Friday, April 15, 2016

COMIC FEST, and Much More

BIG day at the library tomorrow ~ Norristown's first Comic Fest. Go check it out. And there's a huge variety of other activities all week long.

Saturday, April 16, 10 am to 3 pm at the Montgomery Count-Norristown Public Library at 1001 Powell--Comic Fest. A whole day of activities and fun. FREE. Dress as your favorite character, meet local artists and publishers, attend workshops and panels, and much more. For more information visit our webpage

Saturday, 2-4 pm at ACPPA (506 Haws Ave), Spring Tea Party for mothers and daughters. Everyone who attends will enjoy a variety of teas, cookies, and of course, tea sandwiches. Decorate the tables and hats! $15 per child, no fee for accompanying adults. Register at this link.

Saturday, 7 pm at Montgomery Cemetery at 1 Hartranft St. Local Boy Scouts will hold a flag retirement ceremony. Individuals who have flags that are in need of retirement can either bring the flags that evening or drop them off at the Cemetery during the day. The public is invited to take part in the ceremony. For info, contact Barry Rauhauser at 610-272-0297 or 

Sunday at 3:45 pm in Riverfront Park -- Dragon Boat Team practice. All interested adults and youth welcome. New Youth Team will race for the first time on June 4th. Safety equipment provided. Email for more information.

On Monday, ACPPA Community Arts Center (506 Haws Avenue) will start their online auction. It will run until April 24. Go to their website, for details.

Monday, 7 pm at Montgomery County Human Services, 1430 Dekalb. Free home buying basics class sponsored by Genesis Housing. Learn about Realtors, Agreements of Sale, Mortgages, Inspections, Grant and Loan Programs for Homebuyers and more.   

Monday is the deadline for volunteers to register for The Great Norristown Cleanup. Contact Kristi DeLorenzo at 610-270-0470 or  click here to email.

Tuesday, 6:30 pm at Municipal Hall, Council Workshop meeting, followed by a Public Hearing on Zoning at 7:30 pm. No agenda is posted and still no word what the zoning amendment is about. In my opinion, Council ought to announce the change at this meeting and vote on it at the next meeting, to at least give some semblence of real public notice.

Next Friday, April 22, 6-9 pm at First Presbyterian Church (Airy and Dekalb).  Spring Game Night. Game night for 6-14 year-olds. $10 to register.

Next Friday starting at 7 pm (doors open at 6:30), Family Bingo Night at Stewart Middle School Cafeteria. $15 per family includes bingo book of 12 games and one raffle ticket. Refreshments available for purchase.

Next Saturday, April 23,  11 am-5 pm at Selma Mansion, 1301 W Airy, the Norristown Preservation Society presents SELMA MANSION: Most Haunted. Special guest Jason Love, famous Scottish paranormalist and demonologist will lead investigations, talks, and discuss haunted objects. $10 at the door. Come for a hour or 2 or all day. All proceeds go toward the restoration of Selma Mansion. For information, call 610-597-3619.

Also next Saturday, 11 am to 2 pm at Norristown Public Library (Powell and Swede). Learn about Social Security history, benefits, and how to make the best decisions for you.

Also next Saturday, 1-5 pm at Riverfront Park (1 Haws Ave) -- Earth Day in Norristown. Join The Norristown Project for their annual Earth Day cleanup and beautification project in Norristown. This year's project is in partnership with SlyFox SRT Spreekend, Schuylkill River Heritage Area, ShirtCitizen, PennDOT and Keep PA Beautiful. Volunteers are needed to clean the park, river bank and bike trail. To RSVP, email

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