HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JULY 1
SCAVENGER HUNT – July 1 – August 31. Youths and families are invited to participate in 2020 Historic Oneonta’s Main Street Architectural Detail Scavenger Hunt. Search for architectural details on Main Street Oneonta and tell the Oneonta History Center about them. A great lead in to upcoming exhibit ‘Building Blocks Of A City: 100 Years og Architecture In Oneonta.’ Visit www.oneontahistory.org/upcomingevents.htm for info.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JUNE 25
VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP – 1 p.m. Celebrate 100 years since the founding of the Negro Leagues with virtual program about their history in their heyday of the 1920s, 30s, & 40s. Learn about founder Rube Foster, and the great Black Baseball players Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, Cool Papa Bell, and many more with the Baseball Hall of Fame. Visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-field-trip-celebration-of-the-negro-leagues?date=0 for info.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24
RABIES CLINIC – 1 – 6 p.m. Free rabies vaccination for cats, dogs, ferrets. Scheduling for 30 minute intervals to follow social distancing. First come, first serve. Susquehanna SPCA, Rt. 28, Cooperstown. 607-547-4230 or visit sqspca.org/free-weekly-rabies-clinics/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17
WEBINAR – 4 – 5 p.m. Join the experts of Audubon Connecticut and Audubon New York to learn about what birds are nesting around us, what their behaviors are, how to identify them without disturbing them, how to become a citizen scientist by participating in the Breeding Bird Atlas. Visit www.facebook.com/DelawareOtsegoAudubonSociety/ for info.
He Takes Little Wheelchair With Him
By DARLA YOUNGS • Susquehanna Animal Shelter
HARTWICK SEMINARY – On Sunday, May 24, Lucia Lopez made the 384-mile round trip from Maspeth, Queens, to the Susquehanna Animal Shelter here to adopt Ocean, a two-year-old male cat unable to stand or walk since birth due to a neurological disorder.
Ocean had been at the animal shelter, located at 4841 State Route 28, since February. His friendly personality and ability to move around quickly and even climb in spite of his impairment had made him a favorite of the SQSPCA staff.
Lopez is no stranger to the SQSPCA. A recent graduate of the SUNY-Cobleskill Animal Science program, she had interned at the shelter for several months last year.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JUNE 11
FILM SCREENING – 7 – 9 p.m. Join the Oneonta Federated Garden Club for free virtual screening of ‘The Pollinators,’ a documentary film following migratory beekeepers around the country as they pollinate commercial fields. Learn about the challenges facing the beekeepers and our current food system. Live panel discussion and Q&A to follow. Registration required. www.facebook.com/Oneonta-Federated-Garden-Club-133855897358767/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10
CONSERVATION – Noon – 1 p.m. As summer warms up learn about aquatic invasive species with intern Sierra Stickney. Learn what to look for, what you can do to stop the spread. Zoom meeting with Otsego County Conservation Association. Registration required. Visit occainfo.org/calendar/spotlight-on-invasives-aquatic-invasives-to-watch-for/ for info.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JUNE 4
RABIES CLINIC – 9 – Noon. Free rabies vaccination for cats, dogs, ferrets. Scheduling for 30 minute intervals to follow social distancing. First come, first serve. Susquehanna SPCA, Rt. 28, Cooperstown. 607-547-4230 or visit sqspca.org/sqspca-offering-free-weekly-rabies-clinics-on-first-come-first-served-basis/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3
FIELD TRIP – 1 p.m. Learn about history of pop culture through study of baseball cards, application of baseball terminology to everyday life. Learn about the effect of the Civil War on the growth of the game, tobacco and gum cards, more with the Baseball Hall of Fame. Registration required. Visit baseballhall.org/events/encore-virtual-field-trip-pop-culture-through-baseball-cards?date=0 for info.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 28
READING – 7 – 8:30 p.m. English professors from SUNY Delhi share their creative writing in literary & speculative genres. Includes Q&A session after reading. Sponsored by Huntington Memorial Library. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 27
FIELD TRIP – 11 a.m. Students compare, contrast models of resolving differences through exploration of baseball’s player organizations in program ‘Labor History: Hardballs and Handshakes,’ with the Baseball Hall of Fame. Visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-field-trip-labor-history-20?date=0
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 21
FIELD TRIP – 1 – 2 p.m. ‘Geography: Baseball Coast To Coast’ teaches students about effect of Geography on people through baseball. Answer the questions where are baseball teams formed & why, how do people & physical environment influence the game, more through research and fun creative activities. Free, registration required. Visit baseballhall.org/events/geography-baseball-to-coast-20?date=0 for info.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAY 20
WEBINAR – 1 – 2 p.m. Join Otsego County Conservation Association for free program “The Power of Planning, During and After The Pandemic.’ Join Danny Lapin, OCCA Environmental Planner to learn how communities can adapt in a post Covid-19 world. Registration required. Visit occainfo.org/calendar/occa-webinar-the-power-of-planning-during-and-after-the-pandemic/ for info.
INDEX – With construction underway at the new Animal Shelter here, Susquehanna SPCA today announced receiving a $100,000 challenge grant, which will match every dollar contributed to the $5 million project between now and Aug. 1.
“To have an anonymous donor offer us a challenge grant of this magnitude at such a crucial time for our project is truly amazing,” said SQSPCA Executive Director Stacie Haynes.