Hot Cross Run comes to Binghamton’s Otsiningo Park this Saturday June 18th at 10am, come join the event, get some healthy exercise and have some fun.

The Hot Cross Run is a new dynamic and extreme fitness event incorporating a 15 minute Hot Yoga session, 15 minute Crossfit routine, and a two-mile run or walk, hosted by  Bikram Yoga Binghamton, Southern Tier Crossfit, and Confluence Running.

The first of its kind in the Greater Binghamton area!

Here’s a list of community events over the next week

  • The Owego Strawberry Festival is Friday June 17th and Saturday June 18th  in downtown Owego, arts and crafts, live entertainment, wine and beer tasting, 5K race and kids 1 mile run, the Strawberry Pageant, Rubber Duck Derby, new surprises and of course Strawberries!The 13th Annual Zoo Brew at the Binghamton Zoo is June 18th from 5 to 8pm. Local breweries, a catered dinner, live music and a visit from the ZooMobile. For more information and tickets, visit ross park zoo dot com.Knights of Columbus, 136 Park Ave, Binghamton, is holding a Father’s Day breakfast buffet charitable fund raiser June 19th from 8am until Noon. Cost for adults is $9; Children 10 and under are $4. Includes French toast, Belgian waffles, sausage, ham, eggs, and more.The 47th Annual Warren Township Volunteer Fire Company Field Days is June 17th and 18th in Warren Center, PA. Midway opens 6pm on the 17th and 3pm on the 18th.

    Happy Tails No Kill Animal Shelter is raising funds by collecting shoes. Donate now through July 15th at Character Cuts Salon, 15 Elm Street, Towanda; Sparky’s Family Restaurant in Monroeton; and Smile Awhile Ice Cream, Route 409, Wyalusing.

    The Nanticoke Valley Historical Society will host events and tours of their historical buildings in the Town of Maine on Juney 18th and 19th.

    Maine American Legion Post 1390 is holding Jamboree Under the Tent, June 18th from 4 to 8pm; a Father’s Day Breakfast, June 19th from 8am to 1pm; and a Flag Retirement Ceremony, June 21st from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at 2419 Route 26, Maine. The public is welcome to all events.

    Broome County Office for Aging holds an informational nutrition seminar on low fat eating entitled “Get Your FATS Straight” June 23rd at 10:30am at Vestal Senior Center, 201 Main Street, Vestal.

    Saint Michaels Holubki & Pirohi sale is ready for graduation weekend.  A dozen pirohi is $9 and $18 dollars for a dozen of fresh baked holubki. Orders must be in by Wednesday June 22nd and can be picked up Friday June 24th 3-6 PM and Saturday June 25th 9-12 noon. Call 729-0261 to order.  Orders can be picked up at St. Michael’s Recreation Center, 296 Clinton Street, Binghamton NY

    Join the Hungry Ear monthly library program as they share two short stories about ambition and its consequences on Monday, June 27th, 5:30pm at the Broome County Public Library. For further information, contact the library’s information services department at 607-778-6451

    Military pen pals wanted.  6th grade students have letters ready to send out.  Pen pals must have an APO or FPO address to correspond with.  If you know a soldier who is currently stationed overseas please EMAIL Cindy Covey at ccovey@aftoncsd.org

    The Broome County Library’s summer reading program begins June 27th and runs until the week of August 13th.  For further information, contact the library’s service department at 607-778-6456.

    Share the beauty of your community with a fresh air child this summer.  To become a host family for a child looking to enjoy a summer away from New York City contact Joyce Carleson at 607-624-3798 or visit The Fresh Air Fund at www.freshair.org

    The Beth David Synagogue at 39 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, will be holding a rummage sale June 26th from noon to 4pm, and  June 27th from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. June 28th,  will be a $3.00 bag sale from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.

    Urban Star vintage boutique is accepting donations of new or gently used clothing, glassware, dinnerware, cookware, electronics and toys.  Drop off your donations at the Broome County Urban League on 43-45 Carroll Street or Urban Star Vintage Boutique on 75 Court Street Monday- Friday 9AM-5PM.  For questions please call 607-821-4810.

    The American Red Cross is offering Babysitter training on June 25th from 9am until 4pm.  The class is for youth ages 11 to 15 and will be held at the Red Cross office at 620 E. Main Street, Endicott.  Cost of the class is $85.  Space is limited and advanced registration is limited.  Call 1-800-733-2767 to register.

    The Chenango Valley School District now has openings for their Pre-Kindergarten program.  If you are a Chenango Valley Resident and your child will be 4 by December 1st, please call 762-6975 to receive an application.

    Fall enrollment is now open for Broome County’s four Catholic Schools. Families interested in enrolling their children in grades PreK-12 can receive an application and information by contacting Richard Bucci at 723-1547.

    The Thompson United Methodist Church is hosting a Roast Beef Supper on Saturday June 25th on 586 Main Street, Thompson PA.  Doors open at 4:30 for take outs and 5 for eat-ins.  $11 for adults and $5.50 for children 6-12.  All are welcome.

    If you would like to add your event to the list, let us know about it 2 weeks in advance. Fax us at 772-9806 or doug@991thewhale.com