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Goodrich Theater

Orpheus Theatre Brings ‘Mamma Mia!’ To Goodrich

Orpheus Theatre Brings

‘Mamma Mia!’ To Goodrich

Tanya (Amy Fletcher-Foster), left, and Rosie(Jennifer Fowler), right, try to snap Donna(Jill Ogden) out of her pre-wedding funk as they sing “Dancing Queen” during this weekend’s performance of Orpheus Theater’s “Mamma Mia!”. The jukebox musical had audiences young and old dancing in their seats to the tunes of ABBA during the show’s run this weekend at Goodrich Theater. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14

Christmas Music With Lute & Tenor

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CHRISTMAS CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Concert featuring Frederic Chrislip, performing songs, lute solos. Admission, $10. Tickets available at Cooperstown Natural Foods, The Green Toad Book Store, Eighth Note Music Store. First Baptist Church, 21 Elm St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9371 or visit www.fredericchrislip.com

Nutcracker Dazzles On Opening Night

Nutcracker Dazzles

On Opening Night

The Fokine Ballet opened it’s 30th year this evening with it’s annual production of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic “The Nutcracker”. Above, dancers Sabrina Blacklock, Zherlin Ndudi, Sarah Vesterfelt, Chase Vining,Bel Pickering, Micheal Wozniak, Hilary Reiter, Joseph Oster, Natalia Chersia and Patrick Lennon fill the stage during one of the final numbers. Below, guests of the Silberhouse party marvel at the mechanical soldier dolls (Sariah Vesterfelt and Juliana Fauth). Performances continue tomorrow at 1pm & 7pm. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7

House & Home Opening Reception

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ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – Give the Gift of Christmas this holiday season. Adopt a family in need. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ to learn how.

HOUSE & HOME EXHIBIT – 5 p.m. 2D, 3D work depicting, derived from dwellings showing conjunction, distinction between house & home. Curated by Jason Kates van Staveren with works by many artists. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/event/art-exhibit-house-and-home/?instance_id=1063

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7

Theatrical Performance

‘Our Country’s Good’

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THEATER – 7:30 p.m. Performance of “Our Country’s Good” about a group of convicts sent to Australia inspired to perform a play in spite of supply shortages, more. Goodrich Theater, Fine Arts Building, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2876027

FALCON PRESENTATION – 6 p.m. “The Falcon Experience” presented by Matt Perry, president of Utica Peregrine Falcon Project, on first ever successful Peregrine nest in Utica, Oneida County. Learn about lives of these urban falcons, how they bounced back from near extinction, more. Free, open to public. Arkell Museum, Cooperstown. 518-673-2314 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 6
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 6

‘Visions & Miracles’

With Argus String Quartet

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CONCERT – 4 p.m. The prize winning Argus Quartet perform program entitled “Visions and Miracles” featuring music from the renaissance to the present with composers like Josquin, Haydn, Mendelssohn, others. Christ Episcopal Church, 46 River St., Cooperstown. Call 877-666-7421 or visit www.cooperstownmusicfest.org

PANCAKE BREAKFAST – 8 a.m. – Noon. Enjoy all-you-can-eat breakfast of pancake, eggs, sausage, maple syrup, applesauce, more with your friends. All donation go to upkeep of the Historical Building. Suggested donation, $8/adult. The Old Grange, 210 Cemetery Road, Fly Creek. Call 607-547-1275.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 5
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 5

Relive Senior Prom

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SUPER-SENIOR PROM – 8 p.m. – Midnight. Relive your Senior Prom like it’s the very first time. Features music from 1950-1999, prom attire encouraged. Cost, $10/couple. Production Center, Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-432-5407 or visit www.facebook.com/GEStevensOneonta/

SPRING FEST – 9 a.m. – Dark. Celebrate Spring, includes a visit from the zoomobile, a fishing derby, fire department competitions, kids’ boat-float contest, live music all day, more. Copes Corners Park, 620 St. Hwy. 51, Gilbertsville. Call 607-783-2203 or visit copescornerspark.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 4
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 4

Spring Concert,

‘The Seasons’

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SPRING CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. The Catskill Choral Society with other Children’s choirs perform Franz Joseph Haydn’s “The Seasons.” Roberts Kolb leads the group of 62 singers. Tickets available at The Green Earth Market, Artware, Cooperstown Natural Foods. Performance at First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-431-6060 or visit catskillchoralsociety.com

FIESTA FUNDRAISER – 4 – 7 p.m. Enjoy a delicious Mexican dinner followed by dancing. Take-out available. All proceed go to the purchase of a water filtration system for the village of Las Mercedes, Honduras. Cost $12/adult. First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-8401 or visit www.facebook.com/CooperstownPres/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18

Author On Ecology

& Human Rights

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READING SERIES – 7:30 p.m. Sandra Steingraber, acclaimed ecologist & author exploring links between human rights & the environment, shares her writings for the Red Dragon Reading series. Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-436-3446 or visit www.oneonta.edu/academics/english/reddragonreading/reddragonreadingseries.asp

FOOD FOR THOUGHT – 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Tour the exhibit “Edward Weston: Portrait of the Young Man as an Artist” with Arts in Education coordinator and photographer Kevin Gray. Cost, $30 non-members. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/event/weston

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, DEC. 17
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, DEC. 17

Presenting ‘A Christmas Carol’

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PERFORMANCE– 3-5 p.m. Enjoy this production of Charles Dickens’ classic tale “A Christmas Carol.” Tickets, $15/adult. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1453 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org

CHRISTMAS CONCERT – 2 p.m. “Our Lady of the Lake” presented by St. Mary’s Church. Features traditional Christmas carols sung by the congregation. St. Mary’s Church, 31 Elm St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-2213 or visit www.stmaryscoop.org

Cooperstown’s Naomi Wager Stars in ‘Annie’

Cooperstown’s Naomi Wager

To Star In Orpheus’ ‘Annie’

Naomi Wagner, Cooperstown, who plays Annie in Orpheus Theater’s upcoming production of “Annie”, rehearses the song “N.Y.C” along side Casey Thomas, Oneonta, who plays Oliver “Daddy’ Warbucks at SUNY’s Goodrich Theater this evening. The show, which features 41 cast members from around the area, runs December 15-16 at 7:30pm with a matinee on Dec 17 at 2pm. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOV. 5
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOV. 5

‘All In Timing’ Comic Sketches

14-19eventspageDAYLIGHT SAVINGS ENDS – 2 a.m. Turn clocks back one hour!

THEATER – 2 p.m. The Catskill Community Players present comedy drama “All in the Timing” consisting of six comic sketches about language, life, and complicated romances. Wieting Theater, 168 Main St., Worcester. Call 607-397-8500 or visit catskillplayers.org

FALL CLEAN UP – 1-4 p.m. Have fun outdoors and prepare the gardens for winter. No experience required, tools provided. Rain or shine. Brookwood Point, 6000 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. call 607-547-2366 or visit otsegolandtrust.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 4
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 4

Future Of Farming Conference

14-19eventspageFOOD & FARMING – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Conference “Careers and New Ventures,” features knowledgeable speakers, vendors, breakout sessions, panel discussion to inform and inspire NYS farmers and the public. Free, open to all. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/food-farm

VETERANS TRIBUTE – 5-9 p.m. Concert in tribute to our Veterans featuring Joe Diffie. Cost, $25/adult, Veterans/active duty enter free. The Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOV. 2
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOV. 2

Presenting ‘Romeo & Juliet’

14-19eventspageSHAKESPEARE – 8 p.m. Performance of “Romeo & Juliet.” Tickets, $5. Goodrich Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/1163090

STAMP CLUB – 7 p.m. Meeting of the Leatherstocking Stamp Club. All welcome. Tillapaugh Home, 28 Pioneer St., Cooperstown. Call Ellen Tillapaugh, 607-547-5646 or e-mail kuchtill@gmail.com.

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