Claytopia hosting fundraiser for Erie animal group

   January 16, 2015 11:53 am

If you’re looking for something fun to do during January, head over to Claytopia, 2503 W. 15th St. You can make a cool animal-themed ceramic piece and the store will donate a portion of the sale to H.O.P.E. for Erie Animal Wellness, which supports local animals in need. Just stop in and create one or more…

Erie theater group seeks volunteers to raise funds

   January 14, 2015 12:04 pm

PACA — Performing Artists Collective Alliance — is a nonprofit community performing arts center and theater that promotes a wide variety of artistic endeavors at its 1505 State St. location. In 2015, PACA is planning to present 11 productions, including comedies, dramas and classics. The group is mounting an advertising campaign to support the 2015…

Saturday concert to benefit Erie veterans group

   July 4, 2014 5:00 am

Composer, guitarist and harp guitarist Muriel Anderson will perform a benefit concert for Erie’s Music for Veterans program on Saturday, at 8 p.m., at the Erie Art Museum, 20 E. Fifth St. Vinny Stefanelli, also a guitarist, started Music for Veterans as a way to reintegrate veterans into civilian society after their service to their country. Participating…

L.E.A.F. needs volunteers for summer events

   June 20, 2014 1:00 am

The Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park is gearing up for its summer events and is seeking volunteers to help make them a success. The Arts at the Arboretum series kicks off on July 3 with Poets’ Hall Presents, then continues with an outdoor concert series that runs on six Thursdays in July and August…

Art & Sole 5K, Highmark Walk set for Saturday

   June 6, 2014 5:00 am

Lace up your sneakers tomorrow and get outside for some exercise for a good cause. You can choose between the 9th annual Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community, which benefits 28 Erie-area health and human service groups, and the Art & Sole 5K, which raises funds to underwrite free art classes for at-risk children at…

Volunteers sought for children’s summer programs

   May 28, 2014 5:00 am

Better Housing Erie, located at 226 E. 17th St., is seeking volunteers to assist with its summer children’s programs. Beginning in June, volunteers will be needed Monday through Friday, from 1 to 4:30 p.m., to assist the social service coordinator with games, activities and arts and crafts for children ages 5 to 11.  Better Housing Erie…

Art sale event to benefit Erie Shriners Hospital

   April 30, 2014 5:00 am

Here’s a unique opportunity to see and purchase art by up-and-coming New York City artists and help the Erie Shriners Ambulatory Surgery Center and Outpatient Specialty Care Center at the same time. The hospital is hosting an art sale and benefit Thursday and Friday, from 5 to 9 p.m., to raise funds for ongoing and new…

Volunteers needed for beach glass festival

   April 29, 2014 5:00 am

The second Great Lakes Beach Glass & Coastal Arts Festival will be held May 24 and 25 (Memorial Day weekend), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Erie’s Bayfront Convention Center. The event’s organizers are seeking individuals to hand out flyers and information to attendees, assist vendors, help at various tables, and assist with a variety of other…

Create a pottery item, benefit cat shelter this weekend

   March 28, 2014 5:00 am

Looking for something to do this weekend? Head over to Claytopia, 2503 W. 15th St., to paint a cat or dog bisque piece or a cat or dog bowl, and — through Monday, the last day of the month — Claytopia will donate 10 percent of your purchase to Orphan Angels Cat Sanctuary. Claytopia is…

Experience Children’s Museum to hold volunteer orientation session

   March 10, 2014 12:05 am

If you are interested in a fun, creative volunteering opportunity that involves working with children, mark your calendar. The Experience Children’s Museum will hold a volunteer orientation session on March 29, from 10 a.m. to noon. The museum, 420 French St., is seeking volunteers 14 and older to assist with education programming, special events and…