Tonight from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, Elmwood Park Zoo presents Country Fest. Live music, mechanical bull riding, access to the petting barn, food, drinks, dancing, and much more! Philadelphia's Country Station 92.5 XTU, will be broadcasting LIVE from the Zoo with Andie Summers. Tickets are $9/person, $7/child and $5/Zoo member, which can be purchased at http://elmwoodparkzoo.doubleknot.com/event/country-fest/1585151. For more information, contact Guest Services at 610-277-3825 x221.
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Every Saturday at 11 am at 19 W Marshall Street, a FREE program called YouthNET, for ages 12-17 years. Creative session built around teaching & encouraging healthy forms of self-expression. LUNCH IS INCLUDED. For info, call 484-250-1996.
Saturday from 3-5 pm, Siloam Baptist Church presents The Art of Worship Festival at Elmwood Park band shell. FREE outdoor gospel concert. Come experience a day with awesome gospel music, praise dance, mime, and flag ministries. Face Painting. Food and vendors. Seating is limited so bring a comfortable lawn chair. Call 610-275-8163 for info or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, noon to dusk, is Family Unity Day at Simmons Park (Oak between Arch and Violet). NORRISTOWN'S FAMILY RE-UNION 2014. Bring your grills, grub, and grab a spot. Invite family, friends, and anyone else you know. Singers, Dancers, Performers, 2nd Annual 'King of The Grill" BBQ Cook Off (with trophy and cash prize). Moon bounces, kid's activities. Prizes, give-aways. Food and merchandise vendors, and much more!
And don't think you have to choose between the Irish Festival and Unity Day. Do BOTH. Festival hop.
Tuesday at 7 pm, Zoning Board Hearing. The only item on the agenda is for the rear of 350 E. Main, which is the factory/warehouse building between Arch and Walnut St. DiBussolo Container Service is seeking a Special Exception, though the agenda isn't clear what they're asking. I wish someone would improve the appearance of the building both on Main and Lafayette.
On Wednesday at 3 pm, a meeting of the Schuylkill River Action Team will take place at Barton Partners. Anyone interested in seeing how Norristown can revitalize its recreational riverfront is welcome.
Next Friday, August 29th, from 8:30-10:30 am, the N-town Police Department will once again open their bi-weekly COMPSTAT meeting to the public. It will be held at Municipal Hall, 1st Floor Council Conference Room.
Next Friday, Hancock Fire Company is having a blood drive from 2 to 7 pm. I'm telling you now because appointments are preferred. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS.