Friday, January 23, 2015

Events: Start Thinking Spring

From what I've heard around town, everyone is in winter hibernation mode. Here are some events to relieve you of your cabin fever and remind you spring is coming.

Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm, Gotwals School (Oak and Swede), Health Fair. Health Screenings Available. Tips on healthy eating and food demonstrations. Exercise workout, HIV testing, free giveaways and more.

Saturday from 10 am to noon, Photo ID Clinic at New Life Plaza, 25 East Marshall St. for those who need a photo ID, Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, Voter Registration or Social Service application. Questions, call 610-945-6398. Bring any of the following: personal ID paperwork: social security card, old photo ID or driver license, military ID, marriage or divorce certificate, passport, education ID, naturalization or proof of residence: Rental agreement, mortgage paperwork, utility bills, medical bills, W-2 Forms, work ID, tax returns, bank statements.

Saturday from 1 to 2:30 pm, ACPPA Community Arts Center (Haws Avenue behind Grace Lutheran) hosts "Keeping It Klassy" for girls ages 9-13. Please register by emailing

On the Town Calendar for Monday, "Shade Tree" is listed. I assume this is a meeting of the Shade Tree Commission, assuming will still have one. The location is Municipal Hall, no time given. No agenda.

Monday afternoon from 2-4 pm, one-on-one help is available for those needing help with e-readers, tablets or laptops at the Norristown Library at Swede and Powell. Want to set up your own account for email, Facebook or Twitter but not sure how to get started? Interested in an introduction to the library's online resources? 30 minute time slots are available. Reserve yours by calling 610-278-5100.

Monday at 6:15 pm at Eisenhower Middle School Gym, FREE Baseball Clinic for girls and boys (Little League age). Presented by the Eastern University baseball team. Bring your baseball glove. For more info contact Norristown Rec at 610-270-0467. (Spring training's only a month away!)

Tuesday morning from 8:30 to 9:30, the Norristown Business Association will hold their January breakfast meeting at Stony Creek Office Center, Bldg 2, 2nd floor (enter by side door). The meeting will feature an overview of all NBA's planned projects, events, festivals, taste tours, etc. for 2015. Come be a part of Norristown's reawakening. RSVP to (I'll probably be doing the presentation. Come heckle me.)

Tuesday night at 7 pm at Municipal Hall, Zoning Board Hearing. View the agenda at this link. Properties include 315 Arch, 638 Markley, and 638 Kohn Sts.

Wednesday through Saturday is "Women Build Week" at Habitat for Humanity. They are asking for women to volunteer for one day each to help rehab the house at 27 W. Chestnut St. All Women Build participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt as well as lunch on her build day. Each day will begin with a special guest speaker. On Tuesday, January 27, they'll will kick off Women Build Week 2015 with a WBW Happy Hour for volunteers and their guests at California Kitchen Pizza in Plymouth Meeting. There will also be a WBW safety clinic at Lowes on Saturday, January 24. They ask that each Women Build participant make a gift of $250 in support of her build day. The goal is to raise $10,000 to help support construction on this house and ensure the family can move in this June! For more information and to sign up, go to

Another solution for those winter doldrums is to get out and discover a new favorite restaurant. The Norristown Business Association has been adding eateries to their Restaurant Directory on Facebook. View it at this link. Click on each photo for address and menu information. They're up to 22 entries and will add a new one each day until they list them all.

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