CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. the Catskill Symphony Orchestra presents their Veterans day concert featuring Angelo Xian Yu performing Beethoven, Timothy Perry performing Mozart, Victor Sungarian performing Strauss. Tickets, Free to Veterans, $30 all others. Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-436-2670 or visit catskillsymphony.net
VETERANS & COMMUNITIES – Noon-5 p.m. Enjoy free lunch buffet followed by workshops, readings, & discussion of war, peace, country. Free, open to the public. Bright Hill Press & Literary Center, 94 Church St., Treadwell. Call 607-829-5055 or visit brighthillpress.org
AWARD PRESENTATION – 6:30 p.m. The GOHS presentsthe Eduard Hofbauer Outstanding Service Award to Arthur T. Torrey, Jr. following the annual business meeting. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org
BALLOON FEST – 5-9 p.m. Enjoy an evening of food, music, hot air balloons with Fabulous Friday. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. Call (607)432-2941 or visit www.facebook.com/BalloonGlowFest/
ART RECEPTION – 5-8 p.m. Art exhibit with Anthony Hanakovic “The Baroque Period Revisited” working in Oil Painting, Etchings, Aquatints; Judith Lamb “Organic Matter, The Cycle of Life,” Oil Paintings; James Nefsey “Myths and Ancient Memories” photographs. On display thru 9/17. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call (607) 432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/calendar/
BENEFIT CONCERT – 7 p.m. 4-part Acappella group, Syncopation, sings Jazz, Spirituals, and Rock and Roll to give the audience a respite from daily stress. Free will offerings will benefit the roof repair costs and contruction, there’s only so much compaines like roof repair austin can do to reduce the costs on their end. It’ll also help towards the ongoing restoration of the Inn. The Major’s Inn, Gilbertsville.
YPN NETWORKING MIXER – 6-8 p.m. Meet young area professionals. Also feature a short presentation on identity theft, Diana (of the Delaware County Mentoring Program) discussing opportunities to mentor kids in Delaware county, and a talk with a new Otsego county small business owner. Attendance, free. Refreshments available for purchase. Red’s Ale House & Grill, 84 Main St., Oneonta.
PARADE – 11 a.m. Celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence at the 103rd Springfield 4th of July parade. Followed by a party with live music, Brooks chicken bbq, 4th of July Quilt Show, a Revolutionary War display by the Fort Plain Museum, the Utica Zoomobile, a bounce house, games, raffles, and more. Free parking. Springfield Community Center, 137 Co. Rt. 29A, Springfield Center. wskg.org/event/springfield-4th-of-july-parade-and-celebration-2/
FREEDOM – Noon. Listen to Frederick Douglas’ famous “History is a Weapon” speech about what freedom means to a slave as performed by one of the Templeton Players. Followed by a reading of the Declaration of Independence on the Tavern Green at 1 p.m. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. www.farmersmuseum.org/Independence-Day-July-4th-Celebration
DUCK DERBY – Noon-3 p.m. Family Fun Day with duck racing, free pony rides, and a surprise princess guest. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. Info, call (607)432-0001 or visit www.facebook.com/FamilyRN/
TRAIL HIKE – 9-11 a.m. Hike the Blue Trail of the Basswood Pond State forest with OCCA program director Jeff O’Handley. Meet in the parking area of the park. Basswood Pond State Forest, 500 Conservation Rd., Burlington. Info, occainfo.org/calendar/blue-trail-basswood/
THE GATHERING PLACE – 2 p.m. Learn the story of the American Presidential Election of 1800 and how it changed the United States with Dr. Richard Sternberg, Village of Cooperstown Trustee. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, Karen Cadwalader @ (607)547-0600.
BUDGET VOTE – 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Cast your ballot on the proposed school budget for the 2017-18 school year, choose the new board members, and cast your ballot on the bus lease program. Cooperstown High School rooms 304 & 305. Info, www.cooperstowncs.org/budget/
CLIMATE CHANGE LECTURE – 7 p.m. “US Energy Transition: The Plight of Fossil Fuels and the Rise of Renewables.” A talk by Village Trustee Lou Alstadt on the urgent need to confront climate change by adopting a national carbon tax and dividend policy. Templeton Hall, 63 Pioneer St., Cooperstown. Info, Adrian Kuzminski, moderator, Sustainable Otsego, email@example.com
HISTORY DAY – All Day. Students from the Catskill region of NYS compete to see who has created the best History Day Project and continue on to the Statewide competition. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. Info, nyshistoryday.org
SPRING DINNER – 6 p.m. Roast Pork dinner. Individual seating only, reservations required. Take-out available, ready for pick-up by 5:45 p.m. Middlefield Baptist Church. Info, call Dorothy @ (607)547-9093 or Sue @ (607)264-8042
INTERFAITH COMMUNITY GATHERING – 3 p.m. Program titled “With Malice Toward Non: Honoring America’s Legacy of Religious Inclusion.” Affirming America’s principles of democracy, religious freedom, compassion, and unity for people of all faiths. Temple Beth El, 83 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, Ken Sider, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.templebetheloneonta.org/2017/04/with-malice-toward-none/
EARTH FESTIVAL – 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 13th annual festival featuring interactive exhibits, activities, vendors, and entertainment. Milford Central School, 42 W. Main St, Milford. Info, occainfo.org/calendar/earth-festival-2017/
GILBERTSVILLE – Helen Tabor Halbert, secretary to top executives and an officer in the state Grange, passed from this earthly life in the quietness of her Gilbertsville home that she loved so much in the early evening hours on March 20, 2017. Her struggle with cancer the past year ended with her husband, sister-in-law and pastor by her side.
Born on June 5, 1941, in Schenevus to parents Howard and Bertha (Graham) Tabor, Helen Marie was the fourth of four children. She graduated from Cherry Valley Central School, Class of 1959.
After meeting through a Grange talent contest, their courtship was off and running leading to her marriage to Roger J. Halbert of Gilbertsville on Sept. 29, 1979, at the Presbyterian Church.
DOG COMPETITION – 10:30 a.m. Check out the Fido Fest Dog show where dogs and their owners compete for titles in categories like best trick, waggiest tail, and best mirror image. Part of the Winter Carnival Festivities. Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. Info, susquehannaanimalshelter.org/category/events/
WINTERFEST – 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Stay warm and have fun with outdoor activities like sledding, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing,campfires and more. Cost, free. Gilbert Lake State Park, 18 CCC Road, Laurens. Info, www.cabinfeverwinterfest.com
CABIN FEVER FILM SERIES – 6:30 p.m. “The Jungle Book” (1967). Refreshments available with proceeds benefiting Susquehanna animal Shelter. Clark Sports Center, 124 Cty. Hwy. 52, Cooperstown. Info, baseballhall.org/events/cabin-fever-2017