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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17

Holiday Workshop Festival

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HOLIDAYS ON THE FARM – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Workshop festival features opportunity to learn skills with resident experts. Create bottle of fragrant waters & essences, crochet a snowflake coaster, discover cold-process soap making, print custom holiday cards, bake traditional holiday treats, or make a holiday gift broom. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/Holiday-Workshop-Festival

NATIVE AMERICAN STORIES – 2 – 4:30 p.m. Celebrate “Native American Month” with Chief Roger Longtoe Sheehan and elder JT Taylor of El Nu Abenaki tribe as they share culture, perspective through traditional stories, music, drumming. Free, open to public. SUNY College Camp, 119 Hoffman Rd., Oneonta. 607 435-3455 or visit connect.oneonta.edu/event/2842816

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27

Discover Nature In The Park

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NATURE WALK – 10 – 11:30 a.m. Get the kids out exploring different habitats in the park, identify plants, animals, use a journal to record observations. Meet at Spruce Street entrance, Wilber Park, Oneonta. Call 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/get-the-kids-out-nature-identification/

AUTHORS SERIES – 1 p.m. Baseball author David Kelly present and discuss book “Ballpark Mysteries: The Cardinals Caper” Followed by a book signing in the Atrium. Included with Museum admission. The Bullpen Theater, Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/node/17198?date=0

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 2
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 2

Great Retirement Rumpus

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COMMUNITY CELEBRATION – 3 – 9 p.m. Great Retirement Rumpus celebrating the career of Martha Van Burek, Executive Director of West Kortright Center. Includes pet parade, Shakespeare retrospective performances, Brooks BBQ dinner, dancing. Admission by donation, RSVP appreciated. West Kortright Center, 49 West Kortright Church Rd., East Meredith. Call 607-278-5454 or visit westkc.org/event/community-celebration-marthas-retirement/

PRIDEFEST – Noon – 8 p.m. Celebrate human diversity, raise awareness in the community. Gather at Noon, rally at 1, parade thru downtown Oneonta at 2, family friendly festival 3-8 p.m. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. Call 607-386-1508 or visit www.facebook.com/otsegopride/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JUNE 1
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JUNE 1

Art Shows Opening Nights

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OPENING RECEPTION – 5 – 7 p.m. Exhibits featuring works by Lilian Vorhees, paintng, Robert Seward, glazed clay sculpture, and David C.T. Wilson, stained & painted glass will launch the gallery’s summer season. On view thru 7/8. The Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-5327 or visit www.facebook.com/TheArtGarageCooperstown/

MANSION SHOW – 5 – 8 p.m. Artists present works interpreting “Conceal/Reveal.” Prizes awarded for Best, second, third places. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/event/art-exhibit-2018-mansion-show/?instance_id=1029

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 24
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 24

Learn About The Civil Air Patrol

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COMMUNITY PROGRAM – 6:30 p.m. Tom LeBeau presents “Civil Air Patrol: The Air Force’s Best Kept (Non)Secret” on the history of the CAP and their present day roll. Refreshments served after. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-0600 ext. 101 or visit www.facebook.com/Woodside.Hall/

WORD THURSDAY – 7 – 10 p.m. Writers share their work followed by a reception and readings by featured authors Tom Clausen (haiku poet) & Christina M. Rau (sci-fi fem poet). Bright Hill Press & Literary Center, 94 Church St., Treadwell. Call 607-829-5055 or visit www.facebook.com/brighthp/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 18
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 18

Family Dance Night!

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FAMILY DANCE – 6 p.m. Put on your semi-formal best and bring the whole family for a fun night out, families of all sorts welcome. Cost, $25/family. Unitarian Universalist Soceity of Oneonta, 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 60-7-386-1508 or visit www.facebook.com/otsegopride/

ART CLASS – 3:15 – 5 p.m. Kids learn about “The Great Wave” print by Japanese artist Hokusai, then make their own prints. Cooperstown Art Association. Call 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com/for-kids.html

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 17
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 17

Writers Open Mic!

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WRITERS SALON – 7:30-9 p.m. Present your writing at the open mic then enjoy a reading by featured author Bradley J. Fest. Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-2070 or visit www.canoneonta.org/event/writers-salon-bradley-fest/?instance_id=979

FILM SCREENING – 6 – 8:30 p.m. The community is invited to a showing of the documentary “Screenagers: Growing Up In A Digital World” followed by a moderated conversation with Bassett Pediatrician Dr. Heavner who will present on the impact of screen use on the brain. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-2800 or e-mail cooppta@cooperstowncs.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 10
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 10

Chamber Celebrating

Commerce & Community

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OPENING RECEPTION – 5:30 – 7 p.m. Opening an exhibit Celebrating Commerce and Community. By first year CGP students, celebrates this years inductees to the Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame and includes refreshments, snacks, friends, furry friends, more. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

HISTORY – 6:30 p.m. Learn about the Hartwick College Archives, which include the Cooper Papers among other cool items, with Shelley Wallace. Free, Open to the public. Kinney Memorial Library, 3140 Co. Rd. 11, Hartwick. Call 607-293-6600 or visit www.facebook.com/OtsegoIsHistory/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MAY 3

Student Art Shows

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OPENING RECEPTION – 5:30 – 7 p.m. Celebrate the opening of the “Our Town” exhibit by the Cooperstown High School. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/calendar-a

SPRING ART SHOW – 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. OCSD invites the community to their art show featuring works by students. Foxcare Center, Oneonta. Call 607-433-8200 or visit www.oneontacsd.org

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