Friday, October 16, 2015

Halloween Events Begin and More This Week

Saturday's busy this week but the events are staggered so you can get to all if you want. Then get in the Halloween spirit Saturday night at Selma Mansion. An interesting tour and a great cause. Restoring that beautiful old mansion will do Norristown proud.

Today, Friday, at 3 pm, "Chat With The Chief" on Facebook. Online chat with Police Chief Talbot. Go to the Norristown Police Department Facebook page at this link to join in. You must be a member of Facebook to participate, but you should be able to at least read the discussion even if you aren't.

Saturday, 8 am at the Norristown Public Library (Swede and Powell). Advocates Against Hunger Free Produce Distribution. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Norristown. If you can help out on this event, please contact Dave Beach at

Saturday from 9 am-1 pm at Stewart Middle School (1315 W Marshall). The Stewart PFC is hosting a Flea Market. If you want to be a vendor, it's $20 a space and $25 for a space and table. Contact Becky Kinsey at 484-571-1556 or

Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm at the Centre Theatre (208 Dekalb). The Norristown Project is looking for volunteers to assist with a clean up project indoors at the Theatre. TNP is looking for individuals to assist with clearing large/small items and general cleaning (floors, walls, windows, etc.) For more information or to RSVP, email

Saturday, noon-5 pm, Parking lot on Dekalb between Airy and Marshall. Save-A-Life Tour. Music by Glorify, Romans Road, Descendants of Noah. Free admission, food and beverages. Info at this link

Saturday, 7-10 pm, Candlelight Tours at Selma Mansion (1301 W Airy St). This year the Norristown Preservation Society has split their Ghost Tours into 2 events--this week, for those who aren't into Halloween Haunted Houses but who love a good ghost story, here's a tour for you. Living history guides will lead you through a quiet Selma Mansion by candlelight, telling tales of Selma's rich history, its residents, and of course, its ghosts. Tours will run continuously--just stop by anytime between 7 and 10 pm. Adults $5; children 5-12, seniors and veterans $3. Proceeds benefit the Selma Mansion restoration fund. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. (The other tour will be next week. See below.)

Sunday, 2 pm at the  Historical Society of Montgomery County (1654 Deklab).  Paul Breon presents A Hundred Necessary Rules of Conduct for Children. Light refreshments will be served at 2 pm followed by the presentation at 2:30 pm. Mr. Breon will discuss his new book which is based on an article originally written by Christopher Dock, the Mennonite schoolmaster who taught in the Skippack area. Christopher Saur of Germantown published Dock's Hundert Noethige Sitten-Regeln für Kinder – A Hundred Necessary Rules of Conduct for Children - in 1764. Information, call 610-272-0297.

Monday, 5:30-7:30 pm at Montco OIC. This week's FREE computer class topic will be "Learn To Search." New topics will be discussed each week featuring hands-on learning and instruction. Each class is limited to 16 attendees or you may bring your own laptop. Evening classes are held on Mondays and afternoon classes will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays. To register for one or all classes, please call 610-279-9700 or email

Tuesday at 6:30 pm, Council Workshop at Municipal Hall. No agenda yet.

For those who DO like Haunted Houses, don't miss the Haunted Mansion Ghost Tours at Selma Mansion next Friday, October 23, 8-midnight. Selma will be decked out for Halloween and ghouls will lurk in its halls. Last year's tours were voted 2nd Best Family Event in Montgomery County (2nd only to Riverfest). More info in next Friday's Diary.

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