Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring Break, Spring Cleaning, and Eggs

Sorry I've been AWOL all week. A virus got me. I would have much rather been blogging and braiding palm at church and getting a start on my garden. But spring must be here, because all of a sudden there are a zillion things to do around town. Click on the calendars links to the right to see all the listings.

First, note that today (Friday) the Code and Planning Departments will be closed due to employee development training.

Tonight from 7-9 pm at Caffe' Galileo, 317 Swede St., the Norristown Business Association and Dragon Boat Club will host the 2nd monthly Family Feud Night. Tonight Feed the Burbs (come and find out who they are) will challenge the reigning champions--Norristown Municipal Council. Caffe Galileo will be serving up their famous coffee and steamers.

Last weekend to see "Buried Child" at Centre Theater. Friday  and Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm. For tickets: click here, or call 610-279-1013.

Saturday morning at 9 am you can have breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Hancock Fire Co on West Airy. Adults-$8. Kids 4-7 years-$5. 3 and under FREE. An Easter Egg Hunt will follow.

Also Saturday morning, the Dragon Boat Club is holding an Easter Egg Hunt at Riverfront Park. Free to all kids. Come at 10 am to build an Easter basket, then hunt for eggs at 11 am. For info,

Also Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm, Coffee Talk Artists' Co-op,507 W. Marshall St is hosting "Pisanki" (the Polish art of decorating eggs). Contribution $5. Call 610-272-4811 for info. Come and learn.

Saturday from noon to 4 pm is Clean-Up Day at Riverfront Park. Volunteers are needed to help clean up the park and along the Schuylkill River Trail nearby. Wear long sleeves and pants (poison ivy) and bring gloves if you have them.

KYW Movie Critic Bill Wine will speak at the Library will be at the library (Powell and Swede), Saturday afternoon at 2 pm. His topic: BASED ON THE BOOK: BESTSELLER CINEMA! Free program.

ACPPA's Spring Break Camp this year is a Cook-a-Thon, and runs Tuesday through Friday, 9 am to 3 pm. Ages 5-12. Half-Day Registration, $40/child; Full-Day, $60. For information,!springbreak/cl6j

Tuesday night, 7:30 pm, Municipal Council Meeting. No agenda yet.

Wednesday, 9-10:30 am, the Latino Collaborative of Mont. County will meet at the Montco Intermediate Unit, 1605 Main St. Marisol Lezcano, Deputy Director of Commerce for Workforce Development and Executive Dir. of WIB will be presenting. Please RSVP to

For gardeners: Wednesday at 6:30 pm at the Norristown Library - "Groundcovers, more than just Pachysandra." Presented by Pauline Myers, Penn State Coop Extension. Info on the library website.

Thursday, April 17, 6:30 pm, the Montgomery County Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition’s Rachel Yudt will be speaking along representatives from the Department of Homeland Security, and Montgomery County Detectives in the Community Room of the Montco Human Services Center (old Sacred Heart-Fornance and Dekalb). Come to a presentation and Q&A forum that will inform participants of the nationwide and local implications of human trafficking. Participants will also learn strategies to lessen the risk in their home and community. Learn the facts from the experts!  Presented by GNPAL, In His Eyes Outreach and Buck Jones. Parking available in the MCHSC garage.

Happy Passover! (I've already had 2 plagues in the last 5 weeks--does that count?)

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