WRITERS SALON – 7:30 p.m. Open mic followed by presentation by Poet Roger Hecht, author ‘Talking Pictures,’ ‘Witness Report,’ and ‘Farmers Awake! Rally Songs and Poems from New York’s Anti-Rent War.’ Free, open to public. Presented by Community Arts Network of Oneonta. 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/writers-salon
FOREST WALK – 9 – 10:30 a.m. Enjoy a pleasant stroll and learn about ‘The Forest from the Ground Up’ with Jeff O’Handley. Walk will focus on the forest floor and how it supports everything above. Registration required. In conjunction with Glimmerglass Film Days. Presented by Otsego County Conservation Association. Meet at gate of Clark Tower Trail, Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/forests-from-the-ground-up/
ARCHITECTURE WALK – 2:30 p.m. Join Cindy Falk, Prof. of Material Culture at SUNY Oneonta, for a walking tour of Cooperstown’s spires, towers, and turrets. Tour is about 2 miles, please dress for the weather. Will conclude with complimentary hot cocoa and cookies. Meet at Otsego County Courthouse, 193 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-8881 or visit www.glimmerglassfilmdays.org
BUTTERNUT CREEK FLOAT – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Join the Otsego County Conservation Association for a leisurely paddle on the creek where you will learn about the natural and human history of our region, take in the sights, and have fun. Bring your own craft or reserve one of OCCA’s. Please come dressed for the weather with food, water, etc. Free, registration required. Bailey Rd., Gilbertsville. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/butternut-creek-float/
HEROES RUN – 9 a.m. Come Commemorate 20 years since 9/11 with local firefighters, Assemblymen Salka and Oberacker, and others. An a capella group will be singing ‘God Bess America’ and there will be a flag raising ceremony ahead of the run. Will feature a 5K and 10K run starting at 10 a.m. Cost, $20 for the 10K. Proceeds will go to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Begins and Ends at the Fly Creek Fire Station, 607-547-5469 or visit www.facebook.com/Fly-Creek-Volunteer-Fire-Company-409995299193467/
RECOVERY RUN – 9 a.m. Join the Rothenberger Road to Recovery Run in the 10K, 5K, or 1K run or walk. This run is in memory of Lucas Rothenberger and for those who have lost a loved one to addiction and to provide knowledge and education on the reality of recovery. The whole family is invited. Cost, $30 for the 10K. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-267-4435 or visit rothenbergerrun.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=11053
FAMILY FARM DAY – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Explore 41 local farms throughout Schoharie, Otsego, and Delaware Counties. Tour, try products, learn about farming from fish farming to beekeeping, more. Pick up your farm guide from participating, farms, farmer’s markets, libraries, more in the 3 counties. Call 607-547-2536 or download guide from www.familyfarmday.org
Celebrate the opening of the Susquehanna SPCA’s new building. After three years of intense fundraising in the ShelterUs Campaign, the shelter is ready to welcome the community
to tour the new facilities, participate in a ribbon-cutting (reservations required) and meet the volunteers.
At 5082-5088 State Route 28 in the town of Otsego, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 17. Call 607-547-8111 or visit sqspca.org.
SOUP TO GO – 4 – 5 p.m. Stop by from free, homemade soup with neighbors. No age, socio-economic, or church membership requirement. Just because we’re neighbors. Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-6552 or visit elmparkumconeonta.org
TAI CHI – 10:30-11:30 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. Continues through May 1. Community Center, 6 Ann Street, Richfield Springs. Info, (607) 547-4232.
JORDANVILLE – Barbara Helen Manning passed away peacefully on Jan. 23, 2019, after a day of celebrating her 81st birthday with her loving family.
Barbara was born on Jan. 23, 1938, in Lebanon, Conn., to Arnold and Lilly (Krause) Bender. She was raised in Lebanon and graduated from Lyman Memorial High School, where she was chosen for the All State Choir.
On Aug. 31, 1958, she married Charles Albert Manning in Lebanon. They shared a loving and devoted marriage of 47 years until his passing on Oct. 12, 2005.
OPENING RECEPTION – 5 – 7 p.m. The first exhibit of the year “Green: Mixing A Secondary Color with Secondary Meanings.” Featuring music by Mike Herman and refreshments by Origin Cafe. The Smithy, 55 Pioneer St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-9777 or visit www.smithyarts.org
TALKING OPERA – 7 p.m. Discuss “The Odyssey” as performed by the youth opera with writer, dramaturg, librettist, Kelly Rourke. Parish Hall, Christ Episcopal Church, 69 Fair St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-2255 or visit www.facebook.com/glimmerglassfestival/
AUCTION – 5:30 p.m. Annual event with live & wall auction featuring Phish tickets, art, jewelry, vacation, antiques, more. Free child care available. Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-3491 or visit www.facebook.com/UUSOneonta/
HISTORY SHOW – 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Visit the Postcard and Ephemera Show featuring a display of vintage postcards, sheet music, posters, documents, trading cards, more. Elm Park Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org
GARDEN CLUB – 1 p.m. Get tips on creating an indoor garden of houseplants from Tony Antes from the NYS Federated Garden Club. Refreshments served.St. James Episcopal Church, 305 Main St., Oneonta. E-mail Angie Eichler at Angie.Eichler@oneonta.edu
BLOOD DRIVE – 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. Save lives, donate blood or platelets. Community Center, Walnut St., Richfield Springs. Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org
CPR CLASS – 2-5 p.m. Get certified in CPR & AED with FORDO & the American Red Cross. Space limited, registration required. Fee, $25 due on registration. The Turning Point, 22 Elm St., Oneonta. Call (607)267-4435 or visit www.friendsofrecoverydo.org/events
BLOOD DRIVE – 2:30-6:30 p.m. Help save patients in the hospital. Donate blood and platelets at Richfield springs Community Center, Walnut St., Richfield Springs. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org