YMCA of Greater Erie

Finding Strength In Your Asana Practice @ Glenwood Park YMCA - Holistic Center
Jun 30 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Iyengar Inspired – Hatha Yoga workshop,  Physical Power / Mental Peace / Spiritual Purity.  Yoga is combining body, breath and mind.  Thus, whatever you do – Yoga can help you do it better.  Our goal is to provide you an individualized experience via techniques and building blocks to enable practicing poses for strength and functional flexibility.  We have developed BFIT poses sequences for all parts of the body and overall well being – healing to strengthening.  Flexibility is built in the design of the yoga poses.  An important part that most ignore is the strength and endurance.  Join Dr. Puspak J. Mehta and experience his amazing yoga teaching style.  Dr. Mehta is a lifestyle practitioner who believes the key to a great YOGA experience is to design a pose to fit the individual’s present capability and needs.

All proceeds go to the Y’s Food & Fun Bus – a mobile meals site for kids

REGISTER ONLINE at:  https://www.ymcaerie.org/programs/#/programs/350/finding-strength-in-your-asana-practice/


Family Painting Party with Angela (Christmas) @ YMCA Camp Sherwin
Jul 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Family Painting Party with Angela (Christmas) @ YMCA Camp Sherwin | Lake City | Pennsylvania | United States

Grab a friend or family member(s), roll up your sleeves, and get ready to have an evening of fun bringing out your inner artist – believe us, EVERYONE has one!

Join local artist Angela Howell as she instructs students of all painting abilities.  Supplies are included.

Cost July 13:  $25 for Adult Employees & Y Members (16 x 20)

$30 for Adult non-members

$5 per child (up to 3 children per adult 8 x 10 canvas)

BYOB & snacks.

Please call (DTY) 452-3261, (GLY) 868-0867, or (CAMP) 774-9416 by 3 days before class to register.

Tee-Up for Kids: YMCA Annual Charity Golf Outing @ Venango Valley Inn & Golf Course
Jul 18 @ 11:00 am – 6:30 pm
Tee-Up for Kids: YMCA Annual Charity Golf Outing @ Venango Valley Inn & Golf Course | Saegertown | Pennsylvania | United States

Registration/Tournament Details

Register Online here.

Registration along with a light lunch begins at 11:00 AM with a shotgun start to follow promptly at 12 Noon.  Participants ages 70 and over will be eligible to drive from the senior tees, if desired.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Corporate sponsorships are available for this event, including: lunch and dinner sponsors, as well as longest drive, longest putt and closest to pin contest sponsors. Click here for sponsorship levels.


Top 3 team scores, Longest Putt, Closest to Pin, Longest Drive

Programs that benefit from your support:

Safe Spaces

  • Only about 1/2 of youth are exposed to the 40 Developmental Assets which help prepare them for life and avoid risky and unhealthy behaviors.  We provide community based programming that offers mentorship, academic enrichment, creative expression, positive values and conflict resolution.
  • 18% of kids in PA are responsible for taking care of themselves after school.  We provide scholarships for low-income kids wanting to attend after school enrichment programs.
  • Drowning is still the second leading cause of accidental death under age 14.  We provide community based learn to swim programs.
  • Kids with diabetes often feel excluded from their favorite activities including birthday parties, holidays and sleepovers.  We provide scholarships for youth to attend Diabetes Camp at YMCA Camp Fitch – an inclusive camp with support staff which helps them feel included with their peers.


  • 30% of third graders in Erie score unproficient in reading.  We provide learning programs which lay the foundation for reading readiness through daily reading and language based skills including vocabulary, letter and sound identification.
  • 40% of Erie’s kids are unprepared for Kindergarten.  We provide scholarships for low-income kids to attend high quality preschool at little or no cost and a community based program to help caregivers at home.
  • 4 out of 5 inmates in Erie are high school drop outs.  We provide community based tutoring, job readiness and post-secondary programs for teens.

Meals for Kids

  • Erie County has 10 food deserts – areas where access to healthy food is a concern for kids.  We provide a mobile meals site for kids – YMCA Food + Fun bus – serving meals right in neighborhoods.
  • 30% of Erie’s kids are overweight or obese.  We commit to limiting processed foods and increasing fresh fruit and vegetables in our meals through our program and community based meals sites.  We serve over 250,000 meals annually.


  • 25% of families spend less time together and 43% don’t eat family dinner.  We provide community based programs that strengthen family bonds.


Learn to teach Masala Bhangra @ Glenwood Park YMCA - Holistic Center
Jul 21 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join the Masala Bhangra Ambassador team by taking this unique training.  Masala Bhangra is the first Indian-inspired dance and fitness program that is ACE, AFAA and AFLCA approved!  This workout provides overall toning and body conditioning and builds up endurance, stamina and balance.  It is as much fun as it is rigorous.  Participants burn over 500 calories per workout!  Classes are easy to follow and can be modified making it accessible to people of all ages and fitness levels.

Masala Bhangra Level 1 trainees can expect:

8 hours (1) day training on how to teach the dance, 8 CEUs through AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America), 1.2 CEUs through ACE (American Council of Exercise), Masala Bhangra training Manual via email and Masala Bhangra Video and Music.

Brew Run & Walk @ Sprague Farm & Brew Works
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Brew Run & Walk @ Sprague Farm & Brew Works | Venango | Pennsylvania | United States

Join us for a fine summer evening at the beautiful Sprague Farm & Brew Works in Venango.  Your challenge: a choice of running or walking approximately a 2-mile trail around the sixty-six acre farmland bordered by French Creek. Our 7 p.m. start will give you a gentle summer twilight loop of oak trees, switch grass, wooded trails and maybe just a little bit of mud.  Along the route, you can stop for a refreshment before running or walking to the finish line at Sprague’s.

All proceeds benefit the County Y.

Click here to register.

Car Cruise @ YMCA Camp Sherwin
Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Start your day off right with our ALL YOU CAN EAT Pancake Breakfast @ Harrington

8:30- 10:00 a.m.

After join us at 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. for our Car Cruise!

Dash Plaques for 1st 75 cars, Door prizes, Food, DJ Corey B, 50/50, Chinese Auction, Pool Party!


Get a chance to get your car on next year’s dash plaque.

$2.00 per car donation (Not required)

Proceeds benefit the YMCA’s Annual Campaign



Lake Erie Cyclefest Good Morning Sunshine Ride @ Presque Isle State Park
Aug 2 @ 6:00 am – 7:30 am
Lake Erie Cyclefest Good Morning Sunshine Ride @ Presque Isle State Park

Perhaps the prettiest place to find yourself in all of Erie is to find yourself on the Presque Isle peninsula during a summer sunrise. They are, in a word, spectacular. So spectacular that Lake Erie Cyclefest decided to add a sunrise tour of Presque Isle State Park. And who better to guide the tour than Good Morning Erie’s Traci Teudhope.

Lake Erie Cyclefest Slow Roll @ Perry Square
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lake Erie Cyclefest Slow Roll @ Perry Square

Whether you are visiting Erie from a long distance or you’ve lived here all your life, you will love this free, lively, and creative slow-ride-tour of Lake Erie Cyclefest’s host city. The 10-mile ride will roll out of the northeast corner of Perry Square and visit many of Erie’s cultural and historical sites. All riders stay together and travel at about 6 miles per hour. The ride will conclude with an Erie Downtown Partnership block party featuring live music and a beer sampling from Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing.

Lake Erie Cyclefest Jelly Jar Ride @ Shade's Beach
Aug 3 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Lake Erie Cyclefest Jelly Jar Ride @ Shade's Beach

Riders have the choice of a 25 or 50-mile non-competitive ride. Each tour will take you through the county’s beautiful vineyards, fruit farm region and lakeshore. The Lake Erie Grape growing region is the largest grape growing region in the world, and in August smells simply grape-er-rific! The fruity aromas will remind riders of those long ago “jelly jar” days when people put up their own preserves. The ride includes optional stops at Mazza Vineyards and Kraza’s Kove (homemade ice cream in Findley Lake, NY) and will conclude with a picnic with wood-fired pizza from Brooklyn Pizza and a beer sampling from Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing. Proceeds from the ride benefit the Y’s Food + Fun bus, a free mobile meals site for kids in need. Route details coming soon.

Lake Erie Cyclefest Tour de West County @ Lake Erie Community Park
Aug 4 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Lake Erie Cyclefest Tour de West County @ Lake Erie Community Park

This is Erie County’s premier bicycle tour with a long-standing tradition of spectacular routes, safety support, water stops and after ride fun. This non-competitive event provides several scenic ride routes of varying distances. West Erie County is a treat to the senses with its rolling farm land, narrow lanes, and old growth forest. Choose a 12, 25, 50 or a 100 mile loop of Erie County. All routes are monitored by EmergyCare’s trained medical professionals and water/snack stations are strategically placed to make sure riders can rest and refuel. This year Tour de West County will begin at Lake Erie Community Park, the park has plenty of amenities to keep the whole family entertained, whether they are riding or not! Best of all is watching the Bald Eagles fish for breakfast. Tour de West County will end with a picnic and all riders will be given tokens to exchange for a beer sampling from Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing at The HUB.