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Run for the Susquehanna SPCA,
Celebrate Juneteenth, more.

Run to support the Susquehanna SPCA. This year the shelter is partnering with three local breweries to raise funds for animals in need. The 0.5K Fun Run is a kid-friendly event beginning at 8:30 a.m., the 5K at 9:15, and the 10K at 9. There will also be a pet parade with prizes. Cost is $10 for ages 13+ in the 0.5K, $30 for adults in the 5K and 10K. Age-appropriate drinks will be provided to the runners. Winners will have an adoption sponsored in their names. Starts at Brewery Ommegang, 656 Co. Hwy. 33, near Cooperstown, on Saturday, June 19. Call 607-547-8111 or visit sqspca.org/fetching-brews-run-walk/.

Celebrate the liberation of the last enslaved people in the U.S. this Juneteenth. Live music, free food, art from local artists, speeches, and more. 3 p.m. Neahwa park, Oneonta. Saturday, June 19. Visit stayhappening.com/e/juneteenth-E2ISTOP8XG7.

Hang out at Fire Pit Friday with friends and enjoy The Beadle Brothers live performance of modern country music, from 7 to 10 p.m., at Brewery Ommegang, 656 county Route 33, near Cooperstown. Friday, June 18. Call 607-544-1800 or visit www.ommegang.com/concerts-events/.

Get the teens out of the house for fun game of Fizzball with the Teen Center and Otsego Pride Alliance. Bring a garbage-bag smock, goggles and get ready to have some fun. New players are welcome. At 7 p.m., Friday, June 18. Meet at The Skatehouse, Neahwa Park in Oneonta. Call 607-441-3999 or visit www.facebook.com/oneonta.teencenter.

The Oneonta Outlaws will host the Amsterdam Mohawks. Children 18 and under get free admission, sponsored by SFCU. 7 p.m., Thursday, June 17. Damaschke Field in Oneonta.

Photos: Pride Car Parade in Oneonta

Photos: Pride Car Parade in Oneonta

By KEVIN LIMITI • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Oneonta had an LGBTQ+ car parade Saturday, June 5, with a small but enthusiastic crowd of spectators. The parade was organized by the Otsego Pride Alliance, as part of LGBTQ+ Pride Month.

Pride car parade begins drive through Main Street in Oneonta with Otsego Pride Alliance car leading the way. (Kevin Limiti/Allotsego).
Convertible draped with pride colors drives through Main Street in Oneonta. (Kevin Limiti/Allotsego).
Car flies pride flags as it makes its way on Main Street in Oneonta. (Kevin Limiti/Allotsego).
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Discuss Wartime Photographs By Ansel Adams 05-01-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 1

Discuss Wartime

Photographs By Ansel Adams

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EXHIBIT DISCUSSION – 2 – 3 p.m. Discuss photographs & career of Ansel Adams with his son Michael Adams. Presentation will focus on current exhibit ‘Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams’ and will be followed by Q&A session. Registration required for online meeting. Cost, $10/non-member. Presented by Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Artist Talk With Opera Art Director

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ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – Give the Gift of Christmas this holiday season. Adopt a family in need. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ to learn how.

ARTIST TALK – 6:30 p.m. Cocktails and conversation with Francesca Zambello, Artistic & General Director of Glimmerglass Festival and Pulitzer Prize winning poet Paul Muldoon. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served with a cash bar. $25 donation benefits Klinkhart Hall Arts Center. Klinkhart Hall Arts Center, 191 Main St., Sharon Springs. For reservations, call 518-284-2105 or visit www.klinkhart.org

3rd Annual Pridefest Celebrates  Love & Acceptance For All

3rd Pridefest Cheers

 Love And Acceptance 

Event organizer Elayne Moser Campoli, above, Oneonta, waves as she leads hundreds of participants thought the streets of Oneonta earlier this afternoon during the parade that kicked off the third annual Pridefest on the 50th anniversary of the riots at Stonewall. At right, Ryan Harrington, Oneonta, hands out rainbow leis to onlookers along the parade route as he marches. Pridefest continued through the afternoon with live music, awards, vendors, food, drag shows, fireworks and celebrations of love, diversity and acceptance. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

Pomp & Pizazz At OPA Drag Show

Pomp & Pizzazz

At OPA Drag Show

With thumping music and flashing lights, Opal Essence, Albany, struts her stuff in front of Granny Bola, Oneonta, and the rest of the crowd who filled My Father’s Place for the second annual Winter Wonderland all ages drag show on Saturday evening. At right, Ryder Knightley, Oneonta, brought his A-game with a bedazzled shirt and pants during his dance performance.  All proceeds from the event go towards the 2019 Pridefest. Their next show is slated for February. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 18
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 18

Family Dance Night!

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FAMILY DANCE – 6 p.m. Put on your semi-formal best and bring the whole family for a fun night out, families of all sorts welcome. Cost, $25/family. Unitarian Universalist Soceity of Oneonta, 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 60-7-386-1508 or visit www.facebook.com/otsegopride/

ART CLASS – 3:15 – 5 p.m. Kids learn about “The Great Wave” print by Japanese artist Hokusai, then make their own prints. Cooperstown Art Association. Call 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com/for-kids.html

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JAN. 14
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JAN. 14

MLK Birthday Celebration

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MLK BIRTHDAY – 2 – 4 p.m. Celebrate the Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. with Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 39 Walnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-431-4428 or visit www.hartwick.edu/campus-life/intercultural-affairs/

WRITING LETTERS – 4 – 5:30 p.m. Create an avalanche of letters to rise above hate speech in our community with the Tri-County Women’s Coalition and Otsego Pride Alliance. Roots brewing Company, 175 Main St., Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/groups/1837352163146400/ or e-mail tcwcoalition@gmail.com 

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