I'll get to events in a minute, but first another word about TRASH. It's trash collection day in neighborhood. I came home from teaching and went out back to take in my trash and recycling containers. The recycling had been picked up. All my neighbors' trash had been picked up, in fact next door's cans were lying in my driveway instead of in front of their garage. The lid to my trash can was off, ALL MY TRASH WAS STILL IN MY CAN. This is the second time this has happened in as many months and it's happened several times before. Really, Mascaro? Aren't I the LAST person you'd want to annoy after my blogs and the tremendous community response to them? Do you understand why residents are so frustrated with the poor service we're getting?
My second rant is about the calendar on Norristown.org. Don't believe all the listings. I don't know if it's a glitch in the system or human error, but it's repeating events that are over, like Theatre Horizon's run of "Into The Woods," listing wrong days--for instance for the Easter Bunny Brunch at the Zoo, and listing all events as free whether they are or not. Check EVERY listed event on the organization's website. Frankly no community calendar would be better than what we've got now.
Okay, on to the upcoming events:
Saturday from 3 to 7 pm at Almaz Cafe, 210 W Main, the Norristown Youth Eagles Football & Cheer teams will host a Beef & Beer as a fundraiser. Music, raffles, 50/50. Tickets are on sale now. Contact Rowan Watson, 484-213-0744 or Percy Jones at 484-714-7666.
Monday is Conversation with your Commissioners at Municipal Hall. A
town-hall type discussion with Montco Commissioners. No
time was given on the calendar so I'm not sure how they expect people to show up.
Tuesday 6:30 pm at Municipal Hall, Council Workshop Meeting. No agenda yet.
6:30 pm at Norristown Library (Powell and Swede), "Finances for Women."
Star Alfriend, of New York Life, presents a seminar which covers a
subject matter that is on the minds of many women: the importance of
building a financial foundation. Those who attend will leave with a
greater understanding of the topics discussed as well as Star's promise
to help them further, should they need it.
Next Saturday, March 21 from 11 am-12:30 pm at the Norristown Library (outside the main entrance on Powell St). "Grow Food in The Shade." The shade from trees and houses make it difficult for many types of flowers to blossom, but after this workshop you’ll know all about how to grow edible plants in the shade. $5 per workshop. You must register for these programs ahead of time. Information at www.mc-npl.org.