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Christmas Comes Early At Community Dinner

Christmas Comes Early

At Community Dinner

By the end of the first hour, over 120 people had attended the Community Dinner at Oneonta’s First United Methodist Church this afternoon, with more continuing to come in.  Visitors like Andrew Winters-Bell, left, could enjoy plates of ham, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, sweet potatoes, Chobani yogurt and a wide selection of pies served by Carol Heller, Scott Lewis, Terri Fisher, Ambrose Santiago and other volunteers from St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Saturday’s Bread and First UM. The event, usually held on Christmas Day, was early the last couple years so it would not conflict with the church’s Sunday and Christmas services. “Next year, Christmas will be on a Wednesday,” said event coordinator Ann Steen.  “So we are excited that next year it will be back on the usual day.” (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAR. 28
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAR. 28

Spring Hike In The Mud

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MUD HIKE – 10 – 11:30 a.m. Take a walk around the farm, learn about mud, find animal tracks, make some of your own. Wear boots or bring a change of sock & shoes. Mohican Farm 7207 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/get-the-kids-out-mud/

JUSTICE FILM SERIES – 5:30 p.m. Screening of “My County, My Country,” (2006) about the impact of the US invasion on Iraqis trying to pick up the pieces of their country. Includes vegetarian dinner at 6, screening begins at 7. Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford Ave, Oneonta. Call 607-432-3491 or visit www.uuso.org

Full House For New Senior Meal Site

It’s A Full House At

New Senior Meal Site

Sheila Bernier and Terri Coy, servers with the Trinity Serving Group, prepare plates for Sandy Andrews, Tom Rathbone, and Nancy Wycoff, Milford, at the inaugural Senior Meal Site this morning at the Milford United Methodist Church. 40 seniors gathered for a roast pork lunch with sweet potatoes, spinach and chocolate chip cookies, followed by a brief address from state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford. The lunch, part of a pilot program through the Office of the Aging, will be served the fourth Wednesday of every month. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Friends, Neighbors, Food At Oneonta Potluck Dinner

Friends, Neighbors, Food

At Oneonta Potluck Dinner

Above, Molly Swain, Oneonta puts out a dish of apples on the table at the inaugural Oneonta Potluck dinner held on Dietz Street Saturday afternoon. Friends and neighbors brought a dish to pass as they enjoyed conversation, warm weather and live music by Joe and Joann Chmielowski. The event was hosted by Destination Oneonta and hopes to become and annual event. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
6th Annual Harvest Dinner Hosts Friends, Food

6th Annual Harvest Dinner

Hosts Friends, Food

With evening temperatures in the 80’s, it felt more like summer than fall, lending itself to the large crowds attending the 6th Annual Harvest Dinner this evening in Cooperstown. Food, family and friends came out to dine with their neighbors in a celebration of harvest bounty and community. Above, Daphne Money, Cooperstown, Todd Snelson, Oneonta, and others partake of the bounty that stretched between Fair Street and River Street.(Ian Austin/ AllOTSEGO.com)

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUG. 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUG. 26

On Being Positive

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BE POSITIVE FESTIVAL – 10 a.m.-10 p.m. The first annual festival for all ages. Activities include speakers, volunteer opportunities, workshops, art, music, food, and dancing in locations in Downtown Cooperstown. Call (607)638-5538 or visit www.facebook.com/BePositiveFestival/

DANCE – 7-10 p.m. Everyone is invited to the multi-cultural and multi-generational dance capping off the BePositive Festival with music by local bands. The Farmers Market, Cooperstown. Call (607)638-5538 or visit www.facebook.com/BePositiveFestival/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DEC. 3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DEC. 3

Run Of The Ugly Sweaters

At 3 p.m. In Cooperstown

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To Learn How You Can Help Area Families This Holiday Season CLICK HERE.

UGLY SWEATER RUN – There’s still time to take in the Ugly Sweater Run:  It departs at 3 p.m. from Pioneer Park in downtown Cooperstown.  (The listing incorrectly reported 1:30 p.m.)  Info, clarksportscenter.com/events/rockin-around-cooperstown-ugly-sweater-run-walk/index.php

CONCERT – 7 p.m. Juice Newton performs her greatest hits. Foothills Performing Arts Center, 24 Market St. Oneonta. Info, foothillspac.org  List to “Angel in the Morning.”

HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. featuring quality, handmade crafts by local and regional crafters. Free admission. Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine pkwy, Oneonta.

PTA HOLIDAY BREAKFAST/MARKET – 8 a.m.-Noon Cooperstown Elementary School,  21 Walnut St, Cooperstown. Info, www.cooperstowncs.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 26

Unique Holiday Wreaths

At CAA’s Adorn-A-Door

Horse hair, seed pearls and porcelain curlers adorn the wreath outside the wig-maker's shop in Colonial Williamsburg. (Susan Reimer/Baltimore Sun)

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY!

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ADORN-A-DOOR – 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Silent Auction of Decorated Wreaths. Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. To learn more CLICK HERE.

CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. “Front Country” performs live at the Otesaga Resort Hotel, 60 Lake St., Cooperstown. Info, (607)547-1812, info@cooperstownconcertseries.org, cooperstownconcertseries.org/front.html

VIKING DINNER – 7-10 p.m. Oneonta Teen Center, 4 Academy St., Oneonta.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, NOV. 21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, NOV. 21

SUNY Oneonta Festival

Celebrates Global Cultures

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To Learn How You Can Help Area Families This Holiday Season CLICK HERE.

GLOBAL MOVEMENT FESTIVAL – 6:45 p.m. promoting cross-cultural understanding, tolerance, and global connectedness through the education and presentation of music, dance, poetry, art, food, and culture. Suggested $3 donation benefits Ninash Foundation. Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine pkwy, Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/globalmovementfestival/

Happenin’ Otsego Saturday, Nov. 5
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY NOV. 5

Farmers Museum Conference

Examines Ag Climate Change

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FOOD & FARMING CONFERENCE – 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The Farmers’ Museum Conference on Food & Farming 2016: Climate Change & Its Impact on Farming in Central New York. Info, http://www.farmersmuseum.org/food-farm

LATINO COMMUNITY BAZAAR – 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at Cooperstown Baptist Church, Elm Street.  Everyone welcome. Offering arts, music, and activities presented by CCS Spanish classes to encourage familiarity with the Spanish language and Hispanic Culture. Everyone is encouraged to participate by bringing an item reflecting your families own immigration or migration story. Donations benefit the Children’s Home in Azacualpa, Honduras. Info, william.walker@oneonta.edu or (607)547-2586 or check out the FACEBOOK page.

CRAFT FAIR – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Milford Central School Gym, 42 W. Main St., Milford. Info, web.milfordcentral.org

EXHIBITION – 10 a.m.-4 p.m.Final day for exhibits “Oneonta & Aviation History” and “183 Main Street: 150 Years of History.” Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. Info: (607)432-0960 or http://www.oneontahistory.org/

GALA – 6:30 p.m. A.O. Fox Hospital 26th annual gala. 1920s soiree @ The Fox Speakeasy. Market style dining, open bar, benefit wine pull 6:30-8:30 p.m. Music by Blues Maneuver and The Honey Taps. Guests encouraged to dress the era. $150 per person. The Fox care Center, One Fox care Dr., Oneonta. Info, reservations: (607)431-5472, foxgala@aofmh.org or http://wzozfm.com/26th-fox-hospital-gala-features-1920s-soiree/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2

Thinking about the Future

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DINNER – 6:30 p.m. “The Future of Food: A Dinner & Conversation with the Local Youth Food Movement.” Cost: $40. Farmers Museum, 5775 NY-80, Cooperstown. Info, farmersmuseum.org/origins

 

MEETING – 4:30 p.m. SUNY Oneonta College Council meeting. Open to public. rm. 209, Physical Science Building, SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine pkwy. Oneonta. Info, http://www.oneonta.edu/general/collegecouncil.asp

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