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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Legendary Wailers concert with guest stars Hanzolo 10-15-21

Legendary Wailers concert
with guest stars Hanzolo


CONCERT – 6 p.m. Get out for fun concert featuring The Legendary Wailers and guest starring Hanzolo. All ages welcome. Tickets, $10/person. Proof of full vaccination or negative C-19 test required. Masks will also be required. Foothills Performing Art Center, Oneonta. 607-432-2941 or visit

Calendar 10-7-21

What’s fun in Otsego County

►Thursday, Oct. 7
ART GALLERY – Local artist May-Britt Joyce is the artist of the month and will be displaying paintings featuring lake and Cooperstown views, flora and fauna, and more. Samples of her pet portraits are included and benefit the Susquehanna SPCA. The Family Tree Gallery, 171 Main St., Cooperstown.
HARVEST CELEBRATION – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate the harvest season in 1800s style. Walk around the historic village and enjoy the fall activities: wagon rides, corn shelling/grinding,tinsmithing, and more. Included with admission. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit
OPEN HOUSE – 2 p.m. Celebrate the completion of a 3-year project to improve the local waste water treatment plant. The public is invited to meet the operators, tour the facilities, and hear remarks from Mayor Tillapaugh, state representatives. Delaware Engineering representatives will discuss upgrades to protect the Susquehanna River and expand capacity for the future. Driveway access is between the ball fields at the south end of Linden Ave. Waste Water Treatment Plant, Cooperstown. 607-322-4039.
DISCUSSION – 6 p.m. Speaker Michelle Schenandoah of the Oneida Nation Wolf Clan will be discussing ‘Hartwick’s Place on Haudenosaunee Land’ about the Haudenosaunee confederacy, on whose lands Hartwick college sits, and what Hartwick could do to honor its obligations to Indigenous people and governments now and into the future. Jager Museum, Hartwick College, Oneonta. 607-431-4480 or
►Friday, October 8
HARVEST CELEBRATION – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate the harvest season in 1800s style. See Thursday Listing.
GHOST TOUR – 6 – 7:30 p.m. Take guided lantern tour through 200-year-old mansion full of spooky stories and restless souls. Cost, $20/adult. Extended walking and stair climbing. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd., Cooperstown 607-547-5098 or visit
MUSICAL – 7 p.m. Get a behind-the-scenes look at off-broadway musical ‘Radiant Baby’ about the life and work of Keith Haring, whose art is on display through 10/11. Radiant Baby features 3 musical performances by Lena Hall (Tony award winner, Grammy nominee) Debra Barsha (composer/co-lyricist) who were part of the original production. Includes discussion of the show’s history and creative process with Stuart Ross (book/co-lyricist) and Stephen Brackett (director). Free, available for streaming on Facebook and YouTube. Presented by The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit
THEATER – 7:30 p.m. Come enjoy a spooky stage production of Shirley Jackson’s ‘The Haunting of Hill House.’ Cost, $20/adult. Presented by Bigger Dreams Productions. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Visit
►Saturday, Oct. 9
PANCAKE BREAKFAST – 8 a.m. until sold out. Stop by for pancakes, eggs, sausage, and
more to support a local fire department. Take-out only. Some outdoor seating if weather cooperates. Cost, $8/meal. Richfield Springs Fire Department, 34 E. James St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-0850 or visit
GOLF WALK – 8 – 9:30 a.m. Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Leatherstocking Golf Course and learn how it is managed to reduce the use of water and chemicals and make the course a place for plants, wildlife, and golfers. Presented by Otsego County Conservation Association with Mike O’Neill, course superintendent. Free, registration required. Meet at the course. Use entrance at Cooperstown Country Club, 5748 NY-80, Cooperstown. 607-547-4488 or visit
FALL FLING – 10 a.m. –
5 p.m. A spring tradition is happening in the Fall this year. The Cooperstown Rotary Club presents their annual craft fair featuring vendors, artisans, live music, food, drink, crafts and much more.
New this year is the Utica Zoomobile. Returning is the ever-popular Basket Auction. Proceeds help to support variety of local foundations. On the lawn, The Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. Visit
HARVEST CELEBRATION – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate the harvest season in 1800s style. See Thursday Listing.
OPERA – 12:55 p.m. View live performance of the Metropolitan Opera, streaming live in Oneonta. This week is the performance of ‘Boris Godunov’ depicting the life of the Tsar of Russia during what is known as ‘The Time of Trouble’ around 1600. Cost, $20/adult. Lunch available for purchase separately from Soda Jerks. Showing at the Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit
IROQUOIS MUSEUM – 1 – 4 p.m. Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day at the musuem with contemporary art show ‘Identity/Identify’ featuring speaker Drew Hayden
Taylor, writer/journalist who discusses role of humor in negotiating difficult issues such as tribal membership, colonization, and adoption as a mixed race individual. Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Rd., Howes Cave. 518-296-8949 or visit
TRAIN ROBBERY – 2 p.m. Get in the spirit of the Old West with train ride which gets stopped unexpectedly for some Wild West action with gunfights and explosions. Fun for the whole family. Refreshments available. Cost, $22/adult. Cooperstown Charlotte Valley Railroad, departing from the Milford Depot, 136 E. Main St., Milford. 607-432-2429 or visit
MEMORIAL – 2:30 p.m. Celebrate the life and contributions of Paul Kuhn. A bench in his honor will be placed by the Cooperstown Christmas Committee and the Village of Cooperstown in Pioneer Park, Cooperstown.
LIFESKILLS – 4 – 6 p.m. Teens are invited to learn to cook with Lynn. Menu posted to Facebook. Seating limited, reservations required. Present-
ed by The Oneonta Teen Center. 50 Dietz St., Oneonta. 607 441 3999 or visit
GHOST TOUR – 6 – 7:30 p.m. Take guided lantern tour through 200-year-old mansion.
See Friday listing. 607-547-5098 or visit
THEATER – 7:30 p.m. Come enjoy a spooky stage production of Shirley Jackson’s ‘The Haunting of Hill House.’ See Friday Listing.
►Sunday, October 10
FRANKLIN MARKET – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Find delicious local produce from the Franklin area, including bread, beef, plant seedlings and more. Also, enjoy music in the market from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. featuring classic country blues singer Randy Miritello. Franklin Farmers Market, lawn in front of Chapel Hall, 15 Institute St., Franklin. Visit
SECOND SUNDAY SOUP! – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Serving homemade soups every 2nd Sunday of month. Takeout only. All are welcome. Donations to Schuyler Lake United Methodist Church appreciated. At The Pantry, 1472 County Hwy 22, Schuyler Lake.

►Sunday, October 10
Calendar from Pg. 11
CPR TRAINING – 1 – 5 p.m. Learn to perform CPR alone or with a team and what to do to keep yourself and others safe. Registration required. Participants aged 14 or older. Cost, $88/non-member. Multi-purpose room, Oneonta YMCA, 20-26 Ford Ave., Oneonta.
THEATER – 2 p.m. Come enjoy a spooky stage production of Shirley Jackson’s ‘The Haunting of Hill House.’ See Friday Listing.
►Monday, October 11
HARVEST CELEBRATION – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Final day of the autumn celebration. See Thursday Listing.
BIRD SEED WREATH – 7 – 8:30 p.m. Join the Oneonta Federated Garden Club with Sally Lane and Sabrina Beckerink demonstrating how to make bird seed wreaths to hang in the garden or give as gifts. Hands-on program for the first meeting of the year. All welcome. St. James Church, 305 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-1458 or visit
HISTORY PROGRAM – 7 p.m. “The Adler Hotel – From Heyday to Present Day” with Ron Ketelsen. Free webinar, pre-registration required. Presented by Sharon Historical Society. 518-860-5513 or visit to register.
►Tuesday, October 12
GRAND OPENING – Noon. Bring your four-footed friend to celebrate ribbon cutting of the Dog Park in Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-432-0680 or visit
►Wednesday, Oct. 13
TRAP SHOOT – 1 & 6 p.m. Bring your shotgun and shells for afternoon and evening trapshoot. (Weather permitting). Cost, $1/round. Please follow all firearm regulations. Crumhorn Rod & Gun Club, 574 Crumhorn Lake Rd., Maryland. 607-638-9379 or visit
BLOOD DRIVE – 2 – 7 p.m. Schenevus Central School, 159 Main St., Schenevus. 1-800-733-2767 or visit
VISITING WRITERS – 7 p.m. The Hartwick College presents the first reading in the Visiting Writers Series. This month will feature poet Roger W. Hecht (Associate professor of English at SUNY Oneonta) reading from his works, meeting with students, and giving insights to what its like to be a professional writer. Free. Masks, vaccination required. Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, Hartwick College, Oneonta. 607-431-4921.
►Thursday, Oct. 14
ANNUAL DINNER – 5:30 p.m. Fundraising dinner with the Greater Oneonta Historical Society. Celebrate accomplishments, raise money for the future. Cost, $55/non-member. Hosted at Toscana Northern Italian Grill, 76 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit
►Friday, October 15
BLOOD DRIVE – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Community Bible Chapel, 577 Greenough Rd., Cooperstown. 800-733-2767.
CHICKEN DINNER – 4:30 – 6 p.m. Enjoy a take-out Brooks chicken dinner: half chicken, coleslaw, baked potato, roll. Cost, $12/dinner. Pre-orders by Wednesday encouraged. First Baptist Church of Cooperstown, 21 Elm St., Cooperstown. Contact with name, number, quantity.
GHOST TOURS – 5:30 p.m. Join lantern-lit tour through historic village to find ‘Things That Go Bump in the Night’. 6 tours/night, 8 people/tour. Reservation required. Recommended for ages 10+. Cost, $17/non-member. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1456 or visit

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Rodeo, horseback games, Butternut Valley Grange singers, more at County Fair 08-04-21

Rodeo, horseback games, Butternut
Valley Grange singers, more at County Fair


OTSEGO COUNTY FAIR – 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Come out for the 6 best days of summer featuring livestock shows, rides, games, food, the Rafter Z Rodeo (admission $10), 4-H games on horseback, Butternut Valley Grange singers in the grange building, Karaoke contests, much more. Otsego County Fairgrounds, 469 Mill St., Morris. 607-263-5289 or visit

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Trunk Or Treat 10-30-20

Trunk Or Treat


TRUNK OR TREAT – 4 p.m. Decorate your cars and bring the kids for fun activities from building a spider, pumpkin carving, make a ghost, and of course collecting candy. All stations are sanitized, 6 feet apart. The Railroad Inn, 28 Railroad Ave., Cooperstown.

VOTE – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Early Voting open. Meadows Office Complex, 140 Co. Hwy. 33W, Cooperstown. Visit for info.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Stream 3 Plays Online Featuring Local Performers 10-24-20

Stream 3 Plays Online

Featuring Local Performers


STREAMING – Theater returns with ‘An Evening of Lanford Wilson’ featuring 3 plays performed by local actors. ‘Days Ahead,’ with Gary Stevens, ‘A Poster of the Cosmos’ with Steve Dillon, & ‘The Moonshot Tape’ with Brooke Tallman-Birkett. Cost, $10 for 2-day steaming access. Presented by Stuff of Dreams Productions. 607-432-5407 or visit

VOTE – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Early Voting begins. Meadows Office Complex, 140 Co. Hwy. 33W, Cooperstown. Visit for info.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Turkey Dinner Take-Out 10-23-20

Turkey Dinner Take-Out


TURKEY DINNER – 5 p.m. Order delicious Roast Turkey dinner with all the trimmings for take-out only. Includes homemade pies. Donations/Reservations required. Middlefield Baptist Church, 121 Rezen Rd., Middlefield. To order call 607-547-9093 or 607-264-8042.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Cider Pressing Demonstration 10-17-20

Cider Pressing Demonstration


CIDER PRESSING – 2 p.m. Learn how to make real apple cider at demonstration of old fashioned cider press. Continues till apples are gone. Also find, apple cider donuts, homemade icecream. Polar Bear Homemade Ice Cream & More!, 5212 St. Hwy. 28 S., Oneonta. 607-434-0148 or visit

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Bump In The Night Ghost Tour At Farmers’ Museum 10-16-20

Bump In The Night Ghost

Tour At Farmers’ Museum


GHOST TOURS – 5:30 p.m. Explore historic village by lantern light and learn about the ‘Things That Go Bump In The Night.’ Tours leave at half hour intervals to 8. For social distancing 8 people/tour. Reservation required. Recommended for people aged 10+. Cost, $17/non-member. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1534 or visit

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Fall Foliage Run To Support Relay For Life 10-10-20

Fall Foliage Run To

Support Relay For Life


RELAY FOR LIFE – 11 a.m. Join Fall Foliage Run with the American Legion Riders in memory of Robin Enck, Rider & Army Veteran who lost his life to cancer this year. Ride to support American Cancer Society in the search for a cure. Registration begins 9:45 a.m. Cost, $15/participant. American Legions, 279 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-0494 or visit


Prepare For The Holidays


PRE-CHRISTMAS SALE – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Find gently used holiday decorations including lights, undecorated wreaths, ornaments, tableware, more. Also enjoy goodies at bake sale. Proceeds benefit mission programs of United Methodist Women. Cooperstown United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9515 or visit


Halloween Parades



PARADE – 5 p.m. Showcase your Halloween best with Cooperstown Central School band leading the way. Followed by cider and treats at Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce, then trick-or-treating at around Cooperstown. Start at Cooper Park, Cooperstown. 607-547-9983 or visit

PARADE – 7 p.m. Celebrate Halloween. Costumes encouraged, includes Oneonta High School Bands. Line-up at 6:15. Main St., Oneonta.


Fall Run Through Cooperstown


COOP LOOP RACE – 1 – 3 p.m. 5K & 10K race of moderate difficulty through scenic Cooperstown. Includes costume contests. Cost, $25/adult for 10K race. Begins & Ends at Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 607-547-2800, ext. 111 or visit

TASTE OF FOOTHILLS – 5:30 p.m. Enjoy dinner from local vendors followed by show featuring ‘extraordanist’ Craig Karges. Cost, $20/person. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit

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