Friday, July 24, 2015

FOURTH FRIDAY, Family Fun, and More

The weather is supposed to be beautiful tonight for both Fourth Friday and Family Fun Friday. Get out and enjoy it.

Today is Fourth Friday Downtown. Come for the food and the arts or enjoy a relaxing game of Spades. Here's the schedule:

Noon - 2 pm, Courthouse Square - Food and other vendors with fun lunchtime activities. Brush up on your golf putting, play a quick game of chess or paint a masterpiece with friends (group painting), PLUS see children from the ACPPA Community Art Center perform selections from their upcoming production at Theater Horizon at 1:10 pm!

5 - 7 pm, Sessano Cafe & Deli (corner of Airy and Swede) - Award winning sandwiches meets Group Art Painting. Come out to create your own masterpiece. ($7 admission for painting workshop)

7 - 10 pm, Jazz on Cherry Street (216 Cherry) The impeccable sounds of Saxophonist Mike Clay as he leads his Jazz Ensemble with Straight Ahead and Contemporary Jazz to soothe your soul! (Tickets $15 at this link.)
8-10 pm, Jus' Java (317 Swede) - Open Mic. Café food, gourmet coffee. No cover charge.

8-10 pm, also at Jus' Java – Spades Tournament. Are you interested in playing spades? If you love to play cards, you'll have a good time. Come out and compete in the spades tournament.

8-11 pm, Salsa on Cherry Street (216 Cherry, upstairs) – Salsa lessons from 8-9 pm, salsa dancing from 9 -11 pm ($7 Admission)

Also, as usual, it's Family Fun Friday tonight at Scag Cottman Park (Basin & Violet Sts) from 6 to 9 pm. Movies, food, games and entertainment for kids ages 6-13. Presented by Buck Jones in association with Main St. Water Ice. For info, call 267-774-1694.

This weekend the Ancient Order of Hibernians are meeting at a local convention and on Saturday at 4 pm, a special Irish mass will be held at St Patrick's Church (Dekalb and Chestnut). Come if you want to see Irish pageantry, bagpipes and all.

Sunday afternoons, Jus' Java is still hosting their weekly Acoustic Open Mic. If you would like to sign up, message "Nick Filone" or "Jus Java Music" on Facebook. Or, just stop by and play.

Sunday night's FREE Concert in the Park this week features British Invasion - 60's British and American Music. 7 pm-9 pm. Elmwood Park bandshell. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Food available for purchase.

Monday - Friday from 6-8 pm, Norristown Youth Eagles registration, at the field. 484-429-9330 or email

Tuesday night at 7 pm at Municipal Hall. Zoning Board Hearing. Agenda can be found at this link.

Tuesday from 7-9 pm at the Historical Society of Montgomery County (1654 Dekalb),  local historian and author Michael Tolle will discuss his newest book "They've Been Down So Long...". Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing. This program is free and open to the public. Contact Karen Wolfe, Executive Director 610-272-0297 or

Wednesday at 3 pm, Elmwood Park Zoo will hold a "Keeper Chat" on Facebook. Go to this link at that time and one of their lead keepers will answer all of your questions about the Zoo's newest residents, the red pandas.

Wednesday from 6-7:30 pm at the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library (1001 Powell St), join Norristown Police Dept. for their Monthly Community Meeting. This time they'll be introducing one of our community engagement tools: Nextdoor, an online social network for you, your neighbors and your community. Personal note: Quite a few residents in our community (including me) already use Nextdoor to discuss community issues and keep up on neighborhood events. I'm thrilled that the NPD is joining Nextdoor. This is a great way to reach residents who just can't get out to meetings (like me right now). Looking forward to meeting more residents through Nextdoor in the coming weeks.

Lots of other events at the Zoo and Library. Check out their Facebook and web pages for more details.

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