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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17

SUNY Oneonta Slam Poetry

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POETRY SLAM – 8 – 10:30 p.m. Open mic open to 10 students followed by featured slam poet Hanif Abdurraqib, author of poetry collection ‘The Crown Ain’t Worth Much,’ essayist, cultural critic from Columbus Ohio. Free, open to public. Waterfront room, Hunt College Union, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2674946

HEATSMART LAUNCH – 6:30 – 8 p.m. Launch event of Heatsmart Otsego, featuring guest speaker Jay Egg, discussing basics of Geothermal energy, how far it can go toward renewable energy future, more. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/heat-smart-otsego-launch-event/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 18
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 18

‘The Exterminating Angels’

Streaming At Foothills

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OPERA – 12:55 p.m. See Ades’ “The Exterminating Angels” streaming live from The Met. Tickets, $20/adult. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org/index.php/shows/metropolitan-opera-in-hd/

CRAFT SHOW – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. See over 100 crafters and artists, find unique gifts for the holiday and win prizes. FoxCare Center, 1 Foxcare Dr., Oneonta.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 6
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 6

Tour School Improvements

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SCHOOL TOUR – 6 p.m. The community is invited to tour the improvement and upgrades from the 2014 Capital Project. Followed by the BOE Meeting at 7. Cooperstown Elementary School. Call (607)547-5364 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org

MAMMO VAN – 8:30 a.m. Free cancer screening services available. Southside Mall, Oneonta. Call 1-888-345-0225 or visit www.bassett.org/csp

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, SEPT. 5
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, SEPT. 5

How To Stress Less

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STRESSBUSTERS – 6-7:30 p.m. Monthly class with Bonni Canavan, Jackie Madden. Learn the tool kit you can use the help yourself deal with stress in your life. 3rd Floor Community Room, Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. hmloneonta.org/calendar/

KNITTING GROUP – 1:30-3:30 p.m. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JULY 17
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JULY 17

Discussing Art

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ARTIST TALK – 5:30 p.m. Music Director Joseph Colaneri and this years Artist in Residence William Burden who sings Justice Scalia in the opera ‘Scalia/Ginsburg’ will discuss Burden’s very successful career and his roles and the importance of the Artist in Residence Program. Reception will follow. Admission, free to members, non-members $5. Pavilion, Glimmerglass Festival Campus, Cooperstown. Reservation, Winnie Olsen @ (570)685-7204 or Rita Emanuel @ (607)286-9288 by 7/15

MEDIUMSHIP DEMONSTRATION – 6-8 p.m. Bring Questions, Learn to connect with Loved Ones. All Welcome, $25 admission. 404 Ed Herman Rd., Westford. RSVP storyducey@gmail.com call Rev. Story Lucile (607)638-5111 or visit www.darlinghillfarmretreat.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 10
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 10

Hip-Hopera Premiers Locally

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HIP-HOP OPERA – 7 p.m. See the world premier of “Stomping Grounds,” a show that blends hip-hop and opera to tell a story about survivors of gentrification, the disruption of sacred land, and the fracturing of tradition and history by contemporary realities. Cooperstown Farmers Market. Info, glimmerglass.org/festival/second-stages-2017/stomping-grounds/

SCHOOL PROJECT INFORMATION – 6 p.m. Oneonta City School District presents plan for the maintenance of the school. Followed by question and answer session. District Office, 31 Center St., Cooperstown. Info, www.oneontacsd.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, MAY 9
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, MAY 9

Learn Professional Photography

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PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Learn how to take professional photographs. Must bring your own camera. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/calendar/

FINAL MEETING – 2 p.m. The Women’s Club will hold its final meeting after 95 years. The final program will be “Making memories and Updating Your Costume Jewelry” by Karen Katz. The history of the club will be celebrated with an old-fashioned ice cream social. Members are asked to bring ice cream, topping, cookies, and other goodies to share. Christ Church Parish House, 69 Fair St., Cooperstown. Info, Sue Miosek, President, 547-2423

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, MAY 2
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, MAY 2

Topic: Oneonta Theater’s Fate

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COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS – 8 a.m. Join discussion of the Oneonta Theater’s fate, in light of owner’s failure to sell building.  Kathleen Gasperini, a theater expert with summer home in Schenevus, will be present. Greater Oneonta Historical Society, 183 Main St., Oneonta. Info, call 432-0960 or e-mail info@OneontaHistory.org or visit www.oneontahistory.org

IDENTITY DISCUSSION – 7 p.m. Learn about how mental health differs for people from different cultural and physical diasporas. Chesebro room, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Info, Joanne Georges georgesj@hartwick.edu or call (203)518-1880 or visit calendar.hartwick.edu:8080/calendar/ViewCal.html

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, APRIL 4
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, APRIL 4

Job Opportunities, Otsego County

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JOB FAIR – 1-4 p.m. Come see what jobs are available in the area and listen to employers give a 10 minute presentation about their business and the opportunities you could have. Holiday Inn, 5206 NY-23, Oneonta. Info, otsegocc.com/events/#id=228&cid=673&wid=301

HEALTHCARE LECTURE – 6-7:30 p.m. Dr. William Streck, former president and CEO of Bassett, presents “Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act? What Social and Economic Impacts for New York?” Q&A session to follow. Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center, SUNY Oneonta. Info, Gina Keel Gina.Keel@oneonta.edu

COMMON COUNCIL – 7 p.m. Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig delivers his State of the City address. Common Council chambers, City Hall, 258 Main St., Oneonta. Info, www.oneonta.ny.us/common-council/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, FEB. 7
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, FEB. 7

It’s Yappy Hour At Mel’s

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YAPPY HOUR – 5:30-8 p.m. Susquehanna Animal Shelter reveals their 100th Anniversary Logo, 2017 events calendar, and previewing the March 25th documentary. Includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a special gifts for anyone donating $10.  Mel’s at 22, Cooperstown. Info, susquehannaanimalshelter.org/category/events/

CITY MEETING – 1-3 p.m. Oneonta Downtown Revitalization Initiative Planning Committee. Meeting is open to the public with an opportunity for public comment. Foothills Performing Arts Center, 2nd Floor, 24 Market St., Oneonta. Info, (607)432-6450

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

Enjoy Final Day-Long Celebration

Of Coop’s  50th Winter Carnival

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FUN IN THE SNOW! Final day of the 50th anniversary Cooperstown Winter Carnival features snowman building, soup’n’ chili, soccer slushing in Pioneer Park,  the “Fatty Bumppo” bike race ghost tours, wine tasting, a chicken wing competition, the Fire & Ice Bar at The Otesaga, Annie & The Hedonists concert, and the carnival closer.  For full schedule of events, see  www.cooperstownwintercarnival.com/event-schedule

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1

Play Pong With Friends, At Mel’s

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PONG TOURNAMENT – 6-9 p.m. Mel’s at 22, 22 Chestnut St, Cooperstown.

CHILDREN’S STORY HOUR – 10:30-11:30 a.m. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar

DISCUSSION GROUP – 3-5 p.m. Discussion of current events. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar

ICE SKATING – 3-7 p.m. Badger Park, Cooperstown.

GAGA BALL – 3:30-5 p.m. Clark Sports Center, 124 Cty. Hwy. 52, Cooperstown.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JAN. 30
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JAN. 30

Learn How To Spot Fake News

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DIGITAL LITERACY – 6:30-7:30 p.m. Is it real or is it fake? Learn how to evaluate news and information in the digital age. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/calendar/

CITRUS SALE – Last day to order California large navel oranges or Florida Pink seedless grapefruit, 21 for $10. Pickup February 15-16. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St, Oneonta. To order call (607)432-4102 or (607)431-9020

ICE SKATING – 3-7 p.m. Badger Park, Cooperstown.

DODGEBALL TOURNEY – 3:30-5 p.m. Clark Sports Center, 124 Cty. Hwy. 52, Cooperstown.

DRAWING GROUP – 7-9 p.m. Come practice drawing with a live model. $10 donation. To attend call the Cooperstown Art Association, (607)547-9777

BOARD GAME NIGHT – 7 p.m.-close. Doubleday Cafe, 93 Main St, Cooperstown

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JAN. 24
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JAN. 24

Washington’s Leaving Office

Discussed At Lecture Today

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HISTORY – 2 p.m. Learn the story of the presidential election of 1800 and how it changed the United States.  Village Trustee Richard Sternberg lectures on the topic at Woodside hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, call (607)547-0600

CYBERMOBILE – 9:30-9:50 a.m. The Four County Library System brings the mobile, computerized library system. Town Hall Assembly room, 3966 St. Hwy. 23 West Oneonta. Info, 4cls.org/cyberinfo.html

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