Friday, May 16, 2014

Theater, Good Scotch and Don't Forget To Vote

The Norristown Project and Montco OIC upgraded their community calendar for easier reading. Check their link in the righthand column, and the link for the municipal calendar, for events not listed below.

Start your Friday evening at a Scotch Tasting from 6 to 8 pm at Centre Theater. Tickets are $50 each or two for $90. All proceeds go to the Centre Theater. For more information, click here. For tickets, call Robert Polsky at 610-585-9082 or email .

Friday night at 7 pm, Coffee Talk (507 W. Marshall) presents local educator Larry Reed in "Historic Norristown As Seen Through Old Photographs." Admission, $5. Call 610-272-4811 for info.

I saw "Hitchcock's 39 Steps" at Theatre Horizon (401 Dekalb St.) last night. It's extremely funny and entertaining, doubly so if you're a Hitchcock fan. The cast is amazing and full of energy. I highly recommend it. Tonight's show starts at 8 pm and is just up the street from the Centre Theater, so you can walk there if you've been sipping Scotch the 2 hours before (make a theater night of it). Best parking is at the end of Penn St., near the theater entrance. Other performances this week: Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 pm. Wednesday is Norristown Night--members of the cast and creative team will be answering questions and leading a conversation about the play's themes immediately following this performance. Norristown residents can get in FREE to selected performances. Please contact Audience Services Manager Lyndsey Piecyk  at 610-283-2230 for more information and reservations.

Saturday starting at 8 am, multi-family yard sale on the 1500 block of Powell Street.

Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm, the Master Gardeners of Penn State will hold their annual Plant Sale at 1015 Bridge Rd in Collegeville. I mention it here because Penn State has presented wonderful free gardening workshops at the Norristown Library this past winter. The plant sale benefits the Master Gardener program (so maybe they'll be able to come back to the library next year). They'll have all kinds of herbs, vegetables, annuals and perennials and garden items. For more info, go to this link.

Also from 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday, Montgomery Co. Recycling is holding a rain barrel and compost bin sale at Montco Community College, 340 Dekalb Pike (enter on Morris Rd). I bought one of each a couple years ago from Montco--they're quality items and you can save at least 50% off the list price. Checks and credit cards only. No cash. Info at 610-278-3618. Just make sure you have a good-sized trunk and back seat. They're bigger than you expect them to be.

Tuesday is primary election day. We'll be voting for the candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor, US Congress Rep, and State Representative. Polls open at 7. Click here to find your polling place.  To see a sample ballot, click here, choose "Norristown", then click on your Ward.

The Municipal Council meeting will be Wednesday night instead of Tuesday this week because of election day. 7:30 pm. No agenda yet.

CleanUpNorristown Week is actually a 10-day stretch from May 21 through the 30th.The Norristown Project will host various cleanup projects in the community each day. Residents around Norristown are encouraged to volunteer by either attending one of our projects or by doing gardening or other clean up around your own home. Next Saturday, May 24th at 9am - Elmwood Park Community Cleanup. Sunday, May 25th at 2pm - Riverfront Park Community Cleanup. If you're on Twitter or Facebook, post each day about what you're doing to keep Norristown beautiful.

Next weekend, May 24 and 25, the Norristown Business association and the Dragon Boat Club of Norristown will host a Flea Market in the lot at Airy and Dekalb from 8 am to 3 pm. Vendors interested in reserving a spot, please send an email this week to Space rental is $20 a day, or both days for $30. Bring your own tables, tents and chairs. A vendor space is equal to 2 parking spots and you'll be able to park your car right next to your space for easy unloading.

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