To everyone who posts event info on online calendars, and to anyone who shares or retweets event info on social media, PLEASE double check your information before you post. In the last few weeks, I've seen and in one case passed on, incorrect information. In several instances, starting times listed for events have differed from different sources. Today I noticed discrepancies between the town and OIC calendars. The good news is, we've all gotten MUCH better at disseminating info. We just have to check our facts, okay?
"The Fantasticks" continues at Centre Theater (208 Dekalb) tonight at 8
pm, Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. Only 6 more performances. This
is a great family musical and truly a Norristown community endeavor.
Don't miss it. Tickets, $15-22, can be ordered at https://thecentretheater.ticketleap.com/the-fantasticks/dates
Saturday from noon to 3 pm, is the PAL Youth Rally, the Greater
Norristown Police Athletic League will hold their annual Youth Rally.
Great opportunity to see what programs PAL has available to the youth of
the Norristown Area and also to volunteer. Activities, games and free
Movies begin this week at the Norristown Library with a showing of
"Frozen" at 1 pm, Monday afternoon in the community room. An adult MUST
accompany children under 8. If you have any questions, call 610-278-5100
Ext 4. For a listing of the Monday Movie schedule go to http://mnl.mclinc.org/blog/2014/06/05/monday-movies-summer-2014/
Now that school's out, the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library has events for kids, and some for adults, EVERY DAY. Crafts, movies and more. Go to their calendar at this link--the entries in red are all at the Norristown branch on Powell and Swede. The library is a great, free place to hang out when the weather's too hot, even if you just go in and read a magazine for an hour or so to cool off. Good for seniors.
Tuesday morning from 8:30-9:30, the Norristown Business Association will hold their monthly meeting at Casa Bonita (Dekalb and Oak, next to Thiftway). The NBA has been active this year in bringing town organizations together and helping to promote our businesses. Come to the meeting and see what the group is all about.
OPEN JOB FAIR, Tuesday from 10 am-3 pm, Greater Norristown PAL, Harding Blvd. If you are interested, you must have ID, be at least 17 years of age or older, arrive early and in professional clothes. Info, call 610-278-8040, ext 223 or see www.greaternorristownpal.org
Tuesday night at 7 pm is the monthly Zoning Board Hearing. The agenda is at http://norristown.org/userfiles/file/events/1124.pdf
Wednesday from 2 to 4 pm, Montgomery County OIC (Arch and Basin) will offer a FREE computer class on website management and coding. Participants will learn how to build a basic webpage and add codes to customize it to their preference. Class is limited to 8 students per session and will meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month, all other times by appointment. Call (610) 279-9700 to register.
Wednesday afternoon at 3 pm at Barton Partners (700 E Main, #301), the Norristown Schuylkill River Action Team will hold their monthly meeting. Even if you can't make the main meeting, the team is currently forming the following committees: Art On the Trail, Funding, Programming (which will develop river and trail related activities for kids, bikers, paddlers, etc.), and Marketing and Promotion (for outreach to the community). If you're interested in joining a committee, contact Lizzie Hessmiller at 267-479-6107, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember, developing the recreation use of the river can only help Norristown's economy in the long run.
Wednesday and Thursday, 5:45 pm, interest meeting and open tryouts for the Community Step Team at GNPAL, 340 Harding Blvd. For youth 13-19, male or female. For more info call 610-278-8040 ext 223
Next Saturday, the 28th, Norristown Men of Excellence will host their 3rd Annual Free Football Clinic from 9 am-2 pm, Norristown Youth Eagles Field, 1001 Sterigere St. Kindergarten-12th grade. Registration begins at 8:30 am. Parents must be present. Lunch will be provided for all campers.
Also next Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm is the History Day Festival, hosted by the Norristown Preservation Society at Selma Mansion, 1301 W. Airy. Demonstrations of Civil War Medicine, spinning, paranormal investigations, interactive folk dancing and period music, vendors with food and wares. More info next week..