Friday, September 5, 2014

Music For Kids' Sake and Other Events This Week

Friday and Saturday nights, 8:30-11 pm, the Carver Center, 249 E. Jacoby St, will host a Youth Open Gym.  $5 admission.

Saturday from 9 to 1 pm, Car Wash at the Carver Community Center, 249 E. Jacoby St. Cost: $5.

Sunday, at 9 am, The Travis Manion Foundation will host a 9/11 Heroes Run 5K and 1 Mile Fun run/walk. Starts at Montgomery County Courthouse, 2 E. Airy St. Go to for more information and to sign up.

Sunday from 1 to 6 pm in the parking lot and Parish Hall of St. Patrick's Church (Dekalb and Oak), Mexican Independence Day Festival. Mexican food, drink, music, dancing, vendors.  Everyone welcome.

Also Sunday, from 1-9 pm, Summer Concert Series presents "Music for Kids' Sake" at the Elmwood Park Bandshell. Festivities start with Radio Disney, who'll be there from 1 to 2:30 pm with music, dancing, games and prizes. The concerts will begin at 2 pm (according to the town website and not the poster) and feature 4 bands who'll perform until 9 pm. Food/drinks available at the snack stand. Any questions, concerns about the weather, etc., call 610-270-0467.

Sunday from 2  to 5 pm is FREE admission to Elmwood Zoo day. Residents of Norristown Borough that present valid photo ID will get in free. Radio Disney Philadelphia will be there from 3:30-5 pm with music, games and prizes. Stop by and get information from our friends at PEMA to learn how to be informed, be prepared and be involved. Radio Disney Philadelphia is proud to partner with PEMA, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.

ALSO on Sunday at 4 pm, Riverfront Park (end of Haws Ave--at the river), the Dragon Boat Club challenges the entire Norristown Community to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Their goal is to raise $2000 for the ALS Foundation. Bring your own bucket. Water and ice will be provided.

Monday at 5:30 pm, there will be a public meeting by the Civil Service Commission of Norristown at Municipal Hall. The purpose of the meeting will be to appoint examiners for administration of a civil service examination for the position of Captain (of police, I assume), and to amend the Civil Service Rules & Regulations.

No Planning Commission Meeting this month.

Tuesday at 6 pm, Town Watch will meet at the Montgomery Hose Fire Co, West Freedley and Pine Streets. All residents are welcome to attend.

Wednesday from 9 to 11 am, the Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Taskforce will meet at the Montgomery County Human Services Center/Community Room, 1430 DeKalb St, Norristown. Open to the public. Please RSVP to marryellen.wunder@uhsinc.ocm or call 215-542-4817.

Thursday, from 9 to 10:30 am, the Interagency Council of Norristown (ICN) will hold its Welcome Back Membership Meeting at the Montgomery County Human Services Center, 1430 Dekalb St. Featured Speakers will be Norristown Police Chief Talbot, Shae Ashe from The Norristown Project, and Robin Parker from The Dragon Boat Club. Please arrive by 8:45 am.

Just a heads-up for next Saturday (the 13th) Habitat for Humanity Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative will host "Rock The Block" from 8 am to 3 pm at Cherry St. Park, for a day of friends, food, fun and improvements on Cherry Street.  And same day, ACPPA will host an Open House from 11 to 3. More detail on both next week.

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