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TedxOneonta Speakers Talk of Transformation

TedxOneonta Speakers
Talk of Transformation

By Monica Calzolari
L to R: Micah Wonjoon Kessel, Boston; Lisa Powell Graham, Troy; Anne Therese Gennari, NYC; Lisa Meschutt, Oneonta. Not shown, Rosalia Rivera.

Approximately 150 people gathered at the Foothills Performing Arts & Civic Center for the eighth annual TedXOneonta on September 24, to hear five speakers share their “ideas worth spreading.”

The theme of this year’s event was “Tranformations.”

Micah Wonjoon Kessel described the transformative power of empathy in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion trainings he and his company design. According to Google research, “psychological safety” and feeling included are the key to what makes teams great.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 09-08-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

Auditions Open for Theatrical
Production of ‘August: Osage County’

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AUDITIONS – 7:30 – 9 p.m. Bigger Dreams productions is seeking community members who enjoy acting and the theater to audition for roles in the upcoming performance of ‘August: Osage County.’ Performances to take place February 3 through 12, 2023. Rehearsals begin week of November 7. Auditions held in the Production Center, Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Visit biggerdreamsproductions.org/auditions

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 08-11-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 11

Cruise-In Car Show
at Pathfinder Village

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CAR SHOW – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a cruise-in car show featuring muscle cars, restored classics, and street rods. Show will include an award for the Best In Show as well as a Name The Flavor contest for a new ice cream flavor. Pathfinder Village, 3 Chenango Rd., Edmeston. 607-965-8377 or visit pathfindervillage.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 06-30-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JUNE 30

Pride Alliance Celebrates Prom

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PRIDE PROM – 7 – 10 p.m. Come together and celebrate pride in the most glamorous style you can think of with the Otsego Pride Alliance. Must be 18+ to attend, 21+ to drink from the cash bar. Tickets, $10, 25% goes to support the Otsego Pride Alliance. Hosted by Bigger Dreams Productions at the Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/biggerdreamsproductions/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Return to the dance floor with the Otsego Dance Society 05-06-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 6

Return to the dance floor
with the Otsego Dance Society

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CONTRADANCE RETURNS – 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. Rejoin your friends for a fun social dance with the Otsego Dance Society. Will feature music by Erik House & Friends and Peter Blue will be the caller. Suggested donation, $8/adult. New location at Cornfield Hall, 655 Co. Rd. 26, Fly Creek. Visit otsegodancesociety.weebly.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: CCS Art and Music Night 04-29-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 29

CCS Art and Music Night

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OPENING RECEPTION – 5 – 7 p.m. Celebrate return of the Cooperstown Central School Art Exhibit after a 2-year hiatus. Works by students K-12 will fill the upstairs ballroom with color. CCS Students will also be performing music on the porch where the Art Association and Friends of Music will provide food and beverages. Art on show through 5/13. Free, open to the public. Cooperstown Art Association. 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Making Democracy Work With Adrienne Martini & Meg Kennedy 04-21-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 21

Making Democracy Work With
Adrienne Martini & Meg Kennedy

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DEMOCRACY FORUM – 7 p.m. Join Otsego County Board Members Adrienne Martini & Meg Kennedy to learn how they decided to run for office, and what the individual can do for democracy at the local level in this presentation ‘Making Local Democracy Work Better.’ Free, all welcome. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters. Held at Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Visit www.lwvoneonta.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: ‘Magic Beyond Imagination’ 04-15-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 15

‘Magic Beyond Imagination’

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MAGIC SHOW – 7:30 p.m. Come out for show ‘Magic Beyond Imagination’ featuring 3 world class magicians, Garrett Thomas (the greatest up-close magician of our day according to magician David Blaine), Kozmo (a legendary street performer who will keep you in stitches while blowing your mind with whats possible with ordinary objects), and Joe Maxwell (drummer and mental magician who stuns audiences with his predictions). Cost, 35/person (advance tickets for general admission). Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit www.foothillspac.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: String Concert with the Little Delaware Youth Ensemble 04-03-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, APRIL 3

String Concert with the
Little Delaware Youth Ensemble

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CONCERT – 3 p.m. Join the Little Delaware Youth Ensemble for concert with renowned cellist Mike Block. Block is known for his performances in a range of styles, including folk, bluegrass, and jazz as well as classical European and Indian music. Following the concert Block will host a public jam session. Both events are free, masks required. Hosted at The Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Visit ldye.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Big & Tall Comedy Show At Foothills 04-02-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 2

Big & Tall Comedy
Show At Foothills

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COMEDY SHOW – 7 p.m. Come out for ‘one of the funniest shows in comedy’ with the Big & Tall Comedy tour featuring headliner Mike Bova. Show starts at 8. Cost, $20/adult. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. www.foothillspac.org

CANSTRUCTION – All Day. SUNY Oneonta students bring awareness to hunger with display of artful structures made out of canned food. On view through 4/10. Southside Mall, Oneonta. 607-436-2633.

BLOOD DRIVE – 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Leonardsville Community Center & Ministry, 2068 St. Hwy. 8, Leonardsville. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Learn About the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League 03-24-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MARCH 24

Learn About the All-American
Girls Professional Baseball League

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AUTHOR SERIES – 2 p.m. Join author Anika Orrock to discuss her book ‘The Incredible Women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.’ Free, registration required. Presented by The Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-authors-series-anika-orrock?date=0

2023 WINTER CARNIVAL – Register for 4/2 planning committee public interest meeting. Call Lions Club president Peter Deysenrother at 607-547-8231 or email at peterdeysenroth@hotmail.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Sunday Theatrical Productions 03-20-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MARCH 20

Sunday Theatrical Productions

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SENIOR PLAY – 2 p.m. CCS Junior Senior class presents ‘Puffs’ about 7 increasingly eventful years at a certain school of magic and magic. Cost, $5 at the door. Cooperstown Central School. 607-547-8181 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org/article/682833?org=cooperstown-csd

THEATER – 3 p.m. The 2022 NEXT! Staged Readings of New Works by Regional Playwrights series continues with ‘Fall: The Tragedy of the Faerie Queen and Her Councillors’ by Joseph Scott, in which a premature autumn and unnatural twilight paralyze the enchanted forest and, as the denizens search for a solution, they realize the problems are as much from within as from without. Streaming free on Facebook. Presented by The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.facebook.com/GlimmerGlobeTheatre/

THEATER – 3 p.m. Orhpeus Theater presents production of ‘Newsies Jr.’ Set in turn of the century NYC the play follows the tale of newsboy Jack Kelly and his teenage gang ‘newsies’ as they fight big publishing, stand up for what’s right, and ‘seize the day.’ Cost, $20/adult. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-432-1800 or visit www.facebook.com/OrpheusTheatre/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: ‘Songs From The Heart’ with the USAF Heritage of America Bands 03-16-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16

‘Songs From The Heart’ with the
USAF Heritage of America Bands

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HERITAGE CONCERT – 7 p.m. Public Concert of Love songs celebrating Romance, Service, and America presented by the USAF Heritage of America bands. Free, proof of vaccine, masks, & id required. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit www.facebook.com/foothillsoneonta/timeline

BLOOD DRIVE – Noon – 4:30 p.m. Quality Inn, 5206 St. Hwy. 23, Oneonta. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org

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