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United Way Volunteers Ignore Cold to Help Others Be Warm

GIFT BAGS HUNG IN HUNTINGTON PARK

United Way Volunteers Ignore

Cold to Help Others Be Warm

Ethan Winner packs food in plastic bags for United Way’s “Warm Inside and Out!” program. The bags of food and warm clothing will hang in Huntington Park until the end of the month for people in need to help themselves.  (Jennifer Hill/AllOTSEGO.com)

By JENNIFER HILL • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

United Way’s Executive Direct Kim Lorraine, left, and Volunteer Coordinator Valerie Adams, right, hung bags of warm goodies on trees in Huntington Park for anyone to take.

ONEONTA – Frigid temperatures on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day did not stop United Way Volunteer Coordinator Valerie Adams and nine volunteers from getting warm winter clothing and food to people who need them.

“I kept thinking I should cancel this morning because of the weather,” said Valerie Adams, volunteer coordinator for United Way. “But we had advertised we would have the packets on the trees today, and I didn’t want people going out in such cold weather to take them and then not find them there.”

Volunteers gathered at First United Methodist Church this morning  to do the last stage of United Way’s “Warm Inside and Out!” event,  packing gallon-sized plastic bags with food and warm clothing – hats, scarves, gloves, and mittens – donated by caring Oneonta residents and business owners over the past two weeks.

Oneonta, Pizza Enjoyed!

Oneonta, Pizza Enjoyed!

With the sudden onset of winter conditions, many squirrels can be seen gathering nuts for their winter hibernation. But this furry Oneontan seems to have hit the foraging jackpot as he is seen enjoying a slice of pizza this afternoon in Huntington Park. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30

Halloween Trunk Or Treat

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TRUNK OR TREAT – 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Enjoy games, win candy, prizes. Some indoor activities, refreshments provided. Costumes optional. No scary/gory decoration/costumes. Community Bible Chapel, 577 Greenough Rd., Cooperstown. 607-547-9764 or visit www.facebook.com/CommunityBibleChapel/

HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL – 5 – 6 p.m. Celebrate season with treats, activities. Hunt College Union, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2514.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Explore World Of Fiber

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FIBER ARTS FEST – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Explore world of natural fibers through demonstrations, exhibits, hands-on-activities showing how they’re harvested, processed, transformed to wearable, utilitarian, and decorative items. Included with admission, $12/adult. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/fiber-weekend

GARLIC FEST – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Features locally grown garlic for planting or cooking. Sample products like cheese, honey, garlic recipes, more from local vendors. Free parking, admission. Sunnycrest Orchards, 7869 St. Rt. 10, Sharon Springs. 518-284-2256 or visit www.facebook.com/Sunnycrest-Orchards-Farm-Market-and-Greenhouses-174470682568232/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, AUGUST 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, AUGUST 26

‘Brandenburg Concertos’ By Bach

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CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Hear Bach’s “Brandenburg Concertos” performed by returning favorite Joseph Lin. Ticket’s, $25/adult. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 877-666-7421 or visit www.cooperstownmusicfest.org/new-events

ANTIQUE ENGINE SHOW – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Single-cylinder gas engine enthusiasts show their antiques from the early 1900s. Stop by for engines, food, community lawn sales, more. Fly Creek Cider Mill, 288 Goose St., Fly Creek. 607-547-9692 or visit www.flycreekcidermill.com/antique-engine-show-fly-creek-day-lawn-sales

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 2
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 2

Young Artists In The Park

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CONCERT – 7 – 8 p.m. Glimmerglass Opera Young Artist Quartet performs mix of opera, classic musical theater, including selections from West Side Story. Huntington Park, Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/calendar/

THEATER – 1:30 p.m. Showing “Silent Night.” About the Christmas Eve Truce between German, Scottish, French soldiers during WWI. Cost, $26-$126. Glimmerglass Festival, 7300 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-2255 or visit glimmerglass.org/events/silent-night/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 9
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 9

Otsego Lake Marathon

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RACE THE LAKE – 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Race around the lake includes classes for 26.2 mile, 13.1 mile, 5K races. All races end together at Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-2800 or visit www.clarksportscenter.com/events/2018-race-the-lake-marathon-half-marathon/

KNIT DAY – 1:30 – 3 p.m. Celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Day with the HML Yarn Club. Knitters, Crocheters of all skill levels welcome. Huntington Park, Oneonta. Call 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, MAR. 13
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, MAR. 13

Future Of The Park

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PUBLIC MEETING – 7 – 8 p.m. Help enhance Huntington Park. Tina Winstead, Library Director, presents the conceptual design and the community is invited to give ideas and feedback. Help create a beautiful and welcoming park. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/

ART STUDIO – 3:30 p.m. Young artists and their families are invited to explore basic art techniques, from acrylics to water colors. All welcome. Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. Call 518-673-2314 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 10
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUG. 10

Chamber Golfing Classic

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GOLF CLASSIC – 1 p.m. Bring clients and co-workers to enjoy the challenge of the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Classic. Oneonta Country Club, 9 Country Club Rd., Oneonta. Call (607) 432-4500 or visit www.facebook.com/TheOtsegoCountyChamber

YOUTH OPERA – 11 a.m.-Noon. Premier of “Robin Hood” performed by the Glimmerglass Youth Chorus and members of the Young Artists Program. Cooperstown Theater Barn south of the Glimmerglass Festival, Cooperstown. Call (607) 547-2255 or visit glimmerglass.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2

Create Apple Appliques

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WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP – 1-3 p.m. Try a new activity in a small group setting with a knowledgeable instructor. This week, create an appliqued apple block with Debby Clough. Reservations required. The Swart-Wilcox House Museum, Wilcox ave., Oneonta. Call (607)287-7011 or visit swartwilcoxhouse.wordpress.com/wednesday-workshops-2017/

PICNIC – 6-7 p.m. Meet the local firefighters and enjoy a submarine sandwich, swing at a pinata, and check out the trucks and gadgets used by the firefighters. Registration required. Huntington Park, Oneonta. hmloneonta.org/calendar/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JULY 20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JULY 20

‘Seussical,’

The Broadway Musical

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SEUSSICAL – 7 p.m. Sing a Song of Broadway presents the award winning musical based on the Dr. Seuss stories and characters. Admission, $15 adults, $10 students, $7 children 7 and under. First Presbyterian Church, 296 Main St., Oneonta. www.facebook.com/Sing-a-Song-of-Broadway-679324148783927/

WRITERS SALON – 7:30-9 p.m. Presentation from a panel of authors on entering the publishing world. Includes local authors such as our own Libby Cudmore, Jennifer Donohue, April Benson, and April Ford. Community Arts Network of Oneonta. Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. www.canoneonta.org/calendar/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JULY 13
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JULY 13

5K Thru Downtown Oneonta

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ONEONTA 5K – 5:30-6:30 p.m. Support the Oneonta YMCA and historic Damaschke field in this race through downtown Oneonta. Runners can stay for the Oneonta Outlaw game at 7 p.m. Ends at Damaschke Field, Oneonta. www.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=9547

MUSIC AT THE MANSION – 6:30-8 p.m. Free monthly event features open mic for solo and small ensemble musicians followed by an intermission and then the featured performance by one-man-show, Fritz Henry. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. www.canoneonta.org/calendar/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JULY 6
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JULY 6

Acappella Concert

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BENEFIT CONCERT – 7 p.m. 4-part Acappella group, Syncopation, sings Jazz, Spirituals, and Rock and Roll to give the audience a respite from daily stress. Free will offerings will benefit the roof repair and ongoing restoration of the Inn. The Major’s Inn, Gilbertsville.

www.themajorsinn.com

YPN NETWORKING MIXER – 6-8 p.m. Meet young area professionals. Also feature a short presentation on identity theft, Diana (of the Delaware County Mentoring Program) discussing opportunities to mentor kids in Delaware county, and a talk with a new Otsego county small business owner. Attendance, free. Refreshments available for purchase. Red’s Ale House & Grill, 84 Main St., Oneonta.

www.facebook.com/YoungProfessionalsNetworkYPN/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JUNE 29
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JUNE 29

Lucia & Levi In Neahwa Park

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SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – 7 p.m. Presenting “Lucia & Levi” for the first performance at the Bandstand, Neahwa Park, Oneonta. www.oneonta.ny.us/departments/parks-and-recreation/summer-concert-series/

MAMMOVAN VISIT – 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Get free mammograms, clinical breast exams, pap tests, and pelvic exams for no cost at Bassett Healthcares Mammovan. Walk-ins welcome. Family Planning of South Central New York, 37 Dietz St., Oneonta. www.facebook.com/pg/FPSCNY/events/

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