The Pink Elk 5K Run/Walk is Sunday, May 15 at 9am from the Vestal Elks Lodge 2071 Vestal Parkway West, Vestal, proceeds will go to Traci's Hope and Vestal Elks Club Veteran Committee. More info tripcitiesrunnersclub.org

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

The Vestal Elks Lodge will also be holding a Pancake Breakfast Benefit on Saturday, May 14 from 8a to 11a at the Vestal Elks Lodge 2071 Vestal Parkway West, Vestal, proceeds will go to Traci's Hope and Vestal Elks Club Veteran Committee.

The Family Enrichment Network hosts its first annual Walk for Diversity, Saturday, May 21 from 10am to 11:30am at Recreation Park, Binghamton. Donations help support children and families in the Southern Tier. Please wear Blue, White, Yellow, or Red to show your support.

All Broome County parks open Saturday, May 28 with free admission and will be open from 8am to dusk daily through Labor Day, September 5. For more information call 778-2193.

The Endicott Alumni Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity will hold its 4th annual Chicken BBQ Scholarship Fundraiser at the Tractor Supply Co. parking lot, 154 Vestal Parkway West in Vestal, Saturday, May 21 from 11:00am to 6:00pm. Dinners are eight dollars. Proceeds fund scholarships for local, college-bound high school students.

The Penny Memorial Day Bluegrass Festival is May 27-29 at 199 Wrench Lane in Bainbridge. Lots of old-time music and raffles. Camping available. For more information call Don Hardic at 570-934-2507.

VINES will host a Composting for Gardeners Workshop, May 21 at 1pm at Laurel Ave Community Garden, 128 Laurel Ave, Binghamton.

The Johnson City Senior Center, 30 Brocton Street, Johnson City, will give a presentation about a new hiking group on May 26 at 10:30am For more information call the Office for Aging at 778-2411.

The Port Crane Fire Company will be having a chicken bbq, flea market and car show, Saturday, May 21 starting at 10am at the fire station across from Chenango Valley State Park

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