Friday, February 21, 2014

From Theater to County Commissioners

The good news is is back up. The bad news, you have to go looking for it--it no longer comes up on Google. Still, if you click on, the calendar now comes up. You'll find a more complete listing of what's going on, though, at

Not as much as usual seems to be scheduled in Norristown this weekend. Maybe the weather made everyone give up until spring. But there are a few activities throughout the next week to look forward to, and this will be a gorgeous and WARM weekend, so get out and enjoy. Here are a few suggestions for the coming week:

Starting tonight, 4:30 until 6:30 pm, Jus' Java will host a "Friday After Work" Happy Hour. Live music, discounted food and drink special. Celebrate the melting of all this snow.

Tonight's also opening night for CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION at Theatre Horizon. This weekend, tickets range from a low $20 to $22 (prices go up next Thursday). Curtain times are Friday and Saturday, 8 pm, and Sunday matinee at 2 pm. Go to for tickets or call the box office at 610-283-2230.

At 1 pm Saturday, also at Jus' Java, author Mark Man will be on hand to sign copies of his novel "Unbelievable."

Also Saturday from 1:30 to 3 pm, if you have a 4th or 5th grade daughter, bring her to ACPPA Community Art Center on Haws Avenue (in the back of Grace Lutheran Church) for their free Keeping It Klassy program. To find out more, go to

Monday is the last day for Little League Softball and Baseball registration for 4 to 18 year-olds. 6-8 pm at Eisenhower Middle School. More info at

Tuesday at 7 pm, a Zoning Board hearing is scheduled at Municipal Hall. No agenda yet, but possibly the cell tower proposals near Montgomery Hospital will be discussed. MEETING CONTINUED UNTIL MARCH 25th.

Wednesday, February 26th is Norristown Night at Theatre Horizon. Tickets are only $10 for Norristown residents. Show starts at 7:30 pm. To reserve your ticket at the special price, you must call the box office at 610-283-2230.

Last night I was handed a flyer saying there would be a Black History Month Celebration at the Human Resources Center on Thursday from 9:30 am until 2 pm. I haven't been able to confirm it--the only thing that came up when I googled it was a school district website that denies access. The person who told me about it said it was hosted by the county. The theme is "Civil Rights in America" and the day will feature speakers and performers.
The flyer I have says "Poetry, Praise Dance, Community Awards, County and State Representatives, Culture and Information." (Really? They think people will take off work just to hear  politicians talk?)  On the bright side, the jazz band from Eisenhower will perform and I hear they're good. But someone tell me why this isn't happening on a weekend, the way Upper Merion does theirs, so residents can go?

If you want to ask that question in person, come to Municipal Hall Thursday night for "Conversations with Your Commissioners." Our 3 county commissioners will be on hand from 7 to 9 pm (they FINALLY scheduled a meeting after work hours!) to "delve into residents' concerns...including storm-water management, land use, and human services. Speak with the commissioners about what you would like to see happen with Norristown."  This is an important meeting for Norristown to voice concerns (like how we're tired of them dumping all their "infill" development on us when we don't have the infrastructure to handle it).  But if you can't get there, the meeting will also be available via Google Hangout.


  1. Looking at's calendar, the zoning meeting for Tuesday was rescheduled to March 25th...just never removed.