Thursday, June 18, 2015

Events for the Next Week

I need to take a little hiatus from the Diary for the next week or two, so today, I'll list the events coming up next week. Tomorrow, I'll list the events of June 26 through July 4th. However, since Norristown is a place where events are frequently posted with only a few days notice, I'm bound to miss something. You can help if you're on social media by sharing as much event info as you can with other N-towners.

The calendar lists the Carver Center Opening for every Friday in June, which is what messed me up last week. Erroneous recurring dates has been a real problem with the town calendar. Please, can someone at Municipal Hall find out why and fix it? For everyone else, I'll mark the events I got solely from the site--you might do well to double check those events before showing up.

Tonight (Thursday) at 6 pm at Municipal Hall is the presentation of the 2013 Audit. (

Tomorrow (Friday) -  FREE breast cancer screening at Rep. Matt Bradford's office (1846 Markley) starting at 9 am, by appointment. Must be 40 or older and have a prescription from your doctor. Call 610-270-1150 to schedule your appointment.

I heard from the Carver Center and the Grand Opening will DEFINITELY take place this Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm (see flyer above). Jacoby and Arch Sts. Free food (BBQ), free swimming, DJ, door prizes. For information, call 610-272-7480 or click here to email.

Elmwood Park Zoo will be CLOSED on SATURDAY due to their Beast of a Feast event. Regular hours of 10 am to 5 pm will resume on Sunday, June 21. For information and tickets for Beast of a Feast, go to this link

Saturday at 2 pm, come to Riverfront Park (end of Haws Avenue) to give the Team USA Dragon Boat Team a great send-off as they leave for the World Competition in Welland, Canada. This is OUR VERY OWN TEAM USA, Norristown. They did their tryouts here and trained here. Our own Robin Parker is their coach. There aren't a lot of communities that can claim to have a Team USA in any sport. So come and show your support.

Sunday, from 11 am to 8 pm at the ballfields at Eisenhower School (Coolidge Blvd) is the Father's Day Softball/Tailgate Event (cross your fingers for good weather). Come out and watch fathers gather with family and friends as they take to the softball fields to have some fun. Far from the reach of even the best sluggers will be moon bounces along with live entertainment from Jazzy The Clown. DJ Mike Scott will spin music on the 1's and 2's while the aroma fills the air from the many grills that will be cooking up the food. The Cowboy Buck Jones will provide pony rides for the children. At an intermission halfway through the day, an award will be given to THE FATHER OF THE YEAR (nominated and voted on by the committee) followed by a live performance. Photography will be provided by Mz. Snapshot Jodi Pendleton. This event is free of charge and only able to be successful through donations from each team and members of the community.  Contact Sean Tuggle at 484-686-6217 if you want to make a donation.

Sunday at 7 pm, the Sofa Kings will perform at the free Concert in the Park series at the Elmwood Park bandshell. Bring a lawnchair or blanket and hope for good weather. Food stand will be open. (

Tuesday at 8:30 am, the Norristown Business Association will host Frank Sau of J.P. Mascaro at their monthly breakfast meeting. Mr. Sau will talk about the borough's new Recycling Rewards program and how it benefits both residents and businesses who offer discounts through it. Jus' Java will be this month's featured business. The meeting will take place at Stoney Creek Office Center, Bldg #2, 2nd floor (enter by the side door and go up stairs). RSVP at

Tuesday, 7 pm, Municipal Hall - Zoning Board Hearing. Agenda at this link. The properties include 803 Noble (see the Diary entry on May 26th for the description), and 13 West Elm to allow for a house of worship in a residential neighborhood, though it's right next door to the old Trinity Lutheran. (

Wednesday, 4 pm - Each year Genesis Housing holds a community meeting to get comments and suggestions for their programs. The meeting will be an opportunity to talk about new ideas for neighborhood improvements.  Information gathered from this community meeting will help guide future projects. Location: 1430 Dekalb, Conference Room E. For more information, call 610-275-4357, visit or Facebook (www.facebook/GenesisHousing).

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