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Gardening workshops, theater, more to do in Erie, Jan. 30 and later

Walking program: Tuesdays and Wednesdays through March 21, 6-8 p.m.; Elk Valley Elementary School, 2556 Maple Ave., Lake City; the Elk Creek Recreation Leisure Board presents weekly indoor walking sessions through the halls of the school; children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: 50 cents per person per session. Info: 774-3519.

Gardening workshops: Wednesdays, Jan. 31-March 14 (no class on Feb. 14), 7-8:30 p.m.; L.E.A.F. Education Center, Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park, 1501 W. Sixth St.; local experts share info and tips for gardening design. Cost: $10 per workshop, or $8 for L.E.A.F. Plus members; registration required. Info: www.leaferie.org.

Blue Moon Night Hike: Wednesday, Jan. 31, 6-7:30 p.m.; meet in the main parking lot area, Erie Bluffs State Park, 11122 West Lake Road, Lake City; guided 2-mile hike featuring fun facts about the Blue Moon; wear weather-appropriate gear. Cost: Free. Info: http://bit.ly/2j8Jy0g.

Astronomy open house: Thursday, Feb. 1, 7:30-8:30 p.m.; Otto Behrend Science, Room 101, Penn State Behrend; Scott McKenzie presents “Finding Meteorites and Craters in the Erie Region”; astronomical observing will follow, weather permitting. Cost: Free. Info: 898-6105.

Bowl-a-Thon: Friday, Feb. 2, 5-8 p.m.; Stone United Methodist Church, 956 S. Main St., Meadville; fun event supporting the upcoming Souper Bowl of Caring event. Cost: $1 suggested donation, or one non-perishable food item. Info: jenniferashbaugh@zoominternet.net, 814-573-3403.

‘An Evening of One-Act Plays’: Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 2, 3, 9 and 10, 7 p.m.; Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy, 2825 State St.; nine 10-minute one-act plays of various styles. Cost: $7 at the door. Info: 874-6300.

Snowflake Local Living Festival: Saturday, Feb. 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Jamestown Audubon Community Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown, N.Y.; hands-on activities, hiking, snowshoe demos (depending on weather), scavenger hunt, live animal meet-and-greet, horse-drawn wagon rides and more; local businesses will also be on site. Cost: $6 for adults, $2 for children ages 3-15, and free for children 2 and under. Info: http://bit.ly/2Co3LZ5.

Souper Bowl: Saturday, Feb. 3, 10 a.m.-noon; Lake City Presbyterian Church, 10088 Seeley St., Lake City; take home delicious homemade soups, such as stuffed pepper, broccoli cheese, creamy potato, vegetable beef and taco bean; homemade wheat, white and zucchini bread by the loaf; orders only by Monday, Jan. 29. Cost: $5.50 per quart of soup; $1.25-$1.50 per loaf of bread. Info: 774-8216, 774-3638.

Presque Isle Snow Day: Saturday, Feb. 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Waterworks area, Presque Isle State Park; enjoy a family-friendly day of cold-weather activities, including ice fishing, sled-dog demos, crafts, horse-drawn wagon rides and more. Cost: Admission is free, though some event may have fees; commemorative pin is $3, two for $5 or five for 10. Info: www.discoverpi.com.

Sunday breakfast: Sunday, Feb. 4, 9-9:30 a.m.; Our Lady of the Lake Social Center, 128 Sunset Drive; Edinboro Knights of Columbus monthly event. Cost: $6 for adults, $4 for children.

Article source: http://www.goerie.com/news/20180130/gardening-workshops-theater-more-to-do-in-erie-jan-30-and-later