Friday, June 12, 2015

The Pool's Open! (and other Events for the week)

Today is the Grand Opening of the Carver Pool (Jacoby and Arch), just in time for the summer's hot, steamy weather. 10 am speakers, noon lunch, 1 pm pool opens. For program info, contact Yahnee Weldon, Program Director, at 610-272-7480 or click here to email.

Tonight from 6-10 pm and tomorrow (Saturday) 4-10 pm, check out the carnival at the high school to raise money for the NAHS Athletic Complex. Rides, Food, Dunk Tank.
Saturday from noon to 3 pm, 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.

The Norristown Library's Teen Summer Reading Program begins on Saturday and goes through August 15. It's for students entering grades 6-12 this fall--read 3 books a week for a chance to be entered into a weekly drawing for prizes such as a $25 Amazon gift card and a final prize of Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones. Register for the summer reading program at  Assistance is available at the library. Registration begins June 13th. Other summer programs will begin June 16th. Check the website or ask at the library for details.

Also Saturday at Almaz, from 9 pm until closing, a fundraiser party for the Father's Day Softball/Tailgate Event that will take place on June 21 (described at end of listings).

Sunday's free concert at the Bandshell in Elmwood Park will feature Mark Reno, Elvis Impersonator. Starts at 7 pm. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Tuesday at 6:30 pm is the Council Meeting at Municipal Hall. No agenda yet.

Wednesday, 7-9 pm at Jus' Java (317 Swede). Open Words--Poetry and discussion forum. $10 (includes wine, raffle ticket and a souvenir wristband). Hosted by Mydera SpeakMeFree.

Next Friday, June 19th, 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. (Note: Since the passage of The Affordable Healthcare Act, ALL mammograms are free (except of course, for whatever you have to pay your doctor to get the prescription, but no charge for the procedure)).

Next Sunday, June 21, from 11 am to 8 pm at the ball fields 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.

CADCOM's Community Day is just a couple weeks away (June 27), to be held at Oak St (Simmons) Park. Vendors from both for profit and nonprofit businesses and service providers can set up tables that day. To keep providing this event free to the community, CADCOM needs financial, in-kind, and human (volunteers) donations in addition to the low, low for-profit vendor fee of $15. No charge for non-profit vendors. For info, contact Heather Lewis at 610-277-6363 x166.

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 theater performance/etiquette. Camp is just $60 per student (members get a discount). You can sign up in the office, or through ACPPA's website

Registration is also open for Theatre Horizon's Summer Drama Camp for 5-6 year-olds at the theater in Norristown (401 Dekalb). The dates of the camp will be July 13-17, 9 am to noon. Cost is $105.  Go to this link for details or to register or call the theater at 610-283-2230. 

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