Friday, November 7, 2014

Church Bazaars, Archaeology and Other Events This Week

You have your choice of 2 church Christmas bazaars this weekend. Go to both. I didn't get to St. Francis last year, but I can attest that the food at St. Pat's was delicious. And don't forget that this is the last weekend for The Syringa Tree at Theatre Horizon.

Tonight from 5-8:30 pm and tomorrow from 10 am to 8 pm,  St. Patrick's Church will hold their annual bazaar in the church basement (enter from Dekalb or Chestnut). Basket chances, silent auction, jewelry booth, Tombola, atttic treasures, fun for kids, bake table, religious items, crafts and gift ideas, plus all kinds of take-out or eat-in food. Silent auction prizes include hotel stays, gift certificates, St. Joe's basketball tickets, and more.

Also tonight from 6-9 pm and tomorrow from 10 am to 7 pm, St. Francis Church (Buttonwood and W Marshall) will hold their Christmas bazaar in the school gym. Crafts, food, games, raffles.

Last chance to see "The Syringa Tree" at Theatre Horizon this weekend. Tonight at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 and 7:30 pm. Tickets at this link or call 610-283-2230.

Saturday from 10 am-3 pm at Selma Mansion (1301 W. Airy), the Norristown Preservation Society in partnership with The Norristown Project is asking for volunteers to come help do some archaeology. They need to dig out window wells on the outside and a trench in the cellar, then sort through the dirt for possible artifacts. You can learn a bit about archaeology and help solve some of the mysteries of the old mansion. Dress warmly in clothes that can get dirty. Part-day volunteers are welcome as well as full day. If you have work gloves, something to kneel on, or a garden trowel, bring them. Meet inside at 10 am for an orientation. Food and drinks will be provided.

Saturday night from 8-11 pm at August Moon, Cryin Sam 2nd Saturday Jazz and Word, this month featuring The Nimrod Speaks Quartet and Poet Evelyn Phoenix. Entertainment fee $10, 2 drink minimum. Doors open at 7:30.

The Planning Commission meeting is Monday this week due to Veterans Day on Tuesday. 7 pm in Municipal Hall. Agenda at

Monday night at 7 pm, the Valley Forge Chapter of Vietnam Veterans will hold their annual Veterans Day service at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Main and Swede.

Municipal offices will be closed Tuesday for Veterans Day.

Tuesday at 6 pm, the North End Town Watch will meet at Montgomery Hose Fire Co, West Freedley and Pine. They meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month. All residents are invited to attend.

Thursday from 11 am to 1 pm at Restore Montco (533 Foundry Road, West Norriton), you can support Habit For Humanity's effort to end substandard housing in Norristown by crafting your own framed jewelry holder with Darla DeMorrow of HeartWork Organizing. Tickets are a $50 donation to Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County. Seats are limited, so reserve your spot now at

The Lt. Patty Simons 19th Annual Food Drive has begun. The Drive provides 72,000 meals to needy families throughout the local area. This year’s drive will benefit The Salvation Army-Norristown Corps, The Patrician Society, Catholic Social Services and Eagleville Elementary School’s Snack Backpack Program. Food for the drive will be accepted at all participating police departments and businesses until Wednesday, Dec. 17. On Thursday, Dec. 18, a parade of police cars and motorcycles will lead a flatbed tractor-trailer loaded with donated food and toys from GNPAL to The Salvation Army on Swede Street in Norristown.

This past week's Council Meeting was recorded and can be viewed at It's about an hour and a half in length.

As always check the calendar links in the right column for weekly doings at the Library and elsewhere.

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