The Farmers’ Museum opens its Spring Workshop season on Saturday, April 2, with a series of programs throughout the month and again in June taking place at the museum at 5775 State Highway 80 in Cooperstown.
The museum’s resident experts guide participants every step of the way, with activities that include blacksmithing, gardening, baking, printing, broom making, creating balms and salves, and more.
All workshops require advance registration. For descriptions, pricing, and registration, visit FarmersMuseum.org or Eventbrite.com.
Spring Workshop Schedule:
Introduction to Blacksmithing Workshop
April 2, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
$120 / $110 members
Hot Frame Gardening Workshop
April 9, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
$120 / $110 members
Lippitt Farmhouse Baking Workshop
April 16, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
$105 / $95 members
Printing Greeting Cards Workshop
April 23, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
$95 / $85 members
Broom Maker Workshop
April 30, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
$95 / $85 members
Balms and Salves Workshop
June 18, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
$80 / $70 members
Backyard Weeds Workshop
June 19, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
$65 / $55 members
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9
INFO NIGHT – 6:30 – 8 p.m. Cooperstown Youths age 5 – 19 learn about programs offered by 4H in Otsego County from clubs, workshops, activities, more. Cornell Cooperative Extension, 123 Lake St., Cooperstown. 607-547-2536 ext. 225 or visit cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2018/10/09/4-h-information-night-otsego-county
WORKSHOPS – 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Learn about Social Security Entitlement plans for people with Disabilities. Includes PASS Plans, Medicaid Buy-In and 1619(b), Social Security Eligibility. CDO Workforce, 12 Dietz St., Oneonta. 607-433-2343 or visit www.cdoworkforce.org/news/free-workshops-on-social-security-entitlement-programs
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 28
FAREWELL CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. The Catskill Symphony Orchestra performs works by Beethoven, Rutter, followed by Maestro Charles Schneider’s farewell performance of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th movements of Symphony No. 5 by Dimitri Shostakovich followed by a reception. Tickets, $30. Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-436-2670 or visit catskillsymphony.net
BABY SHOWER – 9 a.m. – Noon. Annual community baby shower featuring information & mini-classes from providers on pregnancy, breastfeeding, fatherhood, babies, birth, breastfeeding, and beyond. Door prizes & games galore. FoxCare Center, Oneonta. Call 607-433-8000 or visit www.facebook.com/ofoinc/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUG. 26
BE POSITIVE FESTIVAL – 10 a.m.-10 p.m. The first annual festival for all ages. Activities include speakers, volunteer opportunities, workshops, art, music, food, and dancing in locations in Downtown Cooperstown. Call (607)638-5538 or visit www.facebook.com/BePositiveFestival/
DANCE – 7-10 p.m. Everyone is invited to the multi-cultural and multi-generational dance capping off the BePositive Festival with music by local bands. The Farmers Market, Cooperstown. Call (607)638-5538 or visit www.facebook.com/BePositiveFestival/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22
Last Day to reserve for Chicken & Biscuit Dinner Theater, First United Methodist Church of Oneonta. 432-4102.
ICE FISHING WORKSHOP – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Learn to ice-fish with instructors from NYS Parks and the NYS DEC “I Fish NY” Program. Includes Gear and bait, a chance to win your own tackly, fish filleting demonstration, and a chance to learn about winter lake ecology. Glimmerglass State park, Cooperstown. Info, www.thisiscooperstown.com/events/get-hooked-ice-fishing
LIFEGUARDING – 1-3:30 p.m. Have fun in the pool and learn about water safety and lifeguarding. 11-14 year olds. Members $35, non-members $50. Oneonta YMCA, 20 – 26 Ford Avenue, Oneonta. Info, www.oneontaymca.org/
CLUBHOUSE – 6-8 p.m. Includes free food and give-aways. A judgement free zone where teens can relax with their friends. Richfield Springs Community Center, 6 Ann St., Richfield Springs. Info, Blake Stensland @ firstname.lastname@example.org or Jon Ramirez @ email@example.com or call the Family Resource Network @ (607)432-0001 or www.facebook.com/ClubhouseProject/