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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Film Screening ‘The Pollinators’ With Oneonta Federated Garden Club 06-11-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for  THURSDAY, JUNE 11

Oneonta Garden Club

Screens ‘The Pollinators’

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FILM SCREENING – 7 – 9 p.m. Join the Oneonta Federated Garden Club for free virtual screening of ‘The Pollinators,’ a documentary film following migratory beekeepers around the country as they pollinate commercial fields. Learn about the challenges facing the beekeepers and our current food system. Live panel discussion and Q&A to follow. Registration required. www.facebook.com/Oneonta-Federated-Garden-Club-133855897358767/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2020
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MARCH 9

Make Bird Friendly Garden 

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GARDEN CLUB – 7 p.m. Rick Marci presents ‘Attracting Birds Throughout The Year’ on how to create bird friendly ecosystem using plants, food, feeders. Illustrated through use of Rick’s excellent pictures. St. James Episcopal Church, 305 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-1458 or visit www.facebook.com/Oneonta-Federated-Garden-Club-133855897358767/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6

Fun Group Dance For The Holidays

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ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – From The Salvation Army and The Freeman’s Journal thank you to all the sponsors who have made this Christmas a little brighter this year for our families in need!

CONTRADANCE – 7:30 p.m. Fun group dance to music by Tailwind with caller Robby Poulette. 1st Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. 607-547-8164 or visit otsegodancesociety.weebly.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JUNE 15
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JUNE 15

Lumberjack Competition, Festival

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OUTDOOR GAMES – 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Features lumberjack competition, BBQ contest, open obstacle course, more. Alden Field, 2 Genesee St., Cherry Valley. E-mail cwatbeau@gmail.com or visit cherryvalleyoutdoorgames.com

ART IN BLOOM – 5 – 7 p.m. Opening reception for show featuring flower arrangements by the Oneonta Garden Club interpreting works from the Mansion Show. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/event/art-in-bloom-2018-floral-exhibit/?instance_id=1031

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 2
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 2

Great Retirement Rumpus

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COMMUNITY CELEBRATION – 3 – 9 p.m. Great Retirement Rumpus celebrating the career of Martha Van Burek, Executive Director of West Kortright Center. Includes pet parade, Shakespeare retrospective performances, Brooks BBQ dinner, dancing. Admission by donation, RSVP appreciated. West Kortright Center, 49 West Kortright Church Rd., East Meredith. Call 607-278-5454 or visit westkc.org/event/community-celebration-marthas-retirement/

PRIDEFEST – Noon – 8 p.m. Celebrate human diversity, raise awareness in the community. Gather at Noon, rally at 1, parade thru downtown Oneonta at 2, family friendly festival 3-8 p.m. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. Call 607-386-1508 or visit www.facebook.com/otsegopride/

Arrangements Abound At Annual Garden Club Meeting

Arrangements Abound At

Garden Club Annual Meeting

Bob Opalecky, Oneonta, left, helps Gary Buman, Otego, former owner of Gary’s Flowers, display a freshly made flower arrangement this evening at St. James Episcopal Church, Oneonta, during a demonstration at the Oneonta Federated Garden Club’s annual meeting. All the creations were auctioned off at the end of the event. After Thanksgiving, the club will be hosting the Greens Workshop at St. James Nov. 27-30 in preparation of its annual Greens Sale & Holiday Bazaar on Dec. 1. The public is welcome. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, NOV. 13
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, NOV. 13

Ideas For Holiday Arrangements

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GARDEN CLUB – 7 p.m. Find new ideas for Holiday Arrangements presented by Gary Burman and Bob Opalecky. Complete arrangements will be raffled off. Refreshments included. St., James Episcopal Church, 305 Main St, Oneonta. E-mail Angie.Eichler@oneonta.edu.

POETRY WORKSHOP – 1:30-3 p.m. Write poetry, songs with John Michael Zov. The Turning Point, 22 Elm St., Oneonta. Call (607)267-4435, e-mail kyle@friendsofrecoverydo.org or visit www.friendsofrecoverydo.org/events

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, OCT. 9
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, OCT. 9

Orchids Around The World

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COLUMBUS DAY
GARDEN CLUB – 7 p.m. Orchid expert Glen Decker presents to the Oneonta Federated Garden Club on his experiences traveling the world in search of orchid species and his work to reproduce his findings. Refreshments served. All welcome. St. James Episcopal Church, 305 Main St., Oneonta. E-mail Angie.Eichler@oneonta.edu for info.

DRAWING GROUP – 7-9 p.m. Come practice drawing with a live model. $10 donation. To attend call the Cooperstown Art Association, (607)547-9777

Maple Street Park Celebrates 25 Years

Maple Street Park

Celebrates 25 Years

Holding his newborn son Levi, Brian Arenella tells the story of how, as a 15 year old Boy Scout, helped turn an abandoned lot into the Maple Street Park for his Eagle Scout project. With help from the Oneonta Federated Garden Club and the city, the park has flourished over 25 years and was celebrated with a dedication this afternoon. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JUNE 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JUNE 16

Cherry Valley Outdoor Games

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TIMBERSPORTS COMPETITION – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Athletes from around the NE compete with tools not used commercially since the invention of the Chain saw. Watch the STHIL Timbersports Women’s Division qualifying rounds. Alden Field, Cherry Valley Community Center. Info, www.facebook.com/northeastqualifier/

SUNNY MOMENTS EXHIBIT – 5-7 p.m. The opening reception of the “Sunny Moments” exhibition. This is a chance to meet the artists, purchase the art, and enter to win a quilt. The Arc Otsego’s Main View Gallery & Studio, 73 Main St., Oneonta. www.arcotsego.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MAR. 13
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MAR. 13

Find Inspiration For Your Garden

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GARDEN CLUB – 1 p.m. Oneonta Federated Garden Club meets for presentation “Creating Exquisite Shade Gardens” by Tony Antes, Federated Garden Club of New York District 6 director. Includes refreshments. Public welcome. Info, e-mail Angie Eichler, program chair, Angie.Eichler@oneonta.edu

HORSE OWNERS’ WORKSHOP – 6:15 p.m. Speakers Jasmin, Blue Seal Feed rep, and Nicolas DeDominicis, equine dental technician, present topics in horse feed as we leave the winter months and begin preparing for show season. Brandow’s Feed & Seed, 4119 St Hwy 7, 99 Delaware St., Oneonta. Info, www.brandowsfeedandpet.com/events.html

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