AUTUMN CONCERT—3 p.m. The Catskill Valley Wind Ensemble presents their Fall Concert. The theme is “Diversions” and will be conducted by Andrew Pease and Amy Hoxie. Free, open to the public. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Visit catskillwinds.com
BE AN ANGEL – The Angel Tree Program has returned. The community is invited to adopt a family and then find Christmas gifts for each of the children listed. Gifts are due unwrapped and without tags to either the office of The Freeman’s Journal at 21 Railroad Ave. in Cooperstown, or at the Salvation Army Church at 25 River St. in Oneonta. Visit allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ for details
SYMPHONY – 7 p.m. The Catskill Symphony Orchestra presents their second concert ‘Slavic Spirit’ featuring some of Maestro Maciej Zoltowski favorite works from his native Poland and neighboring Bohemia like ‘The Bartered Bride’ overture by Smetana and Symphony #6 by Dvořák. Tickets, $40/adult at the door. Held at The Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. (607) 436-2670 or visit catskillsymphonyorchestra.org
BE AN ANGEL – The Angel Tree Program has returned. The community is invited to adopt a family and then find Christmas gifts for each of the children listed. Gifts are due unwrapped and without tags to either the office of The Freeman’s Journal at 21 Railroad Ave. in Cooperstown, or at the Salvation Army Church at 25 River St. in Oneonta by December 9. Visit allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ for details
EV CAR SHOW – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. HeatSmart Hartwick presents car show featuring Electric Vehicles, their owners, car dealers, and information about purchasing an EV and the benefits of ownership. There will also be booths from solar panel installers, clean heating and cooling, other initiatives to fight climate changes. Husky Park, Wells Ave., Hartwick. 607-293-6654 or visit doas.us/hartwick-ev-car-show/
ENVIRONMENTAL LECTURE – 7 p.m. Start the Earth Day celebrations with an environmental education lecture ‘Anatomy of a Water Crisis’ from Anna Clark, author of ‘Poisoned City’ which recounts the story of the water crisis in Flint Michigan through the people who caused and suffered from it. Free, open to the public. Alumni Field House, SUNY Oneonta. Visit suny.oneonta.edu/sustainability/green-dragon-week for info.
STORM AID – 8 a.m. – Gone. Dry Ice will be available to the public until gone. Otego Fire Department, 5 River St., Otego.
BLOOD DRIVE – 1 – 6 p.m. Super Heroes in Ripped Jeans, 160 Pony Farm Rd., Oneonta. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org
EASTER BUNNY – 10 a.m. – Noon. Bring the kids out to celebrate spring and meet with the Easter Bunny. Take pictures, enter to win an Easter Basket, enter the coloring contest, and each kids brings home a goodie bag. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-376-7599 or visit www.destinationoneonta.com/calendar
WESTVILLE – Jeffrey Paul Osterhoudt, a long-time area resident, passed away Friday evening, December 31, 2021, at Albany Medical Center. He was 74.
Born October 10, 1947, in Albany, Jeff spent the first few weeks of his life in an orphanage, then was adopted by Napoleon W. and Shirley (MacPherson) Osterhoudt and came to live with them in Oneonta. He went on to graduate from Oneonta High School.
On August 16, 1969, Jeff was united in marriage to Sybil Jean Robinson in a ceremony at the Westville United Methodist Church. They settled on her family’s property in Westville and raised a family.
He first worked for Lutz Feed driving feed trucks, and then for thirty years was employed as a welder for the Otsego County Highway Department in Cooperstown. Throughout the years, he always held many part time jobs, including working at the Agway in Cooperstown, and most recently as a security guard at the Fenimore Art Museum.
Animal rescue not-for-profit Super Heroes in Ripped Jeans has named Jared Moore as its new executive director. Jared brings over a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector. As an assistant vice president in his last position within the human services field, he led his organization through strategic planning, program development, and transitional growth, all while building strong community relations. Jared graduated from SUNY Morrisville with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology.
CRAFT SHOW – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Find something for Mom made by a local artisan. There will be quilts, jewelry, tumblers and more. Enter the raffle to win a free gift and to support Supper Heroes in Ripped Jeans. Southside Mall, Oneonta. 607-432-4401 or visit www.facebook.com/southsidemall/
ONEONTA – Oneonta Police are investigating a burglary at the Superheroes in Ripped Jeans thrift store on South Main Street after the owners discovered on Monday morning the store had been broken into overnight. The store has low security so police have encouraged other business owners to ensure that they think about their businesses security and what they can do to improve it. For example, installing Verisure Smart Alarms is a sophisticated way to ensure your businesses protection. Other methods include getting security doors and shutters over your windows.
“We are truly disheartened to share that our thrift shop was burglarized over the weekend,” read a post on the store’s Facebook page. “This store is completely volunteer run and all the proceeds benefit the rescue. Not only did we sustain a loss, now we need to spend money on new equipment.”
WORLD MUSIC – 8 p.m. – Contemporary West African music performed by world-renowned vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Sona Jobarteh at West Kortright Center. $28 Non-members($32 day of); $24 Members ($28 day of); $10 under 19; free 8 and under. 49 W Kortright Church Rd, East Meredith. Info, (607) 278-5454, www.westkc.org
ORIENTATION – 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Learn the ins and outs of fostering kittens at pet rescue nonprofit, Super Heroes in Ripped Jeans’ orientation. Free, donations accepted. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St, Oneonta. Info, 607-441-3227, Info@superheroesirj.org.
RECEPTION – 5-7PM, Post Nature two-person show w/constructions by James Herman, Hartwick and Sarah Draney, Woodstock, w/refreshments. Free. The Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. Info, 607-547-5327, firstname.lastname@example.org.
HEALTH FAIR – 9 a.m. – Noon. Participate in the indoor Heart Walk, learn hands-only CPR, get free blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose check, visit the pet therapy booth, more. FoxCare Center, 1 Foxcare Dr., Oneonta. Call 607-432-2000 or visit www.bassett.org/heartwalk/
QUILT SHOW – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The 28th Annual Fenimore Quilt Club Show opens with spectacular pieces both old and new on display thru Feb. 25. Quilt Club members will be available each day to demonstrate their craft or answer questions. Cooperstown Art Association. Call 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com