HAPPENIN OTSEGO for SATURDAY 23 OCTOBER
The return of the Catskill Symphony Orchestra
SYMPHONY – 7 p.m. The Catskill Symphony Orchestra returns after a hiatus of almost 2 years. The first concert will be called “Archissimo” and will feature essentials from the repertoire of MOZART’s string orchestra Serenata Notturna to Romanian folk dances BARTÓK. The sanitary instructions will be respected. The cost is $ 32 / adult. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Visit catskillsymphonyorchestra.org
BENEFIT DINNER – 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Enjoy a delicious pasta dinner made with Bolognese sauces, alfredo and more, homemade to help a local woman fight breast cancer. Cost, $ 10 / plate. Any extra will help cover costs not covered by insurance. The Black Barn, 3522 Co. Hwy. 11, Cooperstown.
DAFFODILS – All day. Get together with friends, family, clubs and more to plant daffodils in the park with the Rotary Club. Huntington Park, Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org
VACCINE CLINIC – 8:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Established Bassett patients aged 18 and over are encouraged to receive either a flu shot or the COVID-19 vaccine. Family Medicine Bassett, Ste 9, 739 Rt. 28, south side of Oneonta. 607-431-1015 or visit www.bassett.org/news/upcoming-patient-flu-covid-19-vaccine-clinics?fbclid=IwAR2EO0lOO1CmH3CIQRMxsPIGqKRbgmWC2oaJ6IRFYWG1iC5EyBWDAK6INqE
INFLUENZA CLINIC – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Established Bassett patients aged 18 and over are invited to a driving flu shot event. No appointment necessary. Near the outpatient building, Bassett Medical Center, 1 Atwell Dr., Cooperstown. 607-547-7973 or visit www.bassett.org/events/2021/10/drive-through-flu-shot-clinic-bassett-medical-center-0
EDUCATION – 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Find out about the latest findings, updates and research on Huntington’s disease. The presentations will cover everything from family planning information and treatment to financial planning information. Free, registration for the Zoom meeting required. Presented by The Albany Chapter of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. Visit albany.hdsa.org for information.
PAPER SHREDDING – 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Bring your confidential papers for secure shredding with Confidata. Up to 5 boxes / household. Declutter the office before the winter blues strike. Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
EXHIBITION DISCUSSION – 10:30 AM Hop online for a live event featuring author / illustrator Marc Brown, creator of the beloved “Arthur” series. Brown will discuss his popular persona, read excerpts from his books, and answer questions from the audience. Suggested donation $ 15, registration required. Presented by the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
OPERA – 12:55 PM Watch the live show from the Metropolitan Opera, broadcast live at Oneonta. This week is the performance of “Fire Shut Up In My Bones” by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, on the journey of a young man to overcome a life of trauma and difficulties. Cost, $ 20 / adult. Lunch available for purchase separately from Soda Jerks. Screening at the Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit www.foothillspac.org
RIDE & WALK – 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Join the Otsego County Conservation Association for a guided train ride and nature walk through Lackawanna Trail Park. Starts with a ride on the historic narrow-gauge South Columbia Train at Lackawanna Trail Park, followed by a nature walk to enjoy fall foliage, the great cedar swamp, and more. Don’t hesitate to bring binoculars, water, snacks and dress for the weather. Parking at the Newark Milk & Cream Co. building, 167 McKoons Rd., Richfield Springs. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/ride-and-walk-lackawanna-trail-park/
HALLOWEEN PARTY – 2 p.m. Celebrate Halloween at the Ice Cream Parlor with spooky music, Halloween-inspired ice cream flavors and the children’s costume contest. Any disguised child will receive a free children’s ice cream. Homemade Polar Bear Ice Cream, 5212 St. Hwy. 28 S, Oneonta. 607-432-0901 or visit www.facebook.com/Polar-Bear-Homemade-Ice-Cream-More-538187663021144/
LIFE SKILLS – 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Teens are invited to learn to cook with Lynn. Menu posted on FB. Limited places, reservation required. Presented by the Oneonta Teen Center. 50 rue Dietz, Oneonta. 607 441 3999 or visit www.facebook.com/oneonta.teencenter
PUMPKIN PAINTING – 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Join the Cooperstown Police Department for a fun night of Halloween pumpkin painting and other craft creations. Supplies provided on a first come, first served basis. Will be followed by a film starring “The Boy Who Lived” at age 7. Come disguised with comfortable clothes and blankets. Presented by the Cooperstown Village Library at Lake Front Park, Cooperstown. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
GHOST TOURS – 5:30 PM Take a bizarre lantern-lit tour through the historic village to learn about the young ghost at the Bump Tavern, the mysterious morning blows on the anvil at the blacksmiths and other ‘things that knock in the night ”. ‘6 visits / night. For social distancing 8 people / tour. Mandatory reservation. Recommended for people aged 10 and over. Cost, $ 17 / non-member. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. 607) 547-1456 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org
GHOST TOUR – 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Take a guided lantern tour through a 200 year old mansion full of spooky stories and restless souls. Cost, $ 20 / adult. Prolonged walking and climbing stairs are part of the visit. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd., Cooperstown 607-547-5098 or visit hydehall.org
THEATER – 8:00 PM The Afton Community Theater and Tri-Town Theater present the new Broadway hit musical “A Bronx Tale” based on the book by Chazz Palminteri. Follows a boy who must navigate the Bronx between gangsters, his father and find a young love. General admission, $ 13. Community Cultural Center, 1 Bridge Street, Sidney. Visit tritown.booktix.com for tickets.