First Talent Expo to debut Tuesday

AFTON — Afton Central School will host its first Student Talent Expo from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, in the new gym. Written works, science labs and musical performances will be presented by students in fourth grade through 12th grade.

The Knight Train Express Jazz Ensemble will perform. They will be followed by The Knights of Sound vocal jazz group as well as vocal and instrumental soloists.

Rabies clinic set at animal shelter

HYDE PARK — The Otsego County Department of Public Health will sponsor a free rabies clinic from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at the Susquehanna SPCA at 4841 State Highway 28 in Hyde Park for dogs, cats and ferrets. Call 607-547-4230 for more information and to register.

Society to hear talk on Oneonta fair

FLY CREEK — The Fly Creek Area Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at the old Grange building on Cemetery Road in Fly Creek. Wayne Wright, historian for the Greater Oneonta Historical Society, will present a talk on the Central New York Fair, commonly called the Oneonta fair. The public is welcome to attend the program.

History program to follow business

EAST MEREDITH — Meredith Historical Society will have its annual meeting and election of officers and trustees at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at the former Charlotte Valley Presbyterian Church in East Meredith, now the home of the historical society.

Tim Duerden and Ray LaFever will trace the history of Delaware County using historic photographs and documents from the Delaware County Historical Association. Their presentation will be based on their book, “Delaware County Images of America.”

Call 607-746-8083 for more information.

Writer and poets to present works

TREADWELL — Writer Sierra Sangetti-Daniels will address the topics of body image, word choice and binary oppositions following the 7 p.m. open mic Thursday, May 23, at Bright Hill Press and Literary Center of the Catskills at 94 Church St. in Treadwell. A weekend assignment editor at Spectrum News in Albany, Sangetti-Daniels founded the Oneonta Millennial Think Tank, where she creates a platform for diverse millennials to offer their perspectives on modern, social issues.

Open mic will feature members of Bright Hill’s poetry intensive workshop “Seeing Things,” by Robert Benson including Jesse Hilson, Cicada Musselman, Annie Kuhn, Lisa Wujnovich, Teresa Winchester, Lynne Kemen, Julene Waffle, Lexington Swartwood and Mary van Valkenburg.

A $3 admission is requested at Word Thursdays. Students and youths will be admitted for free. Light refreshments and beverages will be served. Attendees are asked to register on Facebook.

Call 607-829-5055 or visit for more information.

Meetings offered on rehabbing houses

CONESVILLE — The state Office of Community Renewal has awarded the town of Conesville Community Development Block Grant funds to assist full-time residents with qualified home rehabilitation projects. The Western Catskills Community Revitalization Council Inc., will administer the program.

Two meetings will be held for eligible homeowners interested in applying at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Conesville Town Hall at 1306 State Route 990V in Gilboa. Fact sheets and applications will be available at both meetings.

Contact WCCRC Program Manager Sue Marshall at 607-652-2823, ext. 107, or for more information.

Wildflower Walk set at area park

LAURENS — Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society member and botanist Connie Tedesco will lead the Jean Miller Memorial Wildflower Walk at Gilbert Lake State Park on Thursday, May 23. Participants will meet at the beach area at 10 a.m. The walk is expected to last about two hours. Participant should bring water, insect repellent and binoculars. The walk is free and open to the public.

Miller was president of the Otsego-Delaware Audubon Society for 38 years from 1973 to 2010. Contact Tedesco at for more information.

Farmers’ Market set to open for season

MORRIS — The Morris Farmers’ Market will open for its 12th season on Thursday, May 23. Located behind the firehouse on Main Street, products will include baked goods, jellies, seasonal produce, plants and wool items. The market will continue weekly from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursdays until Oct. 10. Farmers Market Nutrition Program and Fresh Connect coupons will be accepted. Call Paul at 607-263-5423 for more information and to become a vendor.