As emcee Chris Kjolhede put it, tonight’s annual Fly Creek Philharmonic performance, “Water, Water Everywhere,” was “the hottest ticket in town – except for the Cooperstown boys’ basketball team,” and – as always happens – it packed the Fly Creek United Methodist Church. In top photo, the chorus performs “Under the Sea”; front, from left, are Julie Huntsman, Scottie Baker, Celeste Johns, Judy Grin, Joelle LaChance, Sharon Rankins-Burd, Ellen Tillapaugh and Vicki Gates. Inset left, “Singing in the Bathtub” featured, from left, Gary Kuch, Bill Hughes and Tom Huntsman. The two-hour performance began with the traditional “Down in the River to Pray,” and ended with “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” and a standing ovation. “Kids” in the troupe included Evelyn Baldo, Kayleigh Butler, Avery Croft, Paul Crowell, Lucy Hayes, Clara Pokorny and Creighton Williams. Music by Ron Johnson, Tim Peters and Lorna Wilhelm. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
IRISH DINNER – 4-7 p.m. The Knights of Columbus Tekakwitha Council 10968 host a corned beef & cabbage dinner with Irish step dancers performing. Free, donations accepted. St. Mary’s Parish Center, 31 Elm St., Cooperstown. Info, (607) 547-8519.
It’s always fun at the Fly Creek Philharmonic! This year’s theme is “Water Water Everywhere,” featuring clever costumes, kooky instruments and songs about water. Tickets available at the Fly Creek General Store, Riverwood. Fly Creek Methodist Church. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 15-16, Fly Creek Methodist Church, 852 Co. Rd. 26, Fly Creek.
Boys, bring your best girl – Mom! – to the annual Shamrock Swing Mother-Son Dance. Dinner, activities, dancing and door prizes. $65 a couple. 5 – 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16, Foothills Performing Arts Center, 24 Market St., Oneonta.
Info (607) 431-2080.
BREW & STEW – Noon – 5 p.m. St. Patrick’s day Brew and Irish Stew Buffet in support of the Oneonta Outlaws. Tickets on sale at The Shipping Room. Cost, $25/person. Damaschke Field Clubhouse, Neahwa Park, Oneonta. Call 607-432-6326 or visit www.facebook.com/oneontaoutlawsbaseball/
FINANCE WORKSHOP – 5-9 p.m. Learn how to manage a budget and file your taxes and more real life necessities with professor Charlene Deno. Includes free food and door prizes. Ages 18-21. Free admission. Club Odyssey, 22 Elm St., Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/ClubOdysseyOneonta/
SOUP & PIE BENEFIT – 4:30-6:30 p.m. Enjoy a delicious dinner of homemade soups and pie. Includes a chinese auction. Donation, $7.50 adult, $5 children. To benefit the Richfield Springs Community Center, 6 Ann St., Richfield Springs. Info, www.richfieldzone.org/ or call 858-3200