Friday, June 5, 2015

Fairs and Food, Carnivals and Cookouts--Must Be Summer

This week is PACKED with events. Clone yourself so you can get to everything on Saturday and Wednesday. Elmwood Park Zoo has so much going, including the debut of their new red panda exhibit, I'm just going to give you their website link so you can check it out yourself.

Today from 3-7 pm, Jus' Java (317 Swede) is hosting the Jazz1Cafe Party. Not entirely sure if this is a book signing or a concert or a little of both. Go and find out.

Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm at St Paul's church (353 E. Johnson Hwy), Flea Market and Food Fest to celebrate the renovation of their food pantry. Bake sale, rib platters from Zachary's BBQ, Open House, raffles. Also, volunteers needed all day. Contact Mandi at or call 610-279-7372.

Saturday at 11 am at Montgomery Co. OIC (Basin and Arch), Camp Xtreme Open House--an information session about their 8 week, full-day STEAM program. Parents can also register their children and pay their deposit that day. To learn about the program go to this link or call 610-279-9700.

Saturday from 3-7 pm at Almaz Cafe (24 W Main), District Judge Candidate Greg Scott is hosting a Kickoff Reception for his campaign. Donation $10. RSVP to or call 610-504-9074.

Sunday from 2-5, Elmwood Park Zoo--FREE admission to Norristown residents with ID.

Sunday at 7 pm at the Elmwood Park bandshell. This week, the FREE Summer Concert Series features Wildflower. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Food stand will be open during the concert.

Tuesday at 7 pm, a Community Meeting at the Carver Center (249 E Jacoby). The agenda includes the summer aquatics program, the summer science program, finance update, and the Grand Opening Anniversary Celebration.  For more info call 610-272-7480.

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

Wednesday from 5-7 pm, Rep. Bradford is hosting the Family Fun Fair at Elmwood Park Zoo. Food and activities. You must RSVP at 610-270-1150 to attend.

Wednesday at 5:30 pm at Montgomery Hose Company (Freedley and Pine), Norristown Police will hold a public COMPSTAT meeting. Come listen to the NPD as they assess the latest data on crime in Norristown and lay out their strategies.

Wednesday again (popular night) from 5:30-7:30 pm, My Life MontCo will meet at Elmwood Park. The only address given is Harding Blvd and Sterigere. For more information, contact Timothy Connors at 215-504-3961 or email

Wednesday through Friday, 6-10 pm and Saturday 4-10 pm, there will be a carnival to raise money for the NAHS Athletic Complex. I assume the location is the high school. Rides, Food, Dunk Tank.

Next Saturday, June 13th, from 9 am to noon, Greater Norristown PAL (340 Harding) will hold a Norristown Youth Rally. Fun, free food, games, face painting, DJ, music and more. Call 610-278-8040 for details.

Also next Saturday at Almaz, from 9 pm until closing, a fundraiser party for the Father's Day Softball/Tailgate Event described below.

On Sunday, June 21, from 11 am to 8 pm at the ballfields at Eisenhower School (Coolidge Blvd) is the Father's Day Softball/Tailgate Event. 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. DONATIONS ARE ACCEPTED IN FORMS OF CASH, GIFT CARDS AND FOOD!  Contact Sean Tuggle at 484-686-6217 if you want to participate and/or make a donation.

Registration is open for ACPPA's Summer Dance Camp for 8-14 year-olds. From Monday, June 29th through Thursday, July 2nd, from 6-8 pm, students will have the opportunity to do ballet, hip hop/street jazz, and learn about stage makeup and theatre performance/etiquette. Camp is just $60 per student (members get a discount). You can sign up in the office, or through this website.  

Get out and enjoy the nice weather this week.

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