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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2020
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17

‘Step Afrika’ Dance Performance

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PRESIDENTS DAY!

PERFORMANCE – 9 – 10:30 p.m. ‘Step Afrika’ performs dance that uses the human body as an instrument as practiced by traditionally African American fraternities, sororities and incorporates song, story telling, audience participation. Admission, $3/person. Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Artist Talk With Opera Art Director

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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.

ARTIST TALK – 6:30 p.m. Cocktails and conversation with Francesca Zambello, Artistic & General Director of Glimmerglass Festival and Pulitzer Prize winning poet Paul Muldoon. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served with a cash bar. $25 donation benefits Klinkhart Hall Arts Center. Klinkhart Hall Arts Center, 191 Main St., Sharon Springs. For reservations, call 518-284-2105 or visit www.klinkhart.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31

Pumpkin Glow, Parade, More

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PARADE – 5 p.m. Dress your best and show off your costume in this years Halloween parade down Main St., Cooperstown.

PUMPKIN GLOW – 6 – 7:30 p.m. Bring your carved pumpkin to enter in a contest or just to display to the trick-or-treaters. After the sun goes down stroll through the park and admire everyone’s handiwork. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/

With Percussion Heavy ‘Fanfare’, Conductor Watson Leads CSO

WATSON DIRECTS BACH, BRAHMS

Standing Ovation Salutes

2nd Candidate’s Concert

Dr. Carolyn Watson, the second guest conductor hopeful for the Catskill Symphony Orchestra, took to the stage tonight in the Hunt Union Ballroom. Here she conducts Jennifer Higdon’s “Fanfare Ritmico.”  The first candidate, Silas Huff, performed in September; the third conductor, Maciej Żółtowski, will conduct the third concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16.   The next conductor will direct the CSO’s Cabaret concert next March.   (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
NYS Comptroller Urges Dems: ‘Remain Laser Focused’

FAITHFUL BULLISH AT ANNUAL DINNER

‘Remain Laser Focused,’

DiNapoli Tells Democrats

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, who keynoted last evening’s county Democratic annual dinner, urged the party faithful to focus “laser-focused” on the presidential election in November 2020.  “My fear it that we will make the mistake again of looking for perfection,” he said, “and in the end it will hurt us … Reach outside your comfort zone of your support base and don’t just talk to people who agree with you.”   Above, DiNapoli chats with, from left, Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig; Caitlin Ogden, who is running for county board in the Otego-Laurens district, and former Oneonta Mayor Kim Muller during the social hour at SUNY Oneonta’s Hunt Union Ballroom.  “Our county us poor: 25 percent of children in Otsego County live below the poverty line,” Herzig said in his welcome. “…We must remain focused on the concerns of the people we serve, because too many times those who elect us cannot meet their own basic needs.”  County Democratic Chairman Aimee Swan, inset, said local Democrats are on the march: “We are energized. Many of our meetings are standing room only. We are seeing record-breaking attendance.  Local Democrat turnout has doubled since we turned Faso out.”  Congressman John Faso lost the 19th District seat to Democrat Antonio Delgado last November.  (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

Standing Ovation For Huff At End Of ‘Firebird Suit’

3 CONDUCTORS VIE TO DIRECT CSO

Standing Ovation For Huff

At End Of ‘Firebird Suite’

Silas Huff, right, one of three conductors auditioning to succeed founding conductor Charles Schneider in directing Oneonta’s Catskill Symphony Orchestra, took to the stage tonight at SUNY Oneonta’s Hunt Union Ballroom.  Here, he directs cello soloist Andrew Janss in Franz Haydn’s “Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major, Op 101.”  Huff, the first of three candidates who will be guest conductors this fall, received standing ovations for Strauss’ “Overture to Die Fledermaus” and, the finale, Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite.”  The next conductor candidate will be Carolyn Watson, who will perform on Oct. 12.  Tickets available at catskillsymphony.net (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

Boston Brass Jazz Band In Concert

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CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Boston Brass treats audience to one-of-a-kind musical experience featuring classical, burning jazz standards. Tickets, $25 general admission. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St.,Oneonta. 607-433-7252 or visit oneontaconcertassociation.org

KITE FESTIVAL – 6 p.m. Build your own kite then see if it can fly without wind at indoor kite fly event. All ages welcome, cost $3. Old School Gymn Genesee St., Cherry Valley. 607-264-3080 or visit www.facebook.com/cherryvalleyartworks/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

9/11 Memorial Event

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HERO RUN/WALK – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Memorial run/walk for all the heroes who lost their lives on 9/11/01 and honoring the heroes who still answer the call. Fly Creek Volunteer Fire Company., 832 Co. Hwy. 26, Fly Creek. Visit hero5k.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=6181

RODEO – 4 – 11 p.m. Support your hometown baseball team at Saturday Night Showdown. Pre-rodeo features games, food, music. Rodeo kicks off at 7, followed at 9 by party with music, cash bar, snacks. Tickets, $20/adult. Available at SFCU locations, ISD, The Shipping Room, or Online. Oneonta Outlaws, Damaschke Field, 15 James Georgeson Ave., Oneonta. 607-432-6326 or visit www.facebook.com/oneontaoutlawsbaseball/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

American, English Comedians Perform

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LABOR DAY!

COMEDY – 9 – 10:30 p.m. American English comedy tour featuring Jacob Williams (Wild n’ Out). Featuring 2 comedians, one from American one from England, bringing unique perspectives and sharing hilarious stories about cultural differences. General admission, $3. Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2622434

CORRECTION — Kevin Gray’s talk, “Seen and Unseen: Photographs by Imogen Cunningham”, is not today, but Oct. 3.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, APRIL 9
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, APRIL 9

Dance With ‘Step Africa’

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DANCE ART – 9 – 10 p.m. “Step Africa” introduces audiences to Zulu and South African Gumboot Dance and shares the tradition of audience participation. Tickets, $3. Hunt Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/1757779

DISCUSSION – 3 – 4 p.m. “Take Action for Animals: Animal Legislation and Advocacy,” discussing animal rights with Libby Post, Director of the New York State Animal Protection Federation. Room 304, Fitzelle Hall, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/1952885

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, DEC. 4
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, DEC. 4

Signs Of The Season

Everywhere In County

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To Learn How You Can Help Area Families This Holiday Season CLICK HERE.

HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR – 9 a.m.-2 p.m. featuring quality, handmade crafts by local and regional crafters. Free admission. Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine pkwy, Oneonta.

FESTIVAL OF TREES – Noon-4 p.m. Holiday Tree and Gift Raffles. Allso collecting Toys for Tots and non-perishable food donations. Glimmerglass State Park, 1527 Co. Hwy. 31, Cooperstown. Info, www.friendsofglimmerglass.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DEC. 3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DEC. 3

Run Of The Ugly Sweaters

At 3 p.m. In Cooperstown

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To Learn How You Can Help Area Families This Holiday Season CLICK HERE.

UGLY SWEATER RUN – There’s still time to take in the Ugly Sweater Run:  It departs at 3 p.m. from Pioneer Park in downtown Cooperstown.  (The listing incorrectly reported 1:30 p.m.)  Info, clarksportscenter.com/events/rockin-around-cooperstown-ugly-sweater-run-walk/index.php

CONCERT – 7 p.m. Juice Newton performs her greatest hits. Foothills Performing Arts Center, 24 Market St. Oneonta. Info, foothillspac.org  List to “Angel in the Morning.”

HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. featuring quality, handmade crafts by local and regional crafters. Free admission. Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine pkwy, Oneonta.

PTA HOLIDAY BREAKFAST/MARKET – 8 a.m.-Noon Cooperstown Elementary School,  21 Walnut St, Cooperstown. Info, www.cooperstowncs.org

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