News from the region: June 15, 2022 | Community News

Opera theater

A food distribution will take place in Laurens

LAURENS — St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church will sponsor its free monthly food distribution for families in need on Thursday, June 16 starting at 4 p.m. while supplies last.

Motorists should enter the church car park along the driveway beside Laurens Post Office on Brook Street

‘Sound of Music’ to discuss

COOPERSTOWN — The third Talking Opera program will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 16 in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church at 21 Elm St. in Cooperstown. The series is sponsored by the Guild of Glimmerglass Festival.

According to a press release, Guild member Richard Johnson will provide background and background information on the upcoming Festival production of “The Sound of Music” by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Festival staff members Abby Rodd and Joel Morain will follow with a discussion of the production, which will be presented at the Alice Busch Opera Theater from July 8 to August 19.

Possibility to park in the church car park. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The building is fully accessible.

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Book donations sought for sale

COOPERSTOWN – The Friends of the Cooperstown Village Library will be hosting a book collection from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 18.

According to a press release, the collection will occupy the lower level of the building that houses the library at 22 Main St. in Cooperstown. Customers must use the Fair Street entrance.

Donations of gently used books, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks will be accepted. Unwanted items include outdated textbooks and travel books.

Donated items will be included in the annual summer book sale scheduled for June 25-July 3.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit the library.

Breakfast on the plane at the airport in the region

WESTVILLE – A fly-in pancake breakfast will be sponsored by the Middlefield Fire Department from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 18 at the Cooperstown/Westville Airport at 866 State Route 166 in Westville.

The all-you-can-eat breakfast will include pancakes with real maple syrup, eggs, sausages, and beverages. The cost will be $9 for adults and $6 for children under 12.

Call 607-547-9007 for more information.

Felt work to be demonstrated

FLY CREEK – The Grow & Learn Workshop Series will feature Felting on the Farm with Bobbi Goldman from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18 at Hulse Hill Farm at 5928 State Highway 28 in Fly Creek.

According to a press release, attendees will see the steps required to build the felting.

Felt is defined as a kind of fabric made by rolling and pressing wool or other suitable textile accompanied by the application of moisture or heat, which causes the constituent fibers to matt together to create a smooth surface.

Required registration and payment of the $60 fee can be made at

Call 518-605-9159 for more information.

Event-filled days at Sharon Spa

SHARON SPRINGS – The Sharon Springs Chamber of Commerce will host a statewide Garden and Flower Festival on Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19 in the Ballroom of the Roseboro Hotel.

The Saturday event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the Sunday event from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

According to organizers, an antique and classic car show will also take place on both days at the corner of Main Street and Pavilion Avenue.

Entertainment for children will include a petting zoo, twister ball, magician and inflatables.

The Sharon Historical Society will be open on both days and will be offering a hanging basket sale to help fund its museum expansion project.

Visit or call the Sharon Springs Chamber at 518-860-5513 for more information.

Museum dedicated to herbal remedies

COOPERSTOWN — The Farmers’ Museum will present a weekend of herbal remedies from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19.

According to a press release, the various ways the plants were used as medicine and how they were produced in the mid-19th century will be demonstrated.

The blacksmith will create laboratory equipment used in the distillation of medicinal extracts. Guests can tour the Medical Specimen Garden and view medical pamphlets and pamphlets combined and printed on the museum’s vintage presses. The performers will show and discuss simple home remedies that every farm family was familiar with in production.

Admission to Herbal Remedies Weekend is included with regular admission to the museum. All dads will be admitted free on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19. The Museum has also partnered with Museums for All, which offers Food Assistance Recipients (SNAP) free admission for up to four people.

The Farmers’ Museum is located at 5775 State Route 80, just north of the village of Cooperstown.

Visit for more information.

Monthly dinners available at the church

COOPERSTOWN — The First Baptist Church at 21 Elm St. in Cooperstown will offer monthly $13 take-out chicken dinners prepared by Brooks’ House of Bar-BQ from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the third Friday through October. The dates are June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16 and October 21.

Dinners will include half a chicken, a baked potato, coleslaw and a bun.

Advance orders are strongly encouraged no later than the Wednesday before dinner. Email [email protected] with a name, number of dinners, and phone number to confirm the order. Payment can be made in cash or by check.