Friday, September 25, 2015

Full Moon Over The Schuylkill (and not much more)

Nothing much is going on in Norristown this weekend (for the first time since I started the Diary years ago). It's just as well. I know of several hundred residents who are going into Philly to see the Pope (though odds are poor that they'll actually see him). Avoid downtown Norristown. Lafayette will be closed between Cherry and Dekalb and Swede between Main and Lafayette except for buses. This is to prevent gridlock near our transportation hub, but if the thousands predicted show up in N-town to catch the train to Philly, the gridlock will only be pushed back onto Main Street.

This is a good weekend to take the kids to the library or the zoo or a park, or stay home and watch TV.

Tonight (Friday)f at the library (Powell and Swede), Teen Game Night from 4-6 pm.

Sunday at Elmwood Park Zoo from 12:30-2:30 pm, they're featuring a Steel Drum Band. Free with zoo admission.

Tuesday, 6:15 pm at Riverfront Park (1 Haws Ave), the Dragon Boat Club is hosting their annual Full Moon Wine And Cheese Paddle. 40 seats available. To reserve yours, or for more information, contact Robin Parker,

Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 pm, Rocket Into Scouting. Join Cub Scout Pack 268 at St. Francis of Assisi (Marshall & Buttonwood Sts.). All boys who join the pack will receive a free model rocket and entry to Fall Fest. Open to boys 7-10 years. Recruiting area will be setup on the Oak St. side of the school during the Fall Carnival. For info, contact Ray Garcia, Cubmaster,

The notice above implies that St. Francis is having its Fall Festival this coming week, but I couldn't find anything about it online. In fact, since the scouting notice came from's calendar, you may want to double check with Ray Garcia at the email address above in case it's an erroneous listing.

Next Friday, October 2, 3 pm at the Norristown Public Library, Creepy Cooking Class for kids K-6 grade. Learn how to make some ghoulish grub and sinister snacks in time for Halloween. Class size is limited, so reserve your space now by calling 610-278-5100 x205.

Also next Friday, 6:30 pm at Theatre Horizon. Elijah J. Thomas and "East Meets West." In this concert, European classical music and the Middle Eastern & Far Eastern sounds of Asia intermingle with American jazz. $15 at the door, and includes a BYOB pre-reception in the lobby starting at 6:30pm. Concert begins at 8 pm. For info, email

Norristown Public Library will host an Intro to Web Design class, open to the public on Wednesdays from 10/7 to 11/4 from 6-7:30 pm. Create a website for your business or personal use in this hands-on class. Learn about hosting, content, design and editing using Google Sites. No previous website/coding skills needed. Registration required as seats are limited to 15. $10/person. Register now by calling 610-278-5100 x0.


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