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So Long, Christmas 2018!

So Long, Christmas 2018!

Santa’s Cottage, removed from Cooperstown’s Pioneer Park on Saturday, sits a bit forlornly at the village DPW on Linden Avenue today, amidst discarded Christmas trees, (which residents may drop on the curb through the end of the month for municipal pickup). Fear not, the holiday season is only 11 months away, and Santa’s Cottage will be safely stored until then. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, DECEMBER 17
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, DECEMBER 17

Meeting On Oneonta Theater

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PUBLIC MEETING – 7 p.m. Meeting on Oneonta Theater. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org

VISIT SANTA – 3 – 6 p.m. Visit & Take pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus. Santa’s Cottage, Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. 607-547-9983 or visit www.thisiscooperstown.com/events/santa-his-main-street-cottage-cooperstown

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30

Celebration of Carols

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CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Catskill Choral Society presents “NOEL! A Celebration of Carols Past and Present” featuring Messe de minuit pour Noel, more with artistic director/conductor Dr. G. Roberts Kolb. Tickets $22/adult at-door. Auditorium, Cooperstown High School. 607-431-6060 or visit catskillchoralsociety.com

GARDEN CLUB – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Holiday Greens Sale & Luncheon features wreaths, fresh arrangements, holiday bake sale and soups and sandwiches at the luncheon. Proceeds used to beautify downtown Oneonta. St. James Episcopal Church, 300 Main St., Oneonta. E-mail millerwillis3@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/Oneonta-Federated-Garden-Club-133855897358767/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25

Pictures With Santa

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VISIT SANTA – Noon – 4 p.m. Visit & Take pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus. Noon-2 take pictures with pets, 2-4 pictures without pets. Santa’s Cottage, Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. 607-547-9983 or visit cooperstownchamber.org/santas-house-in-cooperstown/

PRESENTATION – 6 p.m. Otsego Pride Alliance presents “Know Your Rights” with speaker from NYS government on LGBTQ+ rights in NYS, what to do when those are violated. Unitarian Universalist Soceity of Oneonta, 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta. 607-432-3491 or visit www.facebook.com/UUSOneonta/

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24

Adorn-A-Door Wreath Festival

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WREATH FESTIVAL – 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Find beautiful wreathes up for auction at Adorn-A-Door Wreath Festival. Cooperstown Art Association. 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com

FORGE & FEAST – 7 p.m. Come dressed as a viking with a dish for the feast at 7:30, followed by LARPing competition to determine greatest warrior. Oneonta Teen Center, 4 Academy St., Oneonta. 607-433-2009.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23

Thanksgiving On The Farm

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FARM THANKSGIVING – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Walk off Thanksgiving dinner with a stroll through the historic village, see treats baked at lippitt farmstead, find recipes at print shop, ride carousel, more. Continues 11/24. Admission free by donation. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/Thanksgiving-at-the-Farm

SANTA ARRIVES – 5 p.m. Celebrate Santa’s arrival for holiday season at Santa’s Cottage. Enjoy warm refreshments, music. Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. 607-547-9983 or visit cooperstownchamber.org/calendar-of-events/#!event/2018/11/23/santa-apos-s-arrival-at-the-winter-cottage

Last-Minute Wishes: Line Long For Final Requests To Santa

Last-Minute Wishes

Line Long For Final Requests To Santa

With Santa and Mrs. Claus taking final Christmas wishes, the line was still long a few minutes ago with youngsters waiting to share their Christmas wishes with the couple at Santa’s Cottage in Cooperstown’s Pioneer Park. Top, Gunnar Lee, 6, and brother Cash, 3, of Fly Creek, pose with dad Justin on the sleigh in front of the cottage. At right, Margaret Wolfert, 3, and sister Gloria, 5, of Cooperstown, wait on line with Mom Kayla and Dad Matthew.  At 4 p.m., the Clauses were scheduled to hurry back to their workshop at the North Pole to make sure their elves fulfill the wishes in time for tomorrow’s Christmas Day delivery.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOV. 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOV. 26

Pet Pictures With Santa

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VISIT SANTA – Noon-2 p.m. Visit Santa in his cottage. Bring your four-legged friends for picture. Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. Visit cooperstownchamber.org/santas-house-in-cooperstown/

CHRISTMAS DISPLAY – 3:30-5:30 p.m. Enjoy Christmas decorations, music, refreshments with the Garden Club. Free, open to the public. Memorial Room, Richfield Springs Public Library. Call 607-547-5648.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, DEC. 4
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, DEC. 4

Signs Of The Season

Everywhere In County

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To Learn How You Can Help Area Families This Holiday Season CLICK HERE.

HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR – 9 a.m.-2 p.m. featuring quality, handmade crafts by local and regional crafters. Free admission. Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine pkwy, Oneonta.

FESTIVAL OF TREES – Noon-4 p.m. Holiday Tree and Gift Raffles. Allso collecting Toys for Tots and non-perishable food donations. Glimmerglass State Park, 1527 Co. Hwy. 31, Cooperstown. Info, www.friendsofglimmerglass.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOV. 27
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOV. 27

Visit With Santa

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To Learn How You Can Help Area Families This Holiday Season CLICK HERE.

COOPERSTOWN SANTA – Noon-2 p.m. Santa photos with pets. Christmas Cottage, Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. To see Santa’s full schedule CLICK HERE.

COOPERSTOWN SANTA – 2-4 p.m.Christmas Cottage, Pioneer Park, Cooperstown. To see Santa’s full schedule CLICK HERE.

THANKSGIVING BOOK SALE – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 30% for books in 6 local bookshops. Hobart Book Village, Main St., St. Rte. 10, Hobart. Info, www.hobartbookvillage.com

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 26

Unique Holiday Wreaths

At CAA’s Adorn-A-Door

Horse hair, seed pearls and porcelain curlers adorn the wreath outside the wig-maker's shop in Colonial Williamsburg. (Susan Reimer/Baltimore Sun)

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY!

To Learn How You Can Help Area Families This Holiday Season CLICK HERE.

ADORN-A-DOOR – 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Silent Auction of Decorated Wreaths. Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. To learn more CLICK HERE.

CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. “Front Country” performs live at the Otesaga Resort Hotel, 60 Lake St., Cooperstown. Info, (607)547-1812, info@cooperstownconcertseries.org, cooperstownconcertseries.org/front.html

VIKING DINNER – 7-10 p.m. Oneonta Teen Center, 4 Academy St., Oneonta.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOV. 25
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOV. 25

1840s Thanksgiving

At Farmers’ Museum

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To Learn How You Can Help Area Families This Holiday Season CLICK HERE.

THANKSGIVING AT THE FARM – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Learn about Thanksgiving Traditions of the 1840s. The Farmers’ Museum, 5775 NY-80, Cooperstown. Info, farmersmuseum.org/Thanksgiving-at-the-Farm

THANKSGIVING BOOK SALE – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 30% for books in 6 local bookshops. Hobart Book Village, Main St., St. Rte. 10, Hobart. Info, www.hobartbookvillage.com

BOOK SIGNING – 1-4 p.m. Local mystery/thriller author Adam Cornell signing his latest book “Hollow Pointe.” Mysteries and More, 688 Main Street, Hobart. Info, www.hobartbookvillage.com/mysteries–more.html

SANTA TRAIN – 2-4:30 p.m. Afternoon train ride with Santa and Mrs. Claus and their helpers with holiday music, goodies and refreshments. Dress. Tickets $20 adults, $19 seniors, $17 for children (3-12), under 3 free. Weekends through Dec. 17., reservations required, seating limited. Milford Depot, 136 East Main Street, Milford. Info, reservations, (607) 432-2429 or visit www.lrhs.com.

COOPERSTOWN SANTA – 5:30 p.m. Santa arrives at his Christmas Cottage in Pioneer Park, Cooperstown.

FAMILY FLOAT NIGHT – 6:45-7:30 p.m. Family fun in YMCA pool Members free, family $18, youth $5. Oneonta Family YMCA, 20-26 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, oneontaymca.org

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOV. 20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOV. 20

With Santa, Decorate

Downtown Cooperstown

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To Learn How You Can Help Area Families This Holiday Season CLICK HERE.

SANTA’S COTTAGE –2 p.m. Decorating Party. Help Cooperstown Committee decorate Santa’s cottage and the village lampposts for the holidays. All decorations provided; please bring wirecutters, gloves, and ladders, if available. Meet in Pioneer Park. Free photo of your family in front of Santa’s Cottage as a thank you. To reserve a pole, email Meg Kiernan, megk@oecblue.com Meet in Pioneer Park, Cooperstown.

FILM SERIES –2 p.m. “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” (1952). Fenimore Auditorium, 5798 NY-80, Cooperstown fenimoreartmuseum.org/fenimore/films

CELEBRATE NATIVE AMERICAN MONTH – 1 p.m. Roger Longtoe Sheehan, Chief of the El Nu Abenaki tribe of Vermont, will tell traditional tales and display tools and crafts of Northeastern woodland cultures. Program is free and open to the public. Suny Oneonta College Camp Lodge, 119 Hoffman Rd., Oneonta. For more info call 436-3455 or CLICK HERE.

PROGRAM – 3 p.m. “The Very Greatest Victory: Recognizing Women’s Right to Vote in NY State” with Dr. Susan Goodler. Friends of the Village Library Lecture Series. Village Meeting room, Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Info @ Sunday Programs page villagelibraryofcooperstown.org

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