Friday, May 8, 2015

Entertain Mom, then Get To Know Your Candidates

It really feels like summer out there now, and there's lots to do in town. Take Mom out this weekend to Theatre Horizon, or the Zoo Brunch or Carnival, or for jazz at August Moon.

Tonight, 5-10 pm at Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd, don't miss their Season Kickoff Carnival. Games, food and fun in the zoo's lower parking lot. The carnival continues Saturday, noon-10 pm and Sunday, noon-5 pm. Mother's Day Special: Mom's ride for FREE on Sunday. For more information, contact Guest Services at 610-277-3825 x 222 or email

Only 3 more performances for Theatre Horizon's IN THE BLOOD: Tonight at 8 pm and tomorrow at 2 and 8 pm. Tickets and information at this link.

Saturday from 11 am to about 4 pm, the Norristown Preservation Society will host a cleaning day at Selma Mansion (1301 W Airy) to get the house ready for History Day in the summer. Volunteers are needed and so are donations of cleaning supplies. You don't have to stay the whole day. Come when you can. 

Saturday at 11 am and Sunday at 11 am and 1 pm, Elmwood Park Zoo is hosting a Mother's Day Brunch. Bring the whole family to the Zoo for a delicious all-you-can-eat brunch buffet, complimentary family photos, card making and more!  Tickets - Adult: $30.95, Member Adult: $25.95, Moms: $19.95, Child (age 3 - 12): $19.95, Baby (under 3): FREE. You can purchase tickets and get more information at this link, or contact Guest Services at 610-277-3825 x222 or email

Also Saturday, 8-10 pm at August Moon (300 E Main), Crying Sam presents Pre-Mothers' Day Crooning with Steve Beskrone (Bass), Jim Holton (Piano), Harry Butch Reed (Drums), Kevin L. Valentine (Vocals). Entertainment Fee: $10, 2 Drink Minimum. Info at

Tuesday at 6 pm, Town Watch Meeting at Montgomery Hose Fire Co, West Freedley St. All residents are welcome to attend.

Tuesday at 7 pm, Carver Center Community Meeting at the Center at 249 East Jacoby. On the agenda: Summer aquatics program, finance update, summer science program (my favorite), and the Grand Opening Anniversary Celebration. All community members are urged to attend. For information, call 610-272-7480.

Tuesday at 7 pm, Planning Commission Meeting at Municipal Hall. No agenda yet.

Thursday, 6-7:30 pm, come meet the Norristown candidates for Municipal Council, Magistrate District Judge, NASD School Board at the Human Services Building (Dekalb and Fornance) Receive voter information and be informed before the May Primary (on May 19th).

Thursday, from 5-7:30 pm at Elmwood Park Zoo's Canopy Garden Pavilion. Montogomery County Chamber of Commerce will hold their 10th Annual Zoopendous Business Expo. Food, fun, prizes and plenty of local businesses.

Thursday, 6-8 pm, "Art Saves Me" at Theatre Horizon (401 DeKalb).  An Art showcase featuring Artwork from Norristown Youth. Art, poetry/spoken work, fun. Artwork will be for sale from $5-$30. For more information, please contact Justeix Collins-Cropper at 610-630-2111 ext 218 or Viviann Schorle at 610-630-2111 ext 257.

A symposium on Urban/Suburban Education is being planned for July 11, cosponsored by the Norristown Men of Excellence, One Love Club, and Catalyst Education & Mentoring. The deadline for the call for presenters is next Friday, May 15th (but will most likely be extended through the 29th). Anyone interested should contact Xaras Collins at 610-390-7279. More information at

Next Saturday (May 16) is the Norristown Men of Excellence 2nd Annual Excellence Ball, 8 pm-midnight at Theatre Horizon (410 Dekalb). Tickets $50 per person, $90 per couple. All proceeds benefit the NMOE Scholarship Fund.  Contact or call 484-601-2828. Info at

Have a Happy Mother's Day.

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