Contradance set for today
The Otsego Dance Society will hold its December contradance today at the Presbyterian Church in Cooperstown. Casey Mullaney will call and the band will be Ms. Marty & SGB.
Contradancing is a traditional New England dance form that is social and easy to learn, according to a media release. Singles, couples and families of all ages are welcome. No experience is needed, since all dances are taught and walked through.
Dancing begins at 8 and continues until 11 p.m., with a short break for refreshments.
There is a suggested donation of $8 for adults, $4 for students and teenagers and free for children 12 and younger. The Presbyterian Church is on the corner of Pioneer and Church streets.
For more information, call 965-8232 or 547-8164, or visit www.otsegodancesociety.blogspot.com.
‘Taj Garage’ to reopen today
Poet, potter, world traveler/teacher and veteran Cooperstown High School Visiting Artist Steve Clorfeine will exhibit crafts by artisans in Nepal and India in a three-day display, “From Nepal & India to the Taj Garage.” The show will be open with an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. today and continue 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at 689 Beaver Meadow Road near Cooperstown in the Art Garage.
Clorfeine will present readings from “India Journals,” his work-in-progress, from 5 to 6 pm. Saturday.
For more information, contact Steve Clorfeine at email@example.com or (845) 626-3096, or Sydney Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 547-5327.
Community Chorale concerts planned
The Community Chorale of the Catskills will present their annual holiday concerts Saturday and Sunday.
The concerts, under the direction of Richard Tucker, will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church at 55 Church St. in Margaretville and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church at 53837 state Highway 30 in Roxbury.
Sacred Shakers to play in Cooperstown
Eilen Jewell and the Sacred Shakers will perform as part of the Cooperstown Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church at 25 Church St. in Cooperstown.
Tickets will cost $18 per person. for more information, call 547-1812 or visit www.cooperstownconcertseries.org/tss.html.
Contradance set at Sidney roller rink
The next Sidney community contradance will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Hillcrest Roller Rink on West Main Street in Sidney. Local piano and banjo player Kathy Shimberg will be joined by Eileen Nicholson on fiddle. Bob Nicholson returns as caller. The admission fee is $5. Children 12 and younger may attend for free. For more information, search “Sidney Community Contra Dance” on Facebook or call 563-2582.
Manhattan Transfer concert rescheduled
The Manhattan Transfer concert scheduled for 8 p.m. Sunday at the Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center has been rescheduled for March 9.
A 10-time Grammy-Award-winning vocal group, The Manhattan Transfer has created four-part harmonies for more than 40 years.
Tickets originally purchased for December concert will be valid for the March performance. Refunds will also be issued. For more information, call 431-2080 or visit www.foothillspac.org.
The Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center is at 24 Market St. in Oneonta.
Christmas concert set for Sunday
The Worcester Community Choral will present its annual Christmas concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Worcester United Methodist church. It will perform the cantata, “All is Well” by Michael Barrett and David Angerman. The community Chorale is directed by Evelyn Preston and accompanied by Jean Ames.
The concert is free and open to the public, but a donation plate will be provided to help with the community Christmas Basket.
Class to present Rockmas on Tuesday
The concert production class at the State University College at Oneonta will presents Rockmas on Tuesday at The Oneonta Theatre. Doors will open at 7 p.m. with performances from 8 to 11 p.m. Rockmas will feature rock combos The Carlos Danger Experience, Patrick & the Stars, Mills Underground, and headliner Stay Gold. Tickets are $3 and all extra proceeds with be donated to Rock to Cure.
‘Messiah’ to be performed
The Voices of Cooperstown will present Handel’s “Messiah” at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at Christ Church in Cooperstown. Ticket prices are $18 or $10 for students and are available at Augur’s.