St. Patty’s Day dance planned

The Doubleday Dancers Western Square Dance Club of Cooperstown will hold its St. Patrick’s Day dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Cooperstown Elementary School on Walnut St. Ray Taylor will call Mainstream and Plus dances and Elma Taylor will cue.

Admission is $8 per person, payable at the door. For more information, call 264-8128 or 547-8665.

Jam, dance set in Unadilla

Covered Bridge Gardens at 1532 Covered Bridge Road in Unadilla will host two events this weekend.

There will be an acoustic bluegrass jam at 7 p.m. Friday. Attendees are welcome to bring instruments or just listen.

On Saturday, there will be a square dance featuring Dirt Road Express from 7 to 11 p.m.

For more information, call 369-9293.

Pi Day to be marked with pie auction

To celebrate Pi (3.1415...) Day the Meridale Fire Department will host a pie auction and a Chinese auction at the firehouse on Saturday. Doors will open at 10 a.m. and the auction will begin at 11 a.m. The firehouse is at the corner of state Highway 28 and county Route 10 in Meridale. Featured Chinese auction items will be handmade tote bags, purses and aprons from expired fire gear.

There will be refreshments available along with some pie samples. For more information, contact Jessica Rall at 437-2583 or visit the Meridale Fire Department Facebook page.

Indoor garage, bake sale set in Gilboa

The Gilboa United Methodist Church will host its indoor garage and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on state Route 990V. Books, household items and more will be available at the garage sale. Teh bake sale will feature dill dip homemade pies, cakes, muffins, cookies and more.

For more information, call 588-7533.

St. Patrick’s dinner to be Sunday

The Knights of Columbus will have its 15th annual St. Patrick’s Dinner from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church Parish Hall.

The dinner is all-you-can-eat corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, onions, carrots, rye bread and soda, coffee, tea and dessert.

The cost is $9 per person, $4 for children 4 to 12 and free for children younger than 4.

Visitors center to host maple event

The New York Power Authority and Mine Kill State Park will host a free Backyard Maple Sugaring event from 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Saturday, at the NYPA Blenheim-Gilboa visitors center.

Participants will learn how to choose and tap the proper tree, collect the sap and turn it into maple syrup at home. One visitor will win an eight-ounce jar of Catskill maple syrup.

Admission and parking are is free, but reservations are required. Call (518) 827-8690 for reservations or more information.

The exhibits on electricity and the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Plant at the visitors center will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. It is on state Route 30 in North Blenheim.

For more information, visit NYPA at

Zumbathon, auction to benefit Relay

There will be a Zumbathon and Chinese auction at Morris Central School from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday to benefit Relay for Life.

There is a $10 admission to the Zumbathon; admission to the auction is free.

There will also be a 50/50 raffle.

Quilting group to meet Sunday

The Sunday Piecemakers Quilt Guild will have its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Trout Creek Community Church. Anyone interested in quilting or helping with sewing for charity are welcome. For more information, call 988-2552.

Mount Vision FDto serve corned beef

Mount Vision Fire Department will be hosting its annual St. Patty’s Corned Beef Dinner at noon Sunday. The dinner will be held at the Mount Vision Fire Station on County Highway 11b. The cost will be by donation.

School nurses to gather in Cobleskill

The Rural Health Education Network of Schoharie, Otsego and Montgomery counties will host a School Nurse Symposium from 5 to 7:30 p.m. April 16, at the Champlin Lounge at the State University College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill campus.

Nurses will receive a complimentary buffet and will be provided with information on self-care and adolescent health topics.

Kate Grant of the Bassett Healthcare Network will speak about sports-related injuries and present “Concussion Management.”

Norine Hodges, executive director of the Schoharie Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, will discuss teen substance abuse. Also addressing the group will be Jeanne-Marie Havener, director of nursing, whose topic will be: “The Evolving Self: Living a Happier and Healthier Life.”

Seating is limited. School nurses are asked to contact Marcia Kozubek at Bassett by Monday at 547-7630 or

Spaghetti dinner to benefit Boy Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 1254 will host a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Cooperstown Veterans Club at 60 Main St. in Cooperstown.

Homemade sauce, meatballs, sausage, salad, garlic knots, dessert and beverages will be served.

The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children.

Takeouts are available.

Sidney historical group to meet

Sidney Historical Association will have a business meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Room 218 of the Civic Center on Liberty Street. The agenda includes updates on projects and programs. Anyone interested in preserving and promoting the history of Sidney is welcome to attend.

The annual Antique Appraisal Clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 20, in Room 202 of the Civic Center. Appraisals will be offered for a small fie. For more information, visit

Shoulder pain to be topic in Sherburne

Dr. Tariq Hussain will lead a free program on how to manage shoulder pain on Tuesday.

Hussain, an orthopedic surgeon who practices at UHS Orthopedics in Norwich, will present surgical and non-surgical approaches to managing shoulder pain. The program is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., in the event room at the Guernsey Memorial Library at 3 Court St. Sandwiches and beverages will be served. Attendees will have a chance to win $50 in Price Chopper groceries. For more information, visit or call 373-0570.

Dairy Princess applicants sought

Otsego County Dairy Promotion Committee is seeking applicants for the Otsego County Dairy Princess.

Young women must be between the ages of 16 and 24 as of February 2016. The panel is also seeking youths interested in serving on the court as dairy dudes and dairy ambassadors. Youths must be at least 10 years old. Events include county fair, parades and giving presentations at schools, in the community and at farm meetings. I

Those interested should contact a committee member no later than March 19. Emaili the committee at or contact Jennifer Huntington at or 547-1224, Rebecca Stone at 435-4730 or Sonja Galley or 267-2011. This year’s pageant will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at the Black Bull Tavern of Colonial Ridge Golf Course. Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting one of the above named committee members.

Maple baking contest planned

The annual End of Winter Celebration at Baker’s Maple Products in Bainbridge is scheduled for the last two weekends of March, March 21 22, 28 and 29.

As part of the celebration the annual maple baking contest will be March 28. Entries are due by 11 a.m. that day.

Also that day, the Local Boy Scout Troop will serve a pancake breakfast at the Presbyterian Church from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, call 967-7228.

EcoArt art entries sought for festival

Submissions in this year’s EcoArt/Trendy Trash contest, to be displayed at Earth Festival 2015 on Saturday, April 11, will be accepted up to and including the day of the event.

As in past years, prizes will be awarded to winners in several categories including “Best of Show,” “Judges’ Choice” and “People’s Choice.” The challenge to create something practical or artistic from items that have outlived their original purpose and is open at no charge to students, with a $5 fee for adults.

Visit the Otsego County Conservation Association home page,, for an entry form, email or call 547-4488 to learn more. Earth Festival is an environmentally focused, interactive event featuring exhibits, activities, vendors and entertainment. Financial contributions are accepted, and vendors are welcome.

Ag plastic recycling to be offered

Agricultural plastic recycling will be offered to Otsego County residents twice in the coming months.

Silage wrap and bunker cover, bale wrap, greenhouse and hoophouse covers, and wood pellet bags will be accepted at the Southern Transfer Station at 75 Silas Lane in Oneonta from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 19, and 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 18.

Preregistration is required. Call Otsego County Conservation Association at 282-4087.

For more information, visit

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