Friday, December 11, 2015

Events Galore (and Santa's Still Here!)

Lots to do this coming week in Norristown. Remember, today is the last day to drop off gifts for the Santa Express at Municipal Hall before 4 pm. Info at 

Today, Friday, Dec 11, from 2-7 pm at Hancock Fire Hall (820 W Airy), American Red Cross Blood Drive. Appointments are preferred. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or sign up online at Enter code: hancock.

Also today, 4-7:30 pm, Montgomery County OIC (1101 Arch St, 2nd Floor) will hold their winter Open House. Learn more about OIC and their programs. For more information, call 610-279-9700 or visit

Tonight at 7:30 pm, "Black Nativity" continues at Theatre Horizon (401 Dekalb). This is the LAST WEEKEND. The show features the writings of Langston Hughes and West African and modern dance. Shows this weekend on Saturday (3 and 8 pm), Sunday (3 pm). Go to this link to see the schedule. For the box office call 610-283-2230 ext 1 or email

Tonight at 8 pm at Coffee Talk Artists Co-op, 507 W Marshall, Show in the Holidays Spirit, concert featuring Annabelle Wood. Donations welcome.

Saturday 8 pm at August Moon, Second Saturday Jazz with the George Weldon Quintet. Swing music and standards from Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Duke Ellington, the Gershwins and more. Entertainment fee $10. 2 drink minimum. Doors open at 7:30 pm.

Sunday from 12-6 pm at Almaz Cafe (24 W Main), Single Parent Foundation Annual Fundraiser. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the door.

Sunday at 4 pm at Coffee Talk (507 W Marshall). A Pollyanna "gift exchange with surprises." Donation $10. Open stage for musicians, pictures with Santa, concert at 7 pm with Cordilia Arcay and Matt Asti - jazz. For info, go to this link.

Monday the 14th is the deadline for donations to the Montgomery County Commerce Department Holiday Drive. They're currently collecting donations of toys, clothing, and books for children ages 1-13. Donations can be made at Career Development Center, 1st Floor, Human Service Building, 1430 Dekalb St. Contact Josette Walton at 610-278-5947

Monday through Wednesday, 6-7:30 pm in Eisenhower Middle School's gym, registration of winter baseball camp for kids ages 6-8 and 9-12. Learn or improve the skills of bunting, fielding, hitting and stealing. You will need a glove and sneakers, all participants will receive a T-Shirt. Limit 25 participants in each age group. Camp will take place on Mondays beginning January 4th. Ages 6-8: 6:10-6:50 pm, and ages 9-12: 7-7:45 pm. $25 per player  Make checks payable to "NLL". For further info, call 610-270-0467

Every Tuesday this month from 10 am-2 pm at CADCOM (113 E Main) Certified Application Counselor in CADCOM office for walk-in visits to apply for health insurance. Please bring proof of income and ID. For info, contact Heather Lewis, 610-277-6363, or
Tuesday at 6:30 pm at Municipal Hall, Council Workshop. No agenda yet.

Next Friday, Dec 18th, 8-11 am in the Main Floor Lobby of Human Service Center (1430 Dekalb St) is the Nurse Family Partnership Bake Sale. All proceeds benefit our volunteer photographer so she can continue to take pictures of the NFP babies for free of charge.

Next weekend, ACPPA's "Norristown Nutcracker" will take place Friday at 7 pm and Saturday at 2 pm, oddly enough not in Norristown, but at East Norriton Middle School. Tickets at this link

Next weekend, Theatre Horizon presents "The Santaland Diaries"--3 days only--Friday, the 18th at 8 pm, Saturday the 19th at 8 pm and Sunday the 20th at 2 pm. Tickets $25-32.

Pajama Drive for the Holidays, sponsored by Vance Community Partners and Strategic Wear. Bring your donations of new cozy pajamas for infants, toddlers, teens and adults to Vance Center, 212 Cherry St. For info, contact Jill Adelman 610-277-9125 ext 307 or

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