There are several events going on around the Greater Binghamton area over the next few weeks, here is a list of happening in our community.

  • Help raise money for A Room to Heal at the Hearts for Hope event, February 10th at the Holiday Inn Arena. Food, auction, raffles and much more. Learn more and purchase tickets at hearts for hope dot kintera dot org.
  • Learn how to identify constellations and planets in the winter sky at Kopernik Observatory, February 10th from 7 to 8pm. Attendees are welcome to bring their own telescope.
  • The Binghamton Pond Festival benefitting the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier takes place February 10th through 12th at Chenango Valley State Park. In addition to a pond hockey tournament there will be live music, hikes, bonfires and fireworks. For a full list of events visit bing pond fest dot com.
  • Support people with disabilities by taking part in the Cupid’s Chase 5k in downtown Binghamton February 11th. To register and learn more visit cupids chase dot org.
  • Knights of Columbus Council 206 hosts Hearts for Wheelchairs, February 11th from 6 to 10pm. This mixer will include a DJ, cash bar, hors d’oeuvres, dessert and basket raffle. All proceeds go to the American Wheelchair Mission.
  • The Owego Dog Owners Group is sponsoring a “Share the Love” event at Hickories Park, Owego, February 11th from 10 to 2. Coffee, treats and a special Valentine’s Day photoshoot.
  • The Broome County Public Library’s Beading Group meets February 13th at 5:30pm at the library. Open to anyone interested in making jewelry. For more information call 778-6451.
  • Broome County residents are invited to celebrate Valentine’s Day at a local senior center beginning at noon on February 14th. Lunch is four dollars for ages 60 and over; five dollars for under 60s. Call the center you plan to attend for reservations by noon on February 13th.
  • The Four County Library System’s Cybermobile will be at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church in Chenango Bridge on February 14th from 10 to 10:45am, and at various location on February 16th. For more information call 723-8236.
  • Registration is now open for the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park’s Winter Zoo School for children. Classes begin February 17th. To learn more and to register visit ross park zoo dot com.
  • The Fort Hill American Legion Post 376, Oxford, is collecting items for a military care package for Sergeant Rob Thompson and his unit the 1156th Engineer Company. Donations must be in by February 19th. For more information and a list of items that can be donated, call Jeanie Peterson at 843-2121.
  • The Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park is hosting Winter Zoo School over President’s Day Weekend with classes for children ages four through ten. For more information or to register visit ross park zoo dot com, or call 724-5461 extension 235.
  • Amateur astronomers are invited to Kopernik Observatory’s Winter Star Party, February 18th from 6 to 10pm. Attendees can view the winter constellations and enjoy a presentation about the observatory’s namesake Nicholas Copernicus by Friar George Coyne of the Vatican Observatory.
  • The Binghamton Library’s Knitting Group will meet February 21st at 5:30pm. The group is open to knitters of all skill levels. For more information call Sherry Kowalski at 778-6451.
  • Caregivers are invited to attend a free presentation by physical therapists from UHS Home Care entitled “Reduce Falls and Protect Your Back.” The program is February 21st from 1 to 3pm at the Broome County Public Library. To pre-register call 778-2411.
  • Broome County seniors, family and friends are invited to attend a President’s Day luncheon beginning at noon on February 22nd. Reservations are required by noon February 21st and can be made by calling the senior center you plan to attend.
  • The Cayuga Nature Center hosts “School’s Out! Winter Camp” February 20th through 24th. For more information contact Marissa Zuckerman at the Cayuga Nature Center.

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