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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9

Celebrate Christmas, Victorian Style

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ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – Give the Gift of Christmas this holiday season. Adopt a family in need. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ to learn how.

VICTORIAN HOLIDAY – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Celebrate the holidays in the Victorian style. Main St., Sharon Springs. 518-860-5513 or visit sharonspringschamber.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8

Candlelight & Carols

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ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – Give the Gift of Christmas this holiday season. Adopt a family in need. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ to learn how.

CANDLELIGHT EVENING – 3 – 7 p.m. Experience magic of Christmas season with a candlelit museum covered in Christmas greenery, horse-drawn sleighs, carolers, bonfires, wassail, theater performances, more. Tickets available at door. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/Candlelight-Evening

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DEC. 22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DEC. 22

Open Auditions

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AUDITIONS – 7 p.m. Try out for a part in Orpheus Theater’s production of “Osage County,” premiering in August. All roles available. Rowe House, 31 Maple St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-1800 or visit www.facebook.com/OrpheusTheatre/

DELIVERY – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Items for the Friends of Christmas Dinner on 12/23 should be delivered. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 432-1283 to volunteer.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, DEC. 21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, DEC. 21

Jewelry From Vintage Items

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JEWELRY SHOW & SALE – 5-8 p.m. Lynn & Dale Price display their rings, pins, & bracelets made from vintage buttons, bakelite, and coins. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org

CHRISTMAS PARTY – 9:30-11:30 a.m. Get the kids dressed-up in their holiday finest for this pre-school party. Bring a snack for them to share with their friends and parents too. Santa arrives at 10:30 a.m. The Gym Floor, The Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-2800 or visit www.clarksportscenter.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, DEC. 20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, DEC. 20

‘Songs Of The Season’ Performance

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WINTER CONCERT – 3:30 p.m. The Catskill Chamber Singers present “Christmas In Our Hometown: Songs of the Season.” Admission, free. The Plains at Parish Homestead, 163 Heritage Circle, Oneonta. Call 607-433-0999 or visit catskillchambersingers.com

SUPPORT GROUP – 4-5:30 p.m. A peer led group for people dealing with cancer in themselves or others. Morris Conference Center, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/1194941

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, DEC. 18
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, DEC. 18

Kids Crafting For Christmas

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CHRISTMAS CRAFTS – 6-7:30 p.m. Create something fun for the holidays. Includes storytime and 4 themed art activities. Springfield Library, 129 Co Rd 29A, Springfield Center. Call 315-858-5802.

NATIVITY SCENE – 1-5 p.m. See magnificent art displays depicting Creche scenes by members of the community. On display thru 12/21. The Auditorium, Calvary Hill Retreat Center, 290 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 432-4926 or e-mail calvaryhillretreat@yahoo.com.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, DEC. 17
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, DEC. 17

Presenting ‘A Christmas Carol’

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PERFORMANCE– 3-5 p.m. Enjoy this production of Charles Dickens’ classic tale “A Christmas Carol.” Tickets, $15/adult. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1453 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org

CHRISTMAS CONCERT – 2 p.m. “Our Lady of the Lake” presented by St. Mary’s Church. Features traditional Christmas carols sung by the congregation. St. Mary’s Church, 31 Elm St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-2213 or visit www.stmaryscoop.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DEC. 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DEC. 16

Christmas Oratorio Performance

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CONCERT – 4:30 p.m. Enjoy the Bach Christmas Oratorio as presented by the Voices of Cooperstown. Concert begins 5 p.m. Cost, $25/adult. Christ Church, Episcopal, 46 River St., Cooperstown. Visit www.facebook.com/events/909332185899869/

DANCE PARTY – 8 p.m.-Midnight. Enjoy a night of Dancing in the 90s. Enjoy the music, & wear a costume. Cost, $3/costume, $5/no costume. The Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org

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

Ceili Dance For Christmas

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CHRISTMAS CEILI – 7-9 p.m. Participate in a traditional Irish Dance performed by the Iona Troupe. Tickets, $10/adult, $5/child. Cooperstown Art Association. Call 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com

MUSICAL – 7:30-10 p.m. The Orpheus Theater presents “Annie.” Tickets, $20/adult. Goodrich Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-432-9392 or visit www.facebook.com/OrpheusTheatre/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, DEC. 14
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, DEC. 14

County Manager Or County Executive?

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PRESENTATION – 8 a.m. Gerald Benjamin presents “County manager or County Executive” followed by Q&A session with the leading figures from across our county’s political spectrum. Family Engagement Center, Springbrook, on Rt. 28, Milford Center. Call 607-547-6103 to RSVP or email ads@allotsego.com

PREVIEW PARTY – 5-7 p.m. Enjoy holiday treats, drinks, and a good browse through the creations of students and guests for the Holiday Marketplace. The Smithy Clay Studio, 1 Otsego Court, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-8671 or visit www.smithyarts.org

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

Holiday Open House & Food Drive

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OPEN HOUSE – 3-5 p.m. Holiday event featuring baked goods, refreshments, a performance by Gerry Falco, Steve Fabrizio & Friends. Also collecting non-perishable items for the food pantry & Susquehanna Animal Shelter. St. James Manor, 9 St. James Pl., Oneonta. Call 607-436-9974 or visit www.facebook.com/St-James-Manor-Retirement-Community-394485027409541/

MEET & GREET – 3-5 p.m. Congressional Candidate Patrick Ryan presents a brief outline of his positions, followed by Q&A session, followed by a meet&greet with the public. Free, space limited. Village Hall Ballroom, Cooperstown. RSVP, 607-547-7011 or e-mail melindaghardin@gmail.com

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