LOCAL HISTORY – 7:30 p.m. Local historian Tom Heitz will present ‘A Prominent Hooker And The Naming Of Fly Creek.’ Talk will be followed by light refreshments. Pierstown Grange, 137 Wedderspoon Hollow Rd., Pierstown. 607-547-5205.
CONCERT FEST – 7 p.m. Enjoy the Tom Hovel Summer Music Festival. This week is a performance by the Dan Sales Jazz Trio. Free. Rain or Shine. Meadow Links Golf Course, 476 Co. Rd. 27, Richfield Springs. 315-858-1646 or visit www.meadowlinks.com/#5_News-and-Events
CROCHET MANDALA – 6:30 p.m. Learn how to make your own crochet mandala, which will give your the skills to make wall art, Christmas ornaments and more. Basic crochet skills recommended. Will be taught by experienced knitter/crocheter Liza Lauritzen. Materials will be provided. Registration required. Presented by Huntington Memorial Library in Huntington park, Oneonta. Visit www.eventbrite.com/o/huntington-memorial-library-12633934784
EV CAR SHOW – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. HeatSmart Hartwick presents car show featuring Electric Vehicles, their owners, car dealers, and information about purchasing an EV and the benefits of ownership. There will also be booths from solar panel installers, clean heating and cooling, other initiatives to fight climate changes. Husky Park, Wells Ave., Hartwick. 607-293-6654 or visit doas.us/hartwick-ev-car-show/
BAKING CLASS – 6 p.m. Learn how to make light and fluffy Cinnamon Rolls at home with amateur baker Alex Benjamin. Zoom link & ingredients will be sent 5/13. Cook-a-long or just enjoy the show. Presented online by the Huntington Memorial Library, Oneonta.
BLOOD DRIVE – 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. Donate through May 19 for chance to win a travel trailer camper that sleeps eight. Richfield Springs Community Center, Walnut St., Richfield Springs. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org
STAR WARS – 7 p.m. May the 4th be with you for this Star Wars movie night presenting ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.’ Free at the Weiting Theater, 168 Main St., Worcester. Visit www.wietingtheatre.com
BOOK CLUB – Pick up a copy of ‘The Guest List’ Lucy Foley about a wedding that ends in a murder and the tangled web of suspects in this Agatha Christie-esque mystery novel. Discussion will be online on May 31 at 7 p.m. Presented by The Huntington Memorial Library, Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/
STAR WARS – 3 – 5:30 p.m. May the 4th be with you for this watch of the star wars series beginning with ‘Star Wars: The Phantom Menace’ and playing one movie/afternoon through May 12 concluding with ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.’ Snacks available. Richfield Springs Public Library, 102 Main St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-0230 or visit www.facebook.com/Richfield-Springs-Public-Library-1068210423236404/
STAR WARS TRIVIA – 3:30 p.m. Teens are invited to celebrate May the 4th with star wars trivia board game. Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. 518-673-2314 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar
STAR WARS – 7 p.m. May the 4th be with you for this Star Wars movie night presenting ‘Star Wars: A New Hope.’ Free at the Weiting Theater, 168 Main St., Worcester. Visit www.wietingtheatre.com
BLOOD DRIVE – Noon – 5 p.m. Donate through May 19 for chance to win a travel trailer camper that sleeps eight. Fox Care Center, 1 Fox Care Dr., Oneonta. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org
MOZART CONCERT – 7 p.m. The Catskill Choral Society returns to the stage after a 2 year pandemic silence to celebrate 50 years of making music with their spring concert titled ‘How Can We Keep From Singing.’ The concert will feature the beloved Mozart Requiem accompanied by a full Orchestra. The program will begin with light choral pieces by such composers as Bernstein, Alice Parker, Samuel Barber, and Gwyneth Walker. Tickets, $25/adult. Available at The Green Earth, Oneonta, and Cooperstown Natural Foods. Hosted at The First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Visit catskillchoralsociety.com
MEDICATION TAKE-BACK-DAY – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Got unused medication? Avoid the risk of having dangerous unused medications in the house and take them to a DEA take-back-location. Otsego County location is The Otsego County Sheriff’s Office, 172 Co. Hwy. 33W, Cooperstown. 607-547-4271 or visit www.facebook.com/OtsegoSheriff/?view_public_for=1219166834832301
ONEONTA – She was born December 16, 1927 in Salem, N.Y., the daughter of Harry and Anna Currey.
She graduated from Washington Academy in Salem, N.Y., in 1945, from Oneonta Normal School (SUCO) in 1949 and St. Rose’s College, Albany, N.Y., in 1964.
She taught intermediate Special Education for 32 years for the Oneonta School District and Catskills Area BOCES in the Watkins House, the old Oneonta Jr. High School, Riverside School and Greater Plains School.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church since 1945. She was a member of St. Mary’s Altar Rosary Society, Young At Heart, Otsego County Retired Teachers Society and a life member of the Oneonta Elks Club.
NERF NIGHT – 7 – 10 p.m. Teens, aged 12 – 25, are invited to the ultimate nerf battle with friends form Club Odyssey. Masks required. Doors open at 2:30. The Oneonta Teen Center, 4 Academy St., Oneonta. 607-441-3999 or visit www.facebook.com/oneonta.teencenter
Kick the winter blahs with “Library Lovers’ Month” in New York State — a February event that our local libraries will celebrate in fun fashion.
Friends of the Village Library in Cooperstown plan a month filled with activities for all ages — events the group hopes will help fill the void left by a year without Cooperstown’s Winter Carnival. The group is sponsoring a month-long writing contest for all ages, looking for “a short story about being trapped in the library or write a love letter to the library.” They’ll award prizes for silliest, scariest, and best overall in three different categories — kids (5-12), young adult (13-18), and adult (19+) — with winners receiving a gift certificate for the upcoming Friends of the Library Book Sale, scheduled for March 4 – 6.
Here are some of the happenings on tap in Cooperstown:
AWARDS PARTY – 5:30 p.m. Celebrate end of library’s summer reading program with the kids. Will include a show by Dan the Snakeman, awards for the kids who participated, more. Come between 1 & 5 for meet & greet with Dan the Snakeman, receive an interactive book, and meet his animals up close. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/
The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival is back with the Grammy -nominated wind quintet “Imani Winds.” They are known for dynamic playing, adventurous programming and outreach programs, which have inspired audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The cost is $30/person. At The Otesaga in Cooperstown at 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 15. Call 877-666-7421 or visit cooperstownmusicfest.org for information.
ONEONTA — The Huntington Memorial Library in Oneonta celebrated its centennial anniversary Saturday, Aug. 7, with an outdoor celebration at Huntington Memorial Park.
Cupcakes on top of books, free drinks provided by Stewart’s and plants were given out at the celebration.
The library turned 100 last year. However, because of COVID, the celebration got delayed. Mayoral candidates Mark Drnek and Len Carson were also on hand, with Drnek providing the PA system for the event.
Drnek, whose ward covers the Huntington Library, said that the library was a “quality of life thing.” which is a key part of his platform and one that he hopes will attract people to the city. He said he is hoping to use “targeted marketing” to attract people from metro areas.
“There’s nothing more quality of life than what the library does,” Drnek said, who mentioned the library hosting a car show on the same day. “It doesn’t seem like a library kind of thing to do. It’s an outreach kind of thing to do.”