Friday, May 23, 2014

Events for Memorial Day Weekend and Beyond

Remember this is Cleanup Norristown Week. At least take a minute to pick up trash on your front sidewalk. And weeds are easier to pull out today after the rain yesterday.

Hitchcock's The 39 Steps continues tonight at 8 pm at Theatre Horizon (Dekalb and Penn Sts.). I saw this show and HIGHLY recommend it. 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance! Tickets are $20-31. Performances also Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm, and next Thursday at 7:30 pm. Show runs through June 8. Call 610-283-2230 for reservations or visit the Theatre Horizon website. Click here to find out about free tickets for Norristown residents.

Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 3 pm, come to an outdoor Flea Market in the parking lot at DeKalb and Airy, sponsored by the Dragon Boat Club of Norristown and Norristown Business Association. You can park in the same lot. Besides typical yard sale items, new merchandise, crafts and works of art will be offered. Vendors spaces are still available ($20 a day, both days for $30). Contact

Saturday at 9 am, join the The Norristown Project as they clean up Elmwood Park for the start of summer.. Just show up if you want to help.

Saturday night at 7:30, Coffee Talk (507 W Marshall) presents "Dan May--Short Stories and Songs", with special guest Tom Hampton. Tickets $12. Call 610-272-4811 for info.

Sunday at 3 pm, The Norristown Project will be in Riverfront Park, helping with the cleanup there. Volunteers are welcome. Work gloves might be a good idea.

The Summer Concert Series begins this Sunday at the Elmwood Park Bandshell at 7pm. This week features Wildflower, a funk and groove band, homegrown in Norristown. The concerts are free. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Sponsored by The Arcadia Foundation. Food/drinks available at the snack stand. Any questions call 610-270-0467.

On Monday at noon, the W. S. Hancock Society will present a Memorial Day Ceremony in Hancock Square (the public square next to the courthouse at Swede and Main) at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument. The Winfield Scott Hancock Award will be presented to Paul Koons. Music by the Norristown Chorale.

Tuesday morning, 8:30 to 9:30, The Norristown Business Association will have their monthly meeting at Caffe Galileo (317 Swede St.). If you own a business in Norristown, or you're self-employed here, like me, you should join this group. Guest speaker will be Joe Januzelli, Municipal Codes Manager. Please RSVP at:

Tuesday night is the May Zoning Board Hearing at 7 pm. The agenda is already online.  Questions, contact Jayne Musonye, Director of Planning and Municipal Development, 610-270-0450.
Wednesday afternoon at 3 pm, the Norristown Schuylkill Rivertown Action Team will meet at Barton Partners, 700 E Main St, Suite #301. The Team is looking Norristown residents who want to be involved with promoting Norristown to the users of the Schuylkill River Trail and recreational development of the Norristown segment of the river. If you're interested, contact Lizzie Hessmiller at

Thursday night,  5:30-7:30 pm, the Small Business Assistance Center will present a free workshop on "Becoming Bankable- Traditional and Creative Ways to Finance Your Business," focusing on how to get capital to grow your business. The event will be at the Norristown Public Library (Swede and Powell). Please register for the event at this link. For info, contact E. Scot Fields, at 610-277-4455. 

More events on the calendar links in the column to the right. One caution--the town calendar listings for Theatre Horizon and for the Flea Market have wrong times and/or are confusing. Go to the links I listed above for correct info.

No comments:

Post a Comment