Tonight most of you will probably be either escorting kids around for Trick or Treat, or waiting at your door for costumed kids to show up, but if you have no Halloween plans, think about seeing The Syringa Tree at 8 pm at Theatre Horizon instead. As I said in yesterday's Diary, the show has been Barrymore Recommended. Free tickets for Norristown residents -- call 610-283-2230. The play continues tomorrow at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 and 7:30 pm, Monday at 7:30 pm, a Wednesday matinee at 1:30 pm, next Friday at 8 pm, and the last shows will be Sunday, Nov 9 at 2 and 7:30 pm.
Saturday from 7 to 9:30 pm, 'Tween Halloween Party at ACPPA Community Art Center, 506 Haws Ave. Costume contest, food, karaoke, crafts,food, games, dancing, food, and more. Ages 9-13 years. Pre-registration required. $8 per child. Go to this link to register.
Sunday from 2 to 5 pm, this is the 2nd to the last Sunday Norristown residents will be able to get into Elmwood Park Zoo for FREE (December 7th is the last). Adults must show photo ID as proof of residency. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Also Sunday at 2:30 pm at the Historical Society of Montgomery County, 1654 Dekalb St, a free program - The Underground Railroad in Quilts by Cassandra Gunkel. Did African American slaves use quilts as signals to guide their way to freedom? Join the debate: History or folklore? For more info, call 610-272-0297 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because of election day, the monthly Council meeting will be a day later--Wednesday night at 7:30 pm at Municipal Hall. No agenda yet.
Norristown is preparing its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) FY 2015-2019 Five Year Consolidated Plan and FY 2015 Annual Action Plan. As part of the planning process, the Municipality is conducting a survey to identify residents' needs in the community and ideas on how the residents would like to see funds under the CDBG Program spent. Please take a few minutes and complete this confidential questionnaire to the best of your ability. If you are unsure of an answer, or the question does not apply to you, please feel free to skip that question. Thank you for your assistance in helping us identify residents' needs and fair housing issues in the Municipality. Take the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MunicipalityofNorristown