JOB FAIR – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Workforce Development Board presents ‘A Pipeline To Apprenticeship’ virtual job fair, featuring a free chance for employers and job seekers to chat 1-on-1. Hosted by The Regional Apprenticeship And Readiness Grant. Call 315-207-6951 ext. 133 or visit working-solutions.org/news/free-virtual-job-fair
THEATER – 2 & 7:30 p.m. Enjoy performance of broadway hit ‘Love Letter’ by A. R. Gurney about 2 characters reading their notes, letters, and cards detailing 50 years of their hope, ambitions, dreams, disappointments, victories, defeats, and more that have passed between them during their separated lives. Presented by the Klinkhart Hall Arts Center at the The Roseboro Hotel Ballroom, 210 Main Street, Sharon Springs. Visit klinkharthall.org/product/love-letters/
BOAT PARADE – 3 p.m. View annual ‘We Love Our Lake’ decorated boat parade this Independence Day weekend. This years theme is ‘Our Lake’s a Treasure’ and all boats are welcome. Meet at 3 mile point or join up on the way behind the Otsego Lake Association pontoon boat south along Otsego Lake’s West Shore. Concludes at Lake Front Park, Cooperstown. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.otsegolakeassociation.org
OPENING RECEPTION – 5 – 7 p.m. Celebrate the opening of new exhibit ‘American Ideal: Picturing Otsego County in 1937’ featuring pictures of Otsego County curated by Dr. Cynthia Falk and students of the Cooperstown Graduate Program. Displayed in the 3rd Floor Gallery through September 3. The Smithy, 55 Pioneer St., Cooperstown. 607-547-8671 or visit www.smithyarts.org
GARDEN RECEPTION – 5 – 8 p.m. Art in Bloom returns featuring floral arrangements by the Oneonta Garden Club inspired by the works of the CANO Mansion Show. On view June 11 & 12, Noon – 3 p.m. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org
BLOOD DRIVE – 1 – 6 p.m. Quality Inn, 5206 St. Hwy. 23, Oneonta. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org
THEATER – 2 p.m. Come out for a retelling of ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ by Wendy Kesselman based on the play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. The Diary of Anne Frank chronicled her life as her family hid in Nazi occupied Amsterdam from 1942-44. The material may not be suitable for children. Tickets, $20/adult. Presented by Bigger Dreams Productions at the Production Center, Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/biggerdreamsproductions
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
After the now-commonplace ‘two-year hiatus,’ Cooperstown Central School brings its popular “Hawkeye Revue” back to the Sterling Auditorium April 23 and 24 with “Thank You, Stephen” an all-Stephen Sondheim show that pulls pieces from every part of the late Broadway impresario’s storied career.
“Sondheim is my hero,” said CCS Music Director Tim Iversen. His first exposure to the maestro came at a young age, watching a PBS broadcast of “Sunday in the Park with George.”
“That performance really spoke to me,” he said. “He’s the reason I do half of what I do. I love his music and love this opportunity to expose the students to some exciting work.”
CONCERT – 3 p.m. Join the Little Delaware Youth Ensemble for concert with renowned cellist Mike Block. Block is known for his performances in a range of styles, including folk, bluegrass, and jazz as well as classical European and Indian music. Following the concert Block will host a public jam session. Both events are free, masks required. Hosted at The Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Visit ldye.org
CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. The Oneonta Concert Association presents a performance of the Lysander Piano Trio who won the Concert Artists Guild Competition and has been praised for “incredible ensemble, passionate playing, articulate and imaginative ideas, and a wide palette of colours.” Tickets, $25/person. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-433-7252 or visit oneontaconcertassociation.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/
THEATER – 3 p.m. Enjoy theatrical production of ‘Honk Jr.’ as presented by the Starstruck Players youth troop. Cost, $15/adult. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-432-1800 or visit www.facebook.com/OrpheusTheatre/
SNOW TUBING – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Get outside for some winter fun, gliding down a slope on a snow tube. Weather & staff dependent, call Friday for most up-to-date information. Glimmerglass State Park, 1527 Co. Rd. 51, Cooperstown. 607-547-8662 or visit www.facebook.com/GlimmerglassStatePark/
THEATER – 7:30 p.m. Enjoy theatrical production of ‘Honk Jr.’ as presented by the Starstruck Players youth troop. Cost, $15/adult. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-432-1800 or visit www.facebook.com/OrpheusTheatre/
Nelson Allen Bradshaw’s more than 10-year fight against Parkinson’s disease with Lewy body dementia (LBD) ended on December 31, 2021. Nelson was born in Redwood City, California, on April 14, 1947 to Obeda Rogers and Robert P. Bradshaw and was raised by his father. Nelson early discovered a love of acting, appearing in productions at Sequoia High School (Class of ’65) under the direction of Ray Doherty. He was also editor of the school paper. For a brief time as a young man he was a cub reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle.
He joined the East West Players in Los Angeles in the early 1970s. One of the productions he performed in with EWP was In the Jungle of Cities. He was one of the initial members of EWP’s newly formed subgroup, the Total Theatre Ensemble, which performed in schools.
He worked in soap operas and had small parts in movies, such as a popcorn-eating theater patron in The World According to Garp and as a juror in the 1975 made-for-television film, Guilty or Innocent: The Sam Sheppard Murder Case. The summer of 1979 found him performing at the Shawnee Summer Theatre in Indiana.
CHRISTMAS CAROL – 7 – 9 p.m. Enjoy the annual performance of Christmas classic ‘A Christmas Carol’ following the journey of Ebenezer Scrooge one Christmas Eve to learn the error of his greedy ways and discover the meaning of Christmas. Masks, proof of vaccination required. Cost, $15/adult. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/event/charles-dickens-a-christmas-carol/2021-12-16/