The Ross Park Zoo presents their annual ‘Boo at the Zoo’ Saturday and Sunday from 6:30pm to 9pm over the next two weekends, more info and other events here.

The Binghamton Zoo’s “25th Annual Boo at the Zoo” is October 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd from 6:30pm to 9pm. Walk through a haunted zoo filled with zombies, ghouls, spiders and clowns. Tickets are six dollars for members; eight dollars for non-members, and are available at the Zoo ticket booth. This event is not recommended for children under 10. For more information visit ross park zoo dot com.

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

  • The Broome County Sheriff’s Office will participate in “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day”, October 22nd from 10 to 2. Collection will include unwanted, outdated or unused prescription or over-the-counter medications. For locations contact the Broome County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Mom’s House hosts its “Night of Hope”, October 27th from 6 to 9pm at the Binghamton Country Club, Endwell. The evening celebrates 28 years of helping low-income, single parents complete their education.
  • Temple Concord hosts a “Spirit & Spirits Costume Ball” October 22nd from 9pm to midnight. Music, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, entertainment and more. Proceeds benefit the YWCA of Binghamton & Broome County. For tickets visit y w c a binghamton dot org.
  • Knights of Columbus Council 206 hosts its Annual Turkey Party, October 28th from 7 to 10pm at 136 Park Ave, Binghamton. Door prizes, cash bar, free refreshments and snacks. Six dollar donation.
  • Endwell United Methodist Church hosts a roast beef dinner, October 22nd from 4 to 7pm. Roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy and more. Adults ten dollars, children under 12 are five dollars, children under 5 are free. Take-out available.
  • The Broome County Doll Club celebrates its 60th anniversary with a luncheon and the Empire State Doll & Bear Show, October 23rd at the Doubletree by Hilton, Binghamton. For more information, visit the Broome County Doll Club page on Facebook.
  • The Broome County Public Library hosts a “Read for the Record” event, October 27th from 10am to noon. The event seeks to early learning by encouraging children and adults to take part in the world’s largest shared reading experience. For more information call the library at 778-6456.
  • The Humane Society’s “Bowl-A-Rama” bowling tournament fundraiser is October 15th at 1pm at Midway Lanes, Vestal. Twenty dollars per person includes three games of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, wings and soda. Payment due by October 13th. Call Kim Broderick at 724-3709 to register, or go to b c humane s o c dot com.
  • The Woodrow Wilson Alumni Association’s Annual Homecoming Luncheon is October 15th at 12:30 at Saint Michael’s Hall, Clinton Street, Binghamton. Tickets are twenty-two dollars. Email Loretta Curtin at g mail dot com.
  • The Conklin Presbyterian Church, 1175 Conklin Ave, Conklin, holds a Harvest Festival, October 15th from 10 to 3 which includes a café, theme baskets, bake sale, gently used books, CDs and a rummage sale.
  • Maine American Legion Post 1390 is hosting a chicken and biscuit dinner, October 15th from 4 to 7:00pm. Eight dollars for adults, four dollars for children 6 to 8, children under 5 are free. Seven dollars for veterans with proof.
  • The Troy Volunteer Fire Department’s annual craft show fundraiser is October 15th from 10am to 3pm at the Troy Fire Department. Admission is free. Food available. Interested vendors call Donna May at 570-529-0687.
  • The Moose Lodge in Owego is holding a chicken bbq and bake sale, October 15th from 11:30am until sold out. Ten dollars for half chicken, baked beans, salt potatoes, and roll. For pre-sale tickets leave a message at 607-786-9749.
  • The Kirkwood United Methodist Church, 255 Main Street, Kirkwood, holds a chicken and biscuit dinner, October 15th from 4:30 to 6:00pm. Family style. Nine dollars for adults, five dollars for children, under 5’s are free.
  • The Broome County Public Library is hosting the following events: a meeting of the Beading Group on October 17th at 5:30pm; a meeting of the Knitting Group on October 18th at 5:30pm; and a series of Computer Classes beginning October 19 at 4:30pm. For more information on these events call the library at 778-6451.
  • The Tiahwaga Community Players present a showing of the film “Sharing the Rough”, a documentary following the journey of a colored gemstone from mine to market, October 19th at 7pm. For more information call Conti Jewelers at 786-9670.
  • A New Hope Center, Owego, holds a Candlelight Vigil, October 20th to remember those lost to, and survivors of, domestic violence. This free event is at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, 117 Main Street, Owego beginning at 6pm.
  • The Broome County Urban League presents the “Lights on Afterschool Showcase” October 21st from 4:30 to 5:30 at the United Presbyterian Church, 42 Chenango Street, Binghamton. Talent Show, Art Show, Poem Reading, and Raffle Baskets.
  • The Northern Broome Senior Center, 12 Strongs Place, Whitney Point, is holding a Penny Social, October 21st beginning at 4:30pm. Fun for the whole family and enjoy a meal of reasonably priced foods.
  • The Southern Tier Independence Center’s “Haunted Hall of Horrors” is open Fridays and Saturdays through October 29th at 135 East Frederick Street, Binghamton. Admission is fifteen dollars. For more information visit www dot h h h dash s t i c dot com.

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