Friday, November 13, 2015

Bazaar, Theater, Health, Arts, Roundtable Talk and More

Tonight (Nov 13) from 5-8:30 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm, St. Patrick's Church (Dekalb and Chestnut), will have their Christmas Festival of Lights Bazaar in the basement of the church. Kids can visit with Santa and play children's games. Baked goods, tombola, silent auction, basket raffles, jewelry, baby booth, gifts, etc., plus delicious hot food that will include the Davis family's famous soul food (chicken, mac and cheese, green beans, etc.), roast beef and other sandwiches, soups, authentic Mexican tostadas, posole, tacos and more.

Also tonight at 7:30 pm, Theatre Horizon (401 Dekalb) continues their run of "Black Nativity," featuring the writings of Langstan Hughes and West African and modern dance. Shows this week also on Saturday, Sunday and Thursday. The show has been extended through December 13. FREE TICKETS AVAILABLE for Norristown residents. Go to this link to see the schedule. For free tickets, call 610-283-2230 ext 1. For info, email

Saturday from 9 am to noon at Municipal Hall, 1st floor Conference Room, Norristown 2016 Budget Workshop. Open to the public.

Saturday (Nov 14) from 10 am to 1 pm at the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit (2 West Lafayette), Montgomery County Integrated Health and Wellness Fair. Health screenings, massage therapy, snacks, giveaways, crafts, face painting, and more. For info, contact Lauren Cruttenden (215) 504-3900, ext 63860 or

Also Saturday, 11 am-1 pm, at Norristown New Life (3 E Marshall--corner of Swede St.), A November to Remember--Norristown CTC in collaboration with the Phi Beta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha will be giving away warm hats, gloves and socks, as well as hot chocolate. Families will receive a healthy lunch and tips for making healthy meals and seasonal wraps.

Saturday night, 8-11 pm at August Moon (300 E Main), Second Saturday Jazz presents The Rhenda Fearrington Experience. Sets starting on each hour. 2 drink minimum.

Monday, 5:30-7:30 pm at Centre Theater (208 Dekalb), a roundtable discussion about Norristown's revitalization, hosted by Stan Husky of the Times Herald. The invited officials include Norristown Police Chief Mark Talbot Sr.; NASD Superintendent Janet Samuels; Montco Commissioner Josh Shapiro; Montco Sheriff Russell Bono; Nelly Jimenez-Arevalo from ACLAMO Family Centers; Norristown Municipal Administrator Crandall Jones; the Rev. Gus Puleo; Norristown Council President Sonya Sanders; Norristown Councilman William Caldwell; state Rep. Matt Bradford, D-70th Dist.; Kirklyn Berry, of Norristown Men of Excellence; and Shae Ashe, the founder of the Norristown Project.

Tuesday, 6:30 pm. Council Workshop meeting. The Council meetings aren't listed on the town calendar anymore--not sure why (I suspect that Linda Christian was doing that part and maybe our new president hasn't figured it out yet)--but I did find the meetings in another place on Here's the link for a list of all the November meetings. Agendas will also, supposedly, be posted there, but there's no agenda for the upcoming meeting yet.

Thursday, 6-8 pm at Montgomery County Intermediate Unit (2 W Lafayette), Valley Forge Room C, 1st Floor. Law Enforcement Explorers Program Open House. Open to teens aged 14-20 who are interested in a career in law enforcement and who maintain acceptable grades. For info, contact Captain Rich Clowser, Norristown Police Department, 610-270-0496,

Next Saturday (Nov 21) at 8 pm at ACPPA Community Arts Center (506 Haws Ave), come see "Naughty Nutcracker," a satirical burlesque show exploring what really happens in Drosselmeyer's magic box once everybody falls asleep. More silly than sexy, Naughty Nutcracker is a variety show of dance, music, trivia, and fairytales like you've never seen or heard before. For the 18 and up crowd. Doors open at 8:00pm, show starts at 8:30pm. Admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Purchase tickets at  Food, drink mixers (byob), and swag will be available for purchase before, during, and after the performance. All proceeds support the arts in Norristown!

From now to January 31st, you can get help with Health Insurance Open Enrollment at Norristown Regional Health Center, 1401 Dekalb. If signing up or making changes to Health Insurance, please bring the following: your username and password (if you already have a Marketplace account), proof of household income, ID and SS cards, legal immigrant docs, employers coverage info.

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