Friday, September 11, 2015

Football, Music, Better Block and More

Besides the events listed below, the Norristown Library has a whole slew of new programs for kids and adults. Click on for the complete list.  

Tonight, Friday, 6 pm, Pep Rally at the Norristown Youth Eagles Field 1001 Sterigere St, (Norristown State Hosp. Grounds), FREE Food for all players and cheerleaders. Please wear your Norristown Blue to represent our boys. NYE apparel will be available for purchase and the snack stand will be open.

Saturday beginning at 9 am, Norristown Youth Eagles start their season. Games all day long.

Saturday starting at 9 am at the Whitehall Road Entrance to the Norristown Farm Park, Sole Harvest 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Norristown Hospitality Center which helps the homeless. Fee $25-30. Rain or shine. Register online at this link.

Also Saturday, Back-to-school dance at the Carver Center (249 Jacoby St) for middle school aged kids. Cost is $5 and food will be available for purchase. Unfortunately, no time was given.

Sunday from 1-8 pm at Elmwood Park Bandshell, Music For Kids' Sake. FREE Arts and Music Festival benefitting Expressive Path. Snack bar will be open. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnics.

Monday 6-8 pm at Municipal Hall. Better Block Project kickoff. Community involvement to transform the corner at Main and Dekalb. 6 pm, Meet and Greet; 6:30-7 pm, Walk and Talk; 7-8 pm Better Block Presentation. Residents, community leaders, artists, planners, clergy, teachers, students, and businesses are all invited to join our Community Walk & Talk to experience the community in a new way.You can read about the Better Block team at this link 

Tuesday 9 am-noon at Municipal Hall. Better Block Workshop. Learn how to build a Better Block. (Note frm Elena: I assume the Monday night presentation will explain what the workshop will be about and who should attend.)

Tuesday starting at 6:30 pm at Municipal Hall, Council workshop. No agenda yet, but they will vote on whether to approve the new benches created by ACPPA for Riverfront Park.

Wednesday, 9 am-5 pm,  Free Rapid HIV Testing Day at the Norristown Health Center, 1221 Powell St. Call for info at 610-279-6095. Walk-Ins and appointments welcome. Online appointments

Thursday from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Norristown Public Library (Powell and Swede). Ready Montco Community Sign-up Day. Norristown Police, Fire and Municipal staff will be on hand to assist Norristown residents in signing up for the Ready Montco Notification system, the official source for notifications about emergencies, severe weather, crime alerts and disasters in Montgomery County. Ready Montco is administered by the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety and comes to you free of charge (text messaging and voice rates may apply).

Next Saturday, September 19 is Riverfest and in preparation for that The Norristown Project will be doing a cleanup of Riverfront Park (1 Haws Avenue) the same day (Sept 19) from 9 am to 10:30 am. Volunteers are needed to assist with collecting trash and assist Dragon Boat Club with the setup. If you can help, please RSVP this week to Shae Ashe at

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