May events around Erie you’ll want to check out – Entertainment & Life…


Looking for some fun and informative events this month? Here are just a few to visit starting today.

Great Lakes Beach Glass & Coastal Arts Festival


10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bayfront Convention Center, 1 Sassafras Pier

Tickets: $6; children 10 and under are free. For more details, call 836-1827 or visit or

This is the last day of the event that includes more than 80 vendors. Jennifer Reed, owner of Relish, and her staff have been involved with the festival for several years.

A 275-pound piece of sea glass is on display. Kids can make beach glass creations and face painting is available from noon to 3 p.m.


Seeds of Hope — Third Annual Luncheon

May 15 

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Bayfront Convention Center, 1 Sassafras Pier

Tickets: $50 per person; RSVP by May 8; purchase online at

World-class researchers, oncologists and scientists will speak about cancers, chronic diseases and research taking place in Erie. Magee-Womens Research Institute and Hamot Health Foundation collaborated on this event that includes a gourmet lunch and Champagne desserts. For questions, contact Denise Wickline or Ali Grachen at 412-641-8950.


Her View Above the Glass Ceiling – Women in Executive Roles

May 17

Doors open at 4:30 with raffle baskets and networking; dinner is at 6:30 p.m.

Bel-Aire at Wyndham, 2800 W. Eighth St.

Tickets: $45, cash bar, RSVP due today, purchase online at

Sponsored by the Woman’s Club of Erie, Linda Stevenson, founder/director of Erie Athena PowerLink, will host a panel discussion that includes Sharon Georgoulias, president of the Adhesives Division of IPS Corp.; Tina Donikowski, retired vice president of General Electric, Erie Division; and Dionne Wallace Oakley, executive vice president of human resources and strategy, Erie Insurance. Eva Mastromatteo will be the mistress of ceremonies.


Mercy Center for Women and Dress for Success Erie Purse and Pearl Luncheon

May 21

Shopping starts at 10 a.m.; lunch will be served at noon

Bayfront Convention Center, 1 Sassafras Pier

Tickets: $50 per person; purchase online at

The luncheon supports women preparing to enter or reenter the workforce. Featured speaker Carla Storrs, director of client services at Mercy Center, will share how she survived a difficult past to achieve success. For questions, call Jenny Hagerty at 455-4577 or send email to [email protected]

Pam Parker is the editor of House to Home, Her Times and Lake Erie LifeStyle. She can be reached at 870-1821 or by email. Follow her on Twitter at


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