At a recent garage sale in Cooperstown, I purchased an old frame with a woman’s photo in it. Not known to the seller, he said to me, “instant relative.” As I returned home, I got to wondering about the woman and her story, which of course has been lost to time. She is part of the “unknowns,” and our historical society, like many others, has numerous photos of people who, like her, are in limbo from lack of identification.
PADDLE & PULL – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Enjoy fun day on the lake to help pull up Water Chestnut & European Frog Bit from scenic lake. Canoes & Kayaks will be provided, outside craft not permitted. Registration required by 6/26. Silver Lake, Silver Lake Rd., New Berlin. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/paddle-and-pull-silver-lake-2/
GARDEN CLUB – 7 p.m. Rick Marci presents ‘Attracting Birds Throughout The Year’ on how to create bird friendly ecosystem using plants, food, feeders. Illustrated through use of Rick’s excellent pictures. St. James Episcopal Church, 305 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-1458 or visit www.facebook.com/Oneonta-Federated-Garden-Club-133855897358767/
SAVE ENERGY – 1:15 p.m. ‘Be Empowered To Save Energy’ with Jackie Burke & Bennett Sandler. Learn how to make your house energy efficient, save money. Cooperstown Senior Community Center, behind St. Mary’s Church, 31 Elm St., Cooperstown. email@example.com
INSPIRATION WORKSHOP – 6:30 p.m. Work with Linda Foote to create your own Inspiration/Vision Board to help you visualize your path to your ideal life. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, Karen Cadwalader, LCSW @ (607)547-0600 or visit www.facebook.com/Woodside.Hall
FCAHS MEETING – 7 p.m. Meeting will be followed by a presentation by Jim Howarth on the “Early days of the Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad.” Fly Creek Area Historical Society, 210 Cemetery Rd, Fly Creek. Info, fcahs.org
FILM SERIES – 5:45 p.m. “A Time of Burnt Oranges.” Includes a vegetarian meal and childcare. No charge. RSVP requested. Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info @ firstname.lastname@example.org, call (607)432-3491, or visit uuso.org.