Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring Brings FOURTH FRIDAYS and other Events

Spring begins today! To celebrate, from 1 pm to 8 pm, Joe's Water Ice & Ice Cream (310 E Johnson Hwy) is offering FREE water ice to anyone who'll brave the snow to get there. Joe's is run by a family with a long history in Norristown, so if you can't go show your love today, get out there this summer sometime. Support a local small business.

Tonight from 6:30 to 8 pm at Greater Norristown PAL (340 Harding Blvd), it's "Family Science & Technology Night" for students K-8. A full night of hands-on experiments with James McCrudden. All students must be accompanied by an adult. More information at 610-278-8040 or email

Also tonight from 6-9 pm and on Saturday from 1 to 4 pm, Free Prom Dress Giveaway directly behind NAHS. Sponsored by First Baptist Church of Norristown, 445 Burnside Ave. The Giveaway is open to all students: no student ID required.
Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm at the George Washington Carver Community Center (249 E Jacoby), a "Save Our Pool Rally." Information at 610-272-7480, or email

Saturday from 11 am-12:30 pm, outside the main entrance of the Norristown Library (1001 Powell St), "Grow Food in The Shade" presented by Feed The Burbs. 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. Only $5. Please register in advance. Info at this link.

Sunday from 2 to 4 pm, the Historical Society of Montgomery County (1654 Dekalb) presents Ukranian Egg (pysanky) Decorating Workshop with Chrystyna Prokopovych, Curator of Ukrainian Heritage Studies Center, Manor College. Registration is required. $5 admission. To register, contact Karen Wolfe, 610-272-0297 or email

Monday from 5:30-8:30 pm, at the Norristown Public Library (Powell & Swede), the Norristown Police will hold a public COMPSTAT meeting where they'll discuss their crime reduction strategy and their effectiveness in implementing the strategy. For information: Kristi DeLorenzo, 610-270-0470,

Tuesday morning from 8:30-9:30 am, the Norristown Business Assn will hold its March breakfast meeting at Stony Creek Office Center, 151 W Marshall, Bldg #2, upstairs (enter by the side door). You don't have to be a member to attend. Featured speaker is Altoro Hall, Recruitment Supervisor from the Montgomery County Commerce Department Human Services Center, who'll talk about job opportunities in the county. Please RSVP to

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

Next Friday 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. Contact 610-277-9125 ext. 307 or for information.

Also part of FOURTH FRIDAY, from 8-10 pm, Open Mic at Jus' Java (317 Swede). Also FREE. Plan to come downtown for dinner at one of our restaurants, Jazz on Cherry St, then wind down at Jus' Java afterwards.

Happy Spring! Warm weather is coming. Honest.

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