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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19

Spaghetti Dinner To

Support Cooperstown Scouts

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SPAGHETTI DINNER – 5 – 7 p.m. Enjoy spaghetti with homemade sauce, sausage, meatballs, rolls, salad, more to support Cooperstown Boy Scouts outings, activities. Takeout available. Cost, $10/adult. Cooperstown Vets Club, 60 Main St., Cooperstown.

WRITERS EVENING – 7 p.m. Local writers present works in progress followed by moderated Q&A session. New writers welcome to supportive community. Stamford Village Library, 117 Main St., Stamford. 607-326-7908 or visit roxburyartsgroup.org/2017/02/11/november-19-writers-evening/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, OCTOBER 15
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, OCTOBER 15

History Of Work – The Night Shift

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HISTORY PRESENTATION – 7 – 8:30 p.m. “Working the Night Shift: Life After Dark in the Ancient World” presented by archaeologist Dr. April Nowell on how night work differed in history from blacksmiths, hunters, agriculturalists, poets, rebellion leaders, navigators, more. A.J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2011 or visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2839174

WRITERS EVENING – 7 p.m. Local writers present works in progress followed by moderated Q&A session. New writers welcome to supportive community. Stamford Village Library, 117 Main St., Stamford. 607-326-7908 or visit roxburyartsgroup.org/2017/03/15/october-15-writers-evening/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JULY 9
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JULY 9

5K Fundraiser For YMCA

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5K RACE – 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Oneonta Outlaws Race to benefit the Oneonta YMCA. Damaschke Field, James Georgeson Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0010 or visit www.facebook.com/OneontaFamilyYMCA/

DISCUSSION – 5 p.m. New York Center for Agricultural Medicine & Health leads discussion with the 4-H Junior Livestock Show on safe spaces on the farm. Followed by awards for best posters displayed in visitors tent. Iroquois Farm Showgrounds, 1659 Co. Hwy. 33, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1452 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/Junior-Livestock-Show

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JUNE 11
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JUNE 11

Escape The Harry Potter Room

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ESCAPE ROOM – 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Use clues to solve puzzles and escape the Harry Potter themed room within 1 hour. Limited time slots available. Free. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/calendar/

TALKING OPERA – 7 p.m. Maestro Joseph Colaneri returns to enrich our understanding o the inventive woodland fable “The Cunning Little Vixen” by Leos Janacek. Parish Hall, Christ Episcopal Church, 69 Fair St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-2255 or visit www.facebook.com/glimmerglassfestival/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MAY 14
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MAY 14

Opening Exhibit on ‘Green’

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OPENING RECEPTION – 5 – 7 p.m. The first exhibit of the year “Green: Mixing A Secondary Color with Secondary Meanings.” Featuring music by Mike Herman and refreshments by Origin Cafe. The Smithy, 55 Pioneer St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-9777 or visit www.smithyarts.org

TALKING OPERA – 7 p.m. Discuss “The Odyssey” as performed by the youth opera with writer, dramaturg, librettist, Kelly Rourke. Parish Hall, Christ Episcopal Church, 69 Fair St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-2255 or visit www.facebook.com/glimmerglassfestival/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, APRIL 9
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, APRIL 9

Dance With ‘Step Africa’

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DANCE ART – 9 – 10 p.m. “Step Africa” introduces audiences to Zulu and South African Gumboot Dance and shares the tradition of audience participation. Tickets, $3. Hunt Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/1757779

DISCUSSION – 3 – 4 p.m. “Take Action for Animals: Animal Legislation and Advocacy,” discussing animal rights with Libby Post, Director of the New York State Animal Protection Federation. Room 304, Fitzelle Hall, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/1952885

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, FEB.12
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, FEB.12

Trends In The Workforce

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WORKFORCE SEMINAR – 8:30 a.m. Melinda Mack, Executive Director of the NY Association of Training & Employment Professionals, will speak on trends in employment and workforce development. Cost, $10, continental breakfast included. Bullpen Theater, Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-9983 or visit otsegocc.com

MINDFULNESS – 6-7 p.m. Come prepared to discuss “Peace Is Every Step” by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. The Green Toad Bookstore, 198 Main St., Oneonta. Call 607-433-8898 or visit www.facebook.com/TheGreenToadBookstore/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JAN. 8
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JAN. 8

Mindfulness Book Discussion

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BOOK CLUB – 6-7 p.m. Discuss “How To Sit” by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh at this Mindfulness focused book club. The Green Toad Bookstore, 198 Main St., Oneonta. Call 607-433-8898 or visit www.facebook.com/TheGreenToadBookstore/

YARN WORKSHOP – 5-6:30 p.m. Work with instructor Tori to create something for yourself or loved one. All skill levels welcome! Create mittens, hats, more. The Turning Point, 22 Elm St., Oneonta. Call (607)267-4435 or e-mail kyle@friendsofrecoverydo.org or visit www.friendsofrecoverydo.org/events

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, NOV. 20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, NOV. 20

Open Auditions For

‘Love Loss & What I Wore’

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AUDITIONS – 7-9 p.m. Try out for a part in “Love Loss and What I Wore.” A series of funny, touching vignettes, monologues about women’s relationships with their mothers, clothes, others. Roles ope for 5-15 women of all ages, teen through mature adults. The Production Center, The Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-432-5407.

OPEN PLAY – 3:30-7:30 p.m. Tinker with 3-D printing. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call (607)432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/calendar/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, OCT. 23
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, OCT. 23

Stress Management Workshop

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STRESSBUSTERS – 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monthly class with Bonni Canavan and Jackie Madden offering you simple tips and tricks to reduce stress and enhance your peace of mind. Free and open to the public. 3rd Floor Community Room, Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-316-8341 or visit hmloneonta.org/calendar/

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

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, AUG. 9

Past, Present, Future

Of Downtown Oneonta

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DRI WALKING TOUR – 7 p.m. Explore Main and Market Street areas covered by the Downtown Revitalization Initiative with Mayor Gary Herzig and the Greater Oneonta Historical Society. Learn about the Past, Present, and Future of Downtown Oneonta. Call (607)432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org

THEATER – 7 p.m. The Glimmer Globe Theater presents William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call (607) 547-1492 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/A-Midsummer-Nights-Dream

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14

Baseball Author

John Carvalho Q&A

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BASEBALL AUTHOR – 1 p.m. John Carvalho, author of “Frick: Baseball’s Third Commissioner,” comes to the Baseball Hall of Fame to discuss the book and take questions from the audience, followed by a book signing. Bullpen Theater, Baseball Hall of Fame. Info, baseballhall.org/events/author-series-john-carvalho

FLAG BURNING – 6 p.m. This Flag Day, the American Legion and the local Boy Scouts host an American Flag Burning Ceremony to respectfully dispose of damaged American Flags. The Soldiers’ Monument, Commercial St., Gilbertsville. E-mail Roberta Halbert berth@frontiernet.net or call (607)783-2691

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MAY 15
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MAY 15

‘Abstraction’ At The Smithy

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OPENING RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. The first exhibit of the season, “Abstraction” – emerging images and interpretations. The Smithy, Cooperstown. Info, www.smithyarts.org

SPAGHETTI DINNER – 5-7 p.m. Enjoy a dinner with homemade sauch, sausage and meatballs, bread, salad, drinks, and dessert. Take out available. Support the Boy Scouts. Cooperstown Vets Club, 60 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, Maria Deysenroth, mariadeysenroth@yahoo.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MAR. 20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MAR. 20

Eat Spaghetti, Support Scouts 

14-19eventspageSPAGHETTI DINNER – 5-7 p.m. Homemade dinner to support the Boy Scouts. Cost, $10 adults, $8 children. Cooperstown Vets Club, 60 Main St, Cooperstown. Info, Maria Deysenroth mariadeysenroth@yahoo.com

OPEN PLAY – 3:30-7:30 p.m. Work on your 3-D Print designs. NY Room, Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/calendar/

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