Thursday, January 16, 2014

So Much To Do

I apologize for no blog yesterday, due to a bit of a sinus infection along with connectivity problems care of FIOS and planning for the Selma event this Saturday. But there's so much going on in the next week, I'll need two days to cover all the activities here on the Diary. Volunteers will be needed on Saturday and Monday in town. Details below.

First of all, tomorrow night (Friday) at Stewart Middle School at 7 pm, a Gospel Concert to benefit Ebenezer Methodist Church. The proceeds will allow the church to make their entrance accessible. The concerts features Ebenzer Concert Choir, Mt Zion AME Church Male Chorus, SOG Mime aka Martin Alexis and more. Tickets are $12 at the door, but you can reserve them now for $10 by calling Roslyn Smith at 610-278-0624 or email .

Also Friday, 7 to 10 pm, Jus' Java Lounge (1601 Dekalb St.-at corner of Brown St) presents "Acoustic Open Mic." BYOB. Musicians and vocalists who want to perform should contact 610-277-JAVA.

On Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm, the NAACP Norristown Youth Committee will present Free Arts and Crafts for all children starting at age 1 and up at GNPAL 340 Harding Blvd. PARENTS MUST ATTEND. Kids should wear old clothes. Contact Ericka V. Wharton at .

Saturday is Norristown's town-wide Day of Service in honor of Martin Luther King, coordinated by The Norristown Project. Start your day at the OIC building, 1101 Arch St, at 9 am. Work there will include removing old furniture from basement and a deep cleaning. A special project will be announced at the event.

From there at noon, volunteers will move west to Selma Mansion, 1301 W. Airy, where they'll remove debris from the cellar and clean the upper floors. Possibly some paint scraping. The Selma Event Committee is planning a big lunch for all volunteers. Dress warmly in layers, as the mansion isn't heated, but there will be space heaters. Park on the surrounding streets.

And finally at 3 pm, the volunteers will head downtown to Centre Theater, 208 Dekalb Street. Park on street nearby. Volunteers needed to assist with moving items to a new storage unit and cleaning of the theater. Day ends at 6 pm.

You can volunteer at 1, 2 or all events. Even if you can only come for an hour or two. Just show up early at any location. Email for more information.

Come out and help make Norristown a better place. More volunteer events Monday. Details tomorrow.

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