CONCERT – 6:30 p.m. Come enjoy a performance by the band ‘Lazy II’ for the Independence Day weekend. Followed by a bonfire and s’mores at 7. Under the Large Shelter, Gilbert Lake State Park, 18 CCC Rd., Laurens. 607-432-2114 or visit www.facebook.com/GilbertLakeStatePark/
PHOTOGRAPHY – 6 p.m. Photographer Dmitri Kasterine presents ‘Photographs and Encounters’ featuring pictures he’s taken in his 60 years of photography, from Queen Elizabeth II to Mick Jagger, and more. Village Library of Cooperstown. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
PRODUCT SWAP – 6 p.m. Received beauty product gifts that your don’t need or don’t suit you? Bring new (or slightly used) products to swap for something more your style. Accepting shampoo/conditioner, lotions, bodywash, unused makeup, etc. Village Library of Cooperstown. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
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
BOOK COLLECTION – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Bring books, audio-books, DVDs, and CDs to donate for the library books sale. Please no old textbooks, older encyclopedia sets, or outdated travel books. Hosted by the Friends of the Village Library of Cooperstown, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
LOCAL AUTHOR – 6 p.m. Welcome local author Chelsea Lauren for discussion of her YA Fantasy novel ‘Creatures Most Vile.’ Followed by Q&A session and a book signing. Copies will be available for purchase. Hosted at The Village Library of Cooperstown. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
BLOOD DRIVE – 2 – 7 p.m. Laurens Fire Department, 34 Main St., Laurens. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org
LIBRARY LOVERS MONTH – Kick-off at 3:30 featuring a mayoral proclamation, cookies, and contest announcements.
Month long celebration of the Village Library. Festivities will include a writing contest, literary themed snow sculpture challenge, literary specials from local businesses, and much more. Culminates with annual book sale open March 4, 5 & 6. Presented by The Friends of the Village Library of Cooperstown, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-434-3418 or visit www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org
HALLOWEEN PARADE – 5 p.m. Celebrate Halloween in style. Bring out your best costume, bring the kids in theirs, and march down Main St. Mask and Social Distancing required. Organized by Cooperstown PTA and the Cooperstown Library. Participants will be gathering on the Library Lawn, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
ILLUSIONIST – 6 p.m. Leon Etienne will be performing his jaw dropping illusions and magic tricks, which have earned him a spot on Late Night with Jimmy Falon and America’s Got Talent, live at the Lake Front park, Cooperstown. Visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
BOAT PARADE – 3 p.m. Get out for the annual decorated boat parade. This years theme ‘Here Comes The Sun’ song by the beatles. All boats welcome from human powered to motor powered and all in between, decorated or undecorated. Covid protocols will be in effect. Parade assembles at 3 Mile Point and proceeds on West Side of the Lake to Lakefront Park, Cooperstown. Rain or Shine. 518-542-6630 or visit otsegolakeassociation.org for info.
HYDE HALL HISTORY – 7 p.m. Learn the history of the buildings, grounds, and collection contained in Hyde Hall. RSVP required. Springfield Library, 129 Co. Hwy. 29A, Springfield. 315-858-5802 or visit libraries.4cls.org/springfield/adult-programs/
TROLLEY TOUR – 1:30 – 3 p.m. Explore the architecture of Oneonta from it’s earliest days of European settlement to the exponential expansion of the Victorian era and the Railroad. Led by Dr. Cindy Falk, Cooperstown Graduate Program and professor of Material Culture at SUNY Oneonta. Registration required. Cost, $10/person. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination required. Presented by Otsego 2000. Pick-up and Drop-off at Riverside Elementary School parking log, 39 House, St., Oneonta. 607-547-8881 or visit www.facebook.com/otsego2000/
Explore the architectural gems found in the city of Oneonta. Trolley tour will be led by Dr. Cindy Falk, professor of material culture at SUNY Oneonta, and will visit the historic districts of Downtown Oneonta and Walnut Street, featuring examples from the first European settlement to the boom of the Victorian era, when the railroad came to town, and more. Registration, masks and proof of COVID-19 vaccination are required. The cost is $10 per person. Presented by Otsego 2000. Pick-up is at the Riverside Elementary School parking lot at 39 House St. in Oneonta. Tours are at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m., Sunday, June 27. Call 607-547-8881 or visit facebook.com/otsego2000/ for information.