Friday, November 8, 2013

Something for Brain, Body and Spirit This Weekend

Last week, I forgot to mention that the play "I Am My Own Wife" opened at Theatre Horizon (401 DeKalb). It's a one-man show about an East German transvestite who survived a Nazi firing squad and the Russian secret police, and runs through November 24th. For ticket and information, call 610-283-2230 or go to .

At The Centre Theater (208 Dekalb), "A Lesson Before Dying" opens tonight at 8 pm. The play is an Iron Age Theater production about an innocent young man, condemned to death in Louisiana in 1948, and the teacher hired to show him how to die with dignity. Runs through December 1. For information and tickets, go to or 

Tonight is also Family Math Night at GNPAL, 340 Harding Blvd., from 6:30 to 8 pm. All elementary students are invited to come play Mastermind, Set Game, Rush Hour, Dominos and more! Call 610-278-8040 for info.

Tonight from 5-8:30 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm, St. Patrick's Church (714 Dekalb) will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar. Homemade food, baked goods, kids games, attic treasures, religious booth, cheer wheel, Tombola, basket raffles and more. Live auction at 1 pm Saturday for things like overnight stays at area hotels. St. Pat's Mexican Dance Troupe will perform at 3 pm. Park in the lot and use the entrance next to the church. Handicap accessible on Chestnut Street. St. Pat's sponsors many programs for the Norristown community: ESL classes, The Patrician Society Food Bank, prenatal care for women who can't afford it, missions for the homeless and poor, etc.

On Saturday, admission to the Elmwood Park Zoo is FREE for Norristown residents, thanks to Independence Blue Cross. Valid photo ID must be presented as proof of residency. Children must be accompanied by a resident to receive free admission. Contact 610-277-3825 ext 241.

Sunday from 1 to 3 pm, the Dragon Boat Club of Norristown will host Jump Rope Jamboree for kids from 6 to 14 at Riverfront Park, 1 Haws Ave. No charge, no registration, just show up.

Right after the Jump Rope Jamboree, at 3 pm, Dragon Boat Club is hosting its first outdoor workout at Riverfront Park. Anyone over 18 is welcome, no charge. Bring yoga mat, towel, water, and gloves.

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