Upcoming Events at Barber National Institute


2017 Shillelagh Golf Tournament

If you are a golfer, you'll want to mark your calendar for the 2017 Shillelagh Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2017. More than 130 golfers turn out at Riverside Golf Course in Cambridge Springs, PA to vie for the coveted top prize - an authentic shillelagh handcrafted in Ireland. Register today to secure your place in the tournament!

11:00 AM
Buffet Lunch

12:30 PM
Shotgun Start

5:30 PM
Awards Dinner

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2017 Barber Beast on the Bay

The 5th annual Barber Beast on the Bay is set for Saturday, September 9, 2017, at Presque Isle State Park in Erie, PA. The main events included a grueling 10-mile extreme obstacle course challenge and a 1 mile adapted course for participants with physical or developmental disabilities. Not only does the Barber Beast on the Bay event raise awareness for a great cause, but it also brings the community together for a fun experience.

An “Elite” wave is offered for serious competitors who want to be timed, do the whole course and every obstacle to be eligible for awards. Optional timing for all participants is available. Want to participate in the Barber Beast on the Bay in a more leisurely way?  You can choose to walk the course and opt out of any or all obstacles to be part of the fun and enjoy a day at Presque Isle in Erie, PA!

Named 2016 Locally Managed Event of the Year by Erie Sports Commission!

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Recent Past Events


10th Annual Art Show

Thanks to the artists, sponsors, and donors who made the 10th Anniversary Art Show a success.  We hope to see you in April 2018 for next year's show!

The Barber National Institute Art Show & Sale is one of the largest and most diverse Art Shows in the region, with paintings, photography, and sculptures from youth, adult amateur, and adult professional artists.

Admission is free of charge; ample free parking.

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29th Annual Charities for Children, Inc. Adult Bowling Tournament

The 29th Annual Charities for Children, Inc. Adult Bowling Tournament was Sunday, March 26, 2017, at Eastway Lanes.  Our community bowled to support the Gertrude A. Barber Center and other local nonprofits!

See a complete list of winners from the 2016 tournament and how much they raised!

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Annual Barber Christmas Ball

Bash on the Bay, the 2016 Barber Christmas Ball, Saturday, December 17 at the Bayfront Convention Center was a huge success!  All attendees enjoyed a festive night with good food, great music, and a spectacular fireworks show!  Thank you to all who made this event possible!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 9, 2017, for the next Barber Christmas Ball!

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Sensory Friendly Time with Santa

Crafts, games, and visits with Old Saint Nick were entertaining children and families at the 6th annual Sensory Friendly Time with Santa held December 4 at the Millcreek Mall. The Barber National Institute sponsors the event to provide families with children with autism and special needs a stress-free experience with Santa.

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Ladies Only Luncheon

Thank you to all who were part of the 14th annual Ladies Only Luncheon that was on Saturday, November 19, 2016!  See who won the Premier Prize, Diva Design Prize, Basket Raffles.  Check out the highlights of the event!  Be sure to save the date for the next Ladies Only Luncheon, November 18, 2017!

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