Climate change talk to be held Saturday

DELHI — Kevin Schultz of Oneonta will present “Climate R/Evolution,” a lecture on the science of climate change at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Bushel Collective at 106 Main St. in Delhi.

According to a media release, Schultz is an associate professor and chair of the physics department at Hartwick College as well as chair of the City of Oneonta Environmental Board.

He will outline the science behind global climate change and present the facts — widely known and less known. Schultz will address what the science has to say about the future of the planet and how people can move from a personal response to the climate crisis toward collective action.

The talk is free and open to the public.

Visit www.bushelcollective.org for more information.

Fun with chocolate for families planned

SHERBURNE — A Family Fun program will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Rogers Environmental Education Center’s visitor center at 2721 State Route 80 in Sherburne.

“Crazy for Cacao” will celebrate the cocoa or cacao bean and illustrate how they are used to create chocolate. Historical recipes will be made and served. The program, sponsored by M&T Bank, is free.

Call 607-674-4733 for more information.

Department to host donation pasta meal  

WEST LAURENS — A donation lasagna dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the West Laurens Fire Department on state Route 23.

Phone bank party planned at gallery

GILBERTSVILLE —A phone bank party endorsing Bernie Sanders for president will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Dunderberg Gallery at 118 Marion Ave. in Gilbertsville.

Also on Saturday, flutist Ana Laura Gonsalez and pianist Fideliz Campbell will perform at 5 p.m. and an Art Dollar Sale will be held from noon until 7 p.m.

Call Marcus Villagran at 607-783-2476 or 607-783-2010 for more information.

Readings to follow traditional high tea

JORDANVILLE — The Jordanville Federated Church will host another of its Literary Teas at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, in the church’s Social Hall at 209 Main St. in Jordanville.

According to a media release, traditional high tea and a short story by local author Terry Berkson will be read along with others.

Call 315-866-3353 or 315-858-2798 to let organizers know how many plan to attend.

Free-will offerings will be divided between the church and the Jordanville Public Library. The suggested donation is $9.

Volunteers are needed to help with washing, drying and storing items used for the teas.

The last tea will be held on April 1.

Dinner offered with sweethearts in mind

DELHI — The sixth annual “Take your Sweetheart to Dinner” presented by the Delaware County Community Action Network will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the First Presbyterian Church at 4 Clinton St. in Delhi.

Spaghetti, meatballs, bread, salad, dessert and a beverage will be served.

Free-will offerings will be accepted. Takeout orders will be $5 each.

Speaker to address climate change links

COOPERSTOWN — Paula DiPerna will address climate change, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, in the village meeting room at 22 Main St. in Cooperstown.

According to a media release, “2020: Science, Policy and Capital Converge on Climate Change — What Will Happen?” will draw upon DiPerna’s recent experiences in Washington and China with environmental investing, the carbon market and climate change policy.

She will discuss new openings in the job market and the effects on the insurance industry’s focus on flooding and storms. She will also outline the appropriation of millions of dollars in New York to improve infrastructure, noting that none is allotted to Otsego County.

DiPerna, whose home is in Middlefield, serves as a strategic global environmental adviser to CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project. 

DiPerna’s talk, sponsored by the Friends of the Village Library, is free and open to the public. It is part of the group’s Speaker Series.

Kids Club to hear from coin collector

COOPERSTOWN — The UPBEAT Kids Club, designed for students in first through eighth grade, will meet from 8:30 a.m. to noon Monday, Feb. 17, at Christ Church Parish Hall at 69 Fair St. in Cooperstown. A coin collector will share his hobby including what United States presidents are featured on what coins.

The free club is in its second year. It meets when school is closed for holidays, conference days and during school breaks. Activities incorporate the themes of courage, kindness and manners and include baking, board games, art, music and drama.

Earlier drop-off times for working parents may be arranged.

Email gmeeter@gmail.com for more information and to register.

Cemetery overseers to elect leadership

UNADILLA — The Evergreen Hill Cemetery Association will have its annual meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at  the town hall at 1648 State Highway 7 in Unadilla.

Officers and trustees for 2020 will be elected. Rebuilding the lower wall and continued tree removal will be discussed.

Anyone interested in learning more about the association or to volunteer is welcome to attend the meeting.

Call 607-988-7084 for more information.

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