Artist’s reception set at Walton library

WALTON — The William B. Ogden Free Library will host an artist’s reception with local artist Dawn Hodge Schermerhorn, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 8.

Schermerhorn attended La Roche College for interior design where she fell in love with painting, presenters said in a media release. She has lived in Walton for the past 29 years. She painted in acrylics for many years, and in the past year has begun to paint in watercolor, the release said. She worked at the Walton Central School with special needs children for 19 years before taking a leave of absence to care for her husband.

The library is at 42 Gardiner Place in Walton. For more information, call 607-865-5929.

Walton chamber plans free concerts

WALTON — Walton Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring two free concerts in Bassett Park on Griswold Street. The first will feature Still Standing Band at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, and the second will be 110 Whitehall St. at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7. Raindates will be the following day.

The chamber is also sponsoring two free concerts at Veterans Plaza on Delaware Street. Fisher & Kean will be featured at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20, in conjunction with the Walton Art Walk.  Fat Bastards Band will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, as part of the chamber’s Party on the Plaza.

Talk topic to be ‘Ghosts of Versailles’ 

COOPERSTOWN — The next “Talking Opera” program will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, focusing on “The Ghosts of Versailles.” Maestro Joseph Colaneri will return to discuss the second work he is conducting this season. Its composer, John Corigliano, is the festival’s artist in residence this summer. The presentation will take place at Christ Episcopal Church Parish Hall at 69 Fair St. in Cooperstown. Talking Opera is hosted by the Guild of the Glimmerglass Festival and is open to the public and free of charge. Refreshments will be served.

Auditions set for ‘The Immigrant’

GREENE — Chenango River Theatre will hold local auditions from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Wednesday, June 12, for “The Immigrant.” Information on the roles available is posted on the company’s website,

Equity and non-Equity actors are needed. For those interested in pursuing a career in theater, CRT offers Equity membership candidacy to prospective professional actors.

To audition, actors will need a headshot/resume and a maximum two-minute monologue. For an appointment, email after reviewing the available roles and audition requirements on the website.

Middleburgh library to host concert

MIDDLEBURGH — Josh White Jr. will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at the Middleburgh Library at 323 Main St. White is a secular, folk/blues, pop, jazz, vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, actor, adult and children’s concert performer and recording artist, teacher and social activist, according to a media release.

Jazz trio to play in Cherry Valley

CHERRY VALLEY — Cherry Valley Artworks will present The Blake Fleming Trio at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 14. The concert of new jazz will be at The Star Theater at 44 Main St. in Cherry Valley. Admission is $10. For more information, visit

CANO seeks artists, vendors for festival

ONEONTA — Community Arts Network of Oneonta’s City of the Hills Art & Music Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, on Main Street in Oneonta.

CANO is seeking artists, musicians, authors and sponsors. Artist vendor registration discounts are available through June 14. All artist vendors will be automatically entered in the juried art contest with cash prizes. For more information, visit to register. 

Church concert to benefit food bank

WALTON — The Walton First United Methodist Church at 101 North St. in Walton will present “Songs of the Human Spirit,”  a concert by local musicians, at 7 p.m. Friday, June 14. The admission cost is a non-perishable item for the Walton Food Bank.

Duo to perform in West Fulton

WEST FULTON — Dana Lyn and Kyle Sanna will perform at The Hall at Panther Creek Arts at 1468 Sawyer Hollow Road in West Fulton at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 14.

Lyn and Sanna have brought their “through the looking glass” approach to traditional music to clubs, festival stages and concert halls throughout the U.S. and Canada, according to a media release. They have taught workshops at the Old Songs Festival, the Catskills Irish Arts Festival, the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, Wellesley College, West Virginia’s Augusta Heritage Center, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, and since 2015 have been residents at the Avaloch Farm Music Institute in Boscawen, New Hampshire..

For more information, visit

Two-day music fest planned in Norwich

NORWICH — The Chenango County Fairgrounds on East Main Street in Norwich will host the Father’s Day Weekend Music Festival on Saturday and Sunday, June 15 and 16.

Beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, Project Z will open the day, followed by Dirt Farm, Woodshed Prophets and Wreckless Marci.

Resuming at noon Sunday, the Jason Wicks Band, Beadle Brothers and Sundown will highlight the day’s festivities, followed by the headline performance of Thompson Square.

There will be food, a silent auction, basket raffle and more, according to organizers. Camping is available by calling Jason at 607-972-6526.

A one-day pass admission is $20; a two-day pass is $30. Advance tickets can be purchased at, or at B&W Wine and Liquors in Bainbridge, and 21st Century Pools and Spas in Vestal.