Friday, December 4, 2015

Santa Comes To N-Town, More Than Once

Tonight, Friday, Dec 4, from 5-7 pm is the annual tree lighting at Elmwood Park Zoo. This is a FREE event. Santa Claus will make an appearance to bring his reindeer-in-training to the zoo for the winter. Photos with the reindeer, $5 each. For info, contact Guest Services at 610-277-3825 x222.

Also tonight at 5:30 pm at the Centre Theater, the Centre Theater Music School will present their Winter Concert. Information at this link. Admission is free. Donations accepted. Please reserve tickets at this link.

Also tonight at 7:30 pm, "Black Nativity" continues at Theatre Horizon (401 Dekalb), featuring the writings of Langston Hughes and West African and modern dance. Shows this week also on Saturday (3 and 8 pm), Sunday (3 pm), Thursday at 7:30 pm. The show has been extended through December 13 (only 2 more weeks). 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 starting at 6 pm at Riverfront Park (1 Haws Ave): Winter Wonderland 2015. While you wait for Santa to arrive by Dragon Boat, drink hot cocoa and coffee, sing carols, munch cookies. FREE event. The park will be decked out with lights for the holiday.

Sunday from 10 am-1 pm, Open Mic at Coffee Talk (507 W Marshall). $5 admission.

Sunday after 2 pm, Elmwood Park Zoo, FREE admission to Norristown Borough residents. Adults must show photo ID as proof of residency. Children must be accompanied by a Borough resident. Non-residents will be charged normal admission rates. For more information, contact Guest Services at 800-652-4143 x222.

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, 6:30 pm, Third District Town Hall Meeting at Norristown Library to meet the new 3rd District councilwoman, Valerie Scott Cooper.

Also Tuesday at 7 pm at Municipal Hall, Planning Commission Meeting. No agenda posted yet.

The Wednesday Matinee (1-3 pm) at the Norristown Library (Powell and Swede) this week will be White Christmas.

Next 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 next Friday, 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

Also next Friday, 6:30-8 pm, Greater Norristown PAL (Harding Blvd). Family Holiday Carnival co-sponsored by GNPAL and Norristown Recreation. For ages 4-12. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Games, crafts, music, give-aways, prizes, food, photos with Santa. Number of participants is limited, so registration is REQUIRED by today, Friday Dec 4. To register - or call 610-278-8040. 

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