HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 13
AUTHOR SERIES – 2 p.m. Former All-Star Outfielder Dave Parker joins the author series to discuss his autobiography ‘Cobra: A Life of Baseball and Brotherhood.’ Free, registration required. Presented by Baseball Hall of Fame. 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-author-series-john-shea?date=0
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JANUARY 10
DEADLINE – 10 a.m. Last day for writers to submit new plays, poetry, & prose for Fenimore Winter Performing Arts Series. Send in your works for chance to have it staged and critiqued before an audience. Presented by Fenimore Art Museum. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/write for info.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22
WORD THURSDAY – 7 – 9 p.m. Open mic followed featuring poets recently published in ‘Seeing Things: An Anthology of Poetry’ by presentation by Robert Bensen and Pam Strother. Donations welcome. Zoom conversation presented by Bright Hills Press & Literary Center, Treadwell. 607-829-5055 or visit www.facebook.com/brighthp/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8
WORD THURSDAY – 7 p.m. Tune in for reading of award winning book ‘The Ruined Walled Castle Garden’ with author Mary Gilliband of Ithaca. Evening will begin with open-mic featuring 5 poets. Presented by Bright Hill Press & Literary Center. Visit www.facebook.com/brighthp/ for info.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUGUST 28
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 for SATURDAY, JULY 4
BOAT PARADE – 3 p.m. Get out for the annual ‘We Love Our Lake’ decorated boat parade. This years theme ‘Lets Celebrate – It’s The 4th Of July.’ All boats welcome from human powered to motor powered and all in between. Participants are reminded to practice social distancing. Parade assembles at 3 Mile Point and proceeds on West Side of the Lake to Lakefront Park, Cooperstown. 518-542-6630 or visit otsegolakeassociation.org for info.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22
YULE BALL – 8 – 10 p.m. Dress up with your friends for Harry Potter themed ball featuring mocktails, food, games, some vendors. Admission, $5 with proceeds to support charity Reading is Fundamental. Ballroom, Hunt Union, SUNY Oneonta.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20
EXHIBIT RECEPTION – 5 – 6:30 p.m. Celebrate new Project Space Gallery Exhibit ‘In The Middle Of Nowhere’ by Dustin Bartlett. Fine Arts Building, SUNY Oneonta. Visit suny.oneonta.edu/art-department/art-galleries/exhibitions
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JANUARY 25
TEEN NIGHT – 6 – 8 p.m. Teens are invited to have fun featuring open gym, swimming, board games, crafts, a community services project, & free dinner for those who attend. Oneonta YMCA, 20-26 Ford Ave., Oneonta. 607-432-0001 or visit www.facebook.com/FamilyRN/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28
HOLIDAY TOUR – 2 p.m. Tour holiday exhibit ‘A Little Women Christmas,’ celebrate a Victorian Yuletide. Free, open to public. Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, 310 Genesee St., Utica. 315-797-0000 or visit www.mwpai.org/view/exhibitions/current/victorian-yuletide/674/guided-tours-victorian-yuletide-a-little-women-christmas
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23
ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – Give the Gift of Christmas this holiday season. Adopt a family in need. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ to learn how.
EXHIBIT OPENING – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Discover new winter exhibit “Otsego On Ice: Histories of Wintertime Sport” featuring Fenimore’s outstanding collection of ice skates, snow shoes, sleds, more. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26
HAUNTED HOUSE – 6 – 10 p.m. Get your heart racing as you explore house filled with terrifying creatures, specters, more. Recommended ages 12+. Admission, $2 or donation to Toiletries Closet. Oneonta Teen Center, 4 Academy St., Oneonta. 607-441-3999 or visit www.facebook.com/oneonta.teencenter