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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, AUGUST 18
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, AUGUST 18

Opening Reception

‘The Oneonta 49ers’

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EXHIBIT RECEPTION – 2 – 4 p.m. Celebrate exhibit “The Oneonta ‘49ers” about Oneonta storekeeper Collis Huntington who left to open a branch store and find his fortune in California, accompanied by 5 other Oneontans. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org/upcomingevents.htm

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MARCH 25
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MARCH 25

TAI CHI FOR SENIORS

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TAI CHI – 10-11 a.m. Tai Chi for Arthritis classes for ages 60 and older. Free, donations accepted, registration and commitment to a minimum of 11 classes required. Meadows Complex, 140 County Hwy 33W, Cooperstown. Info, (607) 547-4232.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MARCH 17
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MARCH 17

Polar Bear Jump

Recipients Reception

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RECEPTION – 10 a.m. The 2019 Goodyear Lake Polar Bear Jump recipients will receive their checks during a church service. Public welcome. Portlandville United Methodist Church, 2878 NY-28, Portlandville. Info, (607) 286-7101.

I’d Buy That For a Dollar!

‘I’d Buy That 

For A Dollar!’

Historical Advertising Focus

Of Newest GOHS Exhibit

Tom Heitz, local historian and volunteer at the Greater Oneonta Historical Society shows off some of the scores of historical advertisements on display at GOHS’s newest exhibit Oneonta Commercial Advertising: From the 1850’s to the New Millennium. The exhibit pulled from a collection of nearly 700 ads from the archives of the Oneonta Herald and other local papers from The Fenimore Art Museum microfilm collection. “We all sat down and went through them to pick out what we thought were the best ones.” said Heitz. The exhibit is presented in chronological order so trends in advertising can be seen through the decades. A reception will be held 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at GOHS. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JULY 15
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JULY 15

Take Garden & Landscape Tour

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TOUR – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Travel the country roads and discover the landscape and how people have enhanced it with their garden schemes. This years tour will be through the Cooperstown area. Pre-registration required for directions to first garden. All must being tour before 1 p.m. Cost, $18. 607-278-5454 or visit westkc.org/event/2018-landscape-garden-tour/

MEET & GREET – 4 – 6 p.m. Meet Joyce St. George who is running for the State Senate. 6th Ward Athletic Club, 22 W. Broadway, Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/groups/1837352163146400/events/?source=4&action_history=null&filter=events

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 2
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 2

Great Retirement Rumpus

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COMMUNITY CELEBRATION – 3 – 9 p.m. Great Retirement Rumpus celebrating the career of Martha Van Burek, Executive Director of West Kortright Center. Includes pet parade, Shakespeare retrospective performances, Brooks BBQ dinner, dancing. Admission by donation, RSVP appreciated. West Kortright Center, 49 West Kortright Church Rd., East Meredith. Call 607-278-5454 or visit westkc.org/event/community-celebration-marthas-retirement/

PRIDEFEST – Noon – 8 p.m. Celebrate human diversity, raise awareness in the community. Gather at Noon, rally at 1, parade thru downtown Oneonta at 2, family friendly festival 3-8 p.m. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. Call 607-386-1508 or visit www.facebook.com/otsegopride/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 25
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 25

History Exhibit: State Militia

& National Guard in Oneonta

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EXHIBIT RECEPTION – 2 p.m. “Oneonta’s Own: The State Militia & the National Guard in Oneonta, 1812 – 2003” features Oneonta-related items on loan from NYS Military Museum, & from the collections of GOHS, Hartwick College. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org

JURIED ART SHOW – 5 – 7 p.m. Opening reception of the 27th annual regional show, the exhibit “A Singularity of Vision,” by E.A. Pilbeam, and The Leatherstocking Brush & Pallette Club Fine Arts Exhibit. Awards at 6 p.m. Cooperstown Art Association. Call 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com

Jeff Katz Honored At Village Hall Reception

Jeff Katz Honored

At Village Hall Reception


Former Cooperstown Mayor Jeff Katz was celebrated this evening in the ballroom at Village Hall, where he was gifted a gavel, a print of the village and a proclamation by new mayor Ellen Tillapaugh, as well as remarks by friends, trustees past and present and state Senator Jim Seward, R-Milford. “I have been fortunate to serve with people of a like mind,” he said. “And I cannot say enough about all the people in this room. It’s nice to have people come to your side.” (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JAN. 25
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JAN. 25

Student & Faculty

Cabaret Performance

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CABARET NIGHT – 5 p.m. Enjoy an evenings entertainment with FOMA. Features Brooks BBQ, auction, 50/50 raffle, and the student, faculty, & family bands performing. Tickets, $15/adult. Cooperstown High School. Call 607-547-8181 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org

GALLERY RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. Opening reception for “Cotton: The soft dangerous beauty of the past.” Exhibit explores both the beauty of cotton and how it prolonged slavery in the US. Reception features gallery talk and dance performance “Cotton in Motion.” Exhibit on display thru 3/16. Martin-Mullen Art Gallery, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-436-3456 or visit suny.oneonta.edu/art-department/art-galleries

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOV. 3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOV. 3

Celebrate The Centennial

14-19eventspageCENTENNIAL RECEPTION – 6-7:30 p.m. Celebrate the centennial of the Huntington Memorial Library and hear about the history of the library, plans for the future, and get a sneak peak at the new design for Huntington Park. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org

FAMILY CELEBRATION – 3:30-5 p.m. Celebrate the centennial of the Huntington Memorial Library with the family. Includes free face, painting, balloons, a clown, classic games, refreshments. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPT. 30
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPT. 30

Fiber Arts On The Farm

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FIBRE WEEKEND – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Learn all about the fibers we use from the utilitarian to the decorative. Will include hands on workshops like rope-making, weaving, or dying and more. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown.

www.farmersmuseum.org/fiber-weekend

HOPS RACE – 10 a.m. Drops to Hops Race. Register 8:30-9:30, cost $55. Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown. Call (607) 547-2800 or visit

www.clarksportscenter.com/events/2017-drops-to-hops/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPT. 15
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPT. 15

Fall Square Dance

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SQUARE DANCE – 7:30-10 p.m. First dance of the season with the Doubleday Dancers Western Square Dance Club of Cooperstown. Ray Taylor will call, Elma Taylor will cue. Admission, $5. Cooperstown Elementary School. Call (607)264-8128

THEATER – 7:30 p.m. Orpheus Theater presents “Spring Awakening.” Hamblin Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Call (607) 432-9392 or visit www.orpheustheatre.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, SEPT. 10
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, SEPT. 10

Remembering The Markets

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EXHIBIT RECEPTION – 2-4 p.m. Opening “Oneonta’s Neighborhood Markets” exhibit. Free admission, refreshments available. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. Call (607)432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org

RIDE ON! – 8 a.m. Cyclists are invited to a multi-distance bike ride to promote the communities effort to reduce the carbon footprint and promote healthy lifestyles. Rides start throughout the day. Cost, $35/person. Starts at Richfield Springs Central School. Call (607) 547-8881 or visit www.otsego2000.org/2017/07/13/join-orcas-ride-on/

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