HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 9
MOTHERS DAY DINNER – 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Take Mom out for a delicious celebratory dinner at the Hawkeye. Take-out available. Hawkeye Bar & Grill, The Otesaga Hotel, Cooperstown. 607-544-2524 or visit www.otesaga.com/dining/seasonal-dining
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 12
FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mothers, grandmothers, and mothers-to-be get free admission to the Fenimore Art Museum and Farmers’ Museum. Free glass of wine to mothers & or grandmothers w/purchase of food item in Fenimore Café from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Fenimore Art Museum, 5798 NY-80 & Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. Info, (607) 547-1472
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 11
GARDEN PARTY – 12-3 p.m. English tea, tours of new furnishings at Hyde Hall. Free, open to the public. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown. Info, 607-547-5098.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 10
FILM – 6:30p.m.“Desperately Seeking Susan” (PG-13) with the Herb Ritts photography exhibit. $5 members, $7 non-members. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Info, www.fenimoreartmuseum.org.
3ND ANNUAL PARTY AT FOOTHILLS
Desiree Wheeler and Fate Goodrich, top photo, share a cup of tea this morning at the third annual Mother Daughter Tea Party in Foothills’ Atrium, leading up to next weekend’s celebration of Mother’s Day. A novelty this year was, inset photo, a string quartet consisting of the Higgins sisters of Otego; from left are Keely, Patricia, Anna and Siobhan.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 12
GARDEN PARTY – Noon – 3 p.m. Celebrate mom with a party featuring tea, treats, and a first look at the restored carpet, curtains, walls in the dining room. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass St. Park Rd., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-5098 or visit hydehall.org
PERFORMANCE – 11 a.m. Presenting “The Lions Whiskers” a performance by the Catskill Puppet Theater. Free family friendly performance for Mother’s day weekend. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 4
SPRING CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. The Catskill Choral Society with other Children’s choirs perform Franz Joseph Haydn’s “The Seasons.” Roberts Kolb leads the group of 62 singers. Tickets available at The Green Earth Market, Artware, Cooperstown Natural Foods. Performance at First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-431-6060 or visit catskillchoralsociety.com
FIESTA FUNDRAISER – 4 – 7 p.m. Enjoy a delicious Mexican dinner followed by dancing. Take-out available. All proceed go to the purchase of a water filtration system for the village of Las Mercedes, Honduras. Cost $12/adult. First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-8401 or visit www.facebook.com/CooperstownPres/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 13
OPEN HOUSE – Noon-3 p.m. Talk to representatives of The American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, The Ladies Axiliaries, Amvets, Sons of the the American Legion, and others. Cooperstown Veterans Club, 60 Main St., Cooperstown.
GARDEN PARTY – 1-4 p.m. Treat Mom to a garden party that includes tea and treats on the veranda, a maypole and live music for dancing, activities, and a first look at a new exhibit by the Cooperstown Graduate Program. Free, all welcome. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd., Springfield. Info, hydehall.org/event/celebrate-mom-garden-party/ or call (607) 547-5098
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 12
K-12 ART & MUSIC NIGHT – 5-7 p.m. An exhibit of the art by Cooperstown students. The library will also be open with a craft program for children and a preview of the Library’s Summer Program. Cooperstown Art Association. Info, www.cooperstownart.com
EXHIBIT RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. Opening the Lake Exhibit by the Cooperstown Graduate Program. Free and open to the public. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Road, Cooperstown. Info, hydehall.org/events-2/
Hundreds of moms (and dads), their children, and just children, young and old, were drawn to Hyde Hall on Otsego Lake today for the National Historic Landmark mansion its increasing popular Mother’s Day Weekend festivities. Above, the Koehn sisters of Oneonta, Adella, 5, and Annika, 3, lace a Maypole, directed by volunteer Mary Margaret Kuhn (in straw hat). Mom Jenny, left, (as well as brother Alden, 3), helped, as grandmom Aleda Koehn, looked on. At right, Rick Scheiner of Westford brought mom Barb Schein, of Westford and Newport News,Va., to visit the mansion after attending the Worcester Library benefit luncheon at The Otesaga. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)