CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Start performance season with award winning Violinist William Hagen performing Violin Concerto by Felix Mendelssohn with Catskill Symphony Orchestra. Ballroom, Hunt College Union, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-2670 or visit catskillsymphony.net/news-events/upcoming-events.html
TRACTOR FEST – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Explore world of tractors, from through exhibits, demonstrations, activities for young and old, more. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/Tractor-Fest
FOOD CONTEST – 5:30 – 8 p.m. Find out which restaurants have the best mac & cheese. See the judges taste them, get samples for yourself. Muller Plaza, Oneonta. Call 607-432 2941 or visit www.facebook.com/oneontafabulousfridays/
ICE CREAM SOCIAL – 5 – 8 p.m. Annual event features hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, salads, many homemade cakes, and ice cream. Rain or Shine. Proceeds benefit Living Waters Honduras Mission and Women’s Fellowship. Cost, $11 dinner + dessert. First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. 607-547-8410 or visit www.facebook.com/CooperstownPres/
COOPERSTOWN – To help dramatize the Noah story, the Utica Zoomobile will pay a visit to the Cooperstown Ecumenical Council’s Vacation Bible School, which for the first time will be a one-day activities, 9 a.m.-3 p.m . this Saturday, July 16, at First Baptist Church, Elm Street.
Among the visitors will be the Zoomobile’s famed “hissing cockroach,” said Pastor Dick Sliter.
The day’s theme will be “Bible Heroes,” with actors depicting not just Noah, but Moses, Joshua, David and Jesus, plus puppets, music and art.