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January 26, 2011

Talent show, lip syncing to be featured

On Feb. 12, TJ's Restaurant will host Cooperstown's Got Talent and the return of lip sync, presented by the Glimmerglass Festival, as a part of the Cooperstown Winter Carnival.

The talent show, from 6 to 8 p.m., will offer 12 acts to highlight the creative skills of the local community. Space is limited, so those who want to perform should e-mail

The return of a Winter Carnival tradition, the lip sync contest, will follow from 8 to 10 p.m. This contest will allow those 16 and older to compete for prizes. First-, second- and third-place finishers for both contests will receive iTunes gift cards of $50, $25, and $10 respectively.

Tickets for the combined event are $12.50 per person, which includes dinner and one drink, or $5 per person to attend without dinner. Additionally, attendees can reserve a full table for $100 _ which includes dinner and one drink for eight individuals. Reservations may be made by e-mailing

In addition to the Saturday evening entertainment, Carnival-goers can take advantage of a wide range of activities all weekend long. At 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will offer a free showing of the film "Lilo & Stitch" as part of the Cabin Fever Film Series, sponsored by the Hall, the Fenimore Art Museum, and the Glimmerglass Festival.

The Clark Sports Center will host a bowling tournament for adults and children ($3 for members, $6 for non-members) on Friday.

On Saturday, the Children's Disco will be offered by Brookwood School from 11:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Cooperstown Fire Hall. From noon to 2 p.m., the TREP$ Marketplace will be open for business at the middle/high school gymnasium.

Sunday's offerings include the "Surf's Up" sled races at Lake Front Park at 10:30 a.m., the Bob Smullens 5k and 10k runs starting at Pioneer Park at 12:30 p.m., and Kids' Karaoke from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge Building.

A complete schedule of the weekend's events, and registration forms for the activities, are available at

For more information, call Samantha Carr at 547-0326 or Sarah Purdy at 435-2657, or e-mail

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