HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3
CONCERT – 6:30 – 8 p.m. The Village of Laurens is offering one last concert in its summer series, thanks to a residents generous gift. Come out and enjoy a performance of the Small Town Big Band at the historic gazebo in Knapp Park, Laurens. 607-441-5431.
OTSEGO COUNTY FAIR – 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Come enjoy music, rides, food, exhibits, and much more at the Otsego County Fair. Otsego County Fair Grounds, 469 Mill St., Morris. 607-263-5289 or visit www.otsegocountyfair.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JULY 20
LOCAL HISTORY – 7:30 p.m. Local historian Tom Heitz will present ‘A Prominent Hooker And The Naming Of Fly Creek.’ Talk will be followed by light refreshments. Pierstown Grange, 137 Wedderspoon Hollow Rd., Pierstown. 607-547-5205.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JULY 5
LAKEFRONT CONCERT – 6:30 p.m. Enjoy the 17th season of the Lakefront Concert Series. This week features the Small Town Big Band performing old and new tunes from the big band era. New this year, the delicious Mella’s Wood Fired Pizza will be onsite for the hungry concertgoers. Lakefront Park, Cooperstown. 607-547-9983 or visit www.wearecooperstown.com/events/cooperstown-lakefront-concert-series-3/
by CHAD G. WELCH • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
The Rotary Club of Cooperstown is hosting the Fall Fling fundraiser at the Clark Sports Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday Oct. 9.
Fall Fling is replacing Spring Fling. which the club has hosted annually in May since 2017, event chairperson Sydney Sheehan said. It was canceled in 2020 and postponed this year.
“We decided to hold this event in the fall because we felt that a fun and festive fall event might be just the thing to bring everyone together,” Sheehan said. “Cooperstown has so much to offer in the autumn and year-round and it’s a great time to celebrate our community.”
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4
OTSEGO COUNTY FAIR – 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Come out for the 6 best days of summer featuring livestock shows, rides, games, food, the Rafter Z Rodeo (admission $10), 4-H games on horseback, Butternut Valley Grange singers in the grange building, Karaoke contests, much more. Otsego County Fairgrounds, 469 Mill St., Morris. 607-263-5289 or visit www.otsegocountyfair.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JULY 21
GHOST TOUR – 7 p.m. Come hear the tales of mysterious and frightful happenings in the shadowy corners of our local historic mansion. Cost, $20/adult. Hyde Hall, Glimmerglass State Park, 1527 Co. Rd. 31, Cooperstown. 607-547-5098 Ext. 1 or visit hydehall.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10
RELAY FOR LIFE – 11 a.m. Join Fall Foliage Run with the American Legion Riders in memory of Robin Enck, Rider & Army Veteran who lost his life to cancer this year. Ride to support American Cancer Society in the search for a cure. Registration begins 9:45 a.m. Cost, $15/participant. American Legions, 279 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-0494 or visit www.facebook.com/alrpost259
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUGUST 14
MUSIC ON MAIN – 6 – 8 p.m. Get outside to enjoy a live performance by the Small Town Big Band, featuring 14 socially distanced musicians including music educators & a talented vocalist. Repertoire includes songs from the ‘30s to present day. Pioneer Park, Main St., Cooperstown. Visit www.wearecooperstown.com/free-fridays/ for info.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUGUST 31
ARTISANS FEST – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Find beautiful items hand made by NY artisans, enjoy food, entertainment, more. Lawn, Otsego County Courthouse, 193 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9983 or visit www.cooperstownartisanfestival.info
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7
THEATER – 7 p.m. Classic metatheatrical play “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder portrays everyday live of residents of the fictional Grover’s Corner. Lucy B. Hamilton Amphitheater, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUGUST 11
REENACTMENT – 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Civil War encampment featuring soldiers in authentic uniforms drilling, performing maneuvers, singing period songs, more. Battle reenactment planned for afternoon followed by concert. Free, open to public. Lawn, Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Road, Cooperstown. 607-547-5098 or visit hydehall.org/event/civil-war-weekend-saturday/
ART FESTIVAL – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 11th annual juried art fest celebrating the relationship between artist, landscape. Fest features contest between local artists, food, vendors, music, demonstrations, more on expansive lawn. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/calendar-a
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8
MANSION TOURS – 7 – 8 p.m. Tour historic Fairchild Mansion with Bruce Van Buren and other Masons. Cost, $3/non-gohs-members. Enter through Portico on west side of lodge. Oneonta Free Mason Lodge, 322 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org/upcomingevents.htm
FAMILY PROGRAM – 6 – 6:45 p.m. Ross Park Zoomobile presents sit down program featuring opportunity to learn about, handle exotic animals. Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 28
PARADE – 6 p.m. Following awards presentation, Hall of Famers ride trucks down Main Street to special reception at Baseball Hall of Fame. Staging on Doubleday Field, Cooperstown. 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org
ZUMBATHON – 1 – 4 p.m. Zumbathon, vendor fair to benefit Days For Girls, helping girls stay in school. Cost, $10/adult. Greater Plains Elementary School, 60 West End Ave., Oneonta. 607-643-8209 or visit www.facebook.com/Days-for-Girls-Unadilla-NY-Team-136991406948185/
Bob Jorgensen of Middlefield Center, foreground, top photo, discusses his antique tractor collection, on display until 4 p.m. today at the 45th annual Middlefield Community Day at the Middlefield Historical Society headquarters in the old schoolhouse. Listening are John Reynolds, Middlefield Center, left, and Mike Jorgensen. Inset photo, Irene Fassett, East Springfield, tickles the ivories as keyboardist for the Small Town Big Band; to her left are clarinetists Arnie Jungkind, Springfield Center, and Ed Badgley, Cooperstown. The event also features tours of the school house, vendors selling honey, arts & crafts and more, and a Chinese auction. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)