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The Nutcracker

Dancers Dazzle At Fokine’s ‘The Nutcracker’

Dancers Dazzle At

Fokine’s ‘Nutcracker’

The Nutcracker (Caio Legname, right), and Clara (Julianna Brzezinski, left) dance with Sugarplum Fairy Maya Schonbrun  during the Fokine Ballet Company of Oneonta’s annual production of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” Saturday afternoon at SUNY Oneonta’s Goodrich Theater.  Inset, Mouse King Evan Clark and The Nutcracker lock in a duel of swords beneath the Christmas Tree. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7

Oneonta Christmas

Parade, Tree Lighting, More

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HOLIDAY PARADE – 3 p.m. Celebrate the holidays on Main St. Line up at 3, parade at 4. Main St., Oneonta. Visit www.foothillspac.org

TREE FESTIVAL – 3 – 7 p.m. View Christmas Trees beautifully decorated by area individuals, businesses. Production Center, Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit www.foothillspac.org

TREE LIGHTING – 5:30 – 8 p.m. Celebrate the lighting of the Christmas Tree in Muller Plaza, Oneonta.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6

Fun Group Dance For The Holidays

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ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – From The Salvation Army and The Freeman’s Journal thank you to all the sponsors who have made this Christmas a little brighter this year for our families in need!

CONTRADANCE – 7:30 p.m. Fun group dance to music by Tailwind with caller Robby Poulette. 1st Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. 607-547-8164 or visit otsegodancesociety.weebly.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8

Candlelight & Carols

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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.

CANDLELIGHT EVENING – 3 – 7 p.m. Experience magic of Christmas season with a candlelit museum covered in Christmas greenery, horse-drawn sleighs, carolers, bonfires, wassail, theater performances, more. Tickets available at door. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/Candlelight-Evening

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7

House & Home Opening Reception

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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.

HOUSE & HOME EXHIBIT – 5 p.m. 2D, 3D work depicting, derived from dwellings showing conjunction, distinction between house & home. Curated by Jason Kates van Staveren with works by many artists. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/event/art-exhibit-house-and-home/?instance_id=1063

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21

Luck Of The Draw Finale

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FUNDRAISER – 2 p.m. Final ticket drawing to win artwork from Luck of the Draw Exhibit. 80 tickets for $80, 80 pieces of art to win. Cooperstown Art Association. 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com

TAILGATE 5K – 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Walk/Run 5K to support 6th ward Athletic Association Foundation. Includes kids 100 yard dash, post race tailgate party featuring food, raffles, football viewing. 6th Ward Athletic Club, 22 W. Broadway, Oneonta. 607-436-9136 or visit www.facebook.com/6th-Ward-Athletic-Club-430579165622/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DEC. 8
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DEC. 8

Holiday Performance

Of ‘The Nutcracker’

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BALLET – 7 p.m. Enjoy a performance of “The Nutcracker” this holiday season. Tickets, $20 general admission. Goodrich Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-432-6290 or visit deckerschoolofballet.org/site/fokine-ballet-company/

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.

Fokine Holiday Ballet Dazzles

Fokine Holiday Ballet Dazzles

The Nutcracker (Isabelle Cleveland) and Clara (Sariah Vesterfelt) watch as the crowd-pleasing Russian Dancers (Zherlin Ndudi and Zane Green) preform leaps and bounds for them in the second act of the Fokine Ballet Company's presentation of The Nutcracker in Goodrich Theater this after noon. Tickets are still available for the Sunday show at 7pm. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
The Nutcracker (Isabelle Cleveland) and Clara (Sariah Vesterfelt) watch as the crowd-pleasing Russian Dancers (Zherlin Ndudi and Zane Green) preform leaps and bounds for them in the second act of the Fokine Ballet Company’s 29th annual presentation of The Nutcracker in Goodrich Theater this after noon. Tickets are still available for the Sunday show at 7pm. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DEC. 17
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DEC. 17

Fokine Ballet Company Performs ‘The Nutcracker’

NUTCRACKER – 7 p.m. The Fokine Ballet Company’s 29th production of “The Nutcracker.” Goodrich Theater, SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine Pkwy., Oneonta. Info/Tickets (607)432-6290, deckerschool@hotmail.com

WRITERS PROGRAM – 1:30-3 p.m. Group to host author Shannon Delaney. She will talk about her writing process and journey through publishing. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St, Oneonta. Info, hmloneonta.org

THEATER – 2 p.m. The Farmers Museum presents Charles Dikens’ “A Christmas Carol.” 5775 Rt. 80, Cooperstown. Info, www.farmersmuseum.org/A-Christmas-Carol

CONCERT – 4 p.m. The Voices of Cooperstown to sing “Handel’s Messiah”. Tickets $20 Adult, $10 Child. Christ Episcopal Church, Fair St., Cooperstown. Tickets available at Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main St., Cooperstown or Riverwood, 88 Main St., Cooperstown or Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce, 31 Chestnut St., Cooperstown.

CONCERT – 7:30 p.m.. “Darlingside” performs live at the Otesaga Resort Hotel, 60 Lake St., Cooperstown. Info, (607) 547-1812, info@cooperstownconcertseries.org, cooperstownconcertseries.org/darling.html

Fokine Ballet Brings Magic Of The Nutcracker To Preschool

Fokine Ballet Brings Magic

Of  ‘Nutcracker’ To Preschool

The children of the YMCA's Universal Pre-K program at Jump Start got a special treat on Thursday afternoon as members of the Fokine Ballet Studio came in and preformed dances from their 29th annual production of The Nutcracker, which opens at Goodrich Theater this weekend. When the school show this afternoon sold out, the company decided that they would bring the performance to those who could not go! Here, Gabriella Basdekis reads the storybook of The Nutcracker, while Hannah Reynolds and Shiobhan Higgins preform "Waltz Of The Flowers". The show runs Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 1pm and Sunday at 7pm. Tickets are still available, but going quickly. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
The children of the YMCA’s Universal Pre-K program at Jump Start got a special treat on Thursday afternoon as members of the Fokine Ballet Studio came in and preformed dances from their 29th annual production of The Nutcracker, which opens at Goodrich Theater this weekend. When the school show this afternoon sold out, the company decided that they would bring the performance to those who could not go! Here, Gabriella Basdekis reads the storybook of The Nutcracker, while Hannah Reynolds and Shiobhan Higgins preform “Waltz Of The Flowers.”  Performances at  7 p.m. today and Sunday, and 1 p.m. Saturday.  Tickets are still available, but going quickly. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DEC. 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, DEC. 16

Dance An Irish Ceili For Christmas

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CHRISTMAS CEILI – 7 p.m. A full Irish dance performance by the Iona Troupe. Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Info, www.cooperstownart.com

STANDING ROCK FUNDRAISER – 4-7 p.m. Includes a raffle. Donations go to help the Water Protectors of Standing Rock against future pipeline atempts. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta.Info, www.firstumc-oneonta.org

SOMMELIER SERIES – 6 p.m. Join Sommelier Chad Douglas for his monthly wine tasting class. This months theme is “The Feast of the Seven Fishes” an Italian Christmas eve tradition. Cost $50/person. Info, Chad Douglas (607)544-2573 or visit www.otesaga.com/events

JAZZ HARMONIA CONCERT – 8:44 a.m.-10 a.m. Auditorium, Cooperstown Central School, 39 Linden Ave., Cooperstown. Info, www.cooperstowncs.org

Magical Toys Come To Life in Fokine’s ‘The Nutcracker’ Now At Goodrich

‘Nutcracker’ Bringing Magical Toys

To Life – Now, At Goodrich Theatre

It's not the Holiday season without the Fokine Ballet's rendition of The Nutcracker at SUNY's Goodrich Theater! Here, magical harlequin dolls ( Sabrina Blacklock and Rose Wake) brought to life by Herr Drosselmeyer's golden key, begin to dance for the enjoyment of the children. The show opened Friday evening with two more performances Saturday at 1pm and 7pm. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
It’s not the Holiday season without the Fokine Ballet’s rendition of The Nutcracker at SUNY Oneonta’s Goodrich Theater! Here, magical harlequin dolls ( Sabrina Blacklock and Rose Wake), brought to life by Herr Drosselmeyer’s golden key, begin to dance for the enjoyment of the children. The show opened Friday evening.  There’s still time to attend the final performance this evening at 7. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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