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September 2019

Household Hazardous Waste Day – Unadilla

September 20 @ 8:00 am to 11:00 am
NY United States

Otsego County's 22nd Annual Household Hazardous Waste Day event will take place over two days. Friday, September 20: Unadilla Highway Building, 216 County Highway 3, Unadilla, NY 13849. Accepted materials at Unadilla: Paints, pesticides, solvents, mercury, chemical cleaners, batteries, anti-freeze, hobby and pool chemicals, fluorescent light bulbs, propane tanks (less than 40lbs). NOT ACCEPTED AT UNADILLA: motor oil, ammunition/explosives, tires, syringes, pharmaceuticals, electronics. FOR MORE INFORMATION: contact Otsego County Solid Waste Department, (607) 547-4225

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Household Hazardous Waste Day – Small Business Collection

September 20 @ 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
The Meadows Office Complex, 140 County Highway 33W
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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Small businesses have an opportunity to dispose of hazardous materials. To participate, small businesses must pre-register by September 6. Call the County Solid Waste Department at (607) 547-4225 for more information or to pre-register.

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Household Hazardous Waste Day – Cooperstown

September 21 @ 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
The Meadows Office Complex, 140 County Highway 33W
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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Dispose of old chemicals, paints and more at Otsego County's 22nd Annual Household Hazardous Waste Day. Accepted materials include paints, pesticides, solvents, mercury, chemical cleaners, batteries (alkaline/zinc, Ni-Cad (dry/wet), Nickel metal hydride (dry/wet), lithium ion, lithium primary, mercury, silver oxide, button cells, lead acid), anti-freeze, hobby and pool chemicals, fluorescent light bulbs, propane tanks (less than 40lbs.), electronics (no freon-containing appliances), pharmaceuticals (expired and unwanted prescriptions, vitamins, veterinary, over-the-counter medication, lancets, and more. NO SYRINGES, please!). Free. Pre-registration is not…

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Naked Eye Astronomy–The Autumn Sky

September 27 @ 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Mohican Farm/Spaulding Estate, 7207 State Route 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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Can you find the North Star? How about Arcturus? Can you find constellations, like Cygnus the swan, Ursa Major, Draco, Pegasus or Andromeda? What about Jupiter and Saturn? All these celestial objects will be in the evening sky this autumn, and you can learn how to find them! Join OCCA Vice President Jim Hill for a beginner’s guide to the autumn sky. Bring blankets or a chair and dress warmly, as we will spend time outside, and the best viewing…

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October 2019

Hit the Links–Leatherstocking Golf Course

October 2 @ 8:00 am to 10:00 am
NY United States

Enjoy the Leatherstocking Golf Course without the frustration of trying to hit out of the rough! Golf Course Superintendent Mike O'Neill will lead a tour of the grounds showcasing its beauty and will share projects and management practices designed to keep the links "green" as well as green. In addition to the lush scenery and spectacular views of Otsego Lake, we'll see sediment retention ponds, lake bank stabilization efforts, and more. Meet at 8 am at the golf course maintenance…

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Get the Kids Out–Trees!

October 14 @ 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Mohican Farm/Spaulding Estate, 7207 State Route 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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Need something to do on Columbus Day? Come to Mohican Farm and explore the world of trees. We’ll search the property and learn how to tell different kinds from each other using science and our senses, will understand the role trees play in our world, and we'll have fun! Meet at OCCA’s office at Mohican Farm, 7207 State Highway 80, Cooperstown. Free.

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Up and Over — Mud Lake

October 27 @ 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
NY United States
Free

Climb up and over South Hill in Robert V. Riddell State Park with Steve Kent. This 3.5-hour, 4.5-mile hike traverses woods rich in beauty and history, makes a stop at a spectacular, 30-foot waterfall, swings by Mud Lake, a bog at the top of the hill, and continues down to the Pine Lake Campus of Hartwick College. Along the way, Steve, who donated the land for the state park with his wife, Trish Riddell Kent, will share stories of the…

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