A heavy downpour didn’t keep throngs of music lovers from cramming the tents to support the Oneonta YMCA at the fundraising concert featuring 38 Special at the Sixth Ward Athletic Field Thursday evening. Above, guitar and vocalist Don Barnes, left, and guitarists Jerry Riggs performing their hit, “Hold On Loosely”, after they took to the stage. Special guests Jackson Michaelson and Dylan Schneider warmed up the crowd. Rndy Mowers, Oneonta, inset right, acted as auctioneer for the evening, as guests had a chance to bid on sports memorabilia and even a tour of the ESPN studios. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Mahala Johnson Selected
For ‘Students Inside
ONEONTA – Mahala Johnson, an 11th grader from Oneonta High School, has been chosen to attend this year’s Students Inside Albany program, sponsored by the League of Women Voters (LWV) of the Oneonta Area.
This 19th annual Students Inside Albany program will take place from May 19-22, and will bring 60 students from across the state to Albany to get a first-hand education about their state government.
A program of the LWV of New York State Education Foundation, Inc., it is designed to increase high school students’ awareness of their responsibility in representative government and provide information about the tools necessary for meeting that responsibility.
Enjoy Night Out
Daughters got the royal treatment this evening as they and their fathers enjoyed the festivities at the annual YMCA Father Daughter Dance at the Hunt Union Ballroom at SUNY Oneonta. Above, Brad Amadon, right, Davenport, swings his daughter Natalie on the dance floor before the dinner rush. At right, Tim Gargash enjoys a slow dance with his daughter Skylar, who is wearing a dress he hand-made for her especially for the occasion. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JAN. 26
THEATER – 8 p.m. Presenting “Love, Loss, And What I Wore.” The Production Center, The Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-432-5407 or visit foothillspac.org
FILM SERIES – 7-9 p.m. Cabin Fever film festival presents “Loving Vincent.” Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Free, open to the public. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/calendar-a
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, DEC. 19
OPERA – 7 p.m. Enjoy a performance of family friendly opera, “The Little Prince,” this holiday season. Auditorium, Cooperstown High School. Call 607-547-2255 or visit glimmerglass.org/festival/little-prince/
SENIOR SOCIAL – 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Seniors enjoy fun in the pool, hot beverages, luncheon, bingo, more. Oneonta YMCA, 20-26 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0010 or visit www.oneontaymca.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/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, APRIL 20
LECTURE – 7:30 p.m. Bruce Buckley series presents Robert Baron speaking on “Contemporary Resonances of Mid Century Cooperstown Public Folklore and Public History.” The Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium, Cooperstown. Info, Amanda Berman firstname.lastname@example.org
TEEN SCENE – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Teens meet to discuss events that are important to them. This months meeting will have a Paint & Dip in which teens will paint a pattern with a twist of their own. Led by artist Diane Stensland. Reservations required. Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Info, visit www.familyrn.org/news_events/event_calendar.html/event/2017/04/20/1492727400/teen-scene/153288 or contact Kristin Winn, email@example.com or call (607)432-0001
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19
THEATER – 8 p.m. “Peter and the Starcatcher” presented by SUNY Oneonta. Tells the backstory of JM Barrie’s ‘Peter Pan’ as imagined by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Goodrich Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Info, oneonta.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp
AMAZING AMPHIBIANS – 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Get your elementary aged children out and learn about the amphibians that are waking up from winter and explore Thayer farm to learn which ones live there. Meet at Upland Interpretive Center at Thayer Farm, 7027 State Highway 80, Springfield. Info, occainfo.org/calendar/get-kids-amazing-amphibians/
Lisa Luysic, Oneonta Family YMCA PiYo instructor, helps Oneonta Job Corps students Ramero Morris, Dwight Gordon and Vidmary Soto work on their flexibility and balance at the Health Fair this afternoon at the OJCA Campus on West Street. The event, held on National Kick B**** Day, celebrated OJCA’s first 100 days as a smoke- and tobacco-free campus. The event featured presentations and tabling by Fox Hospital, Cornell Cooperative Extension, the state Department of Health, the American Cancer Society, and the Oneonta Fire Department as well as an array of activities and door prizes. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)