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
CLIMATE CHANGE LECTURE – 7 p.m. “US Energy Transition: The Plight of Fossil Fuels and the Rise of Renewables.” A talk by Village Trustee Lou Alstadt on the urgent need to confront climate change by adopting a national carbon tax and dividend policy. Templeton Hall, 63 Pioneer St., Cooperstown. Info, Adrian Kuzminski, moderator, Sustainable Otsego, email@example.com
FINANCE WORKSHOP – 5-9 p.m. Learn how to manage a budget and file your taxes and more real life necessities with professor Charlene Deno. Includes free food and door prizes. Ages 18-21. Free admission. Club Odyssey, 22 Elm St., Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/ClubOdysseyOneonta/
SOUP & PIE BENEFIT – 4:30-6:30 p.m. Enjoy a delicious dinner of homemade soups and pie. Includes a chinese auction. Donation, $7.50 adult, $5 children. To benefit the Richfield Springs Community Center, 6 Ann St., Richfield Springs. Info, www.richfieldzone.org/ or call 858-3200
TINY HOME – 7 p.m. Rick and Christine Hulse present “Our Great Big Tiny Life – A Brief Testimonial” about creating a tiny home that has been featured on HGTV, at the Fly Creek Historical Society’s monthly meeting at Fly Creek United Methodist Church, 811 Co. Rte. 26, Fly Creek. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org or call (607)547-2555 ext. 250
FILM SERIES – 5:45 p.m. “Paying the Price for Peace: The Story of St. Brian Wilson.” Includes a vegetarian meal and childcare. No charge. RSVP requested. Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford St., Oneonta. Info @ uuso.org, (607)432-3491.
READING – 7 p.m. Authors Michelle Burke and April Ford present reading readings and signings of their latest works. The Green Toad Book Store, 198 Main St., Oneonta. Info, greentoadbookstore.com