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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 27
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 27

Art & Poetry Opening Gala

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ART & POETRY – 6 p.m. Contest to explore the beauty of living life free from the negative impacts of addiction. Opening Gala in the CANO Gallery, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0090 Ext 106 or visit www.facebook.com/LEAFArtContest/

SPRING SUMMIT – 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 a.m. Event for Youth Food Movement featuring film, school garden discussion, Disco soup, live music, seed starting, internship/job info, Community Building. Cooperstown Farmers Market, 101 Main St., Pioneer alley, Cooperstown. Call 607-437-2862 or visit www.celebrateorigins.com/yfm

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 20

Presenting ‘Of Mice And Men’

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THEATER – 8 p.m. Presenting a performance of “Of Mice and Men.” Tickets, $17/adult. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org

MOVIE NIGHT – 7 – 8:30 p.m. Screening of “Landfill Harmonic,” a film about ‘The Recycled Orchestra,’ a group of children from a Paraguayan slum who play instruments made entirely of garbage. Milford Central School, 42 Main St., Milford. Call 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/earth-festival-movie-night-2/

 

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 13
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 13

Continuing The Battle

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FIGHT WALK – 6 p.m. – Midnight. Enter to raise awareness and money for local families battling cancer. Features food, activities, music. Entry, $15. Field House, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-436-3310 or visit suny.oneonta.edu/csrc/oh-fight-walk

OPENING RECEPTION – 5 – 7 p.m. Celebrate the opening of exhibits “In Motion,” featuring works by Christopher Murray and Akira Nitsu, and the solo exhibit “Possum’s Persimmon Picnic” by Mary Lou Ganio. Cooperstown Art Association. Call 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 6
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 6

Fun At The Healthy Living Expo

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LIVING HEALTHIER – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Features fun activities, vendors, a Red Cross Blood Drive, presentations on subjects ranging from preventing Lyme disease to a Tai Chi demonstration. Admission, Free. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-547-4230 or visit www.lheotsego.com

BENEFIT – 5 – 8 p.m. Spaghetti Dinner & Chinese Auction to benefit Cory Perrault and family while he battles cancer. Hartwick Fire Dept., 3088 Co. Hwy. 11, Hartwick. Call Beth O’Brien at 607-293-6046 or visit www.gofundme.com/the-perrault-family

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAR. 30
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAR. 30

Dunking For Easter Eggs

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EGG DUNK – 7 – 8 p.m. Bring the kids to hunt through the small pool for Easter eggs. Some will float, some will sink and the kids swim and dunk to collect them. Cost, $5/child. Oneonta YMCA, 20-26 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0010 or visit www.oneontaymca.org

SPAGHETTI DINNER – 4:30 – 7 p.m. Enjoy Spaghetti & meatballs, a 50/50 lotto raffle, more with the Women of the Moose, 87 W. Broadway, Oneonta. Call 607-441-4007.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAR. 23
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAR. 23

Holiday Square Dance

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SQUARE DANCE – 7:30 – 10 p.m. Celebrate St. Patrick’s day with the Doubleday Dancers of Cooperstown. Admission, $5. Cooperstown Elementary School. Call 607-547-8665.

THEATER – 7:30 p.m. Mask and Hammer Theater club present “Doubt: A Parable” set in 1964 about the doubt of a nun in the guilt or innocence of a priest. Hamblin Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-436-3456 or visit suny.oneonta.edu/theatre-department/season-shows

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAR. 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAR. 16

Mother Son Dance

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SHAMROCK SWING – 6 – 9 p.m. Mother’s and Sons, enjoy dinner, dancing, activities, and win prizes. Cost, $65/couple. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. call 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org

CHAMBER ENSEMBLE – 7:30 p.m. The Capital Trio performs works by Dvorak & Haydn. Free, open to the public. Anderson Theater, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Call 607-431-4000 or visit www.hartwick.edu

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAR. 9
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAR. 9

Opening Students Exhibit

‘An Artistic Discovery’

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OPENING RECEPTION – 5 – 7 p.m. Celebrate the opening of “An Artistic Discovery,” featuring works by 100 Otsego County students. Displayed thru 3/31. Cooperstown Art Association. Call 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com

FILM SERIES – 7 – 10 p.m. Race Matters Film Series features a screening of a major motion picture, followed by discussion led by community/religious leaders. This months film is “Get Out” (2017). Rated R. Rescheduled from 3/2. Free. The Community room, near JC Penny, Southside Mall, Oneonta.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAR. 2
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAR. 2

Exhibiting Local Artists

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MEMBERS EXHIBITION – 5 – 8 p.m. CANO members show & sell 1-2 artworks. On display in the galleries. Vote for your favorite for the People’s Choice Award. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/event/exhibition-members-show-2018/?instance_id=976

CONTRADANCE – 7:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening dance with friends. Music by Eleemosynary with Ed Bugel calling. Arrive at 7:15 for an introduction to the basic steps. Suggested donation $8/adult. First Presbyterian Church of Cooperstown, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-8164 or visit otsegodancesociety.blogspot.com

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

Boat Night At The Y

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FLOAT NIGHT – 6:45 – 8:30 p.m. Make a boat with the family and race it in the pool. All supplies provided. All welcome if accompanied by a YMCA member. Oneonta YMCA, 20-26 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0010 or visit www.oneontaymca.org/upcoming-events.html

THEATER – 7:30 p.m. SUNY Oneonta Theater dept. presents “Barefoot in the Park,” a romantic comedy about a newlywed couples emerging life in NYC. Admission, $5/person. Hamblin Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Visit connect.oneonta.edu/event/1163087

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, FEB.16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, FEB.16

Cabin Fever Film Finale

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FILM SERIES – 7 – 9 p.m. Cabin Fever film festival presents “Iron Jawed Angels” (2004). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Free, open to the public. Cooperstown Village Library. Call 607-547-8344 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/calendar-a

MAKERSPACE – 3:30 p.m. Makers of all ages create, learn, experiment. Materials provided for many different hands on activities to inspire creative thinking and problem-solving. Everything from Crochet to coding, more. Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie. Call 518-673-2314 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, FEB.9
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, FEB.9

Kick Off The Winter Carnival

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CHILI LUNCHEON – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Enjoy Homemade chili or soup to warm the soul for Winter Carnival. All you can eat with bread, drink, tasty dessert. Donations support ongoing ministries. First Baptist Church, 21 Elm St., Cooperstown. Visit www.cooperstownwintercarnival.com/event-schedule

ART SHOW – 4 – 6 p.m. Opening “Art in Winter: Rural Resonance” features 3 well know local artists: Tracy Helgeson, Alice Hudson, & Lavern Kelly. The Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-5327 or visit www.facebook.com/TheArtGarageCooperstown/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, FEB.2
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, FEB.2

Performing ‘In The Heights’

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CONCERT – 8:30 p.m. Musical performance of “In The Heights” with music & lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. Goodrich Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/1660982

CONTRADANCE – 7:30-10:30 p.m. Dance with friends to the tunes of Erik House, fiddler from East Springfield whose repertoire focuses on Old Time and Quebecois tunes. Caller is Peter Blue.Arrive at 7:15 for a beginners introduction to the steps. Suggested donation, $8/adult. First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. Call 607-965-8232 or visit otsegodancesociety.blogspot.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JAN. 6
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JAN. 6

Knitters Makerspace

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KNITTERS PROGRAM – 10:30 a.m. – Noon. Find the local knitters group and other guests to help beginners to intermediate knitters work on a project or begin something new. Cooperstown Village Library. Call 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/

DRESS SWAP – 1-3 p.m. Find gently used formal dresses for the Father-Daughter Dance and a raffle to a local hair salon. St. James Church, 305 Main St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0010 ext. 9 or visit www.oneontaymca.org/upcoming-events.html

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