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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24

Benefit Concert To Support

Emergency Shelter Program

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PERFORMANCE – 7 – 10 p.m. Support Emergency Shelter program by Opportunities for Otsego while enjoying evening of music by Steve Fabrizio Band. Features light hors d’oeuvres, raffles, cash bar. Cost, $25 at door. B Side Ballroom, 1 Clinton Plaza Dr., Oneonta. 607-433-8000 or visit www.facebook.com/ofoinc/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5

Great War Memorials, Controversies

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PRESENTATION – 7 p.m. “Commemorative Controversies: British Memorials in the Aftermath of the Great War, 1918-1939” by Dr. Stephen Heathorn on controversies around British WWI memorials in context. IRC 5, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2842330

SIT N’ KNIT – 1 – 2 p.m. Work on knitting or hand stitching project. Richfield Springs Public Library, 102 Main St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-0230 or visit www.facebook.com/Richfield-Springs-Public-Library-1068210423236404/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEB.22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEB.22

Showing ‘Punch Drunk Love’

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FILM SOCIETY – 7 – 8:40 p.m. The Film Society of Cooperstown presents, for its premier event, “Punch Drunk Love” which follows an emotionally unstable business man whose mundane life radically changes when he falls in love. Cooperstown Village Library. Call 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/

READING SERIES – 7:30 p.m. Red Dragon reading series presents writer & actor David Mills, reading from “Talking to the Bones,” the first poetic work on New York’s African American Burial Ground, the Oldest & largest slave cemetery in America. Lee Hall, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-436-2571 or visit www.oneonta.edu/academics/english/reddragonreading/reddragonreadingseries.asp

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 13
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 13

History Of WWI, Bassett Hospital

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FIND HOLY WEEK SERVICES HERE!

HISTORY PRESENTATION – 6:30 p.m. Tom Heitz opens history season with some stories from WWI about shell shocked aviators recovering at Bassett Hospital and the good-natured hijinks they got into with the Cooperstown community. Event is free and open to all. Includes light refreshments. Kinney Memorial Library, Co. Rt. 11, Hartwick. Info, Deb Mackenzie, President Otsego County Historical Association, (607)293-6635

ART RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. Opening of “Off Your Walls: A Tribute to Lisa Rodewald” and “The Fabric of Life: Textiles From
Around the World” art exhibits.  Cooperstown Art Associeation. Info, www.cooperstownart.com

Last Summer Sunday Showcases Brenner’s New Book, Historic Correspondence

Former Mayor Brenner

Reads From New Book

Former Mayor David Brenner was reading correspondence selections from his new book selections from his book The Life and Letters of Christopher F. Kompare U.S.N at the Swart Wilcox house as the last of their Summer Sunday series of talks and readings. In his hands he holds a folio of the original postcards that were collected and organized by Kompare's sister in the 1940's. (Ian Austin/ allotsego.com)
Former Oneonta Mayor David W. Brenner reads selections from his new book, “The Life and Letters of Christopher F. Kompare U.S.N,” at the Swart Wilcox House.  Brenner’s appearance was the final program in the Summer Sunday Series.  In his hands he holds a folio of the original postcards the sailor mailed home during World War II that were collected and organized by sister in the 1940s.   Kompare, whose family moved from Albany to Oneonta while he was at war, died in a Kamikaze attack near the war’s end.  (Ian Austin/ allotsego.com)
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