ONEONTA – Students enrolled in the Oneonta City School District and their families will have access to free lunch this summer, a collaboration between Catholic Charities and the Oneonta City School District.
OFO and city schools will offer children and their families bus transportation July 8 through Aug. 23 to Neahwa Park from three local mobile home villages – Lantern Hill, Mountainview and Oneida Village – for lunch and a playtime, and drop them off back home in mid-afternoon.
WORKSHOP – 8:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. The League of Women Voters hosts a “User’s Guide for Local Democracy” workshop. Free, pre-registration required. Springbrook Family Engagement Center, Rt 28, Milford. Info, registration, (607) 547-2853, www.LWVoneonta.org.
ONEONTA – City Hall revoked OH-Fest’s Neahwa Park permit this morning after Mayor Gary Herzig learned on www.AllOTSEGO.com overnight that large numbers of students might protest concert headliner Sean Kingston after learning last week he and his bodyguard were accused of a gang rape in 2010.
The city’s decision throws into doubt whether the Saturday night OH-fest concert will happen at all.
Herzig said he called SUNY President Barbara Jean Morris after SUNY students’ emotionally charged meeting last night, where they discussed whether Kingston should perform.
ONEONTA – Since March 1, Frank Romeo has braved 80 mph winds, ice storms and other Upstate winter hazards on his mission to bring awareness of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder on his statewide “Walk With Frank” campaign.
“This is one of the nice days!” he said this morning in Neahwa Park, where he walked with two dozen under overcast skies, with temperatures hovering in the high 30s.
Romeo, 70, who served in the Army in Vietnam in 1968-70, arrived yesterday afternoon in Oneonta and was greeted with a fish fry dinner at the Vets Club, as well as taken for a tour of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. This morning, he walked into Neahwa Park to the Vietnam Veterans’ Monument.
With 100 years since the end of World War I, and 99 since President Woodrow Wilson commemorated the event with Armistice Day, veterans gathered today at Veterans Memorial Walkway in Neahwa Park in observance of Veterans’ Day. Above, Wayne Gregory, Oneonta, plays ‘Taps” as a worn American Flag is ceremoniously retired and burned during the ceremony. Inset at right, Oneonta Legion Commander Gary Ballard and Tom McMillen, front, lead the rifle detail, Jim Williams, Conesville, Bertie White, Oneonta, Terry Harkenreader, Oneonta, and Perry Martin, Hell’s Hollow, along with members of the Color Guard Gary Walters, Oneonta, and Barry Townsend, Oneonta, down the Memorial Walkway. “A Veteran’s character is shaped by their experiences,” said Ballard, ” A veteran stands for something greater than themselves. On this day we remind ourselves how these men and women set aside their civilian pursuits to serve their nations’ cause. Defending the freedoms of mankind and preserving our precious American Heritage.” (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HOT COCOA RUN – 9:30 a.m. Enjoy fall day with 5K run/walk/roll followed by cup of hot cocoa. Benefit for Helping Hands Fund, assisting individuals with developmental disabilities, families meet challenges. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-433-8445 or visit www.arcotsego.org/hot-cocoa-5k-run-walk-roll/
CONCERT – 4 p.m. Cooperstown Summer Music Festival concludes its 20th season with performance by celebrated Ying Quartet featuring works by Haydn, Tchaikovsky, more. Cost, $25/adult. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 800-838-3006 or visit www.cooperstownmusicfest.org
FESTIVAL OF COLORS – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 24th annual quilt show features works by area quilting clubs Fenimore quilt club, “Winter Wonderland” quilt guild, “It’s A Mystery” ladies of sew nice. Includes demonstrations of various quilting skills. See 250+ examples of fine quilts, support historic, Tudor style inn. Admission, $5 donation. The Major’s Inn, 104 Marion Ave., Gilbertsville. 607-783-2967 or visit www.themajorsinn.com
PIT RUN – 10:45 a.m. Run a 10K,5K, 2 mile stroll, or sign up for virtual pit run. In memory of Ricky J. Parisian. Start at Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-432-8068 or visit www.facebook.com/ThePitRun
ARTISAN FESTIVAL – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Artists, Crafters, Makers from throughout the region come together to sell their works. Find handmade jewelry, textiles, soap, furniture, glass art, pottery, photography, more at Otsego County Campus, 197 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9983 or visit www.cooperstownartisanfestival.info
FAMILY SATURDAY – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Field trip for families features hands-on activities for kids, guided tours, demonstrations of the water-powered sawmill, the gristmill, and woodworking shop. Admission, $9/adult. Hanford Mills Museum, 51 Co. Hwy. 12, East Meredith. Call 607-278-5744 or visit www.hanfordmills.org
OPENING RECEPTION – 5 – 7 p.m. Celebrate opening of 2018 finale art show “Poetica Obscurum.” Featuring works by Robert Grinder, S. Worcester artist Pooh Kaye (screening zany stop motion animations for dancers and objects from The Backyard Series), and Gail Peachin exhibiting compelling collages based on black & white photographs. The Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Road, Cooperstown. 607-547-5327 or visit www.facebook.com/TheArtGarageCooperstown/
OPENING RECEPTION – 5:30 – 7 p.m. Community exhibit “Finding Our Roots” featuring works by Janet and Charles Munro. Showing thru 9/30. Free, open to public. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
AUDITIONS – 4 – 6:30 p.m. Love to Sing? Try out for the winter concert Messe de Minuit pour Noel by Marc-Antione Charpentier, a work based on French Christmas Carols. All voices welcome. Bass & Tenor always needed. Sight reading not required. First Presbyterian Church, 296 Main St., Oneonta. 607-431-6060 to schedule audition or visit catskillchoralsociety.com for more information.
COMMUNITY PROGRAM – 6:30 p.m. Learn how the baseball card game began with Hall of Fame librarian Jim Gates in “The Origins of Trading Cards.” Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-0600, ext. 101 or visit www.facebook.com/Woodside.Hall/
HARVEST FEST – 3 – 6 p.m. Celebrate Summer Harvest featuring Farmers Market, Live Music, kids zoomobile, more. Free admission, food. Guy Rathbun Park (behind firehouse), 117 Main St., Morris. Visit butternutvalleyalliance.org
CABARET – 7 – 8:30 p.m. Join the Guilty Pleasure Cabaret for a fun, all-levels, dance class sure to get you sweating. Combines elements of Jazz, Hip Hop, fitness, stiletto heals to bring out your inner diva, build confidence, find your fierce. Bring water, active wear, sneakers. Cost, $15/adult. THE CHURCH, 2381 NY-205, Mount Vision. 607-638-5119 or visit www.upsi-ny.com/upcoming-events-news/
CONCERT – 5 p.m. “Klezmer Concert With Big Galut(e)” features music from the Jewish Diaspora’s many homelands. Cost, $25/adult. Pavilion, Glimmerglass Festival, 7300 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. 607-547-2255 or visit glimmerglass.org/calendar/