Escaping mom Amanda, Ava Wilber, 2, of Oneonta, makes a bee-line for where the action was – painting, painting and more painting – this morning at the annual OWL Paintfest at the Foxcare Center in Oneonta. This year’s theme was The Five Senses, which resulted in a lot of hands-on activity. Inset, Darcie Cooperman’s boys – from left, Emmett, 3, Gabriel, 6, Henry, 8, and Avery, 5 – eyes pop as they pick from a display of chocolate bars. The New Jersey family stopped by Paintfest while visiting grandmom Donna Cooperman, Hobart. The event was organized by Oneonta World of Learning (OWL), with support from Fox Hospital. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Oneonta Girl Scout Liv Robinson, above, places a commemorative stone in the center of the Interactive Cancer Memorial & Survivor Garden she and other members of Troop 30132 built at the OWL Nest in Fortin Park. The two-year project includes a stone walkway, an interactive arbor where names of those lost may be written, and a forthcoming “wind phone” booth, where people can send their memories out on the wind. Following the dedication, each girl was presented with the Girl Scouts’ Silver Pin, one of the highest awards. At right, from left, Julia Rissberger, Bailey Roy, Sasha Dudek and Liv Robinson pose for a group photo as they cut a celebratory cake. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JUNE 10
ICE CREAM SOCIAL – Noon – 4 p.m. Bring the kids for free ice cream, fun activities, performances, demonstrations, outdoor games with Oneonta World of Learning and other organizations. Fortin Park, Youngs Rd., Oneonta. Call 607-431-8543 or visit www.facebook.com/OneontaWorldofLearning/
ART RECEPTION – 1 – 3 p.m. Discuss art installation on the global refugee crisis by artist Christine Heller. Chapel, First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-8401 or visit www.facebook.com/CooperstownPres/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, OCT. 6
SPACE RACE HISTORY – 7-8 p.m. Discussion of “Heavenly Bodies: Manned Space Flight and the Women’s Movement,” by Neil H. Maher. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call (607)431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org
FILM SERIES – 7-10 p.m. Race Matters Film Series features a screening of a major motion picture, followed by discussion led by community/religious leaders. Films rated PG-13 or R. Free. The Community room, near JC Penny, Southside Mall, Oneonta.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPT. 16
HARVEST FESTIVAL – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrate the fall harvest with food, music, and activities for all. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. www.farmersmuseum.org/Harvest-Festival
LUMBERFEST – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. See timbersports, enjoy activities with Hanford Mills, go on a train ride, do a project, see a demonstration, more. Free, open to public. Co. Rt. 35a, Portlandville. Visit WightmanLumber.com
The annual OWL Ice Cream Social was the place to be this afternoon and families flocked to Fortin Park to enjoy dancing, arts & crafts, martial arts and dancing demonstrations and of course, ice cream! Above, Amelia Mosher Campoli, Oneonta harnesses a passing breeze to make a giant bubble at one of the children’s activities stations. Right, Noah Pfeiffer, Oneonta, does his best at enjoying a bowl of brownie sundae ice cream, courtesy of Stewart’s Ice Cream. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Roots Brewing Co.
Hosts OWL Fundraiser
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEB. 2
Check back at 5 p.m. for tomorrow’s events.
3-D PRINTING – 10-11:30 a.m. Design a keepsake heart box for someone special. Fee based on weight Registration required. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org/calendar/
YPN NETWORKING – 6-8 p.m. Come meet young professionals from the Otsego area. The topic for this evening is community involvement. The Beverage Exchange, 73 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, www.facebook.com/YoungProfessionalsNetworkYPN/
FUNDRAISER – 7 p.m. Live music will be performed. The public may donate for the opportunity to perform. Donations go to the Cooperstown Lion’s Club fund to support area residents to lessen financial stress. Mel’s at 22, Cooperstown. Info, www.facebook.com/Melsat22/
By LIBBY CUDMORE • for AllOTSEGO.com
ONEONTA – OWL, the Oneonta World of Learning, will take up a permanent nest in the house at Fortin Park.
The Town of Oneonta has given OWL use of the house, starting in late August, for their play space, as well as use of the playgrounds, fields and pavilions. With this arrangement, OWL will also be able to add outdoor activities to its offerings, which include PaintFest, Dig Dirt Day and the Ice Cream Social.