LECTURE SERIES – 6-8 p.m. Go ‘Up The Creek’ with Dr. Orzetti. Learn stream ecology, collect water quality & critter samples. Learn about a new program starting this fall. Mohican Farm, 7207 St. Rt. 80, Cooperstown. Call (607) 547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/save-date-informed-lecture-series/
BLOOD DRIVE – 1-6 p.m. Help save patients in the hospital. Donate blood and platelets at Main Street Baptist Church, 33 Main St., Oneonta. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org
SPRING FEST – 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Features music and events including the Ross Park Zoomobile and a Fishing Derby by Trout Unlimited. Copes Corner Park, on Rte. 51 between Gilbertsville and Mt. Upton. Info, www.townofbutternuts.org/copes-corners-park/
ONEONTA – “If Lois was here, she’d be able to tell us,” retired SUNY Oneonta professor and emphemera enthusiast John Carney remarked several times this afternoon during his discussion of local postcards during “Postcards from a Friend: A Tribute to Lois Herrick,” this afternoon at the Swart-Wilcox House.
Close to 50 wellwishers packed the downstairs of Oneonta’s oldest surviving home, causing her son, Kevin Herrick, the auctioneer, to remark, “It’s a great tribute to my mother.” Mrs. Herrick, a Philadelphia native who moved to Oneonta in 1960 and taught at Morris for 32 years, passed away April 22.
Helen Rees, a leader of the Friends of the Swart-Wilcox House, recalled Mrs. Herrick’s affection for her adopted community: Her license plate – “ONEONTA” – said it all.
Tribute To Postcard Collector Lois Herrick Planned
ONEONTA – Friends of postcard-collector Lois Herrick, who passed away in April, are planning a tribute, “Postcards From A Friend,” 1-3 Sunday a the Swart-Wilcox House. Speakers will include collectors John Carney, Loraine Tyler and others.