Thursday, November 18, 2010

Weekend events

I apologize for my two week hiatus from blogging. Let's just say that a stomach flu came around. Happily it has moved on, because there are some great holiday events coming up this weekend.

Santa Arrives in Oneonta! The parade will go down Oneonta's Main Street starting at 11am on Sat Nov 20th! Details: The Oneonta Theater will be showing a free children's movie before the parade at 9am. Details: It's always a bit chilly (thank goodness for the Latte Lounge!)

Also on Sat, grammy-award-winning jazz composer, arranger, and pianist Jim McNeely performs in Cooperstown with The Jim McNeely Trio: details & ticket prices.

And more music on Sat: bluegrass comes to Bainbridge with Dan Paisley The Southern Grass! Details & ticket prices.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Paintfest - worskhops for Saturday!

Paintfest is next Saturday, November 13th from 10am to 2pm at 63 Lower River St, Oneonta, NY. Lower River St, which is not to be confused with River St, can be accessed by turning onto Cepperly Ave from Chestnut St, and then turning right at Lutz's Feed.


The most fun you can have with paint in one day, Paintfest features a wide variety of fun and unique painting activities for the whole family as well as workshops for children with their grownups. This year's theme features painting three dimensional objects.

Open activities (recommended for ages 2 and up, no pre-registration required) will include ornament painting, stained glass, cookie painting, homemade puff paint, face painting and more. Additionally, the children will be painting a car, courtesy of Five Star Subaru. Workshops include Unexpected Still Life (age 5+), Treasure Box (age 5+), and Tie-Dye (all ages). A $5 donation is suggested, but all of the activities are offered for free except for the Tie-Dye workshop. There is a $10 charge to cover the cost of materials for the Tie-Dye workshop, which includes a new shirt which you get to keep. Registration is recommended for the workshops.

To register for Unexpected Still Life, Treasure Box, and Tie-Dye, email Amy at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 607-431-8543. Please note the names and number of your children. There is room for up to ten children in each workshop.

Here are the workshop times:

Unexpected Still Life: Using bubble wrap to paint a still life! The result will be suitable for framing.

Tie Dye: Make your own tie-dye shirt and take it home with you! Materials fee of $10 applies.

Treasure Box: Decorate gift box in an unusual way.

Paintfest T-Shirts will be given to the children, thanks to our generous sponsors, NYCM Insurance,, Amazable Science Adventures, Brooks BBQ, and Tri-County Glass, while supplies last. OWL would also like to thank Five Star Subaru, Long Island Pizzeria, Directive, Central New York Radio Group, The Daily Star, and Hometown Oneonta for their continued support. Lastly, we cannot thank The Arc Otsego enough for once again co-sponsoring this fantastic event with us.

Oneonta World of Learning (OWL) is a children's museum without walls, in Oneonta, NY. Chartered by the Regents Board of Education and a 501c3 non-profit organization, OWL has been formed by a coalition of volunteer parents, artists, educators and other local professionals dedicated to building our community. Learn more at, call 607-431-8543, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .