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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6

Fun Group Dance For The Holidays

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ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – From The Salvation Army and The Freeman’s Journal thank you to all the sponsors who have made this Christmas a little brighter this year for our families in need!

CONTRADANCE – 7:30 p.m. Fun group dance to music by Tailwind with caller Robby Poulette. 1st Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. 607-547-8164 or visit otsegodancesociety.weebly.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1

Holiday Market Kick-Off Event

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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.

HOLIDAY KICK-OFF – 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Enjoy historic village, holiday spirit. Includes Shoppers Rally & Raffle, artisan demos, ornament making, refreshments, tree lighting, more. Many shops participating. 192 Main St., Sharon Springs. Visit www.facebook.com/themostwonderfultimeoftheyearsharonsprings/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23

Potluck For Christmas

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CHRISTMAS PROGRAM – 6:30 p.m. Bring a dish to pass, table service for potluck dinner, followed by candlelight service. United Methodist Church, 2878 St. Hwy. 28, Portlandville.

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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