Friday, August 14, 2015

Family Fun, Biyaking, More Italian Food, Etc.

Another busy weekend, but the times are staggered so you could get to everything if you wanted to. The weather's going to be great. Get out and enjoy. 

Tonight, 6-9 pm, Family Fun Friday at Scag Cottman Park (Basin & Violet Sts). 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.

Saturday starting at 8:30 am, BIYAK on the Schuylkill at Riverfront Park. Bike 4 miles from Norristown to Betzwood, Kayak back to Norristown. Bring your own bike. $35 fee includes kayak, paddles, safety equipment and snacks. Participants will learn about the the Revolutionary River and its role in the American, Industrial and Environmental Revolutions. Tickets and info at this link. Prior registration a must.

Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm at the Carson Valley Children's Aid Society (1314 DeKalb St), Norristown Police will be partnering with the Montco Office of Children and Youth in a "Fathers Matter" initiative called "Back To School Kick-off With Dads." They'll be giving away school book bags and other supplies while supplies last. Father or father figure must accompany all kids. Hot dogs, DJ, photos, fun.

Sunday starting at about 2 pm is the 2nd Italian Festival of the summer, indoors at Savior Hall, Airy St between Violet and Walnut. Hosted by the MSS Club. Procession after the 11:30 am mass, then music, pork sandwiches, fried pizza and lots of other food.

Sunday, 7-9 pm, FREE concert at the Elmwood Park Bandshell will feature "Where's Pete" this week. Music: 60's to today. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Refreshments available at concession stand.

Tuesday starting at 6:30 pm, Municipal Council Workshop in Council Chambers. No agenda yet.

You can make reservations now for the August 29 tour of Norristown’s historic Montgomery Cemetery. Tour will highlight and honor those who died in train accidents in the late 19th and early 20th century. Starts at 7 pm. Wine and cheese will be served in the Gatehouse after the tour. Tour cost: $10 per person. Participants must be at least 21. For reservations or more information: 610-272-0297 or

Registration is now open for the 2015-16 year of classes at ACPPA Community Arts Center (506 Haws Avenue). They offer a variety of dance, music, drama and visual arts courses for kids age 2-13 and for teens and adults, and their prices are lower than you'll find anywhere else in the area.  Go to this link for more information and to register. 

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