The Middlefield Town Democrats will sponsor a candidates meet-and-greet from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 1, at 190 Ottoway Road. Tents will be up in case of rain.
“The ice cream social will be an occasion to meet Democratic candidates for Middlefield offices in an open, natural setting,” Owen Weikert, chair of Middlefield Democrats, said. “We welcome family, friends and neighbors. We’ll have live music, too!”
Among those present will be David Karl, a write-in candidate for town supervisor. Karl was the director of engineering at Bassett Hospital. Other candidates present will be two residents running to be members on the town board. Peggy Leon, an earlier successful write-in candidate, is seeking re-election. Joining Leon on the ballot is Jennifer Pindar, a local high school teacher and girls’ soccer coach. Incumbent Highway Superintendent Brendan Kraham is seeking re-election. Arthur Weinstock, a former business executive who works at the Baseball Hall of Fame, is the candidate for Town Clerk.Charlie Varney, a former respiratory therapist and current local busines owner with deep roots in the community, is the candidate for Otsego County Board of Representatives.
Organizers ask residents to RSVP with numbers attending at www.tinycurl.com/MiddlefieldDems.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JUNE 12
SCIENCE TRIVIA – 7 – 9 p.m. Join AJ Read Science Discovery Center and SUNY Oneonta for 3 round game all about science. Bring your friends or play solo in this Zoom based game. Registration required. Visit www.facebook.com/AJReadSDC/ for info.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10
WORKFORCE SUMMIT – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Join regional professionals, educators, students, employers, more to discuss the Mohawk Valley Region Workforce. Reservations required by 10/7. Cost, $60/person. Otsego Grill, Morris Hall, SUNY Oneonta. 607-432-4500 or visit otsegocc.com
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MARCH 31
FOOD FESTIVAL – 3-6 p.m. The 19th Annual Epicurean Food and Wine Tasting features samplings from 30 different restaurants, as well as a silent auction, all to benefit Catskill Area Hospice. $90, reservations required. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. Info, reservations, (607) 432-6773.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MARCH 30
LECTURE – 7:30 p.m. George Ward presents 2019 Bruce Buckley lecture “‘MY Little Mohee’ – Lawrence Older: The Songs, Tunes, Tales and Life Journey of an Adirondack Singer.” Featuring a night of music celebrating history, traditions of Upstate New York. Free, open to public. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MARCH 24
MEET AND GREET – 12-4 p.m. “Sundays at Brandow’s” aims to connect new families with companion animals from the Susquehanna SPCA. Brandow’s Feed & Seed, 4119 NY-7, Oneonta. Info, (607) 547-8111.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MARCH 23
CONCERT – 8 p.m. The Tesla Quartet performs as part of the Honest Brook Music Festival. $30. Stamford Methodist Church, 88 Main St, Stamford. Info, tickets, (607) 746-3770, hbmf.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MARCH 17
RECEPTION – 10 a.m. The 2019 Goodyear Lake Polar Bear Jump recipients will receive their checks during a church service. Public welcome. Portlandville United Methodist Church, 2878 NY-28, Portlandville. Info, (607) 286-7101.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MARCH 16
IRISH DINNER – 4-7 p.m. The Knights of Columbus Tekakwitha Council 10968 host a corned beef & cabbage dinner with Irish step dancers performing. Free, donations accepted. St. Mary’s Parish Center, 31 Elm St., Cooperstown. Info, (607) 547-8519.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MARCH 10
LIBRARY TALK – 3 p.m. Dr. P. Jay Fleisher presents “Cooperstown Scenery-in Geologic Time.” Free, Sponsored by the Friends of the Village Library of Cooperstown. Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MARCH 9
CABARET CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Catskill Symphony’s annual Cabaret Concert, featuring the Sultans of String and guest conductor Paul Massey, as well as the annual Conductor Contest. Alumni Field House, SUNY Oneonta. Visit catskillsymphony.net/news-events/upcoming-events.html
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MARCH 3
PANCAKE BREAKFAST – 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sugaring Off Sundays include pancake breakfast with fresh maple syrup, demonstrations and tours of the Farmers Museum. The Farmers Museum, 5775 Route 80, Cooperstown. Info, www.farmersmuseum.org.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MARCH 2
MEET AND GREET – 12-2 p.m. “Pawsitive Pawsibilities at the Y” aims to connect new families with companion animals from the Susquehanna SPCA. YMCA lobby, 20-26 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, (607) 547-8111.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21
FUNDRAISER – 2 p.m. Final ticket drawing to win artwork from Luck of the Draw Exhibit. 80 tickets for $80, 80 pieces of art to win. Cooperstown Art Association. 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com
TAILGATE 5K – 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Walk/Run 5K to support 6th ward Athletic Association Foundation. Includes kids 100 yard dash, post race tailgate party featuring food, raffles, football viewing. 6th Ward Athletic Club, 22 W. Broadway, Oneonta. 607-436-9136 or visit www.facebook.com/6th-Ward-Athletic-Club-430579165622/