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Otsego County Conservation Association

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Bump In The Night Ghost Tour At Farmers’ Museum 10-16-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16

Bump In The Night Ghost

Tour At Farmers’ Museum

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GHOST TOURS – 5:30 p.m. Explore historic village by lantern light and learn about the ‘Things That Go Bump In The Night.’ Tours leave at half hour intervals to 8. For social distancing 8 people/tour. Reservation required. Recommended for people aged 10+. Cost, $17/non-member. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1534 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Paddle With OCCA On Butternut Creek 09-27-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Paddle On Butternut Creek

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FUN PADDLE – 1 – 4 p.m. Take in the sights, sounds on beautiful creek, learn about plants, animals, history of this diverse region with Otsego County Conservation Association. Bring your own (cleaned, drained, & treated) canoe or kayak or reserve one of OCCA’s. Bring water, a snack, & sunscreen. Free, registration required. Butternut Creek. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/occa-calendar/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: ‘Cooperstown Reflects On Racism’ 09-23-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

‘Cooperstown Reflects On Racism’

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COOPERSTOWN REFLECTS – 7 p.m. Join panel on Zoom to for ‘Cooperstown Reflects on Racism: History, Demographics, and Current Issues’ discussion with representatives from Oneonta NAACP, Cooperstown Graduate Program, Say Their Names exhibit, & Opportunities for Otsego. Presented by Cooperstown Village Library. Visit fovl.eventbrite.com to register.

COVID-19 TESTING – 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Otsego County residents are invited for free rapid testing for Covid-19. Find out quick, help stop the spread. Pre-registration required. Foothills Performing Arts Center, 22 Market St., Oneonta. 607-547-4279.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Art Exhibit Opening Reception 09-19-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

Art Exhibit Opening Reception

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OPENING RECEPTION – 5 – 8 p.m. Celebrate exhibit opening featuring Eileen Crowell’s ‘Plant Portraits,’ Ruben and Damian Salinas’s ‘The Spirit of Gesture,’ and Pooh Kaye. Free, open to public, masks required. Displayed through 9/27, by appointment only. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/event/art-kaye-crowell-salinas/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Voices Of The Game To Honor Hall of Fame Inductee Ted Simmons 07-25-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 25

Voices Of The Game To Honor

Hall of Fame Inductee Ted Simmons

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BASEBALL – Noon. Virtual Voices of the Game to honor Hall of Fame 2020 inductee Ted Simmons who played alongside hall of famers Paul Molitor and Robin Yount for the Milwaukee Brewers. Join them as they reminisce about the Brewers team and their journey to the Hall of Fame. Visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-legends-of-the-game-Ted-Simmons?date=0 for details.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Pull Invasive Plants On Silver Lake 07-18-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 18

Pull Invasive Plants On Silver Lake

14-19eventspagePADDLE & PULL – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Enjoy fun day on the lake to help pull up Water Chestnut & European Frog Bit from scenic lake. Canoes & Kayaks will be provided, outside craft not permitted. Registration required by 7/17. Silver Lake, Silver Lake Rd., New Berlin. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/paddle-and-pull-silver-lake-2-2020-07-18/2020-07-18/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Paddle & Pull On Silver Lake 06-27-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for  SATURDAY, JUNE 27

Paddle & Pull On Silver Lake

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PADDLE & PULL – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Enjoy fun day on the lake to help pull up Water Chestnut & European Frog Bit from scenic lake. Canoes & Kayaks will be provided, outside craft not permitted. Registration required by 6/26. Silver Lake, Silver Lake Rd., New Berlin. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/paddle-and-pull-silver-lake-2/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: On Spring Bird Watching With The Audubon Society 06-17-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17

On Spring Bird Watching

With The Audubon Society

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WEBINAR – 4 – 5 p.m. Join the experts of Audubon Connecticut and Audubon New York to learn about what birds are nesting around us, what their behaviors are, how to identify them without disturbing them, how to become a citizen scientist by participating in the Breeding Bird Atlas. Visit www.facebook.com/DelawareOtsegoAudubonSociety/ for info.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Learn About Aquatic Invasive Species 06-10-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10

Learn About Aquatic Invasive Species

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CONSERVATION – Noon – 1 p.m. As summer warms up learn about aquatic invasive species with intern Sierra Stickney. Learn what to look for, what you can do to stop the spread. Zoom meeting with Otsego County Conservation Association. Registration required. Visit occainfo.org/calendar/spotlight-on-invasives-aquatic-invasives-to-watch-for/ for info.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Planning: During & After The Pandemic 05-20-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 20

Planning: During & After The Pandemic

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WEBINAR – 1 – 2 p.m. Join Otsego County Conservation Association for free program “The Power of Planning, During and After The Pandemic.’ Join Danny Lapin, OCCA Environmental Planner to learn how communities can adapt in a post Covid-19 world. Registration required. Visit occainfo.org/calendar/occa-webinar-the-power-of-planning-during-and-after-the-pandemic/ for info.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Conservation Vs. Emerald Ash Borer 05-13-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 13

Conservation Vs. Emerald Ash Borer

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CONSERVATION – Noon – 1 p.m. Learn about the Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive species threatening ash trees throughout the country, with Otsego County Conservation Association. Learn to identify ash trees, signs of an infestation, discuss what to do once discovered. Free, registration required. Visit occainfo.org/calendar/invasive-species-spotlight-hunting-the-emerald-ash-borer/ for info.

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