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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4

Holiday Decorations At The Fenimore

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ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – Thank you to all the Christmas Angels who have sponsored a family this holiday season.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT – 12:30 p.m. Join members of Lake & Valley Garden club for lunch followed by tour of this years holiday decorations, discuss how they are chose, what plants are used, how they work with the museum to introduce the holiday spirit. Cost, $32/non-member. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6

Poetry Slam Competition

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GRAND SLAM – 8 – 10:30 p.m. Top poets from qualifying poetry slams compete for 5 spots on SUNY Oneonta poetry slam team to compete at regional, national levels. Free, open to public. Waterfront Room, Hunt Union, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-3013.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Learn Western Square Dance

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SQUARE DANCE CLASS – 7:30 p.m. Learn Modern Western Square Dancing with The Doubleday Dancers. Have fun, exercise, meet new people. Dress casual, with comfortable. Shoes. Free, all welcome. Cooperstown Elemenrary School. 607-547-8665.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

Slam Poets At The College

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POETRY SLAM – 8 p.m. Big O’ Poetry Slam presents featured poet Christopher Michael, author, SlamMaster for Austin NeoSoul. Also enjoy performances by SUNY Oneonta students. Free, open to public. Waterfront Room, Hunt College Union, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-3013.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5

View Holiday Trees

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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.

HOLIDAY TREES – 6 – 8 p.m. View festive trees arranged by local businesses, organizations displayed throughout museum. The Edmeston Museum, 1 North St., Edmeston. E-mail edmestonmuseum@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/Edmeston-Museum-219562458817938/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Oneonta Poetry Grand Slam

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POETRY SLAM – 8 – 10:30 p.m. Grand slam features top 2 poets from each poetry slam competing for 5 slots on spring SUNY Oneonta slam team to participate in regional, national competitions. Free, open to public. Waterfront room, Hunt College Union, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2674998

LECTURE SERIES – 6:30 p.m. Learn about Hunting, role in wildlife management/conservation from 3 speakers discussing from sportsmen’s, wildlife management, impacts of lead bullets on humans, non-target wildlife perspectives. The Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/be-informed-hunting-and-conservation/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24

History Of Canals

In Young America

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HISTORY SERIES – 6 p.m. Presentation “Who Wore It Better? The Trials of Progress and the Wise “Future Face of America”” discussing efforts by DeWitt Clinton and President George Washington to make internal improvements in the young country, specifically their efforts to build the Erie Canal, Potomac Company Canal Project. Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. 518-673-2314 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar

TEEN WRITERS – 4 p.m. Monthly program where teens participate in writing prompts, share ideas, work with others. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17

SUNY Oneonta Slam Poetry

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POETRY SLAM – 8 – 10:30 p.m. Open mic open to 10 students followed by featured slam poet Hanif Abdurraqib, author of poetry collection ‘The Crown Ain’t Worth Much,’ essayist, cultural critic from Columbus Ohio. Free, open to public. Waterfront room, Hunt College Union, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2674946

HEATSMART LAUNCH – 6:30 – 8 p.m. Launch event of Heatsmart Otsego, featuring guest speaker Jay Egg, discussing basics of Geothermal energy, how far it can go toward renewable energy future, more. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/heat-smart-otsego-launch-event/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

Forests Of Otsego County

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FOREST WALK – 9 – 11 a.m. Trek through John W. Chase Memorial Forest with Forest Technician Joe Sweeney. Learn about sustainable forest management, pests, invasive species, multi-use land management. Free, open to public. Pre-registration preferred. Meet at intersection of Middlefield, Van Cleef and Pearsall Roads, Middlefield. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/county-forest-walk/

POETRY SLAM – 8 – 10:30 p.m. Open mic open to 10 students followed by featured slam poet Caroline Harvey, performance poet, punk folk theater artist, educator, social justice advocate and has been featured on HBOs Def Poetry. Free, open to public. Waterfront room, Hunt College Union, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2674906

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

Sing Along With Jack The Banjo Man

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COMMUNITY PROGRAM – 2 p.m. The Gathering Place presents “Jack The Banjo Man” performing toe tapping tunes that will get you singing along. Free, open to public, reservations required. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-0600 ext. 101 or visit www.facebook.com/Woodside.Hall/

POETRY SLAM – 8 – 10:30 p.m. Open mic open to 10 students followed by featured slam poet Devin Devine, host of Spokane Poetry Slam. Free, open to public. Waterfront room, Hunt College Union, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2674854

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29

Meet Adoptable Pooches

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ADOPTION EVENT – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Meet furry friends from Susquehanna Animal Shelter, Delaware Valley Humane Society, others. FoxCare Center, 1 Fox Care Dr., Oneonta. 607-547-8111 or visit www.facebook.com/Susquehanna-Animal-Shelter-121696841223218/

THEATER – 7 – 9 p.m. Production of Oscar Wilde’s play “The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People.” Cost, $15/adult. Amphitheater, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/calendar-a

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, DEC. 6
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, DEC. 6

Discussing Careers

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MEETING – 7-8 p.m. Long-time Cooperstown resident Bill Waller discusses his many careers, including clinical engineer, teacher, florist, politician, and author. Cooperstown Village Library. Call 607-547-8344 Visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/

POETRY SLAM – 8-10 p.m. Duo No-Holds-Bar Faculty Poetry Slam. All Poetry Slam rules are off except for the time limit and original composition. Hunt College Union, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/1654968

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, DEC. 3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, DEC. 3

Lighting The Christmas Tree

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TREE LIGHTING – 1:30 p.m. Catskill Area Hospice lights a tree to remember our family, friends, loved ones who have passed. Donate to place a heart shaped ornament with a loved ones name. Front Lawn, Cooperstown Village Library. Call 607-432-6773 or visit www.facebook.com/Catskill-Area-Hospice-Palliative-Care-85107712366/

HOLIDAY MARKET – 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Holiday exhibition open house featuring local artists. Perfect place to find that perfect gift. Choose from arts in everything from oil to acrylic, pencil, pastel, photography, collage, more. All welcome. Cherry Branch Gallery, 25 Main St., Cherry Valley. Call 607-264-9530 or visit www.facebook.com/cherrybranchgallery/

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