Friday, April 17, 2015

Theatre, Music, Fourth Friday and More

Most important notice this week. If you're not registered to vote, do so by Monday, April 20 so you can vote in the May primary.

Tonight at 8 pm, In The Blood at Theatre Horizon (401 DeKalb Street). Free tickets are available for Norristown residents. Contact Josh Millhouse, Audience Services Manager, for more information: 610-283-2230 or email Show runs through May 9. Go to this link for more info.

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 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.

Sunday from 11:30 am to 5 pm at Jus' Java (317 Swede). Live Music Sunday, all afternoon. FREE. Stop by and enjoy the music.

Monday from 1 to 4:30 pm, Money Smart Monday is at the Norristown Library (Swede and Powell). From 1-2:30 pm is the Credit Sense session, then Financial Preparation from 3-4:30 pm. Call 610-278-5100 for information.

There's a special meeting of the Zoning Board listed for 7 pm Monday night. No agenda listed so I don't know what it's about.

Tuesday at 6:30 pm, Council meeting at Municipal Hall. No agenda listed yet.

Wednesday, for Earth Day, The Norristown Project will conduct a clean-up of Riverfront Park (1 Haws Avenue) from 5-7 pm. Can't make that one? A second session will be held Saturday from 12:30 to 3 pm. All ages can volunteer. Volunteers will be asked to clean Riverfront Park--trash that has washed on the shore over the winter, plus debris and weeds around the park. Time permitting, volunteers will then head to the surrounding area and clean up trash and debris off the sidewalks. Just show up in the parking lot of Riverfront to volunteer.

Next Friday morning at 10 am,  Norristown Municipal Administrator Crandall Jones will hold another Facebook Chat at this link. Go to that page and wait for the Chat post to come up. You must sign onto Facebook to ask questions, but you should be able to read the questions and answers even if you're not signed in.

Next Friday is FOURTH FRIDAY DOWNTOWN and this month, it's bigger and better. From noon-2 pm on Swede in front of the Courthouse and on the Public Square, vendors will be on hand selling food and other items. Here's the evening schedule:

5-9 pm – Banh Mi Bar & Bistro (31 W. Main) – French/Vietnamese cuisine and live Asian music. No cover charge.
5:30-8 pm – Jazz on Cherry Street (216 Cherry) will present saxophonist Sam Peake and pianist Carlos Jones. Free live jazz concert begins at 6 pm. Mix and mingle atmosphere.
6-8 pm – Las Palmas Del Sur (10 W. Main) - Mexican cuisine and live music. No cover charge.
8-10 pm – Salsa on Cherry (216 Cherry, 2nd Floor)– Salsa lessons until 9 pm ($7 per person) followed by free dancing.
8-10 pm – Jus’ Java (317 Swede) - Live acoustic music. No cover. Gourmet coffee, tea and cafĂ© food available. BYOB.

Remember, parking on the streets is free after 6 pm. There's also a parking garage at Cherry and Main.

Next Saturday from 7-10pm, ACPPA will hold their annual benefit gala: An Evening on the Red Carpet, at Grace Lutheran Hall on Haws Avenue. $35 per person general admission or VIP admission at $45 per person which includes access to champagne bar, chair massages and VIP gift. Delicious catered food, an open bar, and great music throughout the entire evening’s affair. While you are enjoying yourself upstairs, there will be a complimentary separate party for the kids, ages 2-12 as well. For more information about the gala, please visit Tickets are available at, in their office, or over the phone at 610-277-2270.

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