CONCERT—7:30 p.m. Come out for a concert by the reggae afro funk band, “The Medicinals.” Tickets, $20/person. Presented by the Cooperstown Concert Series at The Otesaga, Cooperstown. Visit cooperstownconcertseries.org/medicinals/
COOPERSTOWN—The Medicinals, led by Dylan Savage, will perform on Friday, March 3 at The Otesaga Resort Hotel. Next up in the Cooperstown Concert Series’ 53rd season, this 10-piece “roots reggae afro funk band” will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Cooperstown Concert Series’ 53rd season. Based in Rochester, the Medicinals’ current lineup includes: Dylan Savage, guitar and vocals; William McKenna, bass and vocals; Shawn Drogan, drums; Ken Luk, guitar; Tony Gallicchio, keyboards; Lucius Snowden, keyboards; Luke Perry, trombone and vocals; Justin Lloyd, trumpet and percussion; Dan Merkey, tenor saxophone; and Matt Ramerman, percussion. Special guest Mooney Faugh of the band Subsoil rounds out the lineup for this show.
The Medicinals was forged out of a mutual love for classic reggae music—they have shared the stage with Julian Marley, The Wailers, Sublime with Rome and the Bumping Uglies, among others. Band member William McKenna took a few moments out of his busy schedule to answer questions in advance of next Friday’s concert.
CONCERT—7:30 p.m. Join the Cooperstown Concert Series for a performance by the Beau Sasser Trio, where they pay tribute to the classic organ trio sound with soul classics in the boogaloo and acid jazz stylings. Tickets, $20/person. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. Visit cooperstownconcertseries.org
BLOOD DRIVE—9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Save up to three lives with the American Red Cross. Quality Inn, 5206 State Highway 23, Oneonta. Register at redcrossblood.org
BLOOD DRIVE—9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Save up to three lives with the American Red Cross. Unatego Junior Senior High School, 2641 Route 7, Otego. Register at redcrossblood.org
COMMUNITY HIKE – 9:45 a.m. The community is invited for a group hike with the Susquehanna Chapter of the Adirondak Mountain Club. Please bring appropriate clothing, gear, and enough water to stay hydrated and be aware of your level of fitness. Contact hike leader for more information. This weeks hike will be at Betty and Wilber Davis State Park, Westford, with hike leader Sarah Patterson. (607)432-6284 or visit susqadk.org
VOTE – Noon – 8 p.m. Early voting is open for this years general election. Otsego County residents can vote on their schedule at either Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta or at Meadows Office Complex, 140 County Highway 33W, Cooperstown. Visit otsegocounty.com/departments/board_of_elections/index.php for more information.
The Glimmerglass Festival Guild held its Annual Meeting on September 19 at the Farm Credit East, where members of the volunteer organization voted to donate $25,000 to The Glimmerglass Festival, the summer opera and musical theater company known for its innovative productions.
Through volunteer services, community engagement and educational programs, the Guild provides both acts of service and financial support for the world-renowned company. The Guild raises money through the annual gala in August at The Otesaga.
MUSIC FEST – 7 – 9 p.m. Join the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival for performance by virtuosic duo Danbi Um and JIJI and a genre-spanning performance featuring everything works by Corelli, Paganini, Piazzolla and Ella Fitzgerald. General admission, $30. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. cooperstownmusicfest.org
COOPERSTOWN CONCERT – 7 – 9 p.m. The Cooperstown Concert series returns for 2022 with an opening concert by Imani Winds. Known for their dynamic playing & adventurous programming which has inspired audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Tickets, $30/adult. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 877-666-7421 or visit www.cooperstownmusicfest.org
BOOSTER CLINIC – 8:30 – 11 a.m. Bassett patients aged 18+ are invited to get their first, second, third, or even fourth dose (for those that qualify) of the COVID-19 vaccine (J&J, Pfizer, & Moderna). Registration required. Bassett Medical Center Prime Care, 1 Atwell Rd., Cooperstown. 607-547-4625 or visit www.bassett.org/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine
ENVIRONMENTAL LECTURE – 7 p.m. Start the Earth Day celebrations with an environmental education lecture ‘Anatomy of a Water Crisis’ from Anna Clark, author of ‘Poisoned City’ which recounts the story of the water crisis in Flint Michigan through the people who caused and suffered from it. Free, open to the public. Alumni Field House, SUNY Oneonta. Visit suny.oneonta.edu/sustainability/green-dragon-week for info.
STORM AID – 8 a.m. – Gone. Dry Ice will be available to the public until gone. Otego Fire Department, 5 River St., Otego.
BLOOD DRIVE – 1 – 6 p.m. Super Heroes in Ripped Jeans, 160 Pony Farm Rd., Oneonta. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org
FOOD FOR THOUGHT – 12:30 p.m. Join Director of Exhibitions, Chris Rossi, on a behind the scenes look at putting together an exhibition at the museum. Program includes a walking tour and a box lunch. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
ARTIST TALK – Noon. Californian, Marcus Villagran on Surrealism, the Pacific Northwest and Majolica. Hybrid-zoom-at-noon program. Contact gallery for zoom link by March 29. Limited in-person reservations also accepted. The Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. 315-941-9607 or visit www.facebook.com/TheArtGarageCooperstown
FILM SCREENING – 7 p.m. Join the Cooperstown Film Society for screening of ‘Asteroid’ (filmed in Oneonta) with a pre-film talk by Executive Producer Korey Rowe. Village Library of Cooperstown. Visit www.facebook.com/FilmSocCoop
UKRAINE BENEFIT – 5 – 8 p.m. Enjoy delicious Spaghetti Dinner to support refugees from Ukraine. Suggested donation, $10. The Rusty Bison, 4938 St. Hwy. 28, Cooperstown. 607-282-4347 or visit www.facebook.com/thebisoncoop
CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. The Cooperstown Concert Series presents a rare duo performance with guitar masters Sonny Landreth & Cindy Cashdollar performing a mix of original songs, contemporary, traditional blues and roots music. Tickets, $20/person. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 607-547-1812 or visit cooperstownconcertseries.org
HERITAGE CONCERT – 7 p.m. Public Concert of Love songs celebrating Romance, Service, and America presented by the USAF Heritage of America bands. Free, proof of vaccine, masks, & id required. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit www.facebook.com/foothillsoneonta/timeline
BLOOD DRIVE – Noon – 4:30 p.m. Quality Inn, 5206 St. Hwy. 23, Oneonta. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org