Friday, October 25, 2013

Great Happenings, All Weekend Long

Don't let me hear you say there's nothing to do this weekend in Norristown. The party starts at sundown.

Tonight from 7 pm to midnight, come out to SELMA, 1301 West Airy, for their GHOST TOURS. The mansion will be all lit up and decorated for Halloween. Hear the history of the house and meet the ghosts who made that history (I know for a fact that Widow Knox will be on hand to welcome visitors to her home). Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for kids ages 5 to 12. Refreshments will be sold. All proceeds go to the Norristown Preservation Society to continue the restoration of Selma. Work already began this month on the outdoor windows and the cellar stairs, but so much more needs to be done. Help bring Selma back from the dead this Halloween.

Also tonight, from 8-11 pm at the CARVER COMMUNITY CENTER, a TEEN DANCE for ages 13-17. Admission: $3.00. You must have a student I.D. Concession stand will be open.

NIGHTMARE AT ELMWOOD is tonight and tomorrow night from 6 pm to 9 pm at Elmwood Park Zoo. Trick or treat stations will be located throughout the zoo, plus a spider-infested corn maze (couldn't that also be called a maize maze?) and a Monster Mash target challenge. Admission $14 for adults, $10 for children, children under 2 get in free.

Tomorrow, start the day at the St. Augustine Academy Thrift Shop at St. Augustine Church, 1208 Green St, from 10am to 2 pm.  Enter to win a flat screen TV! Donations of clothing, books, furniture, etc are highly appreciated.

From 11 am to 2 pm, Saturday, come out and support GENERATION NEXT TRACK CLUB by purchasing food and beverages at Express Check Cashing, 408 W. Main St. Donations will be used to support track expenses such as practice facility, equipment, and travel arrangements. I met some of these young people at Riverfest--definitely a worthy cause.

You can also benefit the PAL FIELD HOCKEY Empowerment Program tomorrow by getting 4 friends together to go play bocce ball tomorrow at Holy Savior Club's (436 E. Main St) Bocce Ball Tournament from 11 am to 5 pm.  Cost per person is $40.00 ($10.00 for children) and includes all food and cost of the lanes. RSVP to .

Norristown Recreation's HALLOWEEN SPOOK-TACULAR is also Saturday. All participants will meet in costume at the bandshell in Elmwood Park at 1 pm. Judging will begin at 1:10 p.m. Prizes will be given out following judging of age groups 2-5, 6-8, 9-12, and 13-up. Then all participants will receive a hot dog, drink, and Halloween Bag with a candy bar and goodies.

After all that, go to LITTLE BOO AT THE ZOO, at Elmwood Park Zoo, noon to 3 pm (also on Sunday, same times). Trick or treat stations, costume contests both days at 2:30. The regular zoo admission gets you in. For more info go to

I'm willing to bet that Norristown's got more going on this weekend than surrounding communities. How could you not be proud of this town?

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