Former Oneonta resident Arjun Verma is returning to the area from San Francisco for a sitar concert on Friday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut Street, Oneonta.
Arjun Verma began learning sitar at age 5 from his father, the late Roop Verma, an internationally performing sitarist who had studied with Maestros Ali Akbar Khan and Ravi Shankar. Hailed by “The New York Times” as a “fine sitarist,” Arjun shares the jewels of his cultural heritage in a manner that is fresh, modern, and relevant, while maintaining a high standard of traditional integrity. His performance repertoire has stretched the limits of the sitar as an instrument, and his recording and composing work has adapted Indian classical music effectively for TV, opera, and documentary film.
Catskill Community Players, seated from left to right, are Diana Friedell, Maria Johnson, J Lentner, and Diane Stammel; standing from left to right are Mark Murphy, Ben Friedell, Charlie Reiman, Michael Tamburrino, and Rhiannon LaCross.
The Catskill Community Players celebrate their 48th year with Neil Simon’s comedy “Rumors” at the Wieting Theater in Worcester April 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 1.
A cast of local favorites perform in the hilarious tale of a celebration gone wrong:
Maria Johnson and Ben Friedell are Ken and Chris Gorman, J Lentner and Diane Stammel feature as Lenny and Claire Ganz, Diana Friedell and Mark Murphy appear as Cookie and Ernie Cusack, Michael Tamburrino and Rhiannon La Cross portray the young and ambitious Glenn and Cassie Cooper. Also joining the cast are Charlie Reiman and Abbey Koutnik as officers Welch and Pudney.
RUMORS is under the direction of Lissa Sidoli, with Diana Friedell producing, stage management by Deb Bruce, Diane Stammel in charge of costumes, and a set designed by Andy O’Dell and Charlie Reiman. There will be home baked refreshments for sale during intermission to benefit the Worcester Woman’s Club. Mask wearing will be decided by the board based on CDC regulations regarding COVID safety at show time.
Tickets are $20 General Admission and $15 for Seniors or Students and can be obtained in advance on line here thru Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3K8BMym or at the door.
The Wieting Theatre, built in 1910, was host to many vaudeville troupes touring across the U.S. by train. Here, the walls do talk — signatures of cast members from past shows from as far back as 1920 adorn the backstage walls.
Find out more about CCP at http://catskillplayers.org/ or at https://www.facebook.com/catskillcommunityplayers.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27
COOP LOOP – 1 p.m. 19th annual 5k & 10k race through streets of Cooperstown. Registration 11:30-12:30 a.m. Cost, $30/adult for 5k, $35/adult for 10K, day of race. Win prizes for costumes with categories from scariest, to funniest, to best. Starts, ends at Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 607-547-2800 or visit www.clarksportscenter.com/events/2019-coop-loop-5k-10k-race/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26
HAUNTED HOUSE – 6 – 10 p.m. Get your heart racing as you explore house filled with terrifying creatures, specters, more. Recommended ages 12+. Admission, $2 or donation to Toiletries Closet. Oneonta Teen Center, 4 Academy St., Oneonta. 607-441-3999 or visit www.facebook.com/oneonta.teencenter
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25
PARANORMAL – 7 – 9 p.m. & 10 – Midnight. Join seasoned investigator for fun, education, exploration of paranormal possibilities of the opera house. Cost, $20/person. Earlville Opera House, 18 E. Main St., Earlville. 315-691-3550 or visit www.earlvilleoperahouse.com/halloween-events
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JANUARY 4
FILM SERIES – 7 p.m. Discrimination Matters film series presents “Loving,” about the story of Richard and Mildred Loving. Open discussion to follow. Free, open to public. Light snacks available, or bring your own. Waterfront Room, Hunt College Union, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2747307
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30
FILM SCREENING – 2 p.m. Take fun family outing this holiday season to see “The Grinch.” Cost, $5/adult. Children -17 enter free. Wieting Theater, 168 Main St., Worcester. Visit www.wietingtheatre.com
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
ARTISAN FESTIVAL – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Artists, Crafters, Makers from throughout the region come together to sell their works. Find handmade jewelry, textiles, soap, furniture, glass art, pottery, photography, more at Otsego County Campus, 197 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9983 or visit www.cooperstownartisanfestival.info
FAMILY SATURDAY – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Field trip for families features hands-on activities for kids, guided tours, demonstrations of the water-powered sawmill, the gristmill, and woodworking shop. Admission, $9/adult. Hanford Mills Museum, 51 Co. Hwy. 12, East Meredith. Call 607-278-5744 or visit www.hanfordmills.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUGUST 31
BALLOON FEST – 4 – 9 p.m. See balloons inflate, take a ride in one, more. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-432 2941 or visit www.facebook.com/BalloonFestOneonta/
OPENING RECEPTION – 5 – 7 p.m. Celebrate opening of 2018 finale art show “Poetica Obscurum.” Featuring works by Robert Grinder, S. Worcester artist Pooh Kaye (screening zany stop motion animations for dancers and objects from The Backyard Series), and Gail Peachin exhibiting compelling collages based on black & white photographs. The Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Road, Cooperstown. 607-547-5327 or visit www.facebook.com/TheArtGarageCooperstown/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOV. 5
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS ENDS – 2 a.m. Turn clocks back one hour!
THEATER – 2 p.m. The Catskill Community Players present comedy drama “All in the Timing” consisting of six comic sketches about language, life, and complicated romances. Wieting Theater, 168 Main St., Worcester. Call 607-397-8500 or visit catskillplayers.org
FALL CLEAN UP – 1-4 p.m. Have fun outdoors and prepare the gardens for winter. No experience required, tools provided. Rain or shine. Brookwood Point, 6000 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. call 607-547-2366 or visit otsegolandtrust.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 4
FOOD & FARMING – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Conference “Careers and New Ventures,” features knowledgeable speakers, vendors, breakout sessions, panel discussion to inform and inspire NYS farmers and the public. Free, open to all. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/food-farm
VETERANS TRIBUTE – 5-9 p.m. Concert in tribute to our Veterans featuring Joe Diffie. Cost, $25/adult, Veterans/active duty enter free. The Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, NOV. 3
CENTENNIAL RECEPTION – 6-7:30 p.m. Celebrate the centennial of the Huntington Memorial Library and hear about the history of the library, plans for the future, and get a sneak peak at the new design for Huntington Park. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org
FAMILY CELEBRATION – 3:30-5 p.m. Celebrate the centennial of the Huntington Memorial Library with the family. Includes free face, painting, balloons, a clown, classic games, refreshments. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 22
INTERFAITH COMMUNITY GATHERING – 3 p.m. Program titled “With Malice Toward Non: Honoring America’s Legacy of Religious Inclusion.” Affirming America’s principles of democracy, religious freedom, compassion, and unity for people of all faiths. Temple Beth El, 83 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, Ken Sider, email@example.com or visit www.templebetheloneonta.org/2017/04/with-malice-toward-none/
EARTH FESTIVAL – 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 13th annual festival featuring interactive exhibits, activities, vendors, and entertainment. Milford Central School, 42 W. Main St, Milford. Info, occainfo.org/calendar/earth-festival-2017/