HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: American Heritage Concert with the Catskill Symphony Orchestra 5/14/22

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY MAY 14

American Heritage Concert with
the Catskill Symphony Orchestra

SYMPHONY – 7 p.m. The Catskill Symphony Orchestra presents its last concert of the season “American Heritage”, celebrating American composers of the 20th century, including Florence Price (Violin Concerto No. 1), Amy Beach (Gaelic Symphony) and George Whitefield Chadwick (Rip Van Winkle Overture) and will feature solo violinist Er-Gene Kahng. Health instructions will be respected. The cost is $35/adult at the door. Alumni Country Home, Dewar Arena, SUNY Oneonta. Visit catskillsymphonyorchestra.org

BIRD WALK – 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. Join Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society Co-President Becky Gretton for a morning walk to spot early risers. Beginners are welcome. Dress for the weather, bring binoculars and a bird guide. Free, pre-registration required. Presented by the Otsego County Conservation Association to Mohican Farm, 7207 St. Hwy. 80 Coopertown. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/morning-birding-at-mohican-2/

CLEANUP – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hartwick residents are encouraged to clean up Hartwick for 2022 by disposing of old household furniture, yard waste, green waste and scrap metal at City Hall. Contact City Clerk Andrea Vazquez to arrange pickup if you cannot (cost, $20). No household garbage or hazardous waste. Televisions, electronics, mattresses, tires and more can also be disposed of for the usual county fee. Also find usable items at Clean Sweep Yard Sale. Town Hall, 103 Town Dr., Hartwick. 607-547-8070 or visit www.facebook.com/TownofHartwick/

RIVER PADDLE – 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Enjoy a leisurely paddle on the Susquehanna River with the Rotary District 7170 Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG). All levels of paddlers are welcome. Cost, $10 which covers both days. (Do NOT go to Crumhorn Lake). Starts at Crumhorn Pond Fishing Access in the Susquehanna State Forest. 607-687-3263 or visit otsegooutdoors.org/event/susquehanna-river-paddle-organized-by-rotary-district-7170/

MEET THE MAKERS – 9:00am – 3:00pm Stop by the new emporium to meet the makers behind their selection of locally sourced arts, crafts, food and beverages. Will include samples, outdoor activities, demonstrations and more. Pickin’ Patch Emporium, 7487 St. Hwy. 7, Maryland. 607-638-6086 or visit www.facebook.com/ThePickinPatchEmporium/

BOOK COLLECTION – 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Empty the books this spring? Donate them to your local library for the summer book sale. Side entrance, Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/

EXHIBITION TOUR – 10:00am – 11:00am Grandparents and grandchildren are invited to join a special tour with Victoria Wyeth, granddaughter of artist Andrew Wyeth to explore the exhibition ‘Drawn from Life: Three Generations of Wyeth Figure Studies.’ Free. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

COMMUNITY BABY SHOWER – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. New mothers and expectant mothers are invited to join Building Healthy Families, Bassett Healthcare and other medical and early childhood organizations for the 8th Annual Community Baby Shower. Get free gifts, prizes, enjoy games and presentations, and see what the community has to offer to support you and your new child. Hosted at Southside Mall, Oneonta. 607-433-8000 or visit www.ofoinc.org/find-program/building-healthy-families/baby-shower/

JOB FAIR – 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Find your next job opportunity with Amphenol Aerospace. Includes the opportunity to meet one-on-one with hiring managers, apply in person, showcase skills and talents, and win prizes. Southside Mall, Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/southsidemall/

MEET ME ON MAIN – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Main Street will be closed for live music performances, vendors, outdoor dining and more for the community to enjoy and celebrate spring. Main Street, Oneonta. 607-376-7599 or visit www.facebook.com/DestinationOneonta/

RUSSIAN HISTORY – 1pm Learn about the history of the Martha and Mary Community of Mercy convent, founded by Grand Duchess Elizaveta Feodorovna after the assassination of her husband and the work the convent did to care for orphans, destitute and victims of war. Presented by Dr. Louise Hardiman who will explore the rich artistic history of the Convent Church and its cultural context, drawing on her research into national artistic revival in late Imperial Russian art and the history of Anglo- Russians. Presented by the Museum of Russian History, Jordanville. 315 858-2468 or visit www.russianhistorymuseum.org

YOUTH CONFERENCE – 1:00 – 2:00 pm Join Victoria Wyeth, granddaughter of Andrew Wyeth, for a talk to local youth providing an inside look at her family’s life and legacy. Free, open to the public. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

CONCERT – 4:00 pm Enjoy an intimate concert featuring Evan Jagels on double bass and Nicole Brancato on prepared piano as they musically explore their reactions to the paintings displayed in the gallery. Masks recommended. Cost, $20/adult. Dunderberg Gallery, 118 Marion Ave., Gilbertsville. 607-783-2010 or visit www.facebook.com/dunderberggallery

LIFESKILLS – 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Teens are invited to learn to cook with Lynn. Menu posted on FB. Limited places, reservations required. Presented by the Oneonta Teen Center. 50 Dietz Street, Oneonta. 607 441 3999 or visit www.facebook.com/oneonta.teencenter

GALLERY TOUR – 5:30 PM Join Victoria Wyeth, granddaughter of Andrew Wyeth, for an after-hours tour of the Drawn from Life: Three Generations of Wyeth Figure Studies exhibit featuring an inside look at the life and legacy of his family. Cost, $55/non-member. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

SPRING CELEBRATION – 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Celebrate spring and enjoy live music with a delicious spaghetti dinner to eat in or take out. Cost, $8/adult. Profits are used to support the missions of the church. Great Hall, St. James Church, 305 Main Street, Oneonta. 607-432-1458 or visit www.facebook.com/stjamesoneonta/

THEATER – 7:30 pm Attend a new version of Wendy Kesselman’s “Diary of Anne Frank” based on the play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. Anne Frank’s Diary chronicled her life as her family went into hiding in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam from 1942 to 1944. Material may not be suitable for children. Tickets, $20/adult. Presented by Bigger Dreams Productions at the Production Center, Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/biggerdreamsproductions

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