HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13
VETERANS—1-3 p.m. Veterans are invited to explore the resource available to them in Otsego County at the Resource fair. Then, the Oneonta Community Concert Band will present “A Tribute To America’s Veterans” at 3. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. (607) 431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org
BE AN ANGEL – The Angel Tree Program has returned. The community is invited to adopt a family and then find Christmas gifts for each of the children listed. Gifts are due unwrapped and without tags to either the office of The Freeman’s Journal at 21 Railroad Ave. in Cooperstown, or at the Salvation Army Church at 25 River St. in Oneonta. Visit allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ for details
The Oneonta Community Concert Band will honor veterans with marches, melodies, and more at the Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center in downtown Oneonta at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13.
Conductor Andrew D. Pease will lead the traditional Salute to Veterans concert of patriotic music. The program will feature familiar historic marches and medleys along with newer pieces.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
FINE ARTS – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Art Association presents Fine Arts on the Lawn in which artists and crafts people display and sell their works. Cooperstown Art Assocaition, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9777 or visit cooperstownart.com
ARTISAN FESTIVAL – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Celebrate the creativity of our local crafts people with a fesitval featuring 50+ artisans from our region. Will also include music from local bands such as The Council Rock Band, The Mopar Cams, and others. There will also be food trucks and artist demonstration. Outside the Otsego County Courthouse, 197 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9983 or visit cooperstownartisanfestival.info
The Grand and Glorious Garage Sale has been a favored Oneonta fixture for 44 years. Previously presented on Main Street, the fair draws several thousand people and serves as the Catskill Choral Society’s annual fundraiser.
This year, the Grand and Glorious Fall Fair moves to Oneonta’s shady Neahwa Park and will have hometown vendors, family-friendly entertainment including a performance by the Oneonta Community Concert Band, addition performers on the bandshell, games, food, great fun, local arts and crafts, the traditional garage sale plus much more.
The Grand and Glorious Fall Fair takes place Sunday, September 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the first Sunday after Labor Day. All are welcome. Free and open to the public.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MARCH 6
SUMMERTIME CONCERT – 3 p.m. Enjoy music that makes us think of warmer temperatures in the big city in this Good Ol’ Summertime in Winter concert. Will feature professional and amatuer community musicians performing selections from ‘Manhattan Beach,’ ‘A West Side Story,’ & ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’ Free, open to the public. Pandemic procedures will be followed. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-376-7485 or visit www.facebook.com/oneontacommunityconcertband
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7
VETERAN SALUTE – 3 p.m. Join the Oneonta Community Concert Band for a patriotic concert saluting our Veterans. Free, open to the public. Pandemic protocols will be observed. Foothills Performing Art Association, Oneonta. 607-376-7485 or visit www.facebook.com/oneontacommunityconcertband/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
COMMUNITY CONCERT – 3 p.m. Enjoy ‘Music from the Hills’ as performed by the Oneonta Community Concert Band, in the City of the Hills this Labor Day. Will include show tunes, marches, folk music and more. In the spirit of labor day, this concert will be free. On the Pavilion, Wilber Park, Oneonta. 607-376-7485 or visit www.oneontamusicians.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, AUGUST 15
COMMUNITY CONCERT – 3 p.m. Bring out the kids (and their teddy’s) for free concert ‘Teddy Goes On a Trip,’ held in memory of Marilyn Roper, principal flutist and band president from 2001 to her death in October 2020. Program will include ‘The Children’s March,’ ‘Pixar Movie Magic,’ ‘Cartoon Symphony,’ more. Under the Pavilion, Wilber Park, Oneonta. 607-376-7485 or visit www.facebook.com/oneontacommunityconcertband/
July 22, 2021
Calling all baseball fans!
Tune in for the 2021 awards ceremony live on the MLB Network. The ceremony will include the Ford C. Frick Award winner for broadcasting excellence, Al Michaels; the 2020 Frick Award winner, Ken Harrel-son; the 2021 Baseball Writers’ Association of America Career Excellence Award winner, Dick Kaegel; the 2020 BBWAA Career Excellence Award winner, Nick Cafardo; and the 2020 Buck O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award winner, David Montgomery.
Presented by The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown on Saturday, July 24. Call 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JULY 22
COMMUNITY CONCERT – 7 p.m. Oneonta Community Band presents ‘Going Out’ concert exploring some of the activities we’ve missed and will soon be possible. Selections include ‘American Patrol’ by F.W. Meacham’s, ‘Liberty Bell’ by John Philip Sousa, and more. Birng the lawn chairs and get comfortable in the Park. Bandstand, Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-432-7085 or visit www.facebook.com/oneontacommunityconcertband/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JUNE 13
COMMUNITY CONCERT – 3 p.m. Oneonta Community Band returns with their first outdoor concert of the season. They will be performing patriotic tunes like the ‘Battle Hymn of the Republic,’ A Colonial Rhapsody’ and others, to celebrate Flag Day. Bring blankets, chairs and whatever else you need to be comfortable while you listen. The event will be held at the pavilion in Wilber Park in Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/oneontacommunity-concertband for more information.
The Oneonta Community Concert Band, above, performed its “Good Ol’ Summertime In Winter Concert” this afternoon in the halls of the Foxcare Center. Led by Conductor Kerri Hogle, Milford, the band’s selections included “Seventy-Six Trombones,” ‘The Magnificent Seven,” “Carousel Selections,” and more. At right, David Hayes and wife Julie Suarez Hayes applaud after the band concluded the evening with “America, The Beautiful.” The next public concert will be held on Flag Day, June 14, 2020. (Ian Ausin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9
WINTER CARNIVAL – All Day. Info at www.cooperstownwintercarnival.com
CONCERT – 3 p.m. Enjoy mix of American music for ‘Good Ol’ Summertime in Winter’ concert. Beat the winter blues with pieces like Carousel, America The Beautiful, more performed by Oneonta Community Concert Band. FoxCare Center, 1 FoxCare Dr., Oneonta. 607-432-7085.
The Oneonta Community Concert Band, above, held its 18th annual Salute To Veterans Concert in the halls of the Foxcare Center this evening. One audience member, 90-year-old Leslie Collins, right, was so moved by their performance of “The Armed Forces Salute” by Bob Lowden, he approached director Andrew Pease to ask if he could recite the poem, “For The Fallen,” by Lawrence Binyon. Pease obliged. The poem, written in 1914, is often recited at Remembrance Day events and has been claimed as a tribute to all casualties of World War I and all wars. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JUNE 23
COMMUNITY CONCERT – 3 p.m. Oneonta Community Concert Band presents concert ‘Greeting Summer’ in music. Features pieces Olympic Fanfare and Theme, On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss, National Emblem March, more. Free, open to public. Lawn chairs welcome. Pavilion, Wilber Park, Oneonta. 607-437-0152.