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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Test Your Science Knowledge 09-04-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Test Your Science Knowledge

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SCIENCE TRIVIA – 7 – 9 p.m. Test your knowledge science with your friends or play solo with the A. J. Read Science Discovery Center. Registration required. 607-436-2011 or visit www.facebook.com/AJReadSDC/ for info.

COVID-19 TESTING – 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Stop in for free Covid Test with results in 15 minutes. Help stop the spread. Testing by appointment only. 3 locations in Oneonta. Oneonta Armory, 4 Academy St.; Foothills Performing Arts Center, 24 Market St.; St. James Church, 305 Main St. Call 833-NYSTRNG for an appointment.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: ‘Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory’ 08-29-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUGUST 29

‘Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory’

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DRIVE-IN MOVIES – 8 p.m. Come out for a fun outdoor movie experience. This week showing ‘Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.’ Movie starts at dusk. Free admission, donations welcome. Foothills Performing Arts Center Parking Lot, Oneonta. 607-353-7143 or visit www.facebook.com/TheOtsegoCountyChamber/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Jackie Robinson Day With Baseball Hall Of Fame 08-28-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUGUST 28

Jackie Robinson Day

At Baseball Hall Of Fame

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FIELD TRIP – 2 p.m. Celebrate Jackie Robinson Day and learn about this Hall of Fame infielder & Civil Rights Pioneer. Learn about Branch Rickey, the bigotry Robinson faced, his successes on & off the field, and his career after baseball in the Civil Rights Movement. Free, registration for Zoom conference required. Hosted by The Baseball Hall of Fame. Visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-field-trip-Jackie-Robinson-Day?date=0

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Small Town Big Band On Main 08-14-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUGUST 14

Small Town Big Band On Main

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MUSIC ON MAIN – 6 – 8 p.m. Get outside to enjoy a live performance by the Small Town Big Band, featuring 14 socially distanced musicians including music educators & a talented vocalist. Repertoire includes songs from the ‘30s to present day. Pioneer Park, Main St., Cooperstown. Visit www.wearecooperstown.com/free-fridays/ for info.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Drive Thru Job Fair 08-13-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 13

Drive Thru Job Fair

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JOB FAIR – 9 a.m. – Noon. Job seekers meet up to 25 local employers without leaving the car. Just follow the signs, keep your mask on, and get flyers/applications for employers in many different sectors that are currently hiring. Parking Lot, Oneonta Outlaws, Damaschke Field, Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-432-4500 or visit members.otsegocc.com/events/details/drive-thru-job-fair-in-damaschke-field-parking-lot-neahwa-park-oneonta-388

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Sculpture Exhibit At The Art Garage 08-07-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUGUST 7

Sculpture Exhibit At The Art Garage

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ART EXHIBIT – 4 – 7 p.m. Stop at airy gallery to view exhibit by local artist ‘George Hymas: Spontaneous & Deliberate. ’ Hymas uses visionary, colorful sculpture from castoffs like construction debris, twisted trees, spent bullets, more. The Art Garage, middle bay, 689 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. 607-547-5327 or visit www.facebook.com/TheArtGarageCooperstown/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Voices Of The Game To Honor Hall of Fame Inductee Derek Jeter 07-26-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JULY 26

Voices Of The Game To Honor

Hall of Fame Inductee Derek Jeter

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BASEBALL – Noon. Virtual Voices of the Game to honor Hall of Fame 2020 inductee Derek Jeter. Learn more about how the Yankees 5 world series titles with Jeter as the shortstop in every season. Jeter will be joined by fellow Hall of Famers Mariano Rivera, Joe Torre reflecting on their teams and the moments that shaped a dynasty. Visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-legends-of-the-game-Ted-Simmons?date=0 for details.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Voices Of The Game To Honor Hall of Fame Inductee Larry Walker 07-24-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JULY 24

Voices Of The Game To Honor

Hall of Fame Inductee Larry Walker

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BASEBALL – Noon. Virtual Voices of the Game to honor Hall of Fame 2020 inductee Larry Walker, the second Canadian to be inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Will also feature Fergie Jenkins, the first Canadian inductee, to discuss playing ball in Canada and earning their place in Cooperstown. Visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-legends-of-the-game-Larry-Walker?date=0 for details.

Council Rock Band 1st ‘Music On Main’

Council Rock Band

1st ‘Music On Main’

Cooperstown-based Council Rock Band launches the “Music on Main” summer program Sunday afternoon in the village’s Pioneer Park, putting a bounce in visitors’ and shoppers’ feet.  The concert was scheduled 2-4, but the group – Jim Duncan and John Hodgson, guitar/vocals; Carrilu Tietz, vocals/special effects, Ed Tietz, drums/vocals, and Mark Spaziani, bass/vocals – was having such a good time it played past 5.    Music on Main is a collaboration of Village Hall and the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce.  (Photo courtesy Tara Bradley)
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