Friday, October 24, 2014

Ghosts, Theater, Dancing, Art and Other Events

Yes, you must choose between Theatre Horizon and ACPPA's Latin Dance Party tonight, but afterward you'll still have time to head over to Selma Mansion for their Ghost Tours tonight. Ntown offers other Halloween events this weekend, like the Spooktacular and Boo At The Zoo. Check the calendar links in the right column for other events. (One note: Haunted Woods was cancelled.)

Tonight, come anytime between 8 pm and midnight to experience Ghost Tours at Selma Mansion, 1301 W. Airy (between Selma and Forrest Ave), hosted by the Norristown Preservation Society. Adults $5; seniors, vets and children 5-12 $3, active military free. Come experience Norristown's most famous haunted house. Selma's spirits are guaranteed to make an appearance. Fun for the whole family. Tours run about a half hour. All children under 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult. All proceeds will go towards the restoration of Selma Mansion.

Tonight from 7:30-9 pm ACPPA Community Art Center (506 Haws Ave) is hosting a Latin Dance Party for adults. Couples and singles are welcome. $18 per person. Register online at this link

Tonight at 8 pm, "The Syringa Tree" continues its run at Theatre Horizon. Tickets are $20-38. Other performances this week: Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm, and Thursday at 7:30 pm. For tickets go to this link.

Saturday from 10 am to noon, the Nueva Vida Norristown New Life Mennonite Church is hosting a Photo ID Clinic. If you need a photo ID, birth certificate, Social Security card, voter registration or social services applications, they'll take the stress out of the paperwork. Bring any of the following: Personal identification paperwork, Social Security card, old photo ID or driver license, military ID; marriage or divorce certificates, passport, education ID, naturalization or citizenship certificate; birth certificate, proof of residence, rental agreement, mortgage paperwork, utility bills, medical bills, W-2 forms, work ID, tax returns, bank statements. Questions? Call 610-945-6398. (Note: You will NOT need a photo ID to vote on November 4th.)

Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm, The Norristown Project will host a volunteer project in the West End. Meet at Christ United Church of Christ parking lot (W Marshall and Noble). Volunteers will be asked to assist with a graffiti cleanup as well as cleaning up Hurst Alley, Blackberry Alley, and Rapp Alley.Open to all ages, please RSVP by emailing or call 610-279-9700.

Saturday starting at 1 pm, Halloween Spook-tacular at the Elmwood Park Bandshell. FREE event--costume contest, activities, prizes for all.

Last weekend for Boo At The Zoo, Saturday and Sunday, noon to 3 pm at Elmwood Park Zoo. Trick-or-treat stations, themed attractions, costume contests, and much more! Free with Zoo admission.

Every Tuesday and Thursday, 9 am to noon starting this week, you'll be able to recycle electronics such as televisions and computers by dropping them off at the Public Works Building behind Municipal Hall at 235 E Airy. The drop-off point is marked with striped lines for parking in front of one of the large bay doors near the center of the building. Please park, press the buzzer to the right of the door and someone will be with you shortly to take your electronics for recycling. For those of us who work, a special Saturday drop off will be scheduled in November.

Tuesday morning from 8:30-9:30 am, the Norristown Business Association will hold its monthly meeting In Bldg 2 of the Stoney Creek Office Center. Featured speaker is Elena Santangelo (hey, that's me) talking about how the Norristown Diary blog can help businesses and non-profits in town. For more info, email .

Tuesday at 7:30 pm, the Zoning Board will hold its monthly hearing at Municipal Hall. View the agenda at

Wednesday from 5 to 7 pm, Norristown Municipal Council invites you to an Open House and Arts Reception. Artwork from local artists. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to by Oct 27th.

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