HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9
FALL FLING – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. A spring tradition is happening in the Fall this year. The Cooperstown Rotary Club presents their annual craft fair featuring a growing list of vendors, artisans, food, drink, crafts and much more. New this year is the Utica Zoomobile. Returning is the ever-popular Basket Auction. Proceeds help to support variety of local foundations. On the Lawn, The Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. Visit www.cooperstownfallfling.com
by CHAD G. WELCH • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
The Rotary Club of Cooperstown is hosting the Fall Fling fundraiser at the Clark Sports Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday Oct. 9.
Fall Fling is replacing Spring Fling. which the club has hosted annually in May since 2017, event chairperson Sydney Sheehan said. It was canceled in 2020 and postponed this year.
“We decided to hold this event in the fall because we felt that a fun and festive fall event might be just the thing to bring everyone together,” Sheehan said. “Cooperstown has so much to offer in the autumn and year-round and it’s a great time to celebrate our community.”
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
WALTZ IN THE PARK – 2 – 4 p.m. Join the Otsego Dance Society for fun evening with live music by Peter Blue and friends. Blue is a local musician, caller, & composer. The music will mostly be contradances with a selection of Waltzes. Covid precautions will be observed, bring a mask and be prepared to social distance. This is not a contradance but dancing between couples is allowed. Bring a chair, snacks and prepare for a fun afternoon. Pavillion, Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-965-8232 or visit www.facebook.com/OtsegoDanceSociety/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
LAKEFRONT CONCERT – 7 – 8:30 p.m. 3 local organizations collaborate to present this years Lakefront Concert Series. This week enjoy a performance by the Council Rock Band. Lakefront Park, Cooperstown. Visit www.wearecooperstown.com
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
BUTTERNUT CREEK FLOAT – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Join the Otsego County Conservation Association for a leisurely paddle on the creek where you will learn about the natural and human history of our region, take in the sights, and have fun. Bring your own craft or reserve one of OCCA’s. Please come dressed for the weather with food, water, etc. Free, registration required. Bailey Rd., Gilbertsville. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/butternut-creek-float/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25
CHOP & CHEESE – 6 – 8 p.m. Come help eradicate a patch of invasive Japanese Knotweed from the farm. Bring your own gardening tools, limited supply available. Afterwards enjoy light refreshments in the garden with the Otsego County Conservation Association. This is the last Chop and Cheese of the season. Mohican Farm, 7207 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/chop-cheese-the-big-finish/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, AUGUST 22
RENAISSANCE FAIR – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Dress in you medieval/renaissance best and come out for performances by Celtic step dancers, The Happy Haggs, as well as vendors, crafters, and games for all ages at this years annual Ren Faire. Admission, $5. Windfall Dutch Barn, 2009 Clinton Rd., Cherry Valley. 518-774-0134 or visit www.windfalldutchbarn.com
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUGUST 21
OUTDOOR GAMES – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Find more Lumberjack competitions (including a strongman competition), Archery, Tractor show, Tough Cookie 5k benefit walk, and much more. The Field, 2 Genesee St., Cherry Valley. email@example.com or visit cherryvalleyoutdoorgames.com.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, AUGUST 17
LAKEFRONT CONCERT – 7 p.m. 3 local organizations collaborate to present concerts at Lake Front Park. This week enjoy a performance of Barn Paint Blue. Lake Front Park, Cooperstown. Visit www.wearecooperstown.com
COOPERSTOWN — The fourth Susquehanna River Cleanup took place Saturday, July 17.
Community involvement in this project has continued to grow with more than 35 people volunteering this year. The Cooperstown Lions Club, Cooperstown Rotary Club, Rotary E-club of Global Trekkers, OCCA and Otsego 2000 as well as some individuals all made financial contributions to assist with building three new improved rafts.
The Susquehanna River Cleanup project came about because John Rowley and Maureen Rowley would walk the riverside trail between Mill and Main streets in Cooperstown on a regular basis.
They were dismayed by the amount of debris and garbage in that section of the river, including a large cattle-feeding trough.
Growing tired of seeing this, John proposed a clean-up project to the Cooperstown Lions Club, where he is a member and past president. Lions Club International Foundation had made environmental projects one of the club’s new initiatives.
The Cooperstown Lions Club embraced the project and set out to team with other organizations that would assist and guide the Lions with the project.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, AUGUST 3
OTSEGO COUNTY FAIR – 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Come out for the 6 best days of summer featuring livestock shows, rides, games, food, stake harness racing, and fireworks at dusk. Admission only $1 for the day. Otsego County Fairgrounds, 469 Mill St., Morris. 607-263-5289 or visit www.otsegocountyfair.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JULY 20
LAKEFRONT CONCERT – 7 – 8:30 p.m. 3 local organizations collaborate to present concerts at Lake Front Park. This week enjoy a performance of the Council Rock Band. Lakefront Park, Cooperstown. Visit www.wearecooperstown.com
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 10
CAR SHOW – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Support the Friends of the Oneonta theater at benefit car show featuring 100 custom and vintage cars, bucket & silent auctions, live rockabilly music by Mark Pawkett & the Mopar Cams, and breakfast/lunch available for purchase as Soda Jerks. Free admission & parking. Rain date 7/11. Action Lube Car Repair, 458 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-287-8483.
July 8, 2021
The Friends of the Oneonta Theater are hosting a benefit car show to raise funds to purchase the historic theater. Come see 100 custom and vintage cars, enter the bucket and silent auctions, and enjoy live rockabilly music by Mark Pawkett and the Mopar Cams. Breakfast and lunch are available for purchase from Soda Jerks. Admission and parking are free. Action Lube Car Repair, 458 Chestnut St. in Oneonta from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 10. Call 607-287-8483.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JULY 6
FAMILY FARM FUN – 11 a.m – 12:30 p.m. Bring the children, 4-8+, for fun program about the process of how plants, animals, and communities change through time. Includes reading of ‘A Farm Through Time’ by Angela Wilkes. Continued Thursday with scavenger hunt and finishes with historic childrens game. Free with admission, reservations recommended. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org