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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Lecture By Author ‘Just Mercy:

A Story Of Justice & Redemption’

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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE – 7 – 8:30 p.m. Presenting this years Mills Distinguished Lecture, Bryan Stevenson is author of “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” describing the early years of Stevenson’s legal practice after founding Equal Justice Initiative to represent the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children and the injustice he and his clients encountered in our Justice system. Free, open to public. Alumni Field House, Dewar Arena, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2644191

PUBLIC SPEAKING – 5:30 p.m. Practice public speaking with the toastmasters. All welcome. The White House Building, The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1466 or e-mail b.fischer@fenimoreart.org.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 24
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 24

Learn About The Civil Air Patrol

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COMMUNITY PROGRAM – 6:30 p.m. Tom LeBeau presents “Civil Air Patrol: The Air Force’s Best Kept (Non)Secret” on the history of the CAP and their present day roll. Refreshments served after. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-0600 ext. 101 or visit www.facebook.com/Woodside.Hall/

WORD THURSDAY – 7 – 10 p.m. Writers share their work followed by a reception and readings by featured authors Tom Clausen (haiku poet) & Christina M. Rau (sci-fi fem poet). Bright Hill Press & Literary Center, 94 Church St., Treadwell. Call 607-829-5055 or visit www.facebook.com/brighthp/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 17
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 17

Writers Open Mic!

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WRITERS SALON – 7:30-9 p.m. Present your writing at the open mic then enjoy a reading by featured author Bradley J. Fest. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/event/writers-salon-bradley-fest/?instance_id=979

FILM SCREENING – 6 – 8:30 p.m. The community is invited to a showing of the documentary “Screenagers: Growing Up In A Digital World” followed by a moderated conversation with Bassett Pediatrician Dr. Heavner who will present on the impact of screen use on the brain. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-2800 or e-mail cooppta@cooperstowncs.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 10
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 10

Chamber Celebrating

Commerce & Community

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OPENING RECEPTION – 5:30 – 7 p.m. Opening an exhibit Celebrating Commerce and Community. By first year CGP students, celebrates this years inductees to the Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame and includes refreshments, snacks, friends, furry friends, more. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

HISTORY – 6:30 p.m. Learn about the Hartwick College Archives, which include the Cooper Papers among other cool items, with Shelley Wallace. Free, Open to the public. Kinney Memorial Library, 3140 Co. Rd. 11, Hartwick. Call 607-293-6600 or visit www.facebook.com/OtsegoIsHistory/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 3

Student Art Shows

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OPENING RECEPTION – 5:30 – 7 p.m. Celebrate the opening of the “Our Town” exhibit by the Cooperstown High School. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/calendar-a

SPRING ART SHOW – 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. OCSD invites the community to their art show featuring works by students. Foxcare Center, Oneonta. Call 607-433-8200 or visit www.oneontacsd.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 26

Student Fashion At CCS

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FASHION SHOW – 7 p.m. 11th annual show by Cooperstown Students followed by desert reception. Admission, $5. Auditorium, Cooperstown High School. Call Nicole Idelson @ 607-437-3059 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org

PUBLIC FORUM – 6:30 – 9 p.m. Discussion on “Editing Evolution: Rewriting the Human Genome” with featured speaker Dr. Jill Fielhaber, SUNY Oneonta Department of Biology. A.J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-436-2011 or visit www.facebook.com/AJReadSDC/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 19
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 19

‘To Grow A Farmer’ Exhibit

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OPENING RECEPTION – 5 – 7 p.m. Exhibit “To Grow A Farmer,” a photographic essay of farming families in upstate New York. Project Space Gallery, Fine Arts Center, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-436-3456 or visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/1977291

WRITERS SALON – 7:30 – 9 p.m. Present your writing at the open mic then enjoy a reading by the featured author John Verdon, author of the Dave Gurney series of mystery thrillers – international bestsellers. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/event/writers-salon-john-verdon/?instance_id=978

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 12
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 12

Dance Traditions

Of North America

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BUCKLEY LECTURE – 7:30 p.m. Mick Moloney presents “Close to the Floor? Percussive Dance Traditions in North America,” discussing the evolution and relationships between many percussive dance forms in North America. Free, open to the public. Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-2586 or e-mail boudch81@oneonta.edu

SCIENCE WORKSHOP – 1 – 2 p.m. “Uncovering the Past Through Archaeology,” features practical dig workshop, great for children 8+. Free, registration required. A.J. Read Science Discovery Center, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-436-2011 or visit www.facebook.com/AJReadSDC/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 5
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 5

Urban Renewal Panel

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COMMUNITY PROGRAM – 5:30 p.m. Panel on “Downtown Renewal: Community Economic Revitalization” featuring panelists Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig, Cooperstown Mayor Jeff Katz, Sociology Chair Dr. Alex Thomas, President/CEO Otsego Co. Chamber of Commerce Barbara Ann Heegan, more. Presentation followed by audience Q&A. Free, open to the public. Otsego Grille, Morris Complex, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-436-3498.

SENIOR PLAY – 7 – 9:30 p.m. CCS produciton of “Almost. Maine.” Auditorium, Cooperstown High School. Call 607-547-8181 or visit www.cooperstowncs.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAR. 29
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAR. 29

Film Society Presents

‘Heaven Can Wait’

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FILM SOCIETY – 7 – 8:40 p.m. The Film Society of Cooperstown presents “Heaven Can Wait” which follows a star football player who dies prematurely and is placed in the body of a corporate magnate. Cooperstown Village Library. Call 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/

READING SERIES – 7:30 p.m. Melora Wolff, essayist & prose writer published in The Southern Review & The New York Times, shares her writings for the Red Dragon Reading series. Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-436-3446 or visit www.oneonta.edu/academics/english/reddragonreading/reddragonreadingseries.asp

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAR. 15
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAR. 15

Showing ‘Sullivan’s Travels’

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FILM SOCIETY – 7 – 8:35 p.m. The Film Society of Cooperstown presents “Sullivan’s Travels” which follows an idealistic filmmaker discovering the true spirit of America. Cooperstown Village Library. Call 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/

EASTER EGGS – 6 p.m. Create Pysanky eggs, the Ukranian Easter eggs, with traditional methods using beeswax and dyes. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAR. 8
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAR. 8

Hour Of Art

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FAMILY ART HOUR – 11 a.m. Young students with their families learn about art in a variety of mediums. Explore art in a sensory-friendly setting. Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie. Call 518-673-2314 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar

SUPPORT GROUP – 7 – 8 p.m. Supporting family, friends of addicts. New members welcome. Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-3291 or visit uuso.org

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAR. 1
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAR. 1

Share Your Writing

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WORD THURSDAY – 7 – 9 p.m. Share your writing or writing by a black writer that inspires you to celebrate Black History Month. Bright Hill Press & Literary Center, 94 Church St., Treadwell. Call 607-829-5055 or visit www.facebook.com/brighthp/

THEATER – 7:30 p.m. SUNY Oneonta Theater dept. presents “Barefoot in the Park,” a romantic comedy about a newlywed couples emerging life in NYC. Admission, $5/person. Hamblin Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Visit connect.oneonta.edu/event/1836751

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, FEB.28
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, FEB.28

Preparing For Climate Change

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CLIMATE LECTURE – 7:30 p.m. Dr. Michael Young, Geologist, presents “Mid-Century Resilience in the Face of Climate Extremes and Population Growth: How Lessons From the Lone Star State Can Benefit the Nation,” at the Rude Memorial Lecture. Free, open to the public. Anderson Center, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Call 607-431-4021 or visit www.hartwick.edu/news/hartwick-welcomes-michael-young-83-rude-memorial-lecture/

JUSTICE FILM SERIES – 5:30 p.m. Screening of “The Times of Harvey Milk” (1984). Includes vegetarian dinner at 6, screening begins at 7. Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford Ave, Oneonta. Call 607-432-3491 or visit www.uuso.org

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