Friday, December 5, 2014

Holiday Events All Over Town

Yes, it's cold out, the nights are long, and there's rain and snow in the forecast AGAIN. If you're like me, you just want to hibernate until spring. Save it for January. There are lots of events in town this month that will warm your heart, at least. Don't be a Grinch. Come out and celebrate with your Norristown neighbors.

Tonight at 7:15 pm, the doors of the Centre Theater will open for STARSTRUCK, a Musical Revue, starring some of the most talented students at NAHS. Additional shows on Saturday at 2:30 and 7:15 pm. Dessert will be served before each show in the 1st floor cafe. Tickets are only $10 and all proceeds support NAHS Drama Club. You can order tickets from any cast member or contact John Doyle at Please come out and support our high school drama club.

Remember, if you want Santa to deliver an early gift by fire truck to a child in Norristown, bring that gift (shoebox size or smaller) to Municipal Hall tomorrow between 8 and 11 am.  Go to this link, download the form and follow the instructions.

Saturday from 10 am to noon, ACPPA Community Art Center invites girls 3-12 years old, and their moms, aunts, grandmothers, etc., to Girl's Morning Out With The Nutcracker. Among other things, all participants will be read the story of the Nutcracker; watch excerpts from the ballet enactment; learn that character’s dance, take part in a special art and craft; and transform into a character. Pricing is $15 per child (no fee for adults). This annual event sells out quickly. To purchase, visit or call the office at (610) 277-2270.

Saturday at noon, is the 2nd Annual Awards Banquet of Norristown Men of Excellence, Westover Country Club, 401 S. Schuylkill Ave, Jeffersonville. For tickets or more info contact: Dom Lewis or Doug White at 484-284-0852 .

Sunday from 2 to 5 pm -- Last chance for FREE admission to the Elmwood Park Zoo for Norristown residents. The Zoo has been celebrating its 90th anniversary all year by offering free admission on first Sunday of the month. This is it, the last month. Residents of Norristown Borough that present valid photo ID may enter the Zoo free of charge after 2 pm.

Tuesday from noon to 4 pm at GNPAL, 340 Harding Blvd. Open Job Fair. Potential qualified candidates should call 610-278-8040 ext 223.

Tuesday at 7 pm is supposed to be the monthly Planning Commission Meeting, but so far, there's nothing on the agenda.

Thursday from 11 am to 7 pm, VANCE Community Partners at 216 Cherry Street will hold their Annual Holiday Bazaar. Call 267-279-9397 or go to their website for more information.

Also Thursday, also at 216 Cherry, from 5-7 pm, the Norristown Business Association will host a Business Mixer, 5 pm-7 pm. Food, wine tasting, raffle. If you have a business in Norristown or are a leader of one of Norristown's non-profits, you're invited--you don't have to be a member to attend. Bring business cards. For info, call 610-275-3727 or email is a free private social network for neighborhoods. 5 neighborhoods in Norristown are now active--much of the town is covered. I'm in one of them and we've been sharing activities and announcements with each other and with the other neighborhoods. Nextdoor is adding a holiday map this week so you can see at a glance who's selling trees, where the events are, who's got great light displays, and where you can donate your time and money to worthy causes in town. The network is absolutely private--only your neighbors allowed. If you're interested in joining, go to and sign up. If you don't live in an established neighborhood, you can form one of your own.

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