March 12, 2012 by  
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Class listings are for nonprofit or nominal-profit organizations. If a class is part of a for-profit business, please contact our classified-ad department, 456-7021.

Early Childhood Music Classes: Monday, 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 14, 6 p.m.; Glenwood YMCA, 3727 Cherry St.; fun, family music program for parents and children ages birth to kindergarten; Y membership not required. Cost: Free. Info:

Belly dance Classes: Mondays, 8 p.m., and Wednesdays, 6 p.m.; Long’s School of Dance, presented by Lake Erie Belly Dance. Cost: $65 for a six-week session. Info:, 774-3558.

Stardust Dance Club classes: Mondays; classes include beginner waltz, 7 p.m.; intermediate fox trot, 8 p.m.; singles and couples welcome. Info: or 602-6191.

GERMAN FOLK DANCE LESSONS: Tuesdays, 7 p.m.; German Cultural Society of Erie; for ages 12 through adult. Cost: Free. Info: 864-8417 for location.

Intermediate Oil Painting: Begins Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; North East Arts Council, 25 Vine St.; eight-week course. Info: Susan, (716) 397-8617.

“Planet Money LIVE — The Economy, Explained”: Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.; Samuel P. “Pat” Black III Conference Center, on the first floor of the Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center, Penn State Behrend; Adam Davidson and Alex Blumberg, primary correspondents and “economic explainers” for National Public Radio’s Planet Money feature, will examine the current economic crisis and offer a humorous, human look at where it’s leading. Cost: Free. Info: 898-6171.

ERIE PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB: Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.; Mercy Hilltop Center, 444 East Grandview Blvd.; professional photographer and social network enthusiast Nikki Wagner will speak on “Photography in Social Media,” including popular social networking sites and how they can help business, how to protect your work in today’s media atmosphere and best practices in utilizing social networking. Cost: Free. Info: 474-2892,

Strong Women of Erie County: Tuesday, March 13, 12:30 p.m.; Lifeworks Erie senior center, 406 Peach St.; an intimate portrayal of some of the women who made Erie what it is today. Info: 459-4132.

A Non-Partisan Perspective on the Current POLITICAL Climate in Congress: Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.; Lifeworks Erie, 406 Peach St.; Pennsylvania’s former Congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper, discusses the highly charged partisan climate in Congress and what will be different and required for change going forward into the 2012 election. Info: 459-4132.

Open House Night in Astronomy: Wednesday, 7 p.m.; 101 Otto Behrend Science Building, Penn State Behrend; Darren Williams, associate professor of physics and astronomy will offer a preview of unique viewing opportunities this year; astronomical viewing will follow, weather permitting. Cost: Free. Info: 898-6105.

Wind Energy Forum: Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.; Tom Ridge Environmental Center; learn more about the past, present and future of offshore wind energy development in America. Cost: Free. Info:

LECTURE BY STAR OF ‘LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD’: Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.; room 104 of Gannon’s Zurn Science Center, 143 W. Seventh St.; Matthew Roloff, who with his family was the subject of the popular reality television series “Little People, Big World,” will bring his inspirational story to Gannon University. Cost: Free.

Collaborative Writing Workshop: Thursdays, March 15, 22 and 29, 5:30-7 p.m.; Werner Books, Liberty Plaza; led by published writer and journalist Tricia DeMarco; workshop participants try new writing exercises in class and at home, share works in progress, and explore publishing options. Cost: $3; reservations are required. Info: 864-1565.

Jefferson educational society lectures and seminars: 3207 State St. Info: or 459-8000.

“David McCullough — The Greater Journey”: Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m.; moderated by Gene Dreyfus, M.A. Cost: $10; $15 with guest.

“Stephen Breyer — Making Democracy Work”: Tuesday, March 20, 7-8:30 p.m.; moderated by Michael Dunlavey, J.D. Cost: $10; $15 with guest.

The Global Battle over Reproductive Rights: Tuesday, March 27, 7-8:30 p.m.; with author Michelle Goldberg. Cost: $10; $15 with guest.

Startup Incubator ARTIST Events: 423 Plum St., Edinboro. Info: 273-4200; register and prepay online at

Life Drawing: Every other Friday, 7-9 p.m., through May 4; with live model; facilitated by Justin Wisniewski, drawing professor at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Cost: $10, students, $7; includes snacks and soft drinks and a donation bar.

Art Classes at ERIE ART Museum: Register for spring classes for children and adults at Erie Art Museum (early bird discount ends March 19, classes start March 26). Cost: Tuitions vary; scholarships available. Info: For class list, or 459-5477.

PERRY’S 200TH ANNIVERSARY: Monday, March 19, 7:30; Lawrence Park Township Building, 4230 Iroquois Ave.; sponsored by Lawrence Park Historical Society; speaker is Joyce Savocchio. Cost: Free.

Mercyhurst Center for Applied Politics: Wednesday, March 21, 7 p.m.; Walker Recital Hall, Mercyhurst University; a national, nonpartisan campaign aimed at increasing the number of women in political office, with a panel discussion. Info: Brian Ripley,

Meadville Council on the Arts Classes: Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Info: (814) 336-5051 or e-mail at

Watercolor class: Starts Wednesday, March 21, 3-5:30 p.m.; six weeks; basics of watercolor will be explained, while each student’s own style and creativity will be enhanced.

Mosaic classes: Starts Tuesday, April 3, 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.; six-week class on the basics of mosaics, using both glass and pottery shards.

Archbishop Oscar Romero Award presentation: Thursday, March 22, 8 p.m.; Mercy Heritage Room, Mercyhurst University; founders of Project H.O.M.E., a Philadelphia organization recognized as an international model for alleviating homelessness and poverty on a large scale, will accept award and give a lecture. Cost: Free. Info: Thomas Forsthoefel,

Organic Home Gardening: Saturday, March 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Asbury Woods Nature Center; Penn State Master Gardener Cindy Sonnenberg teaches how to garden organically in your yard, including growing your own organic produce. Cost: Free for members, $7 nonmembers; preregistration and prepayment required. Info: 835-5356.

Sprouts for Spring: Sunday, March 25, 2-3:30 p.m.; Asbury Woods Nature Center; Fairview Garden Club member Sherry Post will teach techniques to increase success when starting flowers and vegetables from seeds. Cost: $5 members, $7 nonmembers; preregistration and prepayment required. Info: 835-5356.

The global battle over women’s reproductive rights: Tuesday, March 27, 2 p.m.; Edinboro University, Frank G. Pogue Student Center multipurpose room B; author Michelle Goldberg will discuss the global battle over women’s reproductive rights that pits reformers against an international alliance of fundamentalists. Cost: Free. Info: 566-4185.

Listening Between the Lines — Effective Communications Skills: Tuesday, March 27, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Frank G. Pogue Student Center, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania; learn nine techniques that focus on effective listening and responsive communication; speaker Jeff Tobe is the author of “Coloring Outside the Lines”; sponsored by the Pennsylvania Public Health Training Center. Info:

Get Even More from your Trade show Marketing: Wednesday, March 28, 8:30-10:30 a.m.; Gannon SBDC, 120 W. Ninth St.; learn how to maximize face-time, pre- and post-marketing tips and how to brand your booth. Cost: $25; free for paid 2012 W.I.L.D. Conference Exhibitors. Info: or 871-7232.

“Death — The Great Adventure”: Thursday, March 29, 8:15 p.m.; Mercyhurst University’s Walker Recital Hall; poet Jane Hirshfield will read a selection of her works. Cost: Free. Info:

Acting Classes: Girard Alliance Church, 229 Rice Ave., Girard; Laugh/Riot Performing Arts Company offers two acting classes twice a week. Cost: $25 per week; $80 per month. Info: or 402-1144.

Audition Techniques: Mondays, 5 p.m. and Saturdays, noon; explore different audition methods, from monologues to improvisational exercises, cold readings and scene work; explore a different aspect of the audition process each week.

Group Work: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.; work on group dynamics by working with scenes, improvisational work and movement exercises designed to challenge students to focus their energy and attention on creating a connection to their scene partner.

MINI MASTERS CLASSES: Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Experience Children’s Museum, 420 French St.; children ages 3 to 5 participate in art activities with varying themes, each with the opportunity to take a new piece of art home. Cost: Members, $3; nonmembers, $5, in addition to general admission; preregistration is preferred. Info: 453-3743.

ZUMBA: Wednesdays, through May 30, 6:15-7:15 p.m.; North East Cultural Center, 25 Vine St., North East. Cost: NEAC members, $30 for seven weeks; nonmembers, $30 for 6 weeks. Info: (814) 490-9385 or

TODDLER STORY TIME: Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.; Experience Children’s Museum, 420 French St.; story and hands-on activity related to a different theme each week. Cost: Included in $6 museum admission; free for children 1 and younger. Info: 453-3743.

FREE GED CLASSES: Day and evening classes are offered in Erie, North East, Lawrence Park, Union City, Edinboro, Albion, Girard and Fairview by IU5. Info: 734-5610 Ext. 5223.

Photography Interest Group: Second Thursday of the month, 7 p.m.; North East Cultural Center, 25 Vine St., wNorth East. Info: or (814) 572-8464.


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