CONCERT—7:30 p.m. Join the Cooperstown Concert Series to enjoy the excellent classic rock hits from “White Room,” “Sunshine of Your Love” and “Can’t Find My Way Home” by Cream and Blind Faith as performed by Kofi Baker’s Cream Faith. Admission, $20. Otesaga Resort Hotel, Cooperstown. Visit cooperstownconcertseries.org
BLOOD DRIVE—1 p.m to 6 p.m. Save up to three lives with the American Red Cross. New Lisbon Town Hall, 908 County Road 16, Garrettsville. Register at redcrossblood.org
PANCAKE DINNER—6 p.m. Enjoy a classic pancake breakfast meal…for dinner! Help support the Mount Vision Fire Department, 179 County Highway 11B, Mount Vision. (607) 433-0997 or visit facebook.com/MountVisionFireDepartment
Those familiar, fluffy white flakes are falling peacefully on Cooperstown and surrounds Monday night as we write this editorial. Their arrival is just in time for the return of the Cooperstown Winter Carnival later this week, following a two-year hiatus prompted by the pandemic.
Will there still be snow on the ground when the Hot Cocoa Kickoff rolls around on Thursday night? Maybe, maybe not—no matter, because the 55th Cooperstown Winter Carnival begins in the cozy quarters of The Otesaga Resort Hotel with warm beverages, a word from Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh, a visit from the Hill City Ice Queen (for the kids, and for the kid in us all), live music by the Cooperstown Bandelions and…fireworks!
The Cooperstown Concert Series kicks off its 52nd season Saturday, November 6 at 8 p.m. at the Otesaga Resort Hotel with the Nashville-based band Roanoke.
Led by Taylor Dupuis (vocals) and Joey Beesley (guitar, vocals), Roanoke blends Americana, rock ‘n’ roll, and a variety of other musical influences with vocal harmonies.
Concert series Board President Jim Hill said Roanoke is rapidly gaining notoriety and came highly recommended. Board member Jeff Katz said their style is unique, blending a 70s rock sound with a modern Americana influence. According to the band’s website, music publication Literally Darling said Roanoke’s “… roots run deep with the heart of country music, the soul of the blues, and the grit of Americana music.”
The Cooperstown Summer Music festival announced in a press release Tuesday, June 15, that the summer concert series would be returning in August and September for live chamber music, after being on hiatus for more than a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
A free outdoor concert will be given at the Fenimore Art Museum Lawn by the CSMF Musical Kaleidoscope on Tuesday, Aug. 10, which will be led by Kyle Price of the Caroga Arts Ensemble, going through different types of music, including jazz and bluegrass.
“CSMF is thrilled to be partnering with the Caroga Arts Ensemble for our return to the stage,” Linda Chesis, festival founder and artistic director, said in a press release. “We wanted our first concert to be a gift to the community so that everyone can experience the joy of live music after such a difficult year.”
Other performances will include a Sunday, Aug. 15, concert from Imani Winds at the Otesaga Resort Hotel; the Verona Quartet at 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 22, at the Farmer’s Museum, Brazilian jazz group Trio de Paz, Monday, Aug. 30, at the Otesaga Resort Hotel and the final event in the concert series will be violinist Danbi Um and guitarist Jiji at 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 19, at the Otesaga Resort Hotel.
Limited capacity will be available and restrictions on masks and social distancing will be enforced.
Go to cooperstownmusicfest.org for more information and tickets.
THEATER – 8 p.m. Stuff of Dreams presents “Never Too Late.” Tickets @ Green Toad Book store or by calling (607)432-5407. Cost $15 adult, $12 senior and students, and $10 children 12 and under. Production Center of Foothills Performing Arts Center, 24 Market St., Oneonta.
NUTCRACKER – 7 p.m. The Fokine Ballet Company’s 29th production of “The Nutcracker.” Goodrich Theater, SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine Pkwy., Oneonta. Info/Tickets (607)432-6290, email@example.com
WRITERS PROGRAM – 1:30-3 p.m. Group to host author Shannon Delaney. She will talk about her writing process and journey through publishing. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St, Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org
CONCERT – 4 p.m. The Voices of Cooperstown to sing “Handel’s Messiah”. Tickets $20 Adult, $10 Child. Christ Episcopal Church, Fair St., Cooperstown. Tickets available at Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main St., Cooperstown or Riverwood, 88 Main St., Cooperstown or Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce, 31 Chestnut St., Cooperstown.
MEETING – 7 p.m. Fly Creek Area Historical Society, “The Origin of the Names of the Roads in the Town of Otsego” presented by Sherlee Rathbone. Fly Creek Methodist Church, 811 Cty. Rd. 26, Fly Creek. Info, fcahs.org
SENIOR DINNER – 4-6 p.m. Student Coucil hosting dinner for senior citizens. Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School Cafeteria, 597 Co Rd 54, Cherry Valley. Info, Laura Carson, (607) 264-9332 ext. 501, www.cvscs.org.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – 4-6 p.m. Pack a shoebox with items that will bring joy to children as they are delivered around the world. Collection point at Main St. Baptist Church, corner of Main and Maple Sts., Oneonta. Info, @ www.msbchurch.org/occ or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (607)432-5712
“COOP EATS” RESTAURANT WEEKEND – 11/10-13 Participating restaurants offer Prix-Fixe dinner menu in addition to regular menus. Join us in exploring Cooperstown’s finest restaurants. Info, cooperstownchamber.org
ART EXHIBIT RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. Includes lecture by the featured artist Sue Coe titled”Porkopolis – Animals and Industry.” Martin-Mullen art gallery, SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine pkwy, Onoenta. Info, call Gallery Director Tim Sheesley at (607)436-2445 or (607)436-3456 or visit http://www.oneonta.edu/academics/art/gallery/gallery.html
THEATER – 7 p.m. High School musical, “Into the Woods.” Cooperstown Central School, 39 Linden Ave., Cooperstown. Info, cooperstowncs.org
BLOOD DRIVE – 2-6 p.m. In the gym, Oneonta Family YMCA 20-26, Ford Ave., Oneonta. To learn more check their FACEBOOK page.