in Oil Painting, Etchings, Aquatints; Judith Lamb “Organic Matter, The Cycle of Life,” Oil Paintings; James Nefsey “Myths and Ancient Memories” photographs. On display thru 9/17. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call (607) 432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/calendar/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUG. 18
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUG. 18

Walk Through Art At CANO

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FABULOUS FRIDAY – 2-9 p.m. Take an Art Walk through the art galleries of Oneonta including the Community Arts Network of Oneonta, the Oneonta History Center, the Artisans Guild, and more. Call (607)432-2941 or visit www.facebook.com/oneontafabulousfridays/

CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT – 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Experience a civil war encampment with the 125th and 61st New York Regiments. Includes Civil War weaponry, tactics, drills, and firing demonstrations. Also a concert and a battle reenactment. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown. Call (607) 547-5098 or visit hydehall.org/event/civil-war-weekend/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUGUST 4
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUGUST 4

Fabulous Car Show And Brownies

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FABULOUS FRIDAY – 5-8 p.m. Enjoy a Car Show by Wahl to Wahl Auto and delicious brownies by the Oneonta History Center ($1.50/brownie). Main Street, Oneonta. Call (607)432-2941 or visit www.facebook.com/oneontafabulousfridays/

CARRIAGE HOUSE ART STUDIO EXHIBIT – 5-8 p.m. Opening reception for the art show exhibiting the pieces created in the camps and classes of the art studio. CANO, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call (607)432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/event/art-exhibit-carriage-house-art-studio/?instance_id=796

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JULY 7
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JULY 7

3 Artist Exhibit Opens

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CANO EXHIBIT – 5-8 p.m. Opening reception for the art exhibit by Christine Heller showing “NYS Suffragettes – Centennial Anniversary”, drawings & lithographs; Pooh Kaye showing “Clapper Lake Landscapes”, ink washes & animation; and Sarah Nguyen “Cave Dwellers”, paintings & paper cuttings. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. www.canoneonta.org/event/art-exhibit-christine-heller-pooh-kaye-sarah-nguyen/?instance_id=789

FABULOUS FRIDAY – 6-8:30 p.m. Come out for a 2-part show. Bring the kids for a fun audience participation, magic and more. Stay for hits from the 60s, 70s, and 80s performed by Oneonta native Mary-Anne Ferree and her husband Ken. Includes Strawberry Shortcake served by the Oneonta History Center, and a chicken wing contest. Muller Plaza, Oneonta. www.facebook.com/oneontafabulousfridays/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JUNE 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JUNE 16

Cherry Valley Outdoor Games

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TIMBERSPORTS COMPETITION – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Athletes from around the NE compete with tools not used commercially since the invention of the Chain saw. Watch the STHIL Timbersports Women’s Division qualifying rounds. Alden Field, Cherry Valley Community Center. Info, www.facebook.com/northeastqualifier/

SUNNY MOMENTS EXHIBIT – 5-7 p.m. The opening reception of the “Sunny Moments” exhibition. This is a chance to meet the artists, purchase the art, and enter to win a quilt. The Arc Otsego’s Main View Gallery & Studio, 73 Main St., Oneonta. www.arcotsego.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 19
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 19

Catch An Art Walk & Car Show

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FABULOUS FRIDAY – 5-8 p.m. Take an Art Walk through the galleries of Oneonta, hear from the artists and view the car show by Tom and Doug’s Cruise-In. Main St., Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/oneontafabulousfridays/

MUSIC SHOWCASE – 7 p.m. Singer and Songwriters show their talents. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Info, foothillspac.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 5
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 5

Support History, Win Cake

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CAKEWALK – 5-8 p.m. Enter for a chance to win a cake and support the Greater Oneonta Historical Society. Kay Jewelers, Southside Mall, Oneonta.. Info, www.oneontahistory.org or call (607)432-0960

ART EXHIBIT RECEPTION – 5-8 p.m. Opening reception for exhibits: “Maternal Matters,” by Carrie Mae Smith & Suzanne Schireson; “Painted Portraits,” by Nancy Gossett; and “Stitching The Seasons,” by Mayumi Sarai. Exhibit showing thru May 21. Community Arts Network of Oneonta. Info, www.canoneonta.org/event/exhibition-smith-schireson-gossett-sarai/?instance_id=761

Fab Friday Features Pizza Judging, Mural Unveiling, Buffalo & Brandy

Fab Friday Features Pizza Judging,

Mural Unveiling, Buffalo & Brandy

Popular in the 1970s, Buffalo & Brandy will be back at tomorrow's Fabulous Friday.
Popular in the 1970s, Buffalo & Brandy will be back at tomorrow’s Fabulous Friday.

ONEONTA – Hartwick College President Margaret Drugovich will join Mayor Russ Southard, Town Supervisor Bob Wood and sports announcer Eric Malanowski in a pizza-judging contest at 5:30 p.m. Friday, kicking off Fabulous Friday activities tomorrow in downtown Oneonta.

The contest aims to identify the best pizza in town, according to Julia Goff, Destination Oneonta executive director.

At 6 p.m., the first of five murals that will adorn the Dietz Street side of the Oneonta History Center will be unveiled by the Greater Oneonta Historical Association.

The evening will also feature the return of Buffalo & Brandy, (raised in Oneonta as Mary-Ann Corrao Ferree), which debuted locally in the 1970s and have been performing nationwide since.  The band will play 5:30-6:30 and 7-8.

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