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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14

Christmas Music With Lute & Tenor

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CHRISTMAS CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Concert featuring Frederic Chrislip, performing songs, lute solos. Admission, $10. Tickets available at Cooperstown Natural Foods, The Green Toad Book Store, Eighth Note Music Store. First Baptist Church, 21 Elm St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9371 or visit www.fredericchrislip.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7

House & Home Opening Reception

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ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – Give the Gift of Christmas this holiday season. Adopt a family in need. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ to learn how.

HOUSE & HOME EXHIBIT – 5 p.m. 2D, 3D work depicting, derived from dwellings showing conjunction, distinction between house & home. Curated by Jason Kates van Staveren with works by many artists. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/event/art-exhibit-house-and-home/?instance_id=1063

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2

Christmas At The Schoolhouse

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FESTIVAL – 1 – 4 p.m. Celebrate Christmas at the Schoolhouse, featuring wagon rides, Cookie Walk, Santa Claus, craft vendors, more. Admission, canned food for foodbank. Old Middlefield Schoolhouse, Co. Hwy. 35, Middlefield. E-mail tmhawebmail@gmail.com or visit www.middlefieldhistorical.org/calendar

YOUTH PROGRAM – 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. “Exploring The Past” session topic focuses on learning about the past through small forgotten items. All Welcome. Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1

Holiday Celebration

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HOLIDAY FUN – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Begin the day with Home for the Holidays Parade down Main St., followed by 3rd annual Gingerbread Jubilee, 2nd annual Festival of Trees, Community Cookie Swap 11:30-3, photo opportunity with Anna & Elsa of Arendelle in Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-432-2941 or visit www.facebook.com/DestinationOneonta/

UGLY SWEATER RUN – Noon. Run through Cooperstown rocking your ugliest holiday sweater, Followed by free beverages from Stagecoach cafe, Ommegang. Proceeds benefit Catskill Area Hospice. Begins at Santa’s House, Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. 607-547-2800 or visit www.clarksportscenter.com/events/2018-rockin-around-cooperstown-ugly-sweater-runwalk/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10

Thompson Square

Veteran Tribute Concert

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VETERANS TRIBUTE – 6 p.m. Tribute Concert featuring Thompson Square. Free to Veterans, Active Duty military personnel with IDs. Cost, $20/adult. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org

POKER TOURNAMENT – 6 – 8 p.m. Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament featuring trophies, non-cash prizes. Benefit for Susquehanna Animal Shelter. Game entry, $40. Participants must be aged 18+. New York Pizzeria, 75 Chestnut St., Cooperstown. 607-547-8111 or visit www.facebook.com/Susquehanna-Animal-Shelter-121696841223218/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9

Holiday Shows & Sales

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HOLIDAY MARKET – 5 – 7 p.m. Opening reception for holiday show & sale featuring opportunity to find unique gifts by local, regional member artists. Cooperstown Art Association. 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com

HOLIDAY BAZAAR – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Find beautiful gifts from jewelry, handmade ornaments, glassware, more. Support historic Tudor style Gilbertsville Inn. The Major’s Inn, 104 Marion Ave., Gilbertsville. 607-783-2967 or visit www.themajorsinn.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4

Hot Cocoa  Run, Walk, Or Roll

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END DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME – 2 a.m. Turn clocks back 1 hour. Visit www.timeanddate.com/time/change/usa

HOT COCOA RUN – 9:30 a.m. Enjoy fall day with 5K run/walk/roll followed by cup of hot cocoa. Benefit for Helping Hands Fund, assisting individuals with developmental disabilities, families meet challenges. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-433-8445 or visit www.arcotsego.org/hot-cocoa-5k-run-walk-roll/

CONCERT – 4 p.m. Cooperstown Summer Music Festival concludes its 20th season with performance by celebrated Ying Quartet featuring works by Haydn, Tchaikovsky, more. Cost, $25/adult. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 800-838-3006 or visit www.cooperstownmusicfest.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3

Day Of The Dead Celebration

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FAMILY PROGRAM – Noon – 2 p.m. Celebrate Latino Heritage month with Day of the Dead event. Make paper flowers, learn about Mexican traditions, listen to story time, more. Participants encouraged to bring photo of loved one who’s passed away. Designed for children aged 4-12 + family. Light snacks provided. Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/

FUNDRAISER – 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Construct you cat a cardboard castle with Superheroes in Ripped Jeans. Materials provided. Bring goods or monetary donation. 3rd floor, Community Room, Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2

Shop For The Holidays

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HOLIDAY BAZAAR – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. ‘Tip Toe Through The Holiday’ features items for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentines Day. Includes gifts, decorations, crafts, more. Lunch available. Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-6552 or visit elmparkumconeonta.org

CONTRADANCE – 7:30 p.m. Fun social dance featuring music by Tailwind, caller Hilton Baxter. Arrive at 7:15 for introduction to steps. Admission, $8/adult. First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. 607-547-8164 or visit otsegodancesociety.blogspot.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19

Chili Bowl Cook-Off Decorating

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BOWL DECORATING – 6 – 9 p.m. Create bowls on potters wheel or paint pre-made bowl to be sold at CANO’s Chili Bowl Cook-Off, raising money to support local art, music, literature programs. Community Arts Network Of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/event/chili-bowl-decorating-ages-21-byob/?instance_id=1059

BUMP IN THE NIGHT – 5:30 p.m. Tour historic village in lantern light. Visit sites with tales of ghostly happenings, see performance of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Tell Tale Heart.” Hour long tour departing every half hour to 8 p.m. Children must be accompanied by adult, small children recommended for early tours. Cost, $15/non-member. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/ghost-tours

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