Friday, September 26, 2014

Owls, Flu Shots, a Big Sale, and Other Events

After last week's really full schedule, this coming week in Norristown seems very laid back, but there's still a lot going on, especially tomorrow. And this weeks' events are definitely NOT run-of-the-mill.

Saturday at 9:30 am, come to "WHOOO Are You Looking At?"--a FREE program about owls for kids and adults alike, presented by the John James Audubon Center at Riverfront Park (1 Haws Avenue). Learn about amazing adaptations that allow these creatures to soar the skies! Mounts, artifacts and even a LIVE BIRD will make this an event to remember. The show will last about an hour and be held outdoors, near the boathouse at the far end of the parking lot. Bring something to sit on. (Also, if you haven't see it yet, come check out the new paint job and other improvements in the park.)

Today and tomorrow are the last days for the Habitat for Humanity ReStore Sticker Sale. They sell new and used building materials to the public at discounted prices. At the sale you'll find up to 50% off items. Appliances, furniture, lighting, flooring, cabinets, tile, carpet, lumber, doors, you name it. All proceeds go towards Habitat work in the county. They're located at 533 Foundry Road, West Norriton. Call 610-631-3149 for hours and info. For info about the store or how to be a donor, go to

Also Saturday and also at Riverfront, from 10 am to 2 pm, join students from Villanova University and the Schuylkill River Town Program for a trail and park cleanup at Riverfront Park. Lunch will be provided! If you are interested in volunteering, meet at the park at 10 am for instruction. Bring work gloves if you have them.

Also Saturday, but this time at Elmwood Park Zoo, from 11 am to 2 pm,  the Norristown Area School District Board of Directors, staff, our families, business, non-profit, and religious leaders, NASD alumni and other Norristown residents, will share "A Celebration of Education"--a fun-filled day and reflect on the importance of coming together as a community to support education in Norristown. Includes free food, games and activities, live musical performances and camaraderie. The event will be held rain or shine.

Tuesday from 10 am to 1 pm, the Montgomery County Health Department will be giving FREE flu shots to County residents ages 6 months and older at the Montgomery County Norristown Public Library. If you're on Medicare or have health insurance, please bring your card (you absolutely will not be charged--I've done this the past 8 years. It's easy). If you can't make the session on Tuesday, you can go to any of the other scheduled clinics throughout the county. For the 2014 schedule and more information, go to .

A heads-up for next weekend, on Oct 4 from 9 am to noon, The Norristown Project and Chosen Ones Youth Group has scheduled a cleanup of Rapp Alley, Blackberry Alley, and Hurst Alley (between Stanbridge and Buttonwood, W Marshall and Oak). More info next week.

Another heads-up, so you can get your tickets NOW -- next Saturday, Oct 4, from 4:30 to 7:30 pm, come to "A Taste of Theatre: Centre Theater Fundraiser" at the theater on 208 DeKalb St. The Centre Theater will host an afternoon beer tasting. Food, fun and camaraderie while you support the Centre. Gretzky Brewery and Poor Yorick's Brewing will share some of their finest brews. Food from Zone Catering and Capone's in East Norriton. Hors d'oeuvres butler service provided by members of the students' musical theater at The Centre Theater. Tickets are $30 per person or $50 per couple and can be reserved at this link . Call 610-279-1013 for info.

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