Talk on railroads to be presented

FLY CREEK —The Fly Creek Area Historical Society will host a presentation on railroads by Jim Howarth at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at its building on Cemetery Road in Fly Creek.

According to a media release, Howarth spent several decades working for railroads in and around Otsego County.

Concerts continue in Spring Park

RICHFIELD SPRINGS — The summer Concerts in the Park series is underway Richfield Springs. Concerts are presented at 7 p.m. Wednesdays in Spring Park on U.S. Route 20.

According to a media release, the free concerts are sponsored by the Richfield Springs Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Village of Richfield Springs, Otsego County Community Events Program and the Community Foundation of South Central New York.

Those who attend are welcome to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets for their comfort.

Remaining concerts include:

July 27: The Nelson Brothers, featuring classic country.

Aug. 3: New Horizons Barbershop Chorus and Individual Quartets singing a Capella in barbershop style.

Aug. 10: Double Chase-Matt and Thelma, performing some old, some new and some classics.

Aug. 17: Cincinnati Creek, featuring Blue Grass

Aug. 24: Rylee Lum Band, Keepin’ It Country

Aug. 31: Salt City Brass, featuring a variety of music.

Program to cover addiction awareness

COOPERSTOWN — An Addiction Awareness program will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at the United Methodist Church at 66 Chestnut St. in Cooperstown.

According to a media release, stories will be shared from recovering addicts on the addiction process and instruction for parents on where to look for drugs their children may be hiding till also be presented.

The program is a presentation of the Schoharie County Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.

Laurens to host Community Day

LAURENS —A variety of evens will take place during Laurens annual Community Day on Saturday, July 30, including community wide yard sales.

The following activities will be on the front lawn of the school: BJ the Clown will twist balloons and glitter tattoos will be available from 10:30 am to 2:30 p.m. Make your own sundaes will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Utica Zoo Mobile will be there from noon until 2 p.m.

The Laurens Fire Department and EMS will have an open house. Breakfast sandwiches will be available beginning at 8 a.m. and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., grilled hotdogs and hamburgers will be available. There will be giveaways for children and fire equipment and apparatus will be on display. Emergency Squad members will give ambulance tours and offer blood pressure and other vital signs checks and distribute file of life cards.

At the library, an exhibit honoring Women from Laurens who served in World War II will be featured.

A bake sale and sale of Chobani frozen treats will take place at 43 Main St.

At the gazebo in Knapp Park, Shannon France will present a concert original music, ukulele covers, and 90’s songs from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Make your own ice cream sundaes will also be available at the concert.

This event was made possible by a grant from the IGA Committee of the Otsego County Board of Representatives.

Petroff family set to play on train

MILFORD — The Cooperstown Blues Express will present the Petroff Family Review on Saturday, July 30.

According to a media release, fathers and sons, brothers and friends, the group brings together two generations and decades worth of musical talent.

Boarding will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Milford Depot and leave the station at 7 p.m. The train ride includes a full cash bar. Tickets are $25 each payable in cash only. Passengers must be 21 and older to ride. Call 607-353-8030 or visit for more information.

Sharon Spa walk set on architecture

SHARON SPRINGS — Otsego 2000 will offer a walking tour of Sharon Springs focused on historic architecture at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 31.

According to a media release, led by Cindy Falk, a professor at the Cooperstown Graduate Program, the tour will highlight adaptations made to the built environment to welcome Jewish visitors, especially after World War II.

Reservations are required in advance and may be made at or by calling 607-547-8881. The cost is $10.

Picnic set for county seniors

GLIMMERGLASS STATE PARK — The Otsego County Senior Picnic in the Park hosted by Otsego County Council of Senior Citizens will be held Wednesday, Aug. 10, in the west pavilion at Glimmerglass State Park.

The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. with coffee and donuts and will be followed at noon with lunch and games at 1 p.m. Corn hole will be played along with card, lawn and board games. There will also be a guided hike, tai chi demonstrations and music by DJ Jim Dorn.

Box lunch options include a sandwich made with turkey, ham, or egg salad, fruit, chips and cookies.

Reservations, required by Aug. 1, may be made by mailed to OCCSC/Lachance, 6137 State Highway 28, Fly Creek, NY 13337. A $7 payment per person should be included along with a lunch choice. If transportation is needed, that should also be indicated on the reservation form.

Call 607-547-4232 for more information.

Otsego County seeks day care providers

Child Care Support Services of Catholic Charities of Delaware and Otsego Counties can help guide individuals in Otsego County through the process of becoming registered family day care providers. Once registered Child Care Support Services can help providers establish a quality child care program. Startup reimbursement funds may be available. Call 607-432-0061 for more information.

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