Sorry that the Diary's been intermittent this week. I've had that stomach bug that's been going around. But before I get on with the activities for the next week, I have a HUGE ANNOUNCMENT. The head coach of the Norristown Dragon Boat Club, Robin Parker, has been selected to coach Team USA's Senior C Women's Dragon Boat Team. Robin will handpick the team from women all around the US, then lead them on to victory at the World Competition in Welland, Canada in August of 2015. And even better, Norristown won't be losing her--she'll continue to be the head coach of our Dragon Boat Club. (In fact, she'll be leading her team into a different kind of competition next week. See the last item below).
A couple more announcements:
Local visual artists can have their work showcased for FREE at the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library. If you're interested, contact Asha Verma at 610-278-5100, ext 112.
or at 610-278-8040. Registration ends April 10th, $125 per child, $100
for each additional child. They're looking for volunteer coaches.
Practice starts March 31st at 6 pm at GNPAL, 340 Harding Blvd.
Now, on to the calendar (for more activities, check the Norristown Project calendar in the right column or the Municipal calendar which now seems to be up and working):
Tonight, "Circle Mirror Transformation" continues at Theatre Horizon at 8 pm. Tickets from $22 to $31. Generous discounts for groups of 8 or more. Call the Box Office at 610-283-2230 or visit www.theatrehorizon.org for more information. Additional performances Saturday 8 pm, Sunday 2 pm and Monday at 7:30 pm.
From 9 to noon Saturday, Certified Enrollment Navigators from the Norristown Regional Heath Center will again provide free assistance with health insurance enrollment at the Norristown Library, 1001 Powell St.
Same day, 10 am, you can get CPR/AED/First Aid Training at GNPAL, 340 Harding Blvd. If interested, call 610-278-8040. $25 per person. Any questions, please contact Ericka Wharton at 610-306-9420.
On Monday evening at 7 pm, you can attend a free class on Understanding Credit at 208 DeKalb Street. This class is sponsored by Genesis Housing Corporation. Obtain a free credit report from major credit bureaus with scores. Also, learn how to improve your credit score. Registration required, at www.genesishousing.org or call 610-275-4357.
Tuesday at 7 pm is the Municipal Planning Commission Meeting and, hey!, the agenda is already posted!
Seniors looking for something to do Wednesday afternoon can attend the monthly Senior Film Festival at 1 pm at the library, Powell and Swede. This month's film is "Norma Rae," based on a novel by Ron Leibman. For info, contact: Mary Motta, 610-278-5100 ext 0, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's an important one for the town: Thursday from 7 to 9 pm, Theatre Horizon, Dekalb and Penn, will host the OUT OF HARM'S WAY FORUM. The forum will address risk factors affecting youth in Norristown--drug use, truancy, violence and safety issues. The event will feature a dramatic presentation and forum for parents, youth and civic leaders to engage one another directly about ways our community can combat these problems together! All are welcome. This is a FREE event but you MUST reserve seats. Visit www.theatrehorizon.org or call the box office at 610-283-2230.
Friday night at 6 pm, you can catch the Spring Gospel Concert at Eisenhower Middle School (Marshall and Selma). Concert will feature the Siloam Baptist Church Praise and Worship Team, Mt. Zion AME Male Chorus, Holy Matrimony and Company, The Voices of the Main Line and vocals by Danavia Williams, Carrie Porter, Lastasha Jackson, Evangelist Wanda Richet, and Minister James Saunders. Admission, $10. For tickets, call 610-270-0467. NO TICKETS will be sold at the door.