Entertainment and more around Erie not to miss the week of Dec. 9-15

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Visitors enjoy the Winter Wonderland at Andrew J. Conner Nature Center at Asbury Woods in Millcreek Township.
Visitors enjoy the Winter Wonderland at Andrew J. Conner Nature Center at Asbury Woods in Millcreek Township.

Winter Wonderland: Each night in December (except Dec. 24 and 25), 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., the boardwalk adjacent to the Andrew J. Conner Nature Center at Asbury Woods, 4105 Asbury Road, will be lit up for the community to enjoy a peaceful evening stroll through the woods. Holiday lights will twinkle in the woods and wetlands along the boardwalk which covers 1/3 of a mile. The Nature Center will be open for viewing the animal exhibit and browsing the expanded gift shop with products from local artisans. Donations accepted but not required. 835-5356, asburywoods.org

Holiday happenings: Erie holiday bucket list: Don't miss these festive events in December

"Sweet Tea and Christmas Trees": Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, 2 p.m., Meadville Community Theatre, Odd Fellows Building, 400 N. Main St., Meadville. Production of the sequel to local playwright Maribeth McCarthy's "Sweet Tea and Baby Dreams." $13 for adults, $11 for seniors and students older than 13; $10 to view a recording after the show's run. 814-333-1773, mctbackstage.com/tickets

Comedy on the Rocks: Friday, 8 p.m., Philly On The Rocks, 401 W. 18th St. Night of comedy with comics from Ohio, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. Must be 21 or older and show ID. $5. 814-572-4105, bit.ly/32vtU9f

"Dog, Woman, Man," will be performed this weekend at Gannon University's Schuster Theatre, located in Scottino Hall in the 600 block of Sassafras Street in Erie.
"Dog, Woman, Man," will be performed this weekend at Gannon University's Schuster Theatre, located in Scottino Hall in the 600 block of Sassafras Street in Erie.

"Dog, Woman, Man": This Thursday and Friday, 8 p.m., and Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m., Schuster Theatre, 620 Sassafras St. Production about a dog narrating the odd behavior between a man and woman who can't stand the other's company. Not suitable for children; contains adult language, themes and fake cigarette smoking. $7; $5 for Gannon students with the code "DOG" and Gannon ID. schustertheatre.com

Erie International Film Festival: Friday through Dec. 18. The eighth annual festival introduces independent filmmakers through screening 57 of their films. The festival will also feature its second Roaring 20's Dinner Theatre Gala at Room 33 Speakeasy, 1033 State St., including small plates and entrees, desserts, craft cocktails, an extensive wine and beer list, silent movies and live music Saturdaywith musical guests Aria and the Voiceless, and Rachel Bailey. Costumes are encouraged. The dinner starts at 6 p.m. Room 33 will screen 18 of the films at the party. The entire list of films will be available online for free at erieinternationalfilmfest.com. Find the list of films there and start them from each film's synopsis page. For a list of titles, refer to the website. For more information on the Roaring 20's Dinner Theatre Gala event, visit the Facebook Event Page at https://bit.ly/eriefilmdinner.

A model train runs through a miniature town at the Lakeshore Model Railroader Association's open house, which will take place this weekend at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Harborcreek Township.
A model train runs through a miniature town at the Lakeshore Model Railroader Association's open house, which will take place this weekend at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Harborcreek Township.

Model railroad open house: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 2320 East Lake Road. Lakeshore Model Railroad Association event with train layouts on display. $3 for adults or $2 with donation of nonperishable food item for local food pantries; free for those younger than 12. 814-431-4026, bit.ly/3r9405D

Peggy Quinn gallery opening: Artlore Studio, 3406 West Lake Road, Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Quinn creates functional and decorative pottery from her studio in East Springfield. Her work is primarily wheel-thrown, often with hand-modeled additions. Much of her pottery is heavily influenced by simple, sedate and elegant pottery from the Song Dynasty in China. For more information, call 814-520-8800.

Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at the Experience Children's Museum.
Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at the Experience Children's Museum.

Santa ExpERIEnce: Experience Children's Museum, 420 French St., Saturday and Sunday, and Dec. 18 and 19; Two sessions each day: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. Spend time with Santa, decorate a cookie, get glitter tattoos from Face Painting by Connie, visit with dancers from Erie Contemporary Ballet Theatre and more. Santa will be masked and children will be socially distanced during the event. Members, $12; non-members, $14; pre-registration required. eriechildrensmuseum.org

Find more events and submit your own for free at GoErie.com/calendar.

This article originally appeared on Erie Times-News: Best bets: Things around Erie not to miss the week of Dec. 9-15

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