Activities scheduled by club for women

WORCESTER — The Worcester Woman’s Club will end its 2019 season with three events.

The first event will be the annual Christmas Tree lighting at Worcester Central School on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Free pictures with Santa, cookies and cocoa will begin at 5:15 p.m. Caroling and the tree lighting will follow at 6:30 p.m. The school’s Parent-Teacher Organization will also participate.

The Woman’s Club will have its annual Christmas party at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at the Historical Society at 144 Main St. in Worcester. Guests will be the Schenevus Central School a cappella chorus led by Music Director Montana Kelman. Members are requested to bring an unwrapped toy to donate to the Community Christmas Basket Campaign.

On Saturday, Dec. 14, the Woman’s Club will provide refreshments to the volunteers placing wreaths on the graves of local veterans through Wreaths Across America in Maple Grove Cemetery in Worcester.

Holiday market day planned at clinic

COOPERSTOWN — Bassett Healthcare Network and the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Pop-up Holiday Market in the lobby of the Bassett Health Center Clinic at 1 Atwell Road from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5. Hand-crafted items and gourmet treats suitable for gift-giving will be featured.

The event is in support of Friends of Bassett and local crafters. Call 607-547-9983 for more information.

Homemade soup buffet to be held

FRANKLIN — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Main Street in Franklin will feature a homemade soup buffet for its monthly First Thursday Community Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5.

The monthly dinners are in support of the on-going interior renovation project.

Free-will offerings will be accepted.

Archaeologists set to meet Thursday

NORWICH — The Chenango Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at 45 Rexford St. in Norwich.

Presentations by archaeologists and historians on field trips, work on local digs and publications will be featured.

Call 607-334-9227 for more information.

Author to discuss novel at area library

DELHI — Jeffrey Antonucci, author of “Deep Within a Blueberry Sky,” will discuss his novel at the Cannon Free Library in Delhi at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5. Antonucci will also read passages and divulge his inspiration for the book.

The library will have another session of Read/Seen/Heard at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. Readers will share reviews of books and films.

Call 607-746-2662 for more information.

Afton history group to have open house

AFTON — The Afton Historical Society will have an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at  116 Main St. in Afton. Museum tours may be taken. Hot cider and cookies will be served. Call 607-693-1408 for more information. 

Gift shopping event to be held in Oxford

OXFORD — Santa’s Secret Shoppe will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Fort Hill building of the United Church of Oxford at 16 Fort Hill Park, opposite the Oxford Academy Middle School.

Gifts will be available for family members, friends and pets. No gift will cost more than $2, which, according to organizers, makes shopping both easy and affordable for youngsters especially. There will also be door prizes along with a bake sale and free refreshments.

The 26th annual event is sponsored by the Brisben Doers and volunteers from St. Joseph’s Church, the United Methodist Church and United Church of Oxford.

Call Sandy Beckwith at 607-843-9334 or Penni Bradley at 607-343-0856 for more information.

Fair to feature holiday gift ideas

HOBART — The Hobart Holiday Market & Gift Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Dec. 7, at The Hobart Community Center on Cornell Avenue in Hobart.

Jams, jellies, maple products, gift baskets and homemade and crafted items will be featured.

Bazaar and lunch to benefit projects

WALTON — The annual Christmas Bazaar and Luncheon will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the United Presbyterian Church at 58 East St. in Walton.

Gifts, handcrafted merchandise, baked goods and white elephant items will be featured. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. consisting of a choice of soup, sandwich, dessert and beverage. 

Proceeds will benefit Presbyterian Women’s mission projects both here and abroad.

DAR set to hear program Saturday

COOPERSTOWN — The Otsego Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Clara Welch Thanksgiving  Home at 48 Grove St. in Cooperstown.

A program on The Farmers’ Museum’s Lippitt Homestead will be presented by Debbie Anderson and Sandy Bullard. 

Call Lee Catella at 607-433-2463 for more information. 

Gingerbread houses set to be decorated

SPRINGFIELD CENTER — The Springfield Library will host its annual gingerbread house decorating event from noon until 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.

Pre-made houses will be decorated and homemade cookies and cocoa will be served in the Community Center at 129 County Road 29A in Springfield Center.

The Springfield Historical Society will also have its annual Open House that day. Christmas ornaments, note cards and Kate Gray’s Book, “A History of Springfield” and Springfield coloring books will all be on sale.

Santa’s Workshop to include crafts

EAST SPRINGFIELD — A Santa’s Workshop will feature refreshments, crafts and activities from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at the East Springfield Fire Department on U.S. Route 20 in East Springfield.

The Springfield Library Grinch will be there to give away one new book to each child.

Market in Oxfordto have sale day

OXFORD — The Oxford Winter Farmers’ Market will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Parish House Community Center of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 34 Main St. in Oxford.

Fresh produce, dairy products, free-range eggs, locally-raised beef, lamb, pork and chicken, breads, baked goods, jams, syrup, honey, locally-made artisan goods including Oxford FFA wreaths, alpaca fiber and willow products, pottery, prints, jewelry, small-batch soaps, lotions and lip balms, will be featured.

Chef Becky (former owner of Becky’s Place in Norwich) will offer chili and cornbread for lunch. Live music will be performed by Elaine Sherman of Tremolo who will entertain with traditional, folk, Irish and popular music on the hammered dulcimer.

Hourly holiday door prize drawings will start at 11 a.m.

There is no charge to be eligible for a door prize, but recipients must be present to win.

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