Friday, February 20, 2015

All Kinds Of Events This Week

The following list of events is pretty long, but it could have been longer. I didn't include a lot of events where not enough info was provided on the online calendars or Facebook pages. Please folks, if you want people to come to your events, give us the date, time, place, price if applicable, and either a phone # or email address. If no one shows up, don't shoot the messenger.

Tonight, 7-9 pm at Greater Norristown PAL, Community Kidz night. Fun, music, food, and games. FREE. RSVP to Allen McBee, 484-941-3122.

Tonight at 8 pm and tomorrow at 2 pm and 8 pm, Norristown High School present the Senior Class play, "If We Offend..." - a parody of works by Shakespeare. No info about ticket prices or a contact was provided.

Tonight from 10:30-11 pm on TV (you don't even have to go out inthe cold), a broadcast of the documentary "Adelante"--about Norristown's St. Patrick's Church and our immigrant community. WHYY (channel 12 for most of us). You can watch the trailer at this link.

Saturday at 11 am at Norristown Library, Millicent Sparks, an accomplished actor/writer/producer, will bring to life the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman, who helped thousands of enslaved Africans escape to freedom. More info at this link.

Sunday, noon to 2 pm, Elmwood Park Zoo is celebrating the Chinese New Year with a special program in their Canopy Gardens Hall. Activities, crafts and a chance to meet the "Animals of the Zodiac." Free with zoo admission. For info contact or 610-277-3825.

Sunday, 2:30 pm at the Historical Society of Montgomery County (1654 Dekalb St), Donah Zack Beale presents "18th Century Medicine: Facts & Fiction." FREE program on the myths and methods of sanitation, apothecary, dentistry, and surgery during the 18th century. For more info, contact Karen Wolfe, 610-272-0297 or .

Tuesday from 8:30-10 am, the Norristown Business Association will hold its monthly breakfast meeting at Stony Creek Office Center, Bldg 2, 2nd floor (enter by the side door). Since last month's meeting was snowed out, this one will be a bit longer than usual, with both an overview of events and program planned for 2015, and a brainstorming session about parking in the business districts and what can be done to put those districts on a more equal footing with other communities. All interested parties are welcome but please RSVP to

Monday and Wednesday, 6:30 to 8 pm in the Eisenhower School Gym, Norristown Little League Registration. Also next Saturday the 28th from 10-11:30 am at the Bandshell. For further info call 610-270-0467. Coaches , Sponsors , Umpires, Snack Bar, Field Maintenance and Board members needed. You can also register your kids online at this link. Questions, 610-270-0467 or

Tuesday at 6 pm, Police Chief Mark Talbot will be the special guest for the 5th Annual Black History Program at the PAL Center. For details, contact 610-278-8040 or

Tuesday at 7 pm, Zoning Board Hearing at Municipal Hall. No agenda yet.

Wednesday at 1:30 pm or Thursday at 7:30 pm are the only nights not sold out for Theatre Horizon's Into The Woods. Go to this link for tickets.

Thursday from 6:30pm-7:30pm to the Norristown Area High School Auditorium, 1900 Eagle Drive, Reggie Dabbs will present Living the Dream. All parents, students, and community members are invited.

Next Friday morning from 10-11 am, if you're on Facebook, you can join in a Live Chat with Norristown Administrator Crandall Jones. Click here for the event page

Next Saturday, February 28, 11 am-12:30 pm at the Norristown Library. Introduction to Permaculture & Seed Starting. Registration is required. Call 610-278-5100 ext. 0. This workshop will cover the basics of permaculture design, then hand out seeds to get you started with great tasting veggies. This program is part of the Hands-on Food Landscaping Series, sponsored by Feed the Burbs. Cost is $5 per workshop or $15 for all 4 workshops.

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