Friday, June 13, 2014

Events EVERY DAY This Coming Week

So much is happening in N-town tonight alone, you have no excuse to sit home watching reruns. As always, check the calendar links at the right for a full list of events. And pray for no rain tonight, since 3 of the events below are outdoors.

Tonight at 6 pm at Elmwood Park Zoo, the Father's Day Campout begins. Discover what happens at the Zoo after the sun goes down. First-time and experienced campers welcome. Tickets are $50/person and $30/member (kids under 3 are free). Price includes admission, dinner, activities, a movie, s'mores by the campfire, and breakfast in the morning. Space is limited. For more information, contact Guest Services at 610-277-3825 x 222 or email

Tonight at 6:30 pm at Riverfront Park, the Dragon Boat Club and Norristown Business Association will host an International Wine, Beer and Food Festival. Live music, vendors, and food from some of Norristown's best restaurants, including Sessano's and Taqueria la Michocacana. Plus a Surprise Fashion Show by some of Norristown's least inhibited residents. $20 (adults only). For advance tickets, go to

Tonight and Saturday at 7:30 pm, come to Montgomery Cemetery for a "Death By Moonlight" lantern-light tour. $10 admission includes tour and a wine and cheese reception after. Adults only. Call 610-272-0297 for info.

Also tonight at 8 pm, "The Fantasticks" continues at Centre Theater. Also Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. Tickets $15-22 at this link.

Saturday at 10 am, Habitat for Humanity of Mont. Co will hold their orientation session for their summer projects at their office located on 533 Foundry Rd. in West Norriton. Volunteers can learn valuable skills while having a fun and rewarding experience. On-site parking. Please click on the VolunteerUp link below to register. For more information, email our volunteer coordinator at Bring a friend!

Saturday, starting at noon, is the Summer Reading Kickoff Party for kids 4-12 at the Norristown Library (Powell and Swede).  Make a musical instrument, then enjoy a concert at 1 pm. Register for the Summer Reading Program, pick up a Summer Reading log from the Children's Dept. and start reading. For every 2 hours you read, you get a free book, plus a chance to win a $50 Barnes and Noble gift card or a bike. Program lasts through August 16th. For more information, call 610-278-5100 x 205 or stop by Children's Dept. Registration for the noontime instrument making session is required.

Sunday at 7 pm, the Summer Concert Series continues at the Elmwood Park Bandshell. This week enjoy the do-wop sounds of the Norristones. Snack stand will be open. Call 610-270-0467 for info.

Monday at 3 pm at Siloam Baptist Church (downstairs), Willow Street, will be the organizational meeting for the National Night Out in August. Businesses, organizations and volunteers are needed to begin the planning stages.

Tuesday night at 7:30 pm, Municipal Council meeting at Town Hall, 235 E Airy St.. No agenda posted yet.

Wednesday, 5 to 8 pm at the Norristown Library, The Small Business Assistance Center will present the seminar "Close The Gap: Increasing your Company's Cash Flow" Moderated by Scot Fields of Norristown SBAC. Come meet and network with like minded business professionals before and after the event. Parking is free. The 1st 25 people to arrive will receive a complimentary future business technical assistance counseling session.

Thursday at 7 pm, is "Juneteenth: A Celebration of Black History" at Centre Theater on DeKalb Street.  An evening of music, poetry, dramatized personalities and readings from history. This year to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, Iron Age Theatre brings the show into the house to share an intimate look at the African American struggle. Featuring Richard Bradford, Maurice Tucker, Buck Jones, Seidah Hill Durante, Michael Way, Tiffany Joyner, Walter DeShields, Richard Rogers, Alaina Nelson and Gary Giles. NAACP Youth Council member act as tour guides. This is a FREE event but reservations are suggested. Reserve tickets by emailing or call 610-279-1013.

Fox Chase Cancer Center's Mobile Mammography Van will visit State Rep. Matt Bradford's Norristown Office at 1846 Markley St. on Friday June 20th at 9 am to offer free breast cancer screenings.Women must be 40 or older--bring the name and address of one of your doctors, prescription from your doctor. You may not be breast feeding nor have breast fed within the last 9 months, must not have had a breast cancer diagnosis within the past 2 yrs, must not be under treatment for breast cancer, must not have had a mammogram in 12 months. To schedule an appointment, call 610-222-3490

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