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Goodrich Theater

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2020
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1

Ice Harvest Festival

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ICE HARVEST FEST – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Participate in traditional ice harvesting as was done 100 years ago (as long as ice is at least 8”). Also includes ice carving, fishing, hot soup buffet, exhibits by local businesses, more. Cost, $9/adult/teen. Children under 12 enter free. Hanford Mills Museum, 51 Co. Hwy. 12, East Meredith. 607-278-5744 or visit www.hanfordmills.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14

Fun Ugly Sweater Holiday Run

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HOLIDAY RUN – 10 a.m. Race through Cooperstown in your ugliest holiday sweater. Runners receive free coffee/hot chocolate upon completion. Registration 8:30 – 9:30. Cost, $25/individual. Start at Santa’s house, Pioneer Park, Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-2800 or visit www.clarksportscenter.com/events/2019-rockin-around-cooperstown-ugly-sweater-runwalk/

Dancers Dazzle At Fokine’s ‘The Nutcracker’

Dancers Dazzle At

Fokine’s ‘Nutcracker’

The Nutcracker (Caio Legname, right), and Clara (Julianna Brzezinski, left) dance with Sugarplum Fairy Maya Schonbrun  during the Fokine Ballet Company of Oneonta’s annual production of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” Saturday afternoon at SUNY Oneonta’s Goodrich Theater.  Inset, Mouse King Evan Clark and The Nutcracker lock in a duel of swords beneath the Christmas Tree. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6

Fun Group Dance For The Holidays

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ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – From The Salvation Army and The Freeman’s Journal thank you to all the sponsors who have made this Christmas a little brighter this year for our families in need!

CONTRADANCE – 7:30 p.m. Fun group dance to music by Tailwind with caller Robby Poulette. 1st Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. 607-547-8164 or visit otsegodancesociety.weebly.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22

Find Fun Items For The Holidays

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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.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Elm Park Church is hosting annual holiday bazaar. Christmas decorations, gently used items, and baked goods available. 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7

Glimmerglass Film Days

Celebrates Opening Night

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FILM DAYS – Fall film fest features films on theme “Adaptations.” Includes films:
‘Anthropocene: The Human Epoch’ – 6 – 7:45 p.m. Grand Stand Theater, Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown.
Opening Party/Exhibit – 8 – 9:30 p.m. The Smithy, 55 Pioneer St., Cooperstown.
‘The Unchanging Sea.’ 9:30 – 10:30 p.m. Templeton Hall, 63 Pioneer St., Cooperstown. Runs through 11/11. Visit www.glimmerglassfilmdays.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6

Poetry Slam Competition

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GRAND SLAM – 8 – 10:30 p.m. Top poets from qualifying poetry slams compete for 5 spots on SUNY Oneonta poetry slam team to compete at regional, national levels. Free, open to public. Waterfront Room, Hunt Union, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-3013.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

African Dance With

Evidence Dance Company

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CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Concert Association opening performance features Evidence Dance Company. Their performances focus on seamless integration of African Dance with contemporary choreography, and spoken word. Goodrich Theater, Fine Arts Building, SUNY Oneonta. 607-433-7252 or visit oneontaconcertassociation.org/ronald-k-brown-evidence/

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)
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 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.

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