HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5
ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – Give the Gift of Christmas this holiday season. Adopt a family in need. Family sponsors should drop gifts at The Freeman’s Journal Office in Cooperstown or at The Salvation Army in Oneonta. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ to learn how.
HOLIDAY MARKET – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Find unique gifts at pop-up holiday market. Lobby, Bassett Healthcare Clinic. 1 Atwell Dr., Cooperstown.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12
SOCKHOP – 5 p.m. Fun evening features, silent auction featuring great deals from local businesses, dancing, food from the 50s. Benefit for 1st UMC Missions & Art Ministry, Oneonta Community Health Center. Cost, $5. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-4102 or visit www.firstumc-oneonta.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5
SCI-FI & HORROR – 11 a.m. Day 2 of the strange and horrific festival. Features authors, vendors, speakers, activities, more. Cost, $6/person for day pass. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/SciFiHorroFest/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
COMMUNITY POTLUCK – 4 – 7 p.m. Celebrate our community at 8th annual community harvest supper. Bring a dish to pass, cutlery, plates, beverages, pull up a chair and enjoy the company of your neighbors. Includes games on the Library Lawn for the kids. Main St. between River & Fair Sts., Cooperstown. E-mail email@example.com or visit www.facebook.com/GrowingCommunityCooperstown/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 15
CRUISE-IN CAR SHOW – 5:30 – 7 p.m. Enjoy ice cream, music, horse powered wagon rides, as well as Kyle Busch’s M&M’s #18 NASCAR Show Car, restored vintage cards, muscle cars, street rods from car enthusiasts. Pathfinder Village, 3 Chenango Rd., Edmeston. 607-965-8377 or visit pathfindervillage.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 29
DUCK DERBY – 10 a.m. Help launch a flock of rubber duckies at the headwaters of the Susquehanna. Support Cooperstown Leo Club on day trip to the United Nations in NYC. Cost, $5/duck or $20/5-ducks at Otesaga, Mel’s @ 22, others. Finish line just South of Main St. Bridge, Cooperstown. 607-282-2956 or visit www.facebook.com/CooperstownLionsClub/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 8
CONCERT – 3-5 p.m. FLAME performs a free concert as part of the Family Resource network’s 25th anniversary. Foothills Performing Arts Center, 24 Market St., Oneonta. www.foothillspac.org.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, APRIL 30
CONCERT – 7 p.m. Jeremy Wall and Colby Thomas perform a concert in the home of Jay Fleisher and Judy Pachter with dessert, beverages. $40 to benefit Catskill Symphony Orchestra. 2101 Kelly Corners Road, Oneonta. Info, RSVP, (607) 286-7541.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 27
WORKSHOP – 8:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. The League of Women Voters hosts a “User’s Guide for Local Democracy” workshop. Free, pre-registration required. Springbrook Family Engagement Center, Rt 28, Milford. Info, registration, (607) 547-2853, www.LWVoneonta.org.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MARCH 14
DINNER – Spaghetti fundraiser for a scholarship in honor of former Oneonta fire fighter John Heller. Reservations Required. $10 adults, $5 children. 6th Ward Athletic Club, 22 West Broadway, Oneonta. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bowls and soup were going fast as over 180 people in the first half hour streamed through the doors of the Christ Church in Cooperstown for the annual Empty Bowls event which benefits the local food pantry. Hungry crowds came to try the many different soups offered by 10 area restaurants and seven individuals who in all created over 40 gallons of soup. Above, Amy Zoltick serves a bowl of curried butternut squash soup with wild rice edamame to Stephanie Adams. At right, event organizer Kathy Chase enlists helps from Diane Detrinis, to refill a crockpot with her Thai chicken and rice soup. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MARCH 2
MEET AND GREET – 12-2 p.m. “Pawsitive Pawsibilities at the Y” aims to connect new families with companion animals from the Susquehanna SPCA. YMCA lobby, 20-26 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, (607) 547-8111.