Friday, April 29, 2016

Events For The Coming Week

Check out this week's events that are for or about kids ~ the new YOUTH Dragon Boat Team, a Young Moms' Summit, a New Child Care Center, a fundraiser for the Music Program at Hancock Elementary, etc. Lots of folks helping to improve the quality of life for our kids.

Saturday, April 30, 8:30 am-3 pm at 329 E. Main, Norristown. Growing Into Your Future (Young Moms Summit). Topics include financial aid, resume writing, and credit development. Give-a-ways and door prizes. Free Registration. Presented by Motivating Young Moms. Featured Guest Speaker: Janice Coleman.

Also Saturday, 9 am-3 pm at Norristown High School, Montgomery County Household Hazardous Waste Collection. Enter from North Whitehall Road to 1900 Eagle Drive. Box up old household chemicals. This event will be held rain or shine.

Also Saturday, 9 am-2 pm at 1246 W Main, Prestige Play and Learn Open House. New Child Care Center Open House.

Also Saturday, 10 am-2 pm at Logan Square Center, 1846 Markley, in front of Matt Bradford's office, AARP Pennsylvania Shred Event. Free shredding of sensitive documents. This event is free and open to the public, no registration is required.

Sunday from 10 am to 1 pm at Coffee Talk, 507 W Marshall. Open Mic. $5 donation.

Sunday's the 1st of the month, which means FREE admission to the Elmwood Park Zoo for Norristown residents who present valid photo ID between 2 and 5 pm.

New Youth Team
Sunday at 3:45 pm in Riverfront Park (1 Haws Avenue) ~ Dragon Boat Team practice. All interested adults and youth welcome. New Youth Team will race for the first time on June 4th. Still looking for more members of Youth Team. This is a great sport for kids. Safety equipment provided. Email for more information or just come out to the park during practice.

Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Council Meeting at Municipal Hall. No agenda yet.

Wednesday, 7 pm to 8:30 pm at the Human Services Center, 1430 DeKalb, 1st Floor. The Montgomery County Advisory Council of The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) will hold a Community Meeting. Meet the members of your Advisory Council to the PHRC. Find out what the PHRC can do for you if you have experienced discrimination in education, employment, housing and public accommodations.

Next Saturday, May 7 from 9 am to noon, New Horizons team is coordinating a Town-wide Clean Up Day. Rain or Shine.  Help us help you beautify your community. Volunteer to join our group or organize your own group. Supplies, food & drink will be provided to all volunteers, for more details, please email by April 18th. Call Kristi DiLorenzo for information at 610-270-0470.

Remember that the Pairings Photography Exhibit at the Historical Society runs now through August 31. Mondays, Thursdays from 10 am to 5 pm. Tuesdays, Wednesdays - 1 pm-8 pm. Call for Saturday exhibit dates and times. Free and open to the public. Call for info 6102720297 or email

Every Tuesday evening in May beginning May 10 from 6 to 8 pm, the Historical Society of Montgomery County (1654 Dekalb) will host Introductory Genealogy classes. $40 for the series for non-members, $10 for members. Register at this link or call 610-272-0297.

Hancock Elementary's music teacher is running a fundraiser to start a ukulele program for her kids. Music ed has been proven to help kids with all their studies and improve test scores. Ukuleles are great for small kids, and you know most of our parents in N-town can't afford instruments or lessons. This is a great project. For more info and to donate, go to this link.

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