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Oneonta world of Learning

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, APRIL 22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, APRIL 22

Discussion With The Candidates

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CANDIDATES FORUM – 6 – 8 p.m. Democrat Congressional candidates for the 19th district, Jeff Beals, David Clegg, Erin Collier, Antonio Delgado, Brian Flynn, Gareth Rhodes, and Pat Ryan discuss issues, more. HIRC Lecture Hall 1, SUNY Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/OneontaCollegeDems/

YOUTH PROGRAM – 2:30 p.m. Workshop introducing children to methods archaeologists use to find and identify archaeological sites. Cooperstown Village Library. Call 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 21

Celebrate The Earth

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EARTH DAY FESTIVAL – 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day, have fun, and learn about your environment at fun interactive exhibits, workshop, and more. Milford Central School, 42 Main St., Milford. Call 607-547-2536 Ext 0 or visit occainfo.org/earth-festival/

CIDER RUN – 10 a.m. 5K/10K run open to children and adults to benefit the Susquehanna Animal Shelter. Fly Creek Cider Mill, 288 Goose St., Fly Creek. Call 607-547-9692 or visit www.flycreekcidermill.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, APRIL 15
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, APRIL 15

Love The Life You Live

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WELLNESS EXPO – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Love the Life you Live expo features a fashion show, 25+ local vendors, & a presentation from the fabulous Beekman Boys. Meet your neighbors and find your path to a better tomorrow. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-431-2080 or visit www.facebook.com/thefamilyserviceassociation/

SUMMER CONCERTS – 4 p.m. The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival kicks off with concert “Death and the Maiden” featuring the American string quartet and Linda Chesis on flute. The program features peices by Schubert, Debussy, and Griffes. Tickets, $25. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. Call 877-666-7421 or visit www.cooperstownmusicfest.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 14
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 14

Find Unique Items

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AUCTION – 5:30 p.m. Annual event with live & wall auction featuring Phish tickets, art, jewelry, vacation, antiques, more. Free child care available. Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-3491 or visit www.facebook.com/UUSOneonta/

HISTORY SHOW – 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Visit the Postcard and Ephemera Show featuring a display of vintage postcards, sheet music, posters, documents, trading cards, more. Elm Park Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAR. 30
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAR. 30

Dunking For Easter Eggs

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EGG DUNK – 7 – 8 p.m. Bring the kids to hunt through the small pool for Easter eggs. Some will float, some will sink and the kids swim and dunk to collect them. Cost, $5/child. Oneonta YMCA, 20-26 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0010 or visit www.oneontaymca.org

SPAGHETTI DINNER – 4:30 – 7 p.m. Enjoy Spaghetti & meatballs, a 50/50 lotto raffle, more with the Women of the Moose, 87 W. Broadway, Oneonta. Call 607-441-4007.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAR. 25
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAR. 25

Urban Renewal In Oneonta

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RENEWAL DISCUSSION – 2 p.m. Panel discusses trends of urban renewal policy, past & present, locally & nationally, with Hartwick College prof. Carli Ficano, Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig, SUNY-O pres. Nancy Kleniewski. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org

YOUTH PROGRAM – 2:30 p.m. Learn to distinguish between real archaeological discoveries, and pseudo-scientific hoaxes. Cooperstown Village Library. Call 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAR. 24
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAR. 24

Music Of Appalachia & More

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CONCERT SERIES –7:30 p.m. Enjoy the lush harmonies and non-conformist songs of The Railsplitter as they demonstrate the merging of diverse musical influences with traditional Appalachian music. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1812 or visit cooperstownconcertseries.org/the-railsplitters-32418-at-the-otesaga-resort-hotel/

BUTTERFLY GARDEN – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Children learn to plan, plant a butterfly garden. Includes indoor seed starting with butterfly games, seed games, activities, & crafts. Admission, $5/child. Oneonta World of Learning, 167 Youngs Rd., Oneonta. Call 607-431-8543 or visit www.facebook.com/OneontaWorldofLearning/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAR. 10
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAR. 10

Cabaret Guest Conductor Contest

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GUEST CONDUCTOR – 7:30 p.m. 3 candidates compete for YOUR vote at the Annual Cabaret Concert featuring the Mambo Kings. Alumni Field House, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-436-2670 or visit catskillsymphony.net/how-to-help/volunteer.html

CRAYON CARNIVAL – 11 a.m. 3 p.m. Enjoy food, games, prizes gift basket raffle, the “Cake Walk” the Junior Cupcake Boss Competition, displays from Oneonta World of Learning, more to support the PTA. Cooperstown Elementary School. Call 607-547-8181 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAR. 3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAR. 3

Interactive Children’s Concert

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MUSICAL MADNESS – 10 a.m. – Noon. Musical activities for children aged 2-8 includes an instrument “petting zoo,” music technology, crafts, a dance room, a percussion room. Hartwick students to perform an interactive concert at Noon. Anderson Center, 2nd floor, Hartwick College. Call 607-431-8543 or visit www.facebook.com/OneontaWorldofLearning/

FUNDRAISER – Noon – 2 p.m. p.m. Empty Bowls Luncheon features soup, bread, handmade bowl that you can keep, raffle. Benefits the Cooperstown Food Pantry. Cost, $15 donation. Christ Church, 69 Fair St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-2627 or visit cooperstownfoodpantry.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAR. 2
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAR. 2

Exhibiting Local Artists

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MEMBERS EXHIBITION – 5 – 8 p.m. CANO members show & sell 1-2 artworks. On display in the galleries. Vote for your favorite for the People’s Choice Award. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/event/exhibition-members-show-2018/?instance_id=976

CONTRADANCE – 7:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening dance with friends. Music by Eleemosynary with Ed Bugel calling. Arrive at 7:15 for an introduction to the basic steps. Suggested donation $8/adult. First Presbyterian Church of Cooperstown, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-8164 or visit otsegodancesociety.blogspot.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, FEB.18
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, FEB.18

Freedom, Justice,

And Thurgood Marshall

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FILM SERIES – 7 p.m. The Freedom and Justice Series continues with a film charting the early legal career of Thurgood Marshall, the first African American justice on the US Supreme Court. Free, open to the public. Fellowship Hall, The First Baptist Church, 21 Elm St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-9371 or visit www.facebook.com/ctownfirstbaptist/

ENGINEERING – Noon – 4 p.m. Kids explore a wide collection of engineering kits, activities, plus a thematic challenge. Admission, $5. Oneonta World of Learning, 167 Youngs Rd., Oneonta. Call 607-431-8543 or visit www.facebook.com/OneontaWorldofLearning/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, FEB.9
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, FEB.9

Kick Off The Winter Carnival

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CHILI LUNCHEON – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Enjoy Homemade chili or soup to warm the soul for Winter Carnival. All you can eat with bread, drink, tasty dessert. Donations support ongoing ministries. First Baptist Church, 21 Elm St., Cooperstown. Visit www.cooperstownwintercarnival.com/event-schedule

ART SHOW – 4 – 6 p.m. Opening “Art in Winter: Rural Resonance” features 3 well know local artists: Tracy Helgeson, Alice Hudson, & Lavern Kelly. The Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-5327 or visit www.facebook.com/TheArtGarageCooperstown/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, OCT. 6
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, OCT. 6

Sally Ride, Space Flight,

& The Women’s Movement

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SPACE RACE HISTORY – 7-8 p.m. Discussion of “Heavenly Bodies: Manned Space Flight and the Women’s Movement,” by Neil H. Maher. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call (607)431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org

FILM SERIES – 7-10 p.m. Race Matters Film Series features a screening of a major motion picture, followed by discussion led by community/religious leaders. Films rated PG-13 or R. Free. The Community room, near JC Penny, Southside Mall, Oneonta.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPT. 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPT. 16

Celebrate The Harvest

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HARVEST FESTIVAL – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrate the fall harvest with food, music, and activities for all. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. www.farmersmuseum.org/Harvest-Festival

LUMBERFEST – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. See timbersports, enjoy activities with Hanford Mills, go on a train ride, do a project, see a demonstration, more. Free, open to public. Co. Rt. 35a, Portlandville. Visit WightmanLumber.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JUNE 23
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JUNE 23

Kids Day For Archaeology

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ARCHAEOLOGY DAY – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Get the kids out for a day learning about pre-history, fossils, artifacts, and more while having fun in the dirt with the Oneonta World of Learning. Pine Lake Environmental Campus, 1894 Charlotte Creek Rd., Oneonta. www.digdirtday.com

BLOOD DRIVE – 2 p.m. Oneonta YMCA, 20-26 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, www.oneontaymca.org/upcoming-events.html

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