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The Farmer’s Museum

Crafts For a Good Cause At The Farmers’ Museum

Crafts For Good Cause

At Farmers’ Museum

Dean Johnson, 5, Milford, and mom Emily smother a pine cone with peanut butter and seeds as a homemade bird feeder at the weekly arts and crafts workshop at The Farmer’s Museum this morning. “We came with some friends last year and he really enjoyed it. We decided to come back because it’s a fun winter activity,” said mom. This month’s theme was animals and participants had the option to donate to the Susquehanna SPCA. (James Cummings/AllOTSEGO.com)
Scrooge, Marley Bring Thrills To Packed House

‘CHRISTMAS CAROL’ ENDS RUN

Scrooge, Marley Bring

Thrills To Packed House

Before a packed hour at this hour at Cooperstown’s Farmer’s Museum, The Ghost of Christmas Past (Peter Exton of Oneonta) confronts Scrooge (Mike Henrici of Cooperstown) with the error of his ways during The Glimmer Globe Theatre’s final 2019 presentation of Charles Dickens’ “Christmas Carol.” This is the last of four performances over the weekend; today, the Louis Jones Center was so full some would-be theatergoers had to be turned away.  In what’s become a local Christmas tradition, the play was directed by Henrici and adapted from the original Dickens by him and his wife Danielle. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14

Fun Ugly Sweater Holiday Run

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HOLIDAY RUN – 10 a.m. Race through Cooperstown in your ugliest holiday sweater. Runners receive free coffee/hot chocolate upon completion. Registration 8:30 – 9:30. Cost, $25/individual. Start at Santa’s house, Pioneer Park, Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-2800 or visit www.clarksportscenter.com/events/2019-rockin-around-cooperstown-ugly-sweater-runwalk/

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

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

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

Prepare For The Holidays

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PRE-CHRISTMAS SALE – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Find gently used holiday decorations including lights, undecorated wreaths, ornaments, tableware, more. Also enjoy goodies at bake sale. Proceeds benefit mission programs of United Methodist Women. Cooperstown United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9515 or visit www.cooperstownumc.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18

Look Back At Wildlife Of 2019

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AUDUBON SOCIETY – 7:30 p.m. Presentation “Collected stories of 2019” featuring photographs of birds, foxes, butterfly’s, other natural subjects by local photographer Rick Bunting. Will feature stories about favorite events from this year. Quality Inn, 5206 St. Hwy. 23, Oneonta. 607-397-3815 or visit www.facebook.com/DelawareOtsegoAudubonSociety/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16

Cardiff Giant 150th Birthday Bash

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CELEBRATION – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Celebrate 150th birthday of Cardiff Giant. Pay $0.50 to see the giant, enjoy a GIANT cake, hear the stories of the hoax, enjoy a performance of the show, party like its 1869. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/stec_event/birthday/0

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JULY 4

Independence Day

Otsego County Celebrates

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OLDEST PARADE – 11 a.m. The second oldest parade in the country kicks off again, with a full day of festivities to follow, including a concert and fireworks at dusk. Springfield Center Community Center, 129 Co Rd 29A, Springfield Center.

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