Friday, September 12, 2014

Rock The Block and More Events

Okay, sure, summer's over. No more Sunday night concerts. But there's still lots of other things to do in Norristown this coming week, and festival season won't end for at least another month.

Saturday from 8 am to 3 pm, Habitat for Humanity Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative will host "Rock The Block" at Cherry St. Park (Cherry and Oak Sts). Fun, food, friends and improvements on Cherry Street. Dow Chemical will be there with demos on things like home weatherization. Contact Marianne Lynch at or 610-278-7710, ext 112 for more info.

Also Saturday, from 11 am to 3 pm,  ACPPA will host an Open House. Enter behind Grace Lutheran Church on Haws Avenue, off the parking lot at Airy St. Class demonstrations. Meet the staff, make and take art, face painting and refreshments. Call 610-277-2270 or for more information.

All second Saturday nights (and that means this week), Jazz and Word at August Moon (East Main and Arch) from 8 to 10:30 pm. This week the Harry "Butch" Reed Group is featured, along with Shyster aka Miss Betty's Son.

Sunday is Elmwood Park Zoo's annual Oktoberfest Beer Tasting Festival from noon to 3:30 pm (note--the Zoo will be closed to regular admission). 60 beers for unlimited sampling, food trucks, live entertainment. The truly adventurous can experience a once-in-a-lifetime thrill: a new opportunity for hand-feeding 1,200-pound bison. Tickets start at $40 and are available at Designated driver tickets start at $15.

Monday from 4 to 5 pm at the Library (Powell and Swede) Sew Awesome workshop for grades 3-6. Learn basic hand and machine sewing techniques. Create great things to wear and decorate your space! Essential to attend all three classes, as we will build on skills learned the week before. Registration required. Signups begin September 2. Stop in the Children’s Department to sign up.

Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Library, local artist Andrea O'Driscoll will demonstrate how to repurpose old book by turning them into art. Free workshop. Questions:Asha Verma, 610-278-5100.

Also Tuesday, the Municipal Council workshop at Municipal Hall at 6:30 pm. No agenda yet.

A third event on Tuesday, from 7 to 9 pm at Greater Norristown PAL (340 Harding Blvd) is the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" Town Hall Discussion on Crime, Community and Camaraderie, presented by Kappa Omega Zeta Chapter of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, with a panel of experts moderated by Buck Jones. Light refreshments will be served.

Remember, next Saturday (the 20th) is Riverfest at Riverfront Park (1 Haws Avenue) starting at 11 am. Food vendors, music. Try a kayak, outrigger canoe, canoe or paddle board. Dragon boats through out the day. More info next week.

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