AUDUBON SOCIETY – 7:30 p.m. Presentation “Collected stories of 2019” featuring photographs of birds, foxes, butterfly’s, other natural subjects by local photographer Rick Bunting. Will feature stories about favorite events from this year. Quality Inn, 5206 St. Hwy. 23, Oneonta. 607-397-3815 or visit www.facebook.com/DelawareOtsegoAudubonSociety/
SUNDAY PROGRAM – 3 – 4 p.m. “Massacres & Memories of the American Revolution: Stories from the Yager Museum of Art & Culture, Hartwick College” presented by Chad Anderson, assistant visiting professor of history, Hartwick College. Village Ballroom, Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-8344 or visit libraries.4cls.org/cooperstown/upcoming-events/
PONY PALOOZA – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Horse rescue opens doors for family friendly celebration. Includes pony hugs, tours, games, local vendors, rides, food, face painting, more. Rosemary Farm, 1646 Roses Brook Road, South Kortright. 607-538-1200 or visit www.facebook.com/RosemaryFarm/
HOPS FOR HISTORY – 2 – 8 p.m. Downtown venues offer food pairings with local beers. Tickets, $30 day-of. Available only at Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org
CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Boston’s premier vocal chamber ensemble “Renaissance Men” perform vocal music from all periods, by many composers. Tickets, $25 general admission. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St.,Oneonta. 607-433-7252 or visit oneontaconcertassociation.org
SQUARE DANCE – 7:30 p.m. Dance with friends at Doubleday Dancers Western Square Dance Clubs Fall All Plus Dance. Features Keith Harter as Plus caller, Jeanne Harter as Cuer. Admission, $5/person. Cooperstown Elementary School. 607-264-8128.
The streets of Cooperstown were filled with friends, enticing aromas and music as the villagers gathered Sunday afternoon for the seventh annual Community Harvest Dinner. Above, Rebecca Weil, one of the organizers, greets guests at the dinner table that stretched along Main Street from Fair to River. At right, Albany sisters Ayla and Thea Goldman, who were in town visiting their aunt Mary Ann Kehoe, Cooperstown, present a gluten-free skeleton cake made for the occasion. The annual dinner brings a couple of hundred residents downtown, dishes in hand, to share the bounty of the harvest and spend quality time with their neighbors at the end of the busy tourist season. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HISTORY PROGRAM – 6:30 p.m. John Bowers, the Director of Marketing at Hyde Hall, presents “Lights of Hyde Hall.” Kinney Memorial Library, Co. Hwy. 11, Hartwick. www.facebook.com/OtsegoIsHistory/ or call Deb Mackenzie @ (607)293-6635 or Harriett Geywits @ (315)858-2575
WOODSMENS FESTIVAL – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A showcase of logging, sawing, and woodworking history. Includes lumberjack skill, and woodworking demonstrations, food, and music. Hanford Mills Museum, 51 Co. Hwy. 12, East Meredith. www.hanfordmills.org or call (607)278-5744 or e-mail email@example.com
CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. The Ancia saxophone Quartet presented by the Oneonta Concert Association. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. oneontaconcertassociation.org
COUNTRY MUSIC – 7 p.m. The Barnyard Saints perform foot stomping, outlaw, country music with special guest Everett Farrell. Show at 8. Admission, $5. Cash bar for those 21+. the Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org
TRACTOR FEST – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Learn all about tractors and the ways they have been used on farms in NYS. A fun way to learn about the advance of agricultural technology. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. www.farmersmuseum.org/Tractor-Fest
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS – 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Meet 50 non-profit groups, learn what resources are available in our community. Bring donations of canned goods, coats, shoes, hygiene supplies for local elementary students to enter raffle. Southside Mall, Oneonta. Call 607-267-1807 or visit www.facebook.com/southsidemall/
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PLANETARIUM – 7-8 p.m. Sky Talk: Leonid Meteor Shower, Fall Galaxies, and video “Wonders of the Universe” SUNY Oneonta Planetarium, 108 Ravine Pkwy., Oneonta. Reservations required. Seats free. Info, oneonta.edu/planetarium/publicshow.asp
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – 4-7 p.m. Pack a shoebox with items that will bring joy to children as they are delivered around the world. Collection point at Main St. Baptist Church, corner of Main and Maple Sts., Oneonta. Info, @ www.msbchurch.org/occ or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (607)432-5712
THEATER – 7 p.m. High School musical, “Into the Woods.” Cooperstown Central School, 39 Linden Ave., Cooperstown. Info, cooperstowncs.org
SYMPHONY – 7:30 p.m. Catskill Symphony presents Concert II: Featuring Tenor Jon Frederic West performing Wagner and Vaughan Williams. Symphony also performs Brahms Symphony No. 2. Tickets $30, free admission for veterans, children and the adults who bring them. Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta. Info, tickets, (607) 436-2670, www.catskillsymphony.net
CHINESE AUCTION – 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Milford Central School District 42 W. Main St., Milford. Info, web.milfordcentral.org
HOLIDAY BAZAAR – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Includes lunch and new Children’s Ornament Build $5..The Major’s Inn, 12 Marion Ave, Gilbertsville, Info, (607)783-2393 or (607)783-2967 or visit www.themajorsinn.com
HOLIDAY MARKET AND CRAFT SHOW – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunnycrest Orchards Cidermill Gift Shop, 7869 NY-10, Sharon Springs. For more info visit www.sunnycrestorchards.com
COOPERSTOWN – For the third year in a row, delightful fall weather drews hundreds to Growing Community’s Community Harvest Dinner that continues until 7 this evening on Main Street, which was closed off between River and Fair streets for the celebration.
How many was the question on everybody’s lips. There were 40 tables seating 10 each, but dozens more – perhaps a couple of hundred – sitting on adjoining lawns and curbs and coming and going. Let’s say 500, maybe 600, were there.
Devised by MJ Harris a couple of years ago, the idea is that everyone brings their table settings, a dish to pass, a bottle of wine (or two?) and a recipe to share with neighbors.
Top photo, Jill and Haney Ghaleb must have gotten there early to get seats at the head of the table.
At left, Adrian Kuzminski, left, and John Kosmer wore dueling fedoras. They are chatting with Tara Sumner.
Inset, it’s a great place for friends who haven’t seen each other for a while to meet. Former mayor Carol Waller and MJ Harris greet each other.