Friday, August 17, 2018

Events in N-town as Summer Winds Down

Hopefully the weather holds because there are plenty of outdoor activities this weekend.

Friday, August 17, 8:30 pm, Carver Community Center. Poolside Movie Night. Movie starts at 9 pm. $3 for movie only. $5 includes movie, snack and beverage. For info call Ericka Wharton, 610-272-7480 or email gwcarvercenter19401@gmail.com.


Saturday, 11 am-6 pm at Simmons Park (Oak and Arch Sts). Watch the 3-on-3 Co-ed Basketball Tournament, hosted by Norristown Lady Eagles Basketball and Willis Barbecue. 3 Divisions, ages 10-13, 14-17, 18 and up. 4 Player max per team.


Saturday, noon-3 pm, Haws Avenue Methodist Church (Haws and Marshall) will host a FREE Neighborhood Barbecue. Food, fun, games, and music. Rain or Shine.
Saturday, 6:30-8 pm. Historic Montgomery Cemetery (Hartranft and Jackson Sts).  Author and Historian Tammy Schane presents a tour on Symbols of the Cemetery. Discover the meaning of symbols carved on tombstones; the history behind them; and why tombstone styles changed in the 19th century. Tickets: $15 per person includes: Walking Tour, Refreshments and Presentation. Tickets are limited: to reserve a space by phone 610-272-0297; online at hsmcpa.org; or email contact@hsmcpa.org. For info, contact Barry Rauhouser, Executive Director, 610-272-0297, barryr@hsmcpa.org.

Saturday, 8-11 pm, Five Saints Distilling (Green and Main). Jazz 180 performs. No cover.

Sunday, 7 pm at Elmwood Park Bandshell. Summer Concert Series continues. This week, FabForward performs. FREE. Bring a lawn chair or something to sit on.

Monday, women 40 or older, register this week for the FREE Mammography Screenings on the following Monday, August 27 starting at 10 am at Matt Bradford's office, 750 E Johnson Hwy. Fox Chase Mobile Mammography Screening Unit will be there that day. You must have a prescription from your doctor. To register, call 215-214-1744.

Tuesday, 4:30- 6:30 pm, 500 block of Lafayette. Water Ice With A Cop. Come out for FREE water ice and meet your local cops.

Tuesday, 6:30 pm. Municipal Hall. Council meeting.

Wednesday, 1 pm, Norristown Library board room. Mary's Matinee. FREE movie in our boardroom the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. This week's selection is "Phantom Thread." Drop in. Contact Mary Motta at 610-278-5100 x111, mmotta@mclinc.org.

Thursday, 11 am-2:30 pm, in front of the Courthouse. The Norristown Farmers' Market. Stop by Thursdays through October 25.

Next Saturday, August 25, noon-2:30 pm, Montco Courthouse. Beat The Heat Rally. Come out and learn about Climate Change and what can and should be done about it, and how you can add your voice. Free ice cream.

Next Saturday, 1-3 pm, Community Arts Norristown (506 Haws). Fall Open House.

Next Saturday, 1-6 pm, Elmwood Park. Youth Empowerment Summit. FREE. Crafts, food, music, games, dancing. Bring a chair. School supplies while they last.

Next Saturday, 8 pm to 8am Sunday morning, Carver Community Center (Jacoby and Arch). Slumber Party for girls aged 7 to 17. Bring a sleeping bag or bedroll. $5 per girl (discounts for siblings). Call 610-272-7480 or email GWCarvercenter19401@gmail.com.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Italian Festival and Norristown Appreciation Day

The Italian Festival is this weekend, and there are 2 happenings at Simmons Park, this weekend and next.

Friday, August 10, 6-10 pm at Holy Saviour Club, 436 E Main (walk down driveway to rear of club). Festa Italiana. Live music, Games and Rides, Souvenirs, Bocce, and really great Italian Food. All are welcome. Festival continues Saturday, 4-11 pm, and Sunday 11 am-10 pm.

Saturday, Aug 11, Noon-2 pm, at the Carver Community Center. Senior Swim and Game Day. $3. For info call Ericka Wharton, 610-272-7480 or email gwcarvercenter19401@gmail.com.

Saturday, starting at noon at Simmons Park (328 E Oak). Norristown Appreciation Day. Food, Facepainting, Water ice. Oak League All-Star Games.

Saturday, 8-11 pm, Five Saints Distilling (Green and Main). Danny Beisel performs. No cover.

Sunday, 7 pm at Elmwood Park Bandshell. Summer Concert Series continues. This week, Whiskeyhickon Boys perform. FREE. Bring a lawn chair or something to sit on.

Monday, last day to register for the 3-on-3 Co-ed Basketball Tournament at Simmons Park on Aug 18 (Raindate 8/19), hosted by Norristown Lady Eagles Basketball and Willis Barbecue. 3 Divisions, ages 10-13, 14-17, 18 and up. 4 Player max per team. $40 to register team. Grand Prize $200 for adult team, trophies for younger teams. Call or Text Coach Richard Fisher at 610-457-4471 or Facebook@NorristownLadyEaglesBasketball. Proceeds benefit Norristown Lady Eagles team.

Tuesday, 7 pm. Municipal Hall. Planning Commission meeting. Agenda at this link.

Wednesday, 10 am-2 pm, Norristown Regional Health Center. Health Fair for National Health Center Week.

Thursday, 11 am-2:30 pm, in front of the Courthouse. The Norristown Farmers' Market. Stop by Thursdays through October 25.

Next Friday, 8:30 pm, Carver Community Center. Poolside Movie Night. Movie starts at 9 pm. $3 for movie only. $5 includes movie, snack and beverage. For info call Ericka Wharton, 610-272-7480 or email gwcarvercenter19401@gmail.com.

Next Saturday, 11 am-6 pm at Simmons Park (Oak and Arch Sts). Watch the 3-on-3 Co-ed Basketball Tournament, hosted by Norristown Lady Eagles Basketball and Willis Barbecue. 3 Divisions, ages 10-13, 14-17, 18 and up. Register by Monday, August 13.

Next Saturday, 6:30-8 pm. Historic Montgomery Cemetery (Hartranft and Jackson Sts).  Author and Historian Tammy Schane presents a tour on Symbols of the Cemetery. Discover the meaning of symbols carved on tombstones; the history behind them; and why tombstone styles changed in the 19th century. Tickets: $15 per person includes: Walking Tour, Refreshments and Presentation. Tickets are limited: to reserve a space by phone 610-272-0297; online at hsmcpa.org; or email contact@hsmcpa.org. For info, contact Barry Rauhouser, Executive Director, 610-272-0297.




Friday, August 3, 2018

National Night Out, Marvel Movies, and More

Events for the whole community abound this week. Bring your kids to Touch A Truck Monday, National Night Out on Tuesday, Marvel Movie Marathon Thursday, and next weekend, Festa Italiana and Norristown Appreciation Day.

Saturday, 7-11 pm, Five Saints Distilling (Green and Main). Snow White and the Huntsman performs. No cover.

Sunday, 2-5 pm at Elmwood Park Zoo. FREE admission to Norristown Borough residents on the first Sunday of each month. Adults must show photo ID as proof of residency.

Sunday, 7 pm at Elmwood Park Bandshell. Summer Concert Series continues. This week, High Noon (Country Rock). FREE. Bring a lawn chair or something to sit on.

Monday, 5-8 pm, Eisenhower Middle School. Touch a Truck event. Join the Norristown Police Department for a truly unique event that offers children a hands-on opportunity to explore a variety of heavy equipment, trucks and machinery while also meeting the people who build, protect and serve our community. Parent supervision is required and cameras are highly recommended.

Monday, 8:15 pm-midnight. The West End of Norristown (from Stony Creek to Forrest Avenue) will be sprayed for adult mosquitoes. For information on area and chemicals to be used, go to this link.

Tuesday, 5:30-7 pm, 1300 Block of Willow Street. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. A great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Wednesday, 1-3:30 pm, Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Board Room. Mary's Matinee. FREE movie. This showing: "Molly's Game." Drop in. For info, contact Mary Motta at 610-278-5100 x111,  mmotta@mclinc.org.

Wednesday, 7:30 pm, Municipal Hall. Council meeting. (Wednesday meeting because of National Night Out on Tuesday.)

Thursday, 11 am-2:30 pm, in front of the Courthouse. The Norristown Farmers' Market. Stop by Thursdays through October 25.

Thursday, noon-7 pm, Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Community Room. Marvel Movie Marathon. Three movies chosen by a vote of library patrons. Refreshments will be available. Registration not required. For info, contact Asha Verma, 610-278-5100 x0, averma@mclinc.org.

Next Friday, August 10, 6-10 pm at Holy Saviour Club, 436 E Main (walk down driveway to rear of club). Festa Italiana. Live music, Games and Rides, Souvenirs, Bocce, and really great Italian Food. All are welcome. Festival continues Saturday, 4-11 pm, and Sunday 11 am-10 pm.

Next Saturday, Aug 11, Noon-2 pm, at the Carver Community Center. Senior Swim and Game Day. $3. For info call Ericka Wharton, 610-272-7480 or email gwcarvercenter19401@gmail.com.

Also next Saturday, starting at noon at Simmons Park (328 E Oak). Norristown Appreciation Day. Food, Face Painting, Water ice. Oak League All-Star Games.




Friday, July 27, 2018

FREE Music and Black Panther

The monsoons seem to be over for now, leaving us a beautiful weekend and way too many mosquitos (empty anything that holds standing water on your property, please). Not too much going on in town this week. Rest up for August, with all its ethnic festivals and National Night Out.

Saturday, July 28, 7-11 pm, Five Saints Distilling (Green and Main). Stephen Anthony performs. No cover.

Sunday, 7 pm at Elmwood Park Bandshell. Summer Concert Series continues. This week, The Winstons. FREE. Bring a lawn chair or something to sit on (and this week, insect repellent, for sure).

Tuesday, 3-5 pm, Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Board Room (2nd floor). Music Mixing Studio. Make your own song by signing up for this class. Music Mixing Studio will be using Garageband on the library’s iPads to create music you can post on Soundcloud or whatever music streaming site you wish. You can also bring your own iPad and your own production crew. Registration required at Front Desk. Contact Asha Verma, 610-278-5100 x0, averma@mclinc.org.

Wednesday, 3-5 pm at Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Community Room. Marvel Movie Mania: Black Panther. If you didn’t watch Black Panther on a large screen, well here’s your chance. Refreshments provided. For info, contact Asha Verma, 610-278-5100 x0, averma@mclinc.org.

Thursday, 11 am-2:30 pm, in front of the Courthouse. The Norristown Farmers' Market. Stop by Thursdays through October 25.

Friday, July 20, 2018

FREE and Cheap Movies, Music, and Ice Cream

Norristown seems to be getting into its summer doldrums, probably a result of hot days and nights when all the idiots who stockpiled fireworks this year refuse to let the rest of us sleep. But there are still a few things to do around town.

Friday, July 20, 7 pm at Elmwood Park Bandshell. Redemption 1010 is hosting a Summer Festival. Music, Food, Face Painting, Kids inflatables.

Friday, 9 pm (gate opens 8:30 pm) at the Carver Community Center. Poolside movie night. $3 admission for movie alone. $5 for movie, snack and beverage. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Info call Ericka Wharton, 610-272-7480 or email gwcarvercenter19401@gmail.com.

Saturday, 7-11 pm, Five Saints Distilling (Green and Main). Jazz 180 performs. No cover.

Sunday, 7 pm at Elmwood Park Bandshell. Summer Concert Series continues. This week, British Invasion. FREE. Bring a lawn chair or something to sit on.

Monday-Thursday, 9 am-2 pm, Norristown High School Girls' Basketball Camp. See Flyer for details.

Tuesday, 1:30-2:30 pm at Norristown Library. Ice Cream Truck!  FREE ice cream courtesy of Bryn Mawr Trust Bank. Limit: one per person. For all ages. For info, contact 610-278-5100 x205.

Tuesday, 7 pm, Municipal Hall. Zoning Board Hearing. Agenda at this link.

Wednesday, 1-3:30 pm, in the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Board Room (2nd floor). Mary's Matinee. Enjoy a free movie, this showing: "The Man Who Invented Christmas." Drop in. For info, contact Mary Motta 610-278-5100 x111, mmotta@mclinc.org.

Thursday, 11 am-2:30 pm, in front of the Courthouse. The Norristown Farmers' Market. Stop by Thursdays through October 25.


Friday, July 13, 2018

Fireworks (at last) and FREE Concerts

Rescheduled * FIREWORKS * at Elmwood Park Sunday night. Plus lots of music around town all week, at Coffee Talk, Five Saints, the Bandshell, Timshel Coffee, and even hip-hop at the Library. And most of these performances are FREE.

Saturday, July 14, Noon-2 pm, at the Carver Community Center. Senior Swim and Game Day. $3. For info call Ericka Wharton, 610-272-7480 or email gwcarvercenter19401@gmail.com.


Saturday, 7-10 pm at Coffee Talk (507 W Marshall). Her Man and Friends Woody Guthrie Summer Student Showcase.
Saturday, 7-11 pm, Five Saints Distilling (Green and Main). Coupe de Ville performs. No cover.

Sunday, 7 pm at Elmwood Park Bandshell. Summer Concert Series continues. This week, Mark Reno performs. FREE. Bring a lawn chair or something to sit on.

Sunday, at dusk, after the concert at Elmwood Park. Rescheduled FIREWORKS! Bring a chair or blanket.

Tuesday, Municipal Hall. AGAIN no Council meeting is listed on the town calendar at Norristown.org. Earlier this month when it wasn't listed, they met anyway, and last week they had a last minute "special meeting" (also not on the calendar). One would think they don't want citizens showing up.

Thursday, 11 am-2:30 pm, in front of the Courthouse. The Norristown Farmers' Market. (Maybe even watermelons this week.) Stop by Thursdays through October 25.

Thursday, 3 pm at Norristown Library. Rhythms of Rich Flow. Hip-hop music. For ages 12 and up only.

Thursday, 7-9 pm at Timshel Coffee (104 E Main). Campfire Acoustic Open Mike.

Next Friday, July 20, 9 pm (gate opens 8:30 pm) at the Carver Community Center. Poolside movie night. $3 admission for movie alone. $5 for movie, snack and beverage. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Info call Ericka Wharton, 610-272-7480 or email gwcarvercenter19401@gmail.com.

Friday, July 6, 2018

FREE Movies, Activities for Kids, and Rescheduled Fireworks

I hope you all got through that awful heat wave without problems. (I got the feeling that a lot of people escaped to the shore or mountains.) The good news is, the fireworks have been scheduled! See the last entry below.

Tonight, Friday, July 6, 9 pm (gate opens 8:30 pm) at the Carver Community Center. Today's nasty weather will clear out in time for the Poolside Movie Night. $3 admission for movie alone. $5 for movie, snack and beverage. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Info call Ericka Wharton, 610-272-7480 or email gwcarvercenter19401@gmail.com.

Saturday, 8-11 am at the Carver Center. Carver Kids' Car Wash. $7. Info call Ericka Wharton, 610-272-7480 or email gwcarvercenter19401@gmail.com.

Saturday, 7-11 pm, Five Saints Distilling (Green and Main). Brian Horoho performs. No cover.

Sunday, 7 pm at Elmwood Park Bandshell. Summer Concert Series continues. This week, AMRadio performs. FREE. Bring a lawn chair or something to sit on.

Tuesday, 1-2 pm, Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department. Theater Workshop. Children will be introduced to a variety of theater games that will demonstrate such concepts as stage presence, character development, and stage direction. The class will eventually end with a short scripted play in which all children will have an opportunity to demonstrate the skills taught in the workshop. Ages 8-12. Registration required. Contact 610-278-5100 x205.

Tuesday, 3-4 pm, Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department. Crafternoon. For kids ages 6-12. Feeling creative? Come make something. Art, crafts, and STEM projects. Drop in. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Contact 610-278-5100 x205.

Tuesday, 7 pm, Municipal Hall. Planning Commission.

Wednesday, 8:30-11 am, Shilom Baptist Church (1329 Willow). Inter-cultural workshop. Learn how to reach every person in your community. FREE. Sponsored by the Greater Norristown Area Ministerium. Register at https://www.gnaministerium.org/events.

Wednesday, 1-3:30 pm, Norristown Public Library Board Room (2nd floor). Mary's Matinee. Enjoy a free movie the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. This week: "The Post." Drop in. For info, contact Mary Motta at 610-278-5100 x111, mmotta@mclinc.org.
Wednesday, 5-7 pm, Norristown Library Community Room. My Life Montco meeting. For youth 13 to 23 with challenges such as mental health, foster care, substance abuse, etc. Speakers, entertainment, free dinner, and information. FREE.

Thursday, 11 am-2:30 pm, in front of the Courthouse. The Norristown Farmers' Market. Stop by Thursdays through October 25.

Next Saturday, July 14, Noon-2 pm, at the Carver Community Center. Senior Swim and Game Day. $3. For info call Ericka Wharton, 610-272-7480 or email gwcarvercenter19401@gmail.com.

Next Sunday, July 15, at dusk, after the concert at Elmwood Park. Rescheduled fireworks. Bring a chair or blanket.