HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29
PUMPKIN GLOW – 6 – 7:30 p.m. Take a stroll through the park, lit by Jack-O-Lanterns on the Friday before Halloween. Admire the creativity of your neighbors and vote on your favorite. Carved pumpkins must be dropped off before 5 p.m. The theme this year is ‘your favorite spooky story.’ Participants receive prizes for the People’s Choice Award and the best pumpkin that fits this the theme, and a chance to win a $50 gift card. You can also request a free pumpkin to carve and display in the park. Huntington Park, Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24
PUMPKIN GLOW – 6 – 7 p.m. Bring your best Jack-O-Lantern for display on the step of the village library. There will be spooky decorations inside and out, fall treats, and Bruce Markusen telling frightening (but kid-friendly) local ghost stories. Everyone is invited. Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30
TRUNK OR TREAT – 4 p.m. Decorate your cars and bring the kids for fun activities from building a spider, pumpkin carving, make a ghost, and of course collecting candy. All stations are sanitized, 6 feet apart. The Railroad Inn, 28 Railroad Ave., Cooperstown.
VOTE – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Early Voting open. Meadows Office Complex, 140 Co. Hwy. 33W, Cooperstown. Visit www.otsegocounty.com/departments/board_of_elections/index.php for info.
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Siblings Eva Gibson, 12, and brother Patrick, 10, spent part of today carving pumpkins for the Pumpkin Glow, underway until 7 p.m. on the front porch of Cooperstown Village Hall. Then, the two began examining the competition. Pumpkins are being brought to the event throughout the hour, so there’s time to get over there and take a look. Of course, COVID precautions are being followed, including masks and social distancing, and only a certain number of the curious get in the gate at any one time. Inset is Janet Erway, executive director of the Cooperstown Art Association, which has been staging the Halloween event for a decade now. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25
PUMPKIN GLOW – 6 – 7 p.m. See artistically carved/decorated pumpkins for this Halloween season. Wear a mask, social distance, be safe. There will be no indoor gathering this year. Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com
VOTE – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Early Voting open. Meadows Office Complex, 140 Co. Hwy. 33W, Cooperstown. Visit www.otsegocounty.com/departments/board_of_elections/index.php for info.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31
PARADE – 5 p.m. Dress your best and show off your costume in this years Halloween parade down Main St., Cooperstown.
PUMPKIN GLOW – 6 – 7:30 p.m. Bring your carved pumpkin to enter in a contest or just to display to the trick-or-treaters. After the sun goes down stroll through the park and admire everyone’s handiwork. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27
COOP LOOP – 1 p.m. 19th annual 5k & 10k race through streets of Cooperstown. Registration 11:30-12:30 a.m. Cost, $30/adult for 5k, $35/adult for 10K, day of race. Win prizes for costumes with categories from scariest, to funniest, to best. Starts, ends at Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 607-547-2800 or visit www.clarksportscenter.com/events/2019-coop-loop-5k-10k-race/
The walkways outside of Huntington Memorial Library were aglow this evening as residents brought their creations to the pumpkin glow. Above, West Oneonta’s Kim Ferstler and Ed Keator, left, pose with their pumpkin creations, while Randy Keator, places his darling clementine jack-o-lantern made from, what else, a clementine orange! At right, Elizabeth Raphelson places a pumpkin along the walkway bearing the logo of her store The Underground Attic. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30
TRUNK OR TREAT – 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Enjoy games, win candy, prizes. Some indoor activities, refreshments provided. Costumes optional. No scary/gory decoration/costumes. Community Bible Chapel, 577 Greenough Rd., Cooperstown. 607-547-9764 or visit www.facebook.com/CommunityBibleChapel/
HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL – 5 – 6 p.m. Celebrate season with treats, activities. Hunt College Union, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2514.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, OCT. 29
PUMPKIN GLOW – 6-7 p.m. See the carved pumpkins and hear spooky stories by Bruce Markusen. On the steps of the Cooperstown Art Association. Visit www.cooperstownart.com
COOP LOOP RACE – 1 p.m. Enjoy a 5K or 10K run through the beautiful roads of Cooperstown. Check-in/register 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost, $35. Begins/ends Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-2800 or visit www.clarksportscenter.com/events/2017-coop-loop-5k-10k-race/