HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
COYOTES – 1:30 p.m. Learn about Eastern Coyote, NYS largest wild canid. Wildlife biologist Selinda Brandon will discuss the coyote’s ecological role, how we can coexist. St. James Manor, 9 St. James Pl., Oneonta. 607-436-9974 or visit www.facebook.com/St-James-Manor-Retirement-Community-394485027409541/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
CONCERT – 3 p.m. Stamford Friends of Music present Pegasus: The Orchestra performing American masterpieces Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland, others. Suggested donation, $12/person. Stamford United Methodist Church, 88 Main St., Stamford. Visit friendsmusic.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JUNE 13
WORKSHOP – 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Master Gardener Francine Stayter will co-host an interactive workshop, “Gardening for Health and Well-Being.” Free. Classroom One, FoxCare Center, 1 FoxCare Dr., Oneonta.
By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special To AllOTSEGO.com
COOPERSTOWN – Ink, said George Hovis, has a way of getting under your skin.
In the ’90s, the SUNY Oneonta English professor worked as a process chemist in an ink factory in Charlotte, N.C. “Ink got into my subconscious,” he said. “And it came out as the ink on the skin of these characters.”
His debut novel, “The Skin Artist,” just released from SFK Press, follows Bill Becker as his upwardly mobile life begins to spiral out of control.
He is joined by a tattooed dancer, Lucy, as the two of them leave the city of Charlotte to confront the pasts that lie in wait in the Carolina countryside.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, MAY 14
READING – 5:30 p.m. Author George Hovis will read from his work, “The Skin Artist” and sign copies at 6 p.m. Green Toad Bookstore, 198 Main St., Oneonta. Info, (607) 433-8898, www.greentoadbookstore.com