DEMOCRACY FORUM – 7 p.m. Join Otsego County Board Members Adrienne Martini & Meg Kennedy to learn how they decided to run for office, and what the individual can do for democracy at the local level in this presentation ‘Making Local Democracy Work Better.’ Free, all welcome. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters. Held at Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Visit www.lwvoneonta.org
EARTH DAY LECTURE – 7 – 8:30 p.m. Commemorate Earth Day and enjoy lecture ‘Susan Fenimore Cooper and the Hudson School’ presented by author and professor Rochelle Johnson, exploring how literature and painting employed similar techniques to represent landscape change in the nineteenth century, with a special focus on Susan Fenimore Cooper and Thomas Cole. Free, suggested donation $15, registration for Zoom required. Presented by The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
BLOOD DRIVE – 12:30 – 6:30 p.m. Donate today to receive an exclusive Red Cross T-Shirt while supplies last. Bassett Hall, 1 Atwell, Cooperstown. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org
BLOOD DRIVE – 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. Donate today to receive an exclusive Red Cross T-Shirt while supplies last. Franklin Fire Department, 351 Main St., Franklin. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org
THEATER – 3 p.m. First released in the 2022 NEXT! Staged Readings of New Works by Regional Playwrights series is ‘Cards and Spinners’ by Dan Smirlock, directed by Lissa Sidoli chronicling 4 nights of friends coming together to laugh, tell stories and air grievances before, during, and after the pandemic. Streaming free on Facebook. Presented by The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.facebook.com/GlimmerGlobeTheatre/
HISTORICAL SOCIETY RETURNS – 7 p.m. The Fly Creek Area Historical Society returns for its first meeting in about a year. They haven’t been idle though. Come see how they’ve updated the exhibits, what they’ve done to their building, and there’s more to talk about. Refreshments available, doors open for circulation. Social distancing observed, masks optional. Free, open to public. The Old Grange Building, Cemetery Rd., Fly Creek.
VIRTUAL TOUR – 2 – 3 p.m. Join live tour of exhibit ‘Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams’ which features photographs documenting the Japanese internment camp in California in 1943. Free, suggested donation $10. Presented by The Fenimore Art Museum. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
CRAFT SHOW – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Find something for Mom made by a local artisan. There will be quilts, jewelry, tumblers and more. Enter the raffle to win a free gift and to support Supper Heroes in Ripped Jeans. Southside Mall, Oneonta. 607-432-4401 or visit www.facebook.com/southsidemall/
Glimmer Globe Theatre announced it will return to staging live performances this summer at Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum.
Glimmer Globe founders Michael Henrici and Danielle Henrici and Fenimore/Farmers’ Performing Arts Manager Mike Tamburrino announced Saturday, April 3, that the company will stage outdoor theater this summer, following a year’s hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“If all the world’s a stage, for heaven sakes, let’s get back on it,” Danielle Henrici said.
The performances will include main-stage performances of “The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged)” at the Lucy B. Hamilton Amphitheater at the Fenimore in the town of Otsego. The show will run from Wednesday, July 14, to Sunday, Aug. 22.
The play by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield was the first show performed by Glimmer Globe Theatre when it debuted a decade ago, the Henricis said.
“It means the world to us to return to this play as we return to the stage,” Danielle Henrici said.
“This is a show that appeals to everyone, even people who claim they don’t like Shakespeare,” she continued.
“It is also an incredible way to introduce children and teens to The Bard.”
SCIENCE TRIVIA – 7 – 9 p.m. Test your knowledge of birds, anthropology, more with your friends or play solo with the A. J. Read Science Discovery Center. Registration required. Visit www.facebook.com/AJReadSDC/ for info.
EARTH FEST – 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Annual Earth Festival features a clothing swap, an art contest, free paper shredding, workshops and more. Milford Central School, 42 West Main St., Milford. Info, (607) 547-4488. occainfo.org/earth-festival/
OPENING – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Art Museum opens for the season featuring new exhibits “Elephant & Piggie in WE ARE ART!”, and “Herb Ritts: The Rock Portraits” courtesy of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
IRISH DINNER – 4-7 p.m. The Knights of Columbus Tekakwitha Council 10968 host a corned beef & cabbage dinner with Irish step dancers performing. Free, donations accepted. St. Mary’s Parish Center, 31 Elm St., Cooperstown. Info, (607) 547-8519.
THEATER CONCERT – 7 p.m. Sing A Song of Broadway presents “Wishes, Lies, & Dreams” featuring music from My Fair Lady, Seussical, Les Miserable, 1776, Into The Woods, many more. Don’t miss one night only show. Admission, $18/adult. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-4102 or visit firstumc-oneonta.org
PUBLIC SPEAKING – 5:30 p.m. Practice public speaking with the local Toastmasters chapter. All welcome. The White House Building, The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1466 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.