Legion to sponsor chicken barbecue

LAURENS — The American Legion at 11 Main St. in Laurens will sponsor a dine-in or takeout chicken barbecue from 4:30 to 6 p.m. or until sold out Friday, Sept. 10.

Dinners will be available for $12 each. Chicken halves will be $7 each. 

Society and library plan Family Day

SPRINGFIELD CENTER — The Springfield Historical Society and Springfield Library will host a Family Day from 10 a.m. to noon on Patriot Day, Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Community Center at 129 County Road 29A in Springfield Center.

Children, parents and grandparents can explore the local history collection by way of a scavenger hunt. Prizes will be awarded. Apple cider and donuts will be served.

At the library, children of all ages are welcome to join the library’s first Lego Club. The theme is New York City buildings. Creations will be displayed at the library for one month. For younger children, Mega Bloks and Duplos will be available.

Adults may participate in a discussion of where they were on 9/11 in 2001.

Call 315-858-5802, email sp.conbeer@4cls.org, or visit libraries.4cls.org/springfield for more information.

Pennsylvania trip deadline is soon

Reservations are due no later than Friday, Sept. 17, for a trip on Friday, Oct. 22, that will include shopping, dining and a matinee performance of “Queen Esther” at Sight & Sound Millennium Theatre in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania area.

A motorcoach will leave the American Legion in Milford at 6 a.m. and pick up passengers at Price Chopper Plaza in Oneonta at 6:30 a.m.

Lunch, at 11:30 a.m. at Shady Maple Smorgasbord in East Earl featuring Pennsylvania Dutch specialties, will be followed by the matinee in Strasburg.

Following a 5:30 p.m. departure, passengers should expect to be in Oneonta at 11 p.m. and Milford at 11:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Susquehanna Valley Senior Citizens, the cost of the trip is $175 per person.

Call Linda Martinez at 607-434-1054 for more information and reservations.

Checks payable to SVSC are to be received by her at 131 Dorr Edison Road, Oneonta, NY 13820.

Seats available for September trip

Seats are still available for the Schenevus Young at Heart’s “Doo Wop Sounds and Fall Colors trip to Villa Roma Resort” in Callicoon scheduled for Monday, Sept. 27.

A bus will depart Schenevus VFW at 8 a.m. and take on more passengers at 8:30 a.m. at Price Chopper Plaza in Oneonta. Arrival in Callicoon is expected by 10 a.m.

After a welcome reception, scheduled activities, free time and lunch at the resort, a 90-minute musical revue featuring Vinnie Brandi’s Corvettes, will begin at 1:45 p.m.

Menu options for lunch include pot roast, chicken Française or fillet of cod.

The bus is expected back in Oneonta by 5 p.m. and Schenevus by 5:30 p.m.

The $108 per person fee is due no later than Sept. 18. Reservations and menu choices may be made with Connie French at 607-397-8134 or Yvonne Brooker at 518-944-5802.

Checks made payable to Schenevus Young at Heart may be mailed to French at P.O. Box 441, Worcester, NY 12197.

Display at gallery all about water

COOPERSTOWN — The exhibit “Water” at Smithy Gallery at 55 Pioneer St. in Cooperstown features more than 40 member and guest artists. It will be on display through Oct. 2.

According to a media release, “soaked in symbolism, water is not just a biological necessity, but has been imbued with centuries of cultural and spiritual tradition. It has also been imagined as a destructive, unpredictable force.”

Smithy Gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Call 607-547-8671 for more information.

Registration opens for Alzheimer’s Walk

The Alzheimer’s Association’s Northeastern New York chapter will host its 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sunday, Sept. 26, in Oneonta’s Neahwa Park. Check in at 1 p.m. will be followed by an opening ceremony at 2 p.m.

The fundraising goal for this year’s Oneonta walk is $33,250.

Plans are moving forward to host the walk in person, according to a media release. Safety protocols, including physical distancing, masks (where required), contactless registration and hand sanitizing stations, will be implemented. Options will be offered to participate online and in local neighborhoods.

Visit alz.org/walk for more information and to register as an individual walker or team captain.

Vendors, volunteers sought for festival

SHARON SPRINGS — The Sharon Springs Chamber of Commerce is seeking craft and food vendors for its Harvest Festival scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday Sept. 18 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19.

Volunteers are also needed to help with the event.

According to a media release, organizers are working closely with the Schoharie County Department of Health with regard to COVID attendance guidelines and health regulations.

Interested vendors and volunteers may visit www.sharonspringschamber.org or call 518-860-5513 for more information.

Art by the Lake moved to October

COOPERSTOWN — Fenimore Art Museum has postponed its annual Art by the Lake event from Saturday, Aug. 21 to Saturday, Oct. 2.

According to a media release, the decision to postpone was made because of the current resurgence of COVID-19 in the region.

Visit FenimoreArt.org for updates on all museum events and programs.

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