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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9

Holiday Shows & Sales

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HOLIDAY MARKET – 5 – 7 p.m. Opening reception for holiday show & sale featuring opportunity to find unique gifts by local, regional member artists. Cooperstown Art Association. 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com

HOLIDAY BAZAAR – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Find beautiful gifts from jewelry, handmade ornaments, glassware, more. Support historic Tudor style Gilbertsville Inn. The Major’s Inn, 104 Marion Ave., Gilbertsville. 607-783-2967 or visit www.themajorsinn.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11

Spot The American Woodcocks

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BIRD WATCH & HIKE – 7 – 8 p.m. Search for American Woodcocks performing their spring “sky dance” with local birder Bob Donnelly. Parslow Road Conservation Area, 127 Parslow Rd., Town of Otsego. RSVP, 607-547-2366 or visit otsegolandtrust.org/the-news/programs-a-events/409-woodcock-walk-april-4th

THEATER – 8 p.m. Presenting “Hand to God” following the story of a troubled teen boy and his relationships with his pastor, his neighbor, the school bully, and his mother. Admission, $10. Slade Theater, Yager Hall, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Call 607-431-4227 or visit www.hartwick.edu/news/hartwick-college-theatre-arts-department-presents-hand-to-god/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4

Ruggles Essay Contest

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ESSAY CONTEST – 9:15 a.m. Ruggles essay competition. Auditorium, Cooperstown High School. Call 607-547-8181 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org

TOWN HALL – 6 – 8 p.m. Gubernatorial candidate, Larry Sharpe, presents. Hosted by the Young Americans for Liberty. The Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-287-9022 or visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/1952949

 

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUG. 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUG. 26

On Being Positive

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BE POSITIVE FESTIVAL – 10 a.m.-10 p.m. The first annual festival for all ages. Activities include speakers, volunteer opportunities, workshops, art, music, food, and dancing in locations in Downtown Cooperstown. Call (607)638-5538 or visit www.facebook.com/BePositiveFestival/

DANCE – 7-10 p.m. Everyone is invited to the multi-cultural and multi-generational dance capping off the BePositive Festival with music by local bands. The Farmers Market, Cooperstown. Call (607)638-5538 or visit www.facebook.com/BePositiveFestival/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 3

Family Fun At The Duck Derby

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DUCK DERBY – Noon-3 p.m. Family Fun Day with duck racing, free pony rides, and a surprise princess guest. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. Info, call (607)432-0001 or visit www.facebook.com/FamilyRN/

TRAIL HIKE – 9-11 a.m. Hike the Blue Trail of the Basswood Pond State forest with OCCA program director Jeff O’Handley. Meet in the parking area of the park. Basswood Pond State Forest, 500 Conservation Rd., Burlington. Info, occainfo.org/calendar/blue-trail-basswood/

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

Take A Hike With OCCA

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SNOWSHOE HIKE – Noon-4 p.m. 3.5 hour hike to begin the nature hike series. Highlights include a 30-foot waterfall, the history of the park as told by your guide, Steve, and the Sphagnum bog known as Mud Lake. Riddell State Park. Info, occainfo.org/calendar/snowshoe-hike-mud-lake/ or call 607-547-4488

RE-OPENING PARTY – 9 a.m.-Noon. Enjoy a free workout, tour the training studio, and more. Healthlinks @ Foxcare, Oneonta. Info, healthlinksoneonta.com or call (607)431-5454

STREAMING COMIC-CON – Noon-8 p.m. Listen to guest speakers, find out what’s next for your favorite creative teams, and pose questions to special guests. Secret Comix Cave, 453 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/secretcomixcave/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEB. 23
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEB. 23

Hike A Winter Wonderland

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KIDS HIKE – 10 a.m.-Noon. Jeff Handley leads a hike through “Winter Wonderland” at Riddell State Park to learn about the life of a forest in the past, present, and future. Free. Registration preferred. Info, occainfo.org/calendar/get-the-kids-out/ or call Jeff @ (607)547-4488

CIVIL RIGHTS DISCUSSION – 6-7 p.m. “Racial Profiling: A Panel Discussion,” hosted by the Black Student Alliance Interest Group. Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Info, Harry Matthews Matthewsh@hartwick.edu

TOASTMASTERS – 6:15-7:30 p.m. Come practice your public speaking in a supportive environment. The Green Earth, 4 Market St., Oneonta. Info, oneonta.toastmastersclubs.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JAN. 3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JAN. 3

Meet Your Elected Officials

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STATE BREAKFAST – 8-10:30 a.m.  Annual State of the State Breakfast. Come meet your elected officials and learn about government initiatives affecting our county. Registration Required. Morris Conference Center, SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine pkwy, Oneonta. Info, otsegocc.com

KNITTING GROUP – 1:30-3:30 p.m. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown, www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar

PLANNING BOARD – 2 p.m. CVS preliminary site plan review workshop. Village Office Building, 22 Main St., Cooperstown.

PLANNING BOARD – 5 p.m. Zoning Board of appeals. Village Office Building, 22 Main St., Cooperstown.

COMMUNITY DISCUSSION – 7-8 p.m. Village resident Terry Bliss discusses his 2016 hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org/calendar

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, NOV. 14
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, NOV. 14

Give A Shoebox Of

Smiles For The Holidays

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OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – 4-6 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 msbc@msbchurch.org or call (607)432-5712

READING CIRCLE – 6:30-8 p.m. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in New York State. Discussing “Sex Wars: A Novel of Gilded Age New York” by Marge Piercy. 5838 NY-80, Cooperstown. For info email hartj35@oneonta.edu or call (607)547-2586

GARDEN CLUB – 7 p.m. Ideas for Holiday arrangements will be presented by Gary Burman and Bob Opalecky, formerly of Gary’s Flowers. St. James Episcopal Church, 305 Main St, Oneonta. For Info email Angie Eichler at Angie.Eichler@oneonta.edu

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