Friday, August 7, 2015

This Weekend Is Packed with Events

August in Norristown means cultural festivals. Between now and early September, you can enjoy Italian, Irish, Mexican and even Egyptian celebrations. Check out Norristown's rich mix of cultures.

Tonight at 5 pm, the first Italian festival of the summer begins at Holy Saviour Club, 436 East Main (across the street from Holy Saviour Church rectory--right down the block from Lou's Sandwich Shop. Park in the church lot across the street and walk down the club's driveway to the lot in back). The festival is 3 days, tonight from 5-11 pm, Saturday from 4-11 pm, and Sunday after the 11:30 am mass and procession (figure about 1:30 pm) until 9 pm. Carnival rides and games, live music, bocce, souvenirs, and best of all, Italian food: roast beef, roast pork (as good as Sessano's), meatballs, and sausage and pepper sandwiches, tomato pie, fried pizza (pizza dough deep fried and coated with sugar). Beer and birch beer on tap, wine plus other beverages. Lots more. No admission to the festival, just pay for food, rides, etc. separately. Go feed your inner Italian.

Tonight at 5:30 pm, End of the Summer Talent Show at Eisenhower Middle School, 1601 Markley. Join Camp Xtreme as they put on a talent show for the community and parents. All members of the community are welcome to attend to see what our children have learned this summer and see what talent they have been practicing. Doors open at 5 pm and there will be a concession stand serving hot dogs and hamburgers.

Also 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 from 8-10 am, come support the Norristown Youth Eagles at their Flapjack Fundraiser breakfast at Applebees Grill, 555 S. Trooper Road. $10 per adult, $7.50 per child.

Sunday at 1 pm, BINGO at Hancock Fire Company, 820 West Airy. Games start at 2pm. $20 to get in, game cards (1 for each game) and door prize entry.

Sunday starting at 4 pm, HairLabb Salon at 1448 Powell is hosting the 365 Success Coaching team in "Soar For More" -- a seminar on fitness, freedom, finances, etc. Economic Wealth Business Overview begins at 5 pm.

Sunday night's FREE concert at the Elmwood Park bandshell this week features Mark Reno, Elvis Impersonator. Food available for purchase at concession stand. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

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

Wednesday from 10 am to 2 pm, Norristown Regional Health Fair at the Regional Health Center at 1401 Dekalb, in the clinic's parking lot. Free food, fun, and resources. Face painting, health screenings, and educational materials for the community. For info, contact Kelsey Smyth, Outreach and Enrollment Counselor, 610-270-2817,

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