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October 20, 2012

Halloween events to kick off this weekend

Halloween events are under way this weekend throughout the region, continuing until Oct. 31. Here is a schedule of events: 

Kidney Walk

Sunday’s annual Oneonta Walk for Kidneys at the State University College at Oneonta will feature a Halloween theme, with games, prizes, children’s activities and entertainment. 

The annual benefit, which raises money for the Northeast Kidney Foundation, will begin at 11 a.m. There is a minimum donation of $5 per walker.

The event is hosted by SUNY Oneonta’s Phi Sigma Sigma sorority and the Center for Social Responsibility and Community. 

Halloween safety

The Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard will host Safe Kids of Otsego County from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday to present information about Halloween safety. Reflective zipper pulls and stickers will be provided, and safety tips will be discussed. For information, call (800) 505-6455 or visit

Pumpkin Glow

Main Street Oneonta will present its inaugural “Light up the Harvest Festival” at Muller Plaza on Saturday. From 2 to 6:15 p.m., there will be children’s games, seasonal stories and entertainment. Prizes and treats will be available. Local dancers will perform just before the lighting of the pumpkins. Participants may bring a carved pumpkin from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Pumpkins will be lit at 6:30 p.m. 

Another Pumpkin Glow is scheduled for Oct. 28 in Cooperstown. The Cooperstown Art Association is asking participants to bring carved or decorated pumpkins to the association’s porch before 6 p.m. Oct. 28. A candle is needed to light the pumpkin.

The glow will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. The program is free and open to the public, although donations will be accepted. The Cooperstown Art Association in the village library building. For more information, call 547-9777 or visit

Haunted house

The Earlville Opera House will host a haunted house from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 27, featuring live animals hosted by Talons Birds of Prey. Admission is free, with donations accepted. For information, visit or call (315) 691-3550. Organizers said the event may not be appropriate for young children. 

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