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
Decorate your car for pride and join the Otsego Pride Alliance to parade down Main Street Oneonta. Will be followed by socially distanced remembrance ceremony for the LGBTQ+ community in Neahwa Park. Begins at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 5. Call 607-386-1508 or visit www.facebook.com/otsegopride/.
Cooperstown & Around
The activities include hiking, kayaking, cycling, canoeing and more.
Those who successfully complete eight of the 16 activities will be awarded an Otsego Outdoors Summer Octet badge.
Go to otsegooutdoors.org for more information.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 24
AUDUBON SOCIETY – 10 a.m. – Noon. Get your questions in Q&A session with the Delaware-Otsego Audubon society board members. Topics on everything from the society in general to birding to effects of lead ammunition. Presented as part of OCCA’s online Earth Festival. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/earth-festival/
By GREG KLEIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
Earth Festival will again be affected by the coronavirus pandemic, but this year the Otsego County Conservation Assocation is better prepared to replace its annual events with a virtual presentation from Thursday, April 22 to Saturday, April 24.
“In March (2020), I think we were all thinking, ‘let’s not cancel, yet,’ it will all blow over,” OCCA Program Director Jeff O’Handley said. “It seems crazy to think about looking back. We had no idea what to expect.”
To salvage an Earth Festival last year, OCCA kept some events going with social distancing, stressed its normal recycling efforts via dropoffs and refocused on the fly, O’Handley said. This year’s event has been much more focused to allow the group to use the virtual tools that have sprung up during the coronavirus pandemic. “You can’t do things like you used to do them,” he said. “It has been a puzzle to figure things out and you just hope you are providing people with some strong programming.”
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 22
EARTH FESTIVAL – 1 – 7 p.m. Fun Online Events to celebrate the little blue marble floating in space that makes us all possible. Celebrate with Otsego County Conservation Association. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/earth-festival/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MARCH 18
INVASIVE SPECIES – 7 p.m. Learn about the Spotted Lantern Fly, an invasive insect that poses a threat to NY’s agriculture, forest, & quality of life. Learn about the life cycle, threat, and how to recognize this insect. Participants will then have opportunity to hunt for the egg masses in March 20. Free, registration required. Presented by Otsego County Conservation Association. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/spotted-lanternfly-egg-hunt/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25
WORD THURSDAY – 7 p.m. Celebrate Black History Month with area poets online. Opens with open mic, followed by presentation by award winning novelist Jeffrey Colvin. Presented by Bright Hill Press & Literary Center. 607-829-5055 or visit www.facebook.com/brighthp/
VOICES OF THE GAME – 10:30 a.m. Continue celebrating Black History Month with discussion with Players’ Alliance President, Curtis Granderson on his career and his role as the president of the Players Alliance to better the game and society. Free, registration required. Presented by The Baseball Hall of Fame. 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-voices-of-the-game-curtis-granderson?date=0
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24
VIRTUAL TOUR – 2 p.m. Zoom meeting featuring walk through of exhibit ‘Highlights of American Folk Art’ with manager of arts education Kevin Gray. Free, registration required. Suggested donation $5. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2
FOOD WEBINAR – 2 – 3 p.m. Learn about food, recipes, and nutrition info you can use everyday. This week celebrate Groundhog Day. Free, registration for Zoom conference required. Presented by The Cornell Cooperative Extension. 518-234-4303 x120 or visit cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2021/01/05/tuesdays-2
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27
COOPERSTOWN REFLECTS – 7 p.m. Library Anti-Racism series continues with “Cooperstown Reflects on Racism in Arts and Monuments.” Panel includes Eva Fognell, Thaw Collection of Native American Art, Fenimore Museum; Tom Heitz/Sharon Stuart, Otsego town co-historian; CGP Director Gretchen Sorin, and Glimmerglass Festival Art & General Director Francesca Zambello. Free, registration required. Presented by Friends of the Village Library of Cooperstown. 607-547-8344 or visit www.eventbrite.com/o/friends-of-the-village-library-23034666815
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JANUARY 21
MUSIC ONLINE – 8 p.m. “Thank You For Your Service: Songs Of Mineworkers And Their Families” concert by John O’Connor to celebrate mineworkers throughout US history. Presented by the Yager Museum, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/yagermuseum/ for info.