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Thanksgiving

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30

Celebrate Thanksgiving On The Farm

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ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – Give the Gift of Christmas this holiday season. Adopt a family in need. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ to learn how.

THANKSGIVING – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Walk off holiday meal on scenic stroll through historic village with your loved ones. Admission by donation. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org

Deliveries Up At Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Happy Thanksgiving!

Deliveries Up At Annual

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

The Oneonta Elks Club enjoyed another full house at this year’s annual community Thanksgiving dinner, serving hundreds of guests and delivering nearly 300 meals to locals! Above, Ambrose Santiago gets a laugh thanks to Ed Leone’s turkey hat as he ladles up gravy for his turkey. Whether your preference is  white or dark meat, event volunteers Janet Quackenbush and Debra Berrios , right, had you covered. Guests could also enjoy selections of sweet breads, pies, as well as produce and Chobani yogurts. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29

Santa Welcome Parade

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ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – Give the Gift of Christmas this holiday season. Adopt a family in need. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ to learn how.

SANTA’S ARRIVAL – 5 p.m. Celebrate Santa’s arrival in Cooperstown to receive gift requests at the winter cottage in Pioneer Park, Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9983 or visit www.wearecooperstown.com

Run, You Turkeys!

Runners Work Up Appetite

At Annual Turkey Trot 5K

A brisk run on a cold morning is a good way to get ready for Thanksgiving dinner! 477 runners took to the streets for the annual Thanksgiving Day 5K Turkey Trot for Helios Care. Above, Carson Pashley, Austin Hitt, Christopher Mosconi, Noah Artis, Ron Reed, Emma Peeters, Kacie Hymers, Michael Hamilton, Andrew Stanton, Tristan Ethier Matthew Rubin, and Alanmichael Rubin take off from the finish line at the start of the race. At right, Daniel Butterman runs with his daughter Layla to the finish line for a time of 29:30. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28

Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 5k

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – Give the Gift of Christmas this holiday season. Adopt a family in need. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ to learn how.

TURKEY TROT – 9 a.m. Start your holidays with fun 5k run to support Helios Care & their patients. 7:30 a.m. registration cost, $35 on race day. Oneonta Boys & Girls Club, 70 River St., Oneonta. Visit www.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=9965

Thanksgiving Chef Preps Final Thanksgiving Meal

Since A Teen, He’s Served His Community

Thanksgiving Chef Preps

Final Thanksgiving Meal

Oneonta’s Nick Carpenter, is seen above preparing gravy base for tomorrow’s community Thanksgiving dinner at The Elk’s Club, which will mark his final night as head chef of the event. Nick has been a part of the dinner since he was twelve years old, and two years ago took over as head of the kitchen with help from sisters Molly, Maddie and father Neil. “The numbers of people have been rising every year. Last year we served around 550 people. Coming out and seeing is a mood lifter, it puts a smile on your face for sure!” Out in the ballroom 260 take-out dinner pre-orders were being assembled by  volunteers including Leigh Briscoe-Dwyer, Laurens, right, seen here scooping coleslaw. Dinner will be served tomorrow with all the trimmings starting at 12:30pm – 2:30pm on Thanksgiving Day. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26

Create Thanksgiving Centerpiece

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ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – Give the Gift of Christmas this holiday season. Adopt a family in need. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ to learn how.

PUMPKIN CENTERPIECE – 6 – 7 p.m. Get ready for Thanksgiving with Branch & Bloom. Create a centerpiece from pumpkins, fresh flowers to take home. Registration required, cost $10/person. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/

Community Gathers To Give Thanks Together

Community Gathers

To Give Thanks Together

The tables and plates were packed as people flocked to the annual Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner this afternoon at the The Elks Club and sponsored by St. Mary’s Church and The Lord’s Table. Above, event volunteers Ambrose Santiago, Oneonta, and Emily Berrios, Oneonta, serve salad and fruit to Theodora Barber, Oneonta during the first hour of the doors opening. At right, Bill Abbott, Oneonta, goes to find his seat with a full plate. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

COLD TURKEY!

COLD TURKEY!

Single Digits Chill Annual Hospice 5K

It was a frigid morning in Oneonta with blustery winds making it feel like 0º, but that didn’t keep 713 runners and walkers from turning out to run the annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K for Hospice! Above, Mary Dirig, Oneonta, Johanna Jurrison, Kirkwood, and Angela Silvernail, Oneonta, race down Wilcox Ave. towards the finish line. At left, Michael Hamilton, Oneonta, finishes in first place with a time of 17:09. Amanda Lopiccolo took 1st place in the women’s with 18:10.(Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3

Day Of The Dead Celebration

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FAMILY PROGRAM – Noon – 2 p.m. Celebrate Latino Heritage month with Day of the Dead event. Make paper flowers, learn about Mexican traditions, listen to story time, more. Participants encouraged to bring photo of loved one who’s passed away. Designed for children aged 4-12 + family. Light snacks provided. Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/

FUNDRAISER – 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Construct you cat a cardboard castle with Superheroes in Ripped Jeans. Materials provided. Bring goods or monetary donation. 3rd floor, Community Room, Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2

Shop For The Holidays

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HOLIDAY BAZAAR – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. ‘Tip Toe Through The Holiday’ features items for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentines Day. Includes gifts, decorations, crafts, more. Lunch available. Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-6552 or visit elmparkumconeonta.org

CONTRADANCE – 7:30 p.m. Fun social dance featuring music by Tailwind, caller Hilton Baxter. Arrive at 7:15 for introduction to steps. Admission, $8/adult. First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. 607-547-8164 or visit otsegodancesociety.blogspot.com

Building An Appetite At The Turkey Trot

Building An Appetite

At The Turkey Trot

Above: Dylan Shaughnessy, Oneonta, brother Tyler, Mary Kilmer, Walton, and Makayla Lambrecht, Walton, take off from the starting line of the annual Turkey Trot 5K near Riverside school this morning. 867 runners participated in the event which raises money for the local area Hospice. At right, some runners like Vasiliki Draponiotis, Gilbertsville, with Katie Lishansky, Oneonta, on left, got in the spirit of the race by wearing turkey-themed headgear. Sean O’connor, Stamford, came in 1st place with a time of 15:23. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOV. 23
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOV. 23

Turkey Trot For Hospice

THANKSGIVING

Give the gift of Christmas to children in need. To participate in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program CLICK HERE!

TURKEY TROT – 9-10:30 a.m. Run/Walk at 5K or 2.5K to start the holiday. Cost $30. Proceeds benefit Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care. Starts at The Oneonta Boys & Girls Club, 70 River St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-6773 or visit thanksgivingday5kturkeytrotforhospice.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=9965

DINNER – 2-5 p.m. Celebrate Thanksgiving with the Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-3491 or visit www.facebook.com/UUSOneonta/

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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