Friday, March 27, 2015

FOURTH FRIDAY, Spring Break Events

I have to say I'm disappointed in both the town calendar and OIC community calendar. I sent in complete information for Fourth Friday more than a week ago to both and neither listed it. listed Jazz on Cherry Street, but not the rest of the information. I have to imagine that they're also missing events sent in by other people. We all know how difficult it is to get the word out about events in Norristown. It doesn't help when 2 of our main tools don't work. I don't blame the OIC as much--that's a volunteer effort and I'm grateful that they do it at all. But is funded with taxpayer money.

Tonight is Norristown's very first FOURTH FRIDAY DOWNTOWN. Now through next fall, each 4th Friday of the month will feature concerts and other events on Main, Swede and Cherry Sts downtown. This month will introduce Jazz on Cherry Street, a new music venue at 216 Cherry. From 5:30-7:30 pm next Friday, you can hear jazz pianist William Morris absolutely FREE while you mix and mingle after work. Buy a souvenir wine glass and get 2 drinks. Contact 610-277-9125 ext. 307 or for information.

Also part of FOURTH FRIDAY, tonight from 8-10 pm, Open Mic at Jus' Java (317 Swede). Also FREE. Food and drink for sale. BYOB. Come downtown for dinner at one of our restaurants, jazz on Cherry St, then wind down at Jus' Java afterwards.

Saturday from 10:30 am-2 pm, the Easter Brunch at Elmwood Park Zoo begins. EPZ's annual Easter Bunny Brunch & Egg hunt features a delicious brunch buffet, photos with the Easter Bunny and an egg hunt in the Zoo. $14.95 - $30.95. Sunday's brunch is sold out but there are still tickets of Saturday available. See this link for details or contact 610-277-3825,

Also Saturday from 11 am to 1 pm, ACPPA Community Art Center (Haws Avenue) hosts Community Creation Day. The community is invited to explore the cultural imagery of the play Asian Cinderella: The Story of Pear Blossom, by helping to create, props, sets and costumes. Students from Cabrini and Bryn Mawr College will be on hand to help lead the many activities such a origami folding, dragon mask decorating, papier mache koi, and of course, a large dancing dragon. Free to the public.

Sunday from 3 to 5 pm at Scagg Cottman Park (Basin and Violet Sts), Easter Egg Hunt for toddlers-12 years. Presented by Montgomery Temple #250.

Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 3 pm, ACPPA will host their Spring Break Camp Cook-A-Thon for children ages 5-12. Campers must provide their own lunch. Register by the day: $15 per child ($10 discount applied when registering for 4 days) online, in the office, or over the phone at 610-277-2270.

On Tuesday from 6-8:30pm at Dekalb Laundromat, 807 Dekalb St. Mercy Suburban Emergency Room Presents Free Laundry Services. Quarters and detergent provided while you do your laundry in a clean and safe environment. For more details email

Next Saturday from 11 am-1 pm at the bandshell in Elmwood Park is the Easter weekend celebration. The Norristown Recreation Committee invites you to join them. All participants will get a prize. Bunny hop, bean bag toss, dart game and so much more.

Also next Saturday at the Norristown Library from 2-3 pm, Cube Sleuth Comedy Show. Dave Terruso, author of Cube Sleuth and stand up comedian, will be on hand to sign copies of his book as well as present a short comedy sketch. Cube Sleuth is a dark comedy and amateur-detective murder mystery. Books will be available for sale. Please sign up for your copy at the circulation desk. Free program. More info at this link or contact .

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