No snowstorm will be coming through this weekend, for the first time in a month. That means it's time to stop hibernating and enjoying everything the Southern Tier has to offer!

There is a benefit pasta dinner for former US Marine and cancer warrior Michael Weiland on Saturday from 3 to 7 pm at the Knights of Columbus, 136 Park Ave in Binghamton. Among the prizes to win a Colorado vacation. Basket raffles, music and more. proceeds help with medical bills.

The Candor High School Craft and Vendor Fair for Candor's Jr./Sr. Prom is Saturday from 10am to 2pm at the school, 1 Academy Street. Open to the public and featuring over 60 Vendors!

JCC's Community Purim Carnival is Sunday from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Features a variety of fun games, and prizes, inflatables, arts & crafts, balloons and more. Refreshments will be available for purchase. It's at JCC, 500 Clubhouse Road in Vestal.

The Endicott Elks Friday night dinner with specials, their regular menu and new salad bar. Serves from 5 to 7 pm.

SPEAK Animal Hospital is hosting a flea market and craft fair on June 6th and is looking for vendors. Call Lisa at 729-7368 for more information.

Round Hill Masonic Center, 403 East Main Street in Endicott, is hosting a roast beef dinner on March 1st from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Take outs available.

There is a new car giveaway to benefit Traci's Hope with the drawing at the Greater Binghamton Reptile Expo on March 22nd. To get a ticket or information, visit Traci's Hope on Facebook.

Messy Adventures on the Hilltop is March 1st from 1 to 3 pm at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 834 Bunn Hill Road in Vestal. Family fun activities!

The United Way of Broome County is offering free tax preparation if you meet requirements. Dial 2-1-1 for information.

Chenango Valley Pre-K applications are available. To get info or request an application, call 762-6975.

The 46th annual Operation Arbor Green tree and shrub sale sponsored by the Broome County Soil and Water Conservation District runs through April 3rd. Contact them at 724-9268 extension 5 to order.

On Thursday, the Broome County Public Library Book Club will discuss Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan, 6pm. It will be held at the Broome County Public Library, 185 Court Street in Binghamton. For more information, please call the Library's Information Services Department at (607) 778-6451

Free Income Tax Assistance is available at several locations in Broome County for those with low or middle incomes, especially those 60 and older. For locations and appointments, call 625-2658.

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