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…

Benefit Sunday to help defray Erie resident’s kidney transplant costs

   June 7, 2014 1:00 am

A benefit Sunday, from noon to 6 p.m., at Shades Beach, 7000 East Lake Road, Harborcreek, will help defray the costs of a kidney transplant for Meagan Leamer, age 21. Leamer has been living with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) – a scar tissue formed in parts of the kidney — since she was 3 years old….

Volunteers needed for Kori’s Kritters fundraiser

   June 5, 2014 5:00 am

The third annual Kori B. Durkin Foundation Kori’s Kritters benefit in Support of Animal Rescue will be held Saturday, July 12, 5 to 11 p.m., at the Colony Pub &  Grille, 2670 W. Eighth St. Many volunteers are needed to help put on this event, which will benefit Because You Care, a local animal rescue…

Neighborhood walk Saturday to benefit Bethany Outreach Center

   May 29, 2014 5:00 am

Take a walk on Erie’s lower east side on Saturday and you’ll enrich your knowledge of the area and help raise funds for the Bethany Outreach Center, which provides broad-based services to low-income east-Erie families. The Neighborhood Sole Search Walk on Saturday, from 1 to 4 p.m., will start at the Bethany Outreach Center, 254…

Tea party to raise funds for Erie’s House of Mercy

   April 28, 2014 9:45 am

The House of Mercy neighborhood outreach ministry will host a Spring Tea fundraiser on Saturday, from 2 to 4 p.m., at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Scheffner Hall, 1531 E. Grandview Blvd. Dress up and wear your best hat as you enjoy sandwiches, cookies and tea, along with music by the Mercyhurst University travel choir,…

‘Pet Aid’ to raise funds for A.N.N.A. Shelter

   April 18, 2014 5:00 am

Pet Aid, a benefit for Erie animal rescue agency the A.N.N.A. Shelter, is set for Saturday, from 3 to 8 p.m., at the Saga Club, 3828 Washington Ave. The music lineup includes Michael Wayne at 3 p.m., Midnite Voodoo at 4:15 p.m., Flight at 5:30 p.m., and Rock of Ages at 6:45 p.m. There’ll also be…

Celebrity bartending event Friday to benefit Erie Y

   March 20, 2014 5:00 am

The Downtown Y is hosting a celebrity bartending event on Friday, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Benjamin’s Pub and Eatery inside the Avalon Hotel, 16 W. 10th St. The event will feature small games of chance and raffles along with local celebrity bartenders, a beer pyramid and music by Jack Stevenson of Jackson Station. All proceeds benefit the Greater…

Thursday fundraiser to support Therapeutic Riding Equestrian Center

   February 25, 2014 4:00 am

Take a break from the relentless winter for some kick-up-your-heels fun at the Therapeutic Riding Equestrian Center’s Giddy-Up Palooza on Thursday,  from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Bel-Aire Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 2800 W. Eighth St. Admission to the event is free, and includes music by Strangers and Liars. Bring cash to buy food,…

Rock for a Cause Sunday to benefit Erie County Y

   February 22, 2014 1:10 am

Head to the Crossroads Dinor, 101 W. Plum St., Edinboro, on Sunday, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., for the County Y’s Rock for a Cause charity concert benefiting the Y’s annual scholarship fund, We Build People. The fund provides financial assistance to members of Edinboro’s community so they can afford Y memberships and programs. For…