HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24
VIRTUAL TOUR – 2 p.m. Zoom meeting featuring walk through of exhibit ‘Highlights of American Folk Art’ with manager of arts education Kevin Gray. Free, registration required. Suggested donation $5. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
COOPERSTOWN REFLECTS – 7 p.m. Join panel on Zoom to for ‘Cooperstown Reflects on Racism: History, Demographics, and Current Issues’ discussion with representatives from Oneonta NAACP, Cooperstown Graduate Program, Say Their Names exhibit, & Opportunities for Otsego. Presented by Cooperstown Village Library. Visit fovl.eventbrite.com to register.
COVID-19 TESTING – 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Otsego County residents are invited for free rapid testing for Covid-19. Find out quick, help stop the spread. Pre-registration required. Foothills Performing Arts Center, 22 Market St., Oneonta. 607-547-4279.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, MAY 12
TOURNAMENT – Noon. Have fun with epic Smash Bros. Tournament from the comfort of home. No entry fee, total of $1,500 in cash prizes available. Hosted by Leaf Play or spectate from Twitch. Visit coinoplegends.com/tournament for info.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 7
KITCHEN CHEMISTRY – 2 p.m. Learn about acidity and what makes the sky blue with the AJ Read Science Discovery Center, from the comfort of your own kitchen. No special equipment required (except a red cabbage). Join the fun on Facebook live. Visit www.facebook.com/AJReadSDC/ for info.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 30
VIRTUAL OPEN MIC – Evening. 15 local, regional performers celebrate ‘Triumph of the Spirit’ with original works, reinterpretations of classic pieces from original songs to Shakespearean monologues, short fictions, opera, more. Presented across Fenimore Art Museum social media platforms. Visit www.facebook.com/fenimoreartmuseum/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 23
HEALTHCARE – 2 p.m. Online presentation ‘Start The Conversation: Thinking and Talking About Future Healthcare Decisions’ by Helios Care to celebrate National Healthcare Decisions Day. Register at www.helioscare.org/conversation
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 18
5K RUN/WALK – 1 p.m. Support local non-profit SADD ‘Strides For Safety’ providing educational programs for students. Participate in virtual 5k run/walk. Sign up, then run or walk the 5k anytime between April 17-20 along route of your choice (just abide by social distancing and stay safe). Post of picture of you completing your run with hashtags #saddstridesfor safety and #clarksportscenterevents. Runners are encouraged to wear past SADD run t-shirts or to show off school colors. Entrance fee, $10/person. Invite friends and family from everywhere for this virtual event. Register at saddstridesforsafety.itsyourrace.com//event.aspx?id=8944
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 9
HEATSMART – Noon – 1 p.m. HeatSmart Otsego campaign director Bennett Sandler introduces clean heating, cooling technologies from heat pumps to wood gasification boilers. Advanced registration required for Zoom conference. Visit occainfo.org/calendar/heat-smart-otsego-lunchtime-webinar/2020-04-09/ for details.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21
WINTER PROGRAMS – 1 – 3 p.m. Bring the kids for some learning fun over February break. Choose from programs ‘Forest as a Habitat’ featuring interactive games on how action of animal & humans affect the forest, or ‘New York State Breakout Box’ families try to open the Breakout Box with their knowledge of NYS social studies. Free, open to public. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org/index.htm
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17
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/