Friday, October 10, 2014

EVENTS: The Busiest Saturday Yet

Saturday is so busy this weekend, you definitely will have to pick and choose your activities, but it's still possible to, say, watch the Team USA trials at 8 am, get your car washed, go to the car show and bring your kids to Kids Day at Riverfront without being too out of breath. 

Saturday 8 am to noon at Riverfront Park, you can watch the Team USA Dragon Boat Time Trials for FREE. That's right, Team USA--world class athletes--right here in N-town. 

Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm, the Norristown High School Boys Basketball Team will hold a car wash at Marshall St. Elementary School, 1525 West Marshall St.

Saturday from 9:30 am to 1 pm, the George Washington Carver Center will host a car wash. $5.  Call 610-272-7480 for info.

Saturday downtown on Main St. is The Norristown Car Show, from 10 am to 3:30 pm. Registration starts at 9 am. Price is $10.00 for early registration and $15.00 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. Rain Date: Oct 12th.

Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm-- Inspired Women's Leadership Symposium, hosted by Kappa Chi Sigma Chapter of ETP at PAL (340 Harding Blvd). $5 Donation (includes registration fee, conference packet and light refreshments). Executive Panel Speakers Meagan McLeod, MAR, Author and Breakthrough coach, Juanita Wooten, Ed.D, Professor and Executive Trainer, Sheila Fortson-Williams, Host of "Food 4 thought". Breakout sessions. Please support our fall community projects by donating a non-perishable food item or school supplies. For more information about this event, please contact Dr. Adriene Hobdy-Lambert at

Also Saturday, Elmwood Park Zoo's Boo At The Zoo starts from noon to 3 pm (continuing ever Saturday and Sunday until October 26th). Features candy stations, games, corn mazes, activities and more! With Zoo admission. For more information visit

ALSO Saturday, it's Kids Day at the Riverfront Park from 2 to 4 pm, hosted by the Dragon Boat Club. A day where kids can be kids - sack races, jump ropes, water ballon fights, football toss, etc. Kids might want to bring a dry shirt and a towel. For more info contact:

Saturday from 7:30 to 10:30 pm at August Moon (300 E Main). Crying Sam Entertainment will host the Dylan Taylor Quartet and Spoken Word Artist Warren C. Longmire. $10 and a 2 Drink Minimum.

On Monday starting at 11:15 am, there will be a Columbus Day Celebration at the Columbus monument in Elmwood Park (rain or shine). Special Guest Speaker Sheriff Russell Bono.

Monday from 3 to 6 pm at Montco OIC (1101 Arch), Open House Pre-Apprenticeship Program. Light Refreshments. Speak with instructor and Union Representatives. For more info go to

Tuesday at 7 pm is the Planning Commission Meeting at Municipal Hall. No agenda has been posted yet.

Wednesday from 10 am to 3 pm at Mercy Suburban Hospital--Women's Health Fair and Fall Craft Show in the Main Lobby. Free mammograms, DEXA scans, skin cancer screenings, flu shots, learn about yoga, enjoy a chair massage, and more. Raffles, giveaways, refreshments. Appointments and prescriptions needed for mammograms, scans and cancer screenings. Call 1-877-466-3729.

Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Norristown Public Library, Master Gardener Jane Irvin-Klotz will share the secrets of  Backyard Composting for the Home Owner--techniques in cultivating rich soil in your own backyard.

Wednesday from 7 to 8 pm at the Montco Historical Society (Dekalb and Roberts), "Mr. Justice Holmes and the Civil War" FREE program about Oliver Wendal Holmes and his service in the Civil War. Questions, call Karen Wolfe at 610-272-0297.

Thursday from 11 am to noon at the Norristown Public Library: Genealogy: Using the Internet, with John Shinpaugh- search logic, genealogical websites, census and other online helps.

Thursday night begins preview week for "The Syringa Tree" at Theatre Horizon with a 7:30 pm performance. It continues through November 9.  This week's perfomances also include Friday and Sat. at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm, Wednesday at 6:30 pm, then Opening Night next Thursday at 7:30 pm. For the complete schedule and info on tickets, go to or call (610) 283-2230.

Next Saturday, Oct 18, from 8 am to noon, the Norristown Area High School Alumni Association's will host their annual Indoor Flea Market in the NAHS gym. Reserve your space NOW. 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.

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