Friday, March 14, 2014

Council vs. The Dragon (and other diversions)

Warm weather must be coming--Norristown's calendar is filling up again. You need to be 3 people to cover all Saturday's activities. But let's start with tonight:

Two hours of happy tonight, 4:30-6:30 pm at Jus' Java. Live music, discounted food and drink specials. Followed by Acoustic Open Mic at 7 pm.

Tonight at 7-9pm, The Norristown Business Association and the Dragon Boat Club will be hosting Family Feud Game Night at Casa Bonita, 801 Dekalb St. Call 610-278-9100. Please come out to watch the Dragon Boat Club take on Norristown Council (my money's on the Dragon). They'll host game night once a month, with the defending champion taking on subsequent challengers. For more info, email or call 610-278-9100.

Also tonight at 7 pm overnight until 7:30 am Saturday is the Mid-Night Basketball League and Mentoring Program at GNPAL 340 Harding Blvd. No workshop means no jumpshot. Cost: each player must be a member of the GNPAL @ $10.00 per year. Sponsored by Buck Jones 484-751-2509, Trina Berry 484-680-6164 and OneLove Club.

This is the last weekend for Circle Mirror Transformation at Theatre Horizon. Performances Friday and Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. Tickets $22-$31. Call the Box Office at 610-283-2230 or visit for more information. 

Saturday morning at 9 am, Certified Enrollment Navigators from the Norristown Regional Heath Center will provide free assistance with health insurance enrollment at the Norristown Library, 1001 Powell St.  From 10am-3pm, there will also be a Health Fair at the Regional Heath Center (1401 Dekalb) to encourage enrollment. Free health screenings, refreshments.

Attention gardeners: Saturday, 11 am to noon at the Library, Pauline Myers from Penn State will discuss which bulbs add interest to a garden in all 4 seasons, whether in a garden or flower pot.

Saturday at 11 am to 1 pm, Terri Camilari will perform at Coffee Talk Artists' Co-op. For more info call 610-272-4811.

Saturday, 1 pm at Jus' Java, author Ronald James will be on hand to sign his latest book, CHOICES.

Saturday, 4-5:30 pm at Theatre Horizon, Adult Acting Class.  No experience necessary. Class is taught by acclaimed Philadelphia actress Nancy Boykin, who plays the role of "Marty" in Circle Mirror Transformation. Nancy teaches acting at Temple University, helping students open up to new and imaginative possibilities. $15. For more information or to register, visit

Also Saturday, there will be a Benefit Concert and silent auction at Fairview Village Church of the Nazarene, 3044 Germantown Pike, Eagleville to benefit the Norristown Hospitality Center. Free Admission. Bidding starts at 6pm, music starts at 7 pm, Supported by Community Churches.

Norristown Ladies Flag Football will hold sign ups for women 27 yrs or older on Saturday. No times listed with this notice, so call Ericka Wharton at 610-306-9420 to find out. $40 per player or $70 for each team sponsor.

Take a rest Sunday after a really busy Saturday (or go see Circle Mirror Transformation at 2 pm).

Monday, go to the Norristown restaurant of your choice to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

Tuesday at 7:30 pm is the Norristown Council meeting at Municipal Hall. No agenda listed yet.

Wednesday the 19th at 6 pm, Councilwoman Linda Christian will host another Town Hall meeting in the Community Room of the Human Services Center on the subject of Montgomery Hospital. Hopefully both sides will have a chance to present facts this time. Please come and be informed.

On Thursday from 1 to 4 pm, the Norristown Small Business Assistance Center will hold its bimonthly start-up business seminar, “How To Start Your Business in Norristown,” at the Norristown Municipal Building, 235 E. Airy St. This event will discuss creating your business plan, how to test your idea, what you need to consider when starting your business, licenses and certifications and “Show Me The Money,” where and how to get financing for your business. To RSVP contact Ronald Story at 610-277-4455 or email FREE for Norristown residents and $25 for all others.

As always, click on The Norristown Project's calendar in the right column or check the Municipal Calendar for more listings.

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