Friday, January 17, 2014

Sunday and Beyond

Yesterday's Diary listed Norristown events through Saturday the 18th. Here are the activities for the rest of the weekend and beyond.

For the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Day of Service on January 20th, GNPAL will coordinate Community Service Projects on Monday at their place at 340 Harding Blvd, and at Elmwood Park Zoo, from 9 am-3 pm. Volunteers are needed for painting, storing, organizing, gardening, and moving things. Event sponsored by StateFarm. To sign up, call Ken Fennel at 610-278-8040, ext. 18.

Starting Monday, the OIC'S Pre-Apprenticeship Program classes begin. Job placement included. Free classes meet Monday-Friday, 10 am to 2 pm. Participants must be residents of Montgomery County, 18 years or older, posses a high school diploma or GED, and be able to pass a entrance test with minimum of 6th grade level. Call 610-279-9700 to enroll and confirm times.

Also, Elmwood Park Zoo will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King by offering guests FREE Zoo admission! Between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm, all guests may enter the Zoo free of charge. There will also be a special animal show entitled "I Have a Dream" at 2:30 pm. Donations to the Zoo are suggested in lieu of admission. For more information, contact Guest Services at 610-277-3825, ext. 222.

Tuesday night at 7:30 pm at Municipal Hall -- Council Meeting. No agenda posted yet.

On Wednesday, January 22nd, the Strengthening Families Program will start at Eisenhower Middle School. Free program, dinner, childcare, raffles and prizes. 7 week program that creates strong, loving families working and having fun together! To enroll, call Julia Shemeley at 610-630-2111, ext. 228.

On Thursday the 24th, from 6:30 to 8 pm, at Centre Theater, 208 Dekalb, Norristown Arts Council will hold its Annual Meeting and annual election for membership to the Board of Directors. Interested candidates should be prepared to give a brief (1 to 2 minute) introduction and statement of candidacy for the voting membership, stakeholders and meeting attendees. Committee positions are also open. For more information, go to

Lots of activities to choose from. Get involved.

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