ONEONTA – Karen Sullivan, retired county planning director, yesterday received the Lifetime Recycling Leadership Award from the state Association for Reduction, Reuse & Recycling.
Sullivan has long worked to make the county more environmentally friendly, said Pat Knuth, executive director of The Arc Otsego, which nominated her. Among other accomplishments, Sullivan initiated the county’s mattress-recycling program and helped launched the annual Hazardous Waste Collection, now more than 20 years old.
“Karen has worked with us tirelessly in starting our ReUse Center in 2017,” said Pat Knuth, Arc executive director. “To date, we have recycled and kept from the waste stream over 1.5 million pounds of usable material.”
Due to COVID-19, the award’s ceremony on Nov. 19 was virtual.
ROUNDTABLE – 7-8 p.m. Dr. Merle Meyerson presents “Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: We Will Not Go Quietly, We Will Go Red,” about the importance of preventing heart disease. Cooperstown Village Library. Call 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
STAMP CLUB – 7 p.m. Meeting of the Leatherstocking Stamp Club. All welcome. Tillapaugh Home, 28 Pioneer St., Cooperstown. Call Ellen Tillapaugh, 607-547-5646 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHRISTMAS DANCE – 7:30-10 p.m. Have a cheery evening with the Doubleday Dancers Western Square Dance Club of Cooperstown. Ray Taylor will call, Elma Talyor will cue. Admission, $5/person. Cooperstown Elementary School. Call 607-547-8665.
SQUARE DANCE – 7:30-10 p.m. First dance of the season with the Doubleday Dancers Western Square Dance Club of Cooperstown. Ray Taylor will call, Elma Taylor will cue. Admission, $5. Cooperstown Elementary School. Call (607)264-8128
BASEBALL AUTHOR – 1 p.m. Richard Sandomir, author of “The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper, and the Making of a Classic,” comes to the Baseball Hall of Fame to discuss the book and take questions from the audience, followed by a book signing in the atrium. Bullpen Theater, Baseball Hall of Fame. baseballhall.org/events/author-series-Richard-Sandomir?date=0
FREE HEALTH SCREENING – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Get tested for HIV. It’s free, fast, and confidential. Family Planning of South Central NY, 37 Dietz St., Oneonta. fpscny.org
TIMBERSPORTS COMPETITION – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Athletes from around the NE compete with tools not used commercially since the invention of the Chain saw. Watch the STHIL Timbersports Women’s Division qualifying rounds. Alden Field, Cherry Valley Community Center. Info, www.facebook.com/northeastqualifier/
SUNNY MOMENTS EXHIBIT – 5-7 p.m. The opening reception of the “Sunny Moments” exhibition. This is a chance to meet the artists, purchase the art, and enter to win a quilt. The Arc Otsego’s Main View Gallery & Studio, 73 Main St., Oneonta. www.arcotsego.org
CHILD SAFETY – 4-6 p.m. Be sure that you are using your child safety seat properly for free with certified child passenger safety technicians. Bring child safety seat and vehicle instruction manuals. Tops Friendly Market, Cooperstown. Info, call (607)547-4230
INSPIRATION WORKSHOP – 6:30 p.m. Work with Linda Foote to create your own Inspiration/Vision Board to help you visualize your path to your ideal life. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, Karen Cadwalader, LCSW @ (607)547-0600 or visit www.facebook.com/Woodside.Hall