Friday, April 10, 2015

Baseball, Gardening, Arts and Other Events for the Coming Week

We're finally going to get some warmer spring weather this coming week, just in time for our Little League season openers and gardening at the library.

Saturday is Little League Opening Day. Parade starts from Eisenhower Middle School at 9 am as the teams march to their playing fields. After the singing of the National Anthem, special guests will throw out the 1st pitch for baseball and softball. The snack bar will be open. Practices and games to follow. Any questions please contact the Parks and Rec department at 610-270-0467.

Saturday from 11 am to 12:30 at the Norristown Library - Gardeners, learn how to create healthy soil with less work and more benefit to the environment. Guest Speaker, Tom McGlynn, of Feed the Burbs will instruct. Workshop takes place in the library parking lot. $5/workshop. Please register in advance by calling 610-278-5100.

Also Saturday at 1 pm at Jus' Java, a book signing by Toni McCloe, author of "Rude Awakening."

And also Saturday from 1-3 pm, the Norristown Public Library will host an Open House to kick off National Library Week. Door prizes, live music, refreshments and much more!

Starting Monday, 9-10:30 am, TD Bank will present a 4 part program for Financial Literacy Month. Learn How to Get Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise at the Montgomery County - Norristown Public Library. Monday's session will be Business Plan Basics; Wednesday, 1-2:30 pm - Are You Making Money?; Wednesday, 3-4:30 pm - Applying for Financing; Thursday, 9-11:30 am - Analyzing the Competition. For more info, go to

Tuesday starting at 10 am, classes begin for the Be Your Own Boss (BYOB) program by CADCOM, Micro-Enterprise and Small Business Resource Center. The class will meet 12 two hour sessions. If you are interested in developing new business enterprises or capacity building for those who already own them. Classes held at CADCOM Office, 113 Main St, Norristown. Free based on eligibility. Call Cy Burke, 610-277-6363 ext 141 or email

Tuesday from 10 am to 2 pm, LAST AARP Tax Aide session at the Norristown Library. Get help with your taxes. AARP Foundation Tax Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention for those 60 and older. Contact: 610-278-5100 .

Tuesday at 7 pm, Planning Commission Meeting. Only thing on the agenda is the 2040 Montco Shared Vision Presentation and Telecommunications Ordinance.

Wednesday at 8 pm at Jus; Java (317 Swede), Open Words Norristown. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Tickets online for $5, at door, $10. Information at

Thursday at 7:30 pm is Opening Night for Theatre Horizon's IN THE BLOOD. Continues Friday and next Saturday at 8 pm. Ticket info and schedule at

Next Saturday from 10 am-noon, Spring Fling sponsored by In His Eyes Outreach at 1430 Dekalb Street. FREE event for women of all ages and walks of life. Childcare available. Keynote speaker Nia Campbell, rejuvenate your body with nutrition tips from Joan Anderson Gangwer, and celebrate with us as we close out the day with a Zumba party. Giveaways, Raffles, Networking. For more information, contact Carla at 484-284-2008 or at

Also next Saturday, April 18th from 11 am to 1 pm, ACPPA, 506 Haws Ave, Lower level, will host another Community Creation Day. All are invited to join them in exploring the cultural imagery of the play, Asian Cinderella: The Story of Pear Blossom, through the creation of props, backgrounds, and costumes. Please register at this link so they can have enough supplies for everyone.

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