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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, DECEMBER 31
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, DECEMBER 31

Ring In New Year

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CELEBRATION – 6 p.m. – Midnight. Fireworks at 10. Ring out 2018 with pizza party before parade down Main St. Ring in 2019 with performances by Alex Torres and his Latin orchestra. Free admission.  Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Visit firstnightoneonta.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26

Halloween Dinner,

& Costume Party

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HALLOWEEN PARTY – 4 – 11 p.m. Enjoy Halloween themed dinner specials, costume party/contest, specialty drinks, more. Accepting & matching cash donations for Cooperstown Angel Network to be presented to Abram Family Fire Relief Efforts. Mel’s at 22, 22 Chestnut St., Cooperstown. 607-435-7062 or visit www.facebook.com/Melsat22/

LECTURE & DISCUSSION – 8 p.m. “Civic Literacy: Engaging in American Society & Government Today” with Chris Di Donna, expert speaker, engaged member of local community holding BA of History & Political Science, more. The CHURCH, 2381 NY-205, Mt Vision. 607-638-5119 or visit www.upsi-ny.com/upcoming-events-news/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JULY 3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JULY 3

Small Town, Big Band

In Lakefront Park

14-19eventspageCONCERT – 7 p.m. Small Town Big Band features 14 piece band performing music from the ‘30s to present in the style of the Big Band Era. Lakefront Park, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-5256 or visit richcooperstown.org/lakefront-concert-series/

INDEPENDENCE DAY PARTY – 3:30 p.m. Bring the kids to learn about the 4th of July, hear stories, make independence day crafts. Arkell Museum, 2 Eries Blvd., Canajoharie. Call 518-673-2314 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, DEC. 24
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, DEC. 24

Christmas Eve Pageants & Services

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CHRISTMAS PAGEANT – 10:30 a.m. Celebrate the holiday with the family. Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta. 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-3491 or visit www.facebook.com/UUSOneonta/

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES – 10:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. & 11 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight and Communion Services. Elm Park united Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-6533 or visit elmparkumconeonta.org

Revelers Enjoy Masquerade at Oneonta Boys & Girls Club

Revelers Enjoy Masquerade

At Oneonta Boys, Girls Club

Fran Colone, Oneonta, dances with Sharon Edwards, Oneonta, at the Masquerade Ball & Casino Night fundraiser at the Oneonta Boys & Girls Club Saturday night. Revelers also enjoyed casino games staffed by the Hartwick College men’s soccer team, open bar, silent auction, Cajun hors d’oeuvres served by members of Phi Sigma Phi, and the musical talents of the Jim Johnson & Friends band. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAR. 4
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAR. 4

Take A Hike With OCCA

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SNOWSHOE HIKE – Noon-4 p.m. 3.5 hour hike to begin the nature hike series. Highlights include a 30-foot waterfall, the history of the park as told by your guide, Steve, and the Sphagnum bog known as Mud Lake. Riddell State Park. Info, occainfo.org/calendar/snowshoe-hike-mud-lake/ or call 607-547-4488

RE-OPENING PARTY – 9 a.m.-Noon. Enjoy a free workout, tour the training studio, and more. Healthlinks @ Foxcare, Oneonta. Info, healthlinksoneonta.com or call (607)431-5454

STREAMING COMIC-CON – Noon-8 p.m. Listen to guest speakers, find out what’s next for your favorite creative teams, and pose questions to special guests. Secret Comix Cave, 453 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/secretcomixcave/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEB. 4
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEB. 4

Enjoy Final Day-Long Celebration

Of Coop’s  50th Winter Carnival

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FUN IN THE SNOW! Final day of the 50th anniversary Cooperstown Winter Carnival features snowman building, soup’n’ chili, soccer slushing in Pioneer Park,  the “Fatty Bumppo” bike race ghost tours, wine tasting, a chicken wing competition, the Fire & Ice Bar at The Otesaga, Annie & The Hedonists concert, and the carnival closer.  For full schedule of events, see  www.cooperstownwintercarnival.com/event-schedule

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DEC. 31
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DEC. 31

Ready To Kick Off New Year?

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New Years Eve!!!

FROSTBITE 5K – 1 p.m. 3rd race of the O’town Triple Crown. Begins on Market St., Oneonta near Sidney Federal Credit Union. Info, www.oneontaymca.org

NEW YEAR’S EVE DANCE PARTY FUNDRAISER – 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Come out to support the Standing Rock Medic and Healer Council with DJ Raphael. Tickets at door $25. Cantina de Salsa, 11 Main St., Cherry Valley. Info, www.facebook.com/events/249553308797227/

NEW YEAR PARTY – 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ring in the new year with champagne and a midnight breakfast buffet with Burning Moonlight. Timber Creek Saloon and Restaurant, 2957 ST. HWY. 23, West Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/TimberCreekLLC/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7

Protecting Your Four Legged Family

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We still have 6 families in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program in need of a benefactor this holiday season. CLICK HERE to learn how you can help them.

RABIES CLINIC – 4-6 p.m. Free rabies vaccination for cats, dogs, ferrets. Previous certificate must be presented for 3-year booster. Dogs on leash; cats and ferrets in pillow case or carrier. Limit of 15 pets per person. Susquehanna Animal Shelter, 4841 NY 28, Cooperstown. Info, (607) 547-4230 or CLICK HERE to visit the susquehanna animal shelter website.

HOLIDAY MARKET – 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Open house, art display, and handmade gifts. Cherry Branch Gallery, 25 Main St., Cherry Valley. Info, cherrybranchgallery.com

WINE TASTING – 6 p.m. Sampling of fine wines paired with a plate of food to compliment. Stella Luna Ristorante. 58-60 Market St, Oneonta. Info, www.stellalunas.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOV. 20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOV. 20

With Santa, Decorate

Downtown Cooperstown

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To Learn How You Can Help Area Families This Holiday Season CLICK HERE.

SANTA’S COTTAGE –2 p.m. Decorating Party. Help Cooperstown Committee decorate Santa’s cottage and the village lampposts for the holidays. All decorations provided; please bring wirecutters, gloves, and ladders, if available. Meet in Pioneer Park. Free photo of your family in front of Santa’s Cottage as a thank you. To reserve a pole, email Meg Kiernan, megk@oecblue.com Meet in Pioneer Park, Cooperstown.

FILM SERIES –2 p.m. “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” (1952). Fenimore Auditorium, 5798 NY-80, Cooperstown fenimoreartmuseum.org/fenimore/films

CELEBRATE NATIVE AMERICAN MONTH – 1 p.m. Roger Longtoe Sheehan, Chief of the El Nu Abenaki tribe of Vermont, will tell traditional tales and display tools and crafts of Northeastern woodland cultures. Program is free and open to the public. Suny Oneonta College Camp Lodge, 119 Hoffman Rd., Oneonta. For more info call 436-3455 or CLICK HERE.

PROGRAM – 3 p.m. “The Very Greatest Victory: Recognizing Women’s Right to Vote in NY State” with Dr. Susan Goodler. Friends of the Village Library Lecture Series. Village Meeting room, Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Info @ Sunday Programs page villagelibraryofcooperstown.org

Happenin’ Otsego Saturday, Nov. 5
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY NOV. 5

Farmers Museum Conference

Examines Ag Climate Change

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FOOD & FARMING CONFERENCE – 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The Farmers’ Museum Conference on Food & Farming 2016: Climate Change & Its Impact on Farming in Central New York. Info, http://www.farmersmuseum.org/food-farm

LATINO COMMUNITY BAZAAR – 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at Cooperstown Baptist Church, Elm Street.  Everyone welcome. Offering arts, music, and activities presented by CCS Spanish classes to encourage familiarity with the Spanish language and Hispanic Culture. Everyone is encouraged to participate by bringing an item reflecting your families own immigration or migration story. Donations benefit the Children’s Home in Azacualpa, Honduras. Info, william.walker@oneonta.edu or (607)547-2586 or check out the FACEBOOK page.

CRAFT FAIR – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Milford Central School Gym, 42 W. Main St., Milford. Info, web.milfordcentral.org

EXHIBITION – 10 a.m.-4 p.m.Final day for exhibits “Oneonta & Aviation History” and “183 Main Street: 150 Years of History.” Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. Info: (607)432-0960 or http://www.oneontahistory.org/

GALA – 6:30 p.m. A.O. Fox Hospital 26th annual gala. 1920s soiree @ The Fox Speakeasy. Market style dining, open bar, benefit wine pull 6:30-8:30 p.m. Music by Blues Maneuver and The Honey Taps. Guests encouraged to dress the era. $150 per person. The Fox care Center, One Fox care Dr., Oneonta. Info, reservations: (607)431-5472, foxgala@aofmh.org or http://wzozfm.com/26th-fox-hospital-gala-features-1920s-soiree/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, OCT. 31
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, OCT. 31

Cooperstown, Oneonta

Halloween Parades Today

halloween_moon_0COOPERSTOWN PARADE – 5-6 p.m., Line up in Cooper Park, parade down Main St., Cooperstown.

ONEONTA TREAT & PARADE – 3-6 p.m., 7 p.m. parade. Trick of Treat on Main St. Participating businesses will have signs in their storefronts. 7 p.m. parade through downtown Oneonta. Line up on Elm St. 6:15-6:45 p.m.

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