CRUISE-IN CAR SHOW – 5:30 – 7 p.m. Enjoy ice cream, music, horse powered wagon rides, as well as Kyle Busch’s M&M’s #18 NASCAR Show Car, restored vintage cards, muscle cars, street rods from car enthusiasts. Pathfinder Village, 3 Chenango Rd., Edmeston. 607-965-8377 or visit pathfindervillage.org
SUMMER CELEBRATION – 3 – 7 p.m. Celebrate summer by the waterfront with OPA. Bring a dish to share, enjoy BBQ. Come prepared for swimming, outdoor games, other park activities, relax with friends. Gilbert Lake State Park, Mount Vision. 607-386-1508 or visit www.facebook.com/otsegopride/
Donall Sullivan’s little train, out of commission for more than 15 years, will once again carry passengers – of all ages! – from Milford’s Wilber Park to the 150th anniversary celebration of the Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad Saturday, July 13.
“Sullivan was a tool-and-die man and he built a little train on his property in Otego,” said Bruce Hodges, president, Leatherstocking Railway Historical Society. “When he died in the mid-’90s, Gene Bettiol bought it because he didn’t want it to leave the area.”
Later, Bettiol donated it to the Leatherstocking Railway Historical Society, which owns the C&CV, but after a few years, the engine stopped working.
Greater Oneonta Historical Society Executive Director Bob Brozowski, top photo, left, welcomes a standing-room-only crowd to rail historian Jim Loudon’s “The Otsego Trolley Line” lecture this afternoon at the History Center. Loudon (inset photo) recounted how the Oneonta & Otego Valley Railroad, founded in 1897, expanded to Hartwick, Cooperstown, Richfield Springs and, eventually, Mohawk, in a financially troubled 36-year history before, as the Southern NY Railroad, it finally collapsed in 1933, victim of the ever-more-popular automobile. Loudon is author of “Leatherstocking Rails: A History of Railroading Along the Upper Susquehanna” and other books on local history. Seated in the foreground in top photo are Steve Judd, left, and Ron Barton, who recalled, as boys on Oneonta’s West End, clambering over an abandoned Climax brand locomotive on boyhood adventures. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
FROZEN TOE RACE – 10:30 a.m. 5 Mile race held regardless of weather conditions. Entry, $35. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. Info, www.clarksportscenter.com
PERFORMANCE – 7:30 p.m. Local and regional talent perform Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues.” Ballroom Gallery of the Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown Village Library. Info, www.cooperstownart.com/special-events.html or call (607)547-9777