Friday, January 30, 2015

Full Calendar This Week !

A whole slew of events this week. Get out and enjoy.

Today from 11 am to 12:30 pm in the Community Room of the Human Services Center (Fornance and Dekalb) is the first event in a month-long Black History series. Bring your lunch and learn about Ned Hector, a free African-American teamster and artilleryman who fought in the American Revolution. He's portrayed by Noah Lewis. (Personal note-I've met Noah from doing living history at Valley Forge. He's amazing and it's worth seeing his performance.)  There will be another program next Friday at One Montgomery Plaza Board Room. Same time. For info contact Turea Hutson 484-674-6562 or email

 Saturday, 10-11:30 am, Feed The Burbs presents the 2nd workshop in their ongoing series at Zachary's BBQ, 1709 Markely St. (across from Logan Square). This workshop will show how to design an herb garden. A light lunch from Zachary's is included in the registration fee of $10. Go to this link for more info and to register.

Sunday after 2 pm, Elmwood Park Zoo is once more offering Norristown residents FREE admission to the zoo on the first Sundays of each month.Residents must show valid ID and children must be accompanied by a resident. Non-residents will be charged regular admission rates. Visit for a map of qualifying areas.

Sunday starting at 5 pm, Jus' Java (317 Swede) is hosting a Beef and Beer Super Bowl party. $12 admission. Zachary's and Diva's Kitchen are also offering catering for your own party. Don't get inferior grub. Support our businesses.

Sunday night while you're watching the Super Bowl, check out the Temple University ad. The live owl at the end of the ad is Norristown's own Stella, from the Elmwood Park Zoo.
Monday is Groundhog Day and that means Nora the Groundhog will be making her big decision at Elmwood Park Zoo at 1 pm at a special Groundhog Day animal show. The show is free with Zoo admission and begins at 1 pm in the Canopy Gardens Hall. Nora has been correct in her predictions more often than Puxsutawney Phil, maybe because she has the sense to come out in the middle of the day instead of before sun up. Nora's also way cuter than Phil.

Every Tuesday from February 3 to April 14, 10 am to 2 pm at the Norristown Library (Powell and Swede), an AARP Tax Aide will be on hand to help you with your 2014 taxes. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older.

Tuesday, Council meeting, 7:30 pm. No agenda available yet. If I can find it anywhere else online, I'll post it Monday or Tuesday.

Sign your kids up for ACPPA Summer Arts program before Wednesday, Feb 4 and get last year's rates for all sessions. Info at!summer12/cv4l or drop by the office at 506 Haws Avenue.

Thursday from 5:30-8 pm at Paul V Fly Elementary, Strengthening Families Program. Learn skills to help your child succeed during the teen years. Free Family program with dinner and childcare included. This program will continue on Thursday nights for 7 weeks: Feb 5,12,19,26, March 5,12&19. For more info contact Julia Shemeley at 610-630-2111 x228, or

Also Thursday from 6 - 8 pm at 207 Cherry St., the Norristown Dems Winter Fundraiser. Special guest Sean Kilkenny. Meet the 2015 candidates running for office. Food, drinks, and music, sponsored by the Friends of Norristown Dems. Suggested contribution: Committee Person: $25 General: $50 Silver Sponsor: $100 Gold Sponsor: $250 Please make checks out to: Friends of Norristown Dems.

Also Thursday, the Sondheim musical INTO THE WOODS opens at Theatre Horizon, 401 DeKalb Street at 7:30 pm. The show continues through March 1. February 11 is Norristown Night. Free admission for residents. Information and tickets at this link

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