Friday, April 4, 2014

A HUGE Variety of Events Coming Up

Opening Day is Saturday! 
Now that the Municipal Calendar seems to be working again, I've added a link to it in my right hand column. Remember to check both calendars for all events. What I list here tends to be one-time happenings, or those that last a limited time, like our theater productions, but Norristown has many ongoing programs every week, for instance, at the Library, the Zoo, and at places like Jus' Java and August Moon. Here are the stand-outs this coming week:

Friday at 8 pm, Buried Child continues at the Centre Theater. Other performances Saturday night at 8 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. For tickets: or call 610-279-1013

Saturday starting at 9 am, the Norristown Little League will host their annual Opening Day Parade to the baseball fields. The parade will kick off at Eisenhower Middle School and march to the fields. Immediately after will be the Tee Ball's first game.

Also Saturday from 1 to 4 pm, as part of the National March Against Deportations, there will be a local march from starting in front of La Plazita at 506 Marshall St and ending at Main and Dekalb. Please join in and wear a white shirt!

Sunday from 1 to 4 pm will be a bilingual Health Fair at St. Patrick's Church, 714 Dekalb St. Health screenings, "Ask the Doctor" booth, and info on cancer, exercise, nutrition, home care, social services, and financial planning. Free food, music, dancing, and a children's corner.

Sunday from 2 to 5 pm, Norristown residents can get into Elmwood Park Zoo FREE. Adults must show photo ID as proof of residency. Children must be accompanied by a borough resident. Non-residents will be charged normal admission rates. Borough residents are defined by living within the following four boundaries: east of Forrest Avenue south of Johnson Highway west of Sandy Hill Road/E Fornance Street, north of the Schuylkill River

Also Sunday from 2:30 to 4:30 pm, the Historical Society of Montgomery County, DeKalb and Roberts Sts., will host historian Gene Pisasale who'll speak about THE WAR OF 1812: The War Which Forged a Nation. This is a FREE program. For information: 610-272-0297 or

At 4 pm Sunday, Ebenezer Concert Choir will perform their "Faithful" concert at the church on 234 E Spruce St. The church will also accept donations to help fund a wheelchair ramp for its visitors.

Monday night at 7 pm, there will be Norristown Area School District Budget Committee Meeting Presentation at the East Norriton Middle School Multipurpose Room. Residents are encouraged to attend to learn about the district's budget process. Click on the links to read questions and responses from the 1/13/14 meeting and 2/14/14 meeting.

126-128 E. Main 
Tuesday at 7 pm, the Planning Commission meeting at Municipal Hall. On the agenda is a conditional use request to allow 4 one-bedroom apartments above existing retail space at 126-128 East Main.

Thursday from 1 to 3 pm, come to the Grand Opening of Mina Mart, a new grocery store and deli at 428 Arch St. The grocery section has been partially open since February. Thursday, the deli will open, featuring take-out breakfasts and sandwiches, and that day, promotional discounts. The owner, Ms. Ivonne Patino, seeks to offer healthier, fresher foods to Norristown. Representatives from the Norristown Small Business Assistance Center and officials from the municipality will be on hand.  

Another Family Feud Night, next Friday at 7 pm, this time at Caffe Galileo, on Swede across from the Courthouse. The reigning champions, Norristown Council, will take on Feed the 'Burbs. Last month's game was crowded. Come early to get a good seat.

1 comment:

  1. Maybe , just maybe -- we can include the Coffee Talk Artist' Co-op ...