Friday, October 17, 2014

Another Busy Saturday and Beyond

I said last week's Saturday was the busiest one ever, then the weather worked against us. But, the Car Show was rescheduled until tomorrow, a slew of other events are scheduled, and the weather's supposed to be beautiful. So I think THIS Saturday will be the busiest. Get out and enjoy yourself. And don't forget, leaf collection starts this week. Details below.

Tonight and tomorrow night at 8 pm, "The Syringa Tree" continues its preview week at Theatre Horizon (Dekalb and Penn Sts). After that, performances are Sunday at 2 pm, Wednesday at 6:30 pm, then Opening Night Thursday at 7:30 pm The show will run through November 9. For the complete schedule and info on tickets, go to or call (610) 283-2230.

Tonight from 7 pm to 9 pm, ACPPA Community Art Center (behind Grace Lutheran Church--enter off of the parking lot) is hosting "Studio 506: A BYOB Painting Party." Uncork your creativity! Savoring a class of wine (or whatever) and painting make for the perfect way to unwind at the end of the week. Bring a group of friends and simply follow along with the instructor to make your own masterpiece. Tickets are $30, registration required. Go to

Saturday from 8 am to noon, the Norristown Area High School Alumni Association's annual Indoor Flea Market at the NAHS Gym, 1900 Eagle Drive. Rental space $15 for 10 x15 space, $25 for space and 2 tables. Car Wash at the school front entrance from 10 am-1 pm. Contact Cindy or call 484-690-3678 and leave a message.

Christ Church's Festival 2013
Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm, Christ United Church of Christ's "Harvest Festival" will take place, West Marshall at Noble Street. Baked goods, books, clothing for the entire family, used sports equipment, seasonal decorations, jewelry, small appliances, tools, a great lunch selection and much more. I never miss this festival. Great food. Big selection of crafts, jewelry, etc.

Saturday from 10 to noon at the Norristown Public Library, Habitat for Humanity presents a Homeownership Orientation. Homeownership opportunities in Norristown and Pottstown. The orientation will take place in the Community Room. To see if you meet HFH's basic requirements, please visit  For more information, call 610-278-7710.

Saturday, downtown on Main St. is the rescheduled Norristown Car Show, from 10 am to 3:30 pm. Registration starts at 9 am. Price is $10 for early registration and $15 day of show. Awards at 2:30 pm. Open to all years, makes, & models: cars, bikes and trucks. Burnout Demonstration, 50/50, DJ, Live Bands, Vendors. Benefits Gethsemane Baptist Church.

Boo At The Zoo continues at Elmwood Park Zoo, noon to 3 pm Saturday and Sunday (and every weekend until October 26).  Trick-or-treat stations, themed attractions, costume contests, and much more! Free with Zoo admission. For more information, contact Guest Services at 610-277-3825 x222.

Saturday, 1-2:30 pm at ACPPA Community Arts Center - Calling all 4th-6th girls! Keeping It Klassy is starting up again. RSVP to

Also Saturday, from 3 to 7 pm, The George Washington Carver Center (249 E Jacoby St) will host a Mac-N-Cheese Cook-Off. $35 to enter. Register at

Sunday at Elmwood Park Zoo, from noon to 3pm (and every Sunday until November 9) is the Zoo's Harvest Fest. Enjoy games, crafts, food specials, rides, hay-bale and corn mazes, animal interactions, bison feeding and much more! Guests will also have an opportunity to build their own scarecrow to be entered into EPZ's Scarecrow Contest! Live performances at 1 pm. Free with zoo admission. For more information, contact Guest Services at 610-277-3825 x222.

Starting Monday, leaves will be collected on the day of your scheduled street cleaning. Continuing each week until December 12th.

* Rake loose leaves to the curb, do not place leaves in the street
* No leaves will be collected if placed in plastic trash bags or if mixed with branches or trash
* Brown biodegradable bags may be used
* Please do not place leaves at the curb any sooner than two days before collection
Any questions please contact Public Works at 610-270-0437.

Tuesday night at 6:30 pm is the monthly Municipal Workshop at Municipal Hall in Council Chambers. No agenda yet.

The Times Herald posted an Interactive Halloween map of holiday events happening now until the end of the month. Check it out at

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