It's going to be a gorgeous weekend for festival-going. Norristown's first of a bunch of ethnic festivals over the next several weeks starts tonight at 5 pm. The Feast of San Salvatore is 3 DAYS LONG. You find it in the rear lot of the Holy Saviour Club, 436 E. Main. Rides, games, bocce, live music, souvenirs and, of course, Italian food (roast pork, ribeye, meatball or sausage sandwiches, fried dough (pizza dough, deep fried and coated with sugar--yum), veal scalloppine, tomato pie, baked goods, beer, wine, sodas, and the best birch beer on tap, and for the less adventurous, French fries, hot dogs and more). Tonight it goes until 11 pm. Tomorrow, 4-11 pm. Sunday there's a festival mass at 11:30 am followed by a street procession with the Verdi Band, then the feast grounds open again (figure around 1 pm or so) and stay open until 9 pm. Everyone is welcome. Come and be Italian for a few hours..
Note: some of the streets in the East End, including East Main past Walnut will be closed for an hour or so Sunday morning.
Also tonight, Friday Night Basketball is back at GNPAL, Harding Blvd. League registration tonight, 5 to 9:30 pm. Ages 15-21. Food, snacks, drinks will be available.
Sunday at 7 pm at the Elmwood Park band shell, Elvis is back. Summer Concert Series once again hosts Mark Reno in concert. Admission FREE. Food/drinks available at the snack stand. Any questions call 610-270-0467.
Tuesday, Planning Commission meeting at 7 pm. There's an agenda posted but absolutely nothing on it.
Thursday, 9 am to 7 pm, Marlene Mash, MD & Associates will host an Open House to benefit Greater Norristown PAL. 545 West Germantown Pike, Suite 100, Plymouth Meeting Free Admission and parking. Everyone Welcome. For more info 484-351-8268.
Next Sunday, August 17, is the Sicilian festival at Holy Saviour--the Feast of Madonna del Soccorso di Sciacca. Sunday afternoon and evening the festival will be indoors at Saviour Hall, on Airy near Walnut (the old Holy Saviour School Cafeteria), sponsored by the MSS Club. Pork sandwiches, tomato pie, fried dough and other foods. Entertainment. More info next week.
Job Corps is enrolling for immediate openings. Information Session, Human Service Center, 1430 Dekalb St, Norristown Monday Aug 18th at 10:30 am. Call 1-800-733-5627
Check the calendar links in the right column for other events.