HAPPENIN OTSEGO for SATURDAY AUGUST 21
more at Cherry Valley outdoor games
OUTDOOR GAMES – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Find other lumberjack competitions (including a strongman competition), archery, tractor show, Tough Cookie 5k fundraising walk, and much more . Le Champ, 2 Genesee St., Cherry Valley. [email protected] or visit Cherryvalleyoutdoorgames.com.
NY STATE FAIR – 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Come and have fun at this 13-day agriculture, entertainment, education and technology showcase. The New York State Great Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse. 315-487-7711 or visit nysfair.ny.gov.
HAZARDOUS WASTE – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Residents of Otsego County are encouraged to drop off their hazardous waste for proper disposal. Everything from paints, pesticides, old batteries and more will be accepted. Hosted by the Otsego County Solid Waste Department. The Meadows office complex, 140 Co. Hwy. 33, Cooperstown. 607-547-4225 or visit www.otsegocounty.com/departments/solid_waste/household_hazardous_waste_day.php.
PADDLE & PULL – 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Help remove water chestnuts and European Frogbites (both very invasive) from Silver Lake. Only OCCA watercraft are authorized. Masks, compulsory social distancing. Bring water, sunscreen, a hat, and a dress to get you wet and dirty. Instructions on where to meet provided during registration. Silver Lake, Pittsfield. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/paddle-and-pull-silver-lake-august-21/.
IROQUOIS MUSEUM – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dance troupe leader Randy Greene will demonstrate the construction of a traditional water drum, cow horn rattle and feather fan used in social dances . Included with admission to the museum. Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Rd., Howes Cave. 518-296-8949 or visit www.iroquoismuseum.org.
RENAISSANCE FAIR – 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Dress in your best medieval / renaissance style and see performances by Celtic dancers, The Happy Haggs, as well as vendors, artisans and games for all ages at this year’s annual Ren Faire. Admission, $ 5. Windfall Dutch Barn, 2009 Clinton Rd., Cherry Valley. 518-774-0134 or visit www.windfalldutchbarn.com.
TRAIN FLIGHT – 2 p.m. Immerse yourself in the spirit of the Old West with a fun train ride, stopping unexpectedly for some Old West action. Includes shootouts and explosions, fun for the whole family. Refreshments available. Cost, $ 22 / adult. Cooperstown Charlotte Valley Railroad, departing from Milford depot, 136 E. Main St., Milford. 607-432-2429 or visit www.cooperstowntrain.com.
EXPLORATION – 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Reserve a space for children to explore the ecosystem of a pond. They will learn everything from tiny arthropods to frogs and great blue herons with the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society. Will also include activities and crafts. Free, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration required. DOAS Shrine on Franklin Mountian, Oneonta. 607-397-3815 or visit doas.us/event/pond-exploration/?fbclid=IwAR1CU9EQkaU-pjPbNsdmVog5m6IL1694rqDMcKMxQx5H0eZULiuOUfP4iFw.
EXHIBITION TOUR – 2 p.m. Visit the Haudenosaunee Cultural Center at the replica of the Mohawk Bark House and the original Seneca Log House for an interactive exploration with a museum teacher. Meet at the kiosk. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org.
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.
ANNUAL BBQ – 4:30 p.m. Order a take-out chicken BBQ to support the Grange Hall Improvement Fund. Dinners include 1/2 chicken, coleslaw, macaroni salad, cupcake, corn on the cob, more. Take out only, exact change appreciated. Cost, $ 12 / dinner. Pierstown Grange, 137 Wedderspoon Hollow Rd., Cooperstown. 607-264-3069.
FOLK CONCERT – 6:30 p.m. Enjoy folk music from Robin & Linda Williams, a Virginia-based duo exploring the sounds of rural America. Performances include “The Grand Old Opry” and “A Prairie Home Companion”. Cost, $ 20 / adult. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Road, Cooperstown. 607-547-5098 or visit hydehall.org.
CLOSING PARTY – 7 p.m. Celebrate the end of the summer reading program with food, ice cream, dinosaur and dragon themed activities, a K-9 demonstration and a movie at the dusk. Harris Memorial Library, 334 Main Street, Otego. 607-988-6661 or visit www.facebook.com/harrislibrary/.
FILM NIGHT – 7:00 PM Join the Richfield Springs Library and Community Center for a screening of “Raya and the Last Dragon”. Richfield Springs Community Center, 6 Ann Street, Richfield Springs. 315-858-0230 or visit www.facebook.com/Richfield-Springs-Public-Library-10682104223236404/.
CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Enjoy the performance of Kyshona, whose music mixes roots, rock, R&B and folk with lyrical prowess to uplift the marginalized and educate the masses. Tickets, $ 24 / adult. Roxbury Arts Center, 5025 Vega Mountain Rd., Roxbury. 607-326-7908 or visit roxburyartsgroup.org.
CONCERT – 7:30 pm Directing of the new opera “Libba: Here This Day”, telling the life story of blues legend Libba Cotten who grew up in the isolated south, played the banjo and won a Grammy at 91 years. Free admission. Franklin Stage Company, 25 Institute Street, Franklin. 607-829-3700 or visit franklinstagecompany.org.
THEATER – 8:00 PM Come and watch the premiere performance of “All of Us,” featuring four characters from a dystopian world sharing their stories on four separate stages for a traveling audience. Each represents a hyperbolized aspect of today’s social struggles. Showcases local talent in a beautiful outdoor setting. Cost, $ 5. Rexmere Park, 159 W. Main St., Stamford. Visit facebook.com/weallofusshow.