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25th Anniversary




Please join us for an ANNIVERSARY PARTY on


1:00 – 4:00 pm

Festivities will take place on the Scenic & Historic Charlotte Valley Railroad train ride from Milford to Cooperstown

Refreshments will be provided

Free to all CCAL members

Each member may invite one guest for a fee of $9.00

Space is limited so make your reservation now!



Amherst Mass Trip

Trip to Amherst Mass

Wednesday May 15, 2019

EVENT: Earlier this winter Jim Johnson and Jim Atwell gave us a class on the life and poetry of Emily Dickinson. This trip will be a visit to the Dickinson homes and gardens in Amherst. For more INFO on the museum go to


7:00 leave from Hale Transportation at 139 Commerce Road in Oneonta
7:45 pick-up at Exit 22 on NYS I-88 in Cobleskill
There will be a rest stop en route
10:00 guided tour of The Homestead and The Evergreens, homes of the Dickinson families
12:30 Deli lunch buffet at 30 Boltwood in Amherst. For INFO on Lord Jeffery Inn and 30 Boltwood (restaurant), go to
1:30 return to the Dickinson gardens for a brief garden talk to be given by Jim Johnson followed by self guided exploration of the gardens and bookstore
3:00 leave Amherst for the trip home
5:00 arrive back in Cobleskill
5:45 arrive back in Oneonta

COST: $95 includes transportation, entrance to the Dickinson homes and the lunch buffet

DEADLINE for making reservation : May 7, 2019

Click on the following link to download registration form: Dickinson Trip

Saratoga Springs 2019

Saratoga Springs Ballet Thurs July 18.

EVENT: This year we will see the NYC Ballet Company performing 3 ballets all choreographed by Ballanchine
1. Serenade, music composed by Tschaikovsky
2. Mozartina, music composed by Hindemith
3. Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No 2
For more information on SPAC and the ballets, go to
& NYC Ballet | SPAC

8:00 leave from Hale Transportation at 139 Commerce Road in Oneonta
8:30 pick-up at Exit 22 on NYS I-88 in Cobleskill
10:00 arrive downtown Saratoga Springs with free time to eat at a local restaurant, have a picnic lunch in the park, shop, visit the Visitor Center and museums, or do whatever else you want to do downtown
1:15 bus pick-up for the short ride to SPAC for the ballet
2:00 ballet performance
5:00 leave SPAC to return home
6:30 arrival back in Cobleskill
7:00 arrival back in Oneonta

COST: $82 which includes transportation and ticket to the ballet

DEADLINE for making reservations is July 05, 2019

Click here to download the registration form: SPAC Registration Form

Glimmerglass 2019

Glimmerglass Festival : La Traviata

Date: Thursday July 30 at 1:30 pm

La Traviata (The Lost One), based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas (La Dame aux camelias) premiered in 1853. Giuseppe Verdi is the composer and the librettest is Francesco Maria Piave. It is reported that this opera was highly praised and the composer was applauded after every act.

For more information on the Glimmerglass Festival go to

Please click on the following link to get a list of our available reserved seats and to download the registration form for this event:

La Traviata Registration Form

Utica Trip


CCAL TRIP: Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute & Saranac Brewery – Utica


EVENTS: We will be going to Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute in Utica to see the
special exhibit of pictorial kimono, the artistry of Itchiku Kubota . For more INFO on
MWPAI and the kimono exhibit, go to and click on kimono
If you are a MWPAI member, call or email me about reduced entrance fee before you
send in a reservation.
In the afternoon we will have a guided tour of Saranac Brewery, visit the historic 1888
Tavern, and have time to shop in the gift shop
For more information, check out
ITINERARY: 8:00 leave from Hale Transportation at 139 Commerce Road in Oneonta
8:30 pick-up at the Trolley Blue Lot just south of Cooperstown
10:00 guided tour of MWPAI
11:15 lunch at the MWPAI Terrace Cafe
1:00 guided tour of Saranac Brewery
2:30 leave Utica
3:15 expected arrival in Cooperstown
3:45 expected arrival in Oneonta
LUNCH: We are having a salad buffet lunch at MWPAI Terrace Cafe

COST: $73 per person includes transportation, all entrance fees, and lunch

PAYMENT: Checks must be made out to CCAL and given or mailed to
Jean Seroka, POB 190, Otego, NY 13825


Barber of Seville

Barber of Seville

Performed at the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, NY
July 28, 2018  – 1:30pm

We have 60 tickets reserved for this opera composed by Gioacchino Antonio Rossini with libretto by Cesare Sterbini. It was based on the comedy Le Barbier de Seville written by the French dramatist Beaumarchais and was reportedly written in about 15 days in late 1815 and early 1816.

Lower Box Left 1,2,3,4 69
9, 10 25
Lower Box Right 1,2,3,4 69
9, 10, 11, 12 25
Rear Orchestra Left BB 26, 28 25
DD 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 69
EE 6, 8, 10 69
FF 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 69
E 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116 49
F 101, 102 103, 104 105, 106, 107, 108, 109 49
Left B 28 and 30, C 30 and 32 25
D 2 and 4 49
F114, 115, 116 49

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